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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Here is my list of to do....

So I thought that I would list what I still needed to post onto the blog for two reasons....1) to motivate me into getting them done and 2) so that you have an idea of what to expect in the coming days!!! So lets get started:

1). Post pictures of Bingo Game
2). Post new picture of my completed flower head band from a couple of posts down.
3.) Work on the next few handouts to go with the next group of lessons
4.) Create a "You've been kissed" card for Girls Camp
5.) Post some mutual activity ideas (we have had some fun ones that I would love to share....I just got to do it!)
6.) Create 2 1 handouts that was sent to me as a request...MUST DO!!

Hmm..that is all that I can think of at the moment....I am sure I am forgetting something....hmm I am sure it will come to me in the middle of the night.

SNIPE!! Bingo Cards for Girls Camp

Hello again, I thought I would share this neat variation of the classic bingo....GIRLS CAMP STYLE!!! Yes, that is right I said girls camp style. It has words that have to deal with certification, the YW values, girls and of course BIG BOOTY! (if you don't know what that is....your missing out. But if you really want to know comment me or email me - email addy in side bar- and I will try to describe this fun and at times annoying to leaders who want to sleep game!).

Due to some issues that some of you were having with the downloading of these files... here is a link to my google drive where i have made it available to download. It is one file but has both the call out cards and 24 game boards (which are all different) Click HERE for link.

Scripture Power!

I have some great news...the other counselor in our YW presidency has graciously shared with me her handout that she created for a nightlight up at girls camp last year. The theme was centered around the scriptures (hence the scripture power song =] ). Moving on to the good is the handout. Its a jpg file with a single 4x6 picture (this way you can save it and take it to your favorite photo place and have it printed looks much better that me!)

Click HERE to down load 4x6 image (jpg.)

Thanks Priscilla for sharing your creative idea!

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Semi-done Started Crochet Headbands....

I told you in the last post that I was fan of the blog You Seriously Made That? which is done by the fabulous Cami...anyway she has another couple of tutorials that I tried...the Knotted Headband and the Double Flower Headband.

Here is the pictures of what I have done...The knotted head band is finished but the double flower one is unfinished as I forgot to get more ribbon to finish it off and I am changing the color of the flowers from grey to pink  Yeah, I finally finished the double flower head band....but again you get the idea.  Take a look at Cami's site for the instructions...they are super easy to create and super duper cute! (More so on her blog than in my pictures...they are not the greatest I will admit).

So I told you I was going to change the color of the flowers from black/grey to pink...well here is what my newly finished (after the blog the was posted) double flower headband looks like

Go check out the site to see her model this darling headbands!


Trick or Treat....

So I know that it is a bit early for Halloween but I just had to share this recipe. As I was going through my pictures I came across this cake....unfortinately this isn't the best one I have I got a little too much green food coloring in and went a little heavy on my favorite candy... but I think you can get an idea of what I am talking about...

Kitty Litter Cake

1 pkg (18.25 oz) German Chocolate cake mix

1 pkg (18.25 oz) White cake mix

2 pkgs (3.5 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix

1 pkg. (12 oz) vanilla sandwich cookies

3 drops green food coloring

1 pkg Tootsie Rolls (unwrapped)

PROPS: a NEW kitty litter box, box liner and scoop (I highly suggest that the props are all new, if there not, shame on you and don't tell me).

Prepare cake mixes and bake according to the directions on the packages (in any size pan you have). Prepare pudding mix according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor (or a rolling pin works well too! =] ) scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup of the crumbs. To the 1/4 cup of crumbs add a few drops of green food coloring and mix (the picture below was a little greener than what I wanted but you get the idea). When both cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl, toss with 1/2 of the remaining plain cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. You wont need all of the pudding since you just want the cake to be moist and NOT soggy.

Line the litter box with the new and clean kitty liner. Put the cake mixture into the liter box. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until SOFTENED. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt then curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury shaped tootsie rolls randomly into the cake and sprinkle with the remaining plain cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of green crumbs lightly over the top.

Heat 3-4 tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish until ALMOST MELTED. Scrap them on top of the cake and sprinkle slightly with green crumbs. Hear remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over the top of the cake mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over the side of the littler box. Serve with pooper scooper for a gross (but REALLY YUMMY) Halloween treat!!!

