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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Yellow Cake Brownies

These are an easy goto dessert that my husband loves...


Box of yellow cake
1 Egg
1 Cube of Butter
Sweetened Condensed Milk
White Chocolate Chips 
Butterscotch Chocolate Chips

Set oven for 350 degrees and cook for 28-35 minutes.  

First you mix the box of cake mix with the egg and butter (my butter was straight from the fridge so I cut it smaller for easier mixing). 

Mix until you get a cookie dough texture.

Take a little over half of the dough and put it aside.  Take the other half and press it into the pam sprayed pan.  

You will then put in a cup of white chocolate and butterscotch chocolate chips, pour on 2/3 of the can of sweetened condensed milk.

 You will then roll out the other half of the dough and then use it to cover the chips & condensed milk.

Then cover it with the remainder of the sweetened condensed milk.

Here is the final look at the yummy dessert... 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December 2014 Visiting Teaching

The message this month is all about the Savior, The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the message can be found here

The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Prince of Peace

Prayerfully study this material and seek to know what to share. How will understanding the life and roles of the Savior increase your faith in Him and bless those you watch over through visiting teaching? For more information, go to
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Faith, Family, Relief
This is part of a series of Visiting Teaching Messages featuring aspects of the mission of the Savior.
A Savior Is Born
A Savior Is Born, by Joseph Brickey
“The Savior is the source of true peace,” said Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Even with the trials of life, because of the Savior’s Atonement and His grace, righteous living will be rewarded with personal peace.”1 Understanding that Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace can help us find inner peace and increase our faith in Him.
Jesus Christ said: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Bearing testimony of that truth, Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, said: “The Lord has been merciful to me and has helped make my burdens light. He has helped me to feel great peace.”2
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught: “The ideal place for … peace is within the walls of our own homes, where we have done all we can to make the Lord Jesus Christ the centerpiece.”3

From the Scriptures

Isaiah prophesied of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace (see Isaiah 9:6). In the Americas, Samuel the Lamanite told of signs that would accompany Christ’s birth five years later (see Helaman 14:3, 5). As the prophesied day approached, unbelievers threatened to execute all the Christians if these signs did not occur. The prophet Nephi “cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; and behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying: … On the morrow come I into the world” (3 Nephi 1:12–13). The signs appeared, and with the birth of Christ, “the people began again to have peace in the land” (verse 23).
In Bethlehem, Mary “brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7).

Here are some handouts that some have created for this message.

I know this is 2011, but we love the Christmas messages...

 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has also lunched the He is the Gift initiative to remind all that Christ was the first gift of Christmas.  #Heisthegift

You can find information about it here!!!

And here is the Video


Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 2014 Visiting Teaching

This month's message is one that you can pick on your own.  The LDS site says that you can chose one of the talks from the October Conference and share it.  Here are some ideas I have found.

Pioneer Party and Gift has a wonderful idea of taking quotes from the talks you like and putting them in a jar...  This is from 2011, but you can pick your talks and make your own quotes...

Or this

Mommy by Day Crafter by Night

Has this cute idea

Esty has this idea for sale

The Idea Door Files has this cute handout with tons of quotes...

Let's Scatter Sunshine

My Computer is my Canvas

Simple as that Blog

 LDS Living

Today's the best day

The Sweetings

There are tons of great quotes from the October 2014 General Conference, I hope you enjoy the messages that where given and the spirit as you share with your sisters...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Zipper Purse

I know it's been a very long time since I posted last, but I've been a busy girl :)

Have you seen the very cute Zipper Purse going around on Pinterest??

I thought this was the cutest thing ever!!!  The purse was featured on Sewing Secrets
I tried to follow her instructions, but I'm not the best sewer ever, so I had to take matters into my own hands as you can see below :)


Coats All Purpose Zippers, 7”, 14
zippers in a variety of colors
Coats All Purpose Zippers, 22” 7 zippers for horizontal strips and handles (if I had to make it again I would have 5 18" and 2 22 - 24" zippers for the handles, you would have to pay attention to the placement of the zippers so the handles are in the right place)
Hot glue
Straight pins
Sewing Machine

1. Lay out and weave the zippers as the
diagram shows flat on a table and pin in place.
It took me a while to figure out the pattern that I wanted that's why you can see some of the pics are different.  I wish the tut above would've had more info!!!  So I had to guess :)
First I put all the 7" zippers the same way, then I figured that I would want them to show the zippers more on the side so I rotated them.  The 7" zippers are going horizontal and the 22" are vertical.

 As you can see I had them all pinned together and decided to change them...  Then I decided to do I liner, I had some extra material & backing lying around from making the personal progress holders (I had thought I had done a post on that, oops) so I just cut to fit with half an inch laying over every side.

I ironed the backing onto the back of the material

I pinned the zippers to the backing and the material making sure the material faced outward

2. To form the tote, bring the sides together
and pin in place for a temporary hold.
I folded the zippers in half making sure the front of the material faced each other, then I sewed the material together, making sure not to include the zippers. 

(I had sewn the ends of the Zippers to the material as you can see in some of the pictures, this ended up being a bigger problem so I had to take it out.  I would tack the edges of the zippers to the material)

 I trimmed off the extra material and started to glue the Zippers to the backing, I would first glue the bottom of the zipper so the zipper pull would be on top.  Make sure to trim all the jagged egdes that are going to be showing

 Now to take care of the longer zippers, these were not tacked or sewn to the material so I could figure out my handles. 

 I picked the zippers that I wanted for the handles, it ended up being two away from the edges 

Cut and tuck all other 22"inch zippers between the material lining and the woven zippers.

I ended up having one side of the handles a perfect fit for a handle and one that was too short, so I took one of the ends that I cut off and glued it on.
 Then I glued the woven zippers to the material that I had tucked.  And here is my final product...

Turned out pretty well for not really understand the tut above.  I did burn myself once with the glue gun, make sure to be careful

 I also made a flower with the parts of the zipper that I had cut off, I think I like it better without