Monthly Archives: June 2016

Our Family Printable

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For family night, think about gathering your family together and create a list of family guidelines you want to strive to live by. I say strive, as they are goals to reach for and we all know that on any given day, someone in the family is out of whack or the day just doesn’t go well. Chin up… tomorrow is a new beginning. (Note: Hence the Fight and Forgive on the list). Family life can be messy, but we are in this together and there is no place we would rather be. Think of this as a living, breathing document and as you hold family councils, look at the list you have created and add or subtract items, depending upon your needs. Every family is different with our own unique set of strengths and weaknesses…  print out your list and have everyone in the family sign and frame it ! Find it here

Have a wonderful day! Brenda

Be Deliberate – FREE printable!

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Hi friends,
You guys, summer is here! I love the freedom that summer time brings. If you are like me, you are SO ready to relax!  This mama is TIRED and ready for a break! Maybe it’s the heat, or maybe it’s the lack of routine, but something about summertime just makes me want to do a whole lot of nothing.

Of course, doing a lot of relaxing can be a good thing, and is occasionally vital and necessary.  However, I often find myself in a bit of a rut during summer.  For me, the problem boils down to becoming too relaxed, in all areas of my life.  Like I said, I am TIRED and just plain burned out.  I feel like I deserve a break.   I’m not alone in this, right?

BeDeliberate-4x6The answer for me is knowing that I need to be more deliberate in my daily choices.  In his latest conference address, President Monson said, “It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives.”  There are many things that I need to be more deliberate about. To help motivate me, I have created this PRINTABLE to help remind me of what choices I need to make to be more deliberate in my life.  It includes an 8×10 sign, as well as a 4×6 card to write what you would like to be more deliberate about. Honestly, I have a laundry list a mile long to work on (who doesn’t right?), but I am just going to work on one goal  at a time.  What are some things you need to be deliberate about?

Click Here for this Printable!

Heart,
Melanie B.
SageWood Ave. Designs

The ultimate printable song book for Girls Camp

In addition to teaching Gospel Doctrine in my home ward I also have the fabulous job of planning camp for 25 young women this summer. Before I planned a single meal or even decided on a theme, I set my sights on one simple task…creating the perfect printable camp song book.

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I’m a big believer in camp songs. I know they seem cheesy and dated but I whole-heartedly believe that teaching a group of girls to embrace ridiculousness for a few minutes has huge power. It loosens them up and helps them let go of their cliques and enjoy a little YW unity.

Of course none of this works if the songs themselves are lame. Kumbuya just won’t do it. You need songs with attitude and spunk. In this book I’ve kept many of the classics like Sippin’ Cider, the Princess Pat and The Banana Song (shown here)

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but I’ve also added a few fun new songs like this great YW song set to the melody of ‘Cups’.

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In addition to the fun and crazy songs, I’ve also included the lyrics to several hymns so you’ll be all set for devotionals and testimony meetings.

Remember, if any of the songs in the book are unfamiliar, you can find most of the actions and melodies by searching their titles on YouTube (or watching MeckMom.com in the coming weeks).

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You can find the fabulous printable song books in the Sugardoodle Etsy Shop. Purchase once for only $4.95 and print as many copies as you need for your ward. Click here to find out more. Happy Camping, everyone!

Family Time Fun!

Summer is in full swing now and many have exciting plans….some of which include family reunions.  Today I thought I would share some fun activities you could do with your family (at a reunion, for Family Home Evening or anytime really)!

pinata-tshirt-gameThe Pinata T-Shirt Game

2016-06-05_1730Epic Game of Slip and Slide

pass-the-water-summer-gamePass the water game

beach-ball-towel-game-620x456Beach Ball Towel Game

beach-games-houseofhepworthsSponge Water Bombs

water_pinataWater Balloon Pinata

2016-06-05_1756Yard Yahtzee

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Scripture Clips/Bookmarks

Today I’m sharing a fun and trendy project perfect for your Young Women or even Activity Day Girls – scripture clips!

