Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Washer Anklet or Bracelet

Here's another quick craft I did with the girls at camp:
They LOVED these the best. Some were able to make 2 and were SO happy! LoL
I bought the washers and hemp here. And the clasps, clamps, jump rings and charms here.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lantern Jars

One of the girl's camp crafts we made this year:
Directions found here.
I used baby food jars so that part was free.
One of the YCL's, Clara, drew templates of hearts, flowers, stars, etc. and the girls traced the patterns out and cut them out of contact paper.
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Monday, June 28, 2010

YCL key chains

The YCL's at Girl's Camp got to have their own craft that the other years didn't get to make:
Everyone's charms were the same, but the beads and background to the seahorses were different.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hot Fudge Sauce

This recipe came from my friend Jodi - super yummy! Wish I had a picture of it over some ice cream . . . but I don't ;)
We had ice cream sundaes with the Bishop today for our lesson.
Melt together on stove top:
1 bag of caramels
1/3 cup milk
Add to melted caramel:
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)
When chips are completely melted add:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Stir until smooth and refrigerate unless using right away.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ribs you can eat with a fork

The bones fell off the meat . . . . NOT the meat fell off the bone ;)
I brined the ribs for about 48 hours in ice water in my cooler.
When I was ready to bake them, I rinsed them off (because of the salt water) and put them on plastic wrap and added my own barbecue sauce:
1 cup ketchup
1 can tomato sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp liquid smoke
This recipe was enough for 2 huge things of ribs.
Seal the plastic wrap together (so the steam can tenderize the meat some more). Now add foil making sure there is no plastic wrap visible. Put them on a cooking sheet and baked them on 250 degrees for 8 hours. Ummmm, I don't like eating ribs because there's no meat on them and it's painful to get the meat off the bones. But these ribs were amazing!

The best Corn Bread out there . . . seriously! This recipe came from Stephanie :oÞ

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, set aside.
1 cup cornmeal
3 cups flour
1 1/3 cups brown sugar (hers called for white sugar)
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Combine liquid ingredients:
2/3 cup oil (I always use Olive oil)
6 tbsp melted butter
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk (I used 2 cups milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream)
Blend together with dry ingredients.

Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake on 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 
Makes great muffins too - bake regular size for 20 minutes and mini muffins for 15 minutes.

Honey Butter
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
Tis super yum!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

girl's camp quilts

I cut sheets apart and sewed random pieces together for the tops and then used a corresponding flat sheet for the backing. The girls will tie them at camp!Solange sewed this one (and wanted to know how to get her name in the drawing for it). They really did turn out cuteness:
Then we give one away each night at camp by drawing a name or suggestions from the girls.
Thanks for all who voted earlier by posting a comment or sending an email!
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Fat Chick

With all the cold, fall-like weather and rain me thinks this bird is overeating because it thinks winter is coming:
That or it eats when it's bored ;) LoL Still cute!
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I designed 4 Father's Day quotes with scrapbooking papers and elements and then matted them:
Then I added Jonathan's qualities with corresponding papers and framed it:
This is how it ended up looking:
I love how it turned out :oÞ Except I think I need to embellish where the blank spaces are . . . I wonder if I have time before I give it to him?
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Revelation Handout

YW lesson #24 Manual 2 Revelation in our Daily Lives handout:I liked this quote - Prayer is the means by which man communicates with God. Revelation is the means by which God communicates with man.
Here is a handout idea to put on a Take 5 candy bar to go with this as well.
handout found at (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, June 18, 2010

VT Message July 2010

Here's a handout for July's visiting teaching message - this image is also found here. Thank you for all of your amazing comments =)
Visiting Teaching message for July 2010 is Strengthening Families & Homes.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day Quotes

I designed these to use for a project for Jonathan. I'll post it on Saturday. Do you have a favorite? Mine is the one with the seahorse!

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

Brady & Keaton both took cookies to 5 of their 6 teachers on the last day of school but thought bringing them a card I designed was 'embarrassing':
So maybe someone else can use it . . . next year as I think school is out for everyone already ;)
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Boboli Pizza

Here's my favorite way to eat Boboli Pizza:Take the crust and brush it with olive oil, add 10 cloves of minced garlic and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes - just watch it. The garlic will be sizzling and then you'll know it's time to add the cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan & Mozzarella over the garlic and place the crust back in the oven until the cheese is melted - about 5 minutes more. Remove from oven, add 1 diced avocado, 1 diced steak tomato & 2 diced artichoke hearts - so all these veggies remain uncooked. Cut into pieces and enjoy - yummy!
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Bee Strong

I made a little tag for Sharon from South Africa to use for her stake Beehive handout but it could have other uses:
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm!
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

This is the girl

that Brady likes . . . but if she has a copy of this picture, she might not want him pursuing her ;)
They were making faces for this pose - but I prefer hers over Bradys - haha
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Family History Tag

I designed another Family History tag to go along with 'linking' - I made a metal mesh background:
(Here's the inside) and a link that's welded:
Here's the link for printing the handout.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Brady's Guitar Final

Here's the video:
Brady messed up, but it's cute to see his reaction ;)
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

Here's a little birthday card I designed:
It's SO happy!
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck

if a woodchuck could chuck wood? I'd guess none since they make homes out of wood piles ;)
These guys were super cute!
Saw them in eastern Washington over Memorial Weekend.
There were so many of them.
The grass was SO tall that when they were in it they were super hard to see. But there were also a lot of babies and they were just darling!
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Hummingbird in my Honey Suckle

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Catching some Zzzzzz's

Just pictures of the funny or cute positions the animals are caught sleeping:
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