Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

***I found this Post in my drafts but guess I never posted it!!  This was from last Friday when I was sitting at the airport!!  LOL!  ***

Hello Everyone!!

Wow!  It's been quite an afternoon/evening.  I have been sitting at the airport for 4 hours now.  My original flight to Utah was at 2:40.  We all got on the plane, took off, and then about 20-30 minutes into the flight there is an announcement from the captain that they need to turn back around and land back in Oklahoma where we just left.  There was some problems with the pressure in the plane.  We arrived safely, got off the plane while they looked at it, and then waited 2 hours why they were deciding if we would get back on or not.  They then announced that they could not fix it and the flight was completely cancelled.  YIKES!  My niece is getting married in the morning and I really wanted to be there to represent my family.  I then found out that ALL flights going to Utah tonight were completely BOOKED!  Double YIKES!  After waiting another hour and a half I decided to go to the front desk and see if I could get something for tomorrow.  The AWESOME front desk person was able to get me a ticket on the flight later tonight!  Someone had just cancelled their flight and he slipped me right in!  Soooo awesome!!  So, here I sit on my computer waiting to board my plane........ again!  I'm just so happy that we were all safe.  

I really wanted to share this super easy Pumpkin Cupcake recipe that I actually made up all by myself.  Yaaayyy meeee!!  LOL!!  These actually did turn out!  Are you surprised?  I was!!

Pumpkin Cupcake  (This is a double batch.  Cut in half for regular batch.)
2 sticks of butter (softened)
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cans pumpkin (the regular sized can)

4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1 to 1 1/2 cups milk 

Cream butter in a mixer.  Add sugar one cup at a time.  Add eggs cream together.  Add Vanilla & Pumpkin.  Blend well.  Add all flour, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.  Mix but do not over mix.  Add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of milk.  You do not want it to be too thin or too thick.  Spoon into cupcake wrappers (I use a ice cream scooper).  Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 21-22 minutes.  

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (You will need to double if you are planning on making the double batch above.)
1 block cream cheese
6-7 cups powdered sugar
1/4-1/2 cup milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Cream the cream cheese in the mixer.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time blending each one well.  Add mild a little at a time to the right consistency that you are looking for.  Add cinnamon and nutmeg, mix well.  


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Winners & Catching Up!

Hello Everyone!

Wow!  It seems like FOREVER since I posted!  I was in Utah this past weekend for one of my niece's weddings and returned home LATE Sunday night so I have just been playing catch up/mommy since then.  Soooo much to do around here but I am LOVIN' it!!  I have still been making the kids a hot breakfast every morning and can't wait to share some of the recipes I have been using.  This morning I just made a simple pancake recipe but we added sliced bananas & raspberries with whipped cream on the top.  SUPER yummy!!!

Here are our winners from last week!!

Hope & Courage My Pink Stamper Stamp Set
Lucina  - Entry #45

ALL 4 of My Pink Stamper Cricut DVDs!!!  (None of these episodes can be found on my website or Youtube.  They are ALL exclusive to my DVDs.)

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Robyn, you are still a Winner to US. Wow, all 4 of your DVDs this would be like Santa coming extra early. Thanks so much... Felicia 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Episode 290 - Product Review - Cricut Storage Binder

Hello Everyone!

I hope your Thursday is fantastic so far!!  I am SUPER tired and SORE from my big workout yesterday.  I went to the gym today but my heart wasn't in it so I left after 10 minutes.  At least I tried though, right??

I thought I would do a quick product review for you guys on the Cricut Storage Binder.  I ordered mine from Hallmark Scrapbook and LOVE it!!  
Thanks for all the great French Toast recipes yesterday!  I decided to go with the Pepper Ridge Farms Cinnamon Swirl bread dipped in egg with vanilla.  I then sprinkled cinnamon on the top.  My kids all loved them!  We also had Hash Browns with I have NEVER made!!  LOL!!  We topped the meal off with Fat Free Chocolate Milk.  YUM!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank You Youtube & a Big Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!!

I just wanted to take a second to thank YouTube for nominating me for their August On the Rise competition.  It was a close call for a while there and then Jason Munday took over the lead by a landslide!!  Way to go Jason!!  Check him out HERE!  Very talented young man.

Check out the video to see what my fun giveaway is!  Then leave a comment on the bottom of this post. I will announce the winner on Wednesday or Thursday.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Episode 289 - Art Philosophy Overview & Simple Card

Hey Guys!!

Yep, it's that time again!  I have actually made a video for you all!  I had a little time on Friday, after the kids ALL went to school, to film a video before I needed to pick up my baby from Pre-K.  My house was eerie quiet!!  

Here's the video!!  Hope you all have a great weekend!!  I'll post pics of the card soon for you.

