Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 visiting teaching printables

when i started my blog this past year, i wanted to share my work and designs. one thing i love to design is positive messages and words that make me want to be a better person. i have been so excited that my visiting teaching messages have been my top hits and favorite posts for this year.
 
if you missed one or haven't seen all of them yet, i would love to share them with you all in one place. click on the months below to download the messages.


you can find out more about each message at lds.org.

thank you to those who enjoyed and shared my design work of such great words from the scriptures and prophets. check back each month in 2015 to see a new design and The Church of Jesus Christ visiting teaching message!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

design work: mother's niche winter printables

once a month i share creative printables for children on the mother's niche blog. i had fun with the past posts creating them with my daughter, a gingerbread house and a snowman. we are getting excited for christmas and practicing, before the snow gets here, building a snowman.

i would love for you to check both gingerbread house and snowman printable over at the mothersnich.com blog. the printables are perfect to keep your little ones busy during the holidays.





if you like to see more printables i have created for the mother's niche check out mothersniche.com or check out previous design work: mother's niche printables.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

december visiting teaching message

happy december!

each month i like to create a handout with a few quotes or scriptures from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visiting teaching message. you can find more about it here and read the full message.

https://app.box.com/s/8fmsz0lg8bejql1809b5
printable for personal use ONLY. please do NOT alter/change without my written permission.
may repost. credit given would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

Friday, November 14, 2014

20 creative thanksgiving place card ideas


i am getting excited for thanksgiving. i love to gather with friends and family, and enjoy the time spent around the festive table eating delicious food. to be honest, i get more excited about the preparing the table more than the food. i attempted to make thanksgiving dinner once, and it didn't turn out well. it was a total flop. so for my family thanksgiving i contribute a pre-made pie, not made by me, and the table settings. i am perfectly fine with that. i have been gathering ideas for the table setting and place cards. i thought i would share 20 creative thanksgiving place cards ideas. 




i am thinking of taking different ideas from several and creating my own. what are you creating/using for your thanksgiving place cards?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

letters to santa

tis the season! it is hard to believe that it is here once again. ideas, lists, and preparations for the holidays have begun. along with the excitement of kids getting ready to send their letters to santa.

i created a simple, bright printable to help your kiddos write and send a letter to santa.



and if they're lucky, they might even get a reply from santa letting them know if they're on the naughty or nice list. just incase some changes need to be made before christmas.


download and print letters to santa printable, includes both letter to and letter from santa, and send those letters into santa early. santa needs plenty of time to study the list. right?

also, i am sharing a christmas printable on the mother's niche blog today. such a fun gingerbread house shape activity to create together with your child. i love for you to check it out!

Monday, November 3, 2014

be inspired: start each day with a grateful heart

happy november! i thought these words were a perfect way to start off the month.

also, i just wanted to share a few links that have inspired me lately...
- here's a great story and example of faith by my courageous sister.
- this cute, thanksgiving craft i plan to make with my little girl this week.
- this adorable fall banner, i hope to put up before thanksgiving.

Friday, October 24, 2014

ri's adventures



my little girl loves animals. she loves to read books with any kind of animals in them and goes crazy when she sees any animal while we are driving in the car.

while planning a weekend get-away, i knew the zoo had to be on the list! i was little worried the morning of the big day that we were going to freeze. as you can tell we were bundled up, but it was a perfect day.

ri's favorite was the elephants, of course. especially, when the old elephant put her trunk up in the air and let out an elephant call. ri's eyes went super big, then she starting calling back to elephant making an elephant sound.

it was a great day. now she loves animals even more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

design work: mother's niche printables

incase you have missed it check out the mother's niche blog where i share fun printables for kids.

kristina, the writer behind mother's niche shares so many great ideas for moms. one idea i love of hers is having a mommy book full of busy bag ideas for your young children. since i have a very busy, little girl, i have started my own busy bag activities.

the printables i share on the mother's niche are different activities i have created for my daughter. i love to design different activities for her and see her get excited over something i made. my daughter and i have enjoyed the time spent doing these activities together. if you want to start a busy bag for your kids these are the perfect activities, and easy to create.

this flashcard activity is great for those who are learning colors, how to read and spell color's names.

a fun scavenger hunt to look for fall elements and colors in nature.

a great activity to learn numbers and sizes. my daughter loves to play with this one again and again.

mix-n-match patterns to create many bright colored pinwheels.

click on the links below pictures to go to the mother's niche blog and download the printables.

you can check out more ideas and activities for your little ones on my kids activities pinterest board.

