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 karenbrothersen@gmail.com.
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 karenbrothersen@gmail.com  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 closure...so 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 http://trendytikes.etsy.com ...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! karenbrothersen@gmail.com

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