Monday, November 12, 2018

Free Printable Thanksgiving Menu Planner and Shopping List

Printable Thanksgiving meal planner

Use this free printable Thanksgiving menu planner and shopping list to stay organized for Thanksgiving dinner.

Use this free printable Thanksgiving menu planner and shopping list to organize your Thanksgiving Dinner plans!


I truly love hosting Thanksgiving, but it takes a lot of planning! There are so many things to do and to cook that it can all get a little overwhelming. Obviously, what to serve is a big part of the Thanksgiving meal planning and so I thought I'd make a quick printable planner to help out with that.

Stay organized this Thanksgiving with this free printable menu planner and shopping list


It's pretty self-explanatory.

In the left column there is space to plan your meal within the general Thanksgiving dinner categories: appetizers, beverages, entrees, sides, and desserts.

In the right column there is space to plan your Thanksgiving grocery shopping. It is also organized into general shopping categories: produce, meat, dairy, frozen, canned, and other.

Scroll to the bottom of the post to download. Your download will include both color and black & white versions of the printable because while I know it's fun to have it look pretty in color, sometimes it's just easier to print out a simple black and white copy.

Use this Thanksgiving menu planner and shopping list to keep your Thanksgiving Dinner planning organized


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Happy Thanksgiving and even happier menu planning!

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Friday, November 09, 2018

Everything You Need in Your Cold and Flu Survival Kit

Are you ready for cold and flu season? Make sure to have these 8 items on hand in a cold and flu survival kit to be ready when someone gets sick


Make sure to be ready for cold and flu season with a survival kit that includes everything you need to be ready for sickness in your home.
This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.



It's that time of year.

The weather has cooled off and there have even been a few snow storms up North where I live. It's just a matter of time before one of my kids gets sick enough to have to stay home from school. Or before I get sick enough to wish I could stay in bed all day!

The last thing any mom wants to do when she or her kids are sick is to run out to the store to buy necessary supplies. That's why having a cold and flu survival kit on hand is so important. Gather your supplies now so you're ready when sickness inevitably hits this winter.

Here's what you'll need:

Decongestant


When you're sick with a cold or the flu, congestion is part of the deal. Make sure you have a good one on hand—like Sinex from Walmart. Sinex products provide long lasting relief from congestion and stuffiness and their daytime products help control symptoms without drowsiness.

I have both the nighttime and daytime Sinex LiquiCaps in our survival kit, as well as the Sinex mist to help relieve severe nasal congestion.

Sinex brand decongestant liquicaps


Right now you can get extra savings on Sinex products:

  • $1 off any Sinex brand product at Walmart (BrandSAVER coupon from 10/28 newspaper)
  • $3 Ibotta rebates on Sinex LiquiCaps, Sinex Mist, and Sinex VapoCOOL at Walmart (Ibotta offer began 11//7)
  • $4 off Sinex products at Walmart when you combine offers through 11/10

Be sure to head to Walmart today to grab some Sinex decongestant for your cold and flu survival kit. And while you're there, make sure to put the rest of the items you'll need in your cart, too.

Hand Sanitizer


Washing your hands is the best way to keep cold and flu germs from spreading. While soap and water is probably the best way to do it, hand sanitizer is convenient to have next to your bed or the couch while you're home sick.

Tissue


When my kids are sick they go through tissue like nobody's business. Keep enough in stock so that you won't run out, even if everyone is blowing their nose at an alarmingly high rate! It's nice to have the super soft kind of tissue if you can, because those little noses can sure get raw.

Cough Drops


If the virus you get includes a cough or sore throat, having cough drops on hand is essential. I really like the menthol ones—they make me feel like I can breathe better and soothe my throat all at once. The Vicks VapoCOOL Winterfrost are my favorite.



Humidifier


Not only does a humidifier help you breathe easier and feel better when you're sick, a humidifier may actually stop the spread of germs! According to this study, a humid room can slow the transmission of flu germs by up to 43%!

Cozy Blankets


Nothing feels better when you're sick than cuddling up with a soft, cozy blanket. Have several clean ones on hand ready to go when illness strikes.

Tea


Staying hydrated is essential to getting better, and something warm in the winter is perfect. Tea is the perfect beverage for nursing your sickies back to health. At my house we love peppermint tea, but any flavor will do.

