Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A fun, yummy way to serve and Help a Family in Need

The Maynes son (brother to Nancy Harris) is in need of a liver transplant due to a genetic issue. They have made a beautiful cookbook to sell to help raise $30,000 needed for the transplant.

Their contact information is:

Ruth Maynes - 801.878.1972
Nancy Harris - 801.878.1972

The cook books can also be purchased at Swirly girls gourmet bakery on Soda Row.

Let's cook our way to a new live for Ruth's son and Nancy's brother!!!
From Amber Ashton:
Maggie Yen, the second grade Chinese teacher at Eastlake, is looking for a place to stay. If you know of a basement or garage apartment that is available, please let me know and I'll pass it on. Thanks!

Fundraiser for BettiLee's mother

From BettiLee's whose mother was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. She has had surgery and is now in treatment:

I wanted to make you aware that my family has set up a fundraiser for my mom to help earn money to pay for treatments. We are trying to earn $30,000. Every little bit helps. If you would let the ward members know about this fundraiser I would greatly appreciate it. If any are willing and able I would really appreciate it, but please don't feel obligated. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern!! Here is the link to the fundraiser: it is fast, easy and secure. Thank you again! Have a great weekend!

A cookbook for a good cause!

The Maynes son (brother to Nancy Harris) is in need of a liver transplant due to a genetic issue. They have made a beautiful cookbook to sell to help raise $30,000 needed for the transplant. They are $14 each.

Their contact information is:

Ruth Maynes - 801.878.1972
Nancy Harris - 801.878.1972

The cook books can also be purchased at Swirly girls gourmet bakery on Soda Row.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Daybreak Giving Tree

Help make a childs Christmas wishes come true by choosing ornaments from Daybreak giving tree located in the DCC lobby. Each ornaments lists a specific item needed by local children in the Salt Lake area who might not otherwise have a visit from Santa this year. Purchase the item and return the unwrapped gift to the DCC with the ornament attached by December 2nd at noon. The giving tree benefits the Christmas Box House in Salt Lake City.

Nursery snacks

The Nursery is in need of snack donations. If you have a child in the
nursery or if you would like to help please bring your donation to
church on Sunday. You can just drop it off in any of the nursery
rooms. Crackers, goldfish, fruit snacks . . . nothing with nuts, are
great! Thank you so much for your help, we love your kids!
Marisa Bean

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Muscles Needed Monday Morning October 17th at 9 a.m.

I am moving my little mama from her assisted living center to her nursing home on Monday the 17th and need one man with muscle to help Brett move a few things - a dresser, loveseat, recliner chair, small table and bed.

If you have a man I could borrow or a big son that would be awesome!!!! If you do but Monday is a problem, we could move some of the things Sunday night.

Thanks for you Help!!! I'm great at supervising but not so great at lifting!

Deborah Anne White

Monday, October 10, 2011

Babysitter Needed!

My friend has just lost her babysitter and needs one asap for her
happy, sweet little 14 month old boy.
The days/hrs. needed are: Monday through Thursday - 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Please call Tiffany Preston at 801-641-6242 if you are interested.
Thanks! Carolyn Feinstein

Friday, September 30, 2011

Baby Shower location change

The baby shower for Mindie on Wednesday is going to be at Marisa Beans house at 7pm.
Her address is: 10818 Tahoe Way
Its a brown house with white trim between Tahoe and Indigo Sky just east of the school.
She is also going to have a bcharmed table set up if anyone is interested. It is great jewelry that can make for some good holiday gifts. Check out the web site at

Exercise Schedule Change

Monday Aerobics

Wednesday Dance

Friday Yoga

at 9:00am.

Call Leslie Reader if you have questions 801-244-5497 or 801-935-9113

Babysitting Coop

Would you like to be able to volunteer at the school, go grocery shopping, or maybe even get an uninterrupted shower??

The answer is our great neighborhood babysitting co-op! It's a playdate for your kids and a break for you. All you need to do is cover one or two shifts a month and in return you have someone to help you out when a doctor's appointment comes up or when you need to do some Christmas shopping. The best part is that you don't have to feel guilty because it's an exchange and we are all helping each other out. I can't rave enough about it.

We are kick starting a new season of co-op with a meeting next Wednesday night, September 7th. We will be going over a few basic rules, planning a schedule, and getting to know one another better. Everyone now in the co-op or anyone interested in joining should plan on attending.

