Family Home Evening – A Sure Foundation

Based on Bishop Dean M. Davies: ‘A Sure Foundation ‘Address in April 2013 General Conference Opening Prayer Opening Hymn: The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (complete with actions) Treat: Rock Candy Attention Getter: First decorate two paper cups so that they look like houses, next fill a bowl with sand and flip it over […]

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Family Home Evening – Hidden Dangers

Hidden Dangers Family Home Evening Idea

Based on President Boyd K. Packer’s  ‘These Things I Know’ Address in April 2013 General Conference Opening Prayer Opening Hymn: Choose the Right Way – Children’s Hymn Book Page 160 Treat: Gummy Worms (Snakes) or if you’re awesome and have the time – Dirt cups Attention Getter: President Boyd K Packer told a story in […]

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Toddlers = joy

Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to connect with Little Lion. It’s something I didn’t really think about before. I spend every day with her and we bond all the time, but I’ve been trying to do something more meaningful than doing laundry together, or following her around the park. We’ve been adding […]

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7 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 2 hours

freezer meals

Always be prepared. That’s the Scout motto right? Well, it’s the mom motto too. It’s why we keep cheerios in the glove box, diapers in the trunk, and a quiet book in the purse. It’s how we stay sane in the unpredictable world of parenting. We know things don’t always go as planned, and we […]

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Toddler Quiet Book Ideas

I made a felt quiet book for Little Lion for Christmas this year. Now that I’ve published mini-tutorials on all of the pages I did I figured it would be nice for you to have it all in one place, so here it is, a recap of my quiet book pages. All of these are […]

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Christmas Quiet Book Page

Christmas Quiet Book 5

This page is one of the most detailed pages I did. The idea is to decorate the Christmas tree with the ornaments kept in the box. Some parts were sewn and others embroidered. Everything was based on what we actually had in our home at Christmas time. I put our clock on the wall, embroidered […]

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It’s a spaghett-a quiet book-a page!

quiet book page

Have you read the title of this post? My Italian accent really is as bad as it sounds in your head :). This was the last page I made, and even though I still cringe at the sewing, it’s one of Little Lion’s favorites. I made this page around five a.m. on Christmas morning when […]

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Life’s a whirlwind

David A Bednar quote on inspiration

So, we were just floating along living life as usual. Nothing crazy happening, mostly just status quo. It was good. We were happy with it. Except for one little monkey wrench. We had a new baby coming and after a year of searching my husband still didn’t have guaranteed full-time hours as a nurse. If you live […]

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Shapes Quiet Book Page

Quiet Book shapes page

The basic concept of this quiet book page is pretty simple, but if I could do it again I would make it even more simple. I used small magnets and sewed them into both the black shape silhouettes which are attached to the page, and also to the colored removable shapes. I then hid my magnet sewing […]

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Colors Quiet Book Page


This is my colors quiet book page. It’s a pretty simple concept. I embroidered felt pictures and then sewed matching color square flaps just on top. I used a green leaf, white clouds, an orange fish, a blue flower, a yellow duck, and a red apple. I considered embroidering the color name on top of […]

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