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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You Deserve So Much More

"Sometimes God doesn't give you what you think you want, not because you don't deserve it, but because you deserve so much more."


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A Twinkle, A Smile and Great Purpose

"Go forward with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart."
Gordon B. Hinckley
(and doesn't this quote pretty much sum up the man?)


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blessings and Lessons

‎"Some people come in your life as blessings, others come in your life as lessons."


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Tuesday Tell All - Christmas Shopping

What kind of Christmas Shopper are you? Are you last minute? Do you do most it at online, or at one store? Do you enjoy it or is it a necessary evil?


To find out what Tuesday Tell All is click HERE
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Rocking Chair Worry

‎"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere."


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Sunday, November 27, 2011

December 2011 Visiting Teaching Message - An Extensive Sphere of Action

The VT message for December 2011, is called An Extensive Sphere of Action, (PDF version HERE)
***I will add more VT ideas as I get them***

IDEA 1
There are three versions of each quote, just click on the image you want to download for free (should print out to 4x6)




I had seen this and thought this would be a great idea. As the message is about our Sphere of Action as sisters being great, this would be a cute way to reinforce the message, by getting a glass ornament and inserting a picture (if you have one) of your sister into the middle of the 'sphere', get it:), you could jazz it up with some beads, like this one, flowers/leaves/ candy/ribbons/strips of paper etc., whatever you fancied. You could even print out your testimony, little scroll style, and insert that.

I also thought this would be cute with a picture of the Savior inside, because really, He is at the center of all we do. I've included some images below that would be cute inside, but you can also just google 'Savior' to find other images. Just right click on these to copy to your computer.
Click HERE, or
for another version, HERE

Savior Images for Ornament Inserts


A couple of other ideas:

Reindeer Washcloth / Flannel
This is a washcloth/flannel, with a bar of soap inside
Poem says: "Everyone loves this time of year, all the laughter and good cheer, A season that is full of hope, And a reindeer that's a flannel and a bar of soap."
Click HERE for original source

Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cone
Click HERE for instructions


IDEA 2

Christmas tag printable, click HERE

IDEA 3
Also available in Spanish. Click HERE



IDEA 4
I love this, a visiting teaching surprise snowball, filled with goodies, to go along with Elder Ballard's 'sphere' quote. Click HERE.



IDEA 5
Click HERE


IDEA 6
Click HERE

IDEA 7
Bookmarks. Click HERE

IDEA 8
Click HERE for download

IDEA 9
Click HERE

IDEA 10
Click HERE


IDEA 11
I just came across a few cute ideas on THIS website, here are a few, check out her other ideas too:)




IDEA 12
click HERE for download





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In Reverse

‎"I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse."
~Philip Yancey


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, 
This year please give me a big fat bank account and a slim body. And please don't mix those two you like you did last year. 
Thanks.


Free Letter Sized printable of this, HERE - you know, incase you want to mail it:)

Spanish Version




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How to Make God Laugh

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans"
~Woody Allen~


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A Person to be Loved

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
~ Thomas S. Monson ~


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Bringing You Through It

‎"If God brings you to it; He will bring you through it."


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Freebie Friday - Birthday Questionnaire, ABC/123 Posters & Christmas Things

Birthday Questionnaire
Free download of templates, I think these are really fun to do, especially with younger kids. Click HERE.

ABC Poster
Available in 8 more colors, click HERE

123 Poster
Available in 8 more colors, click HERE



Christmas Printables
Recipe cards, place cards, bottle labels etc.
Click HERE to view collection and to download

5x7 print, available in 4 colors
Click HERE

Santa Beard Advent
Cute idea. Click HERE to see description.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." ~W.T. Purkiser
Hope you have a wonderful day, from my house to yours:)
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to Feel Rich

"If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money cannot buy."

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Appreciating What We Have

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing & appreciating what we do have."
 ~Frederick Keonig




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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Tell All - Expressing Thanks

"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at east we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us all be thankful."
~Buddha

I would like to do something a little different today... I love this quote because it's a great reality check that we ALL have something we can be grateful for, every single day. I thought it would be fun to see how many things that we can list for which we are grateful for. If you have a Facebook account leave a comment on todays post with what you're grateful for, and if you don't have one, leave one on this blog post, 
'so let us all be thankful'.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanking God


Image courtesy of One Happy Mama. Check out her awesome blog, HERE!

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