If you have any questions at all about co-op and how it works or if you are interested and need more info on our upcoming meeting, please contact Kristin Brandt by phone (801-253-4812) or email (

Thank you!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Butterfield Baby Celebration!

Mindie Butterfield just welcomed her first baby boy, Dawson Grant into her family.

Join us for a celebration Wednesday October 5th 7pm at

Cami Johnston's house 10794 S. Tahoe way

To view the online invitation visit:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Exercise Classes at the Stake Center at 9 a.m. daily

Leslie Reader is heading up a fun way to stay in shape every day at 9 a.m. with great exercise classes at our Church gym. She is going to teach a dance/aerobics class. She is looking for YOU - you know who you are - to share in the teaching. If you have a desire to lead a class in Pilates, Yoga, Strength Training, aerobics, or any other form of exercise, please contact her. She is worried we'd get tired of her teaching all 5 classes a week (we wouldn't, of course, but we can help her out!!)
This is a great way to get your body back after your baby's birth, even if it was 5 years ago!!!!! I think we can't blame it on baby weight after they start kindergarten!!!! My baby is now 24 and I'm really out of excuses!
Leslie's phone # is 801-244-5497 Call or Text her.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Due to Eastlake and Early Light Academy's back to school night Thursday's Baby Shower has been canceled. I am sorry to everyone who was planning to attend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Massage Therapy by Pam Shelline

Pamela Shelline, LMT is excited to let everyone know that she got her Daybreak approval to do Therapeutic Massage in her home office. She is offering a special rate to our ward of $50. She offers many services including deep tissue, relaxation massage, cranial sacral therapy, foot reflexology and facial massage.
To set up an appointment please call her at 435-668-7679.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Baking Outside the Box cookbook project is now live on It a revolutionary method that is ‘easy bake’ desserts for grown-ups. There is a short video that explains it and a list of fun rewards. Here is the link:

We only have until September 24th to fund the whole thing. If you’d like to schedule a dessert party where I’ll bring goodies, games and explain the project to friends and family please let me know! (Now the secret is out….my day job is fantasy author, my sweet passion is for making scrumptious treats.) Hugs, Laura Hickman

Baby Shower!

Date: Thursday August 25th
Place: Amberleigh Farrell's house
10931 Coralville Way
Time: 7-9 open house

Teresa Akagi's baby girl
Olivia Kate born June 5th

Megan Chase's baby girl
Charlotte May born June 10th

Laura Walker's baby girl
Lila Belle born June 30th

Sunday, July 31, 2011

IRON PIG- Appetizers

Next Saturday August 6th from 7:30-9pm
at the Coralville Greenspace.
Bring your best appetizer for a chance to win the coveted Iron Pig!
Bring a lawn chair and stay for the live music by Crashing at Dawn.
Tell your friends and neighbors!
For more information visit

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

9 Simple Steps to a Healthier Family Diet - Juice Plus+

Hi everyone! Jen Moore here:) One of my best friends from high school is coming out to visit for my birthday this week. She just signed up to distribute an awesome new product, Juice Plus, and needs an audience to start "practicing" on! :) Would love if you can join us.


Please join us as we learn 9 simple steps to a healthier family diet as taught by pediatrician,

Dr. William Sears.

He has been advising busy parents how to raise healthier families for almost 40 years at the Sears Family Medical Practice in California. Dr. Sears and his wife Martha have coauthored 38 popular books and countless articles on parenting and childcare.

We will also learn how to identify harmful ingredients in food, how to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies, and practical tips for a healthier lifestyle.

Come sample a fruit & vegetable smoothie your kids will love! Bring a friend and get healthy together!

When: Saturday, July 9 from 11 am - 12 pm
Where: 4322 Degray Drive South Jordan, UT 84095
RSVP: Jen Moore, 801-602-9122 or

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Food Storage Tips from Debbye Cannon

I am looking to buy a 23 Qt. pressure canner and wide mouth jars/lids.
If you (or someone you know) have these please give me a call.

I have just learned about two good grocery ad services you might want
to check out: ($4.95 month) This site helps you spot the HOTTEST
deals in a hurry!
You can even print a list of the items YOU want and take it to
Wal-Mart for one stop shopping (price matching).
Store brands are matched with store brands (Western Family/Great Value, etc.) (FREE)

I found out about these from the gals teaching at Honeyville Farms
classes. Just one tip about a special on
2# blocks of cheese saved me $40! FYI you can keep unopened vacuum
sealed blocks of cheese (Tillimock)
on the shelf in your cold storage room for SIX MONTHS! I got enough
to last awhile!

