Sunday, February 28, 2010

Relief Society - An Enduring Legacy

Relief Society Commemoration Video
This Video marks the anniversary of the organization of the Relief Society in March 17, 1842. You can also download this video.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Leaders in the Utah Salt Lake City Area, Utah North Area, and...........

selected stakes in the Utah South Area:Area Seventies, Stake and District Presidents,Bishops and Branch Presidents

Leadership Training workshops will be held the week before April General Conference - read more about it:
2010 Auxiliary Leadership Training
Young Women
Young Men
Relief Society
Sunday School
Check your schedule for training and workshop here

The Vintage Inspired Styles are back!

Don't you think it would be super flattering and feminine for the next summer? 


Our kids can be organized with this handy portfolio

Construction paper in assorted colors
Craft knife
Large folder envelope
Tacky glue (we used Aleene’s Original)
1/2"-wide ribbon
Place hands on colored paper and trace them with pencil. Repeat with different colored papers.
Cut them out and glue to envelope.
Cut two small openings on the top of the envelope.
Slide ribbon through slits to create closing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cute 2010 Primary Calendar!

I was so jealous because Fernanda Koppe, of Brazil, in her blog posted a cute 2010 Primary Calendar for Brazilian Primary leadership. Guess what? She made one in English!!!!!!Wow! Claps and many thanks to Fernanda.
Let's enjoy this!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Everywhere I Go: A Song Of Courage

By MopSop

LDS composer Sally DeFord has written a song in support of the 2010 Youth theme, entitled “Everywhere I Go[download free sheet music]. The song was recorded by Welsh baritone James Loynes, and is found on his beautiful new CD “How Can I Keep From Singing?” Enjoy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

An invitation to April Conference

The First Presidency sent letter on Feb 3 inviting members of the Church  to attend  The 180th General Conference em April 3 and 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What does that mean?

Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saint's day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer and Saint John festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. These festivities, which were introduced in the country by the Portuguese during the colonial period (1500-1822), are most associated with Northeastern Brazil, but today celebrated in the whole country. It's mainly celebrated on the following days of the Catholic feast of Saint Anthony, John the Baptist and Saint Peter.
As the northeast is largely arid or semi-arid these popular festivals not only coincide with the end of the rainy seasons of most states in the northeast but they also provide the people with an opportunity to give thanks toSaint John for the rain. They also celebrate rural life and feature typicalclothing, food, dance (particularly quadrilha, which is similar to square dancing). Like Midsummer and Saint John's Day in Portugal and Scandinavian countries, São João celebrates marital union. The "quadrilha" features couple formations around a mock wedding whose bride and groom are the central attraction of the dancing.
Usually taking place in an "arraial", a large, open space outdoors, men dress up as farm boys with suspenders and large straw hats and women wear pigtails, freckles, painted gap teeth and red-checkered dresses, all in a loving tribute to the origins of Brazilian country music,.
Nowadays, São João festivities are extremely popular in all urban areas and among all social classes.
São João coincides with the corn harvest. Special dishes served during São João are made with corn, such as canjica and pamonha. Dishes may also include peanuts, potatoes sausages and rice. The celebrations are very colorful and festive and include amazing pyrotechnics. Bonfires and fire in general are thus one of the most important features of these festivities, a feature that is among the remnants of Midsummer pagan rituals in the Iberian Peninsula.

Music? Download some here.

Church to Build Temporary Housing in Haiti Before Rainy Season

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is launching an aggressive program to put as many as 600 urgently needed temporary housing kits into the hands of Haitian members before the rainy season starts in April. A single kit includes lumber, corrugated tin for the roof, cement and hurricane straps for the roof.

The goal is to get families back on their properties by clearing away the rubble through organized service projects. Once properties are cleared, tents or the new temporary shelters can be set up. It is a continuing effort by the Church to restore normalcy and promote self-reliance.

“The principle of welfare should take place, where we help the people help themselves,” said Berthony Theodore, a senior Haitian Church leader.

Church welfare managers have assisted local Church leaders in establishing a well-stocked storehouse of life-sustaining supplies such as beans, rice and milk.

Orders are filled through local congregational leaders. Deliveries are then made to the nine Latter-day Saint meetinghouses that have been used as shelters for those displaced by the quake.