A Favorite Book or Movie


Make sure you've got some good books and DVDs on hand—or there's always Netflix. Perhaps the only good thing about being sick is getting to binge watch your favorite show without guilt.

While getting sick with a cold or the flu is really no fun, you can at least be ready to ease symptoms and nurse your kids (or yourself) back to health when you've put together your cold and flu survival kit!


Make sure to be ready for cold and flu season with a survival kit that includes everything you need to be ready for sickness in your home.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Easy DIY Costume—"The Rook" from Fortnite

How to make a Fortnite Halloween costume—"The Rook"

Fortnite. This video game is all the rage right now—at least among the middle school set! My 7th grader, Sophia, loves it and can be found playing whenever she can. I wasn't sure what to think of it at first, but after watching her play and realizing what a great social connector it is for her, I'm okay with it. As long as her homework and chores are done and her attitude stays good, she's fine to play for a little while each day. (I use the Circle with Disney to limit and track her time on the game.)

Easy DIY instructions for making a Halloween costume of "The Rook" Fortnite skin

Sophia wants to be a Fortnite skin for Halloween, but hasn't decided which one yet. However, Chloe had a costume day at the high school for Homecoming week and thought it would be funny to dress up as a Fortnite character even though she's never actually played the game.

The easiest one for us was "The Rook." 


DIY Costume—"The Rook" from Fortnite


We were able to find everything we needed either on Amazon, at Goodwill, or in our own closets. While it isn't an exact costume, everyone knew exactly who Chloe was, so we were glad we didn't worry too much about perfection here. This costume was extremely simple to put together! 

Easy DIY instructions for making a Halloween costume of "The Rook" Fortnite skin


Supplies needed:
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Yellow glasses—purchased off Amazon.

Plastic name tag holder—we had a bunch of these from various events, but they are cheap on Amazon.


Black fingerless motorcycle gloves—we have so many gloves at our house! We just cut the fingertips off a cheap pair, but the motorcycle gloves would be closer to what the actual character wears.

White button down shirt—found in my closet. Bonus that it had 3/4 sleeves already, but long sleeves can easily be rolled up.

Red or burgundy tie—amazingly my husband had zero red ties, so we found one at Goodwill. Sadly, they didn't have any plain ones, but the small pattern on the one we used was totally fine.

Black tank top or black fishing vest—we used a tank top we found at Goodwill and altered (directions below). The fishing vest is closer to what the actual character wears.

Black belt with big buckle—found in my drawer

Gray skirt—purchased at Goodwill

Gray tights—found in Chloe's drawer

Black boots—found in Chloe's closet



Most of the costume we already had, which is part of what made it so easy for us to make quickly. The purchases we had to make came to about $20, but the gray skirt Chloe will wear again and again because she loves it so I feel like I shouldn't even count it as part of the total.

How to turn a tank top into the Rook's vest


Easy DIY instructions for making a Halloween costume of "The Rook" Fortnite skin


I was surprised how few black vests were at our Goodwill! And all of them were way too big for Chloe. Instead, we found a black tank top that had some fake leather detail on it and decided to go with that.

It had a high round neck, so all we did was cut it into a v-neck and tuck the tie under it. Easy peasy!

How to make the Rook's name tag


Easy DIY instructions for making a Halloween costume of "The Rook" Fortnite skin


Seriously guys, I spent no time on this at all. I found a photo of The Rook online, printed it out, cut it to fit and glued it to a piece of white card stock. I wrote "The Rook" on it and put yellow highlighter across the top. It's hard to see exactly what is going on in the real name tag, so this was my best approximation and took less than three minutes to make.

Optional additions to The Rook's costume


Easy DIY instructions for making a Halloween costume of "The Rook" Fortnite skin


We decided against doing the ammo belt or carrying a gun, mainly because of school rules, but also because I looked around a bit and couldn't find anything that really worked well. In the end, I really don't think either are necessary for the costume, but if you want to add them here are some links:



This costume turned out to be a huge hit—and the best part was that it is super easy to make! 

Easy DIY instructions for making a Halloween costume of "The Rook" Fortnite skin





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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Best Way to Buy Used Cell Phones for Your Teens

Last week my 15-year-old daughter, Chloe, came home with a cracked screen on her phone.

"I don't even remember dropping it or anything," she lamented. Luckily, it still works fine, but she's just going to have to deal with the cracked screen for a while, because it's been only a few months since I bought her that phone—she's broken two others before it.


