Monday, August 31, 2009

{weekly Giveaway feeds} Mix

The Summer Kitchen
 The book is about a bedford wife, Nora, who's husband, Evan, gets arrested for a white collar crime. Nora who has always been a stay at home mom raising her three children, is forced to take a job in a bakery to support them. None of her "friends" stand by her after she loses everything, except..

Ends Sept. 7th
gw. by Mommies with Cents

Plush Blanket from The Modern Baby Co
The Modern Baby Co and Southern Bella's Ways To Save have teamed up for you to WIN a Plush Baby Blanket of your choice!

Ends Sept. 7th / gw. by Southern Bella's Ways to Save

The Grain Mill Wheat Grinder
Grinding your own wheat will leave a lot of great nutrients in the newly-made flour, nutrients which don’t necessarily stay in pre-packaged foods. It also allows you to avoid unwanted preservatives and to create your own blends.

Ends Sept. 4th
gw. by Self Reliance

Good Luck you all!

info fires

for your information, here is a close outlook of what's going on.. outside.
It might be wise to not join any "walking groups" this week untill the air gets better (thank you Carla for pointing that out).
I hope that all of you are and will be safe :)

{please clic on the blue writing here above, if you can't see the fires on the map. If it keeps clear, well the fires are gone, and soon we'll have normal air to breeth! Yea to the LAFD}

Sunday, August 30, 2009

{Project Night} Family History

I’s time for Project Night!
Come join us
Thursday September 10th
At 7 pm
820 West Kenneth Road, Glendale CA
{Kathy Lee’s home}
An interesting evening
at the discovery of
Family History
Instruction by Heidi Knight
 (picture via

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

{Walking minute}

We have more then one group. And you can make your own! Two people are enough to make one.
All you need is to find someone to go with and..
just start walking!

Here are some very good reasons why we think you should join us, beside you get to be in great company  of course:

The Health Benefits of Walking
This article was contributed by Callie Leaver, a Certified Personal Trainer.

We hear about the health benefits of walking or other exercise on TV, in the newspapers and from our friends and family. In fact, we hear so much about it that it can almost begin to sound like background noise and we start to discount it.

What exactly are the benefits of daily physical activity including the health benefits of walking? According to the American Heart Association the benefits of daily physical activity are as follows:

• Reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood circulation throughout the body. 
• Keeps weight under control. 
• Improves blood cholesterol levels. 
• Prevents and reduces high blood pressure. 
• Prevents bone loss. 
• Boosts energy level. 
• Helps manage stress. 
• Releases tension. 
• Improves the ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep well. 
• Improves self-image. 
• Counters anxiety and depression and increases enthusiasm and optimism. 
• Increases muscle strength, giving greater capacity for other physical activities. 
• Provides a way to share an activity with family and friends. 
• Establishes good heart-healthy habits in children and counters the conditions (obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, poor lifestyle habits, etc.) that lead to heart attack and stroke later in life. 
• In older people, it helps delay or prevents chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer. 

The list of the benefits of walking (or any other physical activity) is long. When you start to realize the benefits of walking you will wonder what took you so long to get started."

Monday, August 24, 2009

{weekly Giveaway feeds} Food Storage

{The "eggs'ellent Giveaway. A case of egg products valued at $200. The case will include 2 cans of powered whole eggs, 2 cans of powdered scrambled egg mix, 1 can of powdered egg Whites and 1 can of freese-dried scrambled eggs.}

ends August 26th

{The Reserve 27"x18" can hold up to 60 cans. Since it's just over two feet tall and only 18.5" wide and deep, this is a great system to stash away in a closet, a corner, or a garage. Whip out your tape measure to find the perfect place in your house for the Reserve, then enter to win it!}

ends August 28th

{Variety Pack Case of 24 Meals Ready to Eat entrees will store for a minimum of 5 years, up to 10 years if kept in a cool, dry location. Each case of 24 comes with 4-6 different flavors of entrees. Hurry! These entrees always sell out fast. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get fresh MRS Entrees!}

ends August 27th

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Collecting Hygiene Kits

The Stake Relief Society is collecting hygiene kit donations from now through Sept. 20th.
The kits will then be assembled at the Relief Society Broadcast on Sept. 26th.
Items requested include:
hand towels 
6-8 oz. toothpaste (not from China)
wrapped toothbrushes
3.5-5 oz. soap 
unbreakable combs
Alternatively, cash can be contributed by using tithing slips, with "hygiene kits" entered on the "other" line. Look for a donation basket in each building to collect these items, or contact your Ward Relief Society President. Contact Linda Fors, 818-790-5289 with questions or e-mail

Thursday, August 20, 2009

our Book CLub is set!

we met yesterday night for the first time, and after a little overview on our ideas, we all agreed with Lois to read this book, our first as  book CLub

The Guernsey Literary and

Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer

And Annie Barrows

  for info go here

I'm so excited to get back on reading something for fun and in a scheduled way. It gives me prospective and I actually do it if I set my mind on it. 
For most of us it's our first time in a book CLub, but we have plenty of time to discover all the secrets behind it.
You are invited to join us in the reading of this book and to come to our next meeting on

Wednesday Semptember 30th

7 pm

at Prieto’s House

1411 N. Brand Blvd #E

Glendale, CA 91202

(2nd flour – 2nd door on left side)

brings your comments for discussions and new ideas of other books to read!

