Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Strawberry Cake Recipe.


It's officially BBQ season here and anything with strawberries always seem to make the BEST dessert for these occasions.

Last weekend I whipped up this recipe and it was SO refreshing.
Serve it with a side of vanilla ice-cream and you are good to go.  

EnJoY!!!

Summertime Strawberry Cake

1 white cake mix {use only the egg whites and make according to directions on the back of the box}
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tub of Cool Whip
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tub of strawberry pie glaze {found in the produce section}
4 cups of sliced strawberries.

Make cake and bake in a 9x13 pan.  Let cool.

Mix together powdered sugar and cream cheese and then add Cool Whip and vanilla.

Spread on top of cake.

Add your sliced strawberries and your pie glaze together in a bowl.  Stir until it's well combined.  Add to the top of the cake and put in fridge to chill.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2fer Tuesday.

2 Easter Classroom Snack Ideas:

Since pretty much ALL schools have put the ka-bosh on homemade treats, I'm always on the lookout for cute pre-made snack ideas. These 2 Easter ones are at the top of my list and OH SO easy!

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From Lil Luna

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{These are one of my kids' FAVORITE snacks!}

2 Things I'm Excited About:
{It doesn't take much, folks}
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Cadburry like eggs...but with Reese's???
Yes! Please! I'm jetting over to my nearest Wal-mart tonight to grab these.


Locals...

THEY'RE OPENING A TED'S HOTDOGS IN CHANDLER AND IT'S LITERALLY RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM ME!!!

Also to be noted: IT'S GOING TO HAVE A DRIVE-THRU!!!

Joe and I are SUPER excited about this one.
We LOVE a good dog.

Read all about it HERE.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

This Weekend:

* My Friday morning started out here...


...and it was good for my soul.

The very sweetest family that we have known for the longest time, got sealed together for time and all of eternity.

My heart just about jumped out of my chest and exploded that morning.  The feelings I felt just can't be described.


Afterwards, another one of my sweet friends put on a luncheon for everyone {this occasion definitely deserved to be celebrated!} and it was oh so nice.

I just LOVE the above pic.
As I was sitting inside of the temple, I looked around and saw SO MANY FACES of people that Joe and I have come to know and love with all of our hearts.  We are surrounded with the most kind hearted people in our lives and we are so grateful for that.

* Friday night was date night.
We attended AZ Farm Fest, which was put on by my ever so talented brother-in-law.


It was the perfect night with dreamy weather, good tunes and food trucks {which you know I'm a sucker for!}

We doubled with some of our favorite peeps and we could not get enough of this random little darling trailer. 

We weren't quite ready to head back home to the kiddies afterwards so we hit up THIS PLACE for the best nachos EVER....


I'm still thinking about this delicious-ness today.

* Saturday was spent running errands and doing chores. 
And I don't mean to brag BUT.....


I saved $87.33 JUST IN COUPONS at the grocery store!!!!
What the heck?! This is HUGE because I'm not really a 'couponer' per say. I mean I do LOVE coupons but I always and I mean ALWAYS usually forget them at home. {True story}. I was pretty proud of myself 😝

* Saturday night we headed over to some of our favorite friends' house for our first official BBQ of the season.


This group is a win! win! because our kids all play so well together and us adults have known each other since before our kids were even born so... it's always a blast.

We laughed our heads off together {per usual}, played games and devoured food.  My kind of night!

* Churchey-church on Sunday.


I just LOVE this quote from the front of our Sacrament Meeting program.

* Sunday night we hosted a little BBQ for a few fun families in our ward. 


The weather was perfect {again!} and so we all sat outside on our patio for most of the night. SO fun! Love these people!

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On tap for this week:

*The kids go back to school tomorrow!!!!!
I'll admit - - it's been a fabulous Spring Break. And if I'm being honest....I wasn't ready to send them back.  Until today. 😂

* Court of Honor {Scouts} for Grant and a Drama Club banquet for Carson.

* Cleaning and getting my house back to normal after 2 1/2 weeks of leisurely laying around and doing nothing.

* Sitting down with some peace and quiet and watching the Relief Society General Broadcast
I always LOVE their inspired words of goodness.