Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

I love breakfast. My favorite breakfasts are here at home. I love sleepy, slow-moving mornings in my jammies. I love hearing my little girl pitter pattering around the house getting into things. I love being oh-so-lazy with my husband and staying in our pajamas as long as we can… lingering in the blissful mornings moments.

These are our favorite pancakes. We make them when we want something sweet, hearty, and filling. They are so fluffy and delicious, you hardly can tell they are gluten free and semi healthy. Try making a fruit puree with them- mango is especially yummy. 















































//Gluten Free Pancakes
1.5 cups brown rice flour 
1cups brown rice flour

1/4  teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

3/4 cup almond or soy milk

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon agave nectar

2 bananas


Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add ingredients. Whisk until light and fluffy. Heat non-stick pan over medium heat and grease with coconut oil or non-stick spray. Add pancake to heated pan and cook until …bubbly, flip and enjoy! 

Create Kindness Craft

I like to think I am crafty. I have spent many nights on Pinterest and probably too much money on craft supplies at Michaels. But then I get around someone from my church who sews her own kids’ costumes for Halloween or shoulder up next to a woman making handmade cards and I get a little insecure about my skills. I was pretty stoked to get to try this fantastic craft box from Kreation Krate. It was so fun! 
I’ve tried a few times to sew, knit, and crochet. I can’t do it because I cannot sit still. Even while I watch television I need to be moving. I am one of those leg-twitchers. You know those people. The ones at the movie theatre who have developed an antsy leg bounce that never ends. I am always being nudged and given the evil eye by those around me.

My craft was to make three adorable chalk board pots for seeds using chalk board spray paint and washi tape. I also repurposed a glass jar and made a swee gift for my neighbor.

So I like crafts that take less than a month and that are relatively easy to follow. Hence, I really enjoyed Kreation Krate. I got to review this uh-mazing unique monthly craft box from Kreation Krate about a week ago. As a member, you will receive a box around the beginning of every month filled with craft supplies to complete 2 crafts. One craft is for yourself, and one craft you create for someone else, a Kind Craft.  The Kind Craft is what makes this box unique. Crafting is a great way to show kindness towards others, and Kreation Krate gets you started. The Kind Craft will either be for a Random Act of Kindness or for a specific charity. Shawna, the owner of Kreation Krate, is passionate about sharing her love for both arts and community service. These craft boxes definitely fuse both of her passions! I love the part of the craft that shares with others. 

My daughter loved helping me out (even though she got a little clumbsy and almost spilled the seeds everywhere!). 

I liked that all my supplies were hand picked and ready to use with instructions. I used my step by step manual and was able to make some great gifts for others. My sister is stoked to get the little planters with basil, cilantro, and mint to start off her little herb garden. I am excited to give our neighbor the kindness gift- wildflower seeds. And I made an old Ball jar into a fun chalk-board cotton ball container!

I really think this is a great idea for people like me who love to learn new crafts but get a little lost in what supplies to get and exactly how to go about doing them. 

To start recieving your own unique monthly craft box from Kreation Krate go here! (Use code DWELLINGTREE to get $5 off the first month). 


Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop 67 is now LIVE! Come link up!

Welcome to the Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop!


A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 67th week of the Let’s Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week! 

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I’ve never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That’s right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week’s hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! 🙂
Let’s Be Friend’s Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news! 



***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. 
Meet your hosts: 

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin’

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin’

 and your co-hosts:

Sarah @ Life as a Hughes

Rachel @ Life as Rachel 
Tori @ A Little Leigh Weigh


***This weeks featured post from last week’s hop:

Yes Deer

Hello! This is Chelsee this week.  So let’s talk for a moment about an issue before I get into the winner. A TON of you linked up amazing post last week, but due to the rules of actually linking up a blog post and and not just your blog url I was unable to pick you. This saddens me each week due to it being a reoccurring event and while as I would love to pick you I can’t unless you link up your blog post. So please linkup your blog post and not just your blog url.  Again, I hope that you all continue to linkup your posts each week because I must say that they are all very interesting to read! 
Now onto the winner! 
I am one that is sucked into anything DIY and especially scarves. Once I saw this post I knew that we had a winner this week. Cat provided an easy way to make your own infinity scarf, which I love because you can use household items to make it. I have to say her son, the photographer, did a great job capturing his mommy in her new scarf. I thought this was a post that you all would love especially since you could use it to make your own customized infinity scarf. I can’t wait to make my own and I will probably do this with my mom due to her loving scarves as well! I highly recommend you head over and look at this great how-to guide!

Go check out Cat. Be her friend. She has a rockin’ blog and a great sense of humor. GFC connect her. Tweet her today and say hello. 

Toot a loo!
Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! 🙂

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!
We would like to thank all of you for continuing to link up each week. We thought it was time to give back to those that support us. This month linking up with not only give the post you link up extra exposure, but it will also give you a chance to win fabulous prizes! Make sure you read all the details about this giveaway before entering!
#lfbgiveaway
The Details: 
-Must be 18 yrs or older to enter
-US Residents Only
-We will VERIFY all entries! 
-This giveaway will run for a month, each week you link up gets you another chance to win a 
$10 Starbucks Gift Card & Large AD Space on 
The Dwelling Tree (valued at $15) & Southern Beauty Guide (valued at $10)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck:)