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i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)

Yet another waste of your time....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

But if any of you have spent time in the same room with me and something that's tangled, crooked, or out of order, you know why I had to do this. I am obsessive-compulsive about everything except when it comes to cleaning my house... I'm passive-agressive in that arena. You win some, you lose some. Enjoy.

Yes for Marriage Blog is Born

Please visit this new blog hosted by my friend, Kayla (in California), and me (in Arizona). We are both posting things that concern the Marriage Propositions (8-CA, 102-AZ, and 2-FL) and that we feel are important. Please give us a click!

Proposition 102

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This is a serious issue. Pause the music at the bottom of the page and then please see the video and visit the link

For those in my area- I have yard signs and bumper stickers so just leave a message with your email address if you want one- please talk to you neighbors about this and help them see why we need to protect marriage and our children!!


Friday, October 3, 2008

This site has way cute scrapbooking fonts to download for free! There are several sites you can download free fonts from, but this one is way awesome and I'm not affraid of getting weird computer viruses from it- ALSO, it has a tutorial at the bottom of each page so you can install the font and use it in your documents! This would've been nice whe I started installing fonts years ago! I had to figure it out on my own! Thanks Kevin and Amanda!

General Conference Packets

If you haven't ever seen these, they are awesome! This is packet for your kids to do while they listen to conference. Just print it out and let them get to work on it. It has games about conference, coloring pages, conference bingo (they put a candy on the space when they hear the word, ie: temple or family. Once they get a bingo they yell it out, eat their candies and start again- my kids LOVED this) where's waldo, connect the dots, etc.
If you'd like to print the official/original conference packet out, click HERE
After these started coming out, Deseret Book jumped on the ol' bandwagon and made their own. If you'd like to print deseret book's version out click HERE
Yet another packet HERE
Really cute packet by Melanie Day
Here are fact cards about the 12 apostles
If you'd like to print out the 12 Apostle memory card game click HERE
Here is a cute idea from Sugardoodle called General Conference Chase
General Conference Coloring Book
YW General Conference Packet

Happy Conferencing!


Here is the other thing that is taking over my life! I am the ward proposition 102 representative. Proposition 102: "Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state." Part of this non-calling involves getting everyone registered to vote, so that they CAN vote yes on proposition 102. See what the church says about defending marriage on one of my previous posts.

For everyone in Arizona, please register to vote HERE.

If you are in a different state, please visit HERE to register in your state.

If you are already registered, YAY! Good for you! Now go get your neighbors registered!

The deadline to register is October 6th, but last general election the site was so backed up the last day that it went down and people weren't able to register by the deadline and therefore, weren't able to vote. Don't procrastinate! Do it NOW! :o)

On a slightly different note, my aunt Trish sent me a great video today. I believe this speaks for itself, so I wont say any more about it:
This last part has to do with both patriotism and preparedness. Enjoy a good read and sound advice HERE


"Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others. We encourage Church members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve. We realize that some of you may not have financial resources or space for such storage. Some of you may be prohibited by law from storing large amounts of food. We encourage you to store as much as circumstances allow. May the Lord bless you in your home storage efforts. "
-The First Presidency
Hi all. I thought I'd post a little about what is taking over my life lately. I have been really trying to get our house in order for calamities that are unavoidable. Bluntly put, but I'd rather not sugarcoat anything so you know how serious I am. I'm not scared, I just know it needs to get done. Every time we go shopping I get more canned food than I know what to do with. Any basic necessity I buy, I buy extra of. Yesterday I bought 4 deodorants. Aaron said, "Stephanie I have two already." I said, "I know, but wouldn't you be sad if you didn't have any?" I bought more soap when I saw it was on sale. I buy at least 10 of anything canned that's under 60 cents (as long as it's not canned peas, YUCK!!!). I am educating myself about emergency preparedness, alternative energy and gardening. Right now is the time to be planting your fall gardens. Use this chance to learn about gardening. Seeds should be part of your food storage. For Preparedness info, please look at , provident living section of and thanks, Hannah, for this link: .
If you are in the valley of the sun (Arizona) here are a few more resources you should look up:

Cheap water barrels:
Email Bill at

Right now is the time to plant your fall garden! If you want to garden, I have a friend who will come and prepare your soil for you (for a fee)

If you'd like to attend an organic gardening class come to ASU East campus every other Saturday at 6:30am with $5 in your pocket and you'll learn a ton!
Email me if you're interested-

Every week, I will post a preparedness tutorial or tip. This week, it's about food storage breakfasts:

(From Sandy Leonard in my ward)
"I recently read from a newscaster his suggestions on storing food for a couple of months and his idea was to eat oatmeal every morning for breakfast. This is a good idea for a number of reasons:
1. The cannery sells oats already canned or you can can your own
2. I ate oatmeal as a child and as a teen almost every morning and I am still not tired of it
3. It is inexpensive
4. You can prepare it by soaking it overnight or by soaking it for a couple of hours in the morning rather than cooking it
5. You can add raisins, craisins, blueberries, banana chips, cinnamon, honey, etc. for variety
I purchase oat groats from Sprouts @ 79 cents/lb & soak them 1/2 C oat groats: 3/4 C water, or less. Before eating I add cayenne pepper, sea salt to taste, flax oil, & soaked seeds, i.e. sunflower, flax, sesame, etc. It is filling, healthy, and inexpensive.
It is good to eat small portions of food throughout the day rather than one big meal once a day. I have sooo much energy when my last meal is @ 4:00pm then my body can fully digest what I have eaten for the day rather than being overtaxed in digesting food all through the night. Less food versus more food = energy if it is nutritious food."


Families Safely Gathered In
Higley Stake Preparedness Fair

November 1, 2008
7:00 – 10:00
Pancake breakfast from 7-8:30 booths open til 10
In the LDS Chapel parking lot on Recker & Warner
· Menus & recipes for 3-month emergency storage
· Gardening
· Herbs and their uses
· First aid
· Long and short term water storage
· Fingerprinting & DNA kits
· Integrating the cannery in daily living – menus & recipes
· Food preservation methods
· Solar cooking and fuel storage
· Humanitarian displays
· And more . . . .