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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2016-17 Back-to-School Feast and Family Theme

My girls went back to school yesterday.

My husband is taking a sabbatical this semester, so we are in Utah living with my parents in my childhood home. School starts a couple weeks earlier here, so that's been a bummer for them, but I think it is so cool that each of them are attending the same schools I attended!

Because we aren't home in Michigan where school always starts the day after Labor Day, my preparation for our traditional back-to-school feast came upon me quite suddenly! Still, The Maestro and I managed to come up with something that we feel really, really good about and that the entire family needs to work on right now—not just the children.


Our back to school feast for the year focuses on finishing with an Olympic flair.


This feast is one of the traditions we really look forward to each year as school starts. It's a way for us to really start the school year on the right foot and make a few goals for ourselves that will help us all be better at whatever we are doing. Better students, better parents, better musicians, better readers, better friends, etc.

During our feast of excellent food made by The Maestro, we talk about the theme we have chosen for the year. I am often surprised that the introduction of the theme is usually the girls' favorite part. They always have such wonderful insights and they are quick to see how it applies to them and how they can improve.

Download this printable of 2 Timothy 4:7 and remember to always finish.


This year our family theme is simply Finish. We also included the scripture in 2 Timothy 4:7:

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

Two things influenced this theme for me.

1. I went to a BYU Education Week Class last week about organization. The teacher stressed finishing as being essential to stay organized and save time. She also taught us that finishing is often not what we think it is. We are not finished eating when we have finished the food on our plate. We are finished eating when we have cleaned up the kitchen and brought it back to a state of order. The messes and disorganization in our lives are often caused by not finishing the last few steps of a task and bringing things back to a state of order.



2.  The Olympics (obviously). We have loved watching The Olympics each night as a family, and it is so inspiring to see such dedication and hard work. These athletes always finish—sometimes finishing looks like crossing a literal finish line or finishing their routine, but they started long before that one race or that one balance beam routine. They finish on a daily basis, and that's what makes them great.

We are not very good finishers at our house, I fully admit. I am an excellent starter, but finishing can be overwhelming for me. I notice my kids are the same. They start things, they do what they are asked, but they often forget those last few steps that mean the task is complete.



For the feast, I tried to make it as "Olympic" as possible. I used a black tablecloth and napkins in the Olympic colors. I made a torch out of a water bottle, tin foil, and some tissue paper (you'll have to look closely to see it, I didn't think to take a good photo of it), and the theme printable I made includes the Olympic rings and a small nod to a gold medal.



Instead of the crowns I usually give the girls at the feast, I decided gold medals would be much more apropos. They were super simple to make, too! I just used small yellow paper plates, added their names and grades in glitter glue, and hot glued some grosgrain ribbon to the back so they could wear them around their necks.



I was worried they would miss the crowns too much, but they really enjoyed the medals. They did point out to me that the grades looked like they had come in 5th, 8th, and 11th place in their events—didn't think of that!

You can tell we've been watching a lot of Olympics at our house...



Bria and her Michael Phelps face.



Chloe thrilled to win gold.



Sophia biting the medal.

But for real, my girls were all super excited (and very nervous) to get going at school this year.

Bria is a freaking junior in high school. While I hate how grown up she is getting, I also love it. She's growing into a beautiful, thoughtful, talented, and poised young lady. She handled her first day in a new high school with grace—even though it literally has a thousand more kids in it than her high school back home.



Chloe is in 8th grade, also getting a little too grown up for me to handle. She is such a great girl. Fun, sweet, friendly, and hard-working. She also handled her first day at a new school well, though there were a few tears when she got home because she got signed up for the wrong band class and had to switch around her entire schedule and she'd already become attached to a couple teachers.



Sophia is in 5th grade—her last year of elementary school. She is fearless, outgoing, hilarious, and thoughtful. She loved her first day of school and already has two best friends, the best teacher in the school (according to her!), and is excited for this semester. She doesn't like that she is a "later gator" (her school has both an early and a late schedule), so I'm going to have to find something for her to do in the mornings that isn't sitting around watching TV or playing on the computer.




