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Hi!

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See you there!
xoxo
Laura

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(Gluten Free) Pumpkin Muffins

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Yesterday was the first really cold day we’ve had this fall, so we lit the fireplace and I put on some warm socks and a sweater and baked some pumpkin muffins. I wanted to use one of the Betty Crocker gluten free baking mixes but I couldn’t find a recipe that incorporated the mix, so I made up my own. I basically just followed the cupcake instructions on the back of the box, except I replaced 2 of the eggs with a 1/2 cup of pumpkin and added some yummy spices.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat all of the ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • Pour the batter into 18 paper baking cups in muffin pans.
  • Bake for 18-23 minutes.  When a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, they are fully cooked.

I’m so happy with the way these muffins turned out!  They are nice and moist because of the pumpkin, with a delicate flavor to them.  But really, how could they not be good?  I made them with cake mix, so they are basically cupcakes masquerading as muffins, and who doesn’t love that?  If you topped these with some cream cheese frosting (and maybe even added a few chocolate chips to the batter) you would have some seriously awesome cupcakes.  But I’m choosing to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds, spread some butter on them, and eat them like the fabulous fall breakfast treat that they are (accompanied by a steaming cup of coffee, of course).

Happy fall!
xoxo
Laura

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Fall Purples

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This week I’m absolutely loving my two new purple nail polishes.  They’re perfect for fall because they’re dark colors, and I love that neither one of them is a classic purple.  One is brownish purple (OPI “My Big Break”) while the other is a grayish purple (OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques!”).

What colors are you loving this fall?
xoxo
Laura

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I’m making a big move. Yikes.

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This blog is currently making a big move from WordPress to Blogger…

If things seem a little rocky on this site for a few days please don’t give up on me!

Also, please make sure you’re connected to creatinglaura.com and not creatinglaura.wordpress.com, as the latter link won’t be around forever.

Everything will be back to normal (or maybe even a shinier version of normal) asap.  =)

Thanks for sticking by me!
xoxo
Laura

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Creating Laura is turning one!

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Today is a really big day!  This little blog has been around for 1 whole year now, and in my eyes it seems like it’s been no time at all and forever all at once.  The blogging learning curve has been super steep and I know I’m definitely not to the top of that hill yet, but I love learning new ways to improve this blog.  And that’s just the actual putting-things-up-on-the-internet side of it.  I cannot tell you how much this blog has made me grow as a person over the past year.  It has been an incredible confidence booster because each new project that I do makes me realize more and more that I am capable of doing pretty much anything if I take the time to think it through.  I don’t even feel like the same person who wrote this first post.  Also, my world is so full of pretty things now!  And this blog and all those good feelings are addicting so the more I blog, the more I want to blog!  I can’t wait to see where this blog and I go in the future.

In honor of Creating Laura turning 1, here is a look back at my 10 favorite posts from the past year:

  1. XOXO coffee cup sleeve

2.  Nail stamping

3.  Sock Buns!


4.  Yarn Bombing


5.  Cutesy Tools: How to Decoupage a Screwdriver


6.  Ombre Nails


7.  Baby Crazy


8.  (Gluten-Free) Pumpkin Cookies


9.  Grownup friendship bracelets


10.  Little Knitted Flowers

It’s been a great ride so far.  Thanks for keeping me company along the way!
xoxo
Laura

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