{Thank you Kathy for hosting us yesterday night}

Happy reading!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

{weekly Giveaway feeds} Back to school

Look who decided to join the back to school party! And they aren't bringing any gluten, sugar, or artificial junk with them. That's just how we like our guests -  all natural, with a little bit of funky attitude, baby!

ends August 23d

Back to School

ends Friday August 21st
giveaway by Shelf Reliance

One lucky person will win their own Summer Cool Down prize package including two coupons for FREE Yoplait Whips! A cooler tote, popsicle molds and 12 color changing spoons.

ends Friday August 21st

good luck!

Monday, August 17, 2009

we add

Giveaway Feeds

is our weekly post about some great giveaways you absolutely want to take a look at. Preparedness, crafts, health, food storage, etc.

Make sure to come back and get yourself a chance for great deals!

Walking group/s

Getting Started – Let’s Go for a Walk

This article was contributed by Callie Leaver, a Certified Personal Trainer.

It is as simple as that: you want to get in better shape and so you just start walking. Most of us are aware that there are many health benefits associated with walking, it is just a matter of making the time.

We hear over and over again how 30 minutes of exercise every day is good for us. Even knowing about the health benefits of walking we still have a difficult time fitting it in our busy schedules.

So how do you get started? What can you do to get on the right path to start experiencing the benefits that our doctors keep telling us about? The easiest way to get started in an exercise program is to start walking. The best part is that we all know how to walk.

wonna read more go here on

To make it easier for you, here is the list we have of people joining the walking group for now.
If you want to start walking, call one of the sisters below and get together on your own schedule and day/s:

Sharon Chalsey     Maria Brown     
Alina Yeritsyan      Cathie Price       
Carla Szele             Lisa Busch          
Keri Paur                Cibely Singly     
Janel Crane            Melissa Madsen
Ruth Sowby            Leslieh Guidetti
Christie Lesko        Jenny Lesko       
Karin Edwards                                    

-Our 3 groups for now-
please contact one of the members for location informations:

6:30 am / Lisa Busch, Carla Szele                
8:30 am / Melissa Madsen, ..                        
10:30 am / Alina Yeritsyan, Naomi Sampson

You are more then welcome to form new groups. Evenings and Saturdays are still open. All you need is 2 people or more.
Make sure to let me know if you do, so that we can give the information for other sisters to join.

Thank you and enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Join our NEW Activity Groups for You

Because the summer is about at the end, school is about to begin, and our schedules are going back to "normal" we have planned some great, fun, new group activities for you:

Last night at our RS garden party we started 2 new groups:

we'll meet for the first time 

Wednesday august 19th

At 7 pm

820 West Kenneth Road, Glendale, CA/ Kathy Lee's home

Please bring ideas, a book you really like, something very interesting you have just finished reading, or simply your joy of reading. Lois Frost will be our group leader. This is a new group, so we'll build it together and we'll decide what we'd like to read.

This is how it works: if you can get together with another person, 2 people are enough to form a group. We can have as many as we want. No limits, as there is a lot of different schedule preferences, locations, and people.
If you form new groups please make sure to let me know (Naomi Sampson - so that we can have all the informations.
To join, please go directly to the group member, to know more information about locations and so on.
This will start next week (monday august 17th), so please be patient. As soon as I have more information I'll make sure to post them for you. For now, just go out and.. start walking! :)

We have for now 3 groups:
- 6:30 am / Please contact Lisa Busch          
- 8:30 am / Please contact Melissa Madsen
- 10 am / Please contact Alina Yeritsyan      
we probably want to add some in the evenings and on Saturday

You all HAVE FUN!

RS Garden Party '09

Our Successful Night!
We reached around 30 people, and it was a great group to be with. Thank you all for coming! 
We loved spending the time together tasting some delicious food in Kathy's beautiful garden. I think it really was the perfect place for a relaxing evening for us ladies.

Oh wait, don't forget the very interesting stories we got to learn about each other hahaha! I can't decide which one was the best. For sure the "run over myself" story was the most unique :) Thank you for sharing and making us laugh! Till next time :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

all for US ladies

Relief Society Garden Party

Thursday August 13th 09

at 6:30 pm

820 West Kenneth Road, Glendale CA

a nice evening to spend together!

Dinner, chat, relax and fun!

Don't miss it!

It is a nice evening to invite a friend to or come to visit friends from church.

(pictures from amazing photographer Beatrice Peltre)

shelf life of long-term storage items

did you know?

Up coming Home Storage Activity/Opportunity:

Visit the cannery on August 20th from 2-4 pm
We will pack:

dried nonfat milk ($7.60)
apple slices            ($6.95)
carrots                    ($7.45)
macaroni                ($4.00)
white flour             ($3.30)

Prepackaged items like pinto beans, quick oats, white rice and red wheat are also available. 
If interested please see Nettie Allison our Emergency Preparedness Rep.