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

Young Women Bracelet Kit with Sparkly Bling!

I’ve been planning to update my Young Women Jewelry Kit for some time now, and today it finally happened!  You have got to check out my new Young Women Bracelet Kit with Sparkly Rhinestone Rondelle Spacers! I had so much fun shopping for and practicing with these new rondelle spacers!  I have never used them before,

6-month planning meeting

We held our 6-month planning and leadership meeting this morning. I am not sure where I got the idea for holding this event before General Conference, but that has turned out to be a great choice.  It’s a day free of other church meetings, and since we are in the Eastern time zone, General Conference

Let no corrupt communication…

I’m teaching Young Women tomorrow, and I wanted to give something to my girls that would help them r member the Come Follow Me lesson, which is titled “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?”. I don’t like it when people say that lessons are more for them than students,

YW President Perks

I was texting a friend this morning about another friend I was concerned about (trying to help from the background, as is my wont) and got reminded I should text and check in on one of my graduated YW who has moved to Mesa. LOL. Best conversation ever! Apparently Mesa is, in fact, Nirvana. It’s

Finally Hitting Pay Dirt with Personal Progress

I have a confession to make.  It’s a true confession — and a sad one. I am terrible at encouraging Personal Progress. Yeah, I have my medallion thanks to the zealous efforts of my young women leaders back home in Mississippi, but I’m truly awful at encouraging PP among the young women I lead now.

c25k

Guess I should update on c25k.  The pain in my knees just kept getting worse, so I decided to take a couple of weeks off running to see if that would help, especially since the weather was getting cold.  In the meantime, I hired a friend who is a personal trainer to help me develop

A New Gig

Just about the time I thought that leading the music during sacrament meeting would kill me off with boredom, I was called to be the Young Women president in our ward. Bored no more. Apparently the stake and the ward got in a turf war over me, and I am thrilled that the ward won,

C25k Week 3 Day 1

Despite advice to the contrary , I went ahead and ran without a rest day today. I feel okay, and I plan to run tomorrow night as well in order to get my three runs in for the week. I don’t want to fall behind! Today’s run was fine.  I didn’t make it all the

C25k week 2 day 2

I got up early and did my run today before taking the kids and friends to Kings Dominion. This time no technical difficulties. My calves were a little bit sore, but I had no joint pain. I tied my shoelaces the way the guy at Virginia Runner showed me, and my right foot did feel

C25k Week 2 Day 1 – Arg!

Today I went for my run but again had technical difficulties. I got the app set on the wrong day — twice — and ended up running way more than needed. I did over 4 minutes the first go until I realized I was on the 20 minute (!) day in week 5. Then when

C25k week 1 day 3 : Technical difficulties

Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s technically week two but I’m still on week 1. That’s what happens when you start on Wednesday. Hate on. I am thrilled to report that I had almost 0 pain after Saturday’s run! I wasn’t stiff, no sore ligaments in my knees, and even the owies on my Achilles’ tendon