After school yesterday I probably asked the girls if they were finished with things about 50 times. "Are you finished?" is definitely going to be the new catch phrase around our house—and the girls are already becoming more aware of what finishing really means, whether it's breakfast, homework, practice, or something else.

We are so excited to finish out a great school year!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

6 Ways to Help Kids Beat Seasonal Allergies


Children's FLONASE® Allergy Relief compensated me in connection with statements made in this post.

Sophia had to miss her first two field days at the elementary school due to her severe seasonal allergies. It was the saddest thing ever. Field Day is the most anticipated day for a first-grader, especially when you are as active as Sophia. I hated seeing her so upset, but we just weren't finding anything to make it easier for her to be outside without also feeling miserable. 

Thankfully, she's managed to attend her last couple of field days, but only because we took steps to help alleviate her allergies. Because, like clockwork, the allergies show up right around the same time field day is scheduled. While I can't change the pollen counts (oh how I wish I could!), I can still do something about Sophia's indoor environment and her overall experience with allergies. I was actually really surprised about how much doing these things actually helps!

Allergy season tips for kids

Wash clothing immediately

I thought it seemed silly at first, but it is so important to make your allergic child strip down after being outside. I have Sophia put on clean clothes and put the ones she had on while playing outside immediately into the wash. It's amazing how much pollen they can pick up just walking home from the bus stop or playing in the yard for a while, and the less they are exposed to it the more comfortable they will be allergy-wise. (source)

Shower often

I know, I know. Sometimes getting a 9-year-old kid to shower once a week can be torturous! But during allergy season, showering daily (preferably as soon as they come in from outside) is a necessity. The pollen sticks in their hair and on their skin. Help them to learn how to thoroughly wash themselves. (source)

If Sophia isn't careful—like the time she decided to play with the pretty weeds she is allergic to last year—the allergens can affect her nose and eyes. I didn't know she had actually been making weed bouquets until it was too late. If I had her shower immediately, there is a chance that she would not have had an allergic reaction.

Wash bedding often

I'm going to sound like a broken record now, but wash that bedding. It will pick up allergens that will exacerbate symptoms, even if it doesn't necessarily pick up pollen. However, if you happen to have windows open (try not to!), pollen will find its way into your home and onto the bedding. I have a couple sets of bedding to make this chore easier for me during allergy season, and I rotate it every few days. (source)

Leave shoes off inside the house

Not only do shoes track in dirt and mud, they will track in pollens and other outdoor allergens. Leave them at the door. That means everyone in the house, not just the allergic child.

Vacuum daily

I don't love vacuuming, but it's essential when you have allergy sufferers in the house. Even more essential is that your vacuum has a good HEPA filter so that all pollens and other allergens are effectively trapped. Dusting often is also really important for the same reasons.

Talk to your doctor about medications

Obviously, it's important to speak with a medical professional when your child is suffering from allergies to the point of not being able to even participate in fun activities like field day! We tried a lot of things, but my doctor finally had us use Children's FLONASE® Allergy relief for kids ages 4+ nasal spray. It works to block 6 allergic substances, instead of just one.*

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Sophia used Children's FLONASE® Allergy Relief during the spring allergy season and it helped her to be greater than her allergies and be able to spend more time outdoors. I have been impressed with how much it helps her. It helps with both her nasal congestion and itchy eyes. It's the only OTC nasal spray indicated to relieve both nasal congestion and itchy water eyes.

Field day is now an option!

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Join Sophia outdoors this allergy season!



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Monday, August 01, 2016

August 2016 Visiting Teaching Printable

I've been thinking a lot about love lately, so this month's visiting teaching message on Nurturing Families was perfect for me. The idea that the Lamanites were more righteous than the Nephites simply because they loved their families really hit me hard. (Jacob 3:7)

Sometimes it's hard to love our families—and sometimes it's just hard to show the love that we feel. I see that reality in action on a daily basis as I watch my children interact with one another.

