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Homemade Three tier Cupcake Stand (on a budget)

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I’ve been searching online for something that would tell me how to make a cute, simple cupcake stand from everyday, household items.  Well, I didn’t find one.  Almost all of the DIY’s that I found used pre-made cardboard stands or expensive Styrofoam cake dummies.  So I had to figure it out on my own.  And […]

Things To Do with a Good Biscuit Recipe

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

A biscuit recipe can be used for many last minute meal ideas. If you don’t have a favorite recipe, here is mine: Baking Powder Biscuits
Pigs in a Blanket: Roll out the biscuit dough until it is about a quarter inch thick. Cut the dough into strips and roll them around hot […]

Teaching our Children to Define Themselves by their Testimony

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, spoke about the importance of a personal testimony of Jesus Christ in General Conference on Saturday. He said:
Our children should also hear us bear our testimonies frequently. We should also strengthen our children by encouraging them to define themselves by their growing testimonies, […]

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 […]

Fun Food Storage Recipe: Whole Grain Granola

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

6 cups Rolled Oats
1 cup nuts (optional; almonds seem to work best)
1 cup wheat germ (or whole grain wheat flour)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup honey
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup Dried fruit (opt.)
In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts, wheat germ, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, oil and […]

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 […]