Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party #23

Today is a pretty momentous one at our house.

We no longer have any teenagers!!!  Our baby turned 20 years old today.  Not sure how that happened.

Tessa Leigh is a true blessing and source of joy to our family.  From the day she was born she has been loved, spoiled and adored. Her siblings call her the Little Princess but I guess that is a right and privilege that comes with being the baby of the family. We didn’t’ think she was ever going to learn to walk because anytime she whimpered someone would pick her up – that included her family and all the neighbors!

We are so proud of the beautiful young woman she has become.

Wilkes April 2013-1951And the darling little girl she was!

Tessa Leigh

And we can’t wait to see the amazing woman you will become!!  We love you sweet girl!!!

A few things from my week via Instagram:

We love where we live and one of the reasons we love it so much is because Portland is so weird!  You just never know what you are going to see or find around this city.  The other night when we went to dinner I found this – a crocheted covered street sign.  I bet your city doesn’t have one of those!  #keepportlandweird!


Because we’ve been having such nice summer weather I’ve been having to wear my sunglasses all the time.  The only problem with that is I usually lose a couple of pairs of sunglasses every summer.  But no more,  now that I have this darling sunglass case from Avenue Lou I know right where they are.  Avenue Lou makes a darling line of high quality sun glass cases.  They are so cute I had the hardest time choosing which one I wanted.  Check out their site for more info on the company.


Hope you enjoyed a pretty & delicious week!

The most viewed link from our last party was these amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars from Emmas Baking Addiction – oh my gosh.  Drool worthy for sure!

millionare barsWhat better way to celebrate summer than with a cute banner.  Check out the cute one 30 Handmade Days has as a free download!


One of our favorite summertime activities is making s’mores.  With this fun S’mores Pop recipe from The Crafted Sparrow you don’t even need a fire!

smores pop 9

The perfect way to cool off this summer – Blackberry Mint Lemonade from Simply Suzanne’s At Home.

1366 with textAnd when it is too hot to turn on the oven Life’s Simple Measures has the perfect solution – {No Bake} Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Trifles.


One of my favorite things about summer is all the beautiful flowers in my garden.  You can create your garden using this Create a Splattered Paint Garden from My Flower Journal. I love watercolors!

This week I have an added bonus for you! All links shared today will also be featured on my good friend’s blog, Mariel from Or So She Says.  Double the exposure!  So start linking.

So now it’s your turn  to share your pretty & delicious!!

So let’s get this linky party going! It’s easy – all you have to do is link up YOUR recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share.
Please no Etsy shops, giveaways or advertisements. Please link directly to the blog post, not your blog. I’d love for you to share something new that you haven’t shared at previous Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Parties!

A link back is not required but if you’d like to here is a button (or a text link is fine if you’d like but not required.)

Your Homebased Mom

After you link up then visit some of the other links and HAVE FUN!

Next Saturday I’ll be back to share some of the links that caught my eye and you can link up again.

Show me what you got this week!  I can’t wait to see!!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Happy Happy Birthday to your cute Tessa! I can’t imagine getting there someday with no more teenagers (especially since we just entered teenager-dom. Heaven help us all!) Thanks for featuring my banner too. Have a fabulous weekend. xoxo

  2. says

    Hi Leigh Anne! I know how you feel…my oldest child will turn 20 in two weeks and I’m trying not to think about it.

    It’s amazing how the time with them is gone in the blink of an eye.

    Your daughter is so beautiful and I know you must be so proud 😉

  3. says

    Thanks Leigh Anne for featuring my splattered paint project! You have such a lovely web site. Its so fun to see all the great ideas you and others share. I have met you a few times when you have been in Utah. I live near Tricia and David in Lindon. Hope to see you again!

    • says

      Tammy, When I clicked over to your blog it was so fun to see your face! So fun to find your blog. So I am going to be in Utah the first week of September and was wondering if you’d give me a few painting lessons. I took a watercolor class at BYU years ago and loved it and would love to try it again! What do you think?

  4. says

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I still remember how exciting it felt to move from my teens to twenties. Happy Birthday, Tessa! I hope your day is extra special!
    And THANK YOU LeighAnne for featuring my BEST Ever Blackberry Lemonade! It is so refreshing and delicious . . . I truly hope your followers give it a try. I know they’ll LOVE it too!
    Have a relaxing weekend!

  5. Mary Lynn says

    We have a program, here in Pittsburgh, called Knit the Bridge. Panels and railing covers are knitted or crochet for the 7th Street Bridge and it will be on display August 12th thru September 6th. It’s a site to see….. Happy Birthday, Tessa


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