Author Archives: Melanie Day

#LIGHTtheWORLD: Christmas-in-a-Box Free Printable Kit from Brightly Street

Christmas is a time to spread the love of our Savior and that is why we are helping spread the word about the mormon.org campaign called #LIGHTtheWORLD.  This is all about finding simple ways to serve others.  So Sugardoodle has teamed up with some amazing bloggers who have created free printable kits to help you spread kindness to those around you.

Melia at Brightly Street has come up with a Christmas in a Box kit for you to use.  This free printable kit can be sent to someone who is away for the holidays or can just cheer up a friend. It would be fun to make as family too.  Here is Melia with more info about her printables:

All of the instructions and printables are completely FREE to use, however you will not find them here on Sugardoodle.  Instead we have shared them with some fabulous LDS bloggers and site owners who have each taken these printables and used them in their own way.  You can find them by visiting the #LIGHTtheWORLD main page and clicking on one of the supporting site links.  This list is growing daily, so check back often!

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The #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign continues throughout the whole month of December starting with a Worldwide Day of Service on Decebmer 1, 2016.  Isn’t it wonderful to know that so many others will be sharing the love of our Savior all around the world?  Be sure to join in by looking for little opportunities to help others.  Encourage others to join in by sharing these free printable kits and using the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD on social media.  Also, don’t forget to share the mormon.org video all about this uplifting initiative.

We are so grateful to Melia at Brightly Street for sharing her talents and creating these free printables!  Merry Christmas!

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#LIGHTtheWORLD: Dinner on Your Doorstep Free Printable Kit from Pink Cake Plate

We hope by now you’ve heard about the mormon.org #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign and are finding ways to help others.   Sugardoodle has partnered with some creative bloggers to bring you free printable kits to aid you in your service.  Each blogger has created their own free kit of printable supplies for you.

Laura at Pink Cake Plate has designed a Dinner on Your Doorstep free printable kit to make taking dinner to someone else easy and cute.  You could take a whole meal or just a sweet treat to someone in need.  Get the whole family involved in this service activity!

All of the instructions and printables are completely FREE to use, however you will not find them here on Sugardoodle.  Instead we have shared them with some fabulous LDS bloggers and site owners who have each taken these printables and used them in their own way.  You can find them by visiting the #LIGHTtheWORLD main page and clicking on one of the supporting site links.  This list is growing daily, so check back often!

free printable service kit
We hope these free printables will inspire you to find ways to serve your neighbors, friends, and family.  The #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign is all about spreading kindness in whatever way you can.  It starts December 1, 2016 with a Worldwide Service Day.  Taking dinner to someone would be a wonderful way to share the love of our Savior.

Please help us spread the word about these printable kits on your social media.  Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD and share the mormon.org video.  Tweet, pin, and post about the goodness to help inspire others.  Let kindness light the world this Christmas season!

A big thank you to Laura at Pink Cake Plate for taking the time to create this fun dinner kit!

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#LIGHTtheWORLD: Brown Paper Packages Free Printable Kit from Polka Dot Poplars

We are excited to share with you a Free Printable service kit as part of the mormon.org #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign.  Sugardoodle has teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to help spread the word and supply you with some beautiful printables to help you and your family serve someone else.

This free Christmas printable kit was created by a mother and daughter team at Polka Dot Poplars.  They came up with the idea of brown paper packages to represent the humble gifts that Christ has given us.  It’s also reminiscent of the song My Favorite Things and reminds us that WE are one of HIS favorite things.  These printables can be used to cheer someone up in a variety of ways.  Here’s a video explanation from the ladies at Polka Dot Poplars.

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All of the instructions and printables are completely FREE to use, however you will not find them here on Sugardoodle.  Instead we have shared them with some fabulous LDS bloggers and site owners who have each taken these printables and used them in their own way.  You can find them by visiting the #LIGHTtheWORLD main page and clicking on one of the supporting site links.  This list is growing daily, so check back often!

 

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We hope these free kits will help you bring the light of Christ to those around you.  The idea is to find a way to serve others, no matter how big or small.  Share these printable kits on your social media and spread the goodness with others.  Be sure to use the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD as well as share the mormon.org video to help spread the beautiful message of bringing kindness to others.

Thank you Polka Dot Poplars for this creative kit!  And remember to share all you can (tweet/pin/post) to spread His light to all the world!

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August Visiting Teaching Kit

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As I thought this week about how our words influence the love and nurturing that occurs in our homes, I was struck by the similarities to raspberries– they can be tart or they can be sweet!  This epiphany was the catalyst for this month’s message, which is full of raspberries and, of course, Sweet Tarts!

And let me just say a word about the recipe for this month–these Raspberry ‘Sweet’ Rolls are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!  I am a huge believer in easy roll recipes, so I got creative and combined a couple of my recipes for the dough and the fillings and this raspberry-cream-cheese-fluffy-dough beauty was born!  Using instant yeast it took me about an hour and half from start to finish– and if you know anything about sweet/cinnamon roll recipes, this is incredibly fast!  I hope you give it a try!

Enjoy the BONUS “missed you” door hangers for those sisters that just seem to be on vacation all summer long. 😉

CLICK HERE to see the kit for yourself!  🙂

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This printable kit includes:
  • Visiting Teaching Message
  • 4 x 6 inch vintage print
  • “Sweet or Tart” treat bag topper: fill a bag with Sweet Tarts and staple this header to the top!
  • “Raspberry” metaphor gift tag: attach to a container of fresh raspberries!
  • 3 x 5 inch recipe card for Raspberry Sweet Rolls – oh my, these are my new favorite thing! Make some ahead and bring them along on your visits and/or gift the recipe along with some raspberries and the coordinating gift tag (above). This is as sweet as it gets, my friends!!
  • “Kind words invite the Holy Ghost” lip balm wrapper: just cut out and tape around a tube of chap stick for a daily reminder to watch our words!
  • 1 inch magnet/bottle cap circles, 3 designs
  • BONUS: “Missed You” door hangers!

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Primary Music Book

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I have been the Primary Pianist multiple times now and one thing that has made me a little crazy is having a folder of sheet music with all the songs that are not in the Primary Children’s Songbook.  Sometimes I can’t find the sheet music of a particular song in the moment they need me to play it.

Many of you probably already do this and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier, but I now organize the music by title, making it a cinch to find!

I leave this particular binder in the piano bench at church so that the other wards can use it as well.  This is clearly up to you, but if you label the front of the binder saying, “Please leave this in bench when not being used”, it hasn’t been a problem so far.

I also use the front cover to keep articles from the church magazines that might be helpful to Primary, like this little gem from the April 2010 Friend Magazine.  It encouraged using some of your Primary children as pianists for various songs in your Primary program and/or Primary on occasion.  We actually did this in our ward a few years back and it was a great success.  Each month the Friend magazine usually has a simplified version of a hymn or song from the Children’s Songbook.  I tear them out and include them in this binder just for this very purpose.

For any of you that have been a Primary pianist, what tips do you have?

xo

Melanie D.

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