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And since I have another daughter's iPod currently sitting in a bag of rice and a drawer full of phones that my three daughters have cracked or broken in some way, I am just tired of the whole phone thing. It used to be that you could get a super cheap, brand new phone with the signing of a two-year contract, but now most carriers don't offer that option. Instead, you have to buy the phone outright or put it on a payment plan.

I don't know about you, but there is no way I am handing my teenagers a brand new phone that costs me $800 or more. I don't even want to pay more than $100 for a phone for them since they are always seeming to ruin them somehow!

It's a conundrum for sure. I'd love it if I didn't ever have to buy them phones, but I need to be able to keep in touch with them. I just don't want to buy them the latest and greatest, and I want to spend as little as possible until they prove they can be responsible with a phone (which may not be until they are purchasing it themselves!).



I was really excited to learn about Trademore—a website where you can buy certified used cell phones that are in great condition without having to comb the internet yourself and not even be sure the seller is reputable. You can also get rid of all those cell phones you're not using anymore and get a little bit of money back in the process.

The Trademore website is incredibly user-friendly and easy to navigate.

If you want to purchase a phone, simply narrow your search by type of phone and your carrier. We use AT&T and prefer iPhones, so I just clicked those off and was then immediately given the phones that were available, along with the lowest prices.



Once you see which types of phones are available, you can click on the one you are most interested in and then narrow your search further. Once you have put in the parameters, it will tell you the pricing for the phone you have chosen. I was pretty excited to see you can get a fairly newer model phone for around $200 and older models for as low as $75, depending on condition and storage capacity.

There is a large variety of phones and the prices are the best I've seen. I've shopped around the internet quite a bit looking for used cell phones for my kids and I love how easy it was to find great prices on Trademore's website.



My kids always have the oldest model phone I can get, because I don't want to pay too much and I don't think they necessarily need all the bells and whistles. Besides, they are just happy to have a working phone and I am happy to give them one that is in my budget. Trademore helps us both to be happy!

Since all the devices on Trademore go through a 30-point functional and cosmetic inspection for quality, functionality, and reliability, I feel confident that what I am getting will work well. The orders also come quickly via 2-day shipping, so if your kid breaks their current phone you won't be without one for very long.

You can also sell old devices via Trademore, which is nice. I grabbed one of those cracked screen phones that's been hanging out in my drawer and found out I could get $15 for it. They will send me a box to pack it in and it's free to ship it back out. I know $15 isn't much, but it's certainly better than a broken phone taking up space in my drawer!

I'm really happy to have found this resource because I'm sure I have several more phone purchases for my kids in the future. With Trademore, I'll be able to easily buy a used cell phone and keep it within a budget I am comfortable with.

Maybe Chloe will get to replace her newly cracked cell phone soon, after all!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

How to Get the Most Out of Amazon Prime Day (2018)

Amazon Prime Day is here again!

I LOVE Prime Day! I think it's even better than Black Friday, so it's essentially Christmas in July except more amazing. There are always some pretty amazing deals to be had, but there are some tips and tricks you should know about before Prime Day actually begins—which is at 3:00 pm Eastern time on July 16, 2018.

NOTE: People are having issues getting to the Prime Day Homepage where you can access all of the lightning deals. I have found that you can get to it through the Black Friday page instead. Click here: PRIME DAY LIGHTNING DEALS



How to Get the Most Out of Amazon Prime Day


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1. Sign up for Amazon Prime


This is the most important thing! Amazon Prime Day is only for Prime customers, so you can't get the deals if you aren't a Prime member.

Sign up for a 30-day free trial right now so you're ready to go when Prime Day hits.

If you are a student, you can sign up for a 6-month free trial.

2. Install Amazon Assistant


If you install Amazon Assistant on your desktop you will get $5 off your Prime Day order of $25 or more. Amazon Assistant helps you watch deals by giving you notifications throughout the day on the items you are interested in.

3. Download the Amazon App


If you prefer to watch the deals from your phone instead of a computer, download the Amazon App. You will not get the $5 off, but it is still an excellent way to make sure you are seeing every deal you are interested in.

Once you have downloaded the app, click on "Today's Deals & Upcoming" in order to view all deals 24 hours before they are live. If you like an item, simply click on "Watch This Deal" and the app will alert you when the sale price starts.

