Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2fer Tuesday.

2 St. Patrick's Day Ideas Worth Sharing:

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These Top o' the Morning Pancakes from Betty Crocker.
My kids' heads might explode if I made them for em because hello!?! JUST the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms???

That's pretty much their fave thing of all time.

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Pinch Proof Punch tags from My Sister's Suitcase.

This one has Carson's name written ALL over it.
No joke - when he was little and he didn't get his Gatorade {he's never been a big milk drinker and yes, we buy the G2 to cut back on the sugar} we would say 'watch out...he's gone into a Gato-RAGE! πŸ˜‚

2 Things I LOVE Right Now:


Locals: If you like good mexican food THIS is the place for you. Their chips and salsa + their Flying Saucers are my FAVORITE!!!!

They just opened up THIS WEEK so go over and show them some love.  It's a beautiful restaurant. You order at the counter and then they bring the food to you. Oh and how could I almost forget....their Diet Coke is hands down the best. 

It's located on the NW corner of Higley and Baseline.
And guess what? Tonight it's TACO TUESDAY!!!

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THIS song by Andy Grammar.
Love Love LOVE.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

This Weekend:

* Friday morning started out with a dr's checkup for Grant.


We met up with Joe afterwards for a quick breakfast HERE.


Nothin like chips and salsa in the morning time, right?😜
{Us Coombs could eat it any time of they day.}
Their breakfast burritos are a MUST. 

* Grant and I swung by my favorite local bakery...


...to pick up some treats for some people before bringing him back to school.

*Grant had a basketball game on Friday night.


He was pretty much on fire and scored a total of NINE points!

Afterwards, we let him pick a place {any place!} that he wanted to go and get dessert.

He chose....


...the local gas station that just opened up right by our house.
😳
Seriously.
I was thinking...Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen, Sonic....
but the gas station it was!

* Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to go over and help clean our church building.


I'm not gonna lie - - I dreaded waking up EARLY on a Saturday. But I felt OH SO GOOD afterwards about the service we rendered for our beautiful church.

We are SO blessed to have such a wonderful building to go to each week. 

* Chores, chores, chores on Saturday afternoon followed by date night for Joe and I.

So super bummed. We had planned to go and see the movie 'Lion' and when we got there, the show was ALL SOLD OUT. 

Granted, we could've tried another theater but....
it was 50 degrees outside and rainy and I was way too freezing to try it again. {I know, I'm a wimp!}

We settled for dinner at BJs and their dessert mint chocolate chip pazookie almost made up for the fact that we didn't get to see our movie.


YuM!

* Churchey-church on Sunday.
It was just the spiritual uplift I needed.

In Relief Society, our teacher showed THIS short little video and of course I cried like a baby. 

It was all aboutFaith.
Such a difficult at times thing yet such a NECESSARY action needed in life.











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Friday, February 17, 2017

2fer Tuesday {on Friday}.

2 Shows You Need to Be Watching:

Thursday night has quickly become one of our favorite nights for TV watching, mainly because of the following 2 shows. 

Who else looks forward to putting your kids to bed and watching shows with your spouse on the couch for the rest of the night? 

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This one is on FX and it's on the 2nd season.
I would highly suggest starting with the 1st.

If you like Zach Galafanakis {we LOVE!} and you like dry comedy - - this one's a must.

Joe and I die laughing!

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And this one is on NBC and it's just too funny.
The characters are quirky and we laugh so hard at it each week.

2 Randoms:


I'm such a sucker for articles like this on the internet.
And that fact that REESE'S PIECES was the MOST popular snack the year I was born....it all makes sense now! 
{FYI I am Reese's obsessed!}

Also?


McDs really needs to bring back the McWraps.
They were tasty and a lot healthier than some of their other stuff.


Ummmm...how did I miss these?!?!
I was pregnant with Grant that year - - I was ALL ABOUT THE SWEETS!!! Fingers crossed that one day they'll bring em back.

And since we're talking about food...

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Drive to your nearest Popeyes and try this out.
JUST DO IT!

My family is pretty much ga-ga for Popeyes.
If you like chicken and waffles -- you will LOVE this!

Plus...it's only 5 bucks so......SCORE!

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
I promise to have my before and after pics of Operation Wall Re-do in my weekend wrap-up post. 

Today is my day to 'TAKE CHARGE OF MY HOUSE!'
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I'm not kidding when I say that EVERY single room right now {upstairs AND downstairs} looks like a bomb has exploded in it. 😳

Wish me luck!
xoxo



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This {Pre V-day} Weekend:

* Friday morning I headed out to Phoenix to my very favorite cake decorating store on the planet.


This place is worth the little drive out there.
They have everything and anything you could possibly need!

* I helped pack up Joe and Grant for their Scout campout for the weekend and then we grabbed a quick lunch at Cafe Rio...


I don't think I could ever get sick of this place.

* Sent the boys off and finished up some Valentines for my friend who is a teacher up at the school...


* Friday night Carson, London and I met up with my parents at the movie theater to see....

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Oh my goodness!!!!
This movie was THE SWEETEST!!!!!

It's a must see for all of you dog lovers.
I bawled my eyes out.

My dad, who falls asleep in EVERY movie!, even stayed awake for the entire thing and said it was one of the BEST movies he's seen in a long time.

Go see it.
It made me wanna cuddle Cubby even harder when we got home.

* Saturday morning my friend's husband came over to crank out Operation Wall Re-Do for us.



We ran out of wood so we had to get more which means I've got to finish painting that top part and then it will be ready to go!

