How to fix a torn pull-up or potty training pants

I wish I had known this years ago, but just recently I finally figured out how to fix a torn pull-up.

Pull-ups cost a fortune and there is nothing more frustrating than having a brand new, perfectly good pull-up tear on you. And for the past few days my daughter was tearing one while getting ready for bed E.V.E.R.Y. S.I.N.G.L.E. N.I.G.H.T. I was freaking out. Continue reading

Start of School Photos with Chalkboard Back Drop

These start of school photos contain such epic levels of cuteness that it is almost more than I can stand.

Last year my friend Rachel had her twins’ photos taken for the start of preschool and I am totally in love. For starters her kids are ADORABLE! That much cuteness in one kid is already pushing it, but twins!?!? Doubling the cuteness takes the whole thing over the top. It is too much. And those curls! I die!

Start of School Photos

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Firefighter Cupcake Topper

Firefighter Cupcake Topper

I made these cute little firefighter cupcake toppers for my favorite little firefighter. The poor guy is allergic to corn, wheat, milk, eggs, and peanuts. His mom is amazing and has figured out a cake and frosting recipe that she can use, but his cakes can never get very creative. Even though he lives in a world where everybody is enjoying yummy food that he can’t eat, he is such a good sport about it. So I decided that an enormous cupcake topper would be a great way to make his cupcake a little more exciting. Continue reading

Articles of Faith Memorization Game


I recently invented this Articles of Faith memorization game for a Young Women’s activity, but it would also be perfect for Family Home Evening.

I love the card game Spoons. It is loud and crazy. Usually with Spoons you use face cards and try to get four of a kind. But instead I decided to make my own cards that divided each Article of Faith into three parts. So a “set” was any three cards that made up an entire Article of Faith. Continue reading

Combined Mutual Activity: Cultural Hall Quidditch


I absolutely love the youth in our ward. I love that my Mia Maids wanted to play Quidditch as a combined mutual activity and I love how all the youth got so into it. And watch out for our bishop! He is competitive! It was a lot of fun watching him run around with the youth. By the end of the night everybody was sweaty and out of breath. So we all cooled down with some cold Butterbeer Italian Soda (see my easy recipe)!

It was all really easy to put together and I modified the rules a bit so that the game works better in the cultural hall. Continue reading

Archiving your personal photos: protecting your photos from a digital Dark Age

I’ve always been worried about a digital Dark Age, but whenever I talked to people about it, they looked at me like I was slightly crazy. But now that Vint Cerf, one of the “Father’s of the Internet” and Google’s VP, has voiced his concerns about future generations having little to no record of the 21st Century, people are taking me seriously. Well, not really. They still look at me like I am crazy. But archiving your personal photos is so important, trust me!

The ironic part is that so many of us are so caught up in taking photos that we drive our kids crazy and miss out on being part of the memory. And then later we do nothing to preserve those photos. Continue reading