Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Michael Scott's "The Office" themed party.

My niece is OBSESSED with the TV show "The Office" so for her 12th birthday party she planned herself (with the help of her mom 😉) an OFFICE themed party.

The details were incredible!

My cute niece dressed as Michael Scott - - the boss!

Each guest got an invitation a week prior to the party that looked like this...

Everyone was assigned to come dressed a character from the show.

London was Kelly Kapoor and we made sure her outfit was complete with the drawn in beauty mark (London's idea 😂). 

My other niece (on the right) was Kevin.
I.  Died!!!!!

All of the food was taken from different episodes on the show...

Yes...they even did a jello mold with a stapler inside of it!

Also, their ENTIRE house was decked out with 'Office' memorabilla....

For their 'team building' activity...they went bowling!

And for party favors, my niece gave everyone some 'Jims'... well as school office supplies like cute folders, glittery notebooks and markers.

It was such a HIT! 

Have you ever seen "The Office"?
We've probably seen every single episode close to 
35 times EACH.

Monday, July 29, 2019

This Weekend:

* Friday morning I baked and cleaned the house.

It's a good thing we occasionaly have people over, otherwise the dust in my house might just never get dusted.

I tried a new recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies.
Chocolate + Peanut Butter is the way ot my heart.

* I met a dear friend for lunch at one of my favorite joints: Local Eats

We split the carne asada fries and the sliders and they were BOTH delish! 

* Afterschool we picked up London's bestie.
She had two items on her 'to-do' list with this bestie.

1.  Get Bahama Bucks

2.  Get glitter hairspray from Party City.

Done and DONE!

* The boys had their cute friends over Friday night for a hangout...

Chick Fila nuggets, a Circle K run + truth or dare were on their agenda. 

Joe and I hid upstairs for most of the night, with the exception of going downstairs a few times, just to embarrass our kids.  
{That's like a parental right, huh?}

* Saturday morning was glorious because I slept in until 10:30.  Why my family thought they needed to wake me up and TELL ME it was 10:30 is beyond me...but anyways...😂

* I worked on Etsy orders for most of the day...

...and then we met some of our very favorite friends for a date night at a {new to us} Italian restaurant for lots of laughs.

* Churchey-church on Sunday.

Cubby was so bummed he got all dresed up and then couldn't come with us.

I LOVED the quotes on the front of our church program.

I've been thinking a lot about the word MINISTERING lately and this quote is exactly what I needed to read.

* I filled in for the pianist in Primary and had the privledge of hearing the sweet kiddos sing THIS song.

Oh my goodness! 
It's my new favorite Primary song!!!
Such a sweet message.

* We had my sister over for Sunday dinner {roast beef and mashed potatoes, duh!} and then attended the Open House for our friends' sweet son who is getting ready to leave for his mission to Calgary, Canada. 

So much excitement in their home and I loved being apart of it!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Almond JOY cake.

As promised...I'm sharing my recipe for the Almond JOY cake that we had for dessert at our JOY themed 
Back to School Dinner last weekend.

A few things about this cake:

1.  I don't even really love the candy bar Almond Joy but THIS CAKE IS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!

2.  Serve it with vanilla ice-cream

3.  I kept my cake in the fridge after it was all ready and served it cold.


1 chocolate cake mix
Prepare and cook cake mix in a 9 x 13 baking pan according to package directions.  
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
26-30 large marshmallows
1 (14 ounce) package coconut
In a pan combine the evaporated milk, granulated sugar and marshmallows.  Cook over medium heat just until the marshmallows are melted. Do not boil. Stir to keep from burning.  Once marshmallows are melted, remove and stir in shredded coconut and mix well.  Spread over hot cake.
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
Bring the evaporated milk, butter and sugar to a boil on top of the stove.  Remove and stir in chocolate chips until melted.  Stir in chopped almonds.  Spread over coconut filling on cake.
Refrigerate until ready to serve!