August 2016 Visiting Teaching handout printable. "The Home is to be a laboratory of love and service." Elder Russell M. Nelson

I think that part of the reason we are put into family units on this earth is solely to learn to love one another. That's why I loved Elder Nelson's quote:

"The home is to be God's laboratory of love and service."

Isn't that a wonderful way to think of our homes? A laboratory of love and service. I will continue to experiment and learn how to love and show love with those I truly do love most. What a beautiful gift.

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August 2016 Visiting Teaching handout. Print out Russell M. Nelson quote "The home is to be God's laboratory of love and service."


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Indexing—A Great Way to Participate in Temple Work

When I was a freshman in college, my singles ward had a contest between the Relief Society and the Elders Quorum to see who could extract the most names for temple work. Back then (almost 25 years ago now!), we had to go up to a special extraction center and work from microfilm and enter the names into a computer data base. My best friend and I got pretty competitive with a few of the guys in the ward, so we would get up at the crack of dawn and ride our bikes up to the extraction center and work for several hours.

While I don't remember who won the competition, I do remember really catching the spirit of getting names ready for temple ordinances. I found it was a fun way for me—an unendowed member—to participate in temple work in a meaningful way.


Nowadays the extraction process—now called "indexing"—is much simpler. You no longer have to go to the extraction center and you no longer have to work from actual microfilm. Instead, you can index from the comfort of your own living room on your own computer!

And even though I am now temple endowed, nowadays I live so far away from a temple (6.5 hours), that it is impossible for me to attend often. I've come full circle since my college days and find that indexing is again an excellent way for me to participate in temple work in a meaningful way.

Indexing is important to us as LDS members, because it allows us to do important temple ordinances for the people whose names are indexed. But Family Search also uses those indexed names to create a searchable data base for anyone to use to find information about their ancestors.

Next Sunday, I'm joining in the Worldwide Indexing Event by throwing an indexing party at my home. My friends and I are excited to get together to help move temple work along while we enjoy each other's company—will you join us, too?

Visit https://familysearch.org/worldsrecords for more information on the event, or see below:



From July 15-17, FamilySearch International will sponsor the third annual “Worldwide Indexing Event,” bringing 72,000 people from around the globe together online during a 72-hour event to save the world’s records by making them searchable to the public.  

During the 72-hour indexing period, volunteers participate by downloading the FamilySearch software and completing as many names as they would like.  Anyone with a computer and internet connection can join.   

Volunteers have made over one billion historic records searchable online since FamilySearch introduced online indexing in 2008. The demand for indexed records continues to grow as millions of historical records worldwide are added every year. To join 72,000 teammates in saving the World’s records, visit https://familysearch.org/worldsrecords. 

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 Visiting Teaching Printable

The visiting teaching message for July 2016 is titled Our Potential for Parenthood. Like some of the previous lessons on marriage emphasize, parenthood may not happen in this life for some people, despite their faithfulness to gospel teachings.

If that is the case for any of your sisters this month, you may want to go back to my printable from January that features the quote "we each belong to and are needed in the family of God" by Sister Stephens. You can find that printable here: January 2016 Visiting Teaching Handout

Because more sisters will have children and grandchildren than not, I decided to go with Dallin H. Oaks' quote, which I love.

July 2016 visiting teaching printable handout


My children truly are my greatest treasures! I forget that sometimes, I admit, but when it comes right down to it, they are my biggest blessings and a giant source of joy in my life.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Best Way to Save at the Grocery Store (No Coupons Involved!)

The Maestro and I have recently decided our grocery bill is completely out of control. We have so much going on that worrying about the grocery budget has taken a backseat, but then we realized that we had been spending around 150% of our allotted grocery budget for several months. No bueno! Something had to be done.

We were not couponing or shopping the ads. We were just shopping. When you just mindlessly put things in the cart, even if you have a list, it is easy to rack up a huge bill at the check out. Even easier since we are a gluten-free household and gluten-free convenience foods can be super spendy.

