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Monday, October 7, 2019


Now that it's fall, we just had to repost our first ever recipe from last year. We make these muffins ALL the time! If you love pumpkin, then you will love these!

As soon as we see the first signs of fall we dream of warm, delicious Pumpkin Muffins. Although, these are so good that sometimes they are made in the middle of summer. Over the past few years this has been a go to recipe for Pumpkin Muffins. Occasionally a tempting new recipe on Pinterest will lure us in, but they are just never as good. Our kids love muffins for breakfast and on a typical rushed morning it's nice having a batch of these on hand. So, if you are looking for an easy, tried and true Pumpkin Muffin Recipe....then this one is for you! 

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree (*not pumpkin pie filling*)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • optional topping - chopped pecans 


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line a standard size muffin pan with liners.
  2. Measure out the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla and melted butter.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir. Make sure to not over mix. Just stir until everything is incorporated into the batter.
  5. Next evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tin.  It's helpful to use a large ice cream scoop for this process. They will be nearly full which will result in a nice puffy muffin top.
  6. This step is optional - top with chopped pecans or a little sprinkle of sugar. 
  7. Bake muffins for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.


Thursday, October 3, 2019


We jumped at the chance to partner with the Me Fine Foundation when they made the generous offer for us to giveaway a PAIR of tickets to the Me Fine Gala (valued at $275). Their website says it best, "Dust off those top hats and don your pearls for what will be a roaring good time at Me Fine’s 2019 Gala! The age of Gatsby, flappers, and prohibition will come back to life on Saturday, October 26th at the Cotton Room in downtown Durham." 

The Roaring 20’s theme is right up our alley! We had so much fun picking out these cute dresses and accessories to fit the theme. We like how these pieces have a 20's flair without looking like a costume. This is an event you definitely don't want to miss! Make sure to enter our giveaway on our instagram post for a chance to win a pair of tickets, or you can buy tickets to the Gala HERE.

The Me Fine Foundation is a non-profit in our area that provides emotional and financial support to families whose children are being treated at UNC, Duke, and WakeMed Children's hospitals. It's such a great organization and the Me Fine Gala enables the Me Fine foundation to increase the proceeds that go directly to their emotional support and financial assistance programs. 
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