Homemade Pasta Dinner!

I found this super easy and fun Pasta recipe on Pioneer Woman’s website! It had a step by step recipe that was so easy to follow! It’s so much fun to make with your kids! Let’s get started!

The recipe calls for only two ingredients!!!! Gotta Love that!!!

1 egg for every 1/2 cup of flour! That combo is the perfect amount per person so for our family of four I used 4 eggs and 2 cups flour!

Combine eggs and flour in large bowl and mix with your hands till you create a dough ball.Work the dough on a floured surface till it’s smooth and not tacky.

Separate your dough into manageable portions to roll out. I separated mine into two. Roll out the dough as thin as you can.

I used a pizza cutter to cut very thin straight strips.
Gently peel the strips off the cutting surface and collect on a plate.
Add cut pasta to a boiling pot of salted water and cook for approximately 2 min.

Drain and add your favorite pasta sauce!
Te Da!!! A super yummy, totally impressive, fun pasta dish!!! For reals guys! In the time it took the pot of water to boil we were ready to boil the noodles! This recipe is well worth the extra effort to make a snazzy meal your family will love! The kids loved being helpers and finding super long noodles to slurp!!! A new family hit!!!


You tell ‘em GIRL!!!

I hit the jack pot at my local thrift store and came across a huge selection of vintage patterns! I bought each pattern for 25 cents and had the perfect project in mind! The adorable illustrations on the envelopes would make darling greeting cards!



After finding a nice selection of patterns, carefully cut them out. I like to make color photo copies of mine so I can make multiply cards with the same image.

cut pattern

I them tape them on a page and make copies.


I cut out the images and paste them on top of retro scrapbook paper and add a fun and clever message that I had typed on my computer and printed! And there you have it! They make great cards or a small gift !


card 2

here are some of the messages I used on the lady cards:

- Here proudest achievement was staying blond hair!
- I only have a kitchen because it came with the house.
- Nothing says” Hello Sailor” quite like a ruby red lipstick.
- Someone was going to have to set a bad example!
- If you want breakfast in bed, then sleep in the kitchen.
- High maintenance doesn’t even begin to cover it!

And for cards with little kid pics on them:

- I child proofed my house but they still get in!
- Wow! I get to give birth and change diapers!
- Be nice to your kids! They chose what nursing home you’ll be put in!
- What if the Hookey Pokey is what it’s all about!


Teacher gifts

Today is the last day of Preschool! We made these cute Summer gift bags as teacher gifts!
A giant tote, perfect for the pool, is filled with a beach towel, a magazine to enjoy, sun block and a lip balm!

We also included a note of thanks that listed all the favorite things Macy learned this year! Hopefully this small token of our appreciation will help her wonderful teachers enjoy there summer!

What fun teacher gifts do you guys give?