October Favorites // Fall Must Haves

October Favorites // Fall Must Haves

Set The Mood

The only thing getting “lit” this weekend are my fall scented candles!

What We’re Watching 

Whether you're a horror lover or prefer to rewatch some Disney classics, everyone loves a good Halloween movie. Here's some of our favorites this spooky season.

Very Spooky 

  • The Shining
  • Psycho (1960)
  • The craft 

Not So Spooky

  • Hocus Pocus 
  • Casper (1995)
  • Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
  • Halloweentown 


     Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins 

What You Need 


  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin (pure pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Swirl:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Step by Step:

Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt.

Step 2: In large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

Step 4: Top each muffin with about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter. This will not look smooth, but it will bake up much prettier.

Step 5: Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Bonus: Pumpkin Spice Recipe

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

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