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Recipes for Conference Weekend

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Recently a post showed up in Young Women’s Yahoo group asking for quick and easy casseroles for General Conference weekend.  Specifically, the poster was interested in dishes that could be prepared ahead of time and then cooked or heated up for meals on Conference days.
As far as I can tell, there was one response, posted […]

How to Make and Play with Bean Bags (Even if You’re Too Old)

Monday, March 24th, 2008

In 2005, as Katrina refugees flooded into Houston, my in-law’s ward decided to collect toys for the children staying in the Astrodome. My mother-in-law asked for my help assembling items to donate. We tried to think of toys that were versatile and easy to store, something that would entertain the kids and that they could […]

The Perfect Gift

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

What do you get a kid who has everything? An old phone.
For Christmas two years ago my daughter was given her Auntie’s old cell phone. Among the piles of expensive toys, books and movies the only thing she wanted was her phone. She “called” everyone she could think of, including multiple calls to her aunt […]

I Love Christmas!!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I am a Christmas junkie. (Not that I love shopping–in fact, I hate it. I’d rather make gifts than buy them.) But just about everything else about Christmas gives me a happy, glowing feeling.
I love the smell of pine trees just outside the grocery store entrance. I love the lights on houses […]