Sweet potato cupcakes

I have a new favorite recipe for fall/winter sweets! Actually, this is pretty much tied with my recipe for apple pie cookies, but it definitely wins for cupcakes.

I roughly followed the recipe found here, but this is what actually went into these cupcakes:

1 cup brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup pureed sweet potato
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon

I combined all the ingredients (not in any particular order) then baked them for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. I topped them with my roommate’s cream cheese frosting recipe:

8 oz plain cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

These ingredients were blended until evenly combined, and spread on the cupcakes. I sprinkled a little more cinnamon on top and then, finally, enjoyed my cupcakes!


Before they fall…

…I wanted to snap a few last pictures of the beautiful leaves on the trees and on the ground. It’s supposed to snow tonight (up to a foot by the end of tomorrow!), and that will be the last of many of these leaves.


On the bright side, I get to wear my cute snow boots tomorrow!

Hair flowers for fall

I am loving the idea of hair flowers worn in the colder months, especially in appropriate colors. I know that this is something typically associated with spring and summer, but when do you need flowers more than when they are rare in nature?

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I’m wearing my own personal hair flower today. I love it so much that i own it in gunmetal too. It’s from Eddie Bauer but I don’t think they carry them anymore.

Here are some other pretty options…

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From Anthropologie

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From Zara

Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash on the menu tonight!

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Super easy to make! I cut the spaghetti squash in half, scooped out the seeds, placed both halves face down on a plate, and microwaved it for 10 minutes. I really love it with butter and brown sugar, but I’ve heard butter and salt is good too.
Mmmmm…