Monday, November 19, 2018

This Weekend:

* Friday morning I loaded up my car with 20 fresh loaves of Chunky Cinnamon bread from Kneaders.

I delivered these delicious smelling goodies to all of the ladies in my stake who helped make our Womens Conference, such a HIT!  

After 3 hours of deliveries... was back to work at home on my Etsy orders.  

* Date night Friday night with Joe, my sis and nephew
 at Blue 32 {our fave!} I have yet to have a bad meal there.

* Saturday morning we took the kiddies out to Circle K for beverages + donuts at Bosa.

If you saw my daughter on Saturday morning here, I apologize.  She went into the store with JUST her socks on.  Seriously, how gross is that? 
I pick my battles.

* Joe took the boys out to the movies Saturday afternoon, London played at Grandma Marilyn's and I locked myself into my craft room for most of the day. 

I did manage to come out for air and go grab my
for LINNER {late lunch//early dinner}.

* Churchey-church on Sunday.
London and I attended a missionary farewell for one of my sweet young women from back in the day.

My heart wanted to BURST, I was so proud//happy//excited for her.  This sweet girl did such a great job and I know she's going to change some serious lives over in Sweden.

* We pulled out alllllll the Christmas boxes Sunday afternoon and found this gem hidden amongst the boxes....

I have no idea why I thought it would be a good idea to save alllllll of my notes passed from friend to friend in junior high and highschool - - but I did.  And I thought London might be ready to read them all but......

....they were a little "much" for her age, just yet.

I told her we'll give it another few years before she can read all of them. 😂😂😂

Also - - why was I such a weirdo in highschool????
These notes KILL me!!!

And yes, I even DECORATED the box!!!!
Extra points if you can guess which Tom Cruise movie that pic is from.  Also - - that quote!!!!😂😂😂

* I made our favorite Bruschetta Chicken for dinner on Sunday night.

The next time you're at Costco: BUY THIS SEASONING!

It is sooooo good and the recipe for the chicken is right on the back label.

Joe's buns under our Christmas can only mean ONE thing.....

Christmas decor is GOING UP THIS WEEK and I could not be more thrilled and excited!!  

We decorated the tree {and then I 're-decorated' what the kids did after they went to bed}.  Kidding......slightly...kidding.

One of my most favorite weeks of the whole year!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christmas Neighbor // Friend Gift Ideas with PRINTABLE tags!


I've got my holiday candles burning and my Christmas music's NEVER too early for Christmas in my book!

{Ok...maybe in July.  When Hobby Lobby starts putting out all of their decor.  But that's it! 😅}

I've created OODLES of printable tags this season for YOU to use! They can ALL be found in my Etsy shop HERE and they can ALL be customized to include YOUR family name!

One of my very favorite things about the holidays is the gift giving...I LOVE giving gifts! Especially to our friends and neighbors.  

Cue Snoop Dogg music

ANY ice-cream joint would work for this one!

And if you need to bring a White Elephant Gift this season....may I suggest a.....roll of toilet paper?!?

I seriously 'CRACK' myself up sometimes.
{I can see my kids rolling their eyes now!}

Find each tag for it's individualized description!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2fer Tuesday.



Can you even stand how cute they are???

They are made out of fabric so they're totally reusable and they come in sets of 5.  The black and whites that I just got are totally my fave but I think I'm going to have to get some red ones next.......

And yes...they even come with the gift tags!
SO cute, right?!?

* Last week at my local grocery store they were offering Pop Tarts for only .99 cents as part of some weekend deal.  I'll buy ANYTHING for .99 cents so naturally I bought a few boxes...for my kids of course....and quickly fell in love with....

HELLO Strawberry Milkshake!


1000 x YES!


Monday, November 12, 2018

This Weekend:

* Friday, I spent the morning over at an elementary school who had hired me to do some vinyl work on their bathroom stalls.

I LOVE adding postivity to different places!
{And to those who have asked....once I get through the holidays I'll be offering these vinyls as sets in my Etsy shop! So it won't matter WHERE you live...YOU can have them at your schools, too!}

* London and I had a little Girls Night Out on Friday night.

She chose to eat at Chilli's {anyone else automatially sing 'I want my baby back, baby back, baby back riiiiibssss' when they talk about Chilli's?  Remember that commrecial? 
No? Just me? Huh.}

Ironically, we ran into some of our dear friends so we joined them for dinner...

London and her favorite 3rd grade teacher!
Afterwards, we went to see....

This was such a DARLING, well done movie.
We both LOVED it!

* Saturday I spent most of the day in my craft room working on Etsy orders...

I can't tell you how excited it makes me when I'm working away and I hear a Hall and Oates song....

You better believe I always crank it right on UP!

* Joe and I snuck away for a little date night
 on Saturday night.
It really had been too long.

I was SO excited to take him to the new Grubstak that just opened up right by our house.  It is SO yummy and if you ever go {which you totally should!} you MUST try their chilaquiles.

Dessert afterwards at the D to the Q.

Their Reese's Outrageous Blizzard is pretty much what my dreams are made of, not even lying.

* Sunday we attended my sister's ward to hear my nephew speak about his 2 year mission in Barcelona, Spain.

He knocked it outta the park and did SUCH a wonderful job.
Hearing him bear his testimony in Spanish of our Savior Jesus Christ gave me goosebumps.  SO SO special.

My dad made it out of the hopsital just in time, too!
For that...we are over the moon grateful!!

My handsome nephews have been SUCH great examples to my own kids and I am so grateful for them and their willingness to serve the Lord and do what is right.

* We celebrated afterwards over at my parents house with Brunch.

Joe can be found like this on any given Sunday, right after church. 😂😂😂 My parents house is no exception.

The kids all wanted to draw names for their annual 'Christmas Cousins Gift Exchange'...

Yes....even our DOGS give to one another.

That's totally normal, right?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

2fer Tuesday.

{but it's on a Wednesday this week because I've been 
up to my eyeyballs planning our 
Stake Womens Conference + filling Etsy orders.}



RUN to your nearest Sodalicious {sorry - I think they're only in AZ and UT?} and try their NEW cookie of the month: 


It.  Is.  Heavenly!!!

Lastly...I had to laugh when I saw this...

...because who can relate?