Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Dip!! A MUST MAKE TREAT!!

On Monday night I made my very first Thanksgiving dinner. I was so surprised that I actually did it! My husband is the mashed potato master so I let him make those, but I did everything else. I even made homemade rolls for the first time! I'll have to share the EASY recipe a little later!

Out of everything that I spent all day cooking this little dip stole the show! I liked it so much I tried making it into a pie too and LOVED IT!!

For the pumpkin dip you'll need:

1 large INSTANT vanilla pudding (I ususally use the sugar free, but I sent the husband to the store;)

1 large can on pumpkin pie MIX make sure it is the mix and not just the pumpkin

1 large cool whip- you won't need the entire thing!!

Mix the pumpkin and pudding together, and add about half of the cool whip -you can add more if you want a lighter feel to it.

Refrigerate before serving!!

Thats it! Make sure you have apples and graham crackers to dip or anything else you can think of!! It is FANTASTIC!!


To make the pie, combine all ingredients the same way as the dip.

Put in a graham cracker pie crust and refrigerate or you can even put it in the freezer for a little while to help it set up!! ADD whipped cream!!

There you have it! Give it a try! It is SUPER ADDICTING!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Stay tuned for an awesome GIVEAWAY coming up!!
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Fabulous Friday!!

We had such a great night this last Friday!! Thank you to everyone that came and hung out with us! Alyssa did such a great job with our "All things Little Girl" section! We made Fabric Scrap TuTu's, Hairbows, Headbands, and Baby legs! We have such talented people around here!!

The Welcome Post was a BIG, but FUN project! We were all covered in paint by the end! Look at these ladies hard at work. Everyone was so creative, making the post "their own". Thanks for trusting me with the power tools that late on a Friday night!!

Our pyrex glass etching was a great project! Fast and Easy. If you are going to do this make sure you use precut vinyl for your stencil!! It made it so mych easier than tracing and cutting out your own!!

We had such a great turn out for the temple plaques!! We have such a great group of ladies! Everyone helped each other and made sure everything got done!!

We need recipes....our tasters table was fabulous....wish I would have taken a picture of the fantastic food!

Thanks again for a great night!! Time to start thinking about next year!! Feel free to send some ideas my way!!
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Temple Plaques-UPDATED

Looking for a great present for someone for Christmas this year? You've come to the right place! I will be offering a few different items in the next few weeks!

These temple plaques are such a great present!

I currently have the Brigham City Temple available for $15.00
Other temples currently available:

Brigham City

Salt Lake



St George


Contact me by leaving a comment or email!!

Keep checking back for new items, Christmas vinyl, and fun ideas!!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LeeLee Creations

I have a friend that has the CUTEST business! Its LeeLee Creations! She makes the most adorable boots and shoes for babies! Go check it out HERE!!

Check out that skirt too!! SOOO cute! If I ever have a girl, I am totally getting one!! Little miss {M} is quite adorable too!! Thanks for letting me take some pictures!!

Now go check it out and tell her I sent you!!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Super Saturday/ Fabulous Friday

Its that time of year again!! Super Saturday, or in our case FABULOUS FRIDAY!! We have such a great turnout having it on a Friday night!!

We have tons of great projects this year! I don't have pictures of everything yet, but here are a few of them!

First, the Brigham City Temple Plaque! This is so nice and super easy to make!! I'm so excited for this one!!
This next one is so awesome! I can't decide where I want to put it! I really wish I had a few of them! You can hang anything you want from the cute bracket. You can even hang a planter from it! I think I am going to make a cute wreath to hang in the middle too!!

We are also offering a few different hanging kits for the holidays and seasons! Hopefully I will have pictures by next week!

Who doesn't love etching your name in your pyrex pan! It makes it so much easier to get your pans back when you take meals to neighbors and friends! You can pick either one of these designs or give me a call and we can design others too!!

I can't wait to get more pictures of everything! The Memory Blocks are adorable! The little girl and little boy sections are just amazing!! Have you seen the scrap tutu we are making? Its soooo cute! Makes me wish I had a girl! All the paper crafts are amazing too! Thanks to everyone that has helped get this organized! Its going to be a great night!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Relief Society Wizard of Oz Night

Follow the yellow brick road....

This was an amazing night. We got the idea off of sugardoodle and decided to just run with it. We had this cute yellow brick road that we followed along our journey.
This night was all about VISIITING TEACHING!!! We started off in one room being welcomed by who else than Dorthy herself. Cute Pam dressed up as Dorthy for us complete with her ruby slippers!! We had the room all decorated like Kansas. We had Dorthy's house, some trees, and things to make it look kind of country. She then led us on our journey to become a better visiting teacher.
We were led to the first room to meet the scarecrow. Holly was the amazing sister that gave us a lesson on "what to do when a situation arises", or using your "BRAIN" when situations arise that get in the way of visiting teaching. It was wonderful.

I wish my camera was better, but here is a picture of our decorations. We had 2 scarecrows on a fence. We also had the coolest paper that looked like a fence behind Holly.

Here is a little look at the lesson that Holly gave. As we got up to go to the next room, we all got certificates saying we now had the "Brain" to be a better visting teacher.

Next we were led to meet the tin man and find our "HEART" .

We were lucky enough to have Denise to supply us with these amazing dolls. We had all of them!! I forgot to get a picture of the scarecrow. Denise had so many things from the Wizard of Oz. Thanks Denise for letting us use them.

Claudia gave us a lesson on "How to serve with a Heart". She always gives such a sweet and spiritual lesson and she did that again. We were all touched and felt the spirit. We left this room with a little foam heart!! We had learned how to serve with Heart.