Laura Hickman told me about chicken special at Peterson's this week
(thru June 29th).
I'm having so much fun creating my FOOD STORE (used and rotated food
rather than STORAGE).

If you are interested in becoming more self reliant let me know. I'd
love to add you to my special interest email list.

Debbye Cannon

Baby Girl Bedding

From Karen Brooks
I was at Target the other night and found this darling baby girl crib bedding. I just couldn't pass up a good deal. I of course am not having a baby, but I bought it thinking someone might want it. It was on clearance at Target but is twice as much online. (It is online only, but someone had returned it.) I got the bumper pad for $28 (online price: $49.49) and the crib skirt for $9 (online price: 28.79). Here is the link. If anyone is interested, I will of course give it to them for what it cost me. If there are no takers, I will return it. They also had the crib quilt for another $27 but I didn't buy that. Who uses a quilt anyway?

Karin Brooks

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lost and Found

We have found on our lawn a pair of children's metal-rim eye glasses and a tennis racquet. Anyone looking for either item can call Ann Hobson at 878-3383.

It's a Boy!!! And a cute one too!

Welcome Adam Cannon Unsworth!!!

Come join his mama, Alison Unsworth
to celebrate his arrival at our
Baby Celebration

Thursday, June 23rd
7 p.m.
Karen Brooks' Home
10818 Weiss Drive

Bring a neighbor and be part of the
Women of the Tribe!!

Questions? Call Cami 801-898-5576 or Deborah Anne 801-580-3329

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Humanitarian Tour is TONIGHT Wed, June 8th

Meet tonight, June 8th, at the Church at 6 p.m. for car pool.

Relief Society Humanitarian Tour

Come see how very cool the LDS Church really is as we learn how we serve all over the world. Meet at the Church at 6 p.m. and we'll car pool to the Humanitarian Center downtown. Dessert after at a restaurant downtown.

Teresa Akagi's baby is here!!!

Baby was born Sunday and all is well! Hoorah! All our love goes to you, Teresa, and your family. Rest, relax, and nuzzle your wee ones' little sweet neck.
Thanks be to God for all our blessings!

Details on Iron Pig Championship!!!

Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Iron Pig Competitors,

We are excited to announce the inaugural “Battle of Champions" cook-off to be held Saturday June 11, 2011 at Daybreak's North Shore Model Home Village. Past winners will be given a secret ingredient and be asked to cook an appetizer, main entrĂ©e, and dessert. Contestants will compete for the 2011 Iron Pig Championship trophy. Come and cheer for your favorite contestants, enjoy cooking demos and tasty food samples provided by local businesses and restaurants, and listen to live music! The Iron Pig battle begins at 11AM and the winner will be announced at 1:30PM. The secret ingredient will be posted on the website this weekend. (Competitors, you will receive a separate email with additional details). Come join in the fun!


Tom & Teresa Akagi

Questions? 801-446-0191

List of competitor's and assistants:

Contestant 1: David Nielsen (Iron Pig People's Choice Winner - Carnival Foods)
[Assistant: Charles Hubbard (Iron Pig People's Choice Winner - Picnic Foods)]

Contestant 2: Fernando Lopez (Iron Pig People's Choice Winner - Breakfast)
[Assistant: Nick Falcone]

Contestant 3: Anthony Castillo (Iron Pig Judges Choice Winner - Fiesta Night)
[Assistant: None]

Contestant 4: Sarah Molloy (Iron Pig People's Choice Winner - Fiesta Night)
[Assistant: Jules Lambert]

Contestant 5: Tamara Packard (Iron Pig Judges Choice Winner - Baking and Pastry)
[Assistant: Chris Packard]

Contestant 6: Trish Leishman (Iron Pig People's Choice Winner - Baking and Pastry)
[Assistant: Chellie Phillips]

4-5 year old Soccer, anyone?

I was wondering if you or anyone else in relief society knew of neighborhood boys soccer team for 4-5 year olds. My son wants to play soccer this coming fall and I know sign ups are now so I was hoping their was already a neighborhood team he could get on. I would appreciate any information.

Becky Burt

Good News from the Reader Family!!!!

