This weekend was all about celebrating! A bridal shower for my sister Adrienne and more birthday fun with friends & family. You may have already read some or seen pictures from the weekend if you follow my sister Liz, but here is a little more… from “Around the House” to Tailgating at 30!…
Friday Night with the “kids”…
Liz & Ryan
the “little pup” has grown up!
Adrienne & Paul trying to help Sadie ride Mady like a pony…
the future Hoefer Family!
my niece Sadie helped with the candles… of course!
“Around the House”
“decorations” that I borrowed from Paul’s place
the super cute invitation from Rice Designs (check her out!)
putting out the brunch food…
homemade mini pumpkin muffins – recipe below…
deliciousness – mimosas & bloody marys
friends from near & far
MOB & Bride
Hostesses with the bride (sans Kate Hoefer)
on to more celebrating…
dressing up for cause…
…to cheer on the Gamecocks with a fantastic set up!
With Mom & Dad…
…the hosts Ellen & Jack (and Izzy)…
…more family & friends…
…a tiny tailgater…
…and even more good friends! Thanks for celebrating with me, ladies!!
So turning 30 has been quite fun thus far, but now it’s time to gear up for the big wedding on December 17th – oh and Thanksgiving (which we’re hosting this year) and Christmas… whew I’m tired!
-(photos courtesy of Liz & Mom – thanks for sharing!)
Mini Pumpkin Muffins
(If you have a mixer that you love – this is the perfect time to use it! I love my KitchenAid mixer, so it always gets used when making this crowd favorite! - thanks for sharing this recipe, Erin!)
- 1 cup oil
- 2 & 2/3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 can pumpkin
- 2/3 cup water
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped nuts – walnuts work just fine-----
Beat oil and sugar; add eggs one at a time. Mix in pumpkin and water. Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl if desired and add to wet mixture until moist. Stir in nuts Bake at 350 for 15-16 minutes for mini muffins or 1 hour for loaves. (Makes approximately 85-95 mini muffins with one batch.)