Wednesday, April 20, 2011

127-10 hour project ideas

I came across this list somewhere on the internet…I wish I would have noted who created it because it is an awesome list. 

127—10 Hour Value Project Ideas

Temple projects

• Do baptisms for the dead for 10 weeks

• Name extraction

• Volunteer to work on temple grounds

• Prepare family names for temple work

• Make white hair scrunchies for the temple

Family history

• Family genealogy classes

• Record family stories from family members and compile family history

• Type up old family journals

• Compile a family recipe book

• Organize family photo albums complete with captions

• Compile a family testimony book

Personal history

• Write your own personal history

• Keep a journal for 6 months

• Compile your own works of art, photography, poetry, or other accomplishments

• Make a book of remembrance

• Type up your old journal entries

Arts and crafts

• Create a work of art

• Take an art class

• Make a portfolio of art you have done

• Teach a class

• Write and illustrate a children’s book

• Organize and carry out an art fair

• Make a scrapbook

• Learn a new craft

• Enter a contest


• Sew and tie quilts

• Sew an article of clothing

• Alter your clothing to be more modest

• Sew a value pillow or quilt

• Sew scripture bags

• Sew your own prom dress

• Sew your own temple dress

• Sew finger puppets for children in the hospital or homeless shelters


• Compile recipes for a cook book or recipe box

• Cook meals for your family

• Learn how to make bread and donated it for the sacrament

• Learn how to can


• Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter

• Adopt a family for Christmas

• Organize and carry out a blood drive

• Do service for the wives of the Bishopric

• Collect items for soldiers over seas

• Plan and carry out a carnival for primary children or children at a homeless shelter

• Tutor someone for free

• Humanitarian aid on

• Volunteer at the hospital

• Keep a journal to log service experiences

Young women

• Be the Young Women historian

• Make something for the other Young Women

• Take charge of New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence

• Be a youth leader at camp and make a real effort to prepare for it

• Make a monthly newsletter for Young Women’s

• Make Personal Progress reminders for Young Women’s

• Organize and present a modesty fashion show


• Hold a Conference party

• Start a scripture study or discussion group

• Organize and carry out a surprise birthday party

• Make something as gifts for your friends

• Start an interest group

• Organize an alternative post-Prom party

• Start a book club


• Re-watch Conference and write in your journal how talks apply to the value you

are working on

• Compile quotes from General Authorities about the young women’s values

• Make a conference Binder

• Create a day by day calendar with quotes from General Authorities

• Read a book by a General Authority


• Write a book, play, short stories or poetry

• Write a children’s book

• Keep a scripture journal and write in it every day

• Keep a journal and write in it every day

• Put together a devotional book

• Read “Using New Media to Support the Work of the Church” by Elder M. Russell

Ballard and start a blog

• Write letters to missionaries


• Start and keep an exercise routine

• Plan out healthy menus for your family

• Train for a half marathon

• Compile a family health history

• Keep a health journal of your diet, exercise and mood

• Start a routine of stress reducing activities

• Participate in a sport

• Learn how to dance


• Learn how to play an musical instrument

• Learn a song and sing/play it for church

• Participate in a choir or band

• Start a band

• Teach music classes and hold a recital

Baby sitting

• Baby sit for couples attending the temple

• Baby sit for monthly Relief Society meetings

• Make a baby sitting kit

• Baby sit for couples attending ward choir practice

• Baby sit for free for low income families

Needle work

• Learn how to cross-stitch

• Learn how to knit

• Learn how to crochet

• Teach a class

• Make baby hats for the NICU

Planning for your future

• Decorate your room on a budget

• Research and compile a list of possible careers

• Look at colleges you want to attend and compare them

• Take an AP class to help you prepare for college


• Put together a Family Home Evening idea book

• Plan a family reunion

• Plan a family vacation

• Baby sit siblings

• Help with extra chores

• Teach something to a younger sibling


• Grow a garden

• Be in a play

• Train a dog

• Learn sign language

• Become CPR and/or First Aid certified

• Enter a competition or contest in a skill you have developed


• Volunteer to help with activity days

• Plan and carry out a ward Halloween carnival or trunk-or-treat

• Create lesson plans for nursery

• Plan and hold a carnival for primary children


• “The Living Christ”

• Your Patriarchal Blessing

• “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

• Scripture masteries

• An inspiring poem


• Clean and organize your room

• Clean the garage or attic

• Do your own laundry

• Organize your closet

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Do what makes you happy!


