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Friday, December 30, 2016

FREE! LDS Youth 2017 Print + Coordinating YW Theme Poster


I'm so excited for this year's theme! It just seems like the right theme for this year- ASK! 

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed”
 James 1:5–6

Last year we would recite the YW theme AND the 2016 theme scripture (2 Nephi 31:20 Press Forward..)  during our opening exercises.We plan to do that again this year. I made these prints to hang at the front of our classroom to help us memorize the 2017 theme. 

To download the 8x10 JPG Scripture Print, click here.
To download the 18x24 PDF YW Theme Poster, click here

I printed the 8x10 scripture print at Costco but any photo center will work! I printed the 18x24 poster on glossy photo paper at Alphagraphics, but any FED EX/Kinkos, Staples, copy supply store should also be able to print it! 

I've also made the Scripture Print in 4x6 as well, perfect for passing out to each individual girl!


Download the 4x6 JPG Scripture Print here.  


Aaaaand I've also made bookmarks with the YW Theme on them. There are 5 to an 8.5x11 sheet. 
Download the PDF here. 

I also have modern Value Prints in my etsy shoppe
They coordinate great with the prints above. 




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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray! It's Your Birthday!

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My friend told me about a birthday gift idea her ward used for birthdays in Young Women. 
I found these little printouts on Little LDS Ideas. 

I wanted to print 4 to a page, though and get the most bang for my buck. 
So I decided to design my own!


Download the 8.5x11 PDF print here. It has 4 'cards' to a page.


I recommend printing this on  glossy cardstock. You need a paper thick enough to support the weight of the lip balm. I used my Fiskars paper slicer to cut my cards out. I also suggest using a 1.5 inch circle hole punch to make the hole for the lip balm. I bought mine from Hobby Lobby for only $4.99. You can also just cut a hole out with scissors. 
To attach the lip balm to the card,  open up the lip balm, put the paper in between the lid and balm (it will fit right through the hole you punched out), and then screw the lid shut. Easy peasy. 


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Feeling Less? That might not be a bad thing.

Doctrine and Covenants 64:33 says: Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.

Alma 37:6 says: Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

From time to time, I find myself feeling less. Like maybe I'm not of as much worth as the sister standing next me. Maybe it has do with that time I didn't get invited to hang out with such and such (was it because I don't wear the right brands, drive the right car, have the latest watch on my wrist, or the right purse in hand, lack the right personality, the right hair color, the right face?! aagghh!!), OR maybe it's because my child wasn't invited to so and so's birthday party OR to play on so and so's sport team OR maybe it's because someone ignored me when I tried talking with them OR someone didn't text me back OR didn't wish me a happy birthday OR maybe it's because someone didn't 'like' my photo on social media or even follow me along on social media or any other number of reasons.  Whew. The list is exhausting and I could go on and on. And it gets rather comical if I reeeeally think about it.

It can happen when I stack my perceived insufficiencies against another's blessings.

The world is so quick to tell us our worth- how many followers do you have? How big is your house, your bank account, your closet?  How small is your waist?  

Sometimes, I get mixed up and I start judging my worth with the world's standards. I'm left feeling value-less. 

And then I remember this found in Isaiah 55: 

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The Lord judges our worth a little differently. His ways are not the world's ways. 

For example, Sister Bonnie Oscarson spoke at a BYU Devotional about the Prophet Joseph Smith. She said, 'He was born in a small cabin in the woods of Vermont to a family of limited means—there was nothing noteworthy about this little baby boy born December 23, 1805. Who could have guessed that after his death it would be written, “Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it”? (D&C 135:3).

Think about the birth of our Savior and his humble beginnings in mortality. Bishop Gérald Caussé said this, "He, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, was born in a simple stable and laid in a manger “because there was no room … in the inn” (Luke 2:7). During His early childhood, Jesus did not always enjoy the comforts of a permanent home, such as when His family fled to Egypt to escape the cruelty of a tyrant (see Matthew 2:13–14).

We don’t know the details of His family’s sojourn in Egypt, but likely He and His parents lived the strenuous life of refugees—a life comparable to that of the many migrants in our time who have fled theaters of war and civil conflict in Africa and the Middle East.

Even during His adult life, Jesus indicated that He did not have a regular home. One day a man approached Him and said, “Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.” The Savior answered, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head” (Luke 9:57, 58)."

Regarding the announcement of our Savior's birth, Elder Dallin H. Oaks said this: "We are all familiar with the first announcement after the birth of Jesus. There is great significance in the fact that this heavenly announcement was to a group who, we are told, were the most humble in the social order of that time.

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:8–11, 13–14).


2 Nephi warns us of putting our trust in the arm of flesh: 

4:34  O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.

28:31 Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost.

