Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Young Women!!!

Hope you all had fun at our activity last night..had a blast with all of you..til our next activity!!
Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless:):)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Reminder: Mutual tomorrow 11/26/2008

Ok Girls!!! just another reminder that mutual is tomorrow at 5 pm. Meet at the church to go ice skating.
remember to bring your $7 to get in.. you'll be covered after the activity at the restaurant by
your teachers..see ya tomorrow!!!! Unless there is a change of plans..please post below, leaders:)

Tip of the Day:):)

Perk up your posture

Stand tall first thing in the A.M. and enjoy a slimmer silhouette all day.
Slouching creates a paunch. Before getting dressed in the morning, stand sideways in front of a mirror. Your shoulder, hip, knee and ankle should all be in line, says Ramona Braganza, a personal trainer in Los Angeles. Adjust your body if necessary and get a feel for the position. Then, while brushing your teeth or standing in line anywhere, put yourself in that stance.

Motivation Boosters - 5 top secrets to Success!!

Need some motivation to boost you off the couch or out of your comfort zone and get back on the healthy track? check out these 5 tips from SELF Magazine..

1. Do it for you. Sixty-nine percent of women who work out regularly—we'll call them exer-fans—do so to please themselves alone. "The more you exercise to please others or assuage guilt, the less likely you'll be to stick with it," says Wendy Rodgers, Ph.D., professor of exercise psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Set a goal. "Set a goal that is specific, actionable, short-term and measurable," says James Annesi, Ph.D., director of wellness advancement at the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta in Georgia. Big-picture concepts, like "I want to be slender in six months," don't carry as much oomph as "I want to fit into a size 10 in six weeks."

Follow a program."If you have a plan before you exercise, then you're accountable to it, and you'll feel more satisfied once you fulfill it," says Tom Holland, an exercise physiologist in Darien, Connecticut. And the better you feel after your workout, the more likely you'll be to do it again. So take a class, hire a trainer or view videos of moves at

Toss your scale.Measure your exercise achievements by how your clothes fit, as 68 percent of exer-fans do, not by a number.

5. Sense your success."If you imagine yourself successfully working out," "you can create and strengthen the belief that you're capable of it."

also following the Word of Wisdom is the same thing!!!

HOW TO: Ball and Light Wreath

Idea from: Martha Stewart Living :)
Here's another way to make use of the extra Christmas ornaments..try this at home with your mom or siblings!!

Tools and Materials

16-inch-diameter wreath of shiny plastic or metallic Christmas balls, by Martha Stewart, from Kmart
16-inch-diameter pine wreath
Floral wire
Two 33-light strands of red pearl lights (No. 9695), from
Rubber bands
U-pins (greening pins), from Michaels

Step 1

Combine Wreaths

Step 2

Add Pearl Lights

Monday, November 24, 2008

HOW TO: Napkin Folding - Waterfall Pleat

By Joanne O'Sullivan and Terry Taylor
Photo Credit: Keith Wright
Hey Girls, are you assigned to help mom set the table for Thursday's Thanksgiving Feast?
Well, here's a quick tip on napkin folding to give your table setting an elegant look!!!


Start with a napkin laid flat.

Bring the bottom long edge of the napkin up to the top edge to fold the napkin in half lengthwise.

Fold the left side over to the right.

Position the napkin in a diamond shape with the open points at the top.

Bring the first layer down to the bottom point.

Crease the fold.

Accordion-pleat the layer you just folded down to the crease line.

Fold the napkin in half to form a triangle.

Turn the napkin so the folded line is at the bottom.

Tuck the side points into each other in the back.

Stand the finished napkin on a plate, and fan the pleats outward.

and you're finished!!!

From: Victoria: The New Napkin Folding © 2006 Hearst Books - Buy the Book

Ideas for our Service Projects this Nov. or December 2008

Our Laurels class has pitched in their 2 cents for our service projects and we hope that you'll
all agree..Please feel free to also put in your ideas and lets put our heads together on these wonderful ideas..

* Make sack lunches for the elderly and widowed and deliver them.

* Join Canned Food Drives, donate from our pantries and go there to
* Volunteer to serve food at the Soup Kitchens.

* Hygiene Drives- basically get together and pack boxes of hygiene products for families
in need. food could also be included.

Mini Stocking Project - by Martha Stewart Kids

These are awesome little stockings to make at this great idea from Martha Stewart kids..

These stockings are just large enough to hold a small gift or sweet for each of the 24 days of Advent. If your tree is too small to hold 24 stockings, hang the rest from a ribbon swag.

