Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wedding // Bridal Shower /// Baby Shower Favors + Printables.

You guys!!!!!
I've been creating up a storm and I am SUPER excited to be adding a bunch of new stuff for WEDDINGS, Bridal Showers and Baby Showers to my Etsy shop!!!

These MINT TO BE printable tags are the perfect little something for a wedding favor.  They can be used SO many different ways...

Do you know someone getting married?
Are you in a bridal party soon?

These personalized hangers are such a fun little thing for everyone involved in a wedding!

You can hang your special dress {or suit!} for the big day on it and then you have the perfect little reminder always hanging in your closet of just how special that day was!

Need more shower ideas?...

I've created these tags two different ways so they can literally be used to say THANKS to ANYONE for ANYTHING!

Are candles your thing?

How about HONEY?

And no...just to clarify..there is NO Baby Coombs buzzing ANYWHERE. 😂😂😂 It's just for the tag!

How about something for your wedding guests to wipe away their HAPPY TEARS with? 

You can get a package of 6 tissues for $1 at the $ Tree.  Attach these tags, fill up a basket with em and hand them out before your wedding ceremony!

And we can't forget the wedding reception send-off...

{I also found a package of 6 of these for $1 at the $ Tree.}

And just because everyone LOVES chocolate...

I do hope you love these as much as I do!

For all of the details and listings on these printables {and hangers!} check out my shop HERE.

Monday, March 18, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning the boys headed off on a little RV day trip with some friends...

While London went to Grandma Marilyn's for a girl cousin playdate...

{Seriously...how stinking cute are they?!}
Which left me all alone to run errands and get the usual stuff done. I stopped at the Disney Store to pick up a birthday present... 

I was seriously WAY too excited to see that the movie Ratatouille was FINALLY getting the recognition that it deserves.

SUCH a cute movie.
We've seen it close to 975 times, I'm sure of.  
But it's sorta like Disney never gave it much publicity.
{Don't you think a Ratatouille themed restauarant at Disneyland would be PERFECT?!}

I grocery shopped...

And as much as I loathe grocery shopping...it's always much better on a Friday than a Saturday...who's with me?  

I managed to slip in a little Goodwill trip...

Isn't that the truth?!?

And then I met up with Joe and London for dinner at the New Mexican Grill on Friday night....

Their carne asada tacos are my FAVORITE!
{As are their chips and salsa.}

* Saturday I worked on a BUNCH of new items for my Etsy shop.  I'm SO excited to share them with you this week! {Need to take pics first}.

We dropped off some goodies to a friend on Saturday afternoon.

Crumbl cookies. 
I can't even YOU GUYS!!!!

Their Biscoff Lava cookie might just be my new favorite!
It's a good thing I don't live within walking distance to this place!

*Saturday night we stayed in, grilled chicken and caught up on some Dateline episodes. 
 {We really like to live on the edge over the weekends.}

* Churchey-church on Sunday.
In case I haven't told you lately....I am REALLY loving the new 2 hour time schedule.  It's pretty awesome.

* We went over to our dear friends' house on Sunday night for a little St. Patty's Day dinner.  I whipped up some butt rolls...

...and our friends grilled up the MOST delicious pork tenderloin with green mashed potatoes, rainbow salad and asparagus.  It was DEE-vine!!!!  Oh and did I mention, pazookies for dessert?  It was heavenly.

Friday, March 15, 2019

A few random things...

 * Joe and I just finished watching this docuseries on Netflix...


Holy. Cow!

I didn't know much about Ted Bundy going into this series other than the fact that he was a serial killer.

This docuseries is GOOD.
Not gory....like I was afraid it would be.

It was VERY informational and VERY well done.

{Fun Facts: Did you know he escaped prison not once but TWICE?!? Also...did you know he was baptized into the Mormon church? Yikes! I had NO idea some of this stuff!}


Who else is ELATED that this show is back on?
Joe and I DIE laughing every time we watch it!

The Joe Bros are BACK! and I'm in LOVE with their new single "Sucker".  

Who knew Starbucks had delicious breakfast sandwiches?
Not me! I never go to the 'Bucks because I don't drink coffee, so whats the point?  {I do however occasionally get a cup of their peppermint hot chocolate}. The other day though I tried one of their sandwiches just because and YUM-a-LISH.

It was delish!

And attention all LOCALS! Speaking of sandwiches...

I discovered the YUMMIEST little sandwich shop in downtwon Mesa this week with my friend.

It's called Worth Takeaway and it was DIVINE!!!

I ordered thier Calabrian Turkey sandwich with their house chips and I wish I could describe to you just how much I LOVED it.  

Also...we splurged and got their banana pudding for dessert and YUMMMMMM!!!  You have GOT to try this place!

