Friday, November 11, 2011

Leadership PIE {and a fun little find}.


**** 10/13/15  I now have an updated post for this where you can download a copy of my handout for FREE. Click HERE.

Last night I had a leadership Board meeting at my house for all of the Young Women leaders in my ward. {They seriously rock!} Since I'm a 'theme' kinda gal...I decided I wanted to base this meeting around SOMETHING.  So why not.....PIE, right?  It IS Thanksgiving soon!  

I made up this little sheet to go over:


3 'Pieces' of Leadership Pie...

I had them fill this out:

...since it's important to know ALL of the girls....not just the one's you're over...

The person with the most names RIGHT....went home with this:



MMMMmmmmmm.......... Pretty good incentive, right?

And then I served these:


Banana Cream

Pumpkin Cream


Mini Cream Pies.  Now for my fun little find:




MINI Graham Cracker Pie crusts!!! And guess where I found them?  Wal-mart!  {That store is such a hit or miss to me!}  They are the PERFECT size for one person.  And...since they're MINI....they tend to look EXTRA cute!

I used THIS pumpkin cream pie recipe {it's my new favorite and I'm making an extra large pie of this for Thanksgiving.} And then for the banana cream....I just used the JELLO pudding recipe on the back of the box.  Note: The back of the box says that if you are using the pudding for a pie...to decrease the amount of milk.  Don't do this.  Just make it like regular old pudding.  You'll like it better that way.

Random Wednesday {posted on Friday}.


It's back.  I know you've been on pins and needles....

* Michelle Duggar is expecting baby #20.  TWENTY!!!  Good for her... but seriously there are so many things wrong with this.  I'm tapped out with my THREE kids!  THREE!! {and my uterus almost fell out after the THIRD!}  How on earth is she having her 20th kid and staying sane?  And how are her lady parts still in tact??? TLC has GOT be paying for her reconstructive surgeries.

* I really want the kitchen floor on "Parenthood". {The black and white one at Adam's house?}  And the backyard of Zeke and Camille's.  Bliss!

* My sister gave me THIS cookbook for my birthday.  I think it might just be the best cookbook out there.  So many yummy recipes with practical ingredients.  And pictures to swoon over as well.

* I'm so done with Jay Leno and David Letterman.  Someone give them the boot already!  I think the best late night lineup would be between Conan.....Jimmy Fallon.....and Jimmy Kimmel. THAT would be a real ratings war.  Please bring them to primetime late night network execs.  PLEASE!

* Have you ever checked into the ER of a hospital?  I have.  And I'm wondering...why do they ask you your life's history at check in......then the nurse asks you......then the DR asks you......Can't they all just look off of the same sheet? Isn't that the point of CHECK IN?

* Also....I was wondering...why do SOME people go to the ER?  Isn't that like a life or death kind of place? Where you go...just in case of EMERGENCY? While we were there {and the entire room was spinning and my eyes were twitching back and forth} there was a man who literally checked in....cracked open a diet coke and sat down to wait to be seen.  Doesn't this defeat the purpose of 'emergency'??  

* On the news the other night they said that there was a BLACK MARKET for BREAST MILK.  Seriously?  Now I'm really no fan of breast feeding to begin with {let's be honest}.....but who on earth would be PURCHASING their breast milk from a complete STRANGER!?!  How do you not know that they could be on drugs or have some weird disease?  

* My favorite thing at night is when I go up to bed {usually around 11ish} and one of my boys wakes up, delirious and comes into my room to snuggle. I secretly love them getting in bed with me. {Smile}.  I just hate waking up around 2 with their foot wedged in my stomach. 

* I'm a big fan of Brian Williams.  Especially his new show on Monday nights.  Charming, witty and newsworthy.  

* Did anyone else find it odd that Dr. Conrad Murray showed NO expression when his guilty verdict was read?  NONE whatsoever???  How are you committed of a crime and have NO facial expressions at all???

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Place Settings.



LOVING these Thanksgiving place settings from Brown Paper Packages. She spray painted mini pumpkins, added a tag, some twine and a square of burlap.  Simple...yet stunning.  This cold weather is really getting me in the HOLIDAY mood!  

Coming soon...my picks for favorite Christmas albums....