Finally!! Family History Made Easy!

H-E-L-L-O People.....check this out!!

I cannot stop telling people about one of the coolest, most helpful APPS I've found to date. Find, reserve, and print family names. In fact, the creator's of this APP boast "Spend time in the temple with your ancestors, instead of outside searching for them. "

Do you want to learn more about Family History and why it is so important to ME and the LDS community, click here? And you can click here to learn more about LDS Temples.

Back to the APP, it's called Take a Name. You will never believe how easy it is to find family names people...in fact, it will BLOW your mind!!

More time serving.  Less time searching.  Try it free!

Real people. 
Real experiences.
Everything you need to take
family names to the temple.
Find temple ready ancestors
Try before you buy
Pick your price*

Reserve names
Print temple cards

Me & My Family History 

I am not a die hard, seasoned family search expert by any means. I do not know a lot about genealogy, although like a faithful member I continue to search through my line hoping to find individuals that still need their work done. I think through my many attempts I have only found a small handful of names (...more like 3).

So imagine my excitement when a friend told me about an app that would data mine through your family tree and pull out the names that needed the work done. I couldn't possibly be that easy, right??

Download the app to your phone or tablet and simply log into it with your FamilySearch log in information. You can select if you want to do Male or Female; type of ordinance; and number of names you'd like to search. I picked both male/female, all ordinances and the maximum number of 20 names. Then I left my phone to do the work. HOLY MOLY!!

When I returned to my phone the app reported that it had it had searched through thousands of names and the number of ordinances that needed to be completed. Here's some screen shots of the result for me and some of my family...check out the names and numbers. 

I love looking at how each of these relatives are related to me or where they have lived based on various census records and such. You get this awesome preview when you click on each of the names.
Once you've received your results, you simply have to click on the name...(which is awesome too), reserve the name and then "get cards". You can email the cards to yourself and print from there or if you're like me and have a Canon PIXMA iP8720 Inkjet Printer that is WIRELESS you print directly from the app.
In fact, I like to lay in bed and do this entire process...super easy! I think the hardest part so far is cutting the cards down (and that isn't that hard).
Check it out in iTunes and Google Play to download for FREE! 

*The APP is currently being offered for free. No clue, if the developers will start charging. However, a popup screen does appear periodically asking if you'd like to donate...DO IT!! We did. I just imagined the amount of time it would have taken me to find these names and gleefully gave them my money...it is so worth it!


Refugee Summer Fun Packs

Looking for a fun way to get involved with Refugees here in Utah? Currently they're collecting Summer Fun Packs. This is a great activity for church groups, families and friends. So hit your local dollar store and put together a bag or two!!

Summer is coming and many refugee kids will be out of school. We are collecting these kits to distribute to help add some fun to their summer. PLEASE KEEP ALL ITEMS GENDER NEUTRAL. Please put only these items in the kit. Adding or taking out items makes things difficult. We want the kits uniform to help with distribution. Please deliver them to our warehouse between the dates of May 17th-31st.

Drop them at our Sharehouse: The location is on the Lincoln Elementary Campus 450 East 3700 South, South Salt Lake. This is a block southwest of Granite High School. M or W 11-4:30. Follow the signs once you drive in, we are in a portable classroom north of the school.
Learn more about Utah Refugees by following them on Facebook. They post most immediate needs there.

Also, if you're involved in a local group that would love to learn about Utah Refugees and how they can help, I am available for speaking engagements. Presentations are approximately 30-45 minutes long with power point presentation and videos, along with ME. I do request that you combine my presentation to your group with a service project or collection of items to donate to the Utah Refugee Connection. Simply email me and we'll coordinate the details.


Inspired by Pinterest: Easter Project Round Up

I am so excited to share some of my favorite Easter craft ideas. I've linked to the original blog post that features the video that shows you how easy and fun all of these crafts are to put together.


Inspired by Pinterest: Easter Egg Ideas

Watch me today as I share a variety of fun ideas on how you can decorate your Easter eggs for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're creating them with real hard-boiled eggs or from plastic or paper mache eggs, you'll love the ideas featured from Pinterest and my own stash of crafty ideas.  [Link to Original Blog Post & Video]


Inspired by Pinterest: Glitter Bunny Canvas

Watch me and my cute daughter Emma as we share how fun and easy it can be to create your own glitter bunny canvas. The fun Easter craft technique can be applied to wood, canvas and other surfaces and it's so simple you and your kids can create this together! [Link to Original Blog Post & Video]


Inspired by Pinterest: String Easter Eggs

Join me today as I teach you and (returning guest) Tausha Hoyt, host of Sassy Style Redesign how to create String Easter Eggs. You've seen them for years and all over Pinterest, but I will tell you the different ways to stiffen the string and tips I learned from creating eggs both large and small eggs and even ones filled with an candy surprise. Come get sticky hands with me today!  [Link to Original Blog Post & Video]

Inspired by Pinterest: Peeps Wreath

Join me as I demonstrate how simple it can be to create your own "Peeps" Wreath for upcoming Easter holiday. You'll be amazed at how fun these can be to make and you can always eat your leftover supplies.  [Link to Original Blog Post & Video]



Inspired by Pinterest: Leftover Easter Egg Dye Ideas

Watch today as I share some fun ideas on how to use up those left over Easter egg dyes to tint and color your other craft supplies. So be sure to hit your local craft and grocery stores and buy up their clearance on these because you will want to try some of these fun ideas at home. [Link to Original Blog Post & Video]

Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on Inspired by Pinterest show. 

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Inspired by Pinterest: Easter Project Round Up

I am so excited to share some of my favorite Easter craft ideas. I've linked to the original blog post that features the video that show...