Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Pattern Re-Mix: The Princess Nightgown

Make this sweet nightgown for your little one with the free linked pattern!  (sizes 12 months to 8yrs)

It never fails... at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, my lil princess sweetly handed me a note from her teacher, informing us: tomorrow is pajama day at school!

Of course it is!


Cheesy Penne with Meatballs Recipe (20 Minute Meal)

I love simple dinners that come together in about 20 minutes!  This easy and delicious Cheesy Penne with Meatballs recipe certainly fits the bill for a yummy, quick and easy family meal. (Thank you RagĂș® for sponsoring this post!)

Cheesy Penne with Meatballs Recipe (20 Minute Meal)

There's definitely a time and place for cooking from scratch.  I actually really enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and and trying new recipes.  (Though I don't particularly care for the cleanup that usually follows my "experimenting.")  My problem is, so many times I look up at the clock after fun filled day, and realize it's already after 6 pm.  That plan for the slow cooker meal I was supposed to start at noon?  Yep- totally out the window!  (I can't be the only one who does this, right?)  And yes, happened again yesterday, though I wouldn't call it a fun filled day since it was filled with floods, scary tornado warnings and last minute unfinished homework assignments...  :(


Inspiration Monday Link Party plus features!

Hey-ohhhhh! Hoping everyone is having a lovely weekend. If you're one of our partiers from the US, then we extend Memorial Day greetings to you, as well. And now that Memorial Day is here, I think it's safe to welcome SUMMERTIME, also! Grab your flip flops and sunglasses...the lazy, hazy, cRaZy days are indeed upon us.

We are so happy you have decided to join us for this weeks party!

My favorite link from last week was this awesome button up shirt tutorial 

from See Me Sew!


Strawberry Lemonade Slushies

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie Recipe

My poor little guys...  They've been so disappointed!  I've been trying to plan a special outing for us since late march.  We have a tradition to visit our local strawberry picking farm during the week for a special mom/kid/day off from school day.  It's not really about the strawberries, because really, we can get strawberries from the store anytime.  It's more about the anticipation of the trip and the fun of visiting a real farm and being able to pick our own berries!


Free Easy Breezy Halter Dress Pattern! (girls sizes 3 to 10)

You can never have too many cool and comfy dresses for summer, right?  This free Halter Dress Pattern is the perfect way to stay cool and comfy this summer!

Make this simple, Easy Breezy Halter Dress in about an hour!  Free pdf pattern in sizes 3 to 10 with a full tutorial.

Especially when you're working hard in the hot and humid evenings picking tons of wild blackberries!  (You can tell it was super humid, just look at all her little ringlets in that top pic!)