Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Last Call for Recipes

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for those of you that have already submitted your recipes...however...
Just a reminder that tomorrow
Thursday April 30, is the last day to turn in any recipes that you want featured in the ward cookbook.
Please email me ( oohscrap@yahoo. or Jana Hoyal at )
Also, we are starting to get a count for those who want to purchase them (this will also assist to know the final cost of the books...not to be more then $10) So please be sure to sign one of the sign-up sheets at church or again let myself or Jana know.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Anaheim Peppers

I have three extra Anaheim pepper plants if someone wants them. We use them in place of the jalapeno sometimes when we make salsa. It is pretty spicy but has a good flavor. If anyone wants them for their garden let me know!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's ON!!!

The first pool party of the year! With Wednesday temperatures predicted to be 80° it has been officially decided that we have got to do a pool party!!
So here's the drill for those who haven't been before...
Who ever has any...brings the little pools for the kids and and water toys you want.
Also we'll do it at noon, so bring a lunch. We eat, talk and sit in the sun while the kids play in the water...and we do it until the kids get too cranky and we have to split :)

So Wednesday @ 12
Mauri's backyard...
(let me know if you don't know where I live)
bring water toys and a lunch...
also you kids and sun screen.
And spread the word, since it's so last minute not everyone will see the blog...
and EVERYONE'S invited!
See you there!

Ladies Night Out...

I'm wanting to get a Ladies Night Out planned for Saturday...Nathan will be out with our girls and with just Wesley and I we thought we'd plan a get together.
I was thinking to get together around 6:30 or so....
now here are options...
a pot luck type of dinner or just dessert...
and I thought we could make it a craft night, but it could be craft/game/chat/movie - the possibilies are endless...
but just a get out of the house and be with the ladies night.
Let me know if you can come and what you want to do as far a food, and activity.

here are the details...
Saturday night...Mauri's House
6:30 the salad "potluck" everyone bring a little salad to share.
if you want to come but can't come until later...
8:00 is the dessert "potluck"
and so we'll have food!
if that's not enough to get you to come you can bring crafts or other projects you want to work on...
games to play...
your best stories to tell...
and everyone's invited to spread to word to friends, family, people you stand in line with at the grocery store...
but let me know if you're thinking about coming so we can get a bit of a head count.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tulip Festival: UPDATE

Well, it looks like we will be going at 3:30pm on Monday. Lets meet in the entryway of the gardens at 3:30, and if anyone is running late and wants to meet us inside the gardens you can call me and let me know. If you plan on coming, leave a comment or send me an e-mail so I know to wait for you! I am excited for the nice weather finally!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tulip Festival

The weather is supposed to be fantastic on Monday (cross you fingers). I am going to be taking myself and my children to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. I was thinking that it would fun to have lots of friends to tag along! I have a pass (and I know some others do too) so anyone who comes would get in half price. I was thinking of either going in the morning around 10am and bringing lunch to eat on the grounds, or going in the afternoon like at 3:30pm. Let me know if you would like to come meet me there and which time would work best. You can leave a comment or e-mail me

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Deadline for Recipes

Just to let all you ladies know a deadline has finally been set for the Northlake 2nd Ward RS Cookbook, it is Sunday April 26. So, if you have any great recipes that you would love to share in our cookbook, please email them to me at before the 26th! Thanks

Jana Hoyal

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Achievement Day Girls Activity!

This Thursday, April 9th
for all the girls... 8 - 11
we will be at Mauri Brewer's House
from 4 - 5

Garage Sale.

yea for spring...and garage sales! I'm going to try and put together another one this year. Some of you know, but I did one last year and the money that I made went towards the Susan G. Koman 3-day Walk for a Cure that I participated in last year. Well, I'm walking again this year and fundraising again. And my fundraising goal is over $2000 so I am trying to do all the fundraising that I can...So I am going to do a garage sale around the middle of May, to try and make as much money as possible. We'll do it like last year and if you have any donations to the sale I will take them, but this is also a multi-family garage sale option...that if you have lots of things and you want to just join in on the sale you are welcome too, and keep the money you make.
Now here's the twist. We're also thinking of making it, along with a yard sale...a boutique and baked goods if you are willing to donate homemade items of any sort we would love those too.
Please contact me with questions or if you think you might be able to donate to the yard sale or with a craft/baked good.
If you don't have anything to donate, that's ok too...just start saving up your change and come and shop :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt options....