I am so happy to report that MacKinley will not need surgery afterall. The surgeon suspected as much and he ordered a CT skan of his head and the plates were not fused together! I need to watch it to see if it gets worse, but he said most of the time the fusing happens at birth. So I need to prop his head up to flatten it a bit in the back---and that's all! No helmet! We are SO happy.

Also the lab was sucessful at getting a blood draw to check his white blood cell count. (It may be low because he may have a problem with his immune system.). I will let you know the results.
Now we are going to go party, cry a little, and thank God. We love you all!
Leslie and Adam and family

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Iron Pig Contest this Saturday, June 11th

Next Saturday, June 11th, the past winners from the Iron Pig will be competing in a live cook-off at

North Shore model home village from 11AM-2PM.
Cook off begins at 11 a.m.
Judging at 1:30 p.m.

The cook-off will be in conjunction with the What's Cooking at Daybreak event.
Sarah Molloy will be one of the competitors
This year Daybreak is inviting restaurants to hand out samples to the public as well. Should be a lot of fun!

Here's the Iron Pig website with additional information for anyone interested:

Play Group Time!!!!

I think summer may finally have arrived! I'm thinking we should start meeting at the park every week for playgroup now as long as the weather is good. Plan on every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the park on Degray and Navarro. If the weather is bad we will cancel, but otherwise let's get our playgroup on!! If you want to change the time, day, or place, send me an email at I am thinking it would be easiest to keep the day, time and place the same each week so that we can all just plan on it but if you would like me to change any of the details, I'm happy to. Hope to see you all on Wednesday!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Baby Celebration for Adam Cannon Unsworth and his mom!!

Another Boy
(we are going to be so protected by the priesthood in 12 years!!!!)
Adam Cannon Unsworth is here - healthy and cute as can be!! Alison wonders if she'll ever sleep more that 2 hours in a row again!! I promise - you will!
Come Celebrate with the Wise Women of the Tribe
Thursday, June 23rd
7 p.m.
Karin Brooks Home
10818 Weisse Drive
Bring a friend and neighbor!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Norwex Class Saturday, June 4th

Come learn about Norwex Enviro Products
Saturday June 4th
11 a.m.
Leslie Reader's
4358 Degray Drive
Cut cleaning time by 75%
Save money
Clean with only H2O - no chemicals
Use the same cloth over and over
RSVP June 2nd 801-244-5497
Bring a friend and come!

Babysitter Needed

Amber Ashton's neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her second grader and 18month old on the days when she has to leave for class before her husband gets home. If you are interested, contact Amber 801-446-5332. The mom needing help is going back to school - good for her!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Playgroup 6/1/11

Hello again everyone!

If the weathermen are right, the weather is supposed to be pretty good this Wednesday so how about we meet for playgroup at the park on Navarro and Degray? I'm thinking 11:00 am is probably the best time since the later we wait in the day the warmer it should be. Hope to see you all there!

Mindie Butterfield

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anyone Going to Providence Hall Charter School this coming Fall??

Is anyone interested in carpooling to
Providence Hall in Herriman in the fall?
Lauren was accepted to this charter school and I was
hoping someone else was also in the area. Thanks!

Leslie Reader

Anyone Going to Providence Hall Charter School this coming Fall??

Is anyone interested in carpooling to
Providence Hall in Herriman in the fall?
Lauren was accepted to this charter school and I was
hoping someone else was also in the area. Thanks!

Christmas in MAY????? (FEELS LIKE IT SOMETIMES!)

Christmas once again has started at our home. We are starting to get our committee together for this years Festival of Trees.
Joining the commitee is easy and starting this year whatever you can donate will be greatly appreciated and get your name on the committee list. What do we do on the commitee
well we help our board member in anyway possible. She has 80 gifts she has to donate to the gift boutique, she has small fry felt gifts to make,
a committee gift to do, and vollunteer hours to fill. You do not have to help with everything if all you can do is gifts thats fine anything is appreciated.
If you can help in anyway please get hold of Summer Jones (801) 446-5539.

Lawn Areation

Does your lawn need a breath of fresh air??? Do you need little dirt clods that look like little doggy poo-poos all over your lawn??

Then Leslie Reader has just the guy for you! Her friend is coming to aerate this Saturday, May 28th. Contact Leslie for details.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tree Doctors Needed?

