Friday, August 24, 2012

Potty Training

I have tried just about everything with my three year old as far as potty training goes... I've been working with him since he was 18 months old! I'm once again trying the chart method... we'll see how it goes this time! Here's the chart that he was most excited to use!
The only thing he seems to have a problem with is peeing in the potty... so I'm giving him a sticker every time he pees in the potty and keeps his underwear dry. Hopefully this will help with having less accidents because the amount of laundry I've been doing just for this kid has gotten ridiculous!!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Chargers Onsies

I'm getting more and more excited for our third little boy to be joining our family... today I finished putting some appliques onto onsies for him. Go Chargers!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby Shower Quilt

This is the baby quilt that I made for one of my sister-in-laws that is due about the same time as I am. I had each guest at the baby shower iron on an applique onto a quilt square, then I assembled the quilt.
 This is the back material that I found, perfect for her Mickey Mouse theme!
 I also like how it turned out using the fabric scraps for the binding.
 And of coarse I had a square where those who helped with the quilt signed, kind of a fun memory for mom-to-be!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Value Life Savers

I saw some printables for Value Life Savers with the Young Women Values, however, the only one I could find had the theme before it was revised and was before they added "Virtue" to the list of values. So, I took it and adjusted it! I think these would be fun to give to the Young Women at Girl's Camp this year!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Baby Hats

These are some baby hats that I've recently finished crocheting! Thanks to having two sister-in-laws and myself all pregnant!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Super Cousins!

For each of my kids and each of their cousins I have made a super hero cape, my youngest niece is turning 2 in May and this is the cape I just finished for her!

Monday, March 26, 2012

M&M's General Conference

So, for the Young Women with General Conference we are doing PJ's, Pancakes, and Prophets for the Saturday morning session.  With this we are having them assemble their own BINGO cards with different topics to listen for. First three to get BINGO I have some glow in the dark star wands that will be their prize. And every girl will be given a bag of M&M's with a note about Making the Most of General Conference. I had seen this idea some where else, but wasn't able to download what they had, so I made my own.
Along with this we will be serving the girls pancakes and waffles. Hopefully it'll encourage some to pay attention to conference and not just feel that Conference weekend is a "vacation" weekend from church. I feel that Conference is just SO spiritually uplifting and I hope the girl's will get a glimpse of that too!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Easter Handout

So, this Easter I just found out that I not only get to talk to all the Young Women, but I ALSO get to talk in Sacrament Meeting! I kind of rearranged our teaching schedule in Young Women's so I'd be able to talk about Repentance on Easter. I also have read the Jelly Bean Prayer, so I'll give each Young Woman a bag of Jelly Beans with the prayer attached!
 I plan on making sure that in the lesson the Young Women see a connection between repentance and Easter (specifically the Atonement).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Shine" Pendants

For 2012 the mutual theme for the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is "Arise and Shine forth that thy light may be a standard for the nations" (D&C 115:5). So for New Beginnings I decided we would have a theme of Fireworks, based off of what I saw at the Sisters in Zion blog, our focus will be on being or becoming the "spark" of light that can share the light of Christ with others!
So, I've decided to use this image:
and combine that with a tutorial I saw on through this link here and would make shine pendants for each of the Young Women in our group. So, I took the "shine" image above and printed it as shown below.
I found some glass pebbles at the dollar tree that were all flat on the bottom, all were different shapes and had some other "flaws" that one could see in them which I thought was perfect for the pendants to give to the Young Women to remind them that each of us are different and we can see different flaws, but we are all just as precious to our Heavenly Father! The other supplies I used we an exacto knife, paper glaze (also called Diamond Glaze), E-6000 glue, decoupage, and bails.

So, here is what the pendants look like. I'm still trying to figure out what to hang them from... but I was just thinking of something simple, we'll see what I come up with!

They're about 1'', but each one is shaped a little different... I did learn that the best way to make these was by putting a layer of decoupage on the side of the paper that I was going to attach to the glass pebble and let that dry before attaching the design. It seemed to keep the ink from spreading a little.