* the polls are now closed, and a decision has been made based on the votes...and the weather.
the easter egg hunt will be tuesday, the 7th at the Loch Lomond Park at 12 pm. bring a picnic too.
bring 10 eggs per child participating to Mauri's house by 11am on Tuesday. Then the eggs will already be placed when you come to the park at 12.
(also if you want to bring a fun easter activity for the kids ... just a thought)
...and Brittney your parents are invited :) *

ok, Tuesday isn't working out for some so here's the question - for those of you wanting to participate. The weather for Thursday isn't supposed to be stormy but it will only be 53 ° and the other days are all stormy. SO we can do it Thursday, just make sure the kids are bundled or I am willing to have it here at my house on another day, we just might be a little cozy. Or keep it on Tuesday.
What are everyones thoughts?? Days, times, locations??

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt...

We have done this before and it turned out really fun...sorry I'm thinking of this so late.
I want to see if we can get a group together to do an Easter Egg Hunt, but looking at the weather, Tuesday might be the best day for it.
So here's the deal...
Idealy it's best to get the eggs together early so if everyone who wants to participate can bring their eggs to my house by Tuesday morning.... bring 10 eggs per child of thiers that is going to participate. So each child will be able to leave with 10 eggs.
We will all meet at the Loch Lomand park on Tuesday, April 7th at 12. I will have gotten there earlier and hidden the eggs. And the kids can all find them...and then get a chance to play.
We can also plan to make it a picnic for those of you who want to bring lunch too. The egg hunt might not take up too much time.
Let me know if this would be something anyone would like to do...comment or e-mail me at
I know I'm pulling this together late...but hopefully we can pull it off. It should be fun.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Hello everyone! I wanted to wait until I had a large enough contact list, but a good problem I have been having is it grows so fast there is no perfect time to start. I am so excited about this tea party on April 15, 2009 at the Federal Building (125 S. State St.) from noon to 2pm. We have covered all of the media bases and are expecting a good turnout. I am also pleased to announce that Glenn Beck's producer has said he will show our tea party on his show. Another interesting note is that his producer told me that she is going to have me on The Glenn Beck Program on Fox News at the end of the week. I will let everyone know the details as I receive them. I have instructed those who have asked about signs to make their own and choose what they feel most passionate about. As an obvious sidenote, stay away from anything vulgar. We want this to be a good experience for everyone to get their passions out with our feelings toward the government and its actions. We will also be making a few different videos of the event which we will either sell some or put some on Youtube. We have our speaker list as well, so here it is:

Welcome and Conducting: Myself
Activist and Author Candace Salima
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (3rd District)
Congressman Rob Bishop (1st District)

Please feel free to email me and/or call me. They are the best ways to get ahold of me, unless you write on my wall on Facebook directly, so feel free to add me as a friend. If you email me I can also forward you the flyers I have for you to pass out to your friends and family. And also, if you email me I will add you to my contact list for the tea party.
Thanks for everything!

PS-Forward this to all you friends to get the word out!

Need a Cradle?

I have a cradle I am wanting to lend out to anyone who might need it. It is one of those older wooden rocking cradles. It is clean and in good condition. I used it with Nadia and it was great! I have crib bedding that goes with it: A mattress (which I just bought new), a fitted sheet and a bumper pad. It is in purple gingham. If there is anyone that would like to come take it and use it, let me know! Eventually I want it back, but not until we are ready for the next one...which may be a long time from now. So, if it gets passed around for the next few years, I am fine with that!

Email me at or leave a comment and let me know if you would like to use it!