Use a computer to print numbers, then cut them out and glue them to metal-rimmed tags; or label the tags by hand. Use felt in various colors, and add ribbons in complementary hues.

If you like, hang a swag of stockings without tags across the mantel, tie them onto gifts, or hang them from the tree.

Tools and Materials
Marking pencil or tailor's chalk
Sewing scissors
Pinking shears
Sewing machine
Straight pins
Metal-rimmed tags

Mini Stockings How-To
1. For each stocking, trace the template onto felt twice with a pencil or tailor's chalk, and cut out. Pin the two pieces of felt together at the toe, heel, and instep.

2. Cut a piece of ribbon just longer than the width of the stocking's opening; position it about 1/4 inch from the top, and pin in place. Sewing 1/2 inch in from the edge, machine-stitch the front, back, and ribbon together, leaving the stocking's top open.

3. Trim around the seam with pinking shears.To hang the stocking, use an awl to punch a hole through both pieces of felt in the upper right corner; thread silver twine or a narrow ribbon through the holes, and tie on a metal-rimmed tag.

Dr. Pepper Soda FREEBIE!!!!! Hurry..offer ends today @ 6 pm EST

Hey Girls!!! Thirsty?
Rush over to Register and type in your address, and they’ll send you a coupon for a free Dr. Pepper. Hurry–the offer ends at 6 p.m. EST today!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mutual: Ice Skating @ Lloyd Center is set for 11/26/08 @ 5 pm.

So it looks like mutual is going to be on Wednesday. We're to meet at the church building at
5 pm and proceed to the Lloyd Center for ice skating. So I'm guessing 6-7 and not sure if we're
still going to eat after that like the plan last time. So if you catch that it's $7 per person to get in
for ice skating. Advisors please let us know if it's different by commenting below this post..

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ice Skating Activity Today - CANCELLED...11/20/08

Just an FYI girls, if you haven't been notified by the Young Women Leaders...
our ice skating activity for this evening has been cancelled due to a funeral
in the ward and will be rescheduled for another week. We'll hear more from Lani and the advisors on Sunday. Our condolences go out to the young
women who lost their grandmother this past week..God Bless..

Monday, November 17, 2008

Talent Nite for Rose City Ward 1 - Christmas Dinner

Ok girls, Lani told us to plan on doing a musical number for the ward Christmas Dinner.
Not sure on the details yet but please start coming up with ideas for the talent we'll
be doing as a whole and post them on here in the comment section below this posting.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies - Martha Stewart

saw this wonderful recipe from Ortuzar, co-owner and executive chef of 'wichcraft, joins Martha to bake delicious peanut butter sandwich cookies.

Makes 12 sandwich cookies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Turbanado sugar, for sprinkling
  • Peanut Butter Filling


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oats and cook, stirring, until toasted, 5 to 7 minutes. Spread oat mixture onto prepared baking sheet and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together remaining 1/2 cup butter, granulated and brown sugars. Add peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  4. Add oat mixture and flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined. Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment paper. Cover dough with a second piece of parchment paper and roll out dough, between parchment, to 1/4 inch thick. Carefully slide rolled dough onto the back of a baking sheet and transfer to a refrigerator until chilled, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove top layer of parchment paper; cut out cookies using a 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets; sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  6. Transfer baking sheets to oven and bake until golden, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheets.
  7. When cookies have cooled completely, snip the end of the pastry bag and squeeze filling in a spiral motion on the bottom side of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Young Womens Activity @ Lloyd Center: Ice Skating 11/20/08

Ok, so this Thursday we're to meet up at the Lloyd Center at 6pm til 7pm. If you weren't
at church today the girls were asked to each bring $7 to get in for the ice skating. Afterwards
we'll be going out to eat from 7 pm to 8 pm so please be sure to let your parentals know about
that if they don't know yet. No worries about paying to eat..each of your teachers will be covering
you with the budget each class recieved for the activity. Laurels, were covered by no you have any questions..please post them on the bottom and we'll get back to
you on that asap.

Friday, November 14, 2008


9am to 4 pm today 11/14/08!!! call to make your appt. asap:) I Just called and they said they're accepting appts right now for the above times today..

Super Cuts Portland Training Center
18030 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267
(503) 654-5534

Twice monthly Super Cuts Has a week long advanced technique course in this area. At the end of the week models are needed. Cuts are free and include blow dry if needed, but no styling. Models must come in with CLEAN hair and BE ON TIME. If 5 minutes late, they will not be seen and will not be able to make appointments for any future sessions.