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Click HERE to go to the CTMH website to find a consultant to order it from.  Please do not put your website info in the comments of this post as I have many viewers who are consultants and that would not be fair to promote one over another.  Thanks!
Don't forget, only 1 more day to vote for me as the Youtube On The Rise Channel!!  This is a vote for ALL crafters out there!!

Youtube Contest - Please vote! Only 2 more days left to vote!

Hey Everyone!!!

I am so sorry that I am asking you to vote again!  I usually don't ask for anything but this is an important vote for all crafters.  We really need to get our name out there.  If you have a second today can you vote again??  We are in second place only by a small lead.

I also have a NEW video for you guys that I am trying to upload!  Hopefully Youtube processes it in the next couple of hours.

Thank you soooo much!!  I love you all!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

YouTube On the Rise Nominee! Please Vote for Me!!

Hello Everyone!

I am super excited to announce that YouTube has selected my YouTube Channel and videos as part of their On The Rise competition for August.  I am truly honored and overwhelmed.

If you could all help me out by voting for my name on the top right corner of the blog that would be FANTASTIC!!  If I win, I get to be featured on YouTube's main page!!  

I am not sure how many times you can vote but I think it might be once a day.  

I truly have the BEST viewers on the web!  Thank you so much for helping me out!!  Wish me luck!!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Storm

Last night was just an ordinary night for me and my kids.  We did our night routine and sent them on their way.  I stayed up too late working on a blog post and other My Pink Stamper stuff.  Around 1:00 am I settled down in my bed and decided to read for a few minutes when I heard the lightening and thunder begin.  At first it seemed normal but then I heard sounds on my windows and the side of my house! I got up and checked out my front door and it looked like a tornado was hitting us!!  I tried to wake my husband but he was really out (I'm known for overreacting).  I then went to check our back yard and discovered that a huge tree had broken and was in our pool!!  I woke him again and we both agreed to wake the children and bring then downstairs in case we needed to go to our shelter.  Crazy part was that since this was not a tornado, the sirens were not going off.  They should have!  The storm died down and everyone went back to sleep but this is what we woke up to this morning.

I also woke up to my 4 year old saying "I'm ready to go to school!!"

Here is some of the destruction in my town....  Remember that this was NOT a tornado!!  The damage is the same in some areas, though.

Hope you all have a GREAT day!  My husband is actually looking forward to using our chainsaw to clean up our mess.  He's only used it to help with tornado damage in another town.  I'm ready to pull it out today, too, but Karlee thinks I should wait until someone who knows how to use it comes home.  :)

Monday, August 08, 2011

Winners Winners!!

Happy  Monday Everyone!!

I am back from my quick trip this weekend to New Mexico.  We had a great time with family but it is so nice to be back in my own house!  So much to do to get the kids ready for school!!  I haven't even started ANY of the school shopping!!  

Okay, here are the winners for my last giveaways.  Good luck everyone!!

Wild Card
RavensFan (laxmom3)

Winner of Rock Princess (donated by Provo Craft)
Ashley (arneff0404)

Winner of Freshly Picked (donated by Provo Craft)
Gloria C. (gloriaandmickey)

Winner of Stand & Salute (donated by Provo Craft)
Kaypossum (kstevens211)

Winner of Scrap-alicious My Pink Stamper Stamp Sets
Stepheni (spunkycrayon)

Winner of Sport-tastic My Pink Stamper Stamp Set
Angel Heath (angel2043)

Thanks everyone!!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hi from New Mexico!

Hello Everyone!

Today I am visiting some family in New Mexico for my niece's baptism.  So fun to be here!  Just wanted to say hi and share the cute card we made for her.

On the inside of the card I used Faithful Sayings My Pink Stamper Stamps to stamp "Congratulations on your Baptism".  

I'll "talk" to you all soon!!  Don't forget to check out my new stamp release HERE!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Rock Princess Cartridge Giveaway!

Good morning Everyone!!!

I still have 2 Hello Thursday Cartridges to show you projects from so I thought I would throw another Hello Thursday GIVEAWAY in between them!!  I will announce all the winners at the same time.  If you would like to win Rock Princess, just leave a comment where it says "Leave Comment Here"!  Good luck!!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Sophie Cricut Cartridge - Fluttering By Card!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!  Here is a fun card I made with the new Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge Sophie.  Click HERE to learn about the Cricut Circle and how to sign up.  

Sophie Cricut Cartridge
The sentiment is from one of my older stamp sets called Buggy Punnies.  Click HERE to check out a retailer that carries it.  Don't forget that my BIG release of stamps is this Friday!!  Probably my best one yet!!
Click HERE to see all of the projects I've made with the new cartridges this month!