Tasty Tuesdays: Mint White Hot Chocolate

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If you are looking for ways to spice up your hot chocolate, I suggest that you try the Mint Hot Chocolate that I found on The Gracious Wife‘s Blog.

I’ve tried it, and I absolutely love it!

Mint Hot Chocolate:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: A few drops of food coloring
  • Marshmallows for topping
  1. In a large pot, add milk and half-and-half, and heat over medium heat until steam-y but not boiling.
  2. Stir in the white chocolate chips. Continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is creamy.
  3. Stir in food coloring and extracts. Stir until smooth. Serve warm.
 Why don’t you try it and let me know what you think? Do you have any other ideas for spicing up your hot chocolate?
Comment below……
until next time….
Ra Caiya
Fashionably Educated Mom

My Social Media Accounts

Hey everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week. My coworkers and our students are ready for our Christmas Break 🙂

I wanted to take this time to share with you all my Social Media accounts. I will be having another giveaway soon, so keeping current on my accounts is the one of the best ways. Also, I am one these accounts more frequently, so you will e able to see what I am up more. You will also get to see my family in action lol.

Snapchat:

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Instagram:

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Facebook:

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I just created my Fashionably Educated Mom page on Facebook last week.

Twitter:

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For collaborations and other business inquiries,  you may also contact me at:

fashionablyeducatedmom@gmail.com

until nest time…..

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

Women’s Style Wednesdays: Finding the Perfect Winter Coat

For most of my readers, if isn’t cold where you are, it will be shortly. I’ve noticed that my coat is getting tighter around my shoulders so I am in search for a new one. I started thinking about what style would work well for my body frame (I’m 5’9 with a slender builder) and it prompted this new post.

Below are some tips and suggestions on how to pick the best coat for your body type along with some selections you can purchase now (or put on your Christmas list for Santa 😉

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Tall:

If you have a taller frame, I suggest picking a coat that is long. Try to avoid roomy, loose, and hips length coats because the cut is overwhelming paired with a tall frame. Colored and cropped coats work well because the colors help to break up the tall frame.

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Michael Kors Faux Fur Trim Coat

Petite:

For petite women, try to avoid coats that are long because they will “swallow” you. Try to look for one with a bright color; because it will make your body appear longer, even though black is a practical color. A Pea coat with a decorative belt would work great for a petite woman because it will keep you warm and the belt will create a silhouette.

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Micheal Kors Coat

Full Figured:

Choosing the right coat will depend a lot on your body shape, but try to go for coats that will extend past the thickest part of your hips and thighs. This will help to avoid widening your body frame.

Click here for more tips and suggestions

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This jacket is from Dillards. Click here for more details.

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Gallery Plus Silk Look Coat

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

 

Trendy Toddler Tuesdays: The Children’s Place

I love shopping,especially for my kiddos. Since they are constantly growing, I have to search for great pieces that are stylish yet affordable. One of my go-to stores for my kids is The Children’s Place.

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The Children’s Place….

Has awesome clothes for babies to early elementary school age kids. The clothes are cute and very affordable. Below are a few of my favorite pieces I found on their website:

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Baby Girls Short Sleeve Dress

This piece is so cute and would be cute for mommy & me date 🙂

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Baby Boy’s Long Sleeve Sleeper

Youngest son Davon had this sleeper. He and my older son Xavier LOVE TMNT.

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Girl’s Jean jacket

You can never go wrong with a stylish jean jacket.

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Boys Vest and Blazer

These two are adorable! I’m loving the casual look on the boy on the left. The vest works well with this outfit. The suit is great for Church or Easter. Pair the Jacket with some jeans for a more casual look.

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I am always a happy customer when I leave The Children’s Place. The store in my city has experienced sales representatives and I can always find what I am looking for.

Do you have any children stores that you like? Comment below

xoxo

Ra Caiya

fashionably Educated Mom

Note: I am not Sponsor nor am I being compensated by The Children’s Place. I like their store and thought that I would share my experience with my followers. 

Tasty Tuesdays: Eggnog with a Twist

This week’s Tasty Tuesdays is all about the Eggnog. I know this is a drink that can be a hit or a miss with people. I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan when I was younger, but not I can’t get enough of it lol.

I found some cool eggnog recipes…with a little twist.

Hope you try them out for yourself 🙂

Peppermint Eggnog

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons more sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 12 peppermint candy canes, broken into pieces
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Peppermint sticks, for garnish
  1. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and the extracts in large saucepan over medium-low heat until combined. Pour in milk in a slow, steady stream, whisking until fully incorporated. Raise heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 30 to 35 minutes.

  2. Pour milk mixture through a fine sieve into a medium bowl. Set bowl in ice-water bath; let mixture cool completely. Transfer custard to an airtight container, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

  3. Process candy canes in a food processor until finely crushed. Sift in a strainer to discard dust. Transfer to a shallow dish.

  4. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Let cool 5 minutes. Dip rim of each cup into melted chocolate, then crushed peppermint. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove custard from refrigerator; set aside. Put cream into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into cold custard until combined. Fill cups with eggnog. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint, and garnish with peppermint sticks; serve.

Eggnog with Irish Creme

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12 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups half-and-half
4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups chilled strongly brewed coffee
3 cups Irish cream liqueur
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups whipping cream
Garnishes: additional whipped cream, thin chocolate mints

1. Gradually add sugar to eggs in a large glass mixing bowl, whisking until blended. Set aside.

2.Stir together half-and-half, milk, and salt in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or just until mixture begins to bubble around edges of pan. (Do not boil.)

3. Gradually stir half of hot milk mixture into egg mixture. Stir egg mixture into remaining hot milk mixture in Dutch oven.

4. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture slightly thickens and a thermometer registers 160° (about 25 to 30 minutes). Remove from heat, and stir 1 minute. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a serving bowl. Stir in coffee, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla; let cool 1 hour. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

5. Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into chilled eggnog, and garnish, if desired.

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I have to add that I love these recipes, but I also keep a bottle of store bought eggnog on hand for those days I don’t want to make it from scratch. I also keep some tasty treat on deck to add as well. I like to add:

  • Vanilla
  • Nutmeg
  • Dark liquor (rum is  quite tasty)

 

Hope you enjoyed….

until next time!

xoxo

Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

Men’s Style Monday: Holiday Outfits

Hello everyone!

18 more days until Christmas!!!!!! Whoohoo!

In my last post I talked about different Holiday outfits for women. In this post I figured I would give some men some ideas for upcoming events that they may be attending. Since I will be hosting my Holiday party soon, I should give my husband some ideas 🙂

I loved all of these outfits and my husband did as well.

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Plaid:

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Maroon:

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The Black Suit:

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Green with envy:

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The Casual Look:

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Cute Sweaters:

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My favorite is the first one (with the plaid pants). I don’t know why, but I’m loving the pants. My hubby thought the last photo (the sweater) was nice. I can see him wearing that on a day to day basis at his job. This is more of his style and his students are always complimenting him on his outfits.

So do you have a favorite? Are you and your significant other doing anything special that requires you to dress up?

Comment below

xoxo

Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

What’s in my purse…

Hi everyone! I have seen these type of posts around in the blogging world and the Youtube world as well. I thought that I would give it whirl. I normally carry a large purse, because I have a lot of things to tote around (especially with two boys and a niece).

side note: My purse is always neat; that’s just the type of person I am. It does get a little messy, but I am always trying to clean it out.

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The  blue and white polka dot glass case is from the Dollar General. I only paid $3 for it. The glasses that I keep in there are from Ross ($8).

My studded fringed wallet and purse are from forever 21. I love the style but  am currently looking for a wallet can can hold more. Unfortunately, they are no longer available.

I keep a fan with me for those hot days. I also purchased this from the Dollar General.

The leopard bag hold varies things such as medicine, lotion, pens, etc.

I have to have gum or mints with me at all times!

I am a mommy, so I always find items that belong to my kiddos in my purse. That’s why you see a diaper, fruit snacks, and toys within my goodies. Sometimes, I don’t want to carry another bag, so I stick their things in my purse.

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Last but not least, I keep my planners with me as well. Yes planners- more than one. I try to be as organized as possible so these planners help me a great deal. The large black one is used for everyday life (appointments, events,to-do list,etc) and the small gold one is for my blog.

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So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed this post. So what do you keep in your purse. Comment below!!!!

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

What’s in my makeup bag?

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Hey everyone!! I am back with another post. I hope everyone has been enjoying their week so far.

Today’s post is about all the essentials that I have in my makeup bag.  This is the makeup bag that I carry in my purse on a daily basis. Not only do I carry my makeup essentials in here, I also have non-makeup necessities as well.

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A great chap-stick is important to have especially during the winter. I have been using Carmax. I must admit I like the tingling sensation (it makes me feel like its working lol).

Along with a great chap-stick, a great hand lotion is also important! I am using the esos hand lotion that I purchased at Target.

I keep hand sanitizer in there too. I have to keep my hands clean and working with kids, that is a must.

I have Powder in here because I am very oily. I have to powder throughout the day.  This one is from Mac Cosmetics.

My eyes get dry often, so I keep some eyedrops with me. Rohto Ice is awesome.

I have body spray with me for days that I forget to put some on at home. Currently, I am using Country Chic from Bath and Body Works.

I received an eye-shadow kit from AVON that I keep with me. It’s great for my bag because the colors are neutral.

I got mini Makeup Forever Lipstick (Rouge), mascara, and eye liner from Sephora. They are great for keeping in my bag for those days I am running late.

I Keep Covergirl Queen Collection Ligloss (Spiced Latte) along with Milani Lipstick and lipliner in my bag too.

Lastly, I keep Q-tips, nail file, nail clippers, pencil sharpener, and Shout Wipes with me.

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What do you all keep in your makeup bags? Comment below.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

OOTD: leopard and red

Hey guys!!!! I’m back with another OOTD post. These past few weeks have been extremely busy and stressful so I haven’t had the time to post as much as I would have liked to.

These boots are becoming my go-to shoe. I love them because they are comfortable and stylish. I need to get some more in different colors.

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Jeans: Target

Shoes: JustFab

Shirt: Target

Scarf: Wetseal but I like this one here

XOXO

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Tasty Tuesdays: Kashmir Indian Resturant

Hey everyone! I am back with another Tasty Tuesday! This weeks spotlight is one of my FAVORITE restaurants named Kashmir.

Kashmir is a family owned Indian restaurant located in the Highlands area of Louisville, KY. The location is prefect because it’s surrounded by numerous coffee shops, clothing stores, and other International restaurants. The building is a small renovated house with great seating inside and out. When the weather is warm, My family and I love to sit outside on the patio and people watch while we eat.

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The food is amazing! The family uses their own recipes to create these wonderful and delicious meals. Their menu is catered to everyone, especially vegetarians.My favorite is the Chicken Jafrazel. I also enjoy the Meat Samosas as an appetizer.

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The customer service and atmosphere is perfect for family outings. I take my family as often as we can. If we can’t make it, we also order take out. I highly recommend you try this restaurant is you are ever in the Highlands area. You will not regret it!

For more information, check out their Facebook Page: Kashmir

http://www.kashmirlouisville.com

XOXO

Ra Caiya

Fashinablyeducatedmom