Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Miss Dessert-Review!!!

I love, love, love, love, loooooove this place!!! Annnnnnnd YES, i really do mean LOVE!!!!  Located right here in Mesa AZ, about a 25 minute drive from the Paradise Valley area we live. My sister and I, well, MOSTLY JUST ME, discovered this place last spring during the COVID lock down. We were taking the kids every evening to a park to play since there was nothing else to do and I said lets find a new boba place to try while we're down here!
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 I found this place on YELP and wanted to go- my sister was leery of trying it because every thing appeared very authentically Asian- and my sister doesn't really go for authentic, she 
prefers everything more AMERICANIZED!!! LOL buuuuuuuuuut I was like, Let's juuuuuuust TRY IT!!! We have nothing better to do than waste money on bad drinks anyway right?! Lets go on a FOOD ADVENTURE!!! Soooooooooooo we did and I WAS RIGHT!!! She loves this place too!!!
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MY TOP 3 FAVORITE DRINKS: 1. Grape  tea refreasher with aloe vera! Such a uniquely distinctive flavor with that authentic Asian flare and perfect for the AZ summers!!! 2. Mega Fruit tea! You just can't go wrong with this drink!!! It quenches your thirst and healthily fills your tum with a fresh and fruuty snack! It actually comes with a fork, i mean, HOW AWESOME IS THAT??? 3. THE Orange  Fantasy!!! This is such a refreshing and uplifting drink. It's light and cooling and just Oooooh so good.

Also, this establishment is immaculately clean, bright and welcoming! I love the simplisticness of the decor, very minimalist and uncluttered feeling! Although due to Covid the seating area inside is closed, they do have the bathrooms available for customers to use and they just recently added two umbrella tables with chairs for customers to sit at. My friends and i had a very enjoyable experience drinking and fellowshipping with each other.

The employees here are always very friendly, patient and helpful with the customers and helping them make drink choices!!! Special shout out to Lily!!! She is a beautiful person and amazing employee to Miss Dessert!!! She definitely deserves a raise, a promotion or a bonus! She is just so nice and has helped to make my experience at Miss Dessert even better.

I reccomend joining the phone number club! You can earn free drinks, desserts and also will get BOGO promotions texted to you!!! Please remember that this is a Chinese owned establishment, be patient with accents and masks when trying to communicate.

Maaaaaan it's a good thing I'm typing and not talking cuz otherwise I'd have to be getting a tea RIIIIIIIGHT NOW!!!
gO Here FOR MORE INFO
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

LOOK!!!

Sooooooooooo during spring break, we decided to take some day trips here in AZ, and as we're driving, my sister and I are just enjoying the scenery!!!I'm like 
OH LOOK at the fluffy clouds in the sky!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnd my sister says...
LOOK at the snow-capped mountains!!!
Annnnnnnnnnd Odin gasps and exclaims, 
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK...
and I'm thinking, wow!!! He's really enjoying and noticing the scenery too and he completes his gasp with...
 BURGER KING!!!

I guess beauty is all in the eye of the beholder!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, March 29, 2021

Happy Monday!!!

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut it was still LOW CARB!!! Bahahahaaaa!!!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Thanks for the compliment!!!

Sooooooooo I was talking to some girls the other day, and we were just talking girl stuff and ironically we got on the subject of guys and relationships etc...and I'm like yeah its been a REALLY loooooooong time since i've been in any kind of relationship!!! In fact, Bishop was actually our pastor back then. I'm like you know, I had been given a guideline by him that we could only talk 30 minutes...now by how well you know me...i'll let you decide at how well I was able to follow through on that!!! Remember I like to talk AND I'm bad at math...soooooo i may have thought 30 minutes was actually like an hour...
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Anyways, he also had this guideline in general with phone calls. Like when me and his daughter Devi would talk, he said we could talk for 30 minutes a day cuz after 30 minutes, what could we possibly be talking about that wasn't gossip??? (Remember, we were basically kids at this point!) Sooooooo everyone just busts up laughing cuz its like sooooo on point to assume after 30 minutes of talking, that girls would start gossiping!!!
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I'm telling the girls i;m with, like, yeah, I've told that to people before and they like, got offended FOR ME, liiiiiiiiiiike, I can't believe your pastor would assume that you would start gossiping after 30 minutes of talking. Didn't that upset you??? I'm like, OH it didn't bother me he thought that, I actually took it as a COMPLIMENT!!!
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They're like, WHAT??? HOW??? I'm like, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll for the fact that HE ACTUALLY thought high enough of me, 
that he ASSUMED I could go for 30 whole minutes
 WITHOUT GOSSIPING!!!! 
I mean, if you had known me when I was 16, really, I was honored! 
Liiiiiiike WOW... 
THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
#JuuuuuuuustKidding
#ItsOkToLaugh;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Just be thankful!!!

