Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Bash


We're Having our BIG New Years Party this FRIDAY DECEMBER 31st from 8-10 pm at the Stake Center! Come Ring in the New Year, NYC Style (and on East Coast Time :) --Bring the WHOLE FAMILY for lots of FUN! Also, BRING YOUR FAVORITE PARTY FOOD or APPETIZER!

Spread the word!
Hope to see you all there!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Relief Society Meeting!

"A Christmas Miracle"

Come celebrate the Christmas season with the ladies in the hills!
Tuesday, December 14th
At the church

Dinner will be served
Babysitting available upon request
- Call Karen 801-404-4716
A special program will follow dinner!
 Don't miss it, and spread the word to your neighbors!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Tis the season

Hello neighbors, I just wanted to let you all know, for those of you who didn't watch the channel 5 news or haven't seen their website. That there have been reports of possible burglars in our area. It seems they are knocking on doors claiming they are accepting donations for the food bank. If they get an answer at your house they simply collect any donation you give them for the food bank and leave, if they dont get an answer they try to gain access into the house. Now I know it sounds horrible, but even when I am home many times I do not answer my door. It's not that I am trying to be rude or that I don't want to see all of you. I have had some issues in the past that make me very wary of answering the door, especially if my husband is not home. Besides, any of you who know me, know that it's nearly impossible for me to answer my door without my dogs getting loose and licking said visitor nearly to death. Let's face it, most of the time it's a solicitor wanting to sell us something we don't want. We have all heard that this time of year is when theives target the homes of those who have their presents all under the tree and such. I also, in driving through the neighborhood, have noticed some people leaving their garage doors open. Please be very careful and lets not give these crooks the chance to victimize our neighbors. Everyone needs to watch out for themselves and for your neighbors. I really hope I dont hear of anyone in our area being a victim. I hope you all have a happy and SAFE holiday season.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Party

Just getting the word out about the Christmas Party coming up on December 10th at 7:00 PM at the Church!
We have had a change of plans, SO ignore everything you've heard before now and pay attention right here for all of the CORRECT details :)
We'll be having a Christmas Family Talent Show! Lots of fun Christmas music and talents! Bring a Large Blanket and join us for a night of fun!
If you aren't already part of the program but would like to be involved contact my ASAP!
If you have questions, call me at 801-362-6744

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Lights!

If your next few weeks are anything like mine.... you are BUSY!  Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, decorating,  and lots of parties.  Not a lot of spare time.  I know of one thing you can easily check off of your to-do list. Your Christmas lights on your home.  Plus, your husband won't fall off the roof!  (We do have a lot of steep roofs in our neighborhood.)  We have a friend from our previous ward who owns a Christmas Lighting business!  He does great work at great prices.  He is a great man who is honest and efficient!  He could use all of the referrals he can get in this tough economy!  If you are interested, give him a call.

Andy Lopp 801-427-7332
Christmas Lighting

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Craft Day PICS

Our RS Christmas craft day was a HUGE success!  Lots of fun crafts, new talents learned, lots of laughs, and great cookies!  What more can you ask for!
Here are some pics of the night...
Shari was in charge of food!  We had a Christmas Cookie table to salivate over!
 Valerie headed up Sacrament Quiet Books, and Church coloring books!  Big hit!
 Tiena and her daughter were our wonderful baby holders!  
Sarah and I were VERY thankful for them!  We actually got stuff done!

 Andrea and Eleah taught a Temple Block craft!  They turned out AMAZING!
 Ok, so... Tyra was trying to get out of my crazy blog photos... but I caught her anyway.  
Isn't she a doll!
 Liberti instructed us how to make fabric rings!  So trendy and SO cute!  Nice smile Lori!
 The laughing ring table!
 Shari headed up darling kitchen towels with the days of the week on them!  Super cute!
Thanks to ALL who helped on the committee, do crafts, set up, clean up, and to all who came and participated!  It was a fun night, and we all got to know each other a little better as neighbors and as friends!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Craft Day!