When I start feeling less, I realize maybe I'm spending a little too much time worrying about things of this world. I need my scriptures. They are the balm to my soul. Whether those experiences that make me feel less are just my perceptions, all made up in my imagination, or unintentional interactions or not, HE comforts me. Soothes me. Reassures me I have worth, even if others- even if I- can't always see it. I need scripture study daily to combat the 'fiery darts' that Satan is throwing at me every day. It is the only way I can see clearly.

I think of Isaiah 53: 

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

He knows exactly what it is like to be rejected, left out, ignored. There is no pain we have or will experience that He hasn't already.  

When I realize all that, then I remember that I can quietly go and minister to the one. The Lord has showed us this pattern time and time again. By small and simple things are great things brought to pass. Out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Maybe I'm a 'small thing'. And that is ok. There are others out there who need me and what only I can offer. I don't need to have any other wordly anything to share the Savior's love. I can be the smile to the disheartened, the friend to the lonely, the one who invites and includes, the one who sits in the empty chair, the one who texts first, calls first, reaches out, forgives. I can show love to my fellow man and help them remember He who loved them first.

Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God  Doctrine and Covenants 18:10

If you want to read some other amazing General Conference talks that go along with this, check these out by Elder Boyd K. Packer


Links to the talks I referenced:




Being humble does not mean being weak. It means being teachable. It does not require us to be trampled upon. It means acknowledging where our strengths and abilities come from. 
We are not here on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much of a difference we can make in the lives of others.
-President Gordon B. Hinckley- from his book Way to Be
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Mother Teresa is attributed as saying, 'When we judge others, we leave no room to love them.'
When I realize I am of worth to be a friend, to be included, I often realize the one preventing some friendships from forming was me. It had nothing to do with what I perceived as judgement of me being less. This video below is beautiful.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Light the World


This Christmas season, my family and I are going to try a little harder to remember our Savior by serving others and in doing so "Light the World".  I've made this little print that is the perfect size  for a business card magnet to stick on the fridge. That is the one place I know every member of the family consistently looks- multiple times a day in fact :)  

Are you going to #lighttheworld?? 

Follow me along on instagram or facebook- I'd love to hear how you share the Savior's love this season!

We plan to watch each day's message every morning before school and work.  Sounds easier that it really is! Our kids slept in today and it didn't happen like I hoped. We pulled up to school right as the bell was ringing. But we won't give up!
 Check out today's message here (and all the messages!) 

If you'd like to make your own magnet, or just want the print, you can download them below. 
It is sized at 2 x 3.5 inches, which is perfect for business card magnets. You can buy them online or at any office supply store. You can also just glue it to the top of any old business card magnet you already have on your fridge. These would be great to us for visiting teaching gifts, young women gifts (great for lockers!) or anything else you can think of. How will you use yours?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

You were called...


The church needs your leadership. The church needs teachers. At every level and every assignment. 
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I testify to you as an Apostle of Lord Jesus Christ that God loves you. That He has called you to this work and that you can do it.  Please do not stress over the fact that you’re not as experienced or as talented or as knowledgeable as someone else you know. You were Called because of who you are not who you are not. Just be yourself. Be your best self. Be who you are and give the glory to God for any success you may have. 
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

You can watch the Worldwide Teacher Training Meeting here and download this 4x6 print here. 

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Free Floral Christmas Prints!


 Oh how I love this time of year! Several of my neighbors have began to hang their Christmas lights. Even though it has been warm & sunny weather here in Utah, I am definitely catching the Christmas spirit!!  I designed these as a way to thank all of your for following me along on this blog, facebook, Instagram, pinterest etc.  I started this blog to add a little light and goodness to the internet. But I haven't done it alone- each time you share one of my quotes, or any other happy or positive quote, I feel like the internet gets a little brighter and is a little bit better of a place :)  


All prints are free to download!  Links are below. 





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And if you aren't following me on Instagram or Facebook, please follow along!!
And if you need any custom designs, like a Relief Society Flyer, Ward Christmas Party Poster, check out my etsy shoppe!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Success as a family...



...But whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House but on what happens inside your house. 
(Washington Post, 2 June 1990, p. 2.)
Barbara Bush

Found in this General Conference address given by James E. Faust

Download this 4x6 print here.
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Sometimes...

Sometimes we can learn, study, and know, and sometimes we have to believe, trust, and hope.
-M. Russell Ballard-


Free 4x6 Print. Download Here

Read the entire General Conference address here.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Life is to be enJOYed...

I'm soooo excited that next year we will be studying President Gordon B. Hinckley. He was the Prophet when I was a teenager, college student, and when I became a momma. I grew up with him. There is a special place in my heart for him. This has always been one of my favorite quotes! 
"And finally, in all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."
Hopefully there is one that fits you :)  All prints are 5x7. All free.


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If you like these, be sure to follow along on facebook and instagram!