Hundreds of families continue to seek shelter at the nine Latter-day Saint meetinghouses around Port-au-Prince four weeks after the temblor. The meetinghouses have become known as places of calm and security to those staying there.

The Church has provided nearly 1,500 tents to those left homeless, and many now dot the property around the chapels. “A neighbor told me about this place and invited me to come,” said 16-year-old Cazy Lenlingy. “I am very happy to be here. Everyone has been kind and has received me well, thanks to God.”

Over 7,000 people originally took refuge at the meetinghouses, with those not of the Mormon faith making up more than two-thirds of the homeless.


The Church has sponsored several member teams of doctors to administer to the medical needs of the many people injured in the quake.

"I couldn't sit back on my couch and watch it if there was something I could do," said Dr. John Matheson of Kennewick, Washington, in a voice choked with emotion.

Volunteer doctors from the United States served side-by-side with Haitian pediatrician Gislaine St. Louis, a member of the Church.

“After the earthquake I closed my private clinic to devote my time to helping the children in these areas,” said Dr. St. Louis. “I love the children and want them to do better.”

When Dr. St. Louis and her fellow doctors began to visit the injured at various meetinghouses, word of mouth quickly spread throughout the community and dozens of patients began to trickle in for help. The doctors were making sure wounds treated immediately after the quake were healing properly and free from infection.

"What has touched me the most is seeing people congregate to the Church and seeing how quickly the Church organized after the initial disaster and responded,” Dr. St. Louis said.

Even with the chaos there often springs hope. Three doctors say the same day they arrived in Haiti they faced their first medical emergency.

"I noticed a woman breathing heavily and pushing. She was going into labor!" said Dr. Rodney Anderson of Vernal, Utah. Dr. Anderson knows all about labor. He has delivered more than 4,000 babies throughout his career. "I was hoping to deliver a baby while I was here. I just didn't think it would happen so soon," he said.

Doctors Matheson, Anderson and Craig Coleby of Houston, Texas, placed the expectant mother on a pingpong table and delivered a tiny but healthy baby boy.

The new mother, Noiselia Saintdor, said she and her five children were panicked after the earthquake destroyed their home. They were running down the street with nowhere to turn for safety.

"We are not members of this church but I prayed to God to know where to go," said Noiselia. She saw others going to the meetinghouse and followed.

"When I arrived I was really happy because of the security that I feel here," recalled Noiselia. “I am grateful for the people that have received us here and for everyone who is doing this great work.”


Response teams on the ground in Port-au-Prince are continuing to assess the situation and coordinate with other nongovernment organizations and relief agencies. While details are still being worked out, future activities will likely include assisting in agricultural, water and mobility projects, providing employment assistance, providing continued support to temporary settlements, and continuing work with other relief agencies.

It's a Jungle Out There"

This was an excellent program realized under direction of Tiffanee, for 2010 Beehive Conference.
Maybe you can use for this or next time.
She used "Be Strong and of a Good Courage; It's a Jungle Out There" as Theme.
Thanks, Tiffanee!

Check out her ideas and schedule

Freedom to Choose - More Handouts

Monday, February 15, 2010

Have you tried our recipe for bolinho de chuva?

Bolinho de chuva is traditional all over Brazil. It is served for breakfast or tea time. The recipe is for the sweet version. You can also make a salty bolinho de chuva by replacing the sugar with one teaspoon of salt and some chopped green onions.
Either way, sweet or salty they are delicious. When you deep fry them they get some crunchy peaks that are fun to eat. Bolinho de chuva means “donut of rain”. And they are best when fresh. So, if you want them for breakfast, prepare them in the same day, they are easy to do. You can have your Brazilian donuts done in about 30 minutes.

All missionaries who served mission in Brazil (specially in Minas Gerais Region) can testify about it! Download the recipe here.


"One of the adversary's sharpest tools is to convince us that we are no longer worthy to pray. No matter who you are or what you may have done, you can always pray. Prayer is your personal key to heaven. The lock is on your side of the veil".

(Boyd K. Packer, "Prayer and Promptings," Ensign, Nov 2009, 43-46.)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Brasil (with "s")!

This is my country: BRASIL!

Didn't get your Feb Ensign?

Don't  worry! I have the Visiting Teaching message for you.