We decided to repent of our grocery mindlessness and sat down to have a meeting about our grocery list. Everyone always says you should plan your meals around the grocery ads, so that is what we set out to do. We gathered up the ads and sat down to make our grocery list together, determined to cut our spending in half if we possibly could.

But as we started looking through the ads, we realized that we had absolutely no idea what a good price was for anything! There were a handful of things that we purchase often that we thought we might know the regular price for, but mostly we were clueless.

"Is $2.79 a pound better than what we can get at WalMart?"

"I have no idea!"

"What about $1.05 for a can of the spaghetti sauce we always buy?"

"I think it's around that price at WalMart, but I'm not sure..."

That's basically how our conversation went the entire 45 minutes we perused the ads and made our list. No wonder we had been overspending so much of our grocery budget—we were completely and utterly lost!

How to save the most money at the grocery store.

In the end, we wrote down all the products from the ads that we thought were good prices and that we had planned into our menu and started at WalMart. We figured that we would write down the prices of everything we buy regularly at WalMart (best every day value, usually) and if that price was cheaper, we'd buy it there. Otherwise, we'd buy it at the other stores for the ad price.

Surprisingly, not everything in the ads was lower than the WalMart price. Even things that seemed to us like a really great deal were often cheaper at WalMart. Still, many things were a much better deal at the other grocery stores so we were able to save quite a bit by using the ads.

Since then, we have kept a careful log of how much we normally pay for things so we are able to actually recognize a good deal for what it is. After four weeks of painstakingly combing through the ads and building our menus as cheaply as possible, I'm happy to say that we've cut our grocery budget down considerably.

What we learned:

We learned that if you aren't keeping a grocery price log, you need to. I've heard of people doing it, but now I understand why! It's really difficult to memorize the prices of everything you buy on a regular basis, but if you have it written down you will know what is a good price and what isn't.

You will also know when prices rise permanently—which they unfortunately do—and be able to adjust your expectations accordingly. And I've found that I'm much more in tune to prices now by doing this. Instead of just grabbing a can off of the shelf, I make sure I'm getting the best deal I can, and I'm often surprised that the can I chose is not the one with the best price!

In May, we spent a horrifying $1,192.92 on groceries for our (gluten-free) family of 5. We budgeted $800.00 towards groceries that month, so we spent almost 150% of our budget.

I'd hang my head in shame, but I am no longer ashamed because wait until you hear what we've spent for June!

$572.18!!!

You guys, that is less than half of what we spent in May. And we did it without using any coupons (I hate coupon clipping, and most of what you can get with coupons does not fit within our gluten-free lifestyle anyway). We simply became aware of regular prices and created our meals around what was on sale.

Edited: While we generally just go to the other two stores if they have better deals, you can also rely on the Walmart Savings Catcher app to catch those prices for you. I use the app on top of going to the other stores, because it catches ads from stores that are too far for me to bother with. I am not a fan of doing the ad matching in Walmart because they can be pretty picky about how much things match, they won't do meat, and their produce is not very good anyway!

We have also been following my friend Hilary's advice to only buy what we need. You can read her blog post here: How to Save Money on Groceries—The Dummy Edition

Those two strategies together have saved us hundreds of dollars this month, and will continue to do so. Think of how much money we'll save in a year!

All because we know what a good price is now, thanks to our little price notebook.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

How Using a Timer Will Help You Be More Productive

My name is Lara and I struggle to stay on task.

I'm really good at starting things, but I fully admit that finishing them often seems difficult. I get distracted, I get overwhelmed, I have no motivation. Whatever it is, many things never get finished and some of them don't ever make it off of the to-do list.

But I have a secret productivity weapon. I'm using it right now, in fact, to keep me focused as I write. Want to know what it is?

A timer.

It seems like a totally simpleton solution, and perhaps it is, but it has made a huge difference to me and my productivity levels. (When I actually remember to use it, that is!)

Using a timer is the best way to be productive. Not only will it help you be productive, but if you use it right, it will also help your entire household productivity increase.

What kind of timer should you use?

