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Monday, August 29, 2016

Hold to the Rod - Our Family Motto

As a family we wanted to come up with a "motto" that defined us as a family, that we wanted to strive for and to always remember. We needed this "motto" to be something serious, fun and small child approved. My husband shared that one of his favorite scripture stories was Lehi's Dream with the rod of iron and the tree of life. My children and I also love that story. 
We unanimously agreed with "Hold Tight to the Iron Rod" as our motto. 

We even decided after family prayers to come in all together to hold our two fists together like we are holding on to the rod, and say "Hold TIGHT!" 

My kids LOVE "Iron Rod "Knucks." It makes it fun for them, and as they get older they can appreciate the constant reminder of holding on tight to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I just stumbled upon this new necklace at LDS Bookstore! AHH! IT IS PERFECT! 

If you are in need of a constant reminder to hold strong to the iron rod, this is it!!!
I just ordered mine! WHOO HOO! So cute!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Keep loving, keep trying, keep trusting...

This is from one of my most favorite conference talks in the history of forever. It builds me up, teaches me, and gives me strength to go on. If I was a doctor, I would prescribe this quote by Jeffrey R. Holland 2 times a day every day.

To read or hear the entire talk
CLICK HERE! It is worth every second of your time!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ham Fried Quinoa

I made this quick one dish meal when I had extra quinoa that needed to be eaten. It was truly DELICIOUS! If you love Ham Fried Rice, then you'll love Ham Fried Quinoa!

Ham Fried Quinoa

1/2 c. Cut Carrots
1/2 c. Cut Zucchini
3 T. Copped Onion
2 Cut Celery Stalks
1 c. Cubed Ham
1 c. Prepared Quinoa (according to package directions)
2 Eggs - beaten
1 T. Soy Sauce

-In a medium skillet place 2 T. Olive Oil or Coconut Oil. 
-Saute veggies and ham over medium/high heat until tender with a few dashes of salt
-Add cooked quinoa, beaten eggs and soy sauce.
-Cook until eggs are cooked through.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fruit and Veggie Game!

Which is a Fruit? Which is a Vegetable?
Help your children learn which foods are fruits, and which are vegetables. 
My kids LOVED this game. They took turns and played together, then raced and played individually. 
Learning about food can be fun!

Use the play food (or real food) you have on hand with 2 bowls or 2 baskets. 
One labeled "FRUIT" and the other labeled "VEGETABLE."

Play individually or play together!

Make it fun and educational.

Eat a fruit and vegetable when you're done if you want! 
Talk about the difference when you take your kids to the grocery store. Have them point out what is a fruit and what is a vegetable. The sky is the limit!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8x8 Gift Set (with printable recipes!)

I am so excited about how well this little gift set went together. If I look back at my graduation and our wedding I would have LOVED to get this gift!

I know I did well when I want to keep the gift I'm giving, then I know it's good!
This is the perfect present for graduations, weddings, house warmings etc.
Check it out!

Contents of the 8x8 Gift Set

1 8x8 Pyrex glass pan with lid

1 cute hand towel

1 nice hot pad

1 8x8 fudge brownie mix

3 Plastic spoons
Place all contents except the spoons in the 8x8 pan. Place the lid on the pan. Tie a ribbon around the full 8x8. Place the 3 spoons under the ribbon with your card! Presto! The Perfect gift!

Need more gift ideas?

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