LDS Gift Idea

Here is a small gift religious gift idea. This was for my YW adviser’s birthday. I started with a small clay lamp. Then, I wrote a note about how she is an example of someone who keeps their lamp full and helps us keep ours full. You could say “an example of the believers” since it is the mutual theme this year. I rolled it up like a scroll, tied it with some raffia, and put it in the hole in the top of the lamp.

Then, I made a ribbon from scrapbook paper by cutting thin strips, curling them with scissors and stapling them together. I also cut a bunch of strips and squished them up to look like Easter grass to put in the bottom of the bag. I made a matching tag, and tied it and the scrap bow to the clear treat bag with raffia. I think it turned out pretty cute.

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Recipe Round-Up

I have been battling with my stack of recipes for some time now and I finally got them somewhat corralled (do you like the western theme I am running with here?) into a handy dandy binder. I get most of my recipes from magazines (Namely Kraft food and Family, love them. Fast, cheap, easy. Hmmm. That description sounds a bit questionable. You can see the online version here.) and the internet (Mostly Good Things Utah since I can watch them prepare it and then see if it is something that I can manage.) So, I had a stack of print outs and magazine clips waiting to have a real home.

Enter your friendly neighborhood binder. I used tabs to separate by type (salad, soup, entree, etc) and put a sheet protector behind each tab to house any recipes that have not been tried yet. They don’t get a permanent home until they have been properly taste tested. I punched holes in the family favorites and put them in, but am debating on putting them all in sheet protectors so they don’t get ruined while I am cooking. Although, the occasional smudge adds character.

Someone mentioned that if you put them in sheet protectors you can write on them with erasable markers if you need to half the batch and then just wipe it off when you are done. Smart!

Well here she is, the fabulous binder, pretty cover and all.

Unfortunately, well maybe fortunately, I forgot to take before pics. Imagine a big stack of paper and clippings. Done!

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Visiting Teaching handouts

There is one day left in Feb. Have you done your Visiting teaching? Either way here are some handouts with quotes from the messages that I used. It is a fun way to spice up a visit with a little digital scrapbooking. It makes it cute to put on the fridge too! I included March too for those of you who are on top of it and go at the beginning of the month.

I also gave my women who are mothers the YW handout from the last post because I thought it had a great message and a nice girly touch, especially for those in houses full of boys!


March VT message Get the actual 4×6 image here.

Feb VT message Get the actual 4×6 image here.

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YW lesson 8 Queen Sceptor handout

I got this idea from Sugardoodle and changed it a little, but cannot find the original idea. (Sorry to not give credit, I tried to find you! It may have been under lesson 7 or 8?)

I told the girls how each of us is the queen of our home and asked them what they would like their home to be like. Then I asked them what the temple is like and had them relate how we can make our homes like the temple. (Peaceful, clean, beautifully decorated, happy, filled with the Spirit)

I made each girl a scepter to take home with this great quote on it. I used a sparkly pencil, the quote printed in an oval shape on card stock and tiaras cut out of sparkly card stock and taped them all together. Then, I embellished the quote with sparkly glue.

Get the Oval template here.


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