I know it has been quite some time, but I just wanted to share some news with everyone….
I am now an independent consultant with Jamberry Nails!
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This past week Cleo (my almost 10 year old) has been at sleep away camp. That left just Sadie (my energetic 6 year old) and I to make our own fun! I have to say at times it can be tricky to keep this little 6 year old entertained, but this week, we did some pretty fun things!
Monday- We spent the day at the pool
Tuesday- We took her new library card to the library and picked out some books, and she signed up for the Summer reading program! This little thing cracks me up! She is always so determined! The program requires that you read 15 books by August 4th and this week Sadie has read 7!
Wednesday- Sadie got to meet baby Luke! Then she helped me make more of my homemade pasta! Yum!
Thursday- Sadie invited a friend over and we made homemade pizza and homemade kool-aid dough! It was so much fun!
Everyone needs to try this out!
1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/4 Cup Salt
1 Kool-Aid packet…any color
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 Tablespoon canola oil
Making the playdough:
Mix Flour, salt, Kool-Aid and cream of tartar. Add boiling water and oil. Mix with spoon until cool. Then mix with hands to form ball. Add flour if still sticky.
Play on wax paper.
For the cake:
3/4 Cup Softened Butter
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
4 Egg Whites
2 1/4 Cups Flour
2 ts baking powder
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Salt
3/4 Cup Milk
1 TBS Cinnamon
Cream Butter and Sugar together. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture and stir in milk gradually.
Bake 16-18 minutes at 375. Cool before adding frosting
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ts vanilla
1 package of bacon
1 Cup maple syrup
In a Med. bowl cream together cream cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla and add sugar gradually. Store in fridge. Fry bacon until crispy. Before removing from skillet pour a line of maple syrup down each strip of bacon. Once cool, crumble bacon over iced cupcakes and drizzle with leftover syrup. Enjoy!
The girls and I had a really fun time preparing for 4th of July!
First we made yummy 4th of July cookies
Then we made Festive Tiaras
The last thing we did was “Firework” painting! I had the girls dip koosh balls we got at the dollar store into red and blue paint and smack them onto poster board!
They had so much fun…I think maybe a little too much fun! Haha!
Click on the little links to pin on Pinterest
I hope everyone had a fun and
safe Fourth of July!
Tomato Squashing….really fun!
Then we started on the dough…
First We hand rolled it out!
Next we fed the flattened piece through the pasta cutter, and ended up with a ton of spaghetti strings!
So a lot of exciting things have been happening!
Friends Matt and Olivia were married last weekend! It was a beautiful wedding! I made the Flower Girl’s tutu:
They seem so Happy!!!
We also have a brand new baby that entered the world on Monday!
Jennifer had baby Luke on Monday at 6:28 p.m! He weighed in at 8 lbs 2 oz!
And he is ABSOLUTELY precious!
My latest fun activity with the kiddos was Water Balloon painting!
I filled a bunch of water balloons with paint and they had fun throwing them at the fence! Here are the pictures:
I have some better ideas for next time to make the paint brighter and to have them pop better(Thanks to my cousin Hannah!)…a lot of them ended up in the grass!
Tonight Christopher and I are breaking out the pasta maker we got as a wedding gift and making homemade pasta and sauce!! I am SUPER excited!!! Pictures on that to come!!
This past week was my first week at home with the girlies and we had A LOT of fun!!!
Monday: We had a “Backwards Sleepover”- We started at 9 a.m. with donuts and the girls friends left around 3 p.m.
We did all the things kids do at sleepovers…except sleep over! 🙂
We had a scavenger hunt and the girls looked for all the items they needed for their sleepover:
I divided the girls into 2 teams…Team Pink and Team Purple- All the items had a pink or purple tie on them so the girls knew which items belonged to them!
After they found all the items we played a couple of games:
>Who’s in the Bag- the girls played musical sleeping bags, and the other girls had to guess who was in each bag.
>Where’s My Stuffy- The girls were blindfolded and they each had to find the stuffed animal they brought in a pile of stuffys!
After the games we painted nails
Tuesday: We went swimming. We took a picnic to the neighborhood pool!
Thursday: We went swimming AGAIN! This time at my parent’s house
Coasters- We lined the bottom of tiles with camouflage felt, and mod podged pictures on top!
Looking forward to all the fun next week brings!
On a closing note:
Happy Father’s day to both my Daddy and my father in law!
Summer has officially begun! So to catch you up on what has been happening lately…
My cousin Hannah and my Uncle Steve have moved back to the big D!
We celebrated with a pool party the weekend before school ended for the kiddos:
Stella chilling in the pool…actually that was the most I could convince her to get in!
Step 3: Stir in Vanilla
Step 7: Cut into squares and enjoy!
So in other news….
My beautiful baby sister graduated!!! So proud!
So this week begins my Fun summer with my little girlies! I will have to keep everyone posted on all of the neat things we have planned! I also have some yummy recipes I am making this week…some of which include a pretty amazing ingredient…
ONIONS! From OUR backyard! Christopher began gardening in March, and these are the first veggies ready for use! They smell delicious and I am sooo excited to cook with them!!
We just made a few little changes to our kitchen to make it feel more like our own! There are still so many things I would like to do to it (Paint, redo cabinets and drawers, counter tops), but we are slowly taking baby steps!
First, we got a pots and pans hanger for our wedding, and Christopher was so sweet to put it up the night before my birthday, to surprise me!
So, another change I have been meaning to make is to put up all of the adorable plates all of our guests signed at our wedding (In lieu of a guest book)
Here are all the plates:
I bought some cheap plate hangers at Hobby Lobby (1.99 each)
Here is the kitchen before: