Thursday, September 29, 2011

Preparing for General Conference - Your Home

We hear so much about preparing spiritually for General Conference and it is all good and wonderful.  However, I think that if you are spending time watching it in your home, anything that you can do to prepare your home for your family as they watch it will be extremely beneficial.

Here are some of the things that I like to do:
* Get current on the laundry.  I hate to have that hanging over my head all weekend!
* Clean out refrigerator, cupboards and pantry.
* Prepare menu with items for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Make sure that I have Monday morning's food and sack lunch items ready as well.
* Vacuum, dust and straighten rooms where we will be spending time
* Wash the windows!  I love having the sunlight come in while we are together.
* Have notebooks, pens, scriptures, highlighters, etc. ready for use.  Gather them in advance!
* Get enough sleep on Saturday night.  I like to have clean sheets this weekend as well.

I like to ponder during the week on what questions I need answered, what things I need to improve on, and the messages that will pertain to me and our children.

Happy Conference!

Fantastic Ideas for LDS General Conference!

Wow!  I found a treasure trove of ideas from this blogger -

Here's the list she put together, along with some other ideas for conference.  I am always so grateful for people who share their gifts and talents with others and help everyone to just be better!  If your idea is on here, thanks for taking time to write it down and share it.  Lots of good ideas here!

Note taking downloads from Holy Handouts
Lots of ideas from Blue Skies Ahead  Love the conference socks
General Conference Traditions from Chocolate on My Cranium
Preparing Yourself for Conference from Diapers and Divinity
M&Ms of Conference from Let the Games Begin
2011 Conference Packets at Scriptures4Kids (nursery, junior/senior primary and YM/YW)
Pitch your tent for Conference from Latter-day Homeschooling
Activity Ideas from Lady Create-a-lot
Conference Kits at Gluesticks
Ideas at Inkablinka
Conference Jenga from Little LDS Ideas
Note taking ideas from The Redheaded Hostess
Conference Trail Mix from A Mama B's
Conference Store ideas from A Mama B's
Coloring Pages from LDS Clip Art
Apostle Matching Cards from A Year of FHE
Suggestions from A House of...
October 2011 packet from Sugardoodle
Conference Baggies from Sugardoodle (I love this idea!)
Conference Bingo from Oopsy Daisy
Conference Care Kit Idea from Shauna and Co.
Conference Kit from A Bushel and A Peck
Conference ideas from Cookie Nut Creations
Lots of Ideas at Little LDS Ideas
Conference Question Jar at Prepared not Scared
Conference Gathering based on King Benjamin at Chasing Molly

General Conference Treat Buckets at Brown Paper Packages
Conference Packet from Magnify = Simplify
Conference Packet from Beehive Messages
General Conference Wall from We Talk of Christ
Conference Ideas for FHE from Little LDS Ideas
I Spy the Prophet Game from We Talk of Christ
Kids Conference Store from A Mama B's
General Conference Games from Lady Create-a-lot
Fall conference coloring sheet from A Little Tipsy

General Conference Ideas (Candy Lei Countdown) and Linky Party at A Mama B's
Conference Ideas and links at LDS Resources

General Conference activity list from Sugardoodle  (scroll to the bottom for a list)

Tips and activities from Discover the Scriptures
Lots of ideas and links from Food Storage and Beyond
Really cute General Conference Memory Game from Beehive Messages

Conference Packet from Magnify = Simplify
Conference Activities from
Dot-to-Dot Activities from My CTR Ring
Fill in the Blank Pages from My CTR Ring
General Conference FHE Ideas from Suite101
Ideas for Toddler and Preschool Age from FHE Planner

Activity pages from The Friend
Multiple Activity Pages from The Idea Door, including one for youth
LDS Word Search puzzles from LDS Resources
Conference Baskets as gifts
LDS Crossword Puzzles from

10 Ideas for a meaningful conference for children from Mormon Times
Apostle Naming Game from Suite101--good for toddlers who might like matching-type games
Assorted activities at Mormon Chic
Activity packet from Deseret Book

Making Conference Memorable from Mormon Momma
General Conference Baskets from Creative Holiday Gift Ideas
Conference Bingo from The Friend
Lots of various links from (lots of fun printable packets)

Activity pages from Pratt's FHE Idea Box
Some general ideas for General Conference
Ideas to prepare for General Conference
Staying awake during General Conference
Ideas for Conference Weekend at Hugs and Giggles
Preschool activity packet from Sharing Ideas is Fun to Do

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cute Halloween Ideas!

I love when the seasons change and I can decorate for a new one!  Now that fall is officially here, it's not too long until Halloween arrives.  Check out the cute decorating and treat ideas on the family fun website!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cute Family Tree ~ Another One!

Another cute family tree for you to check out!  Shabby Ladybug has fun graphic designs for your family trees.  Enjoy!


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