Sunday, November 27, 2016

#lighttheworld printable countdown chain

We are doing a countdown chain for the #lighttheworld Christmas campaign. If you want to join us download the pdf here. 

This sheet is if you want to print on the back to match the front. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

FHE: Pack your 72 Hour Kit

A great FHE that can help prepare your family for an emergency is to review and pack your 72 hour kit. Emergency preparedness can give us security and a plan in case of emergency. Imagine that having to get up and leave is an actual reality. Would your 72 hr kit be sufficient?

This FHE is inspired by this family's awesome story here.

Start FHE With a song and prayer
we sang "I will go, I will do"

After the prayer announce to your kids that you are having an emergency practice. Everyone has 3 minutes to get everything they will need for the next three days and be in the car. After the three minutes are up tell everyone to get in the car.

If you have a 72 hr kit already, throw it in.

After this experience you can can with your family about what you learned. Do you think you are prepared? What would you need to be more prepared? Does everyone know where and what is in the 72 hour kits?

Make a list of everything you may need in your 72 hour kit. We just used this one.

Here is what we decided to get:

Awesome Backpacks that would make carrying all of this easier

Food, Drinking Water, and Cooking:

Miniature cooker; This is great if you would be traveling and not able to start a camp fire.
Water Packets, and the filtering water bottles you can get from the church's home storage center, As well as a 5 gallon water storage that could easily be grabbed and thrown in the vehicle with the 72 hour kits.
We stopped at the local grocery store and got canned chicken, jerky, peanut butter, granola bars. applesauce, raisins, milk cartons (the sterilized ones). I tried to focus on high calorie, filling food. Getting enough for each person.

Shelter: We got a tarp and rope as well as plastic sheeting, and we already have a tent.
wool blanket or sleeping bags
Camp Stove and Fuel: this one is great as well as storing wood in your home... and don't forget matches
Cooking pots and Utensils: small cookware. we grabbed utensils we already had.
Flashlights: This flashlight lantern is great or this solar hand crank one that also has a charger and radio attached.
AM/FM Radio: This is another combination one
Long Burning candle:
Mantle Lantern:
Light Sticks:
Second Method to start fire: Butane starter or flint and steel
Disposable plates, cups, and utensils:
Zip lock bags
Duct Tape
Plastic Sheeting

Shovel, Hatchet, Axe, Handheld Chainsaw, Pocket knife, leatherman

First Aid Kit and supplies
General first aid kit, burn kit and large dressings, or get this fully stocked kit

Prescription medicines taken regularly
Potassium iodide tablets
emergency battery pack for cell phone
50 ft nylon rope and heavy duty tarp with grommets
Whistle with neck cord (this is also compass, thermometer, and mirror)
Makeshift toilet and toilet paper
13 Gallon trash can liners
Nitrile rubber gloves
Dust masks

Personal Comfort kit
Toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, diapers, wipes, deodorant, sewing kit, razors, tissues...ect

Spare eyeglasses
Fire extinguisher
Money (small bills for robbers)
Copies of important papers: wills, birth certificate, insurance forms, emergency phone numbers, ss card
Change of clothes

Walkie  Talkies

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2017 LDS Primary Theme Bundle: Choose the right

The 2017 primary theme is Choose the right. This year we have the complete bundle:
Everything is editable in adobe reader which you can download for free here.

This will only work using adobe reader on a computer. Other devices or programs it won't necessarily work correctly in. 

All pages print on 8.5x11 paper

This bundle includes, binder covers, calendar, schedule, door signs, cd cover, bookmark, monthly and yearly themes and scripture, billboard decor, and choose the right banner. 

Matching newsletter templates, and primary program cover to come.
Spanish and Portuguese to come.

If you would like to purchase them find them here in my etsy store. 

Primary Bundle Promo!!!
75% off Now till NOVEMBER 10th (Thursday): Coupon code "75Primarybundle"
50% off Now till NOVEMBER 11th (Friday): Coupon code "Primary50"
25% off Now till NOVEMBER 13th (Sunday): Coupon code "Primary25"

 This bundle was free till November 1st. 
Download now and like my facebook page to stay up to date for more freebies.

If you would like to purchase them find them here in my etsy store.

Primary Bundle Promo!!!
75% off Now till NOVEMBER 10th (Thursday): Coupon code "75Primary"
50% off Now till NOVEMBER 11th (Friday): Coupon code "Primary50"
25% off Now till NOVEMBER 13th (Sunday): Coupon code "Primary25"

*Update: There has been a request for the old patterned door signs where you can type the names in. here is the link to that download!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Creepy Crawly Bug Party

We had a super fun bug party for my 3 year old. We basically kept it pretty simple with a couple of cute buggy touches. He's only three so we didn't have any kids over but had a great party with family.

Bug Party Banner

I made up a cute buggy banner:
download here. (doesn't include characters.)

Bug Party Gift Tags

Bug Party Gift Tags

Added these cute gift tags and printed off some pretty creepy bugs to go along with it.
you can get the editable gift tags here. Search "bug silhouettes" for great bugs to go with it. i used this one and this one.