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If you’re familiar with paper planners you’ve probably heard already that they’re making a comeback and the accessories that come with them make planning, or in our case – Personal Progress, scripture reading, and earning the Honor Bee – a lot more fun.

These simple clips are a great place marker and who doesn’t love a little sparkle as a reminder to read their scriptures or work on their Personal Progress goals?

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You can make the clips ahead of time and give them as birthday gifts or at your next Evening of Excellence, or this project would be great to include at a mutual activity to keep the girls busy while you had one-on-one time with each girl to pass off completed Personal Progress goals and select new ones.

You might even want to introduce the Honor Bee goal to your girls and encourage them to plan to earn this award as well when they finish their Personal Progress or as they work on earning their medallion. All you’d need is a cute “honey” themed dessert and you’ve got a simple and fun mutual activity!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own scripture clips:

paper clips
adhesive
ribbon
rhinestone jewels*
hole punch
patterned paper

*any type of jewel or charm will do; however, these simple rhinestones are just a few dollars at Walmart or you can find similar ones in the dollar bins at Michael’s.

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Select your jewels, adhere them to the end of the paper clip with a permanent adhesive (cover the back with a punched patterned paper circle) and allow to dry. Then knot a small length of ribbon under the jewel and you’ve got a scripture or Personal Progress book clip.

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If you’re looking for a great way to help your girls plan Personal Progress goals, you can pick up a free printable (and use this cute clip) to attach it to their Personal Progress book.

The Honor Bee printables pictured are a great way to help the girls track their progress and can be found at Prickly Pear Design Co.

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Marissa is a momma by day and brander/graphic designer for small businesses by night…and nap time. This sunshine-loving Arizona girl finds herself calling Idaho home and loves being outside with her husband and 2 little ones as we explore the great outdoors and rack up steps on the Fitbit walking the neighborhood. You can find  some of her favorite things – chatting branding and design for bloggers and small businesses, and a bunch of free printables for Young Women, home, and more here.

This Month’s Visiting Teaching Kit Is Something To BUZZ About!

I love bees!  Whether it’s Burt’s Bees for my chapped lips, my dessert plates with their embossed bees or our beloved President Hinckley’s 6 B’s. There are just so many reasons to love bees. Their work ethic, loyalty, gentle nature plus their complete dedication to making our world a little sweeter. That’s why this month’s Visiting Teaching kit is my favorite!  It helps sweeten the lives of our sisters and inspires them to “BEE” covenant keepers in such fun and fresh ways, which is something to “BUZZ” about!

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Here are a few items and ideas you’ll find in this month’s kit…

Visiting Teaching Message and   with a “Testimony card” – my favorite part!

IDEA:  Share your testimony of how making and keeping temple covenants has blessed your life and given you strength and power during your trials. Isn’t this what it’s all about??   Share our  “BEE a covenant keeper” lip balm holder and lip balm wrapper:

HOLDER:   Simply score/cut along the horizontal dotted lines and insert a stick of chapstick through the loop!

WRAPPER:  Just cut out and tape around a tube of chapstick for a daily, cute reminder! Works perfectly with the holder or on its own!

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You can purchase this kit here: http://www.sugardoodleshop.com/product/june-2016-visiting-teaching-kit/

 

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MORE PRINTABLES: 

Elder Ballard quote bookmark  – “Chew”-sing quote card – Place any chewable gum or candy on the dot. A great lil’ handout!

3 x 5 inch recipe card for Orange Creamsicle Popsicles  – ‘Tis the season for refreshing      popsicles and these are heavenly!!

“BEE” contact card Suggestion: include a couple of honey sticks!

D&C 25:13 gift tag –  Works great tied around a honey bear, but you could attach it to anything

1 inch magnet/bottle cap circles, 2 designs

Have a great time with your sisters and Visiting Teaching this month!

xo, April