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

Pinkalicious Paper Flowers with Free Silhouette File


One of my favorite parts about the Pinkalicious books are their multimedia illustrations. I really wanted to bring that same look and feel to the party, so I decided to make some Pinkalicious paper flowers as decorations. I put them in a pot, but it would be fun to cut out big ones to decorate a wall.

What’s great about these is that they are easy to reuse. Since the party I have already used them for a Young Women’s New Beginnings program and they would be super cute for a baby shower. Making them wasn’t hard either. Continue reading

Pinkalicious Wand or Princess Wand Tutorial


These Pinkalicious wands were a big hit at my lady bug’s Pinkalicious party and they weren’t hard to do.

I am cheap and lazy, so I tried to find the easiest and cheapest way of doing it. I looked for gold foam starts, but couldn’t find any that would work well. And doing the wands with wood stars got expensive real fast. But I also didn’t want to use paper. I wanted them to last so that the girls could use it as a princess wand later. Continue reading