Have you ever told your kid something, and then it comes flying back your face????
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Soooooooo my niece and nephew are caught up in the whole eating takis obsession, I used to love them as well til my taste buds got all messed up from a certian popular virus in which I've had twice...
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So my sister kinda likes them, not a lot but just enough to ask her kids for one when she buys them each a little bag. Well she's telling me last night in her room about how it was amazing that when she asked her kids for one, they each somehow managed to find like THE SMALLEST CHIP in the bag to share with her.
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She's like, I mean, they each literally had THE SMALLEST chip from their bag within seconds for me. She's like, and it wasn't a broken chip either, it was an actual whole chip that they managed to find, just sooooooooooooo small!!!
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Well as she's telling me this, Odin, without missing a beat says,
JUST BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GET MOM!!!
Me and my sister just busted up laughing!!! Cuz we're ALWAYS saying that to him! If he wants more, or something else, or a different color, we just say, " Just Be thankful for what  you get!" This kids, seriously one of THE FUNNIEST kids everrrrrr!!! 
#ThankfulWeGotHim!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Object Lesson Idea!!!

So being in a transitional church building right now, we had not been doing Sunday School, but Pastor decided to do a kinda whole group setting of all the kids going out for about 30 minutes before the preaching and last week was the first week.
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We were doing a lesson on Bible reading and I came up with an object lesson that I wanted to share with you all. Soooooooooooo this is the lesson...
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I said I had gotten a letter from my boyfriend, which because it's ME, the kids went WILD...lol...and then at that moment Pastor walked in to tell the kids something before we really got started and this made the kids even MORE wild...PASTOR!!! Mary got a looooove letter from her boyfriend!!!! (I love the fact that my pastor doesn't even question if this is real or not...he just tells the kids what he wanted to say, then says, be good and FIND OUT who Mary's boyfriends is!!! Which just amped the kids up EVEN MORE to find out WHO the love letter is from!!!
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Sooooooooooooo Im just egging the kids on...I'm like Oh it even smells like him...they're like, OPEN IT!!! READ IT to us!!! I'm liiiiiiiiike ACTUQLLY you know what...I don't need to read what's inside, it's a love letter from him and thats enough...just having it is all I really need!!! They're like, NOOOOOO you have to know what he says to you!!! I'm like naw, I just don't feel like it! 
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I'm like, I feel like teaching you all the lesson we have today for class instead! After a few boos and aw come on Sister Mary, read his letter!!! I get started on the lesson about reading the Bible, the older kids are given scriptures to read etc...we sing the song Read your Bible and pray everyday and you will grow, grow, grow! 
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Then I'm like, hey you guys, I've been thinking about it and maybe I SHOULD open the letter from my boyfriend and ACTUALLY read it!!! The kids are like, YES!!! Read it! Read it! Read it! etc...
Sooooooo I begin to read...
To my dearest Mar Bear,
You are the most beautiful person in the whole world. Etc...Your also the best cook in the world, you even cook better than my mom! Etc...
Love your boyfriend
P.s. Will you marry me?!

