Bah Humbug - @silverlininglessons

Merry Christmas, everybody!

My gift to you today is sharing a new thing I wholeheartedly adore.

This loaded tea recipe is so simple, affordable, and beyond delicious!

Huge thanks to my friend for introducing this new venture to me. @silverlininglessons has a bookoo of recipes, so check them out!

They're all so incredibly satisfying to create and beautifully yummy.

This drink is called the "Bah Humbug..." but there's nothing dreary about this guy!


1 tsp 4c berry energy powder
1/4 tsp black tea powder
1/8 tsp Guarana powder
1/4 tsp Starburst blue raspberry drink mix
in 6 oz hot water. 

Pour into a 32 oz tumbler. 

Insert straw. (Pack with ice.)

Coat with 2 oz of aloe vera berry juice.


1/2 tsp Koolaid tropical punch drink mix
1/2 tsp GV blackberry lemonade drink mix
in 8 oz cold water.

Pour over ice and drink up!


Gingerbread House Party

Looking for a fun, different, easy Christmas get-together idea? I was, too!


Let the first annual Gingerbread House party commence!

We’re all about starting traditions.

I used to say “wait until we have kids...” but, I don’t wanna!

I want to enjoy every aspect of life, especially holidays, to the fullest! And by golly, I will.

And, when our sweet baby B’s arrive, they can just join right in!

I love this idea so much, because you can make it creatively festive. It can be set up however you prefer... conveniently without removing anything from their original packaging... or if you're like me, you can arrange a super cute display that will require a little prep and clean up time. 

Either way- still simple and so fun.  

Everyone had a blast! Kids went first. Once they were done, it was the grownups' turn!

There was so much creativity going on at that table, y'all. We were all showcasing some hilarious talent.

I'll admit- while I wanted all kinds of pretty colors and textures, I wanted to think somewhat technically, too. So... off to Google I went. 

Regular frosting seems to work best... and Wheaties don't work that great for the roof! 


Cinnamon Toast Crunch, though... perfect!

One thing I will recommend, take the easy way out on the house. I wanted to see what I could do with graham crackers... and well... I did. And it wasn't pretty!

Premade houses are the way to go. They don't taste great, but do we really eat them anyways? 

Nah, just eat the left-over treats from the decorating!

Twizzlers were fun for fencing around the house... Took some effort, but with some toothpicks, anything is possible!

We'll for sure do this again. Great time with friends and their kids. 

Cute, creative, festive, and fun. 

Perfect for Christmas time, right?!

Christmas Truffles - @laurenslatest

These things are not only beautifully festive... they're delectable! 

They're extremely easy to make and yield about 24-30 truffles.

Perfect for a Christmas party treat. 

1 cup white cake mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp Christmas sprinkles, plus more for decoration
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or vanilla almond bark

In a large bowl, whisk cake mix, flour, and sugar. Stir in melted butter, vanilla, milk, and sprinkles. The mixture should be moist and be able to hold its shape easily when formed. 

Using a cookie scoop, form mixture into even balls and refrigerate 20-30 minutes. 

In the meantime, melt chocolate in a double boiler or slowly in the microwave. Using a fork, drop one of the cake batter truffles into the chocolate and roll around to coat. Tap off the excess gently and transfer to a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Top with more sprinkles if desired.