Finding 50} Days 49-55


How would you like to win a little bit of pretty this week?  Pay a visit over at Find Your Sock Yarn for a chance to win one of my pretty reusable shopping bags!  Be sure and check it out!!  I apologize to those of you who may have tried to enter the other day when I announced it.  Due to some operator error (that would  be me) the giveaway did not post as it should have but it is there now! February 22  – Day 49 Changing of the [Continue Reading…]

Marmalade Muffins:Ree & Leigh{Anne}


Today’s Pioneer Women recipe is a yummy one and definitely one I’ll be making again.  I served them nice and warm right out of the oven on Valentine Day morning.  Tessa even got them delivered to her bed! If you are ready to make them right now but think you can’t because you don’t have any marmalade – no worries!  The recipe doesn’t even call for marmalade just lots of yummy orange juice and zest , so all you need is 2 oranges. I made them in mini muffin pans, [Continue Reading…]

Sugar Cookie Tasting Party


Note:  Don’t forget to enter the great giveaway I have going this week – go here! I have a  fun, quick post for you today (we’re running a little crazy around here right now!) Last week blog reader Bridee emailed me about a sugar cookie tasting contest she had – what a fun idea! She baked up 4 batches of different types of sugar cookies. She had collected a bunch of sugar cookie recipes from different blogs and wanted to pick a favorite. Her husband, 5 kids, babysitter and her [Continue Reading…]

Thirty-One Giveaway


To enter the giveaway for the darling Thirty One Organizing Tote just click here. This Giveaway page has been moved. If you have entered a comment on this page for the giveaway no worries. They will be added to the entries on the new page so no need to enter again. Thanks and please click on over to see the great giveaway!!!

Diaper Cake

Today I want to share with you another fun idea for a party cake.  This cake doesn’t taste quite as good as the candy cake idea I shared last week but it is super cute and useful! My niece Michelle is a cake decorator extraordinaire! She recently helped host a baby shower and this is the amazing cake she made for the party. Isn’t it darling!?  I loved the color scheme for the party – red and teal.  Do you recognize that cute little cupcake? Here’s a close up view.   [Continue Reading…]

Finding 50}Days 41-48


This week my photography class assignment had to do with light so you are going to see a few of the pretty pictures I took of the light in my garden.  EnJOY! February 14 – Day 41 My friend Dawn is a shortbread cookie maker and decorator extraordinaire!  Dawn gave me a pretty little box of her pretty little cookies this Valentine’s weekend.  They are almost too pretty to eat but knowing how yummy they are I ate them!  I shared one! February 15 – Day 42 Our mother/daughters lunch [Continue Reading…]

Rib Eye Steak and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

rib eye steak

Today you are getting double your money’s worth – two recipes. If I do say so myself, I outdid myself on Valentine’s Day!  At least that is what my husband says.  It’s amazing what happens when you cook a man a great steak! Because I was starting a Reset (helping my body not crave those carbohydrates so much and drop a few pounds) this week I went crazy with cooking and carbohydrates this weekend!! Valentine’s Day menu included Pioneer Women’s Rib Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce and Creamy Mashed [Continue Reading…]

Big Batch Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

Last week I shared with you this pretty picture.  It is a picture I took at my neighbor Carmen’s house.  This is Carmen’s beautiful work!! Not only is it a pretty picture but  it makes me drool just thinking about how yummy they are going to be and how good they will smell!  Because Carmen shared some with us I know for a fact that they were yummy! I received quite a few emails and comments wanting more information about the rolls, the recipe and how my  neighbor ships them so [Continue Reading…]

The Rusted Chain Giveaway


Today I am excited to introduce you to a new Etsy shop and sponsor of Your Homebased Mom. You know how I love Etsy, in fact I love it so much I opened my own Etsy shop! When Beki of the Rusted Chain contacted me about sponsoring a giveaway here on the blog and being a sponsor I was so excited.  Beki makes beautiful personalized jewelry and I knew she would be the perfect one to make my Word of the Year necklace! As you may remember, my word of the [Continue Reading…]