Pie Picnic

7.06.2015

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Last week’s Family Home Evening was one for the books. Holding family night every Monday with a two year old that does not like to sit still can be rather challenging, but last week was one of those glorious, rare weeks where everything went smoothly! We sang three times the amount of primary songs we usually sing (per Ellie’s request, of course) and she helped give a little lesson from the Friend. 

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Of course, we always end Family Night with some kind of a dessert and this particular one was a hit! It’s been super warm (100+ degrees!) so baking? Not an option! (Especially for this super pregnant lady :) We’ve had ice cream quite frequently as of late (pregnancy cravings, remember?), so I really wanted a different option. Enter EDWARDS® Whole Pies. My new favorite way to enjoy dessert without spending any time in the kitchen or heating up the house with the oven! Blessed day!

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A pie picnic sounded like the perfect way to end our evening, so we toted everything down to the backyard. Our Let’s Playground mat has been a huge hit this summer. We use it for everything – picnics, the splash pad, painting projects, you name it! So we let Ellie go to town on a piece of pie (we tried the Reese’s one, it was amazing!) and didn’t even mind the mess since it wipes off the mat so easily.

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The perfect end to our little family home evening. We’ll definitely be going back to Walmart for a few more pies for family events and neighborhood get togethers. Even if the weather cools down, who knows what it will be like baking with two little ones in the kitchen. We’ll find out soon enough! (Plus at Walmart right now you can save $1.00 on any ONE (1) EDWARDS® Whole Pie by  with the Ibotta digital rebate, while supplies last) Do you have a specific night set aside for family time? What’s your favorite summer no-bake dessert?

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Happy Monday! XO

Red, White, and Blue (and pregnancy brain, too!)

7.03.2015

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Ellie’s Outfit:  Dress: Old Navy | Boots: Vintage from Aunt Lara
My Outfit:  Anchor Shirt: Pink Blush | Capris: c/o Pink Blush Maternity | Shoes: Target

My pregnancy brain is in full swing these days! One morning last week I got Ellie all ready to attend her fun preschool summer camp. Sometimes Ellie is a little hesitant to have me leave her places, so we’ve been talking this up like crazy! She was super excited and ready hours before we had to leave. Literally five minutes before we were about to head out the door, I double checked my email and realized it didn’t even start until the next day! Ah! Since we were all ready for the day anyway, we decided to head to a local park instead. We brought along our favorite summer treat – mmm, watermelon! – and spent the morning looking for potato bugs and exploring the “forest” aka a grove of trees. A morning well spent indeed!

As I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy, I’ve been looking for a few pieces that can transition for postpartum wear. I’ve talked about my love for Pink Blush Maternity, but I’m also loving their non-maternity items as well. I ordered this shirt awhile ago from Pink Blush during a flash sale and adore it. It’s lightweight and loose! It fits over my pregnant belly and will be a perfect, flowing top after baby arrives. And let’s talk about these cropped jeans! I haven’t owned any white pants since having Ellie, something about having a messy toddler + white jeans seemed crazy. After eyeing these for awhile, I finally took the plunge. They’re perfect for summer, chasing a crazy kid around the park, and lo and behold, they’ve actually stayed white!

We’re prepping for a fun-filled weekend ahead – 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year! I’m dreaming of BBQ’s, more watermelon, and fireworks if this pregnant mama can stay up that late. ;) Happy weekend to YOU! xoxo

Four Years, baby!

7.01.2015

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As of today, we’ve officially been married for FOUR YEARS! Holy smokes, time flies! We’ve lived in 3 different places (tiny first apartment, white house rental, and our home sweet current home), had baby #1 and get to meet baby #2 oh so soon, explored four different countries (Bahamas, Mexico, Norway, and Sweden) and survived almost four years sharing one vehicle. Life has been nothing short of an adventure with this guy by my side. So happy he’s mine forever! Here’s to a bazillion more years! xo

37 Weeks!

6.30.2015

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dress: c/o Pink Blush Maternity | sandals and bracelet: Target | hat: Jacob’s Scarves

We made it to 37 weeks! Ahh! The official countdown is on until we meet this little one and we cannot wait! Yesterday we had one of our very last doctor appointments and got to see baby sis one more time via ultrasound. She’s still measuring small (about two weeks behind they said) but she’s growing at her own pace, so she can stay snuggled up for a few more weeks. Wahoo! Sometimes I think I’ll miss this pregnant belly and then I remember that I’ll soon be able to sleep on my stomach! And the heartburn will be gone! And no more teeny tiny feet in my ribs! Not to mention we’ll soon be cuddling a newborn! Ah! That was a lot of exclamation points! But, seriously. I cannot wait. :)

It’s been in the 100’s here all week (ahh, feels like home!) so I’ve been living in dresses practically every day. Brian snapped these photos the other day – this is another one of my favorite maternity pieces.  I love it so much I have it in both the white and pink! This maternity dress is lightweight, feminine, and oh so comfortable. Pink Blush Maternity does it again! (Seriously, love their stuff!)

I haven’t had any real cravings as of late, but yes, I’m still eating all the ice cream. (We currently have 5 gallons in our freezer. When our favorites go on sale we stock up! ;) My workouts have turned into an evening walk when it’s not too warm out, or a good walk around Target. Ha! Ellie and I have been trying to keep busy every day going to the splash pad, playing in the baby pool outside, or finishing up our last minute to-do’s (like buy wipes! and diapers!) She’s been practicing her swaddling, diaper changing, and burping skills – she’s already a pro! Oh baby sis, we are so excited to meet you soon!

July Young Women Lesson Handouts (free!)

6.29.2015

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As I mentioned in this post, I have been working with the Young Women in our ward (girls ages 12-18) for the past few months. I have the opportunity to teach the lesson on Sundays once or twice a month and frequently make a small handout or printable to go along with what I’m teaching. Afterwards they tend to just sit on my computer (so lonely!) So for this coming month I made a few extras (one for every lesson!) to share with YOU! You can download the PDF file at the end of this post (for free!) just remember it’s for personal/church use only. ENJOY!

Young Women Free Lesson Printables
July Ordinances and Covenants Young Women handouts

Why are ordinances important in my life?

Free Young Women Printables and Lesson Handouts

Why are covenants important in my life?

Baptismal Covenant Free Young Women Handout

What covenants did I make at baptism?

July Young Women Handouts Free Printables

How do I receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Always have the temple in your sights thomas s monson free printables

Why are temple ordinances important?

July Young Women Free Handouts and Printables

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?
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Free Young Women Lesson Handouts July

DOWNLOAD JULY YOUNG WOMEN HANDOUTS HERE

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