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Blessed are the Piece Makers: How Handmade Pieces Bring Me Peace #PRINCEofPEACE

This past September, my handsome husband, Jason, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Over the last six months of chemo-filled craziness I have learned something incredibly valuable about peace. Real, lasting peace isn’t found; it is fought for. To keep a firm grip on the peace that is so generously extended by my Savior I have to be an active participant. I have to use whatever energy I have for good and surround myself with reminders that I am not alone. Thankfully, in my house, I don’t have to look very far to find comfort (see the the video below).

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My house is filled with art, sewing, woodwork and countless other gifts designed to bring me comfort. If yours is too, I hope you’ll share it! Take a picture, make a video, do whatever you can to celebrate the piece maker in your life and share the message of true and lasting peace.

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To find more stories and inspiration about the #PRINCEofPEACE please visit Mormon.org.

To find out more about Maria’a teaching tips click the picture below.

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Maria and her fabulous quilt-creating Mom, Sally

#PRINCEofPEACE Infinity Card Mutual Activity

Sharing the gospel online can be a daunting task for teenagers. I created these quick and easy scripture-sharing infinity cards to help the Young Women in our ward share the #PRINCEofPEACE message.

MeckMom #PRINCEofPEACE Infinity Card

The cards are created with a simple piece of paper and scissors so they’re easy to put together in a big group. They’re also great for church activities because they can be recorded and shared without showing any faces. Click the video below to get all the details.

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The construction process is really easy. Check out the video below to get all the assembly tips.

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I tested this simple activity in my sister’s ward in Alpine, UT and the kids loved it. I took the first 10 min to talk about the effect of the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign on the Church. You can find some cool stat about that here.

Most of them had posted something about #LIGHTtheWORLD during the Christmas season. I asked them how they felt about sharing the gospel via social media and then told them about the upcoming video #PRINCEofPEACE. The Easter video is focused on 8 peace-making principles taught during the Savior’s ministry: Faith, God’s Word, Compassion, Gratitude, Prayer, Forgiveness, Repentance, and Hope.

We chatted about how the scriptures can teach us about all of those principles and can bring us peace during turbulent times. I challenged them to choose a scripture that had brought them peace at some point in their lives and share it on their social media feeds during the Easter season.

We then took the next 30 minutes crafting our cards. Once everyone had the hang of things and had added their favorite scripture, we took turns recording them to our phones. By the end of the hour, every teenager had a cool, 15-second, shareable video saved to their phones and a reminder on their calendar to post them during the week before Easter.

MeckMom Infinity Card Scripture

The kids were enthusiastic and entertained. They came up with so many cool ideas on how to make their videos unique. Some of them changed the background, others flipped their cards in unison, some even came up with grand plans to make a giant card and film it with a drone. 🙂 The night was easy, fun and full of purpose. If you’re looking for a simple way to bring a little fun to your next mutual night, I hope you’ll give it a try. You can find this free printable (and dozens of others) on my site, MeckMom.com, by clicking here.

 

#Hallelujah Day 8 Easter Advent Kit for Holy Week

Day 8 Green Hill Far Away-01Day 8 ThornNailVinegarSideBlurry-01Day 8 Thorns-01Today is Good Friday. It’s the day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.  In the devotional from the kit, it is suggested that your family put all of the electronics and cell phones in a basket for the evening and go by candlelight to represent the 3 hours of darkness experienced in the Old World and 3 days of darkness int he New World.  With all the distractions of our day, I think this exercise is so appropriate for the Season.  A time to ponder with less going on around us.

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 at www.aimeeferre.com.

Featured bloggers for My Computer Is My Canvas

As all of you know, we at Sugardoodle have been trying to spread the beauty of the mormon.org Easter video this season. We reached out to six amazingly talented women to create a series of free printable Easter kits to support the campaign.

Over the past few weeks some of our favorite bloggers have been posting about the kits and their own Christ-centered family traditions. There were tons to choose from but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our favorite posts from each kit. We hope you click over, read their posts, comment and get inspired to bring more meaning to your family’s Easter.

Featured Bloggers from Kit #1: Easter Advent from My Computer Is My Canvas

Cranial Hiccups-01Cranial Hiccups
See her cool Easter basket scavenger hunt idea (with a free printable) and how it pairs perfectly with Colette’s recipe.

Hello, I’m Montserrat. I’m a farmer’s wife, mother of eleven, homeschooler, chocoholic, music lover, and like to play a good game of Scrabble. You’ll find a little bit of everything on Cranial Hiccups. It’s my place to share all the ideas, activities, crafts, and resources that I have gathered and tried over a number of years.

 

Brightly Street-01Brightly Street
Hop over to see her clever virtual egg hunt and series of #hallelujah posts

I have been blessed with 5 beautiful children! I love to work on family history and finding all my treasured ancestors along the way. You will see many posts about this exciting hobby and I invite you to jump on board and find your ancestors with me. I also love to draw and design. You can take advantage of some of my artwork by downloading some free digital scrapbook kits that I have posted here on my website named “Brightly Street.” I grew up in California on a street called “Brightly Street.” My website focuses on ways to help “strengthen your home and family.” We hope you will visit our street often and take advantage of the many fun tips, tricks and “Bright ideas to strengthen your home and family!”