YW Craft Project: Felt Pompom Magnets - Ideas for Monthly Values

Add some fun to your fridge doors with this easy-to-do craft

Pompom magnets bring panache to a plain memo board or refrigerator door.

I like this!

The Best Money Advice You'll Ever Get

By Mary Hunt

What we all really need is the money-saving know-how that will stand strong throughout life and help us build a nest egg. So I asked some prominent experts how they save. What could we all be doing better? Their answers may surprise you. They’re not complicated at all—just simple, commonsense wisdom that will have you saying, “I can do that!”
1. Money You Don’t See, You Don’t Miss
“Face it, once money hits your wallet or checking account, it’s as good as gone. The trick is to make sure you never see the money in the first place. Then you won’t have to fret about how to save it—or feel guilty that you didn’t. Your employer, bank or credit union can transfer money from your paycheck automatically into your savings or investment account—or accounts you set up for clothes, vacation or a new car. Then you can relax, knowing it’s taken care of.”—Janet Bodnar, editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
2. Eat from Your Pantry and Freezer Once or Twice a Month
“Dust off your cookbooks or do a few Internet searches. Create a week-long meal plan for how you’ll use up what you’ve already got. During the same week, challenge yourself to spend just $20 to $40 for the week at the grocery store. Get some cash from the ATM (so you’re not tempted to spend more on this challenge) and then pick up basics: produce, milk and eggs. This is a chance to save a little extra money in your grocery budget and also experiment to discover a new family favorite.” —Erin Chase, author of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and founder of the popular blog
3. Stack Discounts
“You can usually match a store sale with a printed-out coupon or online coupon code. Last year, I managed to get $350 worth of clothing from Macy’s for free! I combined free gift cards from credit card rewards, a 25- percent-off store coupon and a 20 percent rebate for opening a store credit card account (plus, many items were on sale). Actually, the rebate resulted in Macy’s paying me: It wiped out the account ballance and left me with a $4 credit for my next purchase.” —Kelli B. Grant, senior consumer reporter,
4. “Snowflaking” Can Work for Anyone, No Matter How Tight Your Finances
“When you use coupons, keep track of every dollar you save. Remove that exact amount from your wallet and put it aside, either in a jar or a savingsCarolyn Kepcher, former executive vice president with Donald Trump, now founder and CEO of
account, it really doesn’t matter. The important part is to let each of those tiny, unnoticeable ‘flakes’ build up into an avalanche of savings.”
5. Lower Your Expectations
“It’s our expectations that get us into trouble. We think we need the latest clothes or gadgets, so we spend more than we can afford. One way to counter this longing for new things is to make use of the stuff you already own. Watch the DVDs that have been sitting under your television for the past eight years. Read those books you bought but never opened. Treat your own home like a shopping mall. You just might be surprised at how much good stuff you already have.” —J.D. Roth, editor of the personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly ( and author of Your Money: The Missing Manual
6. Buy Multipurpose
“If a product or consumer good fits only one need, do some research to see how else it can be put to use. Will that new jacket work in more than one season? Can your dish soap be used for hand-washables? If you can’t find another use for a specialized product, think about borrowing, renting or sharing instead of buying it.” —Linsey Knerl, team member and blogger for, a top personal finance blog
7. Don’t Forget to Spend On Joy
“We need to make some room in our budgets for the experiences that build memories and closeness with others: family vacations (even if they’re simple), time with our spouse, coffee with our friends. When we’re doing that, it’s easier to cut back on the stuff that matters a lot less.” —Liz Pulliam Weston, personal finance columnist for MSN Money and author of Your Credit Score, Your Money & What’s at Stake
8. Negotiate
“We tend to believe that companies have the upper hand, but they don’t want you to cancel your account. You’re worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars—sometimes thousands—to them! So if you get hit with a late fee, call them. Say, ‘I’d like to have that removed. I made a mistake and it won’t happen again.’ Your fees will almost always be refunded. In fact, use this phrase for all your subscriptions: Times are tough. ‘Hey, Mr. Cable Company, times are tough and I just can’t afford that $80-per-month subscription. I’d hate to have to cancel, so what can you do to help me out?’ My readers often get $30 per month knocked off instantly, which is almost $400 a year!” —Ramit Sethi, author of the bestselling I Will Teach You to Be Rich and founder of the personal finance blog
9. Set a Monthly Budget Before the Month Begins
"A budget is how you know how much you have to work with and where your money’s going. And make sure you and your spouse agree on it. If you’re not working together, it’s almost impossible to win with money. If you both create the plan, you’ll be prepared no matter what situation comes your way.” —Dave Ramsey, author of the bestselling The Total Money Makeover
10. Remember to Ask Yourself Whether You Need It or Want It
“My best money-saving advice came from my grandmother, Big Mama, who raised me on a nursing assistant’s salary, never making more than $13,000 a year. Despite her low wage, she always paid her bills on time—and once paid off a car loan early. Whenever she went shopping, she always asked herself whether something was a need or a want. I do this—and just about every time, I end up putting back or scaling down what I have. That question is like a song in my head. It’s boosted my savings so that I have more than enough to live on, even if I lost my job for a year. Start asking it yourself and you can save to prosperity.”Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for The Washington Post and author of The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom.

