Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chocolate Chips? Yes Please!

Do you ever have those weeks where you just can't seem to get someone off your mind?
I have them more often than not.

As Young Womens President...I constantly think about my girls.
ALL. THE. TIME.
There have be a few lately that I have felt the need to connect with....
to make sure that THEY know that I LOVE them.

This morning while running my daily errands, I happened to stop by Deseret Book .
 I came across this little gem:


{Yes....anything with a chocolate chip on it grabs my attention.  Do you blame me?}

It's a short little 18 page paperback book.
It compares US to the CHOCOLATE CHIPS of life.

"The Chocolate Chip became famous for its ability to stand firm against the heat of the oven. Be the Chocolate Chip helps to bring to life the qualities that help us as followers of Christ and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stand strong and firm in a world of ever-increasing heat. Jen and Amy outline four steps that we can follow each and every day to stay firm and strong, and to be the chocolate chips in the cookies of life."

I immediately thought of a couple of young women who I thought could benefit from this 'sweet' little message and so I snagged up a few copies. 

I had high hopes to go home and whip up a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies to go along with it.
But.....
time lately has been getting the best of me so I did the next best thing.

I stopped by Paradise Bakery and bought up a bunch of their ever so yummy treats.


{They seriously have the BEST cookies}.

I needed a cute way to present it all.
I am in love with craft paper bags these days.
I'm also in love with bakers twine.
Just can't get enough.



I packaged up 2 of the tasties per bag and tied them shut.
{If you plan to do this...make sure and cover your cookies first with parchment or tissue paper. Otherwise....the yummy buttery grease from the cookies will seep through the bag.  And that just doesn't look pretty}.

I hand wrote a note to each girl and added my favorite picture of the Savior.
{Handwritten notes = always the best!}


I've come to discover that you can make almost ANYTHING look cute in either a basket or a bag decorated with cherries....BOTH purchased in the $ bins at Target last year.


I plan to purchase more of these little books before the year is over.

I've come to realize that when you get a prompting to stop by someone's house to say hi or drop off treats or tell someone that you love them, etc......it's usually for a REASON.  

Often times...we don't know that exact REASON but I've learned that it's ALWAYS best to act on those promptings. No matter just how busy life may seem.

6 comments:

  1. I have just been called as Stake YW Pres and I am a little overwhelmed. Your ideas are amazing and you have wonderful insights. Thanks for posting and sharing! I love this idea and have been trying to think of something for the YW Leaders in our stake. I can't wait to purchase a few of these books to have on hand. Keep those ideas coming!!!

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  2. I know Jen Brewer and Amy Stucky. I was in their ward in MN. They are really cool ladies! I knew Jen had put out health book (She is a nutritionist), but I did not know about this book. Thanks for recommending it!

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  3. Where did you find those cute kraft bags?

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    1. I bought them at a local seasonal boutique but I'm sure if you searched etsy you could find a whole bunch of them! xoxo

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  4. Thank you for your great idea Marci! I live in Indiana so no Deseret Book here for me to explore. I found this book on Amazon and love it. I am the Activity Days Leader in my ward and I am "bent" on trying to incorporate this idea into a recognition night...but I just can't figure out how to do that. We have one girl going into YW so I need to do this by the 3rd week of July (2015) yes, right away! I you have ANY advice or ideas please let me know when you get a chance. You are so creative! Thanks a bunch, Kaylynne

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    1. That should have said "IF" you have any advice...

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