Next we were led to meet the cowardly lion and to find our courage! Toree did a great job. We love her happy, postive attitude as she teaches. So much fun! We left this room with a gold medal to hang around our necks showing we had the COURAGE!!

We were then led into OZ. We followed the yellow brick road back into the original room we started in. We changed the decorations to be bright and fun, like Oz. We wanted a big contrast between "kansas" and "Oz". In this room we met the Wizard, or Jackie our VT coordinater.

This is cute Pam all dressed up!
Jackie talked to us and inspired us to be better at visiting teaching. She shared stories that truely inspired and made us all want to be better.

She had a few sisters stand up and share stories about visiting teaching that were great. We then went for dessert. Whats an activity without dessert? Ice cream sundaes to be exact. Not sure how that fits in, it just sounded good.:)

This was truely a VERY spiritual experience. We all came away feeling motivated and really wanting to do a better job at visting teaching. I L-O-V-E-D it!!! Our teachers were so amazing and I felt so much better prepared to do my own visiting teaching!! I RECOMMEND this activity or something similar!! It was EXACTLY what we all needed!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

LOVING Fabric on my WALL!!

Oh, this was one of the best projects I have ever done. My kids LOVE it so much!! They keep going into their toy room to see it!

SO on to what it is....liquid starch, yes they make it. It is the coolest stuff. For this project I started with pieces of scrap fabric that I LOVE, a bucket to trace circles with and to put the starch in.

I started off by tracing circles on to my fabric and cutting them out. I think I ended up doing about 24 circles in all.

Then I laid them out on the ground a few dozen times trying to find the right order for the colors. My husband would watch me and just smile and say, "you're gonna do it AGAIN"- ha ha yup, it was fun! So once I had them all laid out perfectly, I dipped my fabric circles into the liquid starch, covering the entire piece of fabric.
Then you'll need to ring it out really well.

Then, apply to the wall. You can use a brush to smooth out the fabric, but I'm a more hands on kind of girl, so my hands worked just fine spreading it out. I went down the wall and added each color in order the way I CAREFULLY planned out :) My little 2 year old was a great helper. I had all the circles laid out on the floor in the right order and he came up with those busy little fingers and moved them all around!! He tried to help and it was so cute, but I had to keep checking to see if I was doing it in the right order!!

Can you tell what we are making?

Loving it...

On to the next step,

Once I had all the fabric up on the wall I decided to cut all the little feet out of vinyl. It was so much faster than tracing it on fabric and cutting it out. I have had a silhouette machine for quite awhile now, its even the older style, but it works fabulous. I love it. So I cut out 48 little legs, 2 antennas, 2 eyes, and a mouth.

My lovely assistant Jessie helping with the legs, my other lovely assistant Terra didn't want to be in any pictures. They both helped so much! It is just so much more fun doing these things with other people. We had so much fun and our kids had a blast playing together too.
I wish my camera was better. The colors are so vibrant and fun. I LOVE how it turned out!

Now the best pat about using the liquid starch, it sticks to your wall, but you can take it off too without ruining your wall. It really comes right off!! Amazing, I seriously wonder why I haven't done this before. I have big plans for my babies room!! Wish I could get a picture of him all in one shot, but he is just too long. It covers most of the wall in the toy room. We are loving are new little 48 legged friend. It makes the perfect addition to our toy room! Now all we need is a name!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Enrichment Purse Party!!

Updated!! Now includes printable "purse" song/poem

We had the most fun activity last night! It was our purse party. The best part about the party was no one knew what to expect. To announce the party we had invites and a poster that invited everyone to a Purse Party. The only info we gave them was to bring your purse.
It made alot of people wonder!!
We decided to decorate tables with purses, tissue paper, and valentines candy. We had a few people bring their favorite purses. I think the centerpieces turned out fabulous.

When each sister arrived we had her bring her purse to the front and weigh it in. We wrote down everyones name with the weight of the purse on it. It was so fun to see the different weights. They ranged from 1 lb 70 almost 9 lbs!! We had an award for the heaviest purse and the lightest purse. To get the most accurate and easy to read weight you'll want to use a food scale. It tells you pounds and ounces. That was helpful because some purses were a few ounces off from each other.

We also had an on time prize!! This is a new tradition we are going to start in our ward. It is just a small prize but it helps to get sisters there on time!!

Everyone played as an individual and on teams. At the end of the game they had to add up how many items from the list they had individually and as a team. Each table was a team.

We started off by reading one item at at time. Each lady had to dig through their purse and be the first one to find it and hold it up. In some cases we made them run up to the front table or the side table. The person that had the item first got a point. We kept track of the points so they didn't have too. We went through a list of items!! It was hilarious.

The list had tons of different items on it. It ranged from the most coupons......

to the most loose change......

to the most unique item.......a few other items on our list ...calculator, mascara, self defense item, diaper, camera (not on your phone), food, a tool, biggest key chain, article of clothing, costco card, mail, hair item, band aid, and more. All in all we had 25 items. The person that had the most got a prize and the person that got the most the fastest got the quickest draw award!! We had some great prizes. We had 2 free haircuts, some lotion, and candy. The team that had the most all together got these cute littel badges.

After the game was over we had a little message. It talked about what your purse says about you. If you had a black purse it means you are... things like that. Then we had a spiritual message about how we all carry different "purses". It was great!!
We found this cute song on the internet that we sang to the tune of Count Your Many Blessings.

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We finished off with some yummy Valentine sugar cookies and 7-up! The colors were all pink and red!! It was so cute!!
We had such a great turn out! It was a great activity to get to know people and just have fun!! It was very interactive so everyone felt included, I hope!!

Thanks to everyone that helped!! It was a blast!!