Wednesday, July 27, 2011

LDS Home Executive Day Planner AVAILABLE

For the last year I have been designing my 2011-2012 LDS Home Executive Day Planner selling for $11.99. Here are some of the great features of my planner:

1. Full color throughout entire planner
2. Spiral Bound for easy to turn to pages
3. Inside pockets on both front and back covers to keep receipts, bills, coupons, etc.
4. New recipes every month
5. "Her To-Do's," "His To-Do's," and "Kid's To-Do's"
6. Weekly menu
7. Weekly grocery lists - divided into categories
8. Daily Highlights - a mini journal area
9. Dotted lines in the top corners to keep your place.
10. Address pages for Family Favorites, Mom's contacts, and Kid's contacts
11. Eight pages of notes
12. Four pages of LDS stickers (temple, date night, FHE, etc.)
13. Perfect size to fit in most purses (6x9)

The LDS Home Executive Day planner is the perfect gift for your mom, sister, friend, or any woman in your life (including yourself). It is a planner that will organize, motivate, and inspire her as she cares for her home and family. The LDS Home Executive Day Planner is a gift that she will want year after year.

This is a TWO month sample.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Update #1

It's been forever since we updated you all about our lives. I get on our blog just about daily to see if any of you have updated your blogs and I am so thrilled when you have. I figured I had better update you all as well. We have had a wonderful summer, I cannot believe it's almost August and Braden goes back to work in about a month! Where has our summer gone? Here are some pictures...more will follow...of what we've been up to (not in any order - sorry)

For our ward's Youth Conference we were in Salt Lake City.
Braden and Arrie stayed with my parents for a night, so since
they were so close, they came up one night for our hike up
Ensign Peak and Swimming at the hotel.

Getting ready to hike Ensign Peak

Overlooking the Salt Lake Valley from Ensign Peak

Arrie with some (extended) cousins at Crispy Creams.
She LOVED watching the donuts being made

We went to Oregon for a week to Braden's Grandparent's cabin at Wallowa Lake.

Arrie sitting around the campfire waiting for s'mores

Arrie had long exhausting days at the cabin. She napped so well we were
able to go in her room and take a picture of her sleeping without her waking up.

Arrie LOVED the deew (deer) at the cabin. Here she is looking out the window for more

Arrie is obsessed with glasses. Here is a pair she found

Her is another pair - of Grandpa's - that she found in the desk! :)

We went on a hike. Here are a few pictures from that

That's all for now, I will post more pictures later

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Springville High School Lip Dub - Yeah 3x

I know it's Jen that usually updates the blog, but I just wanted to post and share the latest lip dub music video my students made. We had about 300 people and it's the first ever lip dub to be done in the dark. Be sure to let me know what you think! Enjoy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Toilet Paper Art

I love this! I have to do it! HERE is the link how.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

American Flag banner

I want to make this for this summer! Check it out HERE.

Felt flower pillows

I want to make one of these for Arrie and one for my niece! Check it out HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

My new adventure

Some of you may have received a facebook message from me the other day. I hope you didn't mind the little pitch for my new product. I'm really excited about this new little business I am starting. Some of you may know that I worked as a graphic designer and then, when we had Arrie I came home to be a mom, but continued to do free-lance graphic design. I had an idea about a year ago for an LDS planner. Well, since that idea hit, we have had a lot of learning take place.

I started designing my planner and approached BYU for education week. Come to find out, they do their ordering for education week in February (Education week is in August) so I was too late, but they said to come back and they would order for "next year" (now this year).

I am having them printed in China, so that has been a huge learning experience - luckily my contact Ida, understands me and I can understand her English too.

I met with an accountant and had to learn a lot of other lingo. I had to find a company to help me ship internationally and all those port fees and cargo info.

I have learned how to and how not to approach businesses that might sell my product. And some internet stuff for advertising.

It is neat what can come from just an idea. There is a lot of learning that takes place and I am so glad that I have ran with my idea and gotten this far. I love my planner, I hope others will love it just as much. It's the planner I've always wanted but could never find. AND the cool thing is it's going to change every year with suggestions from all the women who use it.

If you're reading this and have an idea - do it!!! It's great! We're encouraged to find ways to continue our education and the only way to do that is try new things - read a new book, try a new project, in my case - start a new business! :) Well, if you want to see the planner, you can go to my blog Picket Fence Publications. Thanks for reading.