Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cute Family Trees!

I've been gathering cute family tree ideas from different locations.  It's time to share them!

One of many cute ideas from My Tree and Me

Custom family trees by Erin Jane Shop on

Family Tree Platter from

Custom family tree by A Mothers Love For 3 on

Cute vintage look from Parada Creations on


"We have a natural yearning to connect with our ancestors.  This desire dwells in our hearts, regardless of age.  When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us.  We feel part of something greater than ourselves."
Elder Russell M. Nelson

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Craft Ideas

I am so appreciative of the many creative and talented people who share their ideas and projects on the web!  It's one of the big positives of the internet.  Here are a few blogs that I love to take a glance at now and then for good ideas.  Enjoy!

Cutest PEEPS bunting!

I love the polka dot carrots for the Easter Bunny!

Easter egg hunt bags from

Happy Spring! 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Great Recipes! ~ Love and Olive Oil

This is a great recipe blog.  I think I found out about it from my sister Katie.  (Thanks Katie!)  Anyway, I was searching through it for a recipe for Sugar Cookie Bars and found one to try.  These may have to be made for this weekend's General Conference.  Take a peek at all of the other yummy recipes at this site!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Good Idea ~ CSA

One of the things that our family has done for the past few years is join a local CSA - Community Supported Agriculture.  It has definitely been good for us to eat things that we wouldn't normally pick up in the grocery store.  How often do you purchase kale and other greens, various beets, and purple root veggies?  We are normally your basic carrots, lettuce and bananas house.

Here are two local (Utah) CSA options for you and your family:

Muir Fresh Harvest
*Muir also includes locally made fresh breads, cheeses, and will upgrade to include dairy.

Bell Organic
*Bell Organic also has options to add fresh eggs, locally made cheeses, and beef shares.

Enjoy!  It's great to have options for eating healthy, fresh food without living on a farm or growing a huge vegetable garden.  And I like supporting locally produced farms, gardens, and bakeries! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Etsy ~ Pearls!

I found some beautiful items on using pearls!  I love how they look with a Spring dress or twin-set.  And, of course, they are always so perfect for brides!  There are so many different ways to wear them.  Enjoy!

Vintage Inspired Swarovski Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Earrings

Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Necklace with Swarovski Pearl

White Rose Bobby Pins with Crystals and Pearls

Vintage Bridal Bracelet

Sweet Petals Pearls with Silver Filigree Flower

And while we are on the subject...

"The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this.  Irritations get into his shell.  He does not like them.  But when he cannot get rid of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do.  If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription:  make a pearl.  It may have to be a pearl of patience, but, anyhow, make a pearl.  And it takes faith and love to do it." 

- Harry Emerson Fosdick from The Treasure Chest

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In a Recipe Rut? ~ Spring Treats!

Tender asparagus, sweet strawberries, baby lettuce...all the yummy things that come with Spring!  Here are some fun recipe links to help get us out of a recipe rut.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great Home Decorating & Organizing Ideas - Simplified Bee

Where did the week go?  It's crazy!  I must have a touch of Spring Fever!

I want to highlight the Simplified Bee blog today.  It's one of those places where the ideas are always flowing and makes you look at your own home and organization techniques.  She posted a great tutorial on how to decorate your coffee table that has some fantastic tips.  Take a look and enjoy her great ideas!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Great blog ~ Mamas Who Know ~ Gospel-Centered Mothering

I love the great ideas on this blog!  My little sister happened to stumble onto it the other day and all I can say is Wow!  What a treasure!  Be sure and check out all the great ideas here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Finds on Etsy ~ Tulips!

I am ready for Spring!  Please send warm thoughts our way.

That being said, I've decided to share some fun Etsy finds today.  These vintage and handmade items all have the similar theme of tulips!

Vintage 1950s tulip trivets


Original Artwork by Luiza Vizoli

A darling pair of handcrocheted newborn booties trimmed with peach tulips

Swarovski crystal tulip earrings

Sweet Tulips lap size quilt

Tulip Silhouette Notecards

Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass Vase - Perfect for a spring bouquet of pink tulips!


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