Note: Amazon does not say what the price will be on these deals. You'll have to wait for them to go live to find out if it's a good enough deal for you to actually buy it, but this is a great way to see if there are items you've been wanting to buy or would like to buy.


4. Add items to your wish list


If things on your wish list go on sale during Prime Day, Amazon will email you. You will want to keep a close eye on both Amazon and your email during Prime Day so you can be sure to get the great deals on the things you want most. Create your wish list here.

5. Use Alexa


If you do have an Amazon Echo or the Echo Dot, you can ask Alexa for special Prime Day earlybird deals and she'll give you the information. Also, both the Echo and the Echo Dot will be on sale for Prime Day for killer deals. If you've been wanting Alexa, get them now.

Alexa will still be able to help during the main part of the sale as well, so if you have her, use her!

Cool Deals for Prime Day


Here is a list of some cool things that are being offered just for Prime Day. Below that you will find a list of products that I have dug up and am excited about. I will keep it updated throughout the Prime Day event, so keep checking back!


  • Use the Camera Search in the Amazon App to look for deals and unlock $5 off every six hours. You could get up to $30 off if you do this throughout the Prime Day Event.
  • Get $10 to spend on Prime Day when you spend $10 in store at Whole Foods. Scan your Prime Code or use your mobile number at checkout in Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. between 7/11/18 and 7/17/18 on a single purchase of $10 or more (can only be done once).
  • Reload your Amazon gift card balance with at least $100 and get a $10 reward. If you know you are going to spend at least $100, it's a great option to get a little bonus. You must be a Prime member to take advantage of this deal.
  • Save 40% on a year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited. This is great for kids and gives them access to thousands of kid-friendly tv shows, apps, games, books, and more. It gives you control over how long they are online, setting goals, and more.
  • Subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for only 99 cents for the first four months.
  • Get 3 months on Audible for only $4.95 a month. That will save you $30.
  • Purchase from a huge assortment of magazine subscriptions and get prices as low as $5.00 per year for the subscription.

My favorite Amazon Prime Day deals


Remember, I don't know what the prices will be yet, or when they will go on sale during the event, but these are some things I know will be on sale that I'm excited about. I will update this list throughout the entire event.


23 and Me DNA test (ancestry and health)—My husband and I did these and it is so fascinating! This is a SCREAMING deal. Normally $299 and on sale for only $99. This one you get both health and ancestry reporting.

Ancestry DNA test (ancestry only)—We haven't used this company but I know many people like it.

Water Pik

Circle with Disney—I love mine for limiting screentime.

All Under Armour products are on sale for Prime Day!

Ring video doorbell

HP Photo printer

Furbo Pet Camera and Treat Tosser—This is the lowest price I have ever seen this for. I look from time to time because I am super intrigued by it and think my dog would love it.

Blendtec—I love mine SO MUCH!

Cricut Cuttlebug die-cutting and embossing machine

6 quart Instant Pot—This thing has changed my life. If you don't have one hop on this deal NOW.

Instant Pot inner pot—It would sure be nice to have more than one inner pot!

Keurig—Im not a coffe drinker, but this is definitely a really good deal.

Amazon Cloud Cam security camera

Anker Wireless phone charger—I like the idea of wireless charging!

Under Armour backpack—Great for camping or school!

Proactiv skincare products

Anker bluetooth speaker—I love having good bluetooth speakers in the house, and this looks like a good one.

Bluetooth shower speaker—Okay, this almost seems ridiculous. But my teenagers would love it and then they'd stop bringing the nice bluetooth speaker into the bathroom where I worry it will get wet and stop working!

Spike Ball—This is a game I've had my eye on for some time and I just purchased it with the Prime Day deal.

Grill mat

Roomba vacuum—I so covet this thing! Or if you don't want to spend quite so much money on it (still pricey even with the Prime Day deal), you could try this robot vacuum instead, also on Prime Day deal.

Xbox controllers—If the Fortnite craze has hit your house, you might want one of these.

Xbox One—See above. :)

Magnetic Blocks building set—My kids love these and they are so great for their brains and creativity.

Disney Codenames game—Codenames is one of our new favorite games and this is a Disney version! Fun!

Bose Noise Cancelling Ear phones—Perfect for every mom, right?

Bluetooth body fat scale—This looks interesting. It has fairly high reviews so I would think that it would work well.

