Summer is here, which means Girls Camp is right around the corner! I’m sure some of us are in full blown planning (aka panic) mode. Am I right?! Have no fear, I am here to ease some stress for you.
Does your ward do pillow treats, or tuck-in treats? The idea is to give each girl a little treat on her pillow or sleeping bag before bed. With all of you in mind, I have created these super fun Pillow Treat Printable Tags. These colorfully retro tags can be used as pillow treats, or can be used to give out during devotionals. They also can work great as secret sister gifts. There are 24 different tags to choose from and include a variety of options for treats, including some healthier options. I also love that some of the quotes are fun, and others are more spiritual in nature. You can choose to buy the tags individually, or choose one of the packages for BIG savings. I have even created an Ultimate Bundled Kit that includes all 24 tags at a super discounted price! The bundled package works perfect for Stake Leaders! No matter what you are looking for I have just what you are looking for! And you are in luck, because I am offering all you readers a free pillow treatprintable tag with the purchase of 3! Just use coupon code SDFREE at checkout.
Want to win some of these beauties? I have a GIVEAWAY going on over on my SageWood Ave. FB page, as well as Instagram @sagewood_ave_designs. Check it out for a chance to win the girls camp Ultimate Bundled Kit!
All of us deal with adversity. Often we struggle to understand why a loving Heavenly Father would cause us such grief and why his timing is often so unfortunate. Teaching youth and adults the benefits of adversity can really help strengthen their testimonies and teach them to see the good in the struggle. I use this simple object lesson to help my classes understand the purposes of adversity in our daily life.
For a few more perfectly-simple adversity object lessons, check out the links below…
Cranial Hiccups uses a delicious and bitter chocolate analogy to teach about adversity here.
The Hills House narrows in on how the Holy Ghost can help us manage adversity with her great soda can analogy. She also includes this fabulous FREE printable.
Hello friends! With the end of school drawing near and Girls Camp activities in full swing, there’s no time to think of weekly activity plans or what the rest of the summer will bring.But once the sleeping bags and camp necklaces are put away for the year, the long weeks of summer are the perfect time to get our girls focused on earning their Young Women medallion and refocusing their commitment to Personal Progress. I’m excited to share with you the Personal Progress Planner cards. Two cute coordinating designs that will help you set a plan with your girls as they work on specific goals and make working on Personal Progress fun.
Each card works for any goal, simply circle the YW value and the goal number, value project, or personalized experience. There’s a few lines for jotting down a plan, choosing a finish date and a place for them to sign their name. (There’s something about signing your name that makes you more committed don’t you think?) All you have to do as a leader is print off a stack and grab a cute magnet or some washi tape so you can encourage the girls to hang them up as a reminder of their plan.
I think it’s sometimes difficult for our youth to be excited about and moving forward on Personal Progress goals when they’re busy with school and life, but I loved the stories and quotes shared in Five Reasons to Love Personal Progress (available on the Church’s website).
After reading the article, I wanted to dig out my own Personal Progress book and get going. Sister Dalton was right when she said, “…this is what Personal Progress is really all about – being focused on good things, becoming a better person, feeling the Spirit, and being happy!”
Covering the points from the article and sharing the testimonies and experiences of the General auxiliary leaders and girls would be a perfect start to a mutual night focused on Personal Progress goals. Now all you need are some snacks or a fun dessert, and you’re ready to start planning!
Marissa is a momma by day and brander/graphic designer for small businesses by night…and nap time. This sunshine-loving Arizona girl finds herself calling Idaho home and loves being outside with her husband and 2 little ones as we explore the great outdoors and rack up steps on the Fitbit walking the neighborhood. You can find some of her favorite things – chatting branding and design for bloggers and small businesses, and a bunch of free printables for Young Women, home, and more here.
A new client I connected with this past year wanted this scripture found in Mark 5:36 hand-lettered to display her 2016 family motto. I don’t very often have time to work on these types of custom projects, but it was right in between the Christmas holidays and I had a daughter out on a mission at the time of this request. I decided this would greatly benefit her and those families she was teachings as well.
It’s seems like our world is getting exponentially uncertain. And we hear rumblings of so many things that well up fear in our hearts. I know we have reason to be concerned and should have righteous causes in our lives that help us take action against those things seeking to destroy the good all around us. But I also believe there are many reasons to feel confident, full of joy and abundantly happy during our present day.
I love President Hinckley and the legacy he left behind. Who doesn’t really? His voice didn’t cause me to feel fear stricken. He only kindled the fire of hope in every message from the pulpit. Fear can be paralyzing for our actions at times. Maya Angelou once said, “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay.” Well I invite love and faith to stay, and my belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ will dissipate all fear.
“Be not afraid, only believe” signed prints are available HERE. This listing is received as a physical 8-1/2X11″ print that will be mailed to you. It can also be custom ordered in larger sizes up to a 16X20″.
This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her blog at www.aimeeferre.com.