Gemelli with Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas


All of our travels have come to a halt (at least until Labor Day) and it’s time to get back into the swing of cooking. I was craving something fresh and with  lemon flavors and came across this recipe in my Martha Stewart magazine and boy did this fit the bill. I used Rotini pasta, as that was what I had, and it was a fabulous combination. The lemon, dill and feta was so fresh and vibrant together. The best part about this was it was a one pot meal in a large sided skillet! Find the recipe here for Gemelli with Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas.


Back to School Organization

3D render of the inside of a classroom with back to school written on the chalkboard

With school approaching for most of us (although some have started already!) I found a few links some of you may want to use use.

Here are some back to school questions to keep or save in a memory book.

Here is a customizable chore chart to get those kids back in the saddle.

I love a good photo booth so check out any of these to print first_day_of_school_signs1 or these

Another way to end the day or end the first week of school is with theseawesome questions we put in a jar after_school_questions

Also here are some cute notes to put in your kids lunches if you are into that as well.

The Art Bus by Party Junkies

Calling all artists!!

We had an amazing party last night for Sydney’s 4th Birthday, and if I do say so myself, it was one of my best! I had read about the Art Bus on Stroller Traffic a while back and booked them before I even finished reading the article.  It’s an incredible repurposed school bus (with AC!) that the kids can not only paint the exterior of (and the tires) but is filled with amazing nooks and crannies inside for custom art projects, hair chalk, body tattoos, face painting and more. And the best thing about it is they come to you!

I can’t tell you how many guests couldn’t get over the fact that the kids could actually paint the bus! Inside the bus there is project for everyone of all ages, boys and girls alike and the staff takes the time to really work with each kid to create a masterpiece.  Check out some of our pics below and tell Selin you heard about them from me!



pj4 pj2You can also check out their Facebook page for more info.