Black and White Christmas

The Christmas season is right around the corner. I’m not ready to decorate yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about it. There are so many amazing ideas out there. Each year, I like to mix it up a little bit without spending a lot of money. I have a few things that I store year to year, but I don’t have a lot of storage space, so I don’t have a lot of Christmas decor.

A few years ago I really loved a black and white Christmas theme. But I had the hardest time finding black and white ribbon/ornaments/decor. Now it is everywhere. Here’s a few pictures that inspired me.

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I’ve put together some items that could go with this theme.

ONE Wreath
TWO Stocking
THREE Plates
FOUR Galvanized Houses
FIVE Ski Prints
SIX Reindeer
SEVEN Napkin
EIGHT Pillow

February 2018 Visiting Teaching

“Visiting teaching is about sincerely coming to know and love each sister so that we can help strengthen her faith and give service.”

What a great blessing visiting teaching can be! It has always been a pleasure for me to get the chance to know new sisters through visiting teaching.

Click here for the Important Events Worksheet

Click here for the Printable Quote

Click here for the Visiting Teaching Message in the Ensign

Visiting Teaching January 2018

I’ve spent a long time considering how I can post something for visiting teaching with the changes to the visiting teaching program. As I have reflected on the information in the Ensign for this month, I have thought a lot about the women that I’ve been assigned to visit teach. Ways that they are amazing and unique, things I love about each one, what their individual needs are, and ways I can help them.

As we all consider how to minister to our sisters, I hope we can reflect on how much we love each one, what her particular needs are, and how we can individually serve in meaningful ways.

I created a little worksheet to help me as I prayerfully reflect on how to minister to each one. If you think it would be helpful to you, I hope you will print them and fill them in with your thoughts.

I love this thought from the Ensign, “Making personal connections and listening with an attitude of love is the essence of visiting teaching.”

Here is a link to the entire Visiting Teaching message in the Ensign

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Click here for the Visiting Teacher Worksheet

Christmas Tablescape and Printable

Merry Christmas friends!

We are looking forward to a fun-filled few days. These some of my favorite days of the year. Spent with my favorite people.

This year I created a tablescape with some of my favorite things.

Little houses are one of my most favorite things. I love Christmas villages of all shapes and sizes.

Oh Holy Night is definitely my favorite Christmas song.

The most special thing about Christmas is the focus on the Savior. When I try to turn my heart more often to Him and the peace and joy He brings to me.

Wishing you peace and joy this Christmas. May it be filled with all of your favorites.

These simple Christmas carol printables can be used on a holiday table, hung from a Christmas tree, or strung on a string to create a banner for a mantle.

Click here for the Christmas carol printable

All printables are for personal use only.

Christmas Gift Wrap Tags Printable

Is your Christmas wrapping done yet? I’d say I am about 90% done. There are a still a few last minute things and stocking stuffers I need to buy and wrap.

Wrapping can be a chore when there is a lot to do at once.

I’ll admit, “Santa presents” get a super basic wrap job at my house. But I like to take my time with gifts for family and friends and make it a little special while keeping it simple.

I love these tags. I just printed them on craft paper, cut them out, and added a bit of twine.

Happy wrapping friends!

Click here for Christmas tags

All printables are for personal use only.

Favorite Things October 2017

Here are a few of my favorite things from the past month.

1-Kut from the Kloth denim jacket
This denim jacket is so comfortable. Usually when I get home, I change immediately into a baggie, cozy sweatshirt and joggers. Yesterday I wore this jacket around the house ALL.DAY.LONG. I even did housework while wearing it. It is cute and comfortable.

2-Metal Kids’ Chairs
I bought these chairs with the coordinating table from Target for our upstairs play area. They are so sturdy and pretty dang adorable!

3&4-First Aid Beauty Serum and Ultra Repair Cream
These two products have been a miracle for me. They have helped heal my Retin-A parched face. In fact, every product I have tried from this brand is a keeper.

5-Madewell Roadtripper Jeans
I heard these jeans were for people who hate skinny jeans. ME! ME! ME! (See number 1 above). I really like the higher waist on these and they are stretchy and soft. And I can almost forget I’m wearing skinny jeans (until I can get home and change into my sweats).

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