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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pancakes!

I have a little confession... In the past, I made terrible pancakes. Always. They were flat, chewy, and often burned. It was very sad.

But things have changed!

Late one afternoon, I put a note out on Facebook asking for last minute dinner suggestions. My friend shared this pancake recipe and I quickly decided we would have Breakfast for Dinner!

They are quick and my kids flip over them. Saturday mornings have become our pancake days. It has become one of my favorite times in the kitchen. I am learning that making pancakes is also making memories:) 

I think the secret is mixing vinegar into the milk to create buttermilk. (My mom taught me this trick ages ago and it is useful because I never have buttermilk in the fridge.) 

Fluffy Pancakes
Fluffy Pancakes from allrecipes.com
Click here for the recipe!
A special note *I use butter instead of cooking spray*

Sending a big "Thank You" to Danielle for sharing the recipe!

Happy Pancake Making!
Elizabeth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stitch Fix Review #2 No April Foolin' Around!



Well, I am officially hooked on Stitch Fix! I just received my second box and I am so happy with the goodies my stylist sent to me! It is April Fool's Day, but I promise, Stitch Fix is no joke! 

Here are my favorite 3 items: 

This shirt, I instantly fell in love with! It is soft and comfy. A little more bold than I would normally wear. That is what I like about Stitch Fix...it gets you out of your comfort zone. I wore this with my denim mini skirt they day it arrived! And I am a girl who always washes things first...that's how much I love it! :)


Loveappella
Baltimore Chevron Striped Knit Shirt
And this dress...I would not have given it a second glance at the store. I don't do fall colors. I am conservative when it comes to necklines. I was hesitant as I tried it on... and...  I like it... I feel good in it... I'm dreaming of wearing it to outdoor summer concerts!

Tulle
Gwen Abstract Print Keyhole Dress
This is the cutest skirt! I am crazy about bright colors. I am not sure about this item. It is darling, but I don't know if I need it. And that is important. I have another bright summer skirt I wear often. This one is $78 dollars. A little more than I normally pay for a casual skirt. But it is made in New York. I am willing to pay more for something made in our country. And how cool is Stitch Fix for offering items made here! I would love to know your thoughts. Should I keep this?

Leota 
Haylee Chevron Print Swing Skirt

This skirt was made in New York!

Here is a list of all 5 items. The styling cards show two ways to use each piece. Dress things up or down!

Leota Haylee Chevron Print Swing Skirt $78- Perfect fit, and made in New York!
41 Hawthorn Filbert 3/4 Sleeve Popover Blouse $58 - Too sheer for me. 
41 Hawthorn Alessandra Striped & Colorblocked Blouse $54 - Cute top, but too big under the arms.
Loveappella Baltimore Chevron Striped Knit Shirt $48 - Great fit! Fun, soft shirt! Made in the USA!
Tulle Gwen Abstract Print Keyhole Dress $58 - Out of my comfort zone, but I LOVE it! Such a comfortable dress!

Overall, I am very happy with my second fix! Courtney listened to my requests. She checked out my Pinterest style board for inspiration. The items fit into my price range. I asked for a colorful skirt for Spring. I also asked for something made in America and she found two things that I love and are made in the USA. Thank you, Courtney! I appreciate the extra time you took making sure I had a great box! 

If you all have any questions, please let me know. I feel like I have been posting more about clothing than ever before. I spent time cleaning out my closet in January and I am dedicated to only adding things I truly love, feel good in, and will use often. I would rather have 33 pieces I enjoy than 100 pieces that are so-so. 
If you would like a stylist to help you with your wardrobe, you are invited to use my referral link. (Thanks so much!)

If you would like to know more about how Stitch Fix works, hop over to my first post about the company! 

Hope you all have a good day! 
xoxo, Elizabeth

Monday, March 31, 2014

Menu Plan Monday and my Stitch Fix Dress! March 31, 2014



Hello Friends,
I hope you all had a good weekend! Ours was fun! My son took his first karate test and earned his orange belt! Little Polka Dot and her dad went to the Father Daughter dance at school, we helped at the church yard sale, and went bowling with our youth group.
What did you do this weekend?

I know most folks hate Mondays, but I like the fresh start...how about you?
What's cooking in our kitchen this week? So many good things! I have been eating gluten-free for the last 6 months. I can easily substitute gluten-free noodles and corn tortillas.

Monday- Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese (Without meat and with gluten-free noodles.)
Tuesday- leftovers
Wednesday- Tex-Mex Fajitas with fresh fruits and veggies. (I will use corn tortillas.)
Thursday- leftovers
Friday- pizza night! (I will have a big salad.)
Saturday- Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Sunday- dinner with friends:)

I also shared my simple way to get my family to eat more veggies last week. I will be adding this at every meal.

I promised I would share a picture of my new dress from Stitch Fix! I'll share two...one with a scarf and one with a necklace! Which do you like best? Thanks for your help! You can follow my referral link if you would like a Stitch Fix box of surprises!
41 Hawthorn
Freddy Sleeveless Chiffon Dress 
41 Hawthorn
Freddy Sleeveless Chiffon Dress























Hope you all have a very happy day! Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo, Elizabeth

p.s. I am linking up with Menu Plan Monday! Come join the fun and get some fresh ideas for dinner!
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