Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beautiful Pictures

"Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room... so if you see darkness in your life, be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared." ~Unknown

{un-watermaked version available for purchase in many colors, click HERE}

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I Love You - Free 8x10 Printable

Here's a little freebie I whipped up for you all:) Click HERE for the free 8x10 download

I Love You 

by from a book by Maryann Cusimano Love

I am your parent, you are my child, 
I am your quiet place, you are my wild. 

I am your calm face, you are my giggle, 
I am your wait, you are my wiggle. 

I am your dinner, you are my chocolate cake, 
I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake. 

I am your lullably, you are my peek-a-boo, 
I am your goodnight kiss, you are my I love you.

Happiness is a Perfume

"Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
~Og Mandino~

Tuesday Tell All - Help Wanted?

*** To find out what Tuesday Tell All is, click HERE 

If you had oodles of money, and could afford to hire help for one area of your life, would you hire a gardener, cleaner, cook, personal trainer, or some other profession?

For me it would for sure be a gardener, I would love a really pretty garden, with terrific grass, loads of flowers, and fruits and vegetables a plenty, but I'm way too lazy (and frankly don't have the time with 3 little ones to keep me happily distracted) to do it. One day.......

Monday, February 27, 2012

Family Isn't Always About Blood

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who love you no matter what.

An updated version of this print is available for purchase HERE

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Putting Problems into Perspective

If we all threw our problems into a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

Freebie Friday - Little Kid Ideas

 These are a couple of ideas I've done first, and then I'll some I want to do.
This is super easy. I just used one of our under the bed storage tubs, went to home depot and bought some play sand, and voila you have sand box. Our tub also came with a lid, which is great incase you suddenly get some rain or your sprinklers come on, as you can keep the sand dry, and protected from any neighborhood cats! Also, if you have  more than one child, it could be fun to have individual ones for the kiddies, with their own toys/set up in.

I had seen this idea done at weddings etc., but I decided to do one on my sons blessing day. When we came back to the house afterwards, our family and friends signed it, and I think it's a lovely keepsake of the day. My youngest was blessed a couple of weeks ago and we did it for her as well - and I scored big time as they had the mats at the Dollar store, 2 for $1! This would also be great for special birthdays, like 8, 12, 16, 18, missionary farewells etc.

So I saw this book sling in a magazine and decided to give it a whirl. Mine is slightly different as I put on pockets on the front, for my son's little treasures, added ties to the side and sewed it rather than using HeatnBond, but it was really easy (and I don't have a clue what I'm doing most of the time!) and it was cheap (under $15 for all the materials). It took under 2 hours. Click HERE for the full instructions.

I made these little tutu's when my eldest daughter was born. I'd seen them online for upwards of $20, but after some research found out that they were really, and I mean REALLY, easy to make. Each tutu ended up costing about $2 each. You can find the tutorial I followed by clicking HERE

Free Printable Chore Charts
Click HERE

Calm Down Jar
Calm Down Jar. It is really easy to make. The goal is that when they are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, they can get up. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout. Click HERE

Snow Day Activity
Click HERE

Capturing Little Kids Handprint
Love this idea. Click HERE

Cute Things They Say Memory Jar
write down all the cute/funny things your children say and save them in a jar (you could label the jars by the years). awesome. what a gift when they're older!
Click HERE

Thursday, February 23, 2012

3 Choices

When something bad happens
you have 3 choices:
you can either let it define you,
let it destroy you, or
you can let it strengthen you.

The Miracle of Love

Before you were conceived,
We wanted you.
Before you were born,
We loved you.
Before you were here an hour,
We would die for you.
This is the miracle of love.

{Customizable printable available HERE}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Becoming Polished

When people hurt you over and over, think of them as sandpaper. They scratch and hurt you, but in the end you are polished, and they are all used up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In God's Hands

"When we put our problems in God's hands, He puts His peace in our hearts."

{customizable printable available HERE}


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 
“I will try again tomorrow.”
~Mary Anne Radmacher~

Tuesday Tell All - School Memories

**To find out what Tuesday Tell All is, click HERE

This week, for posterity's sake, share with us a school memory from your own childhood. 

What is your earliest memory of school, what did you love about the first week of school, who was your favorite teacher, subject, or playground game?

Monday, February 20, 2012

March 2012 Visiting Teaching Message - Daughters in my Kingdom

For February's Message and VT ideas, click HERE

March's VT message is called 'Daughters in my Kingdom', and it talks about what we can do to reach our potential as Daughters of our Heavenly Father. 

There were several quotes I really liked from the message, one being the one below by Joseph Smith, because who couldn't do with some angelic help in their life:). It's 4x6 in size, and to download it for free, simply, click HERE.

From Sprinkled Joy. Available in 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 or 4 to a page in the colors below. Click HERE

From Sprinkled Joy. Available in 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 or 4 to a page in the backgrounds below, or simply choose your own color from the color swatch. Click HERE

From Thankful Me. Click HERE

From The Idea Door. Also available in Yellow or White. Click HERE

from Darling Doodle. Click HERE

From Didi @ Relief Society. Click HERE

From Inkablinka, Super creative as usual:) Click HERE

From MishMash Mom. Click HERE

From My Happy Tribe. Click HERE

From Polka Dot Creations. Click HERE

From Ladybug Springs $5.25. Click HERE

From Sugar Tot Designs. Click HERE

IDEA 14 
from Marsha Keller @ Chantaclair - Click the image you want to download.

From Jaqui

From LDS Handouts. Click HERE

from Scatter Sunshine Printables. In 8x10 - wouldn't this look pretty framed?
Click HERE

From Mormon Mommy Blog. Click HERE

Can be purchased for $2.00 from Jack and Jill of Many Trades - Click HERE

Before You...

Before you act, listen.
Before you react, think.
Before you respond, earn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
~Ernest Hemingway

Sunday, February 19, 2012


"Don't allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not."

If I Had My Child To Raise Again - Free 8x10 Printable

Free 8x10 Printable of this quote in 4 colors, just click the image you want below to download

 If I Had My Child To Raise Again

If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first 
and the house later
I'd finger paint more 
and point the finger less
I would do less correcting 
and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch 
and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less 
and know to care more
I'd take more hikes 
and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious 
and seriously play
I would run through more fields 
and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging 
and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often 
and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
-Diane Loomans-

As seen on Tip Junkie handmade projects
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