Easy to Make Christmas Saltine Bark + Holiday Party Favor DIY

Can you believe we are less than four days away from Christmas! My Christmas shopping is done, and now I am doing some last-minute DIY for all of our Christmas celebrations we are attending this week. If you saw my Snapchat yesterday, then you might have gotten a little sneak peek at today’s post. One thing I love about Christmas is all the goodies! So today I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas treat recipe and a fun simple way to package it  for the perfect party favor or hostess gift for all of your holiday celebration. This easy to make Christmas Saltine Bark will be a hit with all your friends, family, and party guest this year! And the best part is it is super easy to make!

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6 Pinterest Worthy Healthy Holiday Treats

Pinterest Worthy Healthy Holiday Treats

TGIF everyone! This weekend is a fun filled week, and I am so excited to be spending it with my hubs who is off this week. He turns 29 next week so we are celebrating his birthday this Sunday with family. TopGolf is graciously hosting us that day, and it’s the hub’s favorite place so of course he’s excited! Now if you don’t know about my family, well we celebrate a lot more than Christmas this time of year, in addition to my husband’s birthday, my brother’s and Aunt’s birthday is the day after Christmas, my cousin’s birthday is on Christmas day, and my sister in law is on the 30th. So we do this time of year big, and that also means a lot of celebrating and eating. So today I wanted to share my favorite Pinterest worthy holiday treats that will definitely make your mouth water! Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? 😉

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The Best of 2015 – A recap of my First Year Blogging

The Best of 2015

I can’t believe it’s already 2016. 2015 flew by and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the blessing we received. It was a year of ups and downs, but overall I wouldn’t change it one bit because through all life’s challenges I have grown so much and become a better person because of it. This year I became a mom. We welcomed our wonderful son Jayden into the world on January 19, 2015. I never knew how much I could love something until he came into this world. It scared me how much I loved him, I would die for him. protect him with all my being, and I would go to the moon and back just to give him the world. He was my inspiration this year, and because of him I became a better blogger. Because of him I was able to step back from my full time career to focus on being a mother and it also allowed me to pursue blogging. I’ve blogged about being a mother, fitness, fashion, and photography. So if you have followed along or have just started here are my favorite posts of the year. Continue reading

Gluten Free Frosted Raspberry Protein Muffins


  What if I told you the frosting was fat free and protein packed? Yes you can have your frosting and eat it too! Less than 70 calories a muffin and with 9 grams of protein This is a great morning snack to kick start your day! In less than 6 easy steps you can make this delicious treat.


3 scoops or whey isolate of choice
1/2 cup rice flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup granulated stevia
4 egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup fresh raspberries, halved


2 scoops vanilla whey isolate of choice
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbs of vanilla extract
1/3 cup fat-free cream cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
3. Combine all cupcake ingredients except the raspberries into a food processor and mix together until smooth. Gently fold in the raspberries and mix together until smooth.
4. Evenly pour into each of the muffin cups and put in oven for approximately 12-15 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and tops are firm. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.
5. Prepare the frosting by combining ingredients into food processor (or by hand) and blend or mix until smooth. Put in piping bag (if you have one) and place in the fridge to firm up.
6. Squeeze frosting from the piping bag (or simply use a knife or spoon to spread) onto the tops of each of the cooled muffins.


<3 Dawn

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