The festivites are over. The lights are down. Whether we like it or not, Winter Is Coming. \nHere are just a few inexpensive things you can do to help avoid the post-holiday blues.\n\nCozy up in an oversized sweater, add some fuzzy socks and a good book.\nIncrease the humidity in your home \nWarm up your living space with scented candles, fauz-furry throw pillows and sofa throws.\nWrite an actual letter. On paper. With a pen.\nLimit the tempting carb-rich snacks.\nCrank up some music and dance.\nStay hydrated inside and out.\nCreate something! \n\nGet some sun everyday if you can, if not, invest in a light therapy lamp.\nTake a long, luxurious bath with your favorite Island Thyme Soap.\nInduge with an occasional cup of hot chocolate.\n\n"Hot chocolate is like a hug from the inside" ~ Unknown\nIf you really want to pamper yourself, the key to really good hot choclate is to skip the powder in the pouch or box and start with some really good quality chocolate. Look for between 60%-70% cocoa, like Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate 70% , or Lindt 70% Cocoa EXCELLENCE and coarsely chop it up for your recipe.\nWe tried several hot chocolate recipes on the Internet and really enjoyed this one.