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Free Download: General Conference BINGO

When we were growing up, we had a little game we played during General Conference.
We always used Skittles to mark the things we heard…..
And to this day, I still can’t watch General Conference without wanting to eat Skittles.  Ha ha.
Well, last week I had some time on my hands, and I thought it would be fun to make a new one.
(Let’s be honest, it needed updating!)
I kept everything black and white so that kids could color the pictures if they wanted.  The pictures make this BINGO game perfect for younger children to play along too.
Feel free to download it, print it out, and try it this weekend!

Keeping the Music Organized

Introducing… One of the best purchases we have ever made…

We bought this with some wedding money when we were first married,
and I will be forever glad that we did.
We’d never be able to afford it now!
Anyway, my husband is pretty particular with keeping it nice,
(I think because it was so much money) and doesn’t let me keep much on top of the piano.
(This is also humerous because he doesn’t play it!)
Here are a couple ways that I keep my music organized:
In the past I used to punch holes in my sheet music and put it in a 3-ring binder.
But since then I discovered putting the music in plastic sheet covers.
The plastics not only protect the pages, but they make for slick page turns!
I got this book for Christmas, but I haven’t played it much because it was so hard to keep open.
So I took it in to a local copy store, and solved the problem for just two dollars!
It works great!  I think I’ll play out of this book much more often now!
So, I try to keep most of my music in the piano bench, but I found another solution for the rest.
I keep them in a tote on the floor by the piano.  Works great!
So now the music stays more organized, the piano stays nice, and the husband stays happy.


Generally speaking, I ususally think that movies that are based on books never turn out as good as the book.
I’m not sure why… Maybe it’s because they only have two hours to tell the whole story. I don’t know.
The movie is good, but the book is so much better…
Well, I have found an exception.
I just finished reading Jane Austen’s book Emma.
I enjoyed it.  It is a wonderful classic novel, and I am glad that I took the time to read it…
But this movie is better.
The makers of the movie did a wonderful job of pulling out of the book all of the important details, and adding a little excitement to the dull parts.  There was a whole section in the middle of the book that the movie completely left out.  It was a brillant stroke.  It was a little boring, and the movie is better without it.
Oh, and for those of you that really know and love this movie:
One of the main reasons why I wanted to read the book is because I wondered what Mr. Knightly’s first name was.  It never once says it in the movie, so I was on the hunt the whole time I was reading.
I am happy to report that I found it!  It’s a good thing I was looking for it too, or I would have missed it.
It’s George.
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