A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

Hot cocoa stir sticks

Hot cocoa stir sticks


For a simple yet festive holiday gift we made some hot chocolate stir sticks. You can make them a variety of different ways depending on your favorite flavor profile. Since we were making them for a variety of children and teenagers we wanted to make ours pretty basic (read: hopefully all of my nieces and nephew will like them)



  • Melt 8 oz of good chocolate either in the microwave or on the stove. If you are making these with a child make certain to pour the hot melted chocolate into a cool bowl before you start dipping.

  • Take your wooden spoons and dip them into the melted chocolate. Coat heavily.

  • Before the chocolate cools sprinkle the chocolate covered spoons with your favorite toppings. This could be shaved chocolate (like we used) crushed peppermint or mini marshmallows to just name a few.

  • Wrap in a cellophane bag tied with a bow and make certain to include a jar of your favorite hot cocoa. If you want to give a more elaborate gift throw in some homemade marshmallows and few special mugs.

These homemade stir sticks are easy to make and just about the perfect gift for anyone special in your life.

O' Christmas tree

O' Christmas tree

Our holiday staycation

Our holiday staycation