Procedure: Call 503.654.5534 and leave ONE message. Calls will be returned during the week of
training for appointments on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Missionary Care Packages and Personal Progress Activity

Tonite was an awesome night. We had a total of 6 girls show up to do the missionary care packages, write Elder Sheffett and Sister Fifita letters of gratitude and love. Afterwards we had our Personal Progress activity: "Your Self Esteem" where the girls had to create collages of their individual worth and self esteem. A special thanks to all who were there. Until next Thursday's activity: Ice Skating at the mall.. Mia Maids and Beehive classes are going, if the Laurels are interested in joining in this activity, please let us know sunday so we can prepare for then. We'll be posting up the pictures from tonites activity as soon as I get it from Lani..Have a good evening ladies until Saturday morning for our baptism for the dead...:) 5:30 am..

Baptisms @ temple 11/15/08 for Rose City Ward youth

Just a reminder for this saturday 11/15/08 are Baptisms for the dead @ the temple. So I
was told that we are to meet at the church @ 5:30 am. See you there in your sunday best.

Mutual Tonite 11/13/08 - Preparing the Missionary Care Packages.

Our meeting on Tuesday was a great one. Please remember our activity today and as of Sunday skirts are mandatory at the beginning of mutual. Looks like our girls are not required to bring any
items to pack in the box as the leaders and teachers are providing those for the missionary care packages. so here's the list of items needed at the packing..

Sister Missionary:
Feminine Hygiene Pads
Shampoo & Conditioner
body wash


shampoo & conditioner
body wash
or soap

if I left anything out, please let me know...thanks:):)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ideas for our Thanksgiving Dinner!!!

Here's another one for the vases..please feel free to post up all your ideas and tips on here..

Pumpkin Vases:

  • Small pumpkin
  • Pumpkin carving saw
  • Fresh flowers
  • Small glass

1.With a pumpkin carving saw, cut a hole in the top of a small pumpkin large enough to fit a small glass or other container to hold water.

2.Scoop out seeds and strings.

3.Insert the small glass into the pumpkin and fill ¾ full with water.

4.Trim fresh flowers to tuck inside you pumpkin vase.

Ideas for our Thanksgiving Dinner!!!

So I happen to see this wonderful idea while I was browsing around on for thrifty ways to help decorate for the Thanksgiving dinner..

Pumpkin Tea Lights

What you'll need:
  • Mini pumpkins
  • Sharp knife & Tea lights


1. Wash and thoroughly dry mini pumpkins. 2. Cut a hole in the top of the mini pumpkins. 3. Scrape out seeds and strings. 4. Insert tea lights.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Snack of the day: Peanut Butter Surprises


Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with Silpats (French nonstick baking mats). Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda, and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, and 1 cup brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully combined between additions. Add vanilla; beat to combine. Gradually add dry ingredients; mix on low speed until fully combined. Add chocolate chips; mix on low just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. In a small bowl using a rubber spatula, stir together peanut butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  4. Drop 1 tablespoon of dough at a time onto baking sheets, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Make a thumbprint in the center of each cookie. Fill thumbprint with 2 teaspoons peanut butter mixture. Top with a second tablespoon of flattened dough. Carefully mold dough to cover the surprise.
  5. Bake until firm, about 12 minutes, rotating halfway through. Transfer baking sheets to wire racks to cool for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets, and let cool completely on wire racks.

Helpful Hint

Peanut filling can be made ahead and stored airtight in refrigerator up to one week. Bring the filling to room temperature before using.

Missionary Care Packages and Thanksgiving Dinner

Good morning, ladies...
I just put up a blog that we can all come together on and be on the same page for all
our activities and church functions. Please feel free o post up your ideas and tips for
our upcoming missionary care packages and Thanksgiving dinner for the girls and boys.
Have an awesome weekend and see you all on sunday!!!

P.S. for the teachers and leaders..we can grab our free razors to help out for the missionary care packages at Walgreens..with their easy saver coupon for the the Schick Quattro 3 pack Razors..for men(black ones) and ladies(pink ones..purple ones are @ regular price of $8.99)!!! last day tomorrow...just grab the little red easy saver book from the front of the store and use your schick quattro mfr q. for $2.00 off one. You can also grab the Dove Beauty Bars from the Albertsons Mega Sale this week up until next Tuesday (those are also part of the 2 for $5 sale. use your $1/1 mfc. q ) if you don't have coupons for it..just go onto or print it off the little ads right here on our page. let me know if you have any questions or (503) 387-3351-home or my cell (503) 406-7224.. you could also combine it with the bogo free coupon from last get more...I'll break it down in a little bit..