Folding outdoor utility wagon—I have been coveting one of these for a while now. So great for the beach or soccer games or anything where you have to carry a lot of stuff with you!

Instant Pot steamer basket—I love my Instant Pot, and this would be awesome to have to expand my repertoire of IP recipes.

Microfiber towel—I just went on a four-day hiking trip, and one of the people with me had one of these and I was jealous. It's great for camping, beach, or even the gym.

Wireless bluetooth headphones—I want these really bad.

Bug Zapper racket—I got one of these last year and it is the best thing ever. Just last night my daughter was killing a million mosquitoes in the backyard with it.

Ultrasonic jewelry cleaner—I would love to have this—my rings always need cleaning and I never go do it.

Anker wall charger—This has six USB ports which I LOVE. We are always losing the USB port part of the chargers at our house!

Over the door mesh shoe hanger—I love using these for organizing my house, and this is a high -quality one with the mesh.

Alexa enabled smart plugs—I am not sure how these work, but they look way cool! I need to figure out all of these smart devices for my home.

Anker portable charger—I have this one and I LOVE it.

Metal bands for FitBit Charge 2—I love mine. I like being able to still wear my FitBit without the ugly plastic band for special occasions.

Magnetic door screen—I also have this and I love love love it. It allows for the dog to go in and out all summer without letting bugs in. Also, if the kids don't close the door (because they never do), then it's okay.

Dog life jacket—We got one of these for my dog last year and it's been great. She's more willing to go in the water now and I don't worry about her as much on the beach.

Car garbage can—I like how this thing looks. If you have kids, you NEED something like this in your car!

Lip Balm Boutique—This looks like a super fun STEM activity for kids to make their own lip balm.

Celestron SkyMaster binoculars—These look like really good ones if you need binoculars.

Several different Vitamix blenders—If you've been wanting a nice blender, this might be the one for you!

Cordless Hand Vacuum—Super handy to have around when you don't want to drag out the big vacuum.

Self-cleaning slicker brush for pets—Apparently this does a great job of getting mats out and I like that it's self-cleaning.

Stroller organizer for smart moms—I wish I had this thing when I was using a stroller for my kids!

Delta touch kitchen faucet—This thing looks amazing. Plus you can hook it up to the Amazon Echo to use voice activation for it! If you love having a smart home with all the gadgets, you'll love this.

Fingerlings baby monkey—I don't have young kids anymore, but I know these are super popular and can be hard to find. I also found this Fingerlings unicorn that lights up.

Bully Sticks—I don't know about your dog, but mine loves these things and they can get spendy. 

Britax Travel System (carseat and stroller)—If you are expecting and are looking for a great deal on one of the best brands, here it is.

3-D Pen—I've tried these out before and they are super cool. If you've got artistic kids that would love these, make sure you get one!

Detachable bluetooth sound bar—This is something I've been wanting for a while. Can't wait to see what the deal is!

How to get the best deals for Amazon Prime Day this year!


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Monday, July 02, 2018

Back to School Trends for Tween Girls


Find the best back to school trends at Justice this summer with their cool backpacks for girls, fun graphic tees, and other girls clothing that your tween will love!

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Justice

My youngest daughter, Sophia, just finished her first year of middle school. For all of my girls that first year of middle school has been an interesting time where they are suddenly a lot more interested in fashion and trends. And every single one of them has loved shopping at Justice during middle school because they are so tuned in to exactly what tween girls like. Plus they have something for every tween personality. I would say that over half of Sophia's wardrobe has come from Justice this year, and it would be more if we actually lived closer to a physical store!


Graphic tees are hot this summer and Justice has a huge variety of them—your tween daughter is sure to find a few that will fit her personality perfectly. I love them because they are affordable, Sophia loves them because they are a fun way for her to express her individuality while looking cute and trendy at the same time.

And since it's never too early to think about back-to-school needs, Justice always has super fun backpacks for girls. They sent Sophia a backpack with matching lunchbox, wristlet, and pencil case from the Pink Perfection collection.


The backpack, lunchbox, and wristlet all feature her initial (and can, of course, be purchased with any initial from A-Z). The backpack has padded straps to make carrying all those heavy middle school textbooks more comfortably, side pockets for a matching water bottle, front pockets for school supplies, and a trendy fuzzy pompom keychain just for fun!

One of the most fun things about this backpack style is the flip sequin style. These have been all the rage with the tween set lately.


