Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2fer Tuesday.

{that I am not getting paid for}

These are my NEW FAVORITE thing!!!

You can find em hanging around the Lunchables in your grocery store.  They are YUMMY and you can do SO much with them! I made my own lunchables last week, put some in a tortilla wrap....you could throw them in a salad, etc.

They have about 5 different flavors and they're ALL protein and low-cal so it's a WIN!


Make sure to leave a comment if you've been watching this!
I'm on episode 5.

While it's not as juicy as the first season...I still really like it.

It goes at a much slower pace than the first season...but I was so obsessed with this WHOLE case so any little detail fascinates me. 

{Besides my prayers, of course}



Monday, October 29, 2018

This Weekend:

* Friday morning I got a MUCH needed pedicure.

And when I say MUCH NEEDED....boy, do I mean it!

I always feel so bad for the pedicure people
 working on my feet.  
For reals.  
Next to a gyno and a dentist...this has to be the GROSSEST job EVER!

* I cranked out some new goodies for my Etsy shop!

These ceramic ornaments are near and dear to my heart.

* I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning out London's closet.

Why on earth does my NINE year old daughter have WAY more cute clothes than me?  Anyone else feel this way about their kids?

Also - does anyone else have to clean out their kids rooms when they're at school so you can purge and majorly get rid of the junk? {My daughter is somewhat of a pack rat! She wants to save EVERYTHING.}

* We had our ward Trunk or Treat on Friday night.

I LOVE that kids these days have SO many opportunities to wear their costumes before Halloween.  Makes paying the $$$ for them {somewhat} worth it, right? 😅

My cute niece came over to do her make-up and didn't it turn out DARLING?!

* Saturday morning we attended the baptism of our sweet little family friend.  Yes...I teared up.
Such a happy occasion. 

* We dropped London off at a dance convention afterwards and grabbed a quick breakfast at McDs.

Why is their breakfast SO good....and their lunch and dinner SO nasty?!  

{Fun Fact: my boys could seriously eat here EVERY day if I let them.}

* Chores Saturday afternoon and then we met up with some of our fam for wings at a {new to us} joint called ATL.

SUPER delish!

Also...can we take a minute to GASP at the fact that Grant is officially taller than my dad now?  Granted, my dad is a tad on the shorter side 😂...but STILL! G is growing LIKE A WEED!

* Churchey-church on Sunday.
I had to wake up BRIGHT and early for a 6 am meeting.
I can't even remember the last time I WILLINGLY woke up that early on Sunday.

{Side note: Waking up early has never been my thing.}

On Sundays I like to change it up and listen to Classical music.  Why did I never appreciate this stuff when I had to learn how to play it on the piano as a kid? There is something so soothing about it.....and I realize now as I just typed that sentence that I am TOTALLY 40 years old! 

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I'm already ready to tear down my orange and black and put up my Thanksgiving decor!  Who's with me?  I'm hosting Halloween night at my house though....so I guess I should probably wait.

Friday, October 26, 2018

MORE Rae Dunn // Russell M. Nelson inspired Christmas Ornaments!

My Etsy shop is freshly stocked with NEW Christmas goodies tonight and I'm SO super excited about them!!

This has been a pretty big year for our Church: A new prophet was ordained back in January who I love 

I wanted to create an ornament with one of his quotes on it and these two variations were born.

My Rae Dunn inspired JOY ornaments HERE

And my natural wood JOY ornaments HERE

Since I currently serve in the Relief Society program, I also wanted to create an ornament with the Relief Society motto on it:


Rae Dunn inspired Charity Never Faileth ornaments HERE

And then this goodie....which just so happens to have been the Mutual Theme for the entire world for 2018....

Peace in Christ ornaments HERE

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fear Factor Games for All Ages.

As promised, I'm sharing ALL of the details from our FEAR FACTOR game last weekend at our Halloween Party.

We broke into families and played family vs. family.

Each round got progressively harder//grosser,
so it was good to announce that to the participants so some of the shy, younger kids could be the first to go.  

Everyone in the family had to participate in at least 1 round.
There were 8 rounds. 


Each team picks one player from their team to participate.

Players sit on a chair and have to pull OUT OF THE ZOMBIE GUTS {cooked spaghetti with food coloring} - 5 different things. {Think...plastic spiders, skeletons, etc.}  

The catch was - they had to do it WITH THEIR TOES.
And nothing else.

First person to do this WINS 10 points for their team.

Note: this one was MESSY.  If I were to do it again, I'd place a plastic tablecloth on the ground so that the clean-up wasn't so hard.  Picture smooshed spaghetti noodles everywhere.