Come make cute Christmas gifts while on a budget! 
Date:  Tuesday, November 9th
Time:  6-9pm
Where: The Church (side rooms)
Food:  Light refreshments will be served
(you may sign up to bring your favorite Christmas cookies and bring recipe if you like)

Sign up sheets for each of these crafts are going around at church.  If you have not been able to sign up for any of these and would like to, email
MONEY is due NOVEMBER 2nd.  (one week before the event!)  Make checks out to those in charge of your craft.  (If you are doing more than one craft and don't want to write a billion checks, write it out to Karen Brothersen.)
Craft Options include:  
1.  Door Wreaths By: Liberti Van Gass
There will be plenty of options for you. 
You can do this Valentines or a Christmas wreath.
You provide two shirts (mens size lg. or bigger) of the same color (whatever color you want the wreath to be) -these are meat to be "re-purposed" shirts so you don't have to go out and buy news ones, if you don't have any at home, hit up DI.

2.  Days of the Week Towels By: Shari Schempp
Please bring 7 white flour sack towels with you to the event!
(Available at Walmart, dollar store, target, etc... 
Iron on decals at the event...

3.  Fabric Rings By:  Brittney McClellan  
Available in a few colors and fabrics! 
 4.  Glass Etching By: Karen Brohersen
You bring your glass item and you etch them at the activity.  Email  with what words you want etched, size, and font style. (example:  Smith, 2 inches tall, block font.)
Some glass ideas are: casserole dishes, mirrors, vases etc...

5. Reverence Quiet Book By: Valarie Ackley
(For Sacrament meeting) Size: 4x6 booklet
13 page pdf, you would print yourself.  Cost is for the booklet, the cover with a picture of the Savior.

6. Quiet Coloring book By: Valarie Ackley
8 1/2 x 11 binder full of gospel centered coloring pages.
Coloring pages are in page protectors intended for reusable coloring.  (dry erase markers can be used.  or you may order DRY ERASE CRAYONS- less mess!)  The crayons are a separate order, for $6.00.

7. Temple Blocks By: Andrea Christensen
$10.00 (estimated)
 I don't have an exact picture, but this will give you an idea at least.
As far as I know.. the shape will be more rectangular.
These are intended for your children's rooms.  (every child is supposed to have a picture of the temple in their room- this is a cute way to do that.)
Call or email Andrea Christensen with questions for this one.
Andrea Christensen
8. Monthly Preparedness Plan (one year worth) By: Karen Brothersen
 In  A binder!
FREE!!!!!  Upon request only!

Hope to see you at this fun event!  And hopefully we can help save some money this Holiday season with these creative Christmas gift ideas!  Spread the word to all of your neighbors!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Neckties for your Tots!

Hello Friends!
I'm just getting the word out that I am making Utah and BYU neckties for little boys! I know most of you are so crafty you could just make your own but... Since we have such srtong supporters from each school (I see those flags waving on game days)...I thought there might be an interest for these. Let your boys show the other babies in nursery who they root for. They make great gifts for the holidays too. I make them pre-tied on an adjustable strap with a hook they can't be pulled off like the clip-ons or zip-up ties. They can be yanked on and drooled on and best of all...washed in the washing machine!
Neighboorhood price- 10.00/each
sizes 4mo-14yrs.
Call me at 801-695-5270
Available in...
U screen printed,
Y screen printed,
Byu & Utah official logo Fabric
Also, If you want ties made for family photos or for the holidays, just bring me the fabric you want them in and I can make them too. I usually only need about a quarter yard per tie.
Call me if you have questions or if you'd like to place an order! or see more options at ...but don't order from the site, if you want any of them just call me and they will be cheaper :)
-Rachel Smith

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Are you missing a set of keys?

I just found a set of keys at the bottom of my purse that don't belong to me or Karl. I have no idea how they got there, whose they are, or how long they have been there. There are keys for a Chevy and a Ford along with a bunch of other keys. If you are missing a set of keys let me know. They could be yours!


Monday, October 18, 2010


#1  Does anyone know of a good place to get flower bulbs???  I need to plant a ton! 
#2  Is anyone interested in doing a Halloween costume swap?  I need something for me (pirate or colonial style).  And I need one for my 1 month old son (warm & cute).

 Let me know!

Friday, October 15, 2010

All About Hair Night

 We had a wonderful turnout to the "All About Hair" night.  
Stephanie Baker below teaching french braids.
 Sarah Granata below teaching a rope braid... (Which was SO easy, even I could do it!)
 Liberti Van Gass teaching sisters how to make hair flowers and broaches! 
I wasn't able to get a pic of Natalie Preece teaching how to cut hair! :(  So sorry about that.
Thank you to all 4 of our instructors!  And a big thank  you to all who came to learn and support our Relief Society!  If you are interested in learning more about any of these classes, or wasn't able to attend, make a comment below.