This is really one delightful dessert for next Sunday!

Last minute Valentine's dessert.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Managing Resources Wisely and Staying Out of Debt

If you just want attach one love note together you Valentine's Feb Visiting Teaching, look this great card by Emma's Place as suggestion:

Monday, February 8, 2010

"I Love you" in Many Languages

English - I love you
Afrikaans - Ek is lief vir jou
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Burmese - chit pa de
Cambodian - Bon sro lanh oon
Cambodian - kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
Canadian French - Sh'teme
Cantonese - Moi oiy neya
Cantonese - Ngo oi ney
Croatian - LJUBim te
Danish - Jeg elsker dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Dutch - Ik ben verliefd op je
Filipino - Mahal ka ta
Finnish - Mina" rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
German - Ich liebe Dich
Greek - s'ayapo
Hungarian - Szeretlek te'ged
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Iranian - Mahn doostaht doh-rahm
Irish - taim i' ngra leat
Italian - ti amo
Japanese - Kimi o ai shiteru
Korean - Tangsinul sarang ha yo
Latin - Te amo
Moroccan - Kanbhik
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian - Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal)
Polish - Kocham cie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te iu besc
Russian - Ya vas liubliu
Samoan - Ou te alofa outou
Serbian - ljubim te
Slovak - Lubim ta
Spanish - Te amo
Swedish - Jag a"lskar dig
Tahitian - Ua here au ia oe
Thai - Khao Raak Thoe
Turkish - Seni seviyorum
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu di.
Yiddish - Ich libe dich
Yugoslavian - Ya te volim

Sunday, February 7, 2010

More Cliparts with Disposable Plates!

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clipart 3 and 4

Scriptures of Love!

Valentine's Day is at the door!
Have a LOVELY time using these scriptures!

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" Romans 13:9

"Thy love to me was wonderful" 2 Samuel 1:26

"Love covereth all sins" Proverbs 10:12

"Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love" Jeremiah 31:3

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved yoiuu, that ye also love one another." John 13:34

"If ye love me keep my commandments" John 14:15

"the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" Romans 5:5

"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another" John 12:10

"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9

"And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity" 1 Corinthians 13:13

"Charity suffereth long and is kind" 1 Corinthians 13:4

"Charity never faileth" 1 Corinthians 13:8

"God loveth a cheerful giver" 2 Corinthians 9:7

"by love serve one another" Galatians 5:13

"the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith meekness, temperance" Galatians 5:22-23

"And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us" Ephesians 5:2

"That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love" Colossians 2:2

"And the Lord make you increase and abound in love one toward another" 1 Thessalonians 3:12

"see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently" 1 Peter 1:22

"He that loveth his brother abideth in the light" 1 John 2:10

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God" 1 John 4:7

"God is love" 1 John 4:8

"If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us" 1 John:4:12

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear" 1 John 4:18

"The Lord hath redeemed my soul . . . and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love" 2 Nephi 1:15

"Be filled with love towards God and all men" Mosiah 2:4

"Charity is the pure love of Christ" Moroni 7:47

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Managing Resources Wisely and Staying Out of Debt

The Visiting Teaching Message for February is "Managing Resources Wisely and Staying Out of Debt".

In order to demonstrate the need we have to tighten our purse strings, this handout, created by other blog is great when we're delivering the message..

I did in a simple way with different quote and looked so good. If you need blank pattern for this, or if you choose just a simple card, you can find all here