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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

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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:

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The Story of Our Fixer Upper

All photos in this post are before photos.  Check the links to see the improvements we’ve made. A little over three years ago, Jason had the opportunity to make a career change which included relocation to another part of the state.  We talked and thought and prayed about the change

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Our Super Simple Job Jars

In an effort to motivate our kids to do their daily chores, I have tried many charts and organizational ideas throughout my parenting years: sticker charts, expensive pre-made charts, written daily lists, picture charts, rocks in a jar, etc.  Often these tools will work well for a short time, but

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(More) General Conference Activities and Ideas

   We hope that our activities and ideas will help to enrich your family’s General Conference experience! For more ideas and recipes, check out April’s General Conference round up for 13 additional posts!   Resources for teaching children about following the Prophet Preparing for Inspiration          

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DIY Book Page Art Display

. The Story: My thrifting husband found this giant art clipboard at our local university surplus sale (for $1!) and brought it home for me.  He knew I’d love it and that I’d be able to come up with a use for it.  (He’s always bringing home little treasures for

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DIY Pioneer Ring Toss Game

In Utah the 24th of July is a state holiday known as Pioneer Day.  We celebrate the day  Mormon Pioneers first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley much like Independence Day: parades, fireworks, picnics, time outdoors. Because our kids have been playing Pioneers for much of the summer (thanks to

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Twitterature July 2014

I’m joining in with Modern Mrs. Darcy today to share what I’ve been reading lately.  I find myself in the middle of a lot of books this month, without as many finished as I normally have since the last Twitterature. Notes from a Blue Bike I really enjoyed this book even

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Words For Your Weekend::Faith

“You can have clear faith in the ultimate outcomes at the end of the trail but still find vexing uncertainties in the steps immediately ahead.  The Lord knows the end from the beginning and everything in between.  You, however, function in the muddled, mortal middle.” Neal A. Maxwell I ran

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Study Guide Sale!

In honor of our completely rejuvenating General Conference weekend and the upcoming Easter holiday, I am celebrating with a study journal sale! For the next couple of weeks, you can snag a printed  Faith in God study journal for 30% off, bringing the price down to $5.95!  If you ask me,

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