 

Raising Memories-01Raising Memories
Head over to her site to find out more about Colette’s delicious recipe and read Heather’s series of #hallelujah posts

Raising Memories focuses on fun ways parents can make memories with their kids while raising them. From craft, activity, recipe, and photography tutorials to travel ideas and products moms and families will love, it’s a collection of all of the fun parts of parenting and great ideas for making it all more memorable.

There are so many other wonderful bloggers participating in this campaign. Please click over to the #hallelujah main page to see the full list and get links to the kit maker’s posts.

Are you a blogger or social media influencer? Do you want to be alerted when we have new projects like this in the works? Click HERE to join our Sugardoodle Creative Network.

Featured bloggers for the Easter Kit from Persnickety Prints

As all of you know, we at Sugardoodle have been trying to spread the beauty of the mormon.org Easter video this season. We reached out to six amazingly talented women to create a series of free printable Easter kits to support the campaign.

Over the past few weeks some of our favorite bloggers have been posting about the kits and their own Christ-centered family traditions. There were tons to choose from but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our favorite posts from each kit. We hope you click over, read their posts, comment and get inspired to bring more meaning to your family’s Easter.

Featured Bloggers from Kit #1: Easter Advent from Persnickety Prints

Polka Dot Poplars-01Polka Dot Poplars
Check out how the fun gals at this site turned the journaling cards into fun scavenger hunt for their kids.

We are one mom and three daughters who love to share our life experiences, tips, and ideas on our lifestyle blog Polka Dot Poplars. We are four women who are alike in some ways, but very different in others.  We each have our own interests, talents, strengths, and weaknesses which makes our life really fun. As a family we enjoy recycling old furniture and refreshing vintage items which we sale at vintage markets. We would love for you to come visit us. We love making new friends!

 

Elevate Everyday-01Elevate Everyday
See their easy way to sweeten up the journaling card activity with their adorable bunny cake

Jen & Summer share lifestyle posts & host a conference in Southern California in hopes to inspire people to Elevate their Everyday. See more of their posts at Elevate-everyday.com.

 

Make Life Blissful-01Making Life Blissful
Click over to see how Lisa used the printables in her entire series of #hallelujah posts 

Making Life Blissful is about finding the sunshine in the clouds of life! Lisa believes in making moments count and looking for the positive side–even when craziness takes over! She learned this first-hand when she was in an auto-pedestrian accident while pregnant in 2007. She blogs about FAMILY FUN, RECIPES, CRAFTS, and LIFE LESSONS. Don’t miss the bliss!

There are so many other wonderful bloggers participating in this campaign. Please click over to the #hallelujah main page to see the full list and get links to the kit maker’s posts.

Are you a blogger or social media influencer? Do you want to be alerted when we have new projects like this in the works? Click HERE to join our Sugardoodle Creative Network.

Featured bloggers for the Easter Kit from Paging Supermom

As all of you know, we at Sugardoodle have been trying to spread the beauty of the mormon.org Easter video this season. We reached out to six amazingly talented women to create a series of free printable Easter kits to support the campaign.

Over the past few weeks some of our favorite bloggers have been posting about the kits and their own Christ-centered family traditions. There were tons to choose from but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our favorite posts from each kit. We hope you click over, read their posts, comment and get inspired to bring more meaning to your family’s Easter.

Featured Bloggers from Kit #1: Easter Advent from Paging Supermom

Make Life Lovely-01Make Life Lovely
See how perfect Bettijo’s printables look atop her lemon cupcakes and on her Easter party favors

Laura is the creative mind behind Make Life Lovely, a creative blog where she shares parties and party ideas, DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and more. Her work has been published in multiple magazines, a party ideas book, and has been featured on MarthaStewart.com, Buzz Feed, Huffington Post, Redbook Magazine, Country Living, Babble, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and four kids.

 

Kiwi in the Clouds-01Kiwi in the Clouds
Check out her beautifully set table with berry baskets full of items to teach the Easter story.

The Kiwi in the Clouds is a place to discover creative solutions for the modern mom. I help moms live a creative life without spending a ton of time thinking about the process. I provide nursery design inspiration, great gift ideas, tons of free printables and a sprinkling of parenting advice along the way!

 

LDS Youth Leadership-01LDS Youth Leadership
Click over to see how you can 
incorporate two #hallelujah kits into your YM & YW activities

Heather is a young women leader, blogger, wife and mother of two daughters. She writes about her passion for teaching youth leadership skills at ldsyouthleadership.com. Her top posts titles include: Why Your Youth Aren’t Buying in to the Program (and Why it Might Be Your Fault) and 7 Steps to Planning a Successful New Beginnings.

There are so many other wonderful bloggers participating in this campaign. Please click over to the #hallelujah main page to see the full list and get links to the kit maker’s posts.

Are you a blogger or social media influencer? Do you want to be alerted when we have new projects like this in the works? Click HERE to join our Sugardoodle Creative Network.