Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Family Fun Night!

This past weekend we got together with Brittany's family to have a Family Fun Night!  Full of fun, food and of course family!  I count down the days till I can get together with my family so when I was inspired by the Christian movie service Pure Flix to make my ideal family night, it was just the excuse I needed to throw something together.

We started the night with some mini pizzas!  I love the easy idea of using a French bread loaf and having personalized mini pizzas.  And these yellow peppers are seriously a game changer.

After pizza, the kids played a cute little game I use to play with my friends when I was younger.  We would pretend we were acting out a movie and the person that was the "Director" would be able to say rewind, fast forward, play, scene select and mute.  The people playing in the movie would have to act out whatever the Director said.  The kids thought this was hilarious!  Especially mute, and I think all of us adults liked that one the most too!

They also loved being the Director and having us adults act out the different movies they thought of.  It was pretty adorable to see.

Next up treats!

I made a DIY popcorn bowl station.  Everyone could grab a bowl of popcorn and add their favorite candies.  We chose everyone's favorite candies and perfect mix-ins.  I think the crowd favorites were Milk Duds and Junior Mints!

I mean who wouldn't want a bowl that looks like this! 
You can't watch a movie without a bowl of popcorn!

And for the main event we watched some good old VeggieTales! 

Even if we didn't decide on VeggieTales it was so cool to see so many clean and worry free movies and TV shows that are family friendly.  I love never having to worry about language or content, Pure Flix made it such a breeze-no matter what you choose from them it is always a good fit for everyone.

And it was so fun to see movies that I've seen or have always wanted to see!  When my sister and I saw one of our favorite movies Belle and the Beast we were pretty excited too! It's a modern day take on Beauty and the Beast and it is the perfect mix of romance, comedy and drama-all while being clean. 

We finished the night with some soda floats!  We love mixing it up other then always having the classic rootbeer float.  The crowd favorite was the orange soda float, it tastes so good!

If you are in a movie rut or want to try a movie service that's clean and appropriate for the whole family check out Pure Flix!  They are currently offering a free one-month trial, if you're interested you can find more information about that HERE!  Try it out and let me know which movies are a must watch so I can add them to my list!

So there's my idea of a perfect, stress-free family fun night!  What makes up your ideal family fun night?!  I'd love to know your ideas below.

Friday, May 12, 2017

January-April Highlights

I've been slacking on my monthly highlights so I thought I'd do a little catch up.  Life is too fun to not be documented and remembered. 


In January I made my first visiting teaching handout and calendar.  It has been so fun, and honestly frustrating sometimes, to come up with these every month. My family and I had a little happy dance over the fact that cute Sheena from Little LDS Ideas shared it on her Facebook page.  Her blog is jam packed with adorable and super useful ideas for any calling you might have!

Dallin and I have been on a mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie and I think we might be getting pretty close!

More Peanut Butter Balls are always in the works.  You can find the recipe HERE!

January I also started our new Instagram account for all our "Strong Finds"!  You can find it HERE if you're interested.  We share all our favorite eats, treats, and places we love to go!


February started with all new visiting teaching handouts and they were pretty adorable! 

Dallin made bread from scratch for the first time!  It was great!  I love how he's always up to try new things, and pose for my pictures! :)

We had a movie night with all the fun treats we could think of and watched Trolls!  I couldn't believe how good it actually was, I really enjoyed it!  These cupcakes looked great for about 5 minutes then they all looked like the cupcake on the top left. Droopy hair but still delicious!

These kids are seriously the cutest!  I loved how they were singing and quoting the movie the whole time.

For our special Valentine's Day meal we went to Tiburon in Sandy, it was so fancy and so delicious! Try the crab cakes they were divine!

We also tried our hand at homemade pizzas!  We are loving those delicious yellow peppers so we make sure to throw loads on there every time!


March brought some more new visiting teaching handouts and some other cute things to this little blog!

We celebrated Dallin's birthday with the day off, Pirate O's treats in the park and dinner at La Caille. 

And some escargot!

We loved the special touches they had and their birthday treat for Dallin!

Their grounds are breathtaking!  If you haven't been-GO!

We made some donuts for a blog post I had in the works and for some special visitors we had for the day!

We loved having Robyn, Andrew and Mindy see our new home. And playing their fun game that had us all laughing till our heads hurt!

This was the post I had in the works!  It turned out pretty adorable, if I do say so myself.

We've gotten pretty good at crème brulee.

We tried our hand at some meringue tarts, that turned out totally delicious!

And some new slider recipes Dallin found!  The top crust on this one is SO good!


With April came General Conference which we totally loved.  Luckily my parents bought some Waffle Love dough balls so we could enjoy them at home!

I made some Peanut Butter Blossoms, these things are addicting and so easy!  I'm hoping to share the recipe soon.

Dallin and I had a fun date night of Gourmandise for dinner and checking out the cherry blossoms up at the capitol.

Dallin always the adorable model!

And even more visiting teaching ideas!

We finally found time to go to Lucky 13 with my little brother.  That boy is busy I tell you, we've been trying to find a date that works for almost a year and a half.  Their celestial burger and fries are what dreams are made of people!

I also made some Coconut Nutella cupcakes for our new Sunday School class we get to teach!

And made one of my favorite handouts/personal progress motivators to date!  Can't get much cuter then this bunny garland!

We celebrated Easter by heading to church and finding our baskets in the afternoon.  Dallin got me good by hiding mine in the little compartment under the stove, it honestly took me hours to find.

Before Dallin headed out on a work trip we went to a Fine Chocolate Tasting Class at Caputo's.  It was so fun, but a tad bit long.

That same week, Dallin got home from his short work trip and we went to Heber Valley Railroad to ride their Chocolate Lovers train!  We had so much fun, just wish there was more chocolate!

These pictures don't do the views justice!  It was beautiful up there!

We ended April by chopping down our almost orchard like trees in our backyard which was quite the ordeal and some great lessons in our Sunday School Class.  You can find the Easter lesson HERE!

And another favorite handout with an adorable fishing pole for the Truth and Error lesson you can find HERE!

We've had a fun year so far and are looking forward to the even better Summer months ahead!