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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

‘Tis the season for PSLs and Gingerbread Latte’s! But if you’re not in the mood to venture outside to your local coffeeshop, look no further than your own pantry! This easy-to-make slow cooker recipe has a cozy Sunday situation written all over it! Check out all the deliciousness from one of our favorite food blogger, The Cookie Rookie!

From The Cookie Rookie… We all need easy recipes in our life, and we certainly all need caffeine…so this recipe is holiday perfection. Top it with a sweet little gingerbread cookie and you’re truly in business. 

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
5 Hour/s
total time
5 Hour/s 5 Minute/s
Serves 6Ingredients
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • pinch cloves
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 3½ cups strongly brewed coffee or espresso
  • whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, caramel sauce, and gingerbread cookies for garnish (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients to a large slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 3 hours or until heated through. Monitor to make sure it doesn't boil.
  3. Turn slow cooker to warm setting and cook for another 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir again right before serving and taste.
  5. Dip rims of cups in caramel sauce and then in graham cracker crumbs to create the look above (optional). Top with fresh whipped cream and caramel syrup if desired. For extra fun, top with gingerbread cookies.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe: The Cookie Rookie

Rifle Paper Inspired Shower

Not only is this shower from 100 Layer Cakelet a study in amazing outdoor feting but it’s inspired by one of the prettiest paper studios around. From the desserts to the favors, the table decor and the faux tattoos too; this is a party infused with that signature Rifle Paper Co. flair. Hand crafted by Miss Multee + Layered Vintage along with photography by Michelle Kim, there’s so much more right here!

From 100 Layer Cakelete… This shower, ladies, has to be one for the pinterest boards. Tina of Miss Multee pulled out all the stops to host this Rifle Paper-inspired shower for her good friends. She called in the talents of some of our favorite industry vendors and created this insanely detailed backyard shower full of floral details and a little bohemian sparkle.

He friends kept the sex of their baby a surprise so she used a color palette mixed whites, peaches, greens, and periwinkle blues, with a sprinkle of black to to represent the boy side.

Photography: Michelle Kim Photography | Invitations: Minted | Calligraphy And Signage: Miss Multee | Design And Planning: Miss Multee | Dessert Bar: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Floral Design And Styling: Layered Vintage | Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals | Laser Cutting: Nic. Roc. Designs | Organic Ice Cream: Sweet Lucie's | Originally Published On: 100 Layer Cakelete | Tabletop: The Hostess Haven

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DIY Copper-Dipped Candles

Copper dipped anything is my jam; especially if it’s a DIY that costs mere dollars. This ikea hack spotted on Lark & Linen and crafted by Sugar And Bash can easily be turned into a hostess gift or twinkling home decor; you’re pick! I say dip all the things in copper. Who’s with me?


Candles in Glass Jars (I got mine from Ikea)
Copper Spray Paint
Chalkboard Spray Paint (for a super matte finish)
Cream Colored Spray Paint
Gold Liquid Gilding
Dotting Tool
Painter’s Tape


step-1 First off, I LOVED these candles for this DIY project, so if you can get your hands on them it’s a good idea. If you wiggle the candle around, the entire thing will pop out! I was able to remove the candles from the glass jars prior to painting, which simplified the process. If yours don’t come out as easily, just cover the wax in painter’s tape to protect it from the spray paint.

step-2 Using the cream spray paint, slowly rotate your candle and evenly spray every side in thin even coats. Repeat the process a few times so no glass peeks through.

step-3 Once the base coat has dried, use the painter’s tape to cover the top half of the candle (this portion will of course stay as your base color once complete)

step-4 Flip your candle over and spray paint the bottom half with the copper. This should only take one, maybe two coats.

step-5Once dry, remove the painter’s tape and use the dotting tool and gold liquid gilding to make your snowflakes! Simply dip the tool in the gold and dot away.

step-6 Repeat with remaining colors, playing with chalkboard paint, dipping the bottom portion in the gold gilding… the works!

Photography: Sugar And Bash | Design And Styling: Sugar And Bash | Source: Lark & Linen