Monthly Archives: December 2016

January Come Follow Me – Why is Jesus Christ important in my life? – FREE printable

Hi friends,
I wanted to share with you this BEAUTIFUL printable that I have created for the January Come Follow Me lesson, “Why is Jesus Christ important in my life?”. I made this printable last year, but decided to update it will the testimonies from 2016 October General Conference.  And decided to give it to all of you for FREE! Download it here.
Out of all of the printables that I have created for the Come Follow Me curriculum, this printable had the strongest spiritual impact on me personally.  It has been so humbling to read the simple but profound testimonies of the leaders of His church.  It has brought a sense of purpose, direction and peace in my life as I have read and re-read these testimonies, and I hope you and the young women you teach can have a similar experience.

January Come Follow Me - FREE printableDownload this 8×10 printable here
Also, make sure to check out the coordinating printables here.

Melanie B.SageWood Ave. Designs


#LIGHTtheWORLD featured bloggers

This Christmas season, we have had the opportunity to participate in the #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign.  There have been so many wonderful contributors that have shared their talents and ideas.  We have chosen to highlight three extremely creative bloggers who have featured some exceptional ideas showing us how we too can #LIGHTtheWORLD.

Making Life Blissful“Finding the sunshine in the clouds of life with fun ideas, meaningful moments, and believing in miracles.”

Lisa shares simple ways to show kindness during the holiday season using Pink Cake Plate’s  “Dinner on your doorstep” printables.  They are the perfect companion to all of those holiday treats you give neighbors, friends and family. 

SugarBee Crafts – “Mandy Beyeler is a Craft and DIY Blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY – she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the rural Kansas City Area, where they are self-building their own home. She has been blogging for 7 years and looks forward to sharing the love of creativity.”

Mandy chose to feature one of my favorite ideas from Polka Dot Poplars.  I especially love their print that says, “Brown paper packages tied up with strings, O’ You are one of His favorite things.”  A great tag for most any gift!  Check out Mandy’s post to see how she added to their ideas.

LDS Parenting – “A place for LDS Parents to gather together and encourage and uplift each other as we rise to our callings as parents in these Latter Days. Articles, crafts, ideas, diy, recipes and so much more. Come join us and uplift and encourage!”

Jaelle details how to make “Christmas in a Box” from Brightly Street come to life.  She provides everything you’ll need to know and ideas on how you can use this as a gift idea.

ASK – Acquire Spiritual Knowledge – 2017 LDS Mutual Theme

2017 LDS Mutual Theme

Hi friends,
I wanted to share with you this AWESOME printable kit that can help with introducing the 2017 LDS Mutual theme.  The theme this year comes from James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

I believe this theme is TRULY so inspired! There are so many different aspects of this profound and simple message.  As I thought about what to design to go along with this theme, the quote from Sister Julie B. Beck kept coming to mind, “The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.” I absolutely LOVE this quote, and think that it ties in PERFECTLY with the theme for this year. I decided to create this kit based on this quote, tying in the acronym, “ASK = Acquire Spiritual Knowledge,” and using a light bulb to represent knowledge.

The miracle of technology has absolutely changed the way we ask questions, and how we receive answers.  Most of the time, if we have a question, the answer can be easily found at our fingertips via the internet.  But spiritual questions cannot be asked or found answered the same manner.  These questions have to be asked in faith, and received by personal revelation.

You can use the theme of “ASK – Acquire Spiritual Knowledge” in SO many ways.  I like the idea of introducing the theme at the beginning of the year, and then enforcing the theme throughout the year with special firesides or 5th Sunday Lessons.  This way, you can focus on and highlight different aspects of Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge. (Prayer, Faith, Scripture Study, Temple Attendance, journaling to name a few). I created a few printables quotes that coordinate perfectly and can be used throughout the year as handouts, or can be used as decoration in your YW rooms.

“Pray, He is there. Speak, He is listening.” – I LOVE this line from “A Child’s Prayer” and  has been a great source of comfort during so many different times in my life.  I think this quote PERFECTLY embodies what it means to Ask of God, Ask in Faith.

“Believe, Nothing Wavering” – This quote comes from the second verse of the theme for the year, and it has profound meaning in so few words.

“Fourth Floor, Last Door” –  I think this was my FAVORITE quote from last General Conference!  It comes from Elder Uchtdorf’s talk from Women’s Session.  This quote hit home for me, and knew that I needed to have this quote included in this kit.

Each of us has either had very personal experiences with these quotes, or know someone who does.  Our youth NEED to hear these experiences.  Where appropriate, SHARE them!  Invite others to share them with your youth!  I believe the more that our youth hear DIFFERENT ways that others have Acquired Spritual Knowledge and subsequently how they have received personal revelation, the more they will be able to recognize how the spirit speaks to them in their own lives.

Along with the quotes, this kit comes with LOADS of additional coordinating printables to help enforce the theme including a Banner, YW Values Posters, YW Theme Poster, Gift Tags, Refreshment Toppers, Food Tent Labels, Treat Bag Toppers and SO MUCH MORE!  You can find this printable kit here.

I have LOVED creating this kit for you, and hope that it helps inspire you to ASK – Acquire Spiritual Knowledge.

Melanie B
SageWood Ave. Designs





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2017 LDS YW New Beginnings Printables

2017 LDS YW New Beginnings Printables
Hi friends,
Today I wanted to show you a few ways to use our ADORABLE Young Women Printables!  These printables can be used in SO many ways! You can find all of our printables here in our Etsy Shop.

2017 LDS YW New BeginningsI absolutely LOVE the theme for this year, and know that it truly is inspired!  This Main Theme Poster is PERFECT to display to help set the tone for your event.  The best part of this poster is that it is available to download for FREE here.


YW2017-Pic3I LOVE this scripture and design!  This sign comes in lots of convenient sizes, so you can have it large, or shrink it down for handouts to give to the young women!


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2017 LDS YW New Beginnings

2017 LDS YW New BeginningsAll of these printables are the PERFECT way to carry and tie in this theme throughout your event, and your Young Women will LOVE them!

Melanie B.
SageWood Ave. Designs

Help #LIGHTtheWORLD with Service Stars

December 1st is the official worldwide day of service. To kick things off, I thought I’d share my simple solution for encouraging service at home. I call them service stars. They’re quick, easy and pretty darn adorable. 🙂

MeckMom Service Star DIY for #LIGHTtheWORLD

MeckMom Service Star DIY for #LIGHTtheWORLD

I’ve never been much of an advent girl. We have three birthdays and a ton of family/school events throughout the month of December so I inevitably fall behind on any daily plan. I designed these service stars to help my family remember to #LIGHTtheWORLD this month without the pressure of daily projects. Watch the video below for all the details.


To make them, you’ll just need some paper, scissors and a hot glue gun. You can find the cute, little free fortune strip printable here on Sugardoodle by clicking here. This 5-min instruction video will give you all the tips and tricks to making your own set.


To watch the beautiful video and service campaign that inspired these free kits hop on over to and get involved! To find out more about the 3 service-inspired kits featured here on Sugardoodle just click the pics below. Merry Christmas!

free printable from Brightly Street

free printable service kit