Any kind of timer is fine, but I really try to stay away from the one on my phone. Why? Because I tend to get distracted by my phone and just the simple act of shutting off the timer when it goes off means I might check email or Facebook and lose several minutes that could have been more productive. You can use the timer on your oven or microwave, or you could purchase a timer like mine.

My favorite timer is the Datexx Miracle Cube Timer. I like it because it's super easy to use—each cube has four time increment options—you just have to put it down with the number you want to use face up and it automatically starts timing you. I have the purple cube, which has 5, 10, 20, and 30 minute increments. There are four other colors available that each have slightly different time increments, or you can buy the set.

I do think I'll buy the white cube soon, because it has a 60 minute increment, which would be nice to have.

Timers can increase your productivity and efficiency.
You can get a timer just like mine here: Datexx Purple Cube Timer


5 ways a timer helps you be more productive

1. A timer helps you stay focused on the task at hand

I don't claim to understand the psychology behind it, but I do know that when I am up against the timer, I work harder and don't allow myself to get distracted. This is especially good for super boring tasks or the things you've been putting off for a while. Something about knowing you only have to do it for 20 minutes helps you stay focused.

Using a timer sets up a specific expectation—for this 20 minutes you are only going to work on one thing. It forces you to be accountable for those 20 minutes and keep your focus steady.

Timing my children when they are working on certain things (especially when we are under a time crunch—like getting out the door for school every morning), helps them to stay focused, too. If I tell them they only have 5 minutes to get dressed, they do it in 5 minutes so they can beat the timer. If I don't time them, they will inevitably dilly-dally and the task will take much longer. And then they'll miss the bus!

We used to use the timer for tooth-brushing, but found an even better solution. Check it out here: Stop Nagging Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth!

2. A timer helps you to understand your time limitations

I am the queen of writing 200 things on my to-do list each day—and then thinking it's actually possible to do all of them! By using a timer often, I have a better sense of how long certain tasks take me. I've learned that most household chores go a lot faster than I think they will, so I know to only give cleaning my room 5 minutes each day—10 if it's particularly messy.

However, a lot of other tasks take much more time than I think they will. For instance, I've learned that I am a pretty slow writer. I think that I can knock out a blog post in less than an hour, but it almost always takes me longer than that. And that's fine because now I know not to place unrealistic expectations on myself, and my to-do list is a bit shorter these days.

3. A timer makes you work faster

I think it's pretty amazing how tasks tend to fit exactly into the time allotted for them, don't you? Maybe it's just because I'm a bona fide procrastinator and am extremely talented at getting things done exactly at the deadline, but I kind of think the phenomenon is universal. If I say a task is going to take 30 minutes, it probably will. But what if I only give 20 minutes to that same task? Chances are, I'll finish it ten minutes faster because I know I have less time.

While realizing your limitations (see #2), a timer will still help you up your game and get things done a lot more quickly. Try it—it's pretty amazing!

use a timer to help you be more productive
You can get a timer just like mine here: Datexx Purple Cube Timer


4. A timer limits your productivity breaks

My friend just told me about a documentary she watched called The Illusion of Time. I haven't watched it yet, but apparently Einstein discovered that every person experiences time differently, but that usually the more you move the slower your personal time goes. And the less you move, the faster time goes.

This proves what I've always known—when I'm working hard, time seems to go more slowly. But when I'm sitting on my butt, taking a "productivity break" and browsing the internet? Time speeds right by.

A timer helps me with this. When I'm finished with a task and want to give myself a break, I always make sure to set the timer for 10-20 minutes. Otherwise, I will get lost in the internet for far too long and waste all my productivity away!

5. A timer helps eliminate overwhelm

For me, this is the number one reason I use a timer. I get overwhelmed incredibly easily (perhaps that's one of the reasons I procrastinate so much), and the timer helps me get out of my head and into the task at hand.

When I look at the kitchen after a long day, I get so overwhelmed with the task at hand that I want to forget it and go crawl in bed and read. I always regret it when I give in to that overwhelm, so instead I set the timer for 30 minutes and resolve that whatever is finished when the timer goes off is enough. I can do anything for 30 minutes, right?

