Thursday, November 25, 2010

Proclamation to the Family Mini Album

I try not to refer to my website very much with this blog because I want my ideas here to be FREE!  But, I do have this fabulous mini album to show you!  I took the proclamation to the family and broke it down into a mini album.  It is an awesome gift.  I wish the pictures would do it justice because it is a perfect family gift!  Here is a few sample pictures of the album.  You can break it down and make it yourself.  Or, order our kit on our  Hope you like!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Young Women Manual 2, Lesson 41 Optimism Handout and Lesson ideas

I made this handout in a 4x6 format so you can print it as a picture at the photo lab. Or, you can just use the 8.5x11 format and print it on your computer! I attached these to a box of Lemon heads for the girls. You could also attach it to a packet of lemonade or a can of lemonade! I hope you enjoy the handouts! (The cute little lemonade kit is CITRUS SPLASH by THE ETTES... love their stuff!)

For the lesson, I am going to use the lesson as it is formatted in the manual. I am adding a few things, I loved the talk by Elder Wirthlin which was referred to in the resource guide. It is Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Come What May, and Love It,” Ensign and Liahona, Nov. 2008, 26–28. So I will be using that. There is a video on you tube with a link to part of his talk.  It is really good.  But, I fell in love with this clip instead.  It really inspired me and because I have Laurels, I thought it would help them to see that you can CHOSE how you react, you can CHOSE your attitude in times of trial!

This was a great lesson for me to be able to prepare.  I have been in a bit of a slump (aren't we all at times!?)  It is just another reason why I am so blessed to be in Young Womens!  I get to prepare lessons that help me as much as I hope I am helping them!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Family Feud Activity

We did a joint activity with the Young Men tonight and it was FUN!  We hooked our computer up to a projector and used a template like this one to make a Family Feud game, complete with sound effects!  I think the kids thought it was fun!  We used the questions found on Mormon Share HERE so it was super fun to have them be LDS based!  We rigged just one answer...the temples.  Since we have so many here in Utah, we added Draper to the survey.  I think it was an overall success.  But, mostly because I have an awesome presidency who helps make our activities fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

YW in Excellence Thank you card

We had YW in Excellence this week and it was WONDERFUL!  It was so fun to have everyone there.  I will blog pictures and show you the AwEsOmE candy bar my leaders did.  I can't believe how much work each one of them did!  Here is a jpeg of the Thank you card I am going to attach to a little jar of candy for them.  You could use it for your leaders if you wanted.... I left a little circle with lines so I could write a personal note on each one as well!  The digi art is from Ettes and Company and I was going to put a real rhinestone on the center of the flowers!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Personal Progress Binder Cover

Maridon, This is for you!  I couldn't figure out how to email you so I hope you see it on my blog!  :)

Halloween Treat

I made my Young Women a little treat from me and attached this tag.  I formatted as a 4x6 print so you can just print as a picture and cut it in half!  The digi art is from Fayette and Annette (my FAVORITE) Here it is...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Newsletter thought

We do a newsletter each month and I do a thought at the beginning.  I thought I would share my thought for this month!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Binder Covers

Here are the binder covers I made for my leaders.  {added April 2013}  Click on THIS LINK and you will be directed to my Drop Box account where you can download all of these files for free!  I used the one with their calling on the front and then stick the theme on the back of each of them.
Here are the fronts:  

Here is the Back!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our Favorite Things...

Tonight we had an activity where each girl brought something that represented their favorite thing.  They brought something they could give away.  Each girl would show what they liked, say why they liked it and then drew a name and gave that item away.  Each leader did one spiritual favorite thing and one favorite thing that they gave every girl.  Here is the quote I used as my favorite thing...  I just printed it as a picture.  I think if you click on it you could save it and use it to!

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Let's Grow Together" LDS YW Value Flowers Handout

 I made this basket of sucker flowers to give the girls on the first day that I was the YW President.  I used the fun homemade suckers (of course, I bought them) and then cut the flowers from various papers and attached flower centers that had the values on them in the center.  I put that green foam you use for floral arrangements to hold these all in place.  I talked about how we are like flowers and how I am new, and that I can't wait for us to grow together!  The girls seemed to love it!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stand as a Witness UNO Cards Handouts

These UNO cards were at the party supply store and I just couldn't resist!  They were so cute!  I did a lesson on our theme so that maybe the girls would feel more when they recite it each week.  I used these UNO cards as a handout.  You can use UNO cards for ANY lesson though.  You can say "UNO you are a daughter of God",  "UNO to eat carrots daily", etc. etc.  There is also an UNO candy bar you can use as well!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LDS Young Women Lesson #33 Handout..The sacred power of Procreation

I got the idea for this handout from and then added my own "spin" to it!  To make the frog, I just googled a picture of a frog to color and then printed 2 copies.  I cut the whole body from one and the legs from the other and then paper pieced them together with green cardstock.  For the eyes, I cut 2 white circles and used little black rhinestones in the center.  I also outlined the whole thing with a black felt tip pen.  Super cute!  When I gave these to my Laurels, they laughed.  I made the (not so funny) joke that I thought it should be more that you don't need to "pet" every frog to find a prince but thought their parents may find that an inappropriate handout!  Hope someone can use this to make their lesson easier :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Reflections of Christ video

The VERY first thing I would love to share with you is probably the most moving video I have EVER seen. I love this video from MARK MABRY. I love this song. USE THIS IN A LESSON. It will bring the spirit QUICKLY. How could it not? You can see it on you tube but he also sells the dvd...

My LDS Life...

Religion is a subject I have thought to shy away from.  But, the fact of the matter is, it is a MAJOR part of who I am.  I have tried to keep a personal blog and just have a hard time talking about all things personal when it comes to my life and my kids. So... here we are with an LDS blog.  My motive here is simple.  It is to SHARE my ideas with others who may benefit from some of my sleepless nights coming up with them!

I have been recently called to be Young Women's President.  This calling came just 3 1/2 years after I decided to re-activate in the church after a 16 year break (a story I am sure I may share in the future).  I hope to share with you my thoughts and ideas with this journey along with my files for things I have made and my handouts (I LOVE to make them!)  My hope is that there may be other Young Women leaders who will find our ideas an easy thing to copy (making your life and nights of sleep much better!)

Thanks for stopping by... I hope you will find an idea or two!