Monthly Archives: February 2016

Wizard of Oz – ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ Free Printables

Last year, our YW leaders did the most amazing YW in Excellence centered on the Wizard of Oz theme, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’. This past weekend, I overheard some YW leaders discussing their new camp theme ‘There’s No Place Like Camp’ and realized how fun this theme could be for virtually any YW activity.

It seems like Pinterest agrees. One quick search this morning and I found hundreds of ideas.

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Today, I thought I’d share a few of the fun printables I created to go along with the theme. You can use them to decorate your girls camp, jazz up your refreshment table at YW in Excellence or liven up your next New Beginnings. The possibilities are endless.

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MeckMom Wizard of Oz Cupcake Toppers

These printables are FREE to Sugardoodle Blog followers. However, they will expire in just seven short days (thru March 7th)! After that, they will be moved to the Sugardoodle Shop (along with their accompanying posters and invitations).  So go ahead, grab these awesome freebies while you can.

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MeckMom Wizard of Oz Decoration Set

Link to: There’s No Place Like Home Cupcake Toppers
Link to: There’s No Place Like Home Pennant Banner
Link to: There’s No Place Like Home Water Bottle Wraps
Link to: There’s No Place Like Home YW Value Tents

MeckMom HeadshotThis guest post was submitted by Maria Eckersley. Maria is a stay-at-home mom of six by day and a sleep-deprived graphic designer by night. You can find more of her ideas and printables on her new site or in her Etsy shop .

I am a Daughter of my Heavenly Father

I am a daughter of my heavenly father quoteSometimes it’s easy to recite the yw theme in a group at church  without fully thinking about or understanding the  connection we each have personally with our Heavenly Father. I am a Daughter of my Heavenly Father and now even at 55 years old, I find peace in knowing that he knows me personally with all of my imperfections, my struggles, my joys. He knows my heart and He loves me… just as He loves each one of you. This is a quote I made to remind me that I am His daughter. You can find it here.

Take care, Brenda


Looking for fun ways for your family to honor the Sabbath? Try our Scripture Gumball Challenge. It’s fun and super easy.

In advance, grab some gumballs and a clear container. On Sunday, invite your family to join you for the Scripture Gumball Challenge. Go to Sugardoodle’s Book of Mormon online resource, you can find it on the homepage of Sugardoodle OR link here…


Once on the site, choose “People” from the side menu bar. Scroll down through the list of people and take turns having family members choose a person to share facts about.  For every two people that your family can give facts on, put a gumball in your container.

Start out with people all of you recognize, then progress onto people who you don’t know as well.  The more you learn about the unfamiliar people in the Book of Mormon the more challenging it becomes. You can check to see if your facts are correct by simply clicking on and then reading about each person.   When you have 30 GUMBALLS you get to have a fun family activity!

Remember…Studying the scriptures together can be a BALL!




Book of Mormon bookmark/tracker

6a00e54ece46d1883301b8d1a24b52970c-800wiThis year at church we are all studying the Book of Mormon.  Allison Kimball has made your life a bit easier by creating a tri-fold bookmark that breaks down the reading assignments throughout the year.  How cool is that?

Check it out and get your own copy ———>  HERE.




St. Patrick’s Day Post Roundup

One of the goals of the new Sugardoodle blog is to highlight other LDS bloggers who are posting fantastic ideas, printables and recipes. This week I’m itching to pack up my Valentine decor and get my home in the St. Patty’s spirit. Here are three great posts from a few of the bloggers in our Sugardoodle Creative Network – all designed to help you get your green on!

Shamrock Shutters from

Shamrock Shutters

Leprechaun Cookie Bars & Printable from


Free Printable Lunch Bag Tutorial from


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MeckMom HeadshotThis guest post was submitted by Maria Eckersley. Maria is a stay-at-home mom of six by day and a sleep-deprived graphic designer by night. You can find more of her ideas and printables on her new site or in her Etsy shop .