Frayed Rosette Hair Clip

So while I was browsing on of my favorite blogs,YOU SERIOUSLY MADE THAT?,  I saw a tutorial for making those fabric rosettes that I have seen on most every blog and in some ladies accessories and I am like "I could make that...." and so I tried and here is what I came out with...

Here is what you need:

Fabric of your choice -rip a 1" to 2" in strip (I just ripped the whole length of the material...i buy remnants so they generally are only 47" or so)
Felt that goes with your fabric of choice
Glue gun and extra glue sticks
Scissors (not pictured)
Hair Clip (Alligator kind)
Fabric to cover the hair clip (not pictured and optional)

Step 1:
Tie a know at one end of your fabric

Step 2 and 3:

Twist your strip of fabric and start to wrap around the knot. This will form your bud. Then start folding and twisting while you wrap.

Step 4 and 5:

Once I have a decent size bud and start of a flower I take a straight pin and slide it through the entire flower to hold it. This allows me to get my hot glue gun heated up and a chance to glue down some of the petals to hold it in place.

Then I start to twist and turn and start to glue every few twists so that it is secure. If you come to find you are out of fabric and you want a little bigger rosette, take another strip of fabric, and fold it in half and I dab a little dot of glue at one of the corners on the folded end and then glue it to the the spot on the rosette that I would have twisted and turned. Once done and you have your desired size, glue the end to the middle of the rosette to secure.

Step 6 and 7:

Measure and cut a piece of felt that will match the size of the rosette and secure it with glue (at this point if you desire to have it on a headband...only glue down the felt on the sides leaving enough of a space on either end to slide your headband through).

Cover alligator clip with ribbon if you so choose and glue to back of felt. Ta-DA!! Your done.

***If this tutorial is hard to follow (and I do apologize for that) check out the site where I got the idea from by clicking HERE.

Be A Positive Influence...Lesson #20

So here is lesson 20 from the YW Manual 3, Understanding A Missionaries Responsibilities. The quote on the bookmark comes straight from the lesson and was given by President Ezra Taft Benson. Credit for the paper goes to My 4 Princess Designs digital scrapbooking kit the 6 Bee's. Hope you enjoy!!!

Click HERE for pdf set of 4

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Pre-Camp Treat Idea???

photo belongs to thegreenbeancrafterole

So in my browsing of different blogs that I follow (I have been searching blogs like crazy for craft ideas for girls camp this year) I cam across this AWESOME idea.
I found this neat treat idea on a variation on the classic S'more and I fell in love with it. I found it on Greenbean's Crafterole (click to be taken right to this FABULOUS treat idea).  S'mores on a stick....who would have thunk? I think I will be making some to handout to my girls as it gets closer to camp with a reminder on when they need to be at the church to load the buses to head to camp.

You have a heritage...honor it! Lesson # 19

So here is lesson #19 for YW Manual 3. Paper credit goes to Dede Smith and her kit that she made for the 6 bee's blog train and the elements go to Scraps N Pieces (I am pretty sure that credit goes to them...I have searched every file and site that I use so if by chance I did error, I apologize and will correct ASAP!). Thank You Ladies!!!

Click HERE for pdf set of 4

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Epic Failure...

As this post title suggests, I HAVE EXPERIENCED AN EPIC FAILURE to my readers. The previous post stated I would get the new stuff up last weekend. As you can tell, that didn't happen. Life got chaotic and I got busy with things pertaining to my calling as both the 2nd counselor in our YW presidency and camp director...we have had some issues and changes so my time went to working and accepting on those trials.

However, I have an open day tomorrow so I WILL GET NEW STUFF POSTED!!!! You guys need to get on me when I begin to slack off. So look for new things tomorrow and and as always contact me if you want to see anything in particular or requests. Also check out our Facebook page and like it if you haven't done so already...i will be opening a place where you can post questions or ideas or any SOS's that you might need help with.

Thanks again for your support!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

New handouts are on their way!!

I just wanted to let you know that I am in the process of getting the next few lessons designed and hoping to get posted by the.weekend. I am also looking at putting some handouts together from conference and the general young women.