On Coralville way and Enid Drive we have some trees in the park strip that are in tough shape. We contacted a tree specialist and he is treating many of our trees. He does a deep root fertilization with organic materials. The cost is just $11 a tree or $32 for three trees. He suggests treatment twice a year for a few years to help the trees get a good start and remain healthy and strong. Many people do not realize that although the trees are in the park strip the homeowners are responsible to keep them alive and well. If the trees need to be replaced the homeowner is responsible for the cost of replacement. Kennecott Land and the Daybreak Association need to pass on this information concerning the trees to make sure home owners understand their responsibility. The cost of caring for the trees is much less expensive than the cost to replace trees.

If you are needing this type of service or are concerned with the health of your trees, please contact Corey Draper @ or text him at 801.599.8578. Feel free to call Laura Padro or Marci Rechtenbach with other questions.

Play Group Time

The previous post was delayed (sorry) and the Friday date was for last week. Since the weather has NOT NOT NOT cooperated, there isn't anything planned for this week.

More news with be forthcoming. Get out ya galoshes and go puddle jumping!!

Contact Mindie Butterfield is you have questions about Play Group:)

Play Group Time

Hello again everyone!

I'm thinking maybe we can start doing playgroup at the park again since the weather is getting better (and hopefully this nice weather is here to stay!!!). How about this Friday at the park on Navarro and Degray? (Sorry for the late notice!) I'm thinking we could meet around 11:00 since the later we wait hopefully the warmer it will be. In the future I hope we can pick a day that works for most of you and meet at the same park, same time and day each week so that people can just plan on it. Let me know what day works best for you and if you would prefer meeting at a different park or at a different time. I think last summer we met on Wednesdays, but we could try Fridays if that is better for the majority (or any other day too!)

Also, if you want to invite someone new or let me know if there are people who haven't been included in this email who might be interested please let me know. The more the merrier! Hope to see you all on Friday!

Mindie Butterfield

What will YOU do when you can't get to a Doctor in an Emergency???

Emergency Preparedness is more than Food Storage and 72 hour kits. Emergencies come unexpectedly and bring health and injury concerns with them. When you can't get to a doctor or hospital and need medical help - what will YOU do?

Deborah Anne White is teaching a class this Thursday to answer some of those questions.

Emergency Preparedness
using Essential Oils

Thursday, May 19th
7 p.m.
4364 Degray Drive

(Avocado House next to 10889 on Topview)

Advantages of Essential Oils in Emergency Storage:
1. They never expire
2. They store indefinitely
3. They do the work of most OTC and prescription meds in an emergency
4. They are affordable and easy to use

Call with questions Deborah Anne 801-580-3329

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Babies are Here to Celebrate!!!!

We are so grateful to all you new mama's who create these beautiful babies for all of us to love!!! And we have 3 more little men to celebrate:

Calum Hill - son of Kathleen and Adam Hill

Mckinley Reader - son of Leslie and Adam Reader

Jared Ashton - son of Amber and Matt Ashton

Welcome to Earth little ones!!!

Come celebrate their births at the gathering of the "Women of the Tribe" at

Our Baby Celebration

Wednesday, May 11th

7 p.m.

Ann Hobson's House

10774 Navarro Way

Wheat Grinder for the Primary Activity

The Primary is in need of a hand crank wheat grinder for the
Preparedness Fair on Saturday. We will be using it in one of the
kids' stations to show them how wheat turns into flour. If anyone has
one that they wouldn't mind lending us for the day, we would be so
grateful! I can come pick it up, or they can drop it off with any
member of the Primary Presidency.
Thank you so much!
Sarah Freeman

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Emergency Preparedness Fair Schedule

LDS meeting house- 4571 W. Mille Lacs

Friday April 29th 6-9pm
Hot Dogs, Booths and Classes
Water Storage and Sanitation in the RS room
Food Storage in the Primary Room
72 Hour kits in the Young Womens room
Emergency Medical Training in the Youth room

Saturday April 30th 9am-Noon
Booths, Classes, Childrens Activity
Water Storage and Sanitation in the RS room
Food Storage in the Primary Room
Emergency Sanitation in the RS room
Food Storage in the Primary room