Monday, October 11, 2010

RS meeting (It's All About Hair)

This Tuesday is our monthly Relief Society Meeting. (tomorrow)
7-9pm.   At the church.

The theme is "ALL ABOUT HAIR"

There will be 3 classes available:
1. How to do girls hair:  by Sarah Granata & Stephanie Baker
    7pm in the RS room.  Bring your little girls with you!!!
2. Hair Cutting 101: By Natalie Preece
    8pm in the RS room.
3.  Flower making: By Liberti Van Gass.
       7-9pm.  in the primary room.  If you would like to bring scrap material or $3 to make your own.  If you have a glue gun, bring it!  Otherwise, contact Liberti for details. 
There will be light refreshments served.
Come and have fun with all of these talented sisters!  SPREAD THE WORD!


Primary Children's Hospital Donations

Hi, ladies!

I wanted to let you know that the cute baskets from our Six 'S' Night were delivered to Primary Children's Hospital a few weeks ago. We ended up with tons of fun supplies to fill these baskets, so besides the two that we put together that night, I was able to fill another huge basket with all of the crayons, markers, stickers, coloring books, etc. that all of you lovely ladies were so kind to donate.

I had my kids help put the last basket together, and our family went together for family night to drop off the baskets at the hospital. It was awesome to be able to involve my kids in that, and it was extra meaningful to me because I had stayed at Primary Children's for about a week when I was five years old. It was really cool to go back there again (even though so much has changed)!

The people at Primary Children's were very grateful for the donations, and I didn't fill out their form to receive a thank-you card, but I wanted to let you know that they were so happy to get the supplies and I know there are lots of little children there who will really appreciate them as well. Thanks again to all of you for your generosity - I loved being able to be a part of that project.

Have a wonderful week!

~Emily Lyman

Friday, September 24, 2010

email account hacked

Today I discovered through a coworker that emails were sent out using my email contact list claiming that I am stranded in London and need money. I did not send those emails and who ever hacked into my account deleted my contact list and any sent/recieved emails I had so that I couldnt contact anyone to warn people this was happening. I am very sorry to any one who got one of those emails. I am sorry if any of you suffer any problems as a result of whoever hacked my account. I hope that there will not be any one else who has a problem from that email scam. I have changed all my passwords to try to prevent it from happening again, but have lost all my contact info to send appologies to everyone in my contct list. I asked Lonnie Cluff to send out a email telling everyone not to open those emails and to delete them so that those of you who didnt already open them could delete them before you open them. I am so very sorry for this mess and send my appologies to everyone who got one of those emails. Thanks-Teri Brimhall

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Here are the pics from our fun RS Meeting last night!  
What a BIG success it was!  
We were able to help out  4 different organizations in the community and have fun doing it!!! 
These ladies were working on quilts for the Saratoga Police Department.  
(They can keep the quilts in the back of their police cars and distribute as needed.)
These quilts turned out SO cute!  Good work ladies!
Below:  These ladies were having fun putting together a bunch of school/crafty supplies for the Primary Children's Hospital.  We got A LOT of donations for this!  Thank you everyone!
Below:  These ladies were making little tiny hair bows for the newborn baby girls at the AF Hospital.
They did a FANTASTIC job!  And they made TONS!!!
Below:  Is the CRAZY group!  
They were working on 1st Aid Kits for the Womens-Childrens Center for Abuse.
Thanks to everyone who donated the items needed for this!  We were able to reach our goal of 15 kits, and we even had a bunch of extra supplies to donate to them!
 I asked this group to smile, and within one second, they were all posing and smiling at me! 
They had so much fun with the "smiling pose", they wanted to do a "silly face" pic.  
So here you go!
THANK YOU so much to all who donated items, served on the committee, helped set up/clean up, made food, and came to help make the night a success!  I think this is one of my favorite events!   Hope you all had fun!

missing shoe?