Also if you have any ideas of handouts or anything else you would like to see email me, comment me, or Facebook me all which you can find on the side bar.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stake Leadership YW Training

So if you have been keeping up with me on the Facebook page (if you haven't liked it...go do it now by clicking on the icon on the right hand side!!!) you would have seen where I attended our YW training with the theme/focus on "PURSE"onal Progress. Here is a picture of what the invitations looked like....

The stake YW presidency started off the night with a story (that   was told at the April conference this year...a copy of it was also included in our little purses that you will see a bit later down) by Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apolostles. It is as follows:

"When I was recentlyassigned to a conference in the Mission Viejo California Stake, I was touched by an account of their four-stake New Year's Eve youth dance. Follwing the dance, a purse was found with no outside identification. I share with you part of what Sister Monica Sedgwick, the YW president in the Laguna Niguel stake, recorded: 'We didn't want to pry; this was someone's personal stuff! So we gingerly opened it and grabbed the first thing that was on top-hopefully, it would identify her. It did, but in another way- it was a For the Strength of Youth pamphelt. Wow! This told us something about her. Then we reached in for the next item, a little notebook. Surely this would give us answers, but not the kind we were expecting. The first page was a list of favorite scriptures and personal notes.

The sisters immediately wanted to meet this stalwart young woman. They returned to that purse to identify its owner. They pulled out the some breath mints, soap, lotion, and a brush. I loved their comments: "Oh, good things come out of her mouth; she has clean and soft hands; and she takes care of herself." They eagerly awaited the next treasure. Out came a clever little homemade coin purse made from a cardboard juice carton, and there was some moneyin a zippered pocket. They exclaimed, "Ahh, she's creative and prepared!" They felt like little children on Christmas morning. What they pulled out next surprised them even more: a recipe for Black Forest chocolate cake and a note to make the cake for a friend's birthday. The almost screamed, "She's a HOMEMAKER! Thoughtful and service minded."
Then, yes, finally some identification. The youth leaders said they felt greatly blessed "to observe the quiet example of a young lade living the gospel."

This account illustrates the commitment of our young women to Church standards. It is also an example of caring, interested, dedicated Young Women leaders all over the world. They are incredible!"

Once that story was read, time was turned over to some of the YW leaders of the various wards to tell the rest of us some ideas that they have done to get their girls motivated in doing their personal progress, such as making it fun, holding a drawing where each girl who completes and experience gets to write her name on a paper and they draw out a name who wins some sort of prize, involving chocolate and pj's with personal progress, etc.

Then the other counselor in our ward was asked to give a presentation to inform all those who don't know that personal progress is now available on the internet, she gave us a walk through on what all you can do and the process that the girls (and leaders) go through to submit and approve their experience and projects. (if you havent checked it can click on the picture of the YW Medallion on the right hand side and it will take you directly to the website!)

Then of course their were closing words by a member of our Stake Presidency and then refreshments. At the end, our stake YW leaders gave each of us our own little purse that includes a 5x7 card of the YW theme, a sticker of the YW torch, the FSOY pamphlet, a copy of that story listed above on pink paper, and a tissue with some mints. SUPER CUTE!!! SEE THE PICTURES BELOW!!!

Email if you would like information on how to make this purse. I will be honest I don't have the actual pattern but I can send you some information on where to find it or provide you with a pdf that is is similiar to this purse @

*UPDATE* Click HERE to be taken to another cute idea on how to do this!

*UPDATE 10/24* Click HERE to be taken to the website to see a great video of this story!

Temple Marriage-It Takes 3!!!

So here is lesson 18 from the YW Manual 3. Again its all about temples and marriages. I found the poem from a seminary devotional book and the quote from the lesson.
Photo credit goes to me again =)

Click HERE for download pdf set of 4

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Prepare to Attend the Temple

Here is the handout that goes along with lesson 17 from the YW Manual 3.

Picture credit goes to me

Click HERE for PDF of 4

Lesson #16- Temple Endowment

Sorry for the delay...but here is lesson 16 from the YW Manual #3. The qoute comes from one of the conference addresses that was listed in the Resource Guide for YW 2011, its a talk given in the April 2009 General Conference by Elder Richard G. Scott.

Credit for picture goes to moi.

Click HERE for PDF set of 4