“Do what makes you happy, be who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.”            ~unknown

I am ready to be happy, I am ready to smile, I am ready to laugh as much as I breathe and of course, I am ready to love as long as I live.  Yes, 2011…I am ready for you.  I am ready to put 2010 away and not look back.  I am ready.  Yes, 2011…I am ready and welcoming you with open arms!!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scripture Emergency Numbers

Emergency Numbers
This will certainly be an encouragement to you.

When in John 14
When men fail Psalm 27
If you want to be John 15
When you have Psalm 51
When you Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in Psalm 91
When God seems far Psalm 139
When you faith needs Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and Psalm 23
When you grow bitter and I Corinthians 13
For Paul's secret to Colossians 3:12-17
For understanding of II Corinthians 5:15-19
When you feel down and Romans 8:31-39
When you want peace and Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than Psalm 90
When you want Christian Romans 8: 1-30
When you leave home for labor or Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or Psalm 67
For a great invention/ Isaiah 55
When you want courage for a Joshua 1
For how to get along with your fellow Romans 12
When you think of investments and Mark 10
If you are Psalm 27
If your pocketbook/wallet is Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in I Corinthians 13
If people seem John 15
If you are discouraged about your Psalm 126
If you find the world growing small & yourself Psalm 19
Alternate Numbers:
For dealing with Psalm 34:7
For Psalm 121:3
For Mark 8:35
For Psalm 145:18

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ziploc Bag Recipes

Ziploc Bag Recipes
Have a large pot of boiling water ready. Cut up ham, bacon, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, or whatever you would put in an omelet. Crack an egg or two open
and put them in a Ziploc FREEZER bag. Put in veggies or meats (don't overfill - experiment). Zip closed and mush together to break egg yolks. Mix well. Use a
permanent marker and write your name on the bag. Put in the boiling water. I haven't tried this myself so I am not sure how long to cook. Here again - experiment. Easy to make, clean up, and fun plus everyone gets to make their own personal flavor.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dutch Oven Lasagna

Dutch Oven Lasagna

2 jars spaghetti sauce
1 lg. box of lasagna noodles
2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
1 16 oz cottage or ricotta cheese
1 lb. ground meat or italian sausage crumbled and cooked (optional)
1 bag charcoal
lighter fluid
Light your charcoal ahead of time so your coals will be ready. Coals must be completely white. Take both jars of spaghetti sauce and pour in a pitcher or bowl. Take one jar and fill it with water. Mix the water in with the sauce. Spread a small amount of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a dutch oven.

(Hint: If you line your dutch oven with aluminum foil, it's a lot easier to clean after you're done).

Next take your noodles (raw) and break them in thirds. Lay them on top of the sauce making sure not to stack them on top of each other. Spread some cottage/ricotta cheese on top of the noodles. Spread more spaghetti sauce on top. Sprinkle with mozzarella

Repeat layers until you use all the food. Place lid on top of dutch oven.
Take 20 coals and spread them out on the ground. Place dutch oven directly on top of coals.

( A dutch oven with legs on the bottom works best)

Next place 15 coals on top of the lid spread out. Cook for 30-40 minutes.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Biscuits on a stick

I love this recipe.  It is so much fun to make with the young women at camp.

Biscuits on a Stick
Refrigerated biscuits (pillsbury)
Sticks or wire coat hangers (sticks work better)
Hot coals

Take the biscuit and flatten it and roll out like a long snake. Wind biscuit around a stick. Cook over hot coals making sure to turn so that one side does not get more done than the other.

For a variation, you can dip the biscuits in melted butter after cooking and roll in cinnamon sugar.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Foil Dinners

Perfect recipe for camp!

Foil Dinners
Your choice of meat (hamburger and chicken work the best)
green bell peppers (optional)
zucchini (optional)
Take a large piece of aluminum foil and place your meat on top with veggies on top. Season. Take another large piece of aluminum foil and place on top. Roll and seal all sides of both pieces of aluminum foil together. Place dinner on hot coals (make sure there is NO flame and just hot white coals). Cook for about 20-30 minutes depending on how much meat and veggies you have in your dinner. You can also turn the foil packet about 1/2 way through cooking to make sure the bottom doesn't burn.