Monthly Archives: May 2016

Girls Camp Pillow Treat Printable Tags

Hi friends,
Summer is here, which means Girls Camp is right around the corner!  I’m sure some of us are in full blown planning (aka panic) mode.  Am I right?!  Have no fear, I am here to ease some stress for you.
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Does your ward do pillow treats, or tuck-in treats?  The idea is to give each girl a little treat on her pillow or sleeping bag before bed. With all of you in mind, I have created these super fun Pillow Treat Printable Tags.  These colorfully retro tags can be used as pillow treats, or can be used to give out during devotionals.  They also can work great as secret sister gifts. There are 24 different tags to choose from and include a variety of options for treats, including some healthier options.  I also love that some of the quotes are fun, and others are more spiritual in nature.  You can choose to buy the tags individually, or choose one of the packages for BIG savings.  I have even created an Ultimate Bundled Kit that includes all 24 tags at a super discounted price! The bundled package works perfect for Stake Leaders! No matter what you are looking for I have just what you are looking for!  And you are in luck, because I am offering all you readers a free pillow treat printable tag with the purchase of 3!  Just use coupon code SDFREE at checkout.

PillowTreatsListing-01Want to win some of these beauties? I have a GIVEAWAY going on over on my SageWood Ave. FB page, as well as Instagram  @sagewood_ave_designs. Check it out for a chance to win the girls camp Ultimate Bundled Kit!

I hope this helps with your Girls Camp planning!

Heart,
Melanie B.

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: Easy Adversity Object Lesson

All of us deal with adversity. Often we struggle to understand why a loving Heavenly Father would cause us such grief and why his timing is often so unfortunate. Teaching youth and adults the benefits of adversity can really help strengthen their testimonies and teach them to see the good in the struggle. I use this simple object lesson to help my classes understand the purposes of adversity in our daily life.

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For a few more perfectly-simple adversity object lessons, check out the links below…

Cranial Hiccups uses a delicious and bitter chocolate analogy to teach about adversity here.

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The Hills House narrows in on how the Holy Ghost can help us manage adversity with her great soda can analogy. She also includes this fabulous FREE printable.

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Be Not Afraid, Only Believe

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A new client I connected with this past year wanted this scripture found in Mark 5:36 hand-lettered to display her 2016 family motto.  I don’t very often have time to work on these types of custom projects, but it was right in between the Christmas holidays and I had a daughter out on a mission at the time of this request.  I decided this would greatly benefit her and those families she was teachings as well.

It’s seems like our world is getting exponentially uncertain.  And we hear rumblings of so many things that well up fear in our hearts.  I know we have reason to be concerned and should have righteous causes in our lives that help us take action against those things seeking to destroy the good all around us.  But I also believe there are many reasons to feel confident, full of joy and abundantly happy during our present day.

I love President Hinckley and the legacy he left behind.  Who doesn’t really?  His voice didn’t cause me to feel fear stricken.  He only kindled the fire of hope in every message from the pulpit.  Fear can be paralyzing for our actions at times.  Maya Angelou once said, “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time.  Invite one to stay.”  Well I invite love and faith to stay, and my belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ will dissipate all fear.

“Be not afraid, only believe” signed prints are available HERE.  This listing is received as a physical 8-1/2X11″ print that will be mailed to you. It can also be custom ordered in larger sizes up to a 16X20″.

Hugs,

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This 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 blog at www.aimeeferre.com.

Start a New Summer Tradition…Game Night!

YEA! Summer is here so instead of spending your evenings on homework, it’s time for some family games!  To mix things up a bit and to create some happy vibes in your home, add some novelty by playing your board games outside – in the dark with flashlights!  This will bring a whole new meaning to the word “GAME NIGHT!” Plus, you’ll be increasing your families’ happy juices and here’s why….

A study out of New York shared that when people inject novelty into their relationships by doing new and unique things together, their brains release dopamine – the “feel good” chemical.  Doing unique things together as a family not only makes fun memories but it also makes for happier kids and for more love at home.   So grab a blanket, some snacks, a board game and some flashlights or lanterns and PLAY!

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Consider making your summer Family Home Evenings – gospel game nights.  Grab one of your favorite faith based games and head outside.  Learning the gospel should be fun and enlightening and it will be with your flashlights shining and their faces grinning.  Also, think about making a new summer tradition called the SGN {Sunday Game Night}.  Simply make a “SGN” sign and place it in your house for your family to see on the day of game night.  SGN can stand for “Sunday Game Night” or “Summer Game Night.”  When you post the sign it will create a little anticipation in your kids for what’s in store for them that night!

TOP SELLING BOARD GAMES ON AMAZON FOR 2016:

Pie Face, Connect 4, Ticket To Ride, Code Names, Catan, Pandemic Board Game, Let’s Go Fishin’, Wet Head Game, Hedbanz, Bounce Off, Hungry Hungry Hippos.

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FAITH GAMES:

Armor of God, Bibleopoly, S.W.A.T {Scripture Study With a Twist}, BIble Taboo, Journey To The Promised Land, Spy It and Noah’s Arkle.  You can pick up some of these games at a local Deseret Book or we offer some of them online in our store.

http://www.sugardoodleshop.com/product-category/families/

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