Blackberry cupcakes with honey [PMMDI]

by Becca on August 27, 2013

In my latest Pinterest Made Me Do It (PMMDI) installment, I have four dozen mini-cupcakes sitting in my fridge, calling my name.

Blackberry cupcakes with honey is a recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice. It’s definitely a winner! The frosting with honey is to die for.

A few tips:

  • When the recipe says softened, it means softened! I didn’t wait long enough and the cream cheese and butter, for the frosting, didn’t incorporate as well as I would’ve liked. 
  • One of these doohickies, an adjustable measuring cup, is a sanity saver when measuring and pouring something ooey and gooey like honey. Oh, and a batter pourer like this one is a huge help, too. If you don’t have one, it’s well worth the investment. :)
  • The recipe doesn’t say to strain the heated blackberry-honey mixture, but I recommend it. Otherwise your cupcakes with be seedy.
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Sorry for the poor photo quality. I’ll figure out how to take a decent photo one of these days. ;)

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Loft makeover into craft room

by Becca on June 2, 2013

Finally. I put my loft back together again. It’s been a disaster zone for what feels like months! Now I have a spruced up loft and dedicated craft space. Eventually I’ll also have more bookshelves, but that’s for another paycheck. ;) Here are the before and afters.

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I’m in love with this new furniture from the Martha Stewart Craft Collection. Just beware: assembly is a bitch. But in a good way! This is the sturdiest assembly-required furniture I’ve ever seen. It’s heavy as all get-out and looks great! I decided, though, that such fabulous furniture shouldn’t have to have such boring drawers.

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And then it was time to update these little Ikea lamps that were just too dark for the new look. I love spray paint! It can fix everything.

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A NM-themed Christmas Eve in TX

December 24, 2012

Hands down, one of the things I miss most about New Mexico is the NM Christmas. I always get so homesick this time of year! So a few years ago, I decided, the heck with it! I’m going to bring a little bit of NM to southeast TX. A Taylor family tradition was born: a […]

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Tex, the magical dog

December 7, 2012

I discovered the other day, with not a little surprise, that my dog can conjure things from the mists of time and space. Or, at least that’s what I’m telling myself. The more likely story is that eons ago, I bought a toy that has remained hidden in the dark recesses of our home for […]

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Husband behavior modification through knitting

September 17, 2012

I’m relatively new to knitting. Add my inexperience to being a total spaz, and you have someone who needs to track my stitches and rows. Thank goodness my friend got me hooked (hehehehe) on stitch markers—surely one of the simplest but most effective knitting tools in existence. Markers are super helpful for keeping track of […]

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14 books for my 14 stairs

August 13, 2012

I’ve discovered something that I’m dying to add to my Pinterest Made Me Do It list: artful and whimsical staircase books. I have yet to track down the original photo for the background story or credit. Now, my stairs are currently clothed in cheap, ratty, disgusting, and plain 10-year old beige carpet. My first goal […]

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Washi keyboard: typing has never been this happy

August 6, 2012

Maybe I should just start a Pinterest Made Me Do IT (PMMDI) category since it’s definitely a theme of late… While I love my gorgeous bathroom cabinet, this project is definitely has the biggest happy bubble factor yet. I shared last post about my new kryptonite: washi tape. Behold the awesomest keyboard I’ve ever owned: […]

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Oh washi, you had me at hello

August 6, 2012

This Spring I had managed to avoid Pinterest for a month or so, so somehow I missed some of the early adopter frenzy of washi tape. A month or so ago, I saw someone post on Facebook about how they had finally been sucked into the washi craze and I thought to myself, “WTH is […]

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Oh, the places you’ll go!

July 28, 2012

In my biggest Pinterest Made Me Do It project yet, I have finally completed my Around the World Wall. Woohoo! I won’t bother with a step-by-step tutorial because Jeannine over at The Concrete Cottage did a great job. So great, in fact, that I was able to do my own fabulous signs. I found 5.5×36 […]

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Disney water bottles

July 17, 2012

I finished another Pinterest Made Me Do It project! This is one I discovered through House of Hepworths when I was looking for things to try with my Silhouette Cameo machine. I’m a big Disney fan so these custom water bottles caught my eye. Then I remembered that a friend and her extended family were […]

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