Hey everyone, last night when I got home I had a donation on my front parking. I am posting this so that anyone whose child lost a small sandal can come and claim it. It is in front of my house @ 1279 Meadow Run. So if your child is missing one brown sandal (could be either a boys or a girls), please come and claim it. Hope you all have a great day. Thanks.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

R.S. "6 S NIGHT"

Hey Ladies,
We are having our second annual 6 S Night!   :)
(Soup, Salad, and Sweets, with Sisters in Sweats doing Service!)
Tuesday, September, 14th  7-9 PM
At the church.
We are doing 4 service projects that night.
1.  First-Aid Kits for the Womens and Childrens Center for Abuse.
2.  Donations of supplies to the Primary Childrens Hospital.
3.  Making quilts for our Saratoga Police Dept. to give out as needed.
4.  Tying small bows for the American Fork Hospital newborn girls.

Here are the things we need to make the event a success....
For 1st-Aid Kits:
Band-Aids of all sizes, Antibiotic ointment for dressing wounds (Neosporin), Gauze pads, Iodine/Alcohol or similar prep pads, Butterfly bandages, Adhesive tape (1/2 inch and 1 inch wide rolls), Pain relievers to reduce swelling & relieve pain (Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Children's pain reliever), Two pairs of disposable gloves, Scissors.
(We are striving to make 15 kits that night.)

Kids Supplies for PCH:
stickers, bubbles, crayons, colored pencils, glue, “washable Crayola markers”, or coloring books (for toddlers and preschoolers)
If you signed up at church to bring:  Soup, Salad, or Sweets... Don't forget to bring your recipe to share!
If you are able to bring any of these items, please comment below what you can bring or email  

Please spread the word to all of your neighbors!  It is going to be a lot of fun!
If you can't bring anything... JUST COME!  We will need the help putting it all together and socializing!  Hope to see you all there!

Any questions: Call Karen Brothersen 801-404-4716

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Croquet and Tea Anyone?

I'm wondering if anybody out there has a croquet set I could borrow for a party? I could also use a teapot if anyone has one.

Just comment on here, call/text me at 801-319-8535, or e-mail me at


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cooking Group & VEGGIES!!

I have ZUCCHINI and CHERRY TOMATOES first come, first serve - call me if you are interested (801)362-6744

I'm starting a COOKING GROUP! It will be lots of fun!
We'll have our first one this week!
at my house (1257 Meadow Run)
The THEME is "On the Grill" - I'll be demonstrating a fun food on the grill!

**Bring your favorite grill food along with the recipe to share with everyone ( you don't have to make a ton, the idea is that everyone gets a taste) --you can either grill it before you come or we'll have the grill going here if you would rather do it here!

Come have fun, learn new recipes, eat and enjoy getting to know some of the ladies in the neighborhood!

Tell your friends and neighbors!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Preschool Opening

My daughter Aftyn attended Jenny Pettibone's in-home preschool last year and loved it! Jenny has informed me she has an opening in her afternoon class. She lives up at the top of our neighborhood on Valley View Drive. The class will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and the cost is $85.00 a month. Your child must be 4 years old already to attend. Call her if you're interested: 801-367-3840 or know someone who might be!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family MOIVE Night!


8:00 PM
The Park on Pondside

Don't forget your blankets/chairs and some Bug Spray!!!

See you all there!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wedding Hair

Kaylee (5years) is going to be a flower girl in her aunts wedding in a couple of weeks (aug. 26th).  I am wondering if there is anyone out there that can teach me how to do her hair!!!!!  She is going to be wearing a flower halo.  HELP!!!!!! I will pay for your time and lesson! Email me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Relief Society Meeting!

Relief Society Meeting Night
THIS Tuesday, August, 10th. 
At the church
Refreshments will be served! 

We are doing 3 mini classes.
1. Basic Sewing Class (7pm) Taught by Valerie Dunn.  We will learn basics such as: buttons, hemming, and basic repair.  Valerie said that sisters may bring clothes that need    repair, and she will fix them, or teach you how to.
2. Quilting class:  (8pm) Taught by: Cheryl Wallin  -   She will teach about quilting, and work on baby quilts.  (There is a sample in the RS room for display, and it is VERY cute!) If you are interested in attending her class, please email her so she can give you instructions.... Cheryl Wallin
3. Intermediate Sewing: (7pm) taught by: Debbie Thue      She will teach how to sew Curtains and home d├ęcor.

4. Stake canner will be available from 7-9pm.  You have the option of bringing your own cans, lids, and food to fill them. 
Or you can email me back and I will go get your cans and lids for you.
Cans are .80 cents.
Lids are .21 cents.  Total for one set= $1.01  I will get them FOR you before the RS night, and bring them that night.  Just email me and specify how many cans and lids you want.Your money will be due TODAY. (Aug. 8th)   I am hoping this will make it easier for you to do some canning.  Bring your flour, sugar, etc... and I will worry about the rest.  Hope that helps.

