March 13, 2009

Thank You's

Just a little background: In our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, each ward (congregation) has what we call the Primary. Primary is made up of children ages 3-12. There is a Primary presidency made up of a President, 1st and 2nd counselors, and a secretary. I am currently serving as the 2nd counselor in our ward.

We often have to ask people to substitute teach a class when a teacher is sick or out of town. So I made a bunch of the above thank you's to keep in our closet and give to those who help with the kids. Its pretty cheesey, but I thought it was cute. I wanted to do something that went along with the month of March (like the candy gold coins), but I can't find them anywhere in Korea, so this is what we went with. I'm looking for ideas for April. I'd love to hear any ideas that you may have.

March 12, 2009


Yesterday I went to the fabric market here in Seoul. I was OVERWHELMED when I walked into the 4 story building. 2 of the 4 floors were strictly fabric. Every type you could possibly imagine. I had my daughter with me, so I wasn't able to spend the time I would have liked. And I'm not sure when I'll be able to get there without her....So,

I've been desperately trying to find fabric online that isn't going to cost me a fortune. I think I've looked at hundreds of online fabric stores and have come to the conclusion that Fabric Worm is the best place to buy fabric if you MUST buy it online. He sells it by the half yard. Which is great, I can't find any other store that sells it that way.

The fabric at the market here in town was SO CHEAP!!! I paid around 2 dollars for a yard of 100% cotton. I've got to get back there when I don't have my daughter with me and I can spend about 7 hours just browsing.

PS I found this super cute quilting blog...CrazyMomQuilts. Check out her Ragged Squares Quilt. Thats going to be my next project. Once I get my fabric :)

March 5, 2009

Strawberry Yogurt Pie

I went to lunch at my girlfriend's house today and I made this yogurt pie for the occassion. It turned out so delicious. I used lite/lowfat everything, so it made it VERY easy to justify eating it :)

12 oz. Cool Whip Dessert Topping
16-24 oz. Strawberry Yogurt (or any flavor you desire). I just kept adding more until it tasted good.
2 any brand ready-made graham cracker pie crust (or make your own)
1 cup sliced frozen or fresh strawberries (or whatever fruit you want)

Combine Cool Whip, Yogurt, and sliced fruit
Pour into pie crust
Cover with pie lid
Freeze for 3 hours or overnight
Remove from freezer about 20 minutes prior to serving
Top with additional Cool Whip and Strawberries if desired
I like to crumbled graham cracker on top for a little extra decoration