Primary Handouts

Here is a PDF version of Primary Lesson 3 in Manual 4, “Obtaining the Brass Plates.” 1 Nephi 3:7 “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded.” We printed them on cardstock, cut down the middle and cut off the borders and used them in our class as directed by the […]

Christmas Family Night

We had a successful Family Home Evening with our littles and wanted to share. It’s remarkable, sometimes, when the event feels successful, but we keep trying and share the ones that work! This Family Night was inspired by this article “Finding Jesus at Christmas” in the Friend Magazine. For the lesson/activity, we chose a small, non-breakable baby […]

Joy to the World

Merry Christmas! Here is a free printable that we thought you might enjoy; a PDF is linked below! We’ve really enjoyed these Nativity beeswax candle molds from Mann Lake. Be careful if you start making these, as they can be addicting. We hope mixing bees with Christmas will bring you joy! Joy to the world

General Conference with Kids

My desire as a mother is to make LDS General Conference something that my kids look forward to, both because they love the Lord and his prophets, and because it is a fun time for our family. When I was single, or even newly married, General Conference was about receiving strength, revelation, a renewal of […]

Peach White Cake with Peach Cream Cheese Frosting

You guys, this cake is so yummy. It’s perfect for this time of year when peaches are in season! What it is: a light, fluffy, peach cake adapted from a white cake box mix. You know the one that yields fluffy, moist, scrumptious great white cakes? Yum. I got the original recipe from Our Best Bites. This […]

Earthquake-Proof Canning Jar Storage

  In the 1990’s, Stan came up with this idea to store quart canning jars so they won’t break in an earthquake. Each box holds 12. This box fits perfectly Here is the lattice by itself. Here is how he cut it. He cut the width of each slot to be the same as the […]

Family Night: Bows and Arrows

We had a fun, successful Family Night last night and I thought I’d share the lesson and activity here. Our 6-year old daughter chose the lesson this week from the Friend Magazine, called “Aim for the Best!”(Click photo to go to article on Clara read the quotes, then hung the target on the wall, then we […]

Family Home Evening

I have a dear friend who is awesome at having Family Home Evening. She is excellent at making the Gospel, and especially temple covenants, the center of their home and lives. She inspires me. I see her adult children honoring their promises to God and want that for my children too. She makes me think of the Hymn, […]

Cornbread Muffins

Sometimes a good cornbread muffin really hits the spot. This recipe is great because it uses whole food, whole grain ingredients. Here’s what you need. Some cornmeal, whole wheat flour, salt, milk, honey, eggs, butter, and baking powder. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line 24 muffin tins with liners or spray with oil. I love […]

Corn Bread Muffins

Real food, whole grain, honey cornbread muffins. Adapted from Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook. Corn Bread Print Recipe Makes 24 muffins. 10 minutes prep, 18 minutes bake time. Servings Prep Time 24 muffins 10 minutes Cook Time 18 minutes Servings Prep Time 24 muffins 10 minutes Cook Time 18 minutes Corn Bread Print Recipe Makes 24 […]

Sourdough Bread

A few months ago, Martha Levie from Abigail’s Oven demonstrated how to make sourdough bread at a workshop here at our home. I fell in love with this bread and have been making it ever since. It is kind of a long process, but not too intrusive. If you’re up for it, read on! Or you […]

Corn Meal

Today I started to make cornbread muffins. However, when I looked into the cupboard, there was no cornmeal. Thus time to grind more. I thought I would share some tips on successfully making corn flour. We have a K-Tec Kitchen Mill. I’m pretty sure it belonged to Stan’s grandmother. We live in her (former) home […]

Vinegar Rinse for Garden Greens

A friend of ours, and a long-time gardener taught me this trick to get the grit off of garden greens. Rinse the greens in running water, then fill a bowl with enough water to cover the greens and add a cap full of vinegar. (About 1 T per gallon of water.) Let it soak for about […]

Garlic Scapes

We are enjoying a beautiful year in the garden! In fact, today I found some garlic that I didn’t remember planting. This garlic was growing beautiful scapes, ready to harvest and eat! The garlic from our garden is sourced from a local garlic farmer and friend, Greg McGary, at Thistle Creek Farms. Check it out! Scapes are […]

How to get rid of the waist gap in the back of pants

Have you ever tried on pants that are a “10” in every way, except they have a large gap in the back of the waistband? If so, here’s one technique to “Close the Gap!” You will need: Some 1″ elastic. You will need enough elastic to go around the back of your waist. I cut 18 […]

Tips for Cutting Felt

Tips for Cutting Felt This week I made some cheerful felt pillows with felt circles and decided to share some tips for cutting felt. Washable markers work well for tracing patterns onto felt. (First, dip a small corner of the felt in water to make sure it wouldn’t bleed. Mine didn’t.) They rinse off very […]

Timberframe Project

Timber frame Project by Stan This winter our yard was full of timber frame. Stan was commissioned to build it for a friend. Here is what it looks like completed. Very nice! This is the structure of the center joint. And here is how the side joints fit together.   Fitted together. Now make sure […]