Friday, October 28, 2011

Our Witch's Pantry (inspired by cutest kid's book 'Piggy Pie')

Our Witch's Pantry. Kids are doing good at staying out of the treats

The kids and Abbi and I had xtra fun decorating for Halloween this year. . . because of: PINTREST.
What a beautiful thing.  
 It's like: 
finely aged wine
to my. . .craftaholic heart.
It could suck my life away if my kids would allow it.

Most the printables can be found HERE. I found most of the cute glass jars and creepy stuff at the dollar store. The labels were just baked till they looked old and then modge podged by Abbi. 

(For those who are wondering -yes, I did start a kitchen fire in the process, but only once and there were no casualties so we called it good, and carried on.)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sister Hinckley inspires me.

I love this book of Sister Hinckley's life. She is such a great example of optimism, and being joyful. I love to curl up in my bed, with soft light of my bedside lamp and open this book to read before sleep.

My all time favorite stories in this book are  about how much she loves her children. She cried every Sept. when it was time for them to return to school, and once when her son got put in detention after school, sister Hinckley marched right down to the school and informed the teacher that "between 9 and 3p, he is yours but after that he is mine." And, she promptly took her son home.  

Here's some things I found inspiring last night:


"I have a n ew project, one chapter a day from each of the standard works. I have been on it for four days and am only three days behind. Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried." (This gives me hope for my feeble attempts!)

When Pres. Hinckley proposed he regretfully let her know he only had a $150.00 to his name and sister Hinckley thought: "I had hoped for a husband and now I get a $150 too!"

"Doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and with a cheerful heart." -Sister Hinckley speaking of her great grandmother's character.

"Do whatever you have to do this week, do it with your whole heart and soul, and do it cheerfully. To do less than this will leave you with an empty feeling." -A letter Sister Hinckley wrote to her granddaughter.