The Wedding is Over…Now What? Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

My little sister got married last week.  She is blissfully in love with an amazing guy and our entire family is thrilled that they found each other.  Attending their wedding and helping at the reception over the weekend left me with a flood of memories of our own wedding festivities more than 13 years ago […]

Hand-Lettered Names of Christ Advent {free printable}

A couple of years ago I shared our Names of Christ advent ornaments.  Our family has so enjoyed that simple and meaningful tradition. This year I drew a simpler version for you.  All you need to do is print out the following page. Each day in December read the Bible verse (all verses are from […]

How I’m Studying the General Conference Talks {aka My Sister is a Genius}

I really wish I could take all the credit for this idea, but it really belongs to my sister.  We were chatting one day about some design work I was in the middle of (she’s one of my main sounding boards for the millions of ideas I have floating around in my head) and she […]

“He is the half part of a blessed man…” New Print in the Shop!

“He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence Whose fullness of perfection lies in him. Oh, two such sliver currents. when the join, Do glorify the banks that bound them in.” –William Shakespeare, King John This quote was on our […]

2015 LDS Primary Outline Theme and Scripture {Free Printable}

I am excited about the 2015 LDS Primary theme: I Know My Savior Lives. What an important message to teach our children!  I believe that nothing can help us through the trials of life more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I have designed these colorful posters for you to use in your families […]

What I’m Reading: November 2014

Everyone is Beautiful I loved that this book was a novel and shared ideas for self care and improving relationships.  It’s a sweet love story and a finding -yourself-again-after-children story. Shadows of the Workhouse The second book in the Call the Midwife series.  This work of non-fiction is extremely well written.  It’s engrossing, horrifying and […]

Learning to Walk: A Lesson on God’s Love

I recently read Linda K.  Burton’s talk from the most recent LDS General Conference.  She compared our spiritual growth to the parable of the Ten Virgins.  Our testimonies grow “drop-by-drop” with each sincere prayer, each time we study the scriptures intently, and so on.  Sister Burton said: President Spencer W. Kimball helped clarify why the five “wise” young […]

5 Minute DIY Colonial Cap Dress-up {and Colonial America Study Resources}

We just finished a study of Colonial America.  As is often the case with our history studies, we needed to add simple homemade (and somewhat accurate) dress-ups to our collection.  Here is a very simple colonial cap made using just one sheet of felt and some hot glue. Supplies 1 sheet of white craft felt […]