Thursday, March 13, 2014

St. Patty's Day - Mint Patty Wrapper


Thought I'd fill you in on what I dropped off at the post office this week.  I designed a wrapper to go around a king size peppermint patty and it turned out SO cute!  I looked everywhere for these mint patty's when Mason was serving in Ohio and couldn't find them anywhere.  Found them at my local CalRanch store.  Go figure.  I can find the York brand everywhere but I liked how the Pearson's brand comes in a green wrapper. Probably doesn't really matter...I'm just anal like that.  (Note:  my printer prints SUPER dark!)

click here or on the image above to download this free printable

I've been trying to come up with package ideas on a somewhat smaller scale lately.  Those of you with foreign missionaries know that the price for postage can be astronomical.  I've labeled these as '4 lbs or less!' - hope it helps!
Click here to see the finished package...

Happiness - Get luckier in 2016...

...how to boost your good fortune and happiness this year.  I recently read an article in January's issue of Good Housekeeping magazine entitled, Get Luckier in 2014 by Betsy Rapoport (pg. 90-91) which really intrigued me and I've spent a lot of time pondering the idea of 'luck' since then.  Can we really bring ourselves more luck...and happiness?  I came up with ten ways that you can bring more luck and happiness into your life and...in honor of lucky St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share my research with my missionary and his companion...and all of YOU!  Enjoy!


Click here or on the image above to download the free printable














Print onto white card stock.  
Cut out around the outside of each card and tie with string or ribbon.

AND...

Now in Spanish!!
Click here for the Spanish version
Click here for the English version

Thanks Lisa Jeppson for the request and to Taylor Ward 
for translating the whole thing into comprehend-able Spanish...
I thought I could just cut and paste from Google-translate...yeah...no.

Click here to see the finished package...

St. Patrick's Day 2014

Here's what I sent out to our missionaries this year.  In a small Flat Rate box from the USPS so it was only $6 to send to my stateside missionary and around $25 to send to my international missionary.  Trying to give small package options to all of you foreign missionary moms out there!

Package Contents:
King size Peppermint Patty
click here to view
Get Lucky in 2014 printable
click here to view
Hershey's Nuggets
Rolo's 
green tie (Elder)
green jewelry/nail polish (Sister)
St. Patrick's printable
click here to view

Still looking for more ideas?
click here or here
...or here or here

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Music: A Green Hill Far Away


Sacred Hymns on Acoustic Guitar
performed by:
Michael Dowdle
Mardk Small
Ryan Tilby
Robert Torres
& Jake White

There Is a Green Hill Far Away
Lead, Kindly Light
For the Beauty of the Earth
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Come, Follow Me
Sheep May Safely Graze
If You Could Hie to Kolob
Rock of Ages
I Stand All Amazed
'Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love
Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide
I Need Thee Every Hour
O My Father
From All That Dwell Below the Skies

One of Mason's favorite CD's from when he was on his mission.  Very peaceful.  Reminds me of what I in-vision hearing and feeling when I imagine the perfect Sunday morning.  While this won't have your missionary 'tapping their toes and bursting into song,' it will definitely bring the spirit into their home and heart.  Almost 100% hymns from the hymnal.  Sheep May Safely Graze is not in our current hymnal (or the hymnal before that) but, believe it or not, From All That Dwell Below the Skies is.