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Showing posts from March, 2012

General Conference Journal

I'm so excited for General Conference this weekend! I've been printing and preparing all sorts of fun activities to keep Harvey busy. Then I got a little jealous and wanted to make a little something for myself. I decided to make myself a special journal just for taking notes during General Conference. I found this customizable journal at Target for 4 dollars, and I made a special cover in Photoshop. Then I slipped in inside. I love how it turned out, and it makes me that much more excited to take notes this weekend. EDIT: If you'd like a copy, e-mail me at I used digital scrapbooking supplies, but all of the products have been discontinued, so I feel okay sharing the flattened image. :)

Crayon Holder

This is an old post that never saw the light of day... but if you have kids, it's still a great solution! Store some crayons in your diaper bag or purse in a container just their size: a travel soap dish! It works like a charm.

Roasted Asparagus and Potatoes

When I was a kid, I hated asparagus. But I'm positive it's because I had only ever tasted canned asparagus. Bleh. After I got married, I found this recipe and I decided to give them another try and now it's one of my very favorite side dishes!    1/2      bunch of asparagus stalks    3-4      new (red) potatoes, sliced    1         tablespoon olive oil               salt, to taste 1. Preheat your oven broiler 450 degrees. 2. Cut off the woody ends of your asparagus, and then cut them into segments about 2-3 inches long. Slice the potatoes evenly, about 1/4 inch thick. Toss them all in a medium mixing bowl. 3. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables, and sprinkle salt over the top. Stir to coat. 4. Place vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer and broil for 7-10 minutes. Look for the potato skins to get a little bit wrinkly, and the vegetables to get little golden brown spots. Flip all of the vegetables and broil for another 7-10 minutes. (At lea

Preschool: The Letter U

It was my turn to teach Harvey's preschool group this week. Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I thought I would incorporate some shamrocks and the color green as well! We read Great Day for Up and I had the boys shout "UP!" every time they saw it written on the pages. (They loved that!) I told them that if they looked up in the living room they might find something green. I had hidden one for each of the boys to find, and they loved cheering on the other boys who hadn't found theirs yet. After they had all found one shamrock, I told them there was another word that started with the letter U: Under. If they looked "under" in the kitchen, they might find another shamrock or two. There were 10 shamrocks in the packet I bought, and I numbered them for future use. It would be really fun to go on a numbered scavenger hunt, or wrap little packages with numbered tags. After all the boys found two shamrocks each, they traded them in for a green