LDS Primary Chorister Planner

I was just called to be the Primary Chorister in our ward!  I am thrilled and terrified all at once. Because I’m a planning, list-making nerd I immediately went to work to find resources to go along with the 2015 Primary Outline.   There are several darling chorister planners out there, but none of them was exactly what I had in […]

Heirloom Stockings: Treasures in Progress

I was blessed to spend a lot of time with my Grandma while I was growing up.  We got together frequently for family dinners and to celebrate birthdays and holidays.  We spent a week together every summer at  Lake Powell  (and 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008).  My sisters and I joined in singing with Grandma in her choir. She passed away over a decade […]

Pattern: Simple Colors Quiet Book

I have a bit of an obsession with felt.  I adore hand sewing with felt and have made a multitude of games, play mats, quiet books and the like for my kids.  I say “for my kids” but what I really mean is that I LOVE sewing with felt and I want to make things and if my kids happen […]

Finger Knit Gifts Kids Can Make

We’ve been crafting up a storm around here in preparation for Christmas.  We hosted a handmade gift exchange for kids and have had so much fun dreaming up and making gifts for our new friends. Our resident finger knitter has been hard at work. She made a darling set of finger knit bear ears for one of the children in the […]

Gifts Kids Can Make: Alien Notebook Covers

We hosted a handmade gift exchange for kids this month.  It was so fun to learn about another family and dream up gifts to make for them! Ethan had a blast creating these notebooks for two of the boys in the family we were paired up with. We learned they are full of ideas and are always writing ideas in their […]

Gifts Kids Can Make: DIY Toddler Crayons

My six year old desperately wanted to give his siblings a gift for Christmas.  He told me he was planning to buy Ellie a motorized scooter, but he thought he might not have enough money (he has about $6) and asked if I’d be willing to chip in.  He had similar goals for his baby brother’s gift. He was disappointed […]

Quick Lit: December 2014

The Happiness of Pursuit First of all, isn’t that the best title ever?  This book was fascinating.  It tells the stories of many people who found and followed their own quests.  It includes everything from not speaking for 17 years to visiting every country on the planet to craft projects.  It was inspirational for the goal-setter in me and even […]

Crafts for Kids: Wooden Star Ornaments

These ornaments are a perfect blend of ease and beauty.  The best combination for crafting with kids! Supplies Wooden stars (like these . I purchased ours for .29/each  in the wood crafts section at Michaels) Glitter paint (we used the Martha Steward brand in Pewter) Kids Markers Yarn Drill (for making holes to thread yarn through) Foam paintbrush Instructions:       […]

Goals: December 2014

“Most “impossible” goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” — Don Lancaster Home: Fix the garbage disposal Purge/clean my office Finish painting Ellie’s room Shower/master bathroom finished Relationships: Date night with Jason Go on a date with Ellie […]