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Sunday, August 28, 2011

AYE....We Be in Search of Treasure

Sorry for the started this week...and to kick it off, I was put in charge (well in co that even a word?) of this weeks mutual activity...which has become a huge undertaking... I have been involved in making treasure maps, clues, decor, invites and everything else that comes with a pirate themed treasure hunt...but it is going to be FUN!

I will be posting pics of the ideas once they are in a fully completed state and provide you with our activity details so that you could, if you so wanted, to do your own!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I need your input!

Personal progress interviews...does your young women's group hold them? If so what sort of questions do you ask and what do you do? I really wanna create a sheet or whatever you wanna call it that is productive that can be used to help with these kind of interviews. Any input would be wonderful....leave a comment ! Im looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Consecration and Sacrifice

I have lesson 28 from YW Manual 3 up and ready to go for all of you...there is a little more to this lesson because (like lesson#21) I am teaching it....yeah I am a little nervous about that too.
The first picture is an 8.5 x 11 sign with the Mosiah 2:34 scripture on it...instead of handing a card with it on it to the YW I decided that to enhance my teaching, I would use it as a center piece on the table during my it will be framed (love the dollar store for cheap frames!). 

The second is a copy of the handout (3 to a page) which I will cut out and laminate and attach to a Snickers Bar...(click HERE for reason why). 
 Click HERE for download pdf

Click HERE for download pdf set of 3

Forgiving Our Selves

Here is lesson number 27 from the YW Manual 3...its a book mark - 3 to a sheet. This would be cute tied onto a Rocky Road chocolate bar, or a rock or even a jar of MnMs...the ideas are endless...
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Thursday, August 11, 2011


Lesson 26 from YW Man. 3 is up and ready for download. This pdf contains a 4x6 handout out (2 per page).

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Paper and flowers kudos goes to Steadfast and Immovable


Whew...I am getting caught back up and it feels GOOD!!! =]
Anyway, here is the handout for lesson 25 from YW Manual 3...hope you enjoy!

Click HERE to download set of 4 in pdf format
Paper credit goes to Correen Silke


Here is the handout for lesson 24 from the YW Manual 3-Agency.
The download is a set of 4 and in pdf format.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Overcoming Opposition

Here is lesson #23 Overcoming Opposition which comes from the YW Manual 3. Download includes a set of 2 4x6 handouts.

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Eternal Prospective

Sorry I am late with this! But here is the handout for lesson 22 from the YW Man. 3. Hopefully this is still going to be helpful for some of you!

Click HERE for pdf download -4 to a page

Paper credit is to DeDeSmith Designs from their 6 B's kit from the LDS Blog Train while the flower element is credited to My 4 Princess designs.

2012 Mutual Theme has been announced!!!!

OK this post deserves a different color...why? Because it is announcing some big news! Our wonderful and amazing church leaders have released (I guess it was released on Aug. 1) the new theme for next year:

"Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations." D&C 115:5

I have been anxiously awaiting this announcement and I am so thrilled about it. I have already heard comments from FB and other sites that have posted about this saying that it was done a few years ago, etc...but I think that it is something that needs to be reinforced especially concerning the status of our world, not just our nation as a country but the entire world. Things are happening all over that are scary and definitely starting to show the signs of the time *doom sound lurking in the background* and I think that this theme is a good reminder for the youth to let their light shine and have it shine forth to everyone. Besides the logo for the YW program is a torch that represents the light of Christ inviting all to come to Christ.  

So yeah I am excited.... Click HERE for the official release from the church

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I Am In LOVE....

with the new album that Deseret Book just released that is based on the Young Women Values its titled Live What I know:Honoring the Values of Young Women. 
Crappy Picture I Know...sorry

There is also a songbook that goes with it...however when I  went to pick it up (I pre-ordered both the CD and Songbook) from the local Deseret Book they said that they were still waiting for the books to be shipped our from the warehouse. So I settled with just walking out of the store with the disc and will have to wait a few weeks before I can pick up the book too....*frown face*

But I LOVE what I heard on the disc and it has made me super duper excited for the book to come in so I can play the songs and who knows, maybe get some of my YW to sing them. So I HIGHLY recommend getting has the same spiritual "umph" that Janice Kapp Perry had with her album about the values (which is still amazing and the one I grew up with and still love to this day) but this one is made especially for the generation that we as leaders today are teaching. GO PICK IT UP--what are you waiting for???

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Besides working on lesson handouts and PP stuff...I am also working on revamping the value bookmarks and some of the earlier stuff I had created. So keep an eye out for that!

