November 30, 2012

December Visiting Teaching & Sister Elf Poem

Hello ladies. I know you were probably expecting something Christmasy for the hand out, but that is not what the message is about. If you scroll down further I have added a poem I wrote that you could take to your ladies with a bag of goodies or homemade treat for Christmas.

You may copy this or download it HERE!

Sister Elves
 By Marcie Peterson

Twas the sweet Christmas Season And all through the ward
Sister elves were all serving No time to get bored.
Christmas hymns being sung Sunday lessons handled with care
Spirits lifted to our sister elves And all that were there.

The ladies preparing for Christmas to come
Always doing for others and keeping it mum.
Monthly visits were finished not a sister was missed
If you tried to reward them, sister elves would resist.

When one night on the porch there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my housework to see what was the matter
Away to the door I opened up in a flash
Looking down at a bag and secretly hoping for cash

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of mid-day to this object below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a bag filled with goodies and a note filled with cheer.

The note was uplifting whoever left it was quick,
If I guessed who it was a Sister Elf I would pick.
More rapid than eagles the holidays came,
Without the service and giving it would have not been the same

"Now cookies! now, preparing! now, cleaning and decorations!
On, laundry! On, wrapping! on, gift giving and serving!
To the top of the list! to the top of it all!
The important thing is that the Lord loves us all.

The meaning of Christmas we need to remember
The birth of our Savior and not just in December
May the service of sisters stay in our hearts
May we all think of others and all do our parts.

As Relief Society Sisters we want you to know
How much you are loved, serving you helps us grow.
And we want to exclaim, ‘ere with all of our might,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

November 27, 2012

Merry Christmas Wall Vinyl

Here is a fun Christmas vinyl I made for my fridge. It brightens up my kitchen. I am going to give one away. All you need to do is enter below!

November 25, 2012

Welcome to Linky Party #26

  I have to share this picture. I made Fondant Turkey's for my grand kids. This is what the 2 yr old did with her  turkey. LOL!

The kids table. See more pictures HERE

 Featuring the most viewed items from
"I Gotta Try That Monday"  Linky Party #25
Like she say's "You can't eat just one" I know I couldn't!
See the recipe for these yummy rolls at Family Home & Life 
 Does this not look so yummy! You can get the recipe and try it yourself from Couponing & Cooking
I think this Christmas book scene from Salt Tree is just gorgeous. It even lights up. It is so (as she puts it) magical!
I think this is so beautiful. You can see this and many more at 
What a fun cake. You need to go to Crafty & Cooking Momma to see this cute truck party! 
  If you were featured you are welcome to grab a button!


  Now on to Party #26

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Have fun!

November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Here is a little glimpse of our Thanksgiving. This was a very small Thanksgiving this year. We only had one daughter and her family.

The kids table.

 Turkey Juice and Turkey Toes

Three of my sweet grand kids.

They each got a fondant Turkey sitting on an Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Here is what the two year old did with her Turkey! :)

A few of the kids favorites.

Briella and weirdy Uncle Rhett

Me photo bombing. I couldn't resist. LOL!

So much to be thankful for today!

November 21, 2012

Fondant Turkeys

Made these cute little Turkey's sitting on yummy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
I saw the turkey's in a Woman's World Magazine

Start with some brown gumpaste. Shape three pieces into pear shapes.

Then roll out three balls for the heads.
Six tear shapes for the wings. 

Next I cut out three triangle shapes with the top rounded.

Next I rolled two legs and smashed down the ends for the feet.

I then made three little toes or claws whatever they are called. :)

Then i took two rolls of red and orange.

With a rolling pin I rolled them flat.

Then I set it on one of the triangles.

Trim the sides.

Next gently make some feathers with a butter knife.

Next you will need to roll out white eyes, and make a little yellow beak. Then a red gobbler. I don't know what the real name is. But anyway make one of those. :)

So there you have all your pieces. Now put him together!

 Here I made the faces. Attached with a very small amount of water.

Here I have put more of the turkey together and am leaving them like this a little while to harden up. Notice I used a paper towel roll to make the wings stand up so they will dry like that. Then add the head and wings!

There you go, fun little Turkey Gobblers!


November 18, 2012

Welcome To Linky Party #25

 When I was younger I had to watch this show every Thanksgiving. I remember watching with my kids. Now I can't wait to watch it with my Grand-kids. Wow, I'm starting to sound old.
With Thanksgiving coming up this week I have to tell all of my blogger friends how very thankful I am for you. There are so many of you that I fill like I have known forever, although we have never met in person. I look forward to you linking up every week and being able to visit your blogs. I truly want to thank you for your support in my linky parties and I look forward to meeting more and more friends as the parties grow.
Now before I get to sappy, on to the party!!!
 Featuring the most viewed items from
"I Gotta Try That Monday"  Linky Party #24
Aren't these Joy To The World blocks beautiful from Crafty & Cooking Momma. Go check out her tutorial.
This beautiful colored crocheted piece is from Scraponique. Go visit her blog! 
You have got to go check out this recipe from Lemon & Lime Thyme and see the yummy ingredients in this one! 
1 246 thumb Homemade Snowballs and A Christmas Lantern
 Homemade Snowballs & A Christmas Lantern from Alderberry Hill. Isn't this beautiful. I gotta make these snowballs!
 It is the perfect time of year for yummy meals like this one and
Kathe With an E is sharing her recipe with us!

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