Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2fer Tuesday.

2 THANKSGIVING RECIPES TO TRY:



This one is SO yummy AND...it can be made in the crockpot!


Lamoreaux Family Dip

This one's a family favorite.
We serve it as an appetizer on Thanksgiving and it's SUPER yummy!

Here's what you'll need:


1/4 tsp. salt

1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese

2 Tbs. milk

1 Tbs. grated onion

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup sour cream

1 - 2 1/2 ounce package of dried Buddig beef

1/4 c. finely chopped green peppers

Mix cream cheese with milk, onion, garlic salt, pepper, salt and sour cream.

Cream until smooth.  

Stir in chopped beef and green peppers.

Serve with crackers and ENJOY!


2 THINGS MAKING ME LAUGH 
RIGHT NOW:




You guys I laughed WAY too hard for WAY too long at this one!


Monday, November 18, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning errands with a sidekick.


Poor Londy was home sick for a few days last week with croup.  No fun.


We made my daily stop at the Post Office {which I will say has gotten much, much faster lately.}

I worked on Etsy orders while London watched about 4 different movies. 

*Friday night I finished {yes! finished!} putting on the final touches to all of our Christmas decor and we put up our kids' trees in their bedrooms. 


I'm thinking London's room needs a little more pink, no?


LOVE the tradition we started when the kids were babies of giving them a new ornament each year {usually something that has to do with that year}.  For instance, in 6th grade, Carson played the drums and so he got a little drumset ornament.  So fun unwrapping them each year and hanging them on their trees.

* Dateline and sodas on Friday night.
If I have ONE pet peeve with Dateline - - it's that they make 2 hour episodes that should only be an hour.  

 I mean really, how much can they drag it out sometimes?
{I'm sorry Dateline. I promise you're still my #1}. 

*Saturday the kids had dance and so I snuck off to run some errands and hit up a cute little local boutique...


My motto in life is right below:


For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to stop by TJ Maxx.  On a Saturday.


Good idea it was NOT, but....


I scored the cutest little 4 foot flocked pre-lit tree for our family room....because one tree just isn't enough I guess πŸ˜‰

{Seriously though....never again will I do that store on the weekend}.

* Saturday night Joe and I took the boys to see THE cutest movie out right now.....

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Oh my goodness, we loved this sweet story.

It's definitely quirky but oh so sweet.

{Fun Fact: The actor who plays Hitler is also the guy who wrote and directed the film}.

* No churchey-church for London and I on Sunday.

* Fun friends over for dinner on Sunday night.
We introduced them to our butt rolls....I feel like our friendship is really going well πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning started out at Swig with a visit with my sweet friend over a Diet Coke and a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.

Swig's pumpkin choc chip cookies with cream cheese? 
Not bad!

* Grocery shopped afterwards...


Holy Moly! Fry's had some good deals!!

* Date night Friday night at the Gilbert temple.


It was just where we needed to be.
Things are so still and peaceful inside of the temple.
It was nice to just sit and be with my own thoughts.

* Tacos afterwards...

It was Joe's first time at Rusty Taco and he LOVED it.
I love it too!
Their breakfast tacos + chips and queso are my favorite!

* Back at home for the rest of the night I worked on 



There's something very therapuetic about working around in my craft room with the windows open and Christmas music playing.  Yes....Christmas music.  
I could not hold off any longer!

* Saturday morning London and I hit up a cute, little local boutique nearby.



She felt like she had hit the jackpot that day because I let her get Mountain Dew Voltage on our Circle K run.
{Don't judge}.

* The kids had dance all of Saturday afternoon.
Quick nourishment at the TB afterwards...


And yup...even more Etsy orders Saturday night.


{I πŸ’œmissionary ornaments!}

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

Carson gave a sweet talk in Sacrament meeting about 'Asking the Lord in faith'.  I was so proud of him. Hearing my children share their testimonies of our Savior makes my heart about want to leap right out of my chest in gratitude.

Also:  the dude who sat in front of us in Sacrament wore his sunglasses backwards and Joe and I...being the 5 year olds that we are...could NOT stop laughing at the fact that we had to stare at our reflections for the ENTIRE meeting.



