Sunday, April 17, 2011

Disney Crafts

My sister was here visiting this past week. So we had some craft time. My family is full of Disney lovers, so naturally we decided on some Disney inspired crafts!

I already had this saying up in my house, and my sister wanted one too. She is a 2nd grade teacher. I think this is a very fitting quote for a teacher!

Love this one! For those of you that aren't Disney fanatics like we are, this is from the ride Slash Mountain. We wanted it to look woodsy like Brer Rabbit and the ride. :)

I also love this one. What a great welcome sign. This is from the opening speech Walt Disney made the day Disneyland opened.

It was so fun having a crafting buddy! And I think I got her hooked on a Silhouette. She started looking at them after playing around with mine. They are pretty awesome!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monkey Bread

I mentioned that this weekend was General Conference for my Church. A tradition of many people is to have a big brunch before Conference starts. For our brunch I made monkey bread.It is a favorite of my kids. I don't make it very often, usually just on birthdays, Christmas, and conference.

It is so easy to make and so yummy. Here is my recipe.

**I don't really measure for anything, but it isn't really necessary for this recipe! :)

3 tubes of buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup butter
about 2/3's cup sugar
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon

In a zip lock bag combine the sugar and cinnamon. Cut the biscuits into 4th's. Put the biscuit pieces into the bag a few at a time and shake to coat. Put the biscuits into a Bundt pan. In a small saucepan melt 1/2 cup butter and stir in the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour over biscuits. Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes. When done, invert onto a plate. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Family Proclamation Sign

This weekend is a big weekend if you are a member of my church. It is General Conference where we listen to the leaders of the Church for lots of inspiration and guidance. It is wonderful!

Several years ago the leaders of my Church released this statement, called The Family: A Proclamation to the World. It basically states our beliefs about the family and the importance of the family to Heavenly Father's plan.

I wanted to have a way to display it in my home that would be more visible than just displaying a framed copy of the statement. So I chose some of my favorite phrases from the proclamation and cut out the words with vinyl using my Silhouette.

I love it. It's a great reminder of how important my job as a wife and mother is.