Mar 28, 2014

Perfect Pairs…

I had a cute young woman get married and so me and the other YW leaders went in on this shower gift. I thought it turned out super cute!


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Here is a list of some of the ideas we came up with:

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Cookies & Cookie Jar

Fork & Spoon

Dish Soap & Towel

Salt & Pepper

Hugs & Kisses

Candle & Flame

Chips & Dip

Pen & Paper

Recipe Book & Apron

Hot Cocoa & Mugs

Popcorn & a Movie

Nov 21, 2013

Friday Faves…

I had a few minutes to sit down today and type-I miss it! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you.

1.Vanilla and Cinnamon Chex. Seriously. YUM!

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2. Peppermint Body Scrub. Heavenly.



3.  This quote- I need to remember this, I am trying slowly to change our eating habits around here and sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about all the JUNK we eat- it’s in EVERYTHING! This is helping me remember that even small changes can make a big difference! :)


And this book is darling. I think I might need it! Braxton LOVED it, we read it twice within an hour and now he talks about Junk Food Dude and Green Smoothie Guy when making any food choices! Love it!


4. Life changing! Seriously. I have a glass cook top on my stove and this is hands down the best cleaner for it. It makes my stove look brand new! I get it at Don Asletts Cleaning Center.


5. I’m a documentary freak. It’s the only TV I’ve watched in about 6 months but I loved both of these. Both are on Netflix.

STUCK.   Death By China.

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6. Kind of loving this too. Humans of NY. People are fascinating don’t you think?


7. Oh and this Pumpkin Steamer?! You have got to try it! It’s pretty great! Tastes just like pumpkin pie. MMM!


Milk, Creamer to taste, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. I’m thinking Santa might like this for a treat instead of his regular old cup of milk this year! ;)

Aug 5, 2013

Essential Oils Class

I am SO excited to attend this class! It's free and anyone can come. 
  Have a great day friends! 

Jul 20, 2013

Coconut Crazed…

It’s safe to say I’m head over heels obsessed with coconut these days! These treats aren’t healthy, and I don’t eat them all the time, but balance is key right?! I once heard a woman at an essential oils class I attended say “ It’s not what you do sometimes, it’s what you do most of the time.” So I say go ahead and indulge once in a while!

So what’s on my sweet tooth list these days?

#1  Lime + Coke or Dr. Pepper + Lime + Coconut= Sonic Dirt Diet Coke.


#2 Coconut Oreos


#3 Fresh fruit- favorite include peaches, strawberries and raspberries, anything you have on hand will do though! Sounds healthy right- that is until I drench it in coconut creamer! Mmmm.

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#4 Toasted Coconut almonds- this treat really is good for you!


#5 Orange Leaf frozen yogurt- my personal favorite- Yep- Coconut flavor with fresh fruit piled high and topped with fruity pebbles or more toasted coconut.


#6 We’ve had plenty of these this summer! Snow Cones. I usually end up with some coconut flavoring on mine. Want to make your own snow cone syrup? Here’s my recipe.



Home Made Snow Cone Syrup

4 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 packages Kool-Aid of your desired flavoring for example- 1 T. coconut extract
Bring water and sugar to a boil, add Kool-Aid. Cool and pour over crushed ice.


#7 It’s almost time to harvest all of that zucchini from the garden! This recipe came from my sweet friend Janeal {who has impeccable taste and just started up her own online boutique called Simply Sage Market}

Anyway this is THE BEST recipe for Coconut Zucchini Bread. It’s really to die for, you should probably try it out. :)


3 Eggs
3/4 C. Oil

1 1/2 C. Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 C. Grated zucchini

2 1/3 C. Flour

1/4 tsp. Soda

1/4 tsp. Baking powder

1 tsp. Salt

1 sm. Pkg. Pistachio pudding

1 C. Coconut (optional)

Beat together eggs, oil, and sugar. Add the vanilla and zucchini. Mix all dry ingredients together and add to the other mixture. Pour into 2 greased bread pans.Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes.
Coconut Glaze

1/2 C. Sugar

1/4 C. Water

1 T. Butter or margarine

1/2 tsp. Coconut extract

Bring sugar, water, and butter to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add extract. Pour over warm bread and let it cool completely before removing from pans.


