Easy garden hoops

We came up with this simple way of making a small hoop house for lettuce a couple of years ago. It uses lengths of 3/4 inch PVC and 1 inch PVC to make the hoops. I’ll buy snap clips from Johnny’s to attach some shade cloth as it gets warmer.

Sacrament Meeting Master Planner

This is the Google Sheet my ward uses to coordinate sacrament meeting. This is the third version of this document I’ve worked on, and this one is the best. Here’s what it does: Lists speakers by first name, alphabetically, with the date of their talks. This makes it easy for you to find out when

How to INDEX multiple columns

I needed to check multiple columns in different spreadsheets and output the matching result. I wasn’t sure that VLOOKUP would work for this case and INDEX-MATCH is supposed to be better anyway, so I used the following code. It uses IFERROR to nest MATCH functions: The above checks for matches in colums A, Q, and

How to SORT multiple columns in Google Sheets

Yesterday I was working on a spreadsheet that needed to SORT items from several different columns. SORT only accepts one argument, and I couldn’t find any examples online about how (or if) you could SORT multiple columns. Maybe this is obvious to everyone else, but it wasn’t to me. The answer is to put arguments

Flashback

My best friend and roommate from BYU was called last Sunday to be the Young Women’s president in her ward. Her ward and stake split at the same time, and her ward lost a lot of leadership and not many youth. The ward had about 80 active youth. Many of the boys went to a

Dear Priesthood Leader: How you can REALLY make me feel valued…

It’s a testament to the broad-mindedness of many of our church leaders that so many are aware that women are sometimes still treated like second-class citizens in the Church. We preach from the pulpit that this is false, and I believe it is. It’s an unfortunate reality that some of our traditions, and even some

Chomas Engraving tool Review – on Aluminum Business Card

I ordered a Chomas engraving tool from Amazon a few weeks ago.  Today I finally had time to test it.  I can not say that I am impressed. The Chomas tool is a chunk of aluminum that’s been milled on a metal lathe and has a carbide tip glued in.  The materials are of reasonable

The Biggest Mistake YW Leaders Still Make

I’ve been active on a couple of Young Women facebook groups for a while now, and it’s apparent to me that most young women leaders don’t study the Church Handbook of Instructions.  It’s a huge mistake that’s easy to fix.  If you don’t read the handbook, you’re missing out on important information such as: Sunday

Young Women Leadership Training Handouts

I posted my Young Women leadership training handouts online at MormonShare.com today!    I made these young women class presidency leadership training handouts for the bishopric to use when they issue calls to new young women class presidency members.  We have found that often class presidencies and parents do not understand the expectations for their

The myth of “Church Approved” resources

I got an email today asking me if my website was church approved.  I thought I had squelched the myth of “church approved” 11 years ago…  Guess not. This question indicates a misinterpretation of Church leaders’ teachings that just gets me so frustrated that I felt it merited a public response.  This post originally appeared

2018 Mutual Theme Posters

I’ve updated the 2018 mutual theme page and Etsy sites with the new 2018 mutual theme posters.  I’m really pleased with how they turned out. This year I’ve added a 16×20 inch size.  I also have 11×17 and 8.5×11 inch sizes if your church building has size limitations for flyers and posters. There’s a matching handout