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November 2014 Visiting Teaching Handout

This month the visiting teaching message for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints comes from one of the conference talks.  So I decided that it would be fun to make a bookmark for your sisters to put in their Ensign copy of the conference talks.Nov-2014-VTThese have been formatted to an 8.5 x 11 page so you can just print your own.  I printed mine on photo paper to get a more vibrant, clear copy. To print as a jpg photo, right click over the image and go to “save image as”  then save in a folder.  You can then print it out.Nov-2014-VT-blankHere is the blank version for those of you that would like to translate or to type your own message on.

(Images from Just So Scrappy , Almost Fall Collection)

Here is the download:  Nov 2014 VT

You can now pick your favorite talk to discuss with your sisters and give them a bookmark to mark their reading of the talks!  You could also give them a highlighter marker to go with the bookmark.

 A couple of other ideas that I like for the conference ensign is to bind my conference issue:conference magazineLDS Conference Magazine

And I like to print out some of the conference quotes from My Computer is My Canvas, (be sure to visit her site and download your own copy to get the best images!)

I print them and cut them out and  put them right in my copy of the talks on the page that the quote comes from.  (If you just tape the top to the page with scotch tape, you can lift the quote to read the rest of the talk.)  I have taken all of her quotes and made them smaller to put in my magazine, but you could also pick your favorite quote and frame it!

So now you have a few ideas that you could use for this month’s visit!  

I am also going to be doing a 40 day conference challenge with the sisters in our ward.  It is a challenge to read all of the conference talks in 40 days.  I will be making a bookmark for this activity and will post it here on the blog in a week or two.  This is a great challenge that you could also give to your sisters!  So be watching for that post!

Happy Visiting this Month!

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Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts

For our Halloween party that we did a couple of days ago, I made some baked pumpkin cake doughnuts and they turned out delicious!  These doughnuts were moist and with the cinnamon/sugar coating they had just the right amount of sweetness!baked pumpkin cake doughnutsThese were really easy to make and I love that they are baked, not deep fried…So, you don’t have to feel quite so guilty about eating 1 or 2 of these!doughnut pansI found these doughnut pans and I am excited about trying out some other kinds of doughnuts!  I am thinking about some caramel ones with maple frosting or pumpkin ones with cream cheese frosting!  I’ll let you know how they turn out after I get some made!  :)pumpkin cake donutsBut these with the cinnamon sugar were very tasty and most of the little kids loved them… I knew that all of the big kids (adults) would like them and they did!

This recipe is from King Arthur Flour. Visit that link for the recipe to make your own batch!  These would also be great as muffins, if you do not have a doughnut pan and the directions for those are also included in this recipe!pumpkin cake doughnutsDo you  need a little sweetness in your life today?  These doughnuts would be perfect for any fall gathering…football games, FHE, parties, a Thanksgiving treat, or just for a sweet treat for you or your family!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a “sweet” Tuesday!

Halloween 2014

Our Halloween Party 2014

Happy Halloween From our House to Yours!
Halloween 2014

 We had our family Halloween party last night and the kids all had a great time!  We had a football player, a witch, Cleopatra, a giant Elmo??, an owl, Gene Simmons and a bat!  Aren’t they a fun group?

We had chili and homemade chicken noodle soup along with salad and bread sticks and a witch’s brew with bloody hands!Witch's BrewThere was a whole candy bar…isn’t that what Halloween is all about…the candy?Halloween goodiesand more candy…Halloween partyThere were candy for the little kids and candy for the big kids…Boo BoxesI made the “Boo” boxes with my Silhouette machine and I put salted caramels in them for the adults.  Apple Pie Caramel ApplesThe adults also got an apple pie caramel apple!

We played Halloween bowling, pin the heart on the skeleton, and of course the famous “Grandma’s fishing pond!”  All in all, we had a great time and this grandma is so glad that it is done for one more year!  :)Halloween OwlThe star of the show is our darling little owl!  She is just starting to talk and say things and her favorite thing to say is: “whoo, whoo”…so when her mom saw this owl costume, she just had to get it!  

Do you have a Halloween party planned?  Or do you have to help with a school party or a church social or even need an idea for FHE?  Here are a couple of other games that you could use:

Don’t Eat Jack, Halloween Tic Tac Toe,  and Halloween Bingo.

If you need some party favors, check out the Halloween Party Pack and the Candy Corn Boxes

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope that you have a delightfully haunting week!

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Friday’s Favorite Find

It’s time once again for one of my Friday’s Favorite Finds!

I got this find at Swiss Days a couple of months ago, but I have been waiting to share it because I wanted it to be a little closer to Christmas…because this would make a great gift either for yourself or for someone special.5 little lines (more…)

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Thursday’s Thought- I’m So Glad…

Since today is Thursday…it’s time once again to do a Thursday’s Thought!

I live in Utah, and our Autumn has been absolutely beautiful this year!  When we go walking in the morning, there is a crisp bite to the air, but by the time we get done the sun is starting to warm up the day!  I can still go outside to play with the kids and enjoy the beautiful world that we live in.  I have a lot of trees in my yard and the colors have been amazing…and I really don’t even mind raking and mulching the leave when the weather is so gorgeous.

So that is what prompted my thought for today.Octobers-quote-000-Page-1

Here is the download:  Octobers

Have you had a beautiful October where you live? 

I hope that you will take a minute today to just enjoy the fact that we have Octobers in our lives!  It is a beautiful season…whether we are talking about the month or the season in our life!  Enjoy every moment!

Thanks for Visiting today and have a Happy October Day!

mumkin planter

Perfect Pumpkin Planter & Monogram Pumpkin

Here are two fun pumpkin ideas for your fall decorating.  The great thing about these two ideas is that they can be used all the way through Thanksgiving!  You can make them now  and keep them through all of the fall holidays!pumpkin planter (more…)

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Trick or Treat Shadow Box

Here is one more Halloween decoration, but you could make these for any holiday just by changing out the paper, sentiment and what goes in between the glass!  Hmm, I think I need to do a fun one for Thanksgiving!  

I got this idea from Kerri Bradford’s:  Jingle All the Way frame, and wanted to try one for the Haunting Halloween Season.

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Paperback Book Pumpkins

Last week at our Girls weekend, I showed you a picture of a couple of unfinished projects.  I got one of those projects completed this week and I love how it turned out!  These pumpkins are perfect for any fall decorating, not just for Halloween!  I can leave these up through Thanksgiving!  Hurray!  And aren’t they adorable??Paperback Pumpkins/Pink Polka Dot Creations (more…)

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Meet the Mormons

My husband and I went to see the movie “Meet the Mormons”

For those of you that do not know from reading my blog…I am a Mormon.

 I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

This movie is very powerful and moving.  Everyone has different ideas of what “Mormons are all about.  This movie tells some of the things that we believe, and follows  6 different people from all around the world , who are Mormons.  Their stories are all very inspirational and moving!

If you’ve ever had any questions about what our religion is about… I would encourage you take the opportunity to see this movie!

Check out this short trailer!

 

 There is also a beautiful song by David Archuleta called “Glorious”

you can download it here. 

Hope you enjoy this!  If any of you have any questions about my church, I would love to try to answer them for you!  Please contact me.

Hope you have a great day everyone!  Thanks for visiting!