Sunday, February 27, 2011


Love 7-layer dip and is more fun when the presentation is beautified ;)
Tomatillo Salsa - Yum!
Baked a flour tortilla in a fun little pan, lightly buttered it after baking and sprinkled it with cinnamon and sugar. Two scoops of ice cream, homemade hot fudge sauce, strawberries, sprinkles and homemade whipped cream - yum!
We were supposed to have family over and they had to cancel at the last minute . . . but all the preparation was done - so I had to show what they missed to get them to reschedule ;)
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Invite for RS commemoration

I designed this as an invite to our Relief Society commemoration dinner in March:
Here's the blank birthday invite (the cake says HB) if you want to use it:
Leave me a comment and I'll email it to you until I can upload it to my web site
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wire Wrapped Utensils

A daughter of a friend of mine got engaged, so I beaded some utensils for her shower:
The wire isn't perfectly shaped . . . but hopefully it's just considered handcrafted and overlooked ;) hehe
Glue the rocks with E6000 glue, let dry overnight and wrap with 3 feet of wire. I've seen these done with flat marbles and beads too, but smoothed pebbles is what I had on hand - plus I didn't know what her fav color or kitchen colors will be. Now they'll match anything - definitely an earthy look.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Staying Over in a snow cave

Would you sleep in this if you were first standing on top of it and then saw this entrance?
Not for me ;)
But the scouts did this as a group and had a blast . . . aside from freezing!
Keaton used his sled to carry his pack and tools:
They worked VERY hard.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Visiting Teaching Handout March

Message found here.
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Eternal Families

Didn't have time to make a new layout, but here's a handout for lesson #8 - Eternal Families
Graphic for sale at
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jewelry Sets

Danee's Valentine's gift - loving the see-through locket:
Love necklace with pink pearls, not a great photo:
For sale at
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

YW handout for Spiritual Environment

Lesson #5 Spiritual Environment:
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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YW handout for becoming an Eternal Companion

YW lesson #4 - Becoming an Eternal Companion.
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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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

YW handout for Responsibility to Teach

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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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our purpose in Life

Lesson #7 Our Purpose in Life.
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Monday, February 14, 2011


I got a zoom lens for Valentine's so the first thing I wanted to take a photo of was an eagle, funny, huh? hehe So I drove to Carnation.
The adult eagle's wouldn't land, so I had to settle for taking a photo of a juvenile sitting in a tree . . . with a branch in the way of a really great photo, but I still like it:
These birds are so massive, easy to spot right away from a distance . . . just look at its beak!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

February VT handout

Here's the Visiting Teaching message for February.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

sale item?

I guess this is what teenagers think is 'crazy' these days . . . some things never change ;)
Sometimes parents don't hear about silly adventures . . . good thing kids like to take photos of themselves . . . and that we can read all about them on FB =)
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


here's a little Valentine's layout I made:
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Monday, February 7, 2011


found a quote for 2 of my favorite things (hearts and flowers) and will use it for a 2-sided necklace charm:
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I took a photo of my Hibiscus bloom:

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I gave the Hibiscus an 'effect':

So don't 'steam' or 'blow up' about situations that are beyond our control ;) . . . look for the simple joys (or lesson) and we'll find the beauty (positive focus) . . . well, that's my take on it anyway - Jonathan didn't like (. . . understand) the quote - LoL
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

cupcake papers

There are a ton of templates for making your own cupcakes templates on the web - I took a photo of Brady's basketball team and used this FREE template. This was a last minute idea, but it turned out okay - and really if I would have spent more time on it, would the boys have cared? ;) Probably not!
There's Brady:
I made 14 of these for the team and their coaches:
I used a basketball mold and melted orange candy melts . . . and added rum flavoring - they turned out SO yummy. So I added rum flavoring to my frosting too - it was a hit! Another tip, I also add a box of cheesecake pudding to my cake mixes - makes it yummier =)
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Cedarcrest vs Lakewood

Before the game:
Brady & Zach:
Stole the ball:
ummmmm, holding the ball:
Brady & Coach Rieke huggin:
Jordan & Keaton - biggest . . . .er, loudest fans:
Someone's going to regionals - #1 in their league:
My fav pic I took of the night was of Zach - the black dude was 4'' taller than Zach, but can Zach EVER jump!
Next game is on Friday - double elimination.
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