Monthly Archives: April 2016

CHOICES by President Thomas S. Monson

My favorite Conference talk was by President Monson. Though it was short, only 499 words, it said it all…

“As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day – whether to make this choice or that choice – if we choose CHRIST, we will have made the correct choice.”  

The word “choose” was repeated five times – maybe as a gentle reminder from a loving prophet to help us be more conscientious of doing what is right.

I love making beautiful reminders of the lessons I loved most and needed to hear the most from Conference.   A simple CTR sign and my favorite lines from President Monson’s talk have found a new little nesting spot on my office desk.

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You can download the FREE print here: [jpg] [pdf]
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If you want some other reminders to help you or your family Choose The Right, you can find a host of CTR rings and things in the Sugardoodle Shop.

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Enter the code: CTRSPRING (one word, can be caps or lower case) and you will get 25% off! 

xo, April

 

The Lord Will Do Wonders Among You

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General Conference is a time for learning.  Learning to love, try, trust, believe and grow.  Isn’t it nice to know heaven is cheering you on?  Forever.  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s message can be found HERE if you missed it.  It was the last talk of the conference, and probably my most favorite.  And if you don’t want to forget the best part, print off the hand lettered reminder that I created exclusively for Sugardoodle.  It’s available for free,  as a PDF or JPEG, but for a limited time only.

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AimeeFerre profileThis guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at www.aimeeferre.com.

3×4 Cards… Perfect for Gift Giving

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I feel blessed to be Mom to my five daughters. I have spent many years being involved in YW and loving the girls of all ages and enjoying every moment of it. I also understand our kids (all of us really) are fighting tough battles and I think it helps to surround ourselves with messages of goodness whenever possible.

That is why I love these handy little 3×4 cards that can be attached to a card or a sweet treat to let them know you are thinking of them or they were missed from an activity. The cool thing is each design can be printed in 3×4, 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 8.5×11, 11×14 too, making them perfect for framing and gift giving to help remind them of our Heavenly Father’s love for each of us. You can find the downloads in the Sugardoodle shop here.

Enjoy your day! Brenda

Spring Recipes: Lemon Desserts

Hi Friends,

I have a deep love / hate relationship with spring.  I love that it is starting to get warmer.  I hate spring time allergies.  I love all the pretty “popcorn” trees.  I hate allergies. I love cleaning up the yard and prepping the garden for planting.  I hate allergies.

As you can tell, I have been fairly miserable this year with allergies.  And when I am not feeling so hot, I find sweet solace in a good dessert.  Oddly enough, I am not much of a chocolate lover (I’m not alone in this, right?). Slap anything lemon in front of me, though, and I will break into a giddy happy dance.  I love spring time because of all the yummy lemon recipes that start to get posted.  Here are a few I’m hoping to to dive my face into.

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Lemon Blueberry Cake with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies

Heart,

Melanie B.

Beautiful, shareable conference memes on LDS.org

Our family enjoyed a fabulously-relaxing conference weekend…complete with cinnamon rolls, pj’s and an epic King Benjamin blanket fort. Of course with all that baking, lounging and fort making it was a little tricky to take great notes on my favorite talks. Luckily LDS.org has saved me again. On the site today you can find 25 beautiful, shareable memes that cover some of my favorite thoughts from conference…like this one from President Eyring.

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Or this one from Cheryl A. Esplin.meme-esplin-god-neighbor-1704558-mobile

Or this beautiful thought from our prophet, Thomas S. Monson

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All of the images are available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded in a variety of sizes. Share them on you facebook wall, set them as the wallpaper on your computer, or simply print them and table them to your bathroom mirror. They’re the perfect way to keep the words of conference close to our minds and hearts. Just click here to view all 25 memes.

MeckMom HeadshotThis guest post was submitted by Maria Eckersley. Maria is a stay-at-home mom of six by day and a sleep-deprived graphic designer by night. You can find more of her ideas and printables on her new site MeckMom.com or in her Etsy shop .