April 2015 Stitch Fix

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This month I asked for some fun spring/summer pieces from Stitch Fix.   I love that I can leave feedback for my stylist letting her know what worked and what didn’t.  If there is something special or specific I am looking for I can let her know that too. One of the other things I love about Stitch Fix is the style card that comes in each box.  It gives you two different ideas on how you can style the pieces.  So I decided to follow their lead and in my [Continue Reading…]

Homemade Granola

Granola is the perfect snack or serve it on yogurt with fresh berries and honey

Homemade Granola is a delicious snack or put it on top of some yogurt with fruit and you’ve got breakfast. I love a good granola.  I use to just buy it in the bulk bins at my local grocery store until I discovered how easy it is to make it myself. The best part of making it myself is I can customize the granola to my particular tastes and preferences. In the store bought varieties there is usually one thing or another in the mix that I don’t care for [Continue Reading…]

Thin Crust Margherita Pizza

Thin Crust Margharita Pizza @yourhomebasedmom.com

Thin Crust Margherita Pizza is delicious in its simplicity! I’m a huge fan of pizza.  It is pretty much my favorite food of all time.  When my husband started eating dairy free and gluten free the hardest thing for me was he no longer ate pizza.  So sad!  I use to love going out for a date night and checking out a new pizza place.   So occasionally I take myself out to my favorite Portland pizza place for a slice of pizza for lunch or I  buy myself a [Continue Reading…]

Pineapple Cake Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Vanilla Sauce @yourhomebasedmom.com

I was compensated for my work on this campaign in partnership with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is the very first recipe I made in my first  home ec class.  I was in 7th grade and I remember that day pretty well.  Not because of the delicious pineapple upside down cake, which it was, but because I ended up in the emergency room. So I was pretty much a novice in the kitchen, not having spent much time in the kitchen [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is a  simple and delicious solution to dinner! I love starting the week off with a good slow cooker dinner idea!  If you need a little help and inspiration for what to feed the family this week, here it is.  I always said that I don’t mind cooking, in fact I rather enjoy it.  What I don’t enjoy is having to decide what to cook every single night.  When my kids were younger and living at home I use to make each of them come up with [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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  We hope this past week has been everything you hoped it would be. We are excited to be hosting another Inspiration Monday party! Did you know that by linking up on one of our blogs means you are seen on all seven sites simultaneously?? How fun is that? I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom As we browse through the party every week, it seems like it’s harder [Continue Reading…]

25 Citrus Packed Sweets

25 Citrus Packed Sweets perfect for the warm Spring days!

If you’ve read this blog for any period of time you know how I feel about lemon.  I love it!  I am also a big fan of other citrus flavors like orange and lime.  We’ve got an amazing citrus round up for you today including all the citrus flavors! We rounded up 25 of the best sweets that are just packed full of everything from lemon to lime to tangerine to help you fill the warmer days with lots of citrus love!   The Best Key Lime Bars from Your [Continue Reading…]

Gluten Free Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Berries

Gluten Free  Almond Honey Cake with Berries

No one is going to believe this cake is gluten free!  This Flourless Almond Honey Cake with Berries is divine. When I need to earn a few brownie points with my husband I make a yummy gluten free treat. Let’s just say I may or may not have been a little onery this weekend so I thought a few brownie points were in order. I know you are probably shocked, Leigh Anne, onery?  Well, it happens now and then. Jim has been eating gluten free for over a year now and [Continue Reading…]

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway


Today I am over at Skip to My Lou as part of a fun Teacher Appreciation Series.  Be sure to go over and see what fun idea I’m sharing.  It’s yummy! Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. I am work with some of the most talented bloggers to bring an entire month of amazing teacher appreciation gift ideas your teacher will love. Please skip on over to Skip to my Lou to see how we celebrate our teachers! We love our teachers and YOU so much [Continue Reading…]