Each team picks one player to participate.

Player must place a set of vampire teeth into their mouths and then the first one to eat an entire powdered donut WITHOUT using their hands, wins 10 points for their team.


Each team picks one player to participate.

I purchased 2 plastic pumpkin buckets and placed at the bottom, 10 pennies.  I then covered them up with dirt, WORMS {yes, real! you can buy them at Wal-mart} and dog food.  

The first person to pick out 5 pennies wins 10 points for their team.

{2 people shared a bucket}.

{Keepin it classy!}

Each team picks one player to participate.

You are literally bobbing for TURDS {Tootsie rolls} mixed in URINE {apple juice}.  First person to pull out 10 turds wins 10 points for their team.


Each team player that accepts the challenge to eat a spoonful of the HAIR RAISING HOT SAUCE mixture adds 10 points to their team. 

Any number of people can try it.

Note: I used the HOTTEST hot sauce I could find at the grocery store and mixed it with fiery hot green chiles.

Make sure to have lots of milk on hand for afterwards.

Grant's mouth was on FIRE! 


At our local candy store, you can purchase legit, gross sodas.  My kids LOVE it.  Not the sodas.  Just the fact that they're gross and it's funny.

I poured a little of each soda into 4 different cups.

The first player on each team to chug ALL 4 cups {flavors} wins 10 points for their team!


The same candy store that sells the soda, also sells these gross, dried, flavored insects.

I put 1 cricket + a few meal worms each in a cup and filled up about 10 small cups.

Every person who ate a cupful of CREEPY CRAWLERS got 10 points for their team.


At my local grocery store I bought a jar of pig's feet.

Yup, they were as gross looking AND smelling as it sounds.

On the jar it said, 'no cooking needed, ready to eat'...so I took that as a challenge!

I placed each 'foot' on a plate and the first person from all of the teams to eat 4 bites of a 'foot'....won 20 points for their team!

Joe trying to choke it all down without barfing.

My husband was the only champ to give it a try...
aren't I lucky?!

It was SO disgusting watching him swallow 4 whole bites but he DID IT!!!!  

Winning team got a PRIZE!!! 
And bragging rights, of course.

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My kids LOVE playing this each year with their friends.
All year long I try to come up with NEW challenges....

You can't go wrong with it - - make it your own and your guests will LOVE it!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Coombs Halloween Party 2018.

As promised, I'm sharing EVERY last, little detail from our annual Halloween party last weekend.

This event is always one of my family's favorites!
We have SO much fun together with 3 other families that we've been friends with since BEFORE we all started having kids!

EVERYONE comes in costume WHICH I LOVE!

London was a UNICORN...

...which meant, naturally, I put my PUN skills to work and I became a....

UNI-corn, also!
{She wasn't really amused but dang I thought I was funny!}

This also meant that Joe needed to join in and he was a....
{and when I say 'needed' I mean 'I made him'}

...Candy corn!

As for the boys...

One was a {dapper} giraffe.... 
and the other was an...

Inflatible dinosaur.

Our sweet friends came dressed darling as ever....

We had a baked potatoe bar with chili, cornbread and mini Hawaiian sandwiches...

I even threw in some free SHOTS for the kids...mwhahaha!

I searched all over for cherry syrup flavoring but since I couldn't find any....I ended up just using cherry Gatorade.

These were a HUGE hit and I should've made up about 20 more for them to taste.

For the adult table I went with a black, white and purple color scheme...

And for the kids table I had each place setting marked with a plastic candy filled glove.

Our yearly game of FEAR FACTOR was hands down the highlight of our evening.  Little did I even know....my daughter can eat crickets and meal worms like the best of them! and my husband can chow down on pigs feet like it's nobody's business! 

I'll be sharing all of these game rules//directions with you tomorrow so make sure to check back if you're hosting a party this year!

The winning family of the FEAR FACTOR game scored a Swig gift card and some Swig-a-licious cookes to go home and make.

As for party favors....we gave to each family...

A Pumpkin Bread mix from Trader Joe's.
{My fave!}
I had high hopes of MAKING my own pumpkin chocolate chip bread but quickly realized I was running out of time, so store bought was the next best thing!

Like the favor tags?
I've created them as a FREE download to share with you!

Click HERE to print your own tags out!
Deliver with a warm loaf of bread this weekend or .... make it easy and BUY it like I did!

{If you're passing out bread to neighbors this holiday season...I've gotcha covered with some custom Christmas tags HERE, too.