Hope you can come to a class or two, if not, just COME to socialize!

Any questions, call or email!
Karen Brothersen

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yard Sale!

The Stransky's are having a YaRd SaLe this Saturday.   
They live at 1233 Meadow Run.
They will be selling a few  Thomas Kinkade paintings if you are interested too! 
Go and support your fun neighbors and spread the word!

It Really is a Pond!

When I tell people in the neighborhood that I live across the street from the pond I often get blank stares. Yesterday, however, Pondside Park proved that yes indeed it really is a pond!
Aren't you glad we didn't have to have our ward breakfast there yesterday? Thank you Pondside Park for doing your job as the retention pond you are and protecting our houses from the all that rain. :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010



I loved this video from the Church, I thought some of you might enjoy it too.

  Click on the Top link.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pioneer Celebration!

Join us for a SUPER YUMMY Neighborhood Breakfast!

*This Saturday JULY 24th!

*9:00 AM

*The Park on Pondside & Meadow Crest Way!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pics of the Pampered Pretty RS activity!

What a fun night this was!
The decorations turned out AMAZING!  Twinkle lights, Chinese balls, purses, shoes, make up, pink & purple etc.... Below:  Minola Jacobsen taught the "Pampered Bath" class.  She taught about essential oils and how to use them.  We gave out calming bath salts!  Great job!
Below: Anna Estrada taught the "Pampered Skin" class.  How to care for our skin and the importance's of it.  What a great presentation!
Below:  Shelisa Hill taught our "Pampered Nails" class.  We got to paint nails and learn some basic tips on nail care.  What a great teacher!
Below: Robyn Hobbs taught our "Pampered Muscles" class.  She  taught a very useful class on proper stretching techniques and that was a big hit!
Juanelle Shelton was in charge of the incredible decorations for the event!  Job WELL done by her and her family!  It was WAY more than I could have asked for!
We had a CHOCOLATE fountain and  cheese fondue for the refreshments!  Pampering our tummies was a fun part!  Below:  Elaine Gengler stirring our cheese fondue! 
Karen Brothersen and Julia Fortune the planners.  
(Andrea Christensen helped plan too, just not in the pic)
We wrapped up the night with a "Pampered Spirit" by: Karen Brothersen.
The ways we can pamper our spirit, and take a "time-out" to recharge and pamper yourself.
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE who helped plan, prepare, clean up & to ALL those that came!  It was a fun night.  We hope you enjoyed it.  But mostly, we hope you felt PAMPERED PRETTY and felt like the beautiful princesses that you are!   

Monday, July 12, 2010

Relief Socity Meeting- PAMPERED PRETTY

Pampered Pretty
Date:  Tuesday, July 13th
Time:  7-9pm
Where:  Church
Who:  ALL ladies in our neighborhood and YW 
What:  Pampered night you won't want to miss
Food: Light refreshments and a CHOCOLATE Fountain!!!!
Free gifts too!
Babysitting upon request!
Contact Karen Brothersen with questions: 801-404-4716

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Boys Size 2T-3T Jacket

I am looking for a boys WARM winter coat to go camping.  I am having a hard time finding one.  I will pay for it or if I borrow it, I will pay a rental fee!  :)  It needs to be a size 2T or 3T to fit my little man.  Call or leave a comment if you have one!  Thanks!  Karen B. 801-404-4716

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Community Clothing Exchange

July 16th Clothing Collection 9am-7pm
July 17th Clothing Exchange 10am-2pm

Place:  Saratoga Stake Center
587 S. Saratoga Springs Rd.
Saratoga Springs, Ut.