Monday, October 20, 2014

fall photo overlays

if you are like me you tend to take lots of pictures in the fall. i like the fall colors and where i live it is very pretty in the fall, especially this year. it is still nice and green. 

i have beautiful trees in my yard, and every year i tend to get the same pictures. so this year i decided to add creative touch to my pictures. i created fall overlays for my pictures.


i am excited to print the pictures and use as artwork in my home during the fall season. also, print and add them to my project life. a quick and simple way to bring fall elements to your home and memory keeping.

if you would like to add a creative touch to your fall photos this year, i would love to share my fall overlays with you.
sorry to those who don't own photoshop or photoshop elements. i am not sure how to make it work for you, but to those who do, here's how:
• download overlay files
• open which overlay(s) you want to use & photo file in your photo editing program
• drag overlay onto photo file
• position overlay where you want on photo
• resize overlay edit > transform ("command t" for mac users) overlay to the size you want while holding shift to contain the proportion
• adjust the color in layer > layer style > color overlay
* i only own & use photoshop. photoshop elements may be similar, but not exact.

happy fall & happy creating!


Monday, October 13, 2014

be inspired: october 2014 lds general conference

i have recently been inspired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints general conference. what a great conference it was with such great words spoken.

i would love to share a few of my favorite quotes from the inspiring weekend.




i love the feeling of encouragement, hope, love, peace, and happiness you get after general conference. you can, watch, listen, and read all talks given at the conference at, www.lds.org.

what was your favorite conference talk and quote?

see my favorite quotes from previous conference here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

gingerbread pancake + fall recipe card printable

i am not a huge fan of fall. i love the long, warm days and not having to wear a jacket every time i go outside. even though the warm summer days have come a gone, one thing i love about fall is the yummy homemade treats.

my favorite fall food is gingerbread pancakes. yes, it is a breakfast food, but it is so yummy it can pass as a treat.



they are easy to make and are a little different than your traditional pancake.

gingerbread pancakes
2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of cloves
1/3 cup molasses
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl. whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk, and molasses. mix dry ingredients. cook on a lightly greased griddle. serve with applesauce and cool whip or powdered sugar. and for you maple syrup lovers this pancake still taste delicious with butter and syrup.

want to add this recipe to your favorites? print gingerbread pancakes recipe here.

what is your favorite fall treat or food? i would love to hear! also, i have created a fall recipe card for you to share your favorite fall recipe with your friends and family. download and print fall recipe card here.




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

october visiting teaching message

happy october!

each month i like to create a handout with a few quotes or scriptures from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visiting teaching message. you can find more about it here and read the full message.

printable for personal use ONLY. please do NOT alter/change without my written permission.
may repost. credit given would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

Friday, September 26, 2014

design work: adelaide hang tag


recently, i have had the opportunity to design a hang tag for the sister shop's new clothing line, adelaide. i have never designed a hang tag before, so it was great to try something new for such a fun clothing shop. the sister shop is an adorable and modest clothing store located in logan, utah.

the sister shop already had colors and logo in mind. with a few designs and revisions we were able to come up with a final product.



Monday, September 15, 2014

be inspired: find joy in the journey


i love these words by pres. thomas s. monson: "let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. one day each of us will run out of tomorrows."

you can find the talk here.


Monday, September 8, 2014

i am a child of god prints

i am excited to share some new items in my etsy shop! i have been working on prints for your home, your little ones, along with some new note cards that will be appearing soon to my shop, sweetberryshop.etsy.com

recently, i added these simple, yet colorful, i am a child of god prints. you can choose between 5x7, 8x10, or 11x14 to complement your child's room. you can find the prints here. the prints are professionally printed on high-quality, semi-gloss paper.


a little inspiration on ways to use the prints with room decor...

i am a child of god | pink print



sources: blanket | wood letter | i am a child of god print | lamp | storage basket | dinosaur pillow | chair | clock | quilt

for my readers i would like to give a coupon for the i am a child of god prints.


hurry and order your print here! expires september 13, 2014.
enter at coupon code: newitem20 to receive discount