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2013 General Conference Party 2.0

2013 General Conference Party 2.0

For the April General Conference party we upgraded our scrolls with matching polymer clay. We added the sticker, then decorated the m&m container with the clay, made matching scrolls and baked them as instructed on the clay package. After that, we cut out and pasted […]

Great Grains! Hope for us all!

Great Grains! Hope for us all!

So I turned on the TV to the BYU Channel today, and I was truly blessed. I have been trying to eat more grains and legumes and Chef Brad was on Living Essentials today telling me how. I am excited because I have spent so […]

Stop the Meal Menu Maddness

Stop the Meal Menu Maddness

Me: “So what are your making for dinner?” Vicki: “Beans and cornbread. The beans are in the crock pot with a hamhock.” (It was 11:00 am) Me: “What do you do if someone in your family doesn’t like what you are making?” Vicki: “They are […]

Self Sufficiency at It’s Best

Self Sufficiency at It’s Best

How To Unclog a Garbage Disposalon Howcast No one should be without a garbage disposal. It is just cruel. After about three days, my inner handy man kicked in and I was determined to fix mine. I could have ordered a new one, had it […]

A Full Service Prom Salon

A Full Service Prom Salon

It was Thursday night, and prom was two days away. A couple of the high school girls came over for a visit. One of them hadn’t been asked to prom. When you live in a small town with a 3 to 1 girl to boy […]

The Power of 10

The Power of 10

  “How do I do this again?” I anxiously asked our resident housekeeper extraordinaire. I felt like I was drowning in housework. Toys were everywhere and I hadn’t decluttered in way too long. For the first time in my life I longed for my “Give Away, Throw […]

Furoshiki

Furoshiki

I can never find the sissors And the tape. I mean I can usually find one or the other but not both at the same time. So I LOVE the new trend in gift wrapping. It is called Furoshiki. I found it in Family Fun […]

Shadow Puppet Party Favors

Shadow Puppet Party Favors

  I am handing out these and a little flashlight for party favors for the Christmas Eve party and program. To make them, cut out extra silhouettes from the Friend program, print out diorama on card-stock or (paper and paste on to card-stock) Diorama Printout Click […]

Christmas Program?

Christmas Program?

So, I was thinking of doing a shadow puppet Christmas program from the “Friend Magazine.” I’ve wanted to do it for years and just haven’t gotten to it. I went as far as to make a shadow puppet theater out of a large picture frame […]

Christmas at my house

Christmas at my house

Determined to fix Christmas for me this year my darling has given me a droid. Last night it was chocolates.