Eek! I'm so excited to put everything back into place and show you the before and after pics! I just LOVE it.

* Saturday night my Mom and Dad held their annual Lamoreaux Family Adults Only Valentine Dinner.


I just love this little tra-dish that my parents started a few years back.  It's so fun to get together and visit - sans kiddos.


Fine china and a fancy meal - the evening did not disappoint!
I only wish Joe would have been able to make it - - he and Grant were up north stuck in the mud.  Literally.  My poor mini-van will never be the same πŸ˜‚

* Churchey-church on Sunday.
Our presidency visited our last ward conference for the year.
I just LOVE that part of my calling.
It's SO fun to get to know all of the different sisters in our stake.  

* Sunday afternoon was spent in the kitchen, baking sugar cookies with Grant.


He wanted to earn all of his own money for Scout camp and so we took orders and...25 dozen later...😳


This kid was a champ.
So fun to have him in the kitchen baking with me.
My OCD might've been going a little beserk but that's ok, right?😜

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Happy Valentine's Day today!!!!
Things should hopefully slow down a little this week and I'll be back to my regular posting.

We are celebrating tonight by taking the kids out to dinner.
Joe and I will celebrate on Saturday - without the crowds, hopefully.

xoxo

Friday, February 10, 2017

TGIF + a mod podge of stuff!

Happy Friday!
How is it possibly already Friday?

This week has flown by...hence the shortage on blog posts.
Not even sure how the week slipped away from me but I'm HERE! Another BUSY week is in the books and we are oh so grateful.


This sign at JoAnns made me giggle. 


I love jars about as much as I do chalkboards.
{That's A LOT!}
LOVE these cute jar cover kits at Hobby Lobby {in their summer section}.


My dog feels the need to drink right outta a cup like I do.
This photo is what I call 'NOSE DEEP'.
{And no...I wasn't letting him drink Diet Coke. I do have limitations. It was JUST ice πŸ˜‚}


Operation Wall Re-do goes down tomorrow.
Eek! I am so excited.

I've been listening to THIS song on repeat all week. 
You guys....it's SOOOO good.

Also THIS song. 
I finally got around to watching the Carpool Karaoke with him and it just reminded me of WHAT A GOOD SINGER HE IS!!!!
Oh goodness - I do love him.

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Just 4 more days until VALENTINES DAY!
What are your plans?
Joe and I usually celebrate either a few days before or after {never on the actual day - - way too busy out for our liking!} and on Valentines night we have a fun FAMILY dinner together.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

London's Valentine.


When I walked past these strawberry flavored Yoohoos at Target, I just KNEW I had to use them somehow for London's classroom Valentines this year.


They were about $2 for a package of 10!
And really....the chocolate ones would work too because what kid doesn't LOVE these? My kids always BEG me to buy them but I never do 😁 They were so stoked to see these sitting in our kitchen the other day.


I'm offering these as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD in my Etsy shop right now so you can do the same thing! 

There are 9 on a page and upon purchase, you can print them out however many times you need! Just download, print, cut and attach to a box of Yoohoo!

Details HERE.

Just one more week until VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

This Weekend:

* Friday morning I hit up Lowes.
Gosh, I love looking thru this place.


We've been in our home now for 12 years {12!} and I've gotten the itch to start changing things up a bit.  Ideally - I'd like to re-do ALL of my light fixtures but I'm starting with the one in my kitchen. So many options.

Our dear friend has so kindly offered to do a plank/shiplap wall for us in our family room and so we met so I could purchase all of the wood....


I am OH SO EXCITED about this!
Project goes underway on Saturday.
Cannot wait to share before and after pics.

* My afternoon was spent putting together my 


I LOVE how this month's message goes along so perfectly with Valentine's Day.

* Friday night basketball game for Grant.


Tough loss, but he had his fan club there to cheer him on which always pumps him up.


* Saturday morning the boys headed off to a service project while London and I got chores done around our house.  First up though was some breakfast fuel at our favorite joint.


London prefers to order the breakfast sandwich now.
Minus the sandwich.
She JUST eats the sausage.  
Have I not taught her anything about my love for carbs?!?

Once back home...London was on Cubby duty...


...while I prepped for a little shin-dig at our house later that evening.

* When the boys returned, Grant got straight to work in the kitchen with me. I taught him how to make sugar cookies.


He's wanting to earn ALL of his own money for Scout camp this summer and so we'll be baking up a storm this week and next, selling cookies for Valentines Day. 

* Joe and I hosted a little Valentine party at our house on Saturday night. Adults only.


I kept it classy {as usual} with the party favorsπŸ˜‚


So fun to get together with friends and laugh our heads off.

* Sunday morning we attended our niece's baby blessing.


Such a special morning.


And I just love this sweet little cousin/friendship.

* Took a big fat nap afterwards and then we headed over to my parent's house for a little Superbowl Party.


I think my favorite part of the Superbowl goes in this order:

1. The food
2. The commercials
3. The halftime show {LOVED Gaga!}
4. The actual game

Who's with me?
Sad the Panthers lost.  SO DANG CLOSE!!!

* We headed home and tucked the kiddies into bed and then Joe and I finished off our weekend by watching SNL.  

You guys!!!!!!
It was EVERYTHING!!!!

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She NAILED it and I am STILL dying laughing over it.

We also laughed our heads off at the opening skit.

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Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump is just pure gold.
His facial expressions are priceless.

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On the blog tomorrow....

London's class Valentines!
I'll be offering them as a printable in my Etsy shop so stay tuned.....
Super duper easy and something ALL of the kids will enjoy.