Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holiday Progressive Dinner

Holiday Progressive Dinner
Date:Thursday, November 29th
Time:7:00 P.M.

"Save The Date" and RSVP! We need RSVPs by November 15th! You can RSVP on the Evite that was sent out to you. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

10 Really Great Halloween Ideas!!

1. Halloween I-Spy over at She's {kinda} Crafty

2. Free Download: Free Halloween Treat Tags/ "BOO" ING Tags Bugs and Kisses from one of our very own Sister's in our ward Tammy Mitchell! Go get yours at her website Tammy Mitchell Photography

3. Pumpkin Quesadillas over at Monster Mama

4. Witch Hat Party Favors from one of our very own sister's in the ward Heidi Vetter! You can find them on her website Sew. Craft. Create

5. Glitter Slime Monsters over at The 36th Avenue

6. I LOVE you so much it's Scary free printable at Poppies at Play

7. Silhouette Trick or Treat Bags: You can find them at Uncommon Designs Online

8. Ghostly Party Cake: Such a cute idea!! You can find out how to make this at A Beautiful Mess

9.  Orange Pumpkin Treats: A healthy and fun treat to eat for Halloween. You can find the idea at Blue Skies Ahead

10. Witch Hat Cupcakes: Over at Half Baked:The Cake Blog

Such fun ideas!!! I hope you all enjoyed these cute and spooky Halloween ideas. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cooking Class and Recipe Exchange

Ladera Ranch 1st Ward
Cooking Class
Recipe Exchange

 The group!

Heidi Roark's delicious swiss chard chicken meal! 

 Recipe exchange table 

 Shauna Marshall's delicious pork tenderloin BBQ dish!

Tiffany Grossen's yummy stewed meat dish!

What a fun and yummy night! Thank you to all that came and helped out.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Speed Friendship Activity Was a Big Success

  All of the RS ladies that went to the Speed Friendship Activity said they had so much fun and enjoyed getting to know the amazing and beautiful sisters in the ward that were able to attend. A BIG thanks to the RS Committee and all of their hard work and effort in planning and putting together such a fun and enriching activity. Hoping we can do another one of these real soon!! 

Filled a Truck Load!!!

Thank you so much for all those that donated their old clothes for the woman in need of cancer treatments. This was during the fabulous and very successful Mary Poppins Relief Society activity. 

 We definitely helped fill a truck load!

When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your GodMosiah 2:17

Learn and Explore Your Family History!!

Please come join us to a night of exploring your Family History!!

Learn and explore your Family History!!! Join us on Wed., June 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Viejo Stake Center. Bring your pedigree chart and username & password. You will be so glad you came!! :)

Your ancestors are part of the eternal picture. Develop an interest in them. 

D&C 128:15
And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their asalvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Speed Friendshipping Activity

All of you lovely sisters come for a night of fun and making new friends. Where we can all learn and get to know more things about all of the special ladies in our ward.

Date: Wednesday, May 9th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Church Pavilion

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lucky In LOVE!!

How fun are these for St. Patricks Day!! I found these cute things at Agape Love Designs & Photography Go print yours off and frame it for St. Patricks Day!!

March Date Ideas

Jennille has some fabulous and cheap date ideas to share with all of you Relief Society Ladies! How LUCKY! are we?!?! How Fun!!

  • Exercise together
  • FREE Helium Balloon Rides- Thursday-Sundays at Orange County Great Park.
  • Take some lessons. Try taking a lesson for a couples dance, pottery or a cooking class!
  • Check out a local museum.
  • Have a game night
  • Mini Golf (Boomerts in Irvine $10 person)
  • Go to the arcade. Get some quarters and head to your nearest arcade! Play some games and buy prizes with the tickets you win.
  • Hot Tub at Flintridge Pool in Ladera Ranch, CA
  • Dessert: Yogurtland, Cheesecake Factory, Ferrell's Ice Cream, etc.
  • Ice Skating at the Irvine Spectrum $12 (+2.00 skate rental) Monday-Thursday. From November-February.
  • Walk the Beach
  • Kayak through Naples Canals-Anytime for only $8 per person.
  • Saturday Nights at The Getty- Free outdoor concerts at the Getty Museum on Saturdays through August.
  • Summer Live Music at Malibu Wines at Saturdays and Sundays 1-3 PM or Fridays and Saturdays 7-9 PM
  • Devil's Night Drive-In Watch movies in a drive-in like good ol'times on Saturdays (not FREE but only $10 pp).
  • FREE Bands in the Sand- Free sunset concert at Newport Beach every Saturday through Summer.
  • FREE Orange County Great Park Celebration, Which includes an aerial show, laser light show, live music and more on Saturday, July 10th 3-9:30 PM). Make sure to combine it with the free helium balloon ride.
  • FREE Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts 7/5-8/31
  • FREE OC Fair 7/16-8/15 (certain hours each day).
THANK YOU Jennille!


St. Patricks Day Recipe

Feel Lucky this St. Patrick's Day with Scalloped Corned Beef & Cabbage Casserole! Satisfy your family's Irish appetite for $10 or less in under 30 minutes.

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 head green cabbage (1 1/2 to 2 pounds), cored and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 pound sliced corned beef
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup crushed potato chips (about 2 ounces)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add half of the cabbage, half of the potatoes and 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds; cook, stirring often, until the baggage is slightly wilted and the potatoes are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and top with half of the corned beef. Repeat the remaining cabbage, potatoes and caraway seeds; transfer to the baking dish and top with the remaining corned beef.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Whisk in he milk gradually and cook, stirring, until the sauce is smooth and thickened, 5 to 7 minutes; season over the casserole and spread evenly with a knife. Top with the potato chips and bake until golden-brown and bubbling about 25 minutes.
Thank you Kate Crozier for this yummy recipe. We are all so LUCKY!! to get to try this delicious recipe out.

I hope you all enjoy!
-Heather Henderson

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making your Life Easier

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.
Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering
Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cuber trays for soothing sunburn relief.
Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila, you have cookie dough bowls for fruit or ice-cream.
Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.
Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.
Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.
A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.
Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel.
Losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers and clippers, behind a vanity door.
For those who can't stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.
Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.
Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.
Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.
Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.
Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl. The concave shape amplifies the music.
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.
Stop cut apples browning in your child's lunch box by securing with a rubber band.
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

I hope you all enjoyed these awesome ideas!! Stay tuned for more fun posts to get you all excited about our Relief Society Birthday Celebration!!