Friday, December 30, 2011

PDF Slideshow for Lesson 1, Primary 4

I made a slideshow for subbing in Primary - Book of Mormon lesson #1, Primary 4 is found here.
Here are the bookmarks I designed:
A freebie for ya - fits an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper - after clicking on the image to enlarge it, right click on the image and 'save as' - don't forget where you saved it!  hehe
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Daughter of God handout

Manual 1, Lesson 1 A Daughter of God:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Christ is the Reason

A good reminder:
I printed the image reversed onto iron-on paper, ironed it onto muslin and then mod podged it to a 5x7 metal piece of roof flashing:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

sneaking presents

Caught in the act!
someone helping themselves to their new toy
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Toffee Fudge

A new holiday sweet:
I usually make toffee and fudge . . . so why not fudge on top of the toffee?  It is YUM!  You won't be able to stop eating it until it has disappeared ;)

Toffee
2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and then add 1/2 cup chopped almonds (I roast mine for about 10 minutes in  the oven)
Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over med-high heat stirring constantly.  Once it's boiling, cook it for about 10 minutes, testing it by strewing a tiny bit onto a plate and then giving it the bite 'test'. If it's crunchy, it's ready - LoL  Can you tell I don't use a candy thermometer?  I use my pressure cooker pan when making candy - it's the best method.
Pour hot candy onto aluminum foil and spread as evenly as you can.

Fudge
I use the recipe on the back of a marshmallow creme jar - the best!
So then I just pour the fudge on top of the toffee and let it set for 2 hours or put it in the freezer to set up quicker.  Break apart - don't forget to look on the bottom of the toffee for foil that needs to be removed - sometimes it sticks!
I added more chopped almonds on top of the fudge - last month I used macadamia nuts - oh my yumminess!
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Friday, December 23, 2011

homemade pillow cases

I sewed flannel pillowcases for Brady & Keaton which they got a few days early:
I even sewed a little brown flannel in between the two patterns, I'd make it a tad bigger next time
JoAnn's only had cute little kid flannel, glad the boys didn't mind ;)
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

nativity

this is set up as you drive into Duvall from Woodinville before the bridge - it's awesome looking:
so sweet - I want one!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cocoa on a stick

homemade marshmallows (cut with a flower cookie cutter):
Made half doggie cookies and half: 
to bring to the cookie exchange.
I layered 2 pieces of cocoa fudge with cinnamon and 1 piece of marshmallow on a caramel apple stick and swirled it around in red hots finely chopped:
bagged it up:
then made a chocolate spoon to go with:
put both the stick and the spoon in a disposable hot beverage cup with a label on the cup
For the cocoa recipe and I added the mixture to my piping bag and then piped it into silicone molds and they popped right out - loved how easy this was!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cookie Exchange

I do like a good cookie and holiday treats . . . but if you're supposed to make 3 dozen for a cookie exchange I'm thinking dog lovers will appreciate this instead of just another sweet?

I designed a label for the top of a baby food jar to identify the contents:
 The collar graphic I made myself and the recipe for the dog cookie is on the back!  The dangling jingle bell I was hoping would act as a charm on a collar . . . but I don't like it - maybe it's just the wrong placement of it . . . maybe the jute is just too thick?
2 Peanut Butter Dog Treats inside:
I think I'll omit the ribbon - it doesn't stay on when you go to open the jar (unless I mod podged it?) . . .  so that sounds like a lot of extra work anyway ;)

Maybe just tie jute around the lid and adhere the jingle bell to that?  Any suggestions?  =)
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Monday, December 19, 2011

brown sugar squares

I found this recipe online for a copy-cat for See's Candy Brown Sugar Squares . . . I'm not convinced - they are a little 'crunchy' for me - I want softer!  hehe
I cut them into squares and dipped them into melted chocolate . . . the picture above is just a remnant - I didn't take a picture before they were devoured on Sunday =(
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Video - Come See the Light

I put together a little video for our RS devotional for church today to Reflections of Christ, Another Testament music 'Come See the Light' with photos of our Savior:
video
My very favorite song - ALWAYS brings the spirit and makes me cry too =)
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

alphabet I heart U

Seen a few versions of these around but didn't LOVE any . . . so I made my own ;)
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Daughters in our Father's Kingdom

This is a poster size design which is 11x17 (you can definitely make it smaller) that goes along with the new RS book Daughters in My Kingdom
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Twas a Sheep, not a Lamb

April 2011 General Conference Talk Establishing a Christ-Centered Home talk by Richard J. Maynes:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Christmas Prayer bookmark/handout

I printed these out as a 5x7 on photo paper at Costco:
A Christmas Prayer Bookmark by Robert Louis Stevenson:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ABC's of Getting to know RS sisters

We will be spotlighting our sisters in the newsletters with their answers to these questions:
Always:
Brags about:
Can't live without:
Doughnut:
Essential 'start of the day' item:
Fly, Drive or Boat:
Gold or Silver:
Hides:
Ice Cream:
Job you've had:
Kids & Grandkids:
Lame about:
Master of:
Nickname:
Overdoes:
Pet Peeve:
Quote:
Religiously:
Secretly Loves:
Time you wake up:
Unforgivable:
Vacation:
Ways that make you late:
X-box or Wii:
Year-round:
Zero:
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Monday, December 12, 2011

YW Value Pages 8-pack

All 8 YW Value Posters bundled:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

YW Value Virtue

YW value poster size 8 1/2 x 11:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

YW Value Divine Nature

YW value poster size 8 1/2 x 11:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Friday, December 9, 2011

YW Value Individual Worth

YW value poster size 8 1/2 x 11:
image found at www.jackshandsjillsheart.com (only have to buy the image once, then print out as many copies as you need - but please don't share or redistribute the file - thanks!)
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Leftover cheesecake?

Hide it in a cookie ;)
Ahhh, there it is:
Roll a teaspoon or so of your leftover cheesecake and then roll cookie dough (1 box white cake mix, 1 dry sm pk cheesecake jello, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste) around that and bake for 8 minutes on 350 degrees.  I dyed the cookie dough red for a Christmas look.
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I heart picks

Christmas picks that is!  I'm pretty sure it has to do with me loving all things sparkly and shiny ;)
This is our mantel - I love it . . . beware there are a lot of pictures posted of the same thing - LoL







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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Trees

here's our upside down Christmas tree, a tradition that is 7 years old:
i made a topiary 
and then added it to the top of our small tree:
 baby mini tree
This year, the ornaments I added were ones I made, they are flowers made out of mesh ribbon:
 
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Christmas Ball Ornaments

I love Christmas ball ornaments!



and I love decorating with them . . . too bad I can only use them for 1 month out of the whole year!
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