OH- and here is the link to to the talk this wonderful quote is from. 
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

September 2016 Visiting Teaching Message!


In my etsy shoppe now! Download and print this month's message today :) 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No act of kindness...


No act of kindness, not matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop


Download this 4x6 print here and follow along on fb and instagram!
Have a happy-and kind- day!
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Monday, August 22, 2016

No problem is too small...


One of my favorite scriptures is Alma 37:37.
Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.

This quote just reminded me of  how powerful prayer is and how we really should pray about any problem we have- small or large. 

Read the talk here and download this 4x6 print here.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

God is in the details!


God is in the details!
Neal A. Maxwell

"Just as the Lord knows all of His vast creations, He also knows and loves each in any crowd—indeed, He knows and loves each and all of mankind! (see 1 Ne. 11:17)." 

I love this talk so much. It feels so relevant to today. If you haven't had a chance to read or listen to it, do it! 

Download this 4x6 print here and be sure to follow along on fb or instagram! Flood the internet with light!
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

We have not been sent here to fail...


Though we live in a failing world, we have not been sent here to fail.
Neal A. Maxwell

I'm loving this talk. What do these words mean to you?

Download the 4x6 print here and be sure to follow along on fb and instagram
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Never Suppress a Generous Thought


Never suppress a generous thought.
-Camilla Kimball-

This is such a wonderful quote- how many times do we hold back kind words?  Whether out of jealousy, or bitterness or maybe we think 'so and so' already knows how great she is at this or that. There are so many reasons. One thing I'm trying to teach my kids is that saying something kind about somebody else or to somebody else doesn't take away anything from us. 

So today, share kindness. Build each other up. Say those kind thoughts. You really don't know what is going on in someone else's life and you're kind words just might change that person's entire day. 

Download this 4x6 print here and follow me along on instagram and facebook!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

happiness


There is so much more of happiness to be had when we can rejoice in another’s successes and not just in our own.
-Sister Barbara B. Smith

Download this  4x6 print here and read the entire talk here.
Follow along on Instagram and FB and be sure to leave me a comment if you download!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A rewarding, abundant & eternal life...


A rewarding, abundant life is the very object of His merciful plan for His children.
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

From  this AMAZING General Conference Talk. 
Download this 4x6 print here and follow along on FB and Instagram!
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Family Arrangements

Family arrangements will be more wonderful than you can imagine
-President Henry B. Eyring-

I LOVE this month's first presidency message. Every month, our church publishes a magazine called the Ensign. In it, our Prophet and other members of the First Presidency, write a message. I aboslutley loved this message by President Eyring, who is the First Counselor in the First Presidency.  

He said, "A prophet of God once offered me counsel that gives me peace. I was worried that the choices of others might make it impossible for our family to be together forever. He said, “You are worrying about the wrong problem. You just live worthy of the celestial kingdom, and the family arrangements will be more wonderful than you can imagine.”

To all of those whose personal experience or whose marriage and children—or absence thereof—cast a shadow over their hopes, I offer my witness: Heavenly Father knows and loves you as His spirit child. While you were with Him and His Beloved Son before this life, They placed in your heart the hope you have of eternal life. With the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ working and with the Holy Spirit guiding, you can feel now and will feel in the world to come the family love your Father and His Beloved Son want so much for you to receive.

I testify that as you live worthy of the celestial kingdom, the prophetic promise that “family arrangements will be more wonderful than you can imagine” will be yours."

Read the entire message here and download this free 4x6 print here.

Be sure to follow me along on FB and Instagram! And feel free to share!! Spread some light today :)
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bar Necklaces

As a lover of all happy words and quotes, I'm dying over these darling necklaces!!!
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Oh! They are all so cute! Check them all out here

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer!!!

School's (mostly) out! (Sorry year round friends- it's almost your turn!)
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And I'm soooo glad!

Welcome Summer in with these happy & FREE cactus prints!

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Print them on cardstock and use as cards. Or maybe print & frame them & cheer up your space.

Either way- celebrate summer!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

We are infinitely more...


 We are infinitely more than our limitations or our afflictions
Jeffrey R. Holland

Read the entire talk here.

Download here and follow me along on FB & Instagram
Feel free to share this with someone else who might need it!
Flood the internet with light and hope :)



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

be a pineapple!


be a pineapple
stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside!


OH- how I LOVE fresh pineapple! MMMM.. Cut it up, grill it, add it to a salad or burger- Heaven!

This quote is all about summer. 
 Great for your fridge, your locker, or a frame! 

Download the 4x6 here and follow me along on FB & Instagram!



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Monday, June 13, 2016

Diligently...

Diligently doing the things that matter most will lead us to the Savior of the world.   Image Map
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Read the entire talk here and download here.

For more goodness to share, follow me along on fb and instagram!
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