Usually I'm pretty surprised that I can finish in the time allotted, but even if I don't, I still accomplished a lot because I used a timer.

Using a timer is perfect for all those tasks that don't really have an obvious end to them, thus causing even more overwhelm and anxiety. Things like working through your email inbox, decluttering, or working through your long to-do list are prime candidates for setting a timer. You finish what you can in your allotted time and you leave the rest for the next time. It really works.

And sometimes when the timer goes off and I'm not finished, I don't even stop. I've gotten into the zone and am not so overwhelmed anymore, so I can finish the job easily. Why stop when you've got momentum!

Using a timer has meant that I finish more things, and that feels really good. I love how it feels to be productive—it's a heck of a lot better than the anxiety that comes with unfinished tasks!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Easy Book Club Snack Ideas: Pride & Prejudice

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dare Foods TM and Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #DareToBeInspired

Whenever I host book club at my house, I love trying to come up with refreshments that match the book. Sometimes that's easy because there is a particular food mentioned in the book or the book is set in a foreign country. But even if coming up with the idea is easy, I usually need the actual food preparation to be super easy, because I don't love cooking!

Nothing is easier than a cheese and meat tray with crackers, right? The trick is to make it somehow go with the book. I actually really love this idea I came up with because it would work for ANY book—not just Pride and Prejudice!

Book club refreshment idea for Pride & Prejudice. Clever! #overstuffedlife

I ran to Walmart and picked up some Breton® Gluten Free Herb and Garlic Crackers and a package of GALLO SALAME. (There is actually a great IBOTTA OFFER right now for the Breton® Crackers: BUY 2, GET $1.00 OFF.)

Since we are a gluten-free household, I like to make my book club refreshments gluten-free, just to be safe. I love the Breton® crackers because they are really tasty, and everyone really likes them—even the people who don't think gluten-free tastes very good! The herb and garlic flavor is my favorite and doesn't even need cheese or salami on top because it's so good all by its lonesome.

Gluten Free Breton crackers for cheese tray

Once I had my salami and crackers in my cart, I headed over to the fancy cheeses and started reading the flavor descriptions. I had a ton of fun pairing the different cheeses with different characters in Pride and Prejudice. For instance, I found a Gouda that was described as "sweet and mild." Perfect for Jane Bennet! I found cheeses that worked for all the characters I wanted to feature, and then I noticed that the packaging of the Gallo Salame says "authentic old world charm" and I thought that would be fitting for Pemberley—Mr. Darcy's home.

Cheese and meat tray with personality for book club

I made some cardstock labels for the cheese and salami so my guests would know what type of cheese it was, which character it represented, and why. I attached the labels to some pretty paper straws, which actually work very well for sticking into cheese (and salami)!

I arranged the cheese and meat onto my cheese board, stuck the labels in (I cut the straws to different sizes so that it was easy to see each label well), put the crackers on a plate, and voila! A beautifully easy snack to go with the book.

Here are the descriptions and characters I used:

Match cheese with Pride and Prejudice characters for book club

Elizabeth Bennet—white cheddar—"sharp-witted and mature"
Mr. Darcy—brie—"tough exterior, soft interior"
Jane Bennet—Gouda—"sweet and mild"
Mr. Collins—Swiss—"holier than thou"
Lydia Bennet—chili pepper cheddar—"full of spice"
Pemberley—Gallo salame—"authentic old world charm"

Cheese, salami, and crackers are really one of the easiest and best book club snacks out there. If you're willing to spend some time reading flavor descriptions, this idea will work on every single book you ever read for book club!

Breton GF crrackers plus Gallo Salame and cheese is an easy and yummy book club snack.

If you want to use my printable for the Pride and Prejudice characters, you can download it by leaving your email in the form below. If you are on a mobile device, click here to see the form.

For great entertaining solutions, look for Breton® Gluten Free Crackers at your local Walmart. *Not all products available in all stores.

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dare Foods TM and Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.