Also, also:  Thank you to whomever hung up these sweet signs in the womens restrooms of our ward building.


Needed it!

* We spent Sunday evening over at my parent's house.  
It was our annual tra-dish of having the grandkids help my mom decorate her Christmas tree.


Also, per tradish, my brother made his famous Peanut blossom cookies.


Don't let Joe fool you.  
He didn't help. 
Just taste tested.

Lastly...we drew names for our 'Cousins Gift Exchange' which the kids love so much each Christmas!

It's completely normal to have a doggy gift exchange for all of the dogs in the family too, right?  

Please say yes.


We are slowly on our way to becoming that weird dog family

Thursday, November 7, 2019

November Ministering Tags.

Happy November!!

I've been up to my eyeballs making orders for my Etsy shop so I've got bad news and good news.

The bad news is - - I don't actually have a fresh, NEW tag to download for the month of November.

The GOOD NEWS is......I've compiled THREE of my favorites from years past for you to use again.

Surely, you haven't ever used ALL of them, have you?
😜

Enjoy! And please tag me on IG - @azmarci with what you come up with! 



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April Ministering // Friendship tags



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2fer Tuesday.

2 NEW MUST TRYS:


Picked this up a few weeks ago from Bath and Body Works and it is my NEW favorite scent!! Smells SO good!


These are absolutely delish!
We bought a rotisserie chicken last week and made sandwiches with these sliders and they were SO VERY YUMMY!  Found em in the bread section at our grocery store.

2 EASY THANKSGIVING TREATS:


Chocolate covered Oreos, Flipz chocolate pretzels, candy corns and candy eyballs. 


Chocolate pudding cups with construction paper!
Clever, huh?



Monday, November 4, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning errands which included a trip to the $ bins at Target.


More happy than you know to see that they're slowly putting out alllll of their Christmas goodies!


A quick stop by Goodwill with a browse though the book section, of course.  IG stories will be updated later with my funniest finds πŸ˜‚

* Lunch with Joe and his mom and sis at the hospital.
{Banner Desert cafeteria - your Philly Cheesesteak did not disappoint!}

Joe's dad recently had surgery and is thankfully back home now recovering!

* We stayed in Friday night, ordered takeout and hunkered down on the couch for a 2 hour Dateline.  
We really know how to live on the edge.

* Saturday I tore down alllll of my Halloween and Fall stuff.


This year is a first.
I'm going STRAIGHT to Christmas now and skipping over ALL of my Thanksgiving decor.  Before you say I'm crazy, I do have 2 good reasons....

1.  We'll be out of town this year for Thanksgiving and so I want everything put up and out before we leave town so that we can come back to a Christmas-y home.

2.  The lights on my 9 foot pre-lit tree went out last year {ugh} and instead of buying a brand new one this year {they're like $400-$500!} I am going to strand each and every branch with fresh new lights.  With my mom's help of course, because she is the stranding genius. Anyhoo - - this might just take forever because my tree is so big, so I'm getting started on it EARLY!

* Saturday night we attended a SURPRISE 40th birthday party for my cute sis-in-law Tauna.


We ate soups and rolls and s'mores outside and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. 

November in AZ is the start of our DREAMY season.

* We dropped by Crumbl afterwards to pick up a thank you gift for a friend...



Bad pic, but we tried their Midnight Madness cookie and YUM! it might just be a new fave.
 {Joe said it tasted more like a brownie.  I'm ok with that!}

* Churchey-church on Sunday.
I couldn't make it through our closing song without tearing up. 
Yet again.


This song just does it to me.
The words, the melody....it's my favorite!
It seems like each time I sing it, a new line stands out to me.

* Sunday dinner at my parent's house.
My mom's roast and potatoes always taste better than mine.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

On tap this week:

If you haven't gotten your ornament orders in yet....you'll wanna do it sooner than later as I do sell out each year.

* Putting up the Christmas tree!!
{Which means technically, it's AOK to start playing Christmas music now too, huh? πŸ˜ƒ}

* Uber driving my kids EVERYWHERE.
Anyone else feel this way lately?
😝