Sponsored by:
Saratoga Springs Stake

Donated clothing must be in good, wearable condition (gently worn) and must be clean.
We request that clothing be marked with the size and gender, i.e. Girls size 8
It is a great time to go through your closets!
IT IS NOT necessary to donate clothing in order to "SHOP".
Questions call:  Valerie 801-766-4181 or Linda 801-766-8539

Monday, June 28, 2010

a big thanks

i have to say thank you to a lady in the neighborhood. i came home friday, completely drained from the week and knowing i had a weekend of yard work ahead of me (one of the first weekends i have been able to actually set a side for house and yard work this summer). i pulled into my driveway and found this person down on hands and knees pulling my weeds out of my flower bed. she wanted to be done and gone before i got home, but for once i got home early. i have fallen really far behind on keeping the weeds out and they have taken over. i am very grateful for this persons help and she will never know how much i appreciate her time and effort. i did not ask for help and am not happy about my yard looking so badly. i have to say that with all my husband and i have to do and all that we have been through, that this ward and neighborhood is the best group of people anyone could ever have the privledge of knowing. there are so many people who have gone the extra mile to help others. i just wanted to say thanks again for the help and for all the effort and time that meant much more than just having some weeds gone. i was reminded once again, that people care about one another. something that i think gets lost in day to day life. i hope one day i can repay this person and/or her family for her kindness.

Baby Jars Needed

For the Relief Society Pampering party we
need baby food jars so we can fill them with
aromatherapy bath salts you can take home for your
relaxation. Please spread the word to give them to me
or Karen ASAP. Thanks so much!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I've got some fresh-from-the-garden veggies coming out my ears! :)

If you're interested, give me a call.

Right now I have, Turnips, Lettuce (Red & Green) and fresh Dill & Parsley.

there will be more to come :)

Liberti 801-362-6744

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

workout - UPDATE!

We will NO LONGER be meeting at the High School Track on Wednesdays.

Contact me if you have any questions about the Exercise Group!


Monday, June 7, 2010


Tomorrow, is our monthly Relief Society Meeting night!!!!!

Tuesday, June 8th
In the Relief Society Room
3 classes will be taught!

1. Nutrition/Exercise by: Colleen Butterfield (7pm)
2. Essential Oils by: Minola Jacobsen (7:30pm)
3. Fathers Day Card Making by: Andrea Christensen (8pm) - $1 per card   (Laurels are invited to make cards too!)

Hope to see you ALL there!  It will be a fun night of learning and socializing!
Refreshments will be served.
Babysitting will be available upon request.

Spread the word to ALL of your neighbors!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


We are starting an EXERCISE CLASS!

It will be MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY mornings at 5:30 AM

MONDAYS and FRIDAYS we'll meet at the Church GYM, WEDNESDAYS we'll meet at the HIGH SCHOOL TRACK!

We will begin MONDAY, JUNE 7th at 5:30 AM at the Church GYM --Bring an Exercise Ball and a Yoga Mat if you have one.

Spread the word! The more the merrier!!

Let me know if you are planning to attend!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Saturday Happenings!

There is not ONE but TWO AWESOME events happening on Saturday!

Join us for the Yard/Boutique/Bake SALE, to support the Totally Deserving POULTON FAMILY!

I've seen the stuff, there is TONS of it and so many great things -- the Boutique items are all brand new and most are marked as low as 1/3 of retail value!

**8:00 AM --Get there early for the BEST selection! :)

**Behind SMITHS in Saratoga, in the Police Station parking lot!

, enjoy your afternoon with an escape to the tropics (OK, it's not going to be THAT good, but I PROMISE it WILL be GREAT!


**2:30 pm

**South Parking Lot of the Chapel

Monday, May 10, 2010


Hey Ladies...
Just a quick reminder... Tomorrow, May 11th is going to be our first monthly RS night.
We are going to have mini classes at the church.

Class 1: Marriage Class taught by Tiena Cowden 7pm (with topics picked by our Bishop)

Class 2: Wood Craft taught by Andrea Christensen 8pm,  You can do both if you wanted to go to the first class too. (But open the whole time) (call andrea for questions!)

Option 3: Canner will be available at your own leisure from 7-9pm!  Bring your food (sugar, wheat etc...) whatever you need to can...  Don't forget a can with a lid, and come seal them with the stake canner.  We will have that available only every 3rd month.

We are hoping to keep things simple!  All of us ladies have busy lives!  So the plan is, to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for these mini classes.  If  you have ideas for classes or are willing to teach something, email Karen Brothersen at
Hopefully the classes will cover a wide variety of interests and needs each month.

Hope to see you ALL there for one thing or another! (or all 3)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Support a GREAT Cause!

**On May 22nd there will be a Charity Garage Sale Fundraiser to Support the Poulton Family as Gavin waits for a Liver Transplant**
As part of this event we are organizing a Boutique/Bake Sale & Silent Auction to be a part of the Fundraiser.
We are looking for Boutique quality items to be donated, this could include anything from homemade bread to home decor & baby items -the possibilities are endless, we just ask that they be New.

