Skinny Pumpkin Cupcakes

This cooler fall weather always makes me want to bake. And of course I can’t get enough pumpkin flavored foods! So when I came across this recipe I had to try it.
18.25 oz Vanilla cake mix
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup 100% pure pumpkin
1 cup water
That’s it! Only four ingredients! And they turned out super delicious and moist. In my opinion they taste like the Starbucks cream cheese pumpkin muffins. But their only 3 weight watcher points! These will be my new go to when I’m needing something sweet and pumpkin-y.
For original post and frosting recipe check here.

Road trip layout

This weekend I was able to get a little free time to play with my Silhouette.
I created this layout from our recent road trip.

I cut out the USA and the words ‘road trip’ with my Silhouette.


Loving that machine!

My new toy

Last week I finally got a Silhouette Cameo! I’ve been wanting one so bad so you can imaging my excitement when I finally got my hands on it 🙂
 Straight out of the box it was very self explanitory. I was able to figure out how to create these tags without even opening the user manual. I found the software very easy to use. Each feature I’ve used so far was easy to figure out. And no I don’t know how to use each and every feature yet. I feel there’s still more to learn but I was at least able to install the program and cut my first image within an hour.
When the original silhouette first came out I was intimidated by the fact I needed to use a computer and the program seemed like a lot to learn. So at that point I bought a Cricut instead. Now, I have loved my Cricut and it’s worked great over all these years. I was just wanting more creative freedom with my designs. The major deciding factor was that with the Silhouette you can use any font you have on your computer. This is huge for me! Since I was buying cartridges just for the font and not using any of the images.

In the picture above I used the print and cut feature. I didn’t even know this was an option! So cool!
After I bought the Silhouette I started looking at their blog and holy moly you can do so much with this machine! SO if your on the fence about it I say go for it! Or at least add it to your Christmas wish list. Happy crafting!

Around here

Today I came home to this little swollen face 😦 not sure what happened but it was nothing a little benadryl couldn’t fix

We’re trying to get the most out of these last warm days. We’ve been playing in the pool and going to the beach as much as possible. Lunching with friends and enjoying my new bible study class. And still working on secret new projects 😉
Have a fabulous weekend!

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today is this wonderful mans birthday! I’m seriously so blessed to have such an amazing father! He is kind, always there when I need him, one of my favorite people to talk to, hilarious, and would do anything for his kids.  

Thank you Daddy for being so great! He’s to many many many more birthdays!!!

Very happy mail!

Today I received a box full of embossing powders I won on American Crafts blog. They were so generous and sent me 24 colors!!!!
Thank you so much American Crafts!!!! I can’t wait to play with all my new colors!

Road Trip

Last week we got back from a whirl wind road trip. My dad bought a car up in Washington so we all loaded in his truck, hooked up trailer, and off we went.  
 One of the most exciting things was getting to see my favorite place in all the land during summer. We always go there to snowboard so this was my very first time being there during summer.
Some of the trees already started to turn and it was breath taking!
Some where in Montana
 Coeur d’Alene Idaho
My dads new project! 1936 dodge

Spokane, Washington

Back to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Which I loved! So pretty and so much space to wakeboard 🙂

It was Labor Day so all the flags were flying
On the ride back home I was stuck in the back seat which worked out great because I was able to scrapbook while we were driving (it was pretty amazing since I typically get very car sick!)
Now off to work on the album some more!