I'm so super excited. My husband started building a small room off the side of our kitchen and between our garage. At some point in the past 50 years, I think there was a small room off the side of the house as an entry way. But someone had torn it out and expanded it into the garage. So a good chunk of the work was already done for my husband. He just had to build a wall, frame a door, insulate, and some other touch up stuff. I did a good chunk of the painting. But then he kicked me out and took over since I really suck at slinging paint.
This room will also serve as extra storage for my many kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, photography equipment. It's also the perfect spot in my house to do photo shoots. The lighting is gorgeous. Look at the photos I've taken the last three posts... they were all done in my new blog office with little to no editing afterwards. I'm quite happy with them!
While the husband finished up adding the moulding today. I searched antique stores in hopes of finding some unique pieces to decorate with and perhaps a small table or desk. Ever since I scored the tray shown pictured in these photos at Marshalls . I have been obsessed with finding a table that I could finish in the same way. I can't seem to find anything that fits the bill.
However I did come across this DIY Pallet Table on Pinterest. I think I just found a new project for my husband... as if he doesn't have enough going on!
What do you think of this idea??
While I was day dreaming of new tables and desks, pretending that I actually have the time to build my own furniture... I made these muffins for a mid day Sunday snack. They are a sweet moist pumpkin muffin made with apple cider, cardamon and of course cinnamon. I then topped them in cinnamon and sugar to give them that snickerdoodle feel. They were quite easy to whip up and very popular among the kiddos.
Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Muffins
- 11/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider
For the topping:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cardamom, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
- Fold in pumpkin puree, eggs,vanilla, oil and cider.
- Once combined fill greased muffin tin 3/4 of the way.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
- Once they are out of the oven, mix topping ingredients together in a small bowl.
- While the muffins are still hot, sprinkle with your cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Allow to cool and then remove from pans.
Recipe yields about 2 dozen muffins.