Wednesday, August 26

The Book of ALMA - Family Scripture Study

The Book of ALMA

- raising the bar on family scripture study:)

- this year our family is getting off the floor, and sitting around the kitchen table during our family scripture study time.  These fun doodle pages are my attempt to help the kids visualize and hopefully retain what is being read:)

- doodle up a storm, stay engaged and remember more!

Free printable:   study sheet for Alma Chapters 1-5

Saturday, August 15

Back to School Fun

I  just found these on Pinterest and Love them!  

Won't they be a Hoot to make the kids for back to school?  

I am going to fill the middle of the noodles with little treats they love. 
Oh what fun:)

Not By Sight

4 Stars

Don't miss this new book that is sure to make you smile:)

I started this book - and thought ahh, just another regency story I've read before - so I skipped ahead about 20 pages - and started to read a little more to see if it was worth my time - and let me tell you - the book did not rest after that!
You will be pleasantly surprised with the story, it twists and turns and gives you a tale you have not read before.  Go ahead - buy it, take it on vacation, lock your door, lie on the beach - any way you slice it, it's there for you to enjoy!

Thursday, August 6


Washi Tape Pencils

Love this simple way to add a little fun to your back to school gift bucket!

First Day of School the kids at our house find treats and treasures on their breakfast plate to celebrate school.  

- mostly to help them feel the fun and love from Mom:)





Jody Hedlund has completely dived into Historical Fiction with her latest novel "Luther and Katharina".  This book has a great beginning - a nun on the ledge of a 2 story window, trying to grasp enough courage to jump.  Right away you fall into this intriguing story of a group of nuns trying to free themselves from the horrors of the time.

This time period in the 1500's is harsh.  Luther is trying to spread the word of God through pamphlets and his preaching and it is met with overwhelming resistance.  The awful pillaging of the Nuns - regularly, hangings, whippings and torture are difficult to read through.  The author doesn't go too deep into any detail - but enough is said to make you feel the reality and darkness of this time.

Luther and Katharina fight against the majority to seek a new way for themselves and all people.  Reformation came at a high price and I admire the author for trying to help us see this through her story.  

I struggle to rate this book 3 for the violence and a little too much in the marriage bed or 4 for the amazing historical insight.  The story is a good page turner - the history is true - the character's believable.  And finally, the time period is harsh and dark, the violence is rape and the desire and lust that fill most of the book need to be stated.  This is not a fun weekend read but a heavy historical fiction with a beautiful love story woven throughout.

Sunday, August 2

Scripture Study Sheets - Mosiah 25-29

Free Scripture Study Sheets 
- for your Family Scripture time 
- doodle up a storm, stay engaged and remember more!

Sunday, July 26

Mosiah 12-17 - Let's Study Abinadi

free printables to help raise the bar during family scripture time
*sit around the table
*take turns reading
*visualize, color, doodle, 

and find yourself remembering, learning and enjoying