September 24, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hoping everyone is having a beautiful Saturday morning!
Nothing says welcome Fall like a morning with muffins..not just any muffins but some Pumpkin chocolate chips muffins..yummy!
If it has chocolate in it, how can you go wrong..right?


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour muffin pan or use paper liners.
  2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Now if I only had a Pumpkin Spice Latte to go with it...
I love Fall!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!!

September 20, 2011

Touches of Fall

I have been in the mood for a little fall decorating lately.
It's so hard to go into the stores and see all the pumpkins and flowers and not want to bring some home to add a little color. Do you do this too?? 

It doesn't take much to transform the look of everyday items and make them ready for the season.

This is one corner of my mantel 
By adding a couple fabric pumpkins alongside some old books in red whispers fall to me

A simple white quilt and some fabric pumpkins

Several small pumpkins, candy corn and some dried berries bring fall to a dinner table

I also added a few fall touches outside to welcome our guests
A wreath at the door..

An old wagon base, some mums, pumpkins and a black lantern...welcome!

Do you go all out for fall or do you like subtle touches??
I'm hoping for some cooler weather to blow our way too!!

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments!
Have a blessed day
Linking up to..CRAPTASTIC

mY Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

September 18, 2011

White Dining seems like forever since we have seen any of this wet stuff but tonight it finally came a down pour! Yippee! We needed it so bad..thank you Lord!
I have been busy putting rooms together and adding some small touches to each extra space. I must admit I have pretty much everything put away and most rooms decorated. I know I have issues! The first step is admitting it right?!

I worked on my kitchen/breakfast area for a full day and this is what I came up with. 

I went with a mostly white color scheme with a little black and some green accessories.

I found this large lantern at PB outlet about 6 months ago, it's one of my favorite things in the house. 
For $30 it makes a bold statement! This large buffet was found on the side of the road for trash and I transformed it using the ASCP in Old White.

This cupboard I found several years ago painted and distressed already.
I started collecting ironstone about a year ago and this is where I display them with some cute clock plates my SIL picked up for me at PB. Love that place!

Speaking of my sis in law..shes coming for a visit in just over a week and I am super excited to see her. Her visit always includes a day (or two) of shopping, Starbucks, antiquing and lots of conversation. I miss her when she is gone but look sooo forward to her visits. 

I am on the hunt for a few things to bring into my decor for fall. Want to keep it simple but incorporate a little fun and color..hmmm
I will share when I get it all put together

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

I have linked up with Between Naps On The Porch Metamorphosis Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Faded Charm White Wednesday

September 14, 2011

Styling a Home

Well I finally feel like I am coming out from under all the boxes.
I forgot how much work moving is!
I have missed blogging and checking out all the creative ideas you all have posted, expecially since Fall is on it's way..can I get an amen!? I am over this heat!

I have a confession to make...I have issues about having things in order, ok there I said it! 
The boxes and stuff laying around just makes me feel so out of control...please tell me I'm not alone!
Hubby was home all last week for the move and closings so we had some very productive time together getting things put back in order.
I love decorating new spaces!!

I wanted to share a few pics of some spaces as I go...starting with the foyer area
Sorry, I'm not good at getting too many befores, I usually just jump right in and get busy so I forget about it.

The bench I got in Tennessee when visiting my SIL, the basket is from a antique store, pillows from PB outlet, mirror (Canton), accessories from local stores

This is a somewhat narrow space as you enter the front door so I needed to keep the space simple
Can you see the french doors in the!!

This little niche is also close to the front door and gives a little light at the entry
That is one of my favorite pics of my sweet babies!

A close up....
I always place a cross at the entry of our home (either inside or out) it's important that I remember as I enter that He is always the head of our home!

This has been a perfect move for us
We are loving our new home and look forward to many new memories here!
Now, off to style another room...

Have a blessed day!!

September 4, 2011


Hey girls..sorry I have been missing lately but the day has come...
Tomorrow we will be moving things into our new home!
Can I get an amen!

It will be a couple of days before we have our new service hooked up and ready to go
I will miss checking out your ideas and inspiration but look forward to seeing all the ideas that are popping up for fall! It finally felt like the start of a fall morning here today...finally, this 100 plus weather is for the birds
I look forward to sharing some decorating pictures and hopefully some projects too!

I hope you all have a blessed week!

See ya soon!!

Is anyone else addicted to Design Star like me?? Just curious...I really wanted Kelly to win but I'm having a feeling it's going to be Meg...whatcha think??

Ok to ya soon!