That's the highlights of it and the kids were roaring with hysterics and oooohs etc...
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Then I told the kids that my not reading the letter and just being happy with having a letter from my boyfriend, but never opening it and reading it, is the same thing as us just being happy to have a Bible. Just satisfied to carry it around with us but never actually opening it and reading what God has to say to us. We can't just smell the leather on our Bible and look at the pretty design to get what God has for us. 
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*If you do this lesson, The older kids seemed to really get it, the younger kids, like the five-year olds...didn't fully comprehend the connection between the two things! They seemed kinda stuck on you should read your Bible ANNNNND Sister Mary haaaaaaas a boyfriend, OOOOOOOO! LOL 
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So I would stick to 7 and up if  your classes are more divided. Otherwise you may have the little kids running around asking people what the name of Sister Mary's boyfriend is AND my nephew DID basically make a proposal for me! "you need a good wife so you should just marry my aunt Mary! She'd be a really good wife!" (I only know about this because apparently MJ intervened...kinda makes you wonder what is said that you NEVER ACTUALLY HEAR!!!;0)
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Also, if your not single you could say you got a love letter from your spouse or a friend or other family member or THE PRESIDENT...buuuuuuut it probably won't be as funny .... buuuut still the same point!!! If you all do it feel free to tell me how it goes maryfranceswriting@gmail.com 




♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Actually...

ACTUALLY, it's ok to be the yellow starburst...cuz there's ALWAYS that one crazy weirdo like ME, whose favorite flavor starburst is YELLOW!!! Just be YOU!!! 


♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

When life has a black out!!!

I remember a time when I was 18, My sister and I went to a youth camp in Oklahoma. The dorm buildings  were solid brick buildings with now windows anywhere. One night as we were sleeping in our very uncomfortable bunks, I suddenly woke up to pitch blackness. I mean it was SOOOO DARK I could NOT even see my hand in front of me. As scared as I was, I knew from the whispers around me that there was a storm that had caused a black out which caused every light in the campgrounds to go out. It was dark my friends, DARK!!!
Even though I was scared and uncomfortable with the lights being out, I figured I would just go back to sleep, after all that made the most logical sense to do right??? I'm closing my eyes to go back to sleep when I hear a whisper, Mary! Mary! It was my sister, she was like, lets go to the bathroom...I'm like, just go to sleep! She's like, No lets go! I'm like, we can't see ANYTHING, there is no way we're going to make it out of this big room of bunks, into the hall and THEN find the bathroom in this pitch blackness! She's like, NO LETS GO!
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Well sure enough WE GOT LOST! I'm telling you all it was one of the scariest feelings ever! We were literally lost in out own dorm room. You have to understand that per a room there are about 30 bunks set up and we were completely lost amongst them. We had no idea where our beds were anymore or where the door to the hallway was.
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Holding hands we felt along the beds and walls, tripping over stuff till we finally made it to the hallway. Once in the hallway we were greeted the same blackness. Now we had no idea which room was ours OR how to get to the bathroom. We had no idea what to do as we walked along.
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 Struggling through the darkness, we suddenly saw a tiny sliver of light. We realized that it was coming up from the dorm door. It was light from the moon seeping through the bottom door. It was such a tiny bit of light but to us it may as well have been a torch shining through. Thinking we could open the door all the way and let more moonlight in the dorm to find our way around.  Excitedly, We RAN to THE LIGHT!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

February 2021!!!

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude I can't believe the second month of the year is ALREADY OVER??? Apparently, Joe and Kamala got over their, "We're going to do a immediate nation wide shut-down as soon as we take over." annnnnnnnnnd It's looking like a lot of Church conferences are happening this summer!!! Whose going to Heritage???
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Got my "Buisness" bank account started for my latest endeavor!!!
Sooooooooo my sister makes these AMAAAAAAZING cherry muffins!!! I'll share the recipe in another post!!!

See my Valentine hoody????
Met up with Tori for an EDITORIAL meeting...I still have to tell you guys my latest project!!!
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Monday, March 1, 2021

Happy Monday!!!

Happy Monday!!!! Happy March!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
It's still the day the Lord has made, EVEN if the city sends you a personal photo shoot they took of you!!! Have a great week walkin with Jesus!!!
♥Mary Frances :)