Oh I do hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are! ♥

Jul 8, 2013

Summer Lovin’…

I got the sweetest email from a blogger, wondering where on earth I had gone. Thanks Jill- SO sweet of you. Honestly, I’ve just been BUSY. I keep up a lot better on my kids blogs. They are private, and if you’d like an invite I’d be happy to share one. Just email me. :)
Let’s start off with some Summer Lovin’-
#1 This Camping Cobbler. The recipe is my Father in laws. It’s GOOD. Go HERE for the recipe.
#2 This for a quick and fun visiting teaching idea- it’s the summer mix 20130 You can pick it up at Deseret Book for $1.99- and don’t you LOVE washi tape?! I could use it on everything!!

click on the picture, download and print. 

#3 These two apps for instagram are SO much fun!!!! – Follow me on Instagram my user name is sunshineinmysoul_33
A Beautiful Mess and Rhonna Designs- download them in the app store.
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I’ve downloaded the Rhonna Designs app but haven’t used it yet. This week I’m going to figure it out! It has a lot more options! :) YAY!
#4 This song is SO fun- I’m totally loving it right now!

#5 I’m picking up this kitten tomorrow at our local animal shelter. We are adopting her. She’s SO sweet and I can not wait to cuddle her! Isn’t she SWEET?!
#6 We watched this movie over the weekend, and laughed till we hurt! It is SO cute, clean too- we watched it with our kids!
I’ll be back SOON Jill I promise! ;) Going to be better about blogging. I AM! Thanks for the sweet email to get me motivated again.

Apr 14, 2013

Catching UP!

I am attempting to get this little blog caught up! Hopefully I can do it! I don’t get overwhelmed very easy, but I’ve been putting this off for way to long! ;)

I’m going to share a couple handouts with you for young women’s and church. You are welcome to right click and download any of these. They are for personal use only.

Brooklyn’s turning 8 this year and that means her and all her friends will be getting baptized! We made this cute printable so we could give some of her friends a little treat on their special day. We attached a package of gummy bears.





Adversity Handout-





Jan 8, 2013

Ninja Turtles, who knew that they would take over my heart…

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Just a random ninja turtle hanging on my blinds that totally made my day! Why do kids grow up so fast?! I LOVE these sweet little reminders in life that make me pause and think how lucky I am to be a mom. ♥

Hope you are having a perfectly wonderful Tuesday!!

Dec 2, 2012

Hawaii 2012…


Right before we left for Hawaii, Brooklyn tucked these cute little goodbye notes into our suitcases. I think she was hinting that she wanted to come too! We will for sure take them back when they are older!! She’s becoming quite the little artist. I kept this sweet picture with me all week, and it helped me not get so homesick for the kids!


Oh man, talk about dream vacation. I was in heaven. Possibly the best vacation we’ve ever been on! We only went to the Island of Oahu and stayed on the North Shore. We rented this gorgeous little house, just across the street from the ocean.


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These little geckos would be all over our windows at night catching the bugs! I loved their little suction cup feet up against the glass!


We loved eating at all these ghetto Shrimp trucks and getting fresh fruit at these cute little road side stands!

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These were my favorite treat while we were there! I should have bought bulk in them! :)


We loved watching the surf competitions at Sunset Beach.


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We checked out Shark Cove. A fun little not-too-touristy place to snorkel. The waves were huge that day, so we didn’t get to see too many fish.

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We thought it was kind of funny that there were chickens and roosters everywhere they just run wild!


We spent some time at the Temple. It was gorgeous!

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We also spent a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The night show was incredible!

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We hit Pearl Harbor and the Aloha Swap meet the next day.

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Day 4

Hanauma Bay, snorkeling. I wish I was better at snorkeling! It was incredible and could have been one of my favorite things to do! All the fish! Every color of the rainbow!!

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We also did a little jungle hike up near a little golf course. It was beautiful!

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We ate at some really fun little cafe’s and cute little shaved ice places.

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We toured the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Dole Whip. I still crave them. Best fresh pineapple I’ve ever eaten in my life.

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We hit up the Boise State Broncos game while we were there too. We aren’t the die hard fan type, but it was really fun!



Day 6.

Swimming with the sharks. Not me… I kindly volunteered to be the picture taker for the group! ;)

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We took another little hike up to see some World War II Bunkers. The Ehukai WWII Bunkers or Pill box Hike to two different bunkers.

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We also hiked up to this ancient Hawaiian Temple. puu o mahuka heiau temple. It’s kind of off the beaten path, not many tourists.


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I was dying to see a sea turtle, I could watch them swim in the ocean for hours! They are so magical. We finally found some that had come up to lounge on the beach too! They were crazy cute!

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Now we’ll just be counting the days till we can go back. Pretty amazing place!!!