Creepy Crawly Party Cake

The Cake was the best however. We had the best dirt cake ever with some creepy crawly bugs added on top.
The delicious dirt cake recipe was courtesy of pinterest and tasted simply divine. You can find that recipe here. I took added crushed vanilla oreos to one of the layers to shake it up and i liked how it turned out.
The bugs came from this great idea here! I ended up tracing different bugs so they aren't exactly the same but still loved the way they turned out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Scripture Study Journal

I recently did a post on scripture study with your toddler. Many of the ideas listed really helped my family study the scriptures better. Recently I found another idea for my growing toddler. As he is growing out of toddler-hood and becoming more of a little boy. He needs to be challenged to keep learning the scriptures. Sometimes moving on to the actual scriptures can seem difficult or scary coming from some of the little books he was reading. 

An example of a question in this book would be:
"the lord will always protect us and give us a "place of refuge." this is a special place where we feel safe. where is a place you feel happy and safe?" (this is used for 2 Nephi 14: 5-6) 

I really love how this book explains the meaning of complicated words and puts it in a language your child will understand.

Scripture Power book for kids is great for making this jump into the "real" scriptures. My boy is 3 1/2 right now so I still need to study with him but this book has questions and thoughts for each of the scriptures. The questions help one to think about and delve more into the scriptures.

Another book for your growing child is My Witness of Jesus Christ. This book is the next age up and is targeted more towards your youth.

This is written more in journal format and again is wonderfully targeted at youth. It provides a means for them to think deeper about each scripture. 
For example it invites you to ponder the following when reading Jacob 7:
"in verse 5 Jacob says, "I could not be shaken" How do you think Jacob go to a place where his testimony was unshakable? How is your testimony? What can you do to strengthen it. 

Honestly I believe this type of study can not only benefit our youth but adults too. These two book are great resources for studying the scriptures.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2016 Primary Theme Pack

2016 Primary Binder Theme

It's that time of year when we are all preparing for the new year. I am super excited about the primary's new theme

I know the Scriptures are true.

This year we are bringing back the free editable theme pack again.
To edit you will need adobe reader. Just open the file up in adobe reader and click where you would like to edit and type over what I have if you need. 

This Free Editable 2016 Primary Theme Pack includes

1 Yearly Theme Poster 8x10 and 11x14
2016 Primary Theme Posters
12 Monthly Theme Posters 8x10 and 11x14

2016 primary binder covers
Editable class and presidency binder cover with Presidency contact info
2016 editable primary binder covers
Editable back binder cover with Sunday and lesson schedule


1 inch and 1.5 inch Editable Spine inserts

2016 primary door signs
Editable Door signs or leave the names blank to put in sheet protector with dry erase markers
2016 primary assignment bands
Matching assignment cards/ wristbands
Download Links:
UPDATE: I have had people tell me they are having trouble seeing the themes on the first page of the binder covers. I have gone back and bolded those to make it easier to see. To download the new (and improved copy click here:


How do I download the file?

Some people have been having trouble downloading the file from If so I've attached the files on google drive as well. Access below.

If you still cannot download the file feel free to email me at: and I will send the attachments in reply.

How do I Edit The Text?

Not all of the text in these designs is editable. Open the document in adobe reader. You may need to download this free program here: ( If you see a blue box over the text you should be able to edit it. The document must be downloaded onto your computer and you need to use adobe reader to be able to edit it. It will not work if you open the file in the web browser. 

Can I alter your designs?

If you would like an alteration to the design such as you may contact me through my etsy shop.

Can you add something else to the bundle?

If you would like any other matching primary printables please contact me through my etsy shop and I would be happy to make something to go along with this for a small fee.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your free primary binder covers.

Get your super cheap billboard helps ($4) HERE
This little bundle includes a lot of extras for primary this year.
11x17 Sheets of Yearly Theme, Editable Color Sheets, Matching Border printables, Circle Yearly Scripture, Circle Articles of Faith, Editable Banner, Plus matching bookmarks for the theme.
Purchase here

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2016 Primary Theme bundle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DIY Number Pinata

DIY Number Pinata
 We did a bug birthday for my sons 3rd birthday and decided to do a number pinata to go with it. After posting this I printed out some bugs and scattered them around. but you could decorate them with anything or leave it plain jane. It takes a little work to make a DIY number pinata but is faster than one might think and pretty inexpensive.

Step 1: Gather Supplies: 

You will need 2 sheets of poster board (depending on the size of your project), tape, glue, newspaper, flour and water, tissue paper or crepe paper. (I used streamers)

Step 2: Draw it out.

Draw the shape of your number or letter or find a font that you love print it out and trace it onto a posterboard. cut out the two shapes of the number and the sides, I did 3 inch strips.

Step 3: Tape it all together. 

Start by taping the sides to the back then attach the string. Then tape the front on.

Step 4: Time to Paper mache your DIY number pinata. 

Mix equal parts flour and water. 1 cup water, 1 cup flour. Rip up newspaper into small strips. dip into flour mixture and place on number. Continue until covered. Let dry. (about a day) repeat 2-3 times.  When finished you can sand out your number if painting or continue to step 5.

Step 5: Decorate.

either paint your number (the quick way) or add the frills. Cut the tissue or crepe paper into thin strips. I folded mine and then cut long ways a couple creating a fringe. Using elmers glue I drew scallops onto the number and then placed the fringe on the scallops. You can do any pattern. (This is the part that takes the longest so put on a show or something and get gluing.

Step 6: FILL it.

Fill with candy...or bugs...or just display your awesome DIY Number pinata.

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