"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I currently serve as the Primary President in the LDS church. I over see the children ages 18 months - 11 years old. I love this calling! For the 2014 year the theme is: Families Are Forever.
We wanted the birthday gifts for the children to center around this wonderful theme so this is what all of the children, including the nursery age children and all the Primary teachers will receive from the Primary Presidency.
(I found the Proclamation Printable in this etsy shop! She was wonderful to work with and made me a custom listing for the 4x6 size. Even at that small of a size, the words are so clear and readable!!)
also included is a small treat.
I bought pkg of candy right now since bulk is cheapest around Halloween time, balloon gift bags, ribbon and 100+ copies of the Proclamation the the Family. (colors include blue, pink, white, brown)
I spruced up an ugly wooden post that I found at the thrift store for $3 and turned it into my new Welcome Sign for my front porch. To bad I didn't take a before picture but if you could imagine poo brown and hunter green....yuck! It looks so much better now. I painted it with Tropical Oasis from Valspar and I found the decorative knob (spray painted that yellow) and the metal Welcome sign at Hobby Lobby.
When money is tight, and your kids grow faster then you like, and they are rough on their clothes during the summertime......just re-purpose them back into functional clothes again! I took several pairs of my girls pants that had become to short for pants and cut them off at the bottom to make capri's.
Since these were all knit, I did an easy zigzag technique on the sewing machine to ruffle the new hems of the capri's. They were all finished in less then 30 minutes! So glad they can still wear them!
My husband made this awesome cover for our air conditioning unit. It was a must have with 3 young children who play around it in our back yard, and a 20 month old boy who kept wanting to touch it. Now he doesn't even remember its there!
It turned out awesome. It will be easy to store during the winter months as well.
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