Friday, February 27, 2009


Welcome to my new blog!

I have thought for a while that I should share my love of doing things with my family with others. The purpose of this blog is to share with you great ideas that I think will help you create your own beautiful family tapestry.

The name of the blog comes from a talk given by LDS apostle James E. Faust. You can read his talk here:

It is about the best talk I have ever heard - and it makes me want to be the best that I can be. It is the reason I finally decided to do this. I want to contribute good things to a world that seems increasingly depressing - and the best way to do this is to raise the best kids possible!

Pres. Faust says it this way, “Whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House but on what happens inside your house.”

I don't care who you are or where you are - that statement is so true! And with that said, this blog will have a base in LDS principles but I think those principles are shared by great parents and kids and families through out the world. I won't be concentrating on religious ideas.

I will share simple things I try do with my own family, including activities, thoughts, crafts, foods, etc. that I think can contribute to a happy, fun family environment. (And may I clarify, I do not think I have the "perfect" family you should model yourselves after - I am only sharing with you the things I find helpful and fun in my own family.)

Please feel free to share this blog with all your friends and family. Hopefully it will be worth their time to check in to!

Enjoy! Here are my first few ideas you can try!


  1. Andrea~ How awesome are you! This is a great blog and I'm so excited to use the ideas you post. You have such amazing insight and spiritual strength. Thanks for your great ideas!

  2. I love this idea! I'll be linking to this on my blog. I can't wait to read your posts and try out some of your ideas! Thanks for being willing to share!

  3. well... you're super cool... as always! thanks for this blog! i love getting ideas for fun stuff to do with my kids... jaxon is just starting to get old enough to do some of these things with... so its probably time to get my butt in gear and do something with him besides watch winnie the pooh. haha! thanks!!!

  4. Thanks for the support! I hope there are things you find fun to do!