We are also looking for goods and services to be donated to the Silent Auction. This could be Professional Services or Larger Items.

*100% of the profits will go to the Poulton Family*

If you are interested in donating or have questions please contact Liberti (801)362- 6744


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Trouble Posting?

I've heard from a couple of people that they are not able to post anything on here. If your name is in the "Who's Here" section, you should be able to post. Make sure you are signed in (upper right corner). Once you are signed in there should be a link in the upper right corner of the screen that says "New Post." Click on that to make a post.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Book Club!

Hey, ladies!

I'm going to be starting a book club and wanted to start getting an idea of who would be interested so we could figure out what days are good and such. I LOVE to read and I know I'm not the only one, so if anyone is interested please leave a comment on here.

Please spread the word! I know a lot of ladies in the neighborhood don't look at the blog, so share the news with your friends. Since it isn't church sponsored, it can't be announced in church, so the only way to spread the word is this little blog and word of mouth. So please let all your neighbors and friends know so we don't miss anyone who might be interested.

To contact me either leave a comment, call me at 319-8535, or e-mail me at

I'm excited to get started, so let's get the word out quickly!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

D.I. Run

I am sorting through ALL of the toys in our house.
I was wondering if anyone is going to do a D. I. Run?
We could combine our loads.
Email or post a comment if you are.
Karen B.

What To Do With All That Wheat!

The Relief Society is having a cooking class on wheat.
Thursday, March 4th
At Rachel Smith's house
(next door to the Brothersen's)
Nursery will be provided.

Rachel said, "I will demo how to make things with basic food storage that kids will eat if they have to, a great wheat bread recipe, homemade wheat thins and graham crackers, and wheat gluten and bulgar recipes that helped me not feel so helpless over having wheat and not knowing what I would ever use it for in case of an emergency where I had to use it."

Any questions, call Karen 801-404-4716

Friday, February 12, 2010

Free Baby Boy Clothes

I have 3 giant boxes of baby boy clothes that I am looking to give away. All of the clothes were purchased brand-new for my son and are in very good condition. The sizes I have available are 9 months (summer), 12 months (winter) and 18 months (mostly winter). There are shirts, pants and pjs in each size. Let me know if you are interested!

or call me Cara Lockard 801-331-8304

Monday, February 8, 2010

Police Dept. Happenings

Thurs. Feb. 11th is the Police Department Open House from 10am to noon.
It is located at 1307 N. Commerce Dr. Suite 120. Come check out the new police department and take a tour.

The Victim Advocate department is also currently looking for volunteers. They have a variety of opportunities from, filling out paperwork, consulting with Victims, advertising, attending court hearings, and answering phones. No experience is necessary. You may even work from home. Call Nadya, Victim Advocate, at 801-766-6503 ext. 133 for more information.

Have you ever wanted to jump into a frozen lake?
Sure you have!!!
The Polar Plunge is February 20th. at the Pelican Marina.
The ice was 17" thick at the last check. A hole in going to be cut for access into the cold water.
There is going to be food, fun, music, and best of all it benefits a great cause.
It costs $25.00 to "plunge"
Registration begins at 9:00 am. the plunge begins at 10:00am
All the proceeds go to the Special Olympics.
Log on to click on Saratoga Springs link. You can register online.
Call Sgt. Kerry Cole 801-404-1846 at the Saratoga Springs Police Department with any questions.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Cooking Class

Hey there ladies...
We will be doing a cooking class every other month.
I am going to spearhead this class.
But if any of you have special cooking talents, PLEASE let me know. You can teach a class or two!
Since Feb. is the month of Valentines, love, and CHOCOLATE:
We are going to do a class ALL about chocolate!
I will do demos on how to properly melt chocolate, decorate with, and how to create chocolate molds.And of course there will be taste testing!
It will be Tuesday, FEB. 2nd.
7pm At My house!
588 Meadow Crest Way.
Please email me back if you can make it.
I would like a rough estimate of those coming.
Karen Brothersen
Spread the word!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

72 Hour Kits

We had a lot of fun at our Relief Society Activity! We made a total of 84 "72 Hour Kits". A big job, but we had a lot of laughs in the process. Trying to squeeze 3 days worth of meals in a #10 can is no easy task! Here are the pics from that night!