{Also...does anyone have a REALLY good recipe for banana pudding?  I'm wanting to make some now.}

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Goodies to Share:

I've got LOTS of fun goodies in store for my Etsy shop this year and I'm over the moon excited to start sharing some of them with you!

My goal is to add new product EACH week so make sure to check in from time to time to see if I have whatcha need.

First up....

...as promised, I've added back my Young Womens Temple Hangers with the NEW Mutual theme for 2019.

These hangers are to serve as a REMINDER to your girls, as they hang it in their closet, that some day....they'll be hanging their wedding dress on it and meanwhile...they need to be 'hanging' onto their values...in order to get them to the temple someday.

Included with this hanger is a free download of my
 "Hang on to your Values" tag. 

You can punch a hole in em, attach to the hanger and wa-lah! The perfect little something!

These make great birthday gifts, Girls Camp gifts, Young Women in Excellence Gifts...etc!

Details on Hangers HERE.

Next up....if you serve in a presidency or a leadership position...these calling cards make the perfect little something to hand out to those you serve.

Once you download and print, you can laminate them and attach a magnet so that they can be hung on refrigerators OR....give them as is and hang on a bulletin board. 

The important thing is that others will know the BEST way to reach you and your counseors.

Calling Card Details HERE.

Last up today...

I've created some fun, NEW tags to attach to a nice,fluffy white towel for someone's special day of Baptism.

There's a PINK set and a GREEN set!

Details on Baptism Towel Tags HERE.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Bread.

It's that time of year again where I start whipping up my favorite green 'bread'.  I say bread because that's what the original recipe called it but let's be honest...it's so sweet it's more like a tasty cake loaf.  

It turns GREEN {from the pistachio pudding} and it's the PERFECT little something to bring to neighbors and friends for St. Patrick's Day this weekend!

It's super easy and super delish!!


To pair this treat up with some of my St. Patty's Day tags you can find them HERE.

Pistachio Pudding Bread
{but it's really cake!}

1 package Pillsbury yellow cake mix
1/4 cup water
4 eggs
1/4 vegetable oil
1 small package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup sour cream

Mix everything together until well blended.
Grease two large loaf pans and pour evenly into each.  

Mix in a small bowl:

1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together and crumble generously over the tops of both. 
{You'll probably have some of this mixture left over.}

Bake at 350 degrees
 for 50-60 minutes for large loafs.

I also made smaller loafs and baked for about 40 minutes - just keep checking the middles with a fork to see if it's done.

Monday, March 11, 2019

This Weekend:

*My Friday started out at my least favorite place on the planet.
{I've recently just started calling it that.}

Tp, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener = almost $100.  Sigh. Good thing I had my Polar Pop with me to keep my energy up.😂 

{I'm also still bitter at the fact that Costco switched from Coke to Pepsi.}

* I swung by a place that I love a little too much afterwards.

You guys!!!
These cookies!!!!
They are DIVINE!!!!!

And don't they make the cutest little birthday treats?

Their peanut butter cookie was heavenly.
Yup, that's literally fresh pb OOZING out of it.

* I met two of my favorite friends for lunch afterwards.

We tried a new place called Tryst that just opened up out by us and it was YUMMY! 
{Bonus: they serve breakfast all day long - my favorite!}

* I met London and her friend at the park after school.

I lasted about 10 minutes outside with them and then Cubby and I went and sat in the car.  It was COLD outside! 
Like high 60 degrees cold!
{I'm a wimp!}

* Grant had a church Youth Conference Friday night so Joe and I took these two cuties on a family date night.

Locals: I forgot how much I love Teakwoods!!!

They have a Groupon right now and if you go before 6 pm you get all of their Happy Hour appetizer prices.

It was DEELISH and we had SO much food leftover.

* Joe and I watched the Gayle King // R. Kelly interview afterwards.  

There are no words.

* Saturday we kicked it at home for most of the day.

I hadn't been feeling so hot for most of the week so a day of doing nothing was just what we all needed. 

* I typed up a boat load more of my Grandpa's letters...

And the kids had friends over to play...

I love this sight of multiple shoes by our front door.
To me it means that friends are over and our kids are happy.

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

Aren't these three so handsome?

In Relief Society we discussed President Eyring's talk 

If you need a spiritual uplift, I do recommend reading it.

One of my favorite parts:

Many years ago, I was first counselor to a district president in the eastern United States. More than once, as we were driving to our little branches, he said to me, “Hal, when you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.” Not only was he right, but I have learned over the years that he was too low in his estimate. Today I wish to encourage you in the troubles you face...

So very true.  
We just NEVER know what someone may be going through.

* Pot roast for Sunday dinner and snuggles with Cubby.

Joe thinks Cubby loves him most but he's totally wrong.