Ether 12:4

Women’s Conference

We had a Stake Relief Society Women’s Conference at our church this past weekend.  It is an annual event that the  Stake Relief Society puts on.  The Relief Society is an organization for the women in our church.  There was a keynote speaker and then we broke out into different classes.  After all of the classes there was a luncheon.  I was asked to be in charge of the decorations for the tables and the cultural hall, for the luncheon.
 I had a committee of amazing women to help me!Stake RS Women's Conf.This was a display that we had up on the stage.  It was beautiful with all of the different pictures of Christ, the anchors, lanterns,  coral, flowers and lollies on the curtains!Stake RS Women's Conf.Here is a closer picture of some of the details.  We used anchors as the theme for our decorations because it was part of the scripture that was used, and as a reminder to anchor our hope in Christ.Stake RS Women's Conf.This is a close-up of one of the tables.  The scripture from Ether was the theme for the conference, I will tell you a little more about this theme at the end of this post.  We did the floral arrangements in quart mason jars and tied a paper anchor on two sides of the jar.  In the pint jars we simply filled them part way with sand, added a seashell and a battery tea light.  We then tied the top of the jar with jute and another paper anchor.  There were three pint jars on each table.  The printed theme was placed on two sides of the floral arrangement.Stake RS Women's Conf.We decorated 29 tables, plus a couple of floral arrangements on the food table and a couple of them on the stage.  It looked so pretty with all of the battery tea lights in the mason jars on each table!Stake RS Women's Conf.It was a lot of work, but  we felt good about our efforts and as I said…I had a wonderful committee and they all helped so much that it came together pretty easily!

The conference keynote speaker was amaazing!  It was Collette Hall and she has such a wonderful message about hope and faith in the Lord…EVEN IN TRIALS.  She taught about looking for the good even in your despair.  Counting your blessings, even when it is hard to find them!  I loved her words and her message!

I found out just a day earlier that Collette had designed the scripture image that was used throughout the conference.  We used it on the tables and it was used for the program cover.  I asked her if I could share it with you on my blog and she very graciously consented, so here is the image that she created:Ether 12:4Isn’t this beautiful…she has such a talent for her creativity and it is no wonder that she creates for a company that I am sure some of you are familiar with…Silhouette!

It was a wonderful conference and everything turned out beautiful, from the food to the decorations, to the spirit that was there in the general meeting and each of the classes.  I am glad that it is done and now I can say that we have had our turn!  :)

I hope that each of us can find hope and count our blessings…in good times…but especially in trials!

Have a great day everyone and Thanks for Visiting today!

"hello" welcome board

Painted “hello” board

I made a fun little board the other day to put out on my porch.  I am loving the fun yellow and gray colors!  It brings just a little bit of sunshine during these winter months!  "hello" welcome board (more…)

chair makeove

Chair Makeovers

My daughter is building a new home and it will be finished in a few weeks so she has been busy getting some things ready for her new house.  She bought these chairs 2nd hand and did a makeover on them!  I think that they turned out so pretty!chair makeove (more…)


Thursday’s Thought-Today is going to be…


Because today is Thursday…it is time once again for my Thursday’s thought!

I love this thought and the attitude that it brings.  We are the ones that decide if today is the best day ever or not.  It is totally up to us to decide!today-is-going-to-beThis is formatted to an 8 x 10″ size.  If you would like to print as a jpeg, right click over the image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder.  You can then print it, or send it to your favorite photo processing center.

If you want the pdf here is the download:  today is going to be

So are you going to make

Today The Best Day Ever?

sugar and spice

Sugar and Spice Aprons

Yesterday I told you about a Baking party that I am going to be doing with my granddaughters.  I thought that it would be fun to make an apron for them to have at the party.  Shh…they don’t know about these yet…it is our little secret!sugar and spice apron (more…)

winter invitation

Winter Invite

For Christmas a few weeks ago, we decided to give everyone a gift of an activity rather than a wrapped present.  For the granddaughters, I am doing a baking lesson/sleepover party!  They got a baking kit and for our baking party we are going to learn how to make frosted sugar cookies and decorated cupcakes!  The little girls have been asking for a grandma sleepover again for quite awhile, so I decided that we could combine the baking lessons with a sleepover.  They were very excited!

I thought that it would be fun to make an invitation for each of them to make it official and decided that I would share a blank invitation with you!winter invitation (more…)

heart cinnamon rolls

Valentine Cinnamon Rolls

Here is a fun little idea that you could make for your family on Valentines Day for breakfast…or I would dare say that they would love them any day of the year!  :)

These are super easy to make and they make something ordinary into something super ordinary!valentine cinnamon rolls (more…)


Thursday’s Thought-WARNING

Happy Thursday Everyone!  I hope that you are all well and that you are having a good week.  Today’s thought is a fun one that you could print and put in your laundry room…because who doesn’t need to brighten up their laundry room!! :)She-Who-Does-the-Laundry-000-Page-1This is formatted to an 8 x 10 size.  If you would like to print it as a jpeg, right click over the image and go to “save image as”.  Then save in a folder and you can print from there, or send it out to your favorite photo processing center.

Here is the pdf download:  warning-she who does the laundry

I have been busy working on a Relief Society Stake Women’s Conference.  I am on the committee for the decorations and we have finally decided exactly what we are doing and now we are busily working on all of the details.  We are going with a nautical theme because the scripture is Ether 12:4 and it talks about “anchors”  We have a blue and gold color scheme and I hope that it will be pretty!  I have been thinking about it for several months now, so it is good to have it finally start coming together!  I will take pictures that day to share with you.  It is in a couple more weeks.

I hope that everyone is having a great week!  Thanks for visiting today!  :)