Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk truly resonated with me this morning. When searching for spiritual truth's we need to be careful to not run into the "internet search follies." We must ask questions such as: "Do I believe in God? Or Is my experience with the Church working for me? Have I experienced a mighty change of heart?" While searching and working towards spiritual truth's, we can work towards our answers by asking, "Are we making our discipleship too complicated? and then, "Start where you are." The complete talk will be found HERE when updated on LDS.org. Until then, you can watch live at www.lds.org General Conference.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
I really enjoyed this month's VT message. To me, the message portrayed that Charity is not judging others'. To find the full message, visit LDS.org
This handout can also go with THIS free printable party at Little Miss Scatter~Brain.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Last year I helped a friend decorate her classroom. I had soooooo much fun! She used bright happy colors and these papers were perfect for her classroom. Feel free to edit for your own classroom.
So here is what I made.....
2x4 Book Plates
2x4 Book Plates
Monday, May 25, 2015
I LOVE hosting baby and wedding showers, but don't always love the expense that can occur. I finally came up with a way to have coordinating decorations with very little cost.
All you need is:
~Matching Paper Straws
~A Cutting Machine, or Trimmer and Punches
At most craft stores, on the scrapbook isle, they have the pads of coordinating themed paper. Most every week, you can find these on sale. During the Black Friday events, many of these are 50% -60% off. That's when I stock up. Normally they cost about $19.99 so $8-$10 is a super deal and well worth it. Here's one I used recently to make baby shower decorations:
The paper colors and textures are just perfect!
With many of these packs, the first few pages have bonus cutouts. This is where you can get really creative with your decorating. This particular pad had these cute rectangle sayings for a "Project Life" like scrapbook. I used these instead as decorations:
Didn't they turn out sooooo cute. I used paper straws to make the easels and used the leftovers for my jars. I used these instructions to make the paper straw easels.
Ok, so next, use the papers to create a banner. You can personalize with letters if you wish, but for a quick and easy decor, just cut them out in the banner shape. I used a Silhouette cutting machine, but simple triangles are easy to cut with a trimmer.
With a hole punch and cheap twine...Ta Dah! A banner!
While you have the Silhouette out, cut a bunch of circles. If you have another circle punch or cutter, that will work too. I then sewed a straight stitch through the paper circles. Hot gluing them on twine will also work.
Make a few paper balls like this tutorial and hang up!
You will have plenty of paper leftover so feel free to get as creative as you have time for. It won't cost you any extra money!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
I saw this adorable LDS Visiting Teaching idea on
I didn't have the time nor the ink, so made a quick magnet by gluing a paper flower (from my have to buy because it's on clearance stockpile) on a clothespin and gluing on a magnet.
For the month of May I used this printable from KiKi & Company and sent it right on over to my favorite photo developer.
For the month of June I thought I'd make my own printable. Here is June's message and my creation. Right click to save and print for your route.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This has been the craziest past 8 months of my life. In July, I found out I was pregnant with our 7th child! Kind of a shock, but we were excited nonetheless. Of course, I was sicker than sick the first trimester. To top it off, we found out we were moving to Atlanta! Guess what that meant.... I actually had to finish all my half done projects (with the help of the hubs since I was so sick.)(I'll post pictures soon)
We took the month of September to finish all of those projects and were very blessed to have 3 offers the very first weekend our house was up for sale. Selling a home always has bumps along the way and ours was no exception.... except one of those was being homeless for about a month... at Christmas. Thankfully, we stayed with my in laws and then endured the rest of the time in a great hotel with the kiddos.
I found a house online and without even looking at it, had my husband make an offer. I was a little nervous, but for the most part felt surprisingly calm about the whole process. We were blessed to find a foreclosure with 6.5 acres only 20 minutes from my husband's work...in Atlanta... that we could afford. Although it is in the suburbs, it feels a little like the mountains to us. Not quite like Texas, but we are loving it!
So here I am, one month until the due date of baby #7 and my brain is finally catching up and calming down. (of course not for long, right?) I've unpacked, assembled and organized until blue in the face. I still need to decorate and redo the kitchen, but it will come (why can't I choose a house with a finished kitchen?)
Thank you to those who have shown such an interest in my Cub Scout printables. I am no longer a leader in Cub Scouts, but know from experience the need for great resources. I'll try to hook you up and play around with a few more printables. In the mean time, I have baby on the mind and will be pinning baby nurseries like crazy since this is the first time in 14 years I have room for a nursery.
Thanks for enduring my crazy life.