Pretty fun, huh?

The lunchbox and wristlet also have the flip sequin designs.


I love how cute everything is at Justice, and Sophia and I have had so much fun finding the perfect things for the new school year since she was in about 4th grade and discovered how much she loves shopping there. I know that now she is going into 7th grade she will probably begin to age out of it soon, but for now she is still Justice's biggest fan.

The other accessories that they sent her are actually the two things she is most excited about. She loves the FEARLESS pencil case (I think few words describe Sophia more perfectly than "fearless") and she really likes the wristlet to use for money and gum and other things like that.


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Printable Summer Reading Log for Kids

Use this free summer reading log to keep your kids reading during summer break.


This free printable summer reading log will help your kids keep track of the books they read this summer.

Summer reading is a big deal around here. It might actually be one of my favorite parts of being a mom during summer vacation. I LOVE seeing my kids read.

We have a summer kick-off party the day after school is out and I give them a bin of new books to read for the summer. They are always super excited to dive in to their new books and usually get started reading right away. We sign up for the summer reading program at the library to earn rewards and I like to come up with other fun incentives to keep them interested in reading all summer long.

Use this printable summer reading log to get kids excited about reading this summer break


See all my ideas for summer reading here: Summer Reading for Kids

Of course, vacations and beach days and friends are all part of their summers, too. But reading is always a big part of our summer break and it makes me super happy. And I think it makes my kids pretty happy, too.

It's always nice to have a way to keep track of what the kids have read. We've done this in several different ways (reading journals, "I read a book!" printable, etc.), but a simple reading log seems to work well for my kids now that they are a bit older.

This free printable summer reading log will help your kids keep track of the books they read this summer.


Just a super simple date, book title, and number of pages—because it's always fun to see how many pages you've actually read!

This free printable summer reading log will help your kids keep track of the books they read this summer.


Get your free printable reading log by entering your name and email address into the form below. It will be sent directly to your email inbox where you can easily download it and print it out. Enjoy!



PS The books written on the log are some of my girls' favorite summer reads from past years. Maybe your kids will enjoy them, too! (affiliate links)


Five books your kids will love reading this summer


Happy summer reading!


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 2018 General Conference Study Bookmarks


Apparently I only am able to do these bookmarks in the spring, but...it's spring! And we had a wonderful General Conference at the beginning of this month. I have really enjoyed having these bookmarks to help me study conference, so I'm excited for my Ensign to come so I can get started!

One of the biggest announcements from the April 2018 General Conference was that visiting and home teaching no longer exist and are being replaced with a program simply called "ministering." I'm very excited about this change, and I look forward to having a few resources here on my blog to help out.

Many of my readers have used the past versions of these bookmarks as something to give to the sisters they visit taught, and I think they will continue to be something great to pass on to the sisters you are assigned to minister.


Note: The photo above features last year's bookmarks! And the Ensign from 2 years ago! Don't worry—when you download the bookmarks from this post you will receive April 2018 bookmarks.

I like the bookmarks because they are a visual reminder of where I am in my studies, and I work better when I study things on paper.

How to make General Conference Study Bookmarks


1. Download the Printable


In order to download the printable file, just put your email into the form below and it will be sent directly to you.


2. Print it out


The bookmark is designed to be two-sided. Print it out onto one side of your white cardstock, then reload the paper and print it on the other side. Every printer is a bit different, so make sure you know how to load the paper so it prints in the correct orientation! It should match up perfectly, though I did have trouble with my new printer in getting it aligned just right. But even though it didn't quite match up, I was able to cut it out without issue.

Alternatively, you could glue two papers together to get your front and back.



3. Laminate (optional)


I really like laminating things, so I laminate my bookmarks. They are less likely to rip or get ruined by spilling food or drink on them if they are laminated. I also like to use a dry erase marker or sharpie to keep track of which talks I have studied already.

I have this laminator, which is quite inexpensive. I use these laminating sheets and a small paper cutter.

4. Add a ribbon (also optional)


To make it look extra bookmarky and pretty, I like to punch a hole at the top and add some ribbon. I left space on the printable so you can do that if you'd like.



I printed one for me and one for The Maestro. He's more of a listen to the talks kind of guy, but he might use the bookmark here and there. I'm also definitely going to take one to the ladies I minister to this month, too!

I hope you enjoy your General Conference study bookmarks.
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