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Fluffy Pancakes

These are our super fluffy pancakes.  They have such a great rise in the pan and melt in your mouth.

For these pancakes we take

1 cup of organic flour
1 1/4 teaspoon of non-aluminum baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
2  free range cottage eggs
1 cup of cream, half and half or sour cream
1/2 cup milk
coconut oil


Place dry ingredients starting with flour in a mixing bowl. Add your eggs (beaten) sour cream and milk to the top and let sit 5 -6 minutes. You will start to see the cream or sour cream and eggs reacting to the leavening. This will make your cakes more fluffy.

Gently fold in the ingredients. Do not over mix.

Cook on an oiled griddle on medium heat.  When bubbles form on top and pop making air holes, flip your pancake. When finished keep on a plate in a warm oven until all are done and ready to serve.
These are amazing with strawberries sliced on top and whipped cream.

In Going Home

I can smell it before I ever see it. It has been 15 years but it is as if not a day and yet it is forever and a day. The light is fading and yet I feel a desperate need to see it again. We make our way down the road and the local traffic is thick. I am crazy- in a sort of panic to get there before the sun sinks into its depth.


Before we can even park I slide out of the passenger seat and us girls run for the sand. It is cool and January but I pull off my shoes and run for it. There it is the sun sinking but my feet are enveloped by the coolness and the salty breeze is in my hair, I am home. Tears come unbidden - what a fool I am- but it is a homecoming an embrace- a welcome home, I wonder- how I ever left... even more, how will I let it go again?

I long for home, not the place I now call home but my childhood home. The place of laughter and friends, my mom and my dad. If only I could walk the short distance home and walk in the door.  If only I could hear their voices and throw my ar…

Living Room Reveal

Welcome to the Cottage living room! We're going for and ocean/lake country feel around here. Instilling both of the things we love with a mix of shabby chic, and French.


The table we picked up at a yard sale to refinish and sell... we ended up falling in love with it and kept it. The chairs are mismatched finds from yards sales. We recovered the cushions on the brown and white chairs with canvas and a French label. The end chairs we found at a local Ross.


 The couches are from Ikea. We added a collection of throw pillows, the green ones and cream ruffled ones are from Ross. The three square one are from Hobby Lobby. The two on the love seat we recovered with canvass and muslin. The throw blanket tossed over the arm is a yard sale find.

Related post: Ikea Couch Review



We have block out curtains on the end and thin sheer lace in the middle to let in filtered light.



The shells in the box we collected on a trip to Huntington Beach, the box we found at Ross a view years ago. We fi…

Vintage Baseball Game

Today we are sharing our trip to The Sam Davis Home for a vintage baseball game. We had such a great time and can't wait to go back!


Its the perfect family friendly game- with no cussing and no fighting. You don't have to worry about what your kids are going to hear while there, and you learn about the history of this fun sport.


It is delightful family fun.  We took a picnic but they had vendors there selling food and ice cream (which if I may say was delicious!) as well. If you go be sure to bring fold out lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.


The games are shorter and only last a few hours which is great if you have small children or just don't want to sit in the sun all day- this was the first game I didn't read a book through, I loved it!


The team members are all volunteers that love the history of the sport.