If you have an idea or project you would like to share email me @ and we will work out the details.

Camp Crafts....Part 2 I am back with a part two of our camp crafting adventures. Our stake had several crafts to do while we were up at camp. Besides rolled fabric rosettes and fabric die-cut flower clips we made button bracelets.

I know bad lighting and I am so not a jewelry model

Here is what you need:
Assorted buttons (any where from 20-30 give or take)
Clear beading/jewelry cord that stretches

First you will take the cording and wrap it twice around your wrist. This way you will get a bracelet that is big enough to slip on but not overly big while at the same time providing enough extra cording to "sew" or string your buttons on.

Once you have your cord measured, cut it. Then you will string your first button on MAKING SURE YOU LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM AT THE END TO TIE IT OFF!!! 

Depending on how you string your buttons and the size you use, your bracelet might turn out chunky or flat...this simply comes from trial and error and undoing and redoing the stringing. 

Once you have your bracelet the way you like it, make sure you securely tie it off (we tied ours about four times) and then gently stretch it to make sure it wont come undone...once you are satisfied...cut off the extra lengths. Viola! You have a new accessory.

These are pictures of my bracelet...I used all pink and grey buttons to make mine.  

Box of Crayons...

Each night up at camp, before the girls and leaders all go to bed, we have a little night devotional that we like to call a Night Light. The nightlights are usually centered on the day's theme (which is usually a sub theme for the whole camp theme). This year our camp theme was on unity and I was assigned the first night, which was Unity in our Ward. For my night light I used the talk that Sister Mary Cook gave in this years General YW Broadcast (found HERE) and used the part where she talks about the counselor and a box of crayons he saw while sitting on the stand. 

I wont go into the whole story, I just wanted to let you in on where I got the idea from...anyway moving on. I started by saying this:

 If we build up those around us instead of demeaning them and ourselves, we will be much happier in this life.
Ardeth Kapp told of a time she went to Washington, D.C. to participate in a national leadership task force. There was a great diversity in the women in attendance (age, culture, faith, language) yet they were all united in a cause to help protect the family and society. One of the women made an observation and said "One woman is helpful; ten women are influential; one hundred are powerful; one thousand are invincible." Unity brings strength. That is why it is so important that we build others up instead of tearing them down. A good woman can feed those - including themselves - who hunger at times for a feeling of acceptance.
We are not good judges of ourselves as we reach for goals that may belong to another season of our lives.
A word of sincere commendation is like a ray of sunshine that brings a smile to the face and a warm feeling to the heart.
Ardeth Kapp mentioned that when she was the General President of the LDS Young Women's Organization, she felt that she was not adequate for her position until a dear friend said to her "You Are Better than you think you are."
Sometimes we set unrealistic goals for ourselves and become discouraged when we cannot reach them. We do not have to be so hard on ourselves. Just keep going.
Writing notes of appreciation for small acts of kindness, a great presentation, or to someone who followed through on something they promised, can be all they need to make their day. Our husbands, children, family members, friends all need a little encouragement from time to time. The effort it takes to write a little note or whisper a kind word can go a long way in cheering someone up. (found HERE)
I then had the girls go around the circle and tell each girl some of the positive things they liked about her (This was neat...I was only requiring 2-3 simple words or phrases and the girls just went on and on...night lights take usually about 15 mins...this took at least an hour and a half).
Everyone was in tears by then. So then I mentioned the story about the box of crayons and handed out my hand out.

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Camp Crafts....Part 1

So as you have probably read from my previous posts (you can tell when I blog from my looks different) that I am back from girls camp!!! LOL. So I know last night that I promised you I would post some things but the lack of sleep had caught up with me and I crashed...

So I thought I would post some of the craft ideas that we had at camp both at a ward and stake level. The first one I am going to show you we had one of our 4th year girls teach the younger campers and no...I didn't get any pictures taken of them making it so I have searched the wonderful world wide web to borrowed someone's pictures and tutorial (shame on me I know). I am hoping that as soon as I collect enough pop can tabs I will be able to replace these pictures and tutorial with my own...(but I don't drink a lot from pop cans so it could be a while).

Pop/Soda Can Tab Bracelets!
You can find cute pictures and an easy to follow tutorial at Lolly Jane Boutique found HERE (also check out some of their other cute ideas!!!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back from camp.....

And still trying to catch up on sleep! Pulling an all nighter on less than ten hours of sleep not the best idea. However I have stuff ready to post so some new stuff should be up by the end of the night.