i hope today finds you well! it finds me with orders to fill and packages to ship, and since i've been pretty good at keeping up with orders lately, it doesn't seem nearly as daunting! i've been working on a few new pieces of art, making some cupcakes even though i know i shouldn't because i can't stop eating them, and getting some things ready for the southern blogger mixer which is this saturday - i can't believe it's almost here!
i made something for the gift bags that will be given out at the mixer, and i'm curious to see what people think. i would show you here, but you know, the surprise would be ruined. i have to get my laundry done today so i can start packing, because i pack about eight times as many clothes and shoes as i need in case i change my mind while i'm there (and i always do). and chris and i also have to make a road trip playlist! it's his favorite thing to do when we're hitting the road.
the cupcakes are pumpkin spice with cream cheese icing, and they're so moist and delicious. my mouth is watering just thinking about them, so i think i may go eat one (but probably two) for breakfast. oh, and they're also the easiest things to make in the history of cooking. just combine a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and a tablespoon of water. then mix, spoon into cupcake liners, bake according to the cake mix directions, ice, and EAT, EAT, EAT!
don't you just love simple but tasty recipes? i've actually only ever baked one cake from scratch - a chocolate cake for my pop's birthday - and although it wasn't difficult and it turned out well (i mean, i didn't taste it because i hate chocolate, but it looked nice and i hear it tasted good), i'll still probably reach for the box mix because it's kind of a no-brainer! have you ever made these pumpkin cupcakes? do you like to bake things from scratch, or do you use a mix? just curious!