I’m sure you all know that we are going to be selling our house soon. We have owned this home for five years and I’ve really loved living here. However, it’s time to move on 😊 As a Realtor I … Continue reading
I have a confession…I’m slightly obsessed with the Shanty 2 Chic website! I just love all of their projects and that they build everything themselves. I’m sure you will hear me reference them in numerous posts. I knew that I … Continue reading
Wow! It’s been two years since I last posted. Life got busy and blogging fell on the back-burner, BUT I’m back!!
So a lot has changed in two years…
First, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Reese, in November 2013. Being a mommy to this sweet, perfect, and crazy little girl is an absolute joy.
Second, we bought a new house! We are currently in the process of doing a complete demo and remodel. I’m going to post about the entire process so I hope you follow along! Here’s a sneak peek of the house before and after. We bought it as a foreclosure so you can imagine the condition it was in.
I’ll also be blogging about some DIY projects, getting our old house ready to sell, baby updates, and whatever else is going on in my crazy life.
When Gerry and I got married two years ago we used sand dollars as our seating cards…I loved how they turned out but I originally planned to use one sand dollar per person. We ended up using one per couple … Continue reading
Yes, you read that title correctly…Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes! I’m sure that I speak for most of you when I say that my absolutely favorite part of fall is consuming as much pumpkin as possible. You can probably imagine my reaction when I found this recipe on Clockwork Lemon…I think my heart literally skipped a beat. I immediately ran to my pantry to see if I had all of the ingredients to make theses delicious treats and of course I was only missing one thing….pumpkin! How does that even happen?!?! Anyway, I made a quick trip to Publix and got to baking.
So here’s the recipe
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp all spice
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cup pumpkin (15 ounce can)
4.5 TBSP instant coffee powder
1/4 cup milk
1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line 24 cupcake tins with muffin papers.
2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time scraping down the bowl after each addition.
4. In another bowl stir together the pumpkin, coffee powder, and milk until combined.
5. With the mixture on low, add one third of the flour mixture into the butter mixture followed by half of the pumpkin mixture. Stir until barely combined and then add another third of the flour mixture followed by the remaining pumpkin mixture. Finish by adding the remaining flour and stir until ingredients are incorporated. Be careful not to over-mix.
6. Divide up the batter between 24 cupcake tins. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack before icing.
7. Ice with whipped vanilla butter cream and top with cinnamon. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce.
The directions on how to make these cupcakes were pretty straight forward. We received a Kitchen Aid mixer for a wedding gift (Thanks Allison!!) and it has made baking a million times easier. If you don’t have a Kitchen Aid mixer I highly suggest purchasing one, you won’t regret it 🙂
Here’s the first batch going into the oven:
How cute of these cupcake liners?!?! I found them at Hobby Lobby last weekend and couldn’t wait to use them. Don’t mind the blue paint on my hand, I was spray painting a vase earlier and I’m obviously not the neatest spray painter around…
While the second batch of cupcakes were cooking I made the buttercream frosting (link to the frosting recipe is listed above). I bought a container of frosting from Publix when I was picking up the pumpkin, but I thought that it tasted too processed/fake. I definitely prefer homemade frosting. Anyway, I mixed some up real quick and then put it in a Ziploc, cut the corner of the bag and started icing the cupcakes.
At this point, I just needed to add the salted caramel on top. I used some store bought Hershey’s Caramel topping and mixed it with a little bit of sea salt. I poured about 1/4 of the jar in a bowl and used a spoon to drizzle the caramel on top. I finished it off with a little bit of cinnamon and they were ready to eat!
I gave two cupcakes to my parents and my mom stored them in the cutest jar ever! I may have to
steal “borrow” this from her 😉
I ended up asking my husband to take these to work so that I wouldn’t eat the entire batch. He came home today and said that they were a big hit!
I hope some of you decide to make these because they are DELISH!! Let me know what you all think of them.
Christmas is right around the corner so I thought that I would do a quick post about a Santa Christmas ornament that I made last year. This project is super easy!! This is what you’re going to need: Supplies: Glass … Continue reading
I must admit this is not my recipe, but it’s so delicious and easy that I had to share it. Gerry and I made this last night for dinner and it was so good! I even had a left over … Continue reading
As promised, this post is going to be about the new kitchen backsplash that Gerry and I just put up a few weeks ago. A little background on our kitchen…Gerry and I remodeled our kitchen as soon as we moved … Continue reading
Hey all! I’m going to do a quick post about my front porch fall decor. My home has a big beautiful front porch which I feel always needs to be decorated with pretty flowers/seasonal decor. On the first day of … Continue reading
Ekk!!! This is my first real post about one of my projects. I’m so excited to share it with you all! Let me start by saying that I LOVE doing home DIY projects…it’s almost therapeutic for me. Weird, I know … Continue reading