Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A clever little Packing Tip.

A few weeks ago we went on a family vacation.

For those of you with little kids...you know...that packing for vacations can be VERY time consuming.

And why is it that once you're ON your vacation, you can never seem to find exactly the right things that you packed in your suitcase? 

 It just always seems so disorganized and once the KIDS get ahold of their bags...they're throwing clothes right and left on the hotel room floor, to find the outfits THEY want to wear.

Enter....my clever little tip!
{Spotted first on Pinterest, of course!!}


If you're like me...you pack 'outfits' each day for your kids.
And if you're REALLY like me and have a little girl....you pack right down to the details...
matching bows...matching necklaces, etc.


Easiest thing in the world.
Pack your outfits into ziploc bags.  
Label your bags.
Each bag gets it's own day.

When it comes time to getting dressed in the morning...instead of digging through your suitcase, you just pull out the bag with the respective day on it and wa-lah!  
It's ALL there!!!

I cannot even begin to tell you HOW MUCH I LOVED 
having this all done for me on my trip.

And my boys could go into their suitcases and just find the day of the week on their bags and get dressed on their own without asking me...."What should I wear?  What shirts are wearing today at Disneyland again??"  It was ALL there ready to go for them.

Easy.Peasy.Lemon Squeege.
Happy Vacation-ing!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2-fer Tuesday.

2 New Things I am 
LOVING Right Now:

1.Subway's Double Chicken Chopped Salad
 Ok, ok....I know that Subway salads are SO not new BUT....can you believe I've NEVER had one until last weekend?  
{Me either! I'm usually a sandwich kinda gal but decided to switch things up 
last timeI was there.}

LOVE their SALADS! 
 Helllooo?!?  Where have I been?
Love how they mix it all up together and LOVE their lettuce more in a salad than I do on a sandwich!

2. Marie Calendars MINI pies
This one could get me into A LOT of trouble.
Their chocolate satin pie is hands down probably my favorite pie. Ever!
Now...they make em in MINI versions....ones that you can eat in like 5 or 6 bites.
AND...they only take 10 seconds to defrost in the microwave.
Seriously...dangerous.
Their Oreo crumb crust just seals the deal for me.

2 Things I Strongly DISLIKE:

1. Sitting on a 'peed on' toilet seat.
Doesn't matter if it's my own toilet seat at home {darn boys!} or a public toilet seat at the mall.
IT GROSSES ME OUT!
And the worst part about it IS....once you sit down...you can't do anything about it!
The damage is done.
It's already stained your cheeks.

{Yes...I usually do a thorough seat wipe before I sit down but when I'm in my OWN home...why should I have to, right? Note to self: MUST get stricter about my boys lifting the seat.}

2. The Disney channel advertising new shows OR movies that are like 6 months away!
Why must they advertise things SO FAR in advance?
How do you explain the 'waiting game' to kids?  It's brutal. 

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Happy October 1st!
It's my favorite MONTH of the year.
Let the FUN begin!!!

Fall Church Leadership Treats.


Last week I held a Presidency Meeting at my house.
My leaders seriously ROCK and I like to show my appreciation for them at these meetings with a little type of treat to take home.

I had high hopes of MAKING something...
But my week got the best of me.

I wanted a treat that was 'FALL-ish' and so when I spotted these caramel covered apples, I knew I could put them to good use.


This is how they came straight from my local grocery store.
{LOVE their bakery!}
I'm not a HUGE fan of curly-q ribbon so I slid that ribbon off and added.....


....some orange gingham ribbon.
Much better, no?


I whipped up a tag and tied the whole thing together with twine.


Simple Pimple!
For reals.  
Especially when you don't have to even MAKE anything, right??

So here's the deal...
Since my mom is the Relief Society President of her ward.....I made some Relief Society tags for HER to use.
And since my sister is the Primary president in her ward....I made some Primary tags for HER to use.

And since I LOVE my bliggity-blog readers SO MUCH.... I'm sharing ALL OF THEM!

For Young Womens TAGS click HERE.
For Relief Society TAGS click HERE.
For Primary TAGS click HERE.

ENJOY!!!
xoxo