Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

About Me

Fave Five: Fall Copper DIYs

I really love copper for fall, and these décor ideas are all simply stunning. Copper immediately makes me feel like an adult. I’m pretty sure, to own it you also have to own a lot of indoor plants which you water regularly…or have a baby. All my indoor plants are dead. Clearly I’m not mature enough for copper yet. One day though, my home will be filled with the metal! Maybe even today. Happy weekend!

Fave Five: Fall Copper DIYs- Paint the Gown Red

Homey Oh My!

DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins

Choosing a pumpkin design can be stressful- painted or carved, solid or striped, scary of funny? With so many pumpkin possibilities you might just make a mistake and choose the wrong one! Noooooo! So today I call upon my fellow indecisive, impulsive, pumpkin design flip-floppers. Friends, this DIY is for you. Introducing chalkboard pumpkins- because your Halloween design shouldn’t have to be set in pumpkin! Chalkboard pumpkins are awesome because they allow you to change your mind as often as you like throughout the holiday season. Witches hat design lookin’ wonky? No problem! Just wipe your pumpkin clean and start over! Second guessing that ghoulish ghost? Poof! He’s gone! The possibilities are endless. You can be silly, colorful, minimal, and scary all on the same pumpkin. AHHH-mazing!

Materials

  • Pumpkins
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Chalk

Directions

Wipe pumpkin surfaces clean removing any stickers. Paint pumpkins with chalkboard paint. Get colorful- there are many different colors of chalkboard paint! Apply a second coat of paint if needed. Dry completely. Apply designs with chalk. (don’t forget about colorful chalk!) When you get board, wipe surface clean ad start over. Yay!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Fall is in the air…or rather, in my kitchen. It’s still hot as blazes outside but that hasn’t stopped me from baking my favorite fall treats. Like these pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon frosting. Oh man! I didn’t know I could love a cupcake so much. Especially one that wasn’t chocolate! But these guys have secured a spot in my heart forever. Or perhaps that’s my gut. Regardless, I’m eating them all, because they’re awesome. The cinnamon cream cheese frosting is the real winner here. Combined with a not-too-sweet pumpkin muffin and bam! Best fall cupcake ever.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 cups
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt *1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 12-cavity muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together. In a medium bowl, whisk the brown sugar and eggs together until combined. Add the pumpkin, oil, milk, and vanilla until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into cups. Bake for 17-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting. (original)

For frosting: in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and cinnamon; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!

10 Fall Treats to Try

I cannot wait to start eating this stuff. Pumpkin, squash, apple, nuts, cinnamon and caramel. Mmmm. Fall sweets are some of my favorites. They’re decadent and heavy and meant to bulk you up to survive the cold winter. Unfortunately we don’t get winter in LA, but I like to bulk up nonetheless. So even though it’s hot, I’m down to start eating apple pie. Who’s with me? Check out my Pinterest page for more Fall treats.

DIY Beach Ball Pumpkins

This SoCal heat wave is unreal. It’s been hotter the last two weeks then it was all summer, and yet pumpkins are popping up in grocery stores! Pumpkins!!! It’s technically fall, but it feels like summer. So I decided to craft a DIY appropriate for this very confusing time in life. I bring you… beach ball pumpkins! These no-carve pumpkins are perfect for those summer loving peeps who refuse to see the season end. Whether you prefer a brighter fall color pallet, love the beach, or just wanna break the rules these pumpkin beach balls are for you. It's true. Alright, lets do this!

Materials

  • Pumpkins
  • Red, Yellow, Blue and White Paint
  • Paintbrush

Directions

Gather Materials. Remove stickers and wipe pumpkin surface clean. Paint entire pumpkin white. Let dry. Paint red, white and blue beach ball portions. Let those dry. Paint white circle at top and bottom of pumpkin. Repeat process with as many layers as necessary to cover. Let paint dry completely. Decorate your home with pumpkin beach balls! Yay!