Essentials To Stay Cozy During WinterFebruary 17, 2016
This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Although I love to spend time outdoors in the Summer, I really enjoy staying warm & cozy indoors during the Winter! There’s something special about cuddling up inside when temps drop lower, the snow accumulates on the ground, and there’s no sunshine in the sky! Today, I’m excited to share with you all the essentials I use to stay cozy indoors in the Winter. By far, my favorite must-have item is a warm, decadent drink! I’m really loving the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods– they let me indulge in a perfectly cozy moment indoors!
I recently received the Starbucks® Cozy Collection! It features all the essentials required to stay cozy during Winter. Here is my Instagram post showing off my Starbucks® package.
Guess what just arrived on my doorstep? This fabulous collection from @starbucks! It's sure to keep me feeling cozy this Winter! That plaid throw is so adorable! And I can't wait to try a #hotcocoa #kcup , those marshmallows and the shortbread cookies! #ad #ic #love #coffee #fun #delicious #cozy #warm #winter #happy
Do you want to know how to stay cozy during Winter? Here are my essentials!
1. Hot Cocoa: Is there any drink more iconic of the indoor comforts of Winter? When the temps drop, I love to cuddle up and stay warm with some Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods! Getting cozy with hot cocoa has never been easier! It’s so convenient to simply pop one of the K-Cup® pods into my Keurig® brewer and enjoy a rich, creamy Starbucks® Hot Cocoa only two minutes later! I love that this rich hot cocoa is made with real cocoa and non-fat milk, so it’s definitely a treat worth indulging in.
There are actually two varieties to choose from! The Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa is a rich, creamy, classic favorite! Made with real cocoa and non-fat milk, the Classic Hot Cocoa has an undeniably delicious, chocolate-y taste every time. The Starbucks® Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa features a beautiful combination of smooth cocoa, natural caramel flavor and a pinch of sea salt. Each cup of this hot cocoa is crafted with real cocoa and non-fat milk for a perfectly balanced sweet chocolate flavor and a savory sea salt note. You can enjoy these drinks as they are or dress them up with your favorite toppings (hello whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup, etc.) Find the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods wherever you buy groceries.
Want to dress up your hot cocoa even more? Here’s a simple recipe to try! Add some maraschino cherry juice to the bottom of your mug. Brew your Starbucks® Classic Hot Cocoa right on top. Add some whipped cream, a sprinkling of cocoa powder and a cherry on top! Deliciously festive!
2. Comfy Throw: I definitely have a thing for throws! I have a few throws in pretty much every room of our house. There’s nothing quite as comforting as cuddling under a warm, cozy throw. I love the throw that comes in the Starbucks® Cozy Collection. Draped over our sofa with some pillows, it makes the sofa very inviting!
3. Favorite Mug: My Starbucks® mug is definitely a must-have item to stay warm & cozy! I love holding it in my hands- the heat from my drink always warms my hands! This mug is part of the Cozy Collection, too!
4. Fireplace / Candles: There’s something really warm and inviting about hanging out by a lit fireplace. Don’t have a fireplace in your home? Don’t worry- just light a bunch of candles! Watching a flickering flame is beautifully calming.
5. Fuzzy Slippers: When the weather gets colder outside, I love to slip into some thick, fuzzy slippers. I recently got these fuzzy slippers that look & feel like boots. They keep my feet & toes so warm- I love them!
6. Hearty Stew: A homemade, hearty soup warms the stomach and the soul! This soup I made features beef and mixed vegetables! After playing outside in the snow with my daughters, I love to heat up a big batch of a hearty stew to warm up!
Now that I’ve shared my essentials to get cozy, are you ready to get cozy this Winter? Be sure to visit the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa site here to enter to win a Cozy Collection of your very own! Each Cozy Collection includes:
- Gorgeous blanket, perfect for cuddling
- A lovely mug to fill with hot cocoa
- Starbucks® Classic and Salted Carmel K-Cup® pods
- Marshmallows, for topping your hot cocoa
- Shortbread cookies, for dipping in your hot cocoa
- $5 Starbucks® Card and exclusive offer on Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K Cup® pods
Enjoying Starbucks® drinks is already a daily routine for so many of us. Enjoy the same decadent, rich flavors you love so much from the comfort of home with the Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods! Treat yourself and enjoy a perfect moment!
Keep up-to-date with the latest news & promotions from Starbucks® on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest. And don’t forget to enter to win a Cozy Collection of your own by visiting the Starbucks® Contest site here!
Now, learn more about Starbucks® Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods and tell me: What is your favorite way to enjoy hot cocoa? How do you stay cozy during Winter?