Childrens Primary Activity: (ages 3-12)
9:30-11:30 in the gym
Games and Activities
Parents, check out the classes and booths while your kids have a great time!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's time for the Utah Valley Women's Expo this Friday & Saturday (April 22 & 23). I am sharing unlimited FREE expo tickets for my customers! Feel free to copy off as many as you would like. You may also forward tickets to friends, family & co-workers. This is going to be such a fun event! The Expo location is at UCCU's Event Center (McKay Center) 800 West University Parkway in Orem. The hours are from 11 AM to 8 PM. I hope you can make it. Please be sure to stop by my Pampered Chef booth to say hello. Enter the drawing for some great giveaways! Looking forward to seeing you.
Jennifer Harmon
The Pampered Chef
Check out what's in the Pampered Chef outlet for BIG savings!
The National Association of Professional Organizers-Salt Lake Chapter
is presenting their 4th annual Get Organized Event, "Power Over Paper"
hosted by Office Max.
Friday, April 29th-Workshop classes
Saturday, April 30th- FREE Paper Shredding at Office Max SLC.
For details check our new website

P.S. Debbye Cannon will be teaching "Winning the WAR on Clutter" on Friday at 1:00.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Card and Papercrafting Group

From Elisha Johnson:

Its that time again! Time to join our Color of the month program.

Each month we get together to create fun papercrafting projects.

Bring your girlfriends, moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, and especially
your neighbor.

The cost is 17.50. That includes the paper, stamp pad, and marker(for
you to take home and keep), and girls night out once a month.

Email me or give me a call and I will give you the date and time. Hope
to see you all there.-- Elisha or

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Daybreak's Best Bakers Needed

Have a new cookie recipe you'd like to try? Happy to bake blueberry pie for a great
cause? The Garden Affair Bake Sale needs your help! Neighborhood
goodies will be sold during this popular annual event to benefit a
school-building project in our sister city, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.
Bring a whole batch or just a dozen to the event Saturday, April 30,
by 7:30 a.m. - or you can drop them off to me the day before, or I
would be happy to pick them up! Contact me and I will add you to the
list of bakers. Thanks!!

Carrie Call

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

childen in Ishinomaki

From Christel Fund

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook the other day and I thought
the women in our neighborhood might be interested in participating.
Would you mind posting this on the blog?

"If you've been eager to do something for the people of Japan, a
friend of a friend of mine, Nicole Schiffler, is heading up this very
simple project for the children of the devastated town of Ishinomaki:
one box filled with simple things (like school supplies, hygiene
products, and small toys) you probably have in abundance at home, sent
personally to the childen of a school in Ishinomaki. To learn more
about the project, visit
Email Nicole and she will send you the address of the school. It's
that simple. A simple project to send comfort and a little joy to the
Japanese children of one school in Ishinomaki."

Thank you!

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Host: Daybreak 14th Ward

Friday April 29, 2011 (Public)
Saturday April 30, 2011 (Public/Primary)

14th Ward Building and Park
4517 W. Mille Lacs Drive
South Jordan, Utah 84095

Friday Night
· Booths
· Mini Workshops
· Emergency Food Supply Potluck

· Booths
· Workshops
· Kids Activities
· Cooking Class


Friday, April 8, 2011

Iron Pig and Easter Egg Hunt-APRIL 16th

Due to forecasted rain and snow for this weekend, we're going to postpone the Iron Pig cook-off and Easter egg hunt until next Saturday, April 16th, same time and place. Please spread the word and check the website for more details. Thanks!

Tom & Teresa Akagi

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Square Foot Gardening 101

From Kira Cook:
Square Foot Gardening 101
Being able to reach out of the window and touch your neighbor is great
for unity but horrible for any hopes of gardening. That's why
I'm going to be taking a class down at Thanksgiving Point on either
April 19th or May 10th to learn the simple system of Square foot
gardening. The class is $25 and it's from 6-8:30pm. The class includes
the background of SFG, advantages over other methods, explains how to
save 80% more in space, water and work. It also teaches location,
construction, perfect soils, planting seasons, vertical gardening,
3-season harvesting, and out of season gardening. If anyone is
interested taking the class with me. Let me know and I can sign us up
and we can all go together:)
Kira Cook

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Debbye Cannon will be at the "What a Woman Wants" expo in the South
Towne Expo Center in Sandy on
Friday, April 8th (10-8) & Saturday, April 9th (10-6).

At 10 a.m. on Saturday Debbye will be presenting "Better Homes and
Closets". She has FREE tickets she'd
love to share with the Sister Chicks. Just let me know how many you'd
like. Come and bring your friends!
Contact: or 801-446-8372.

P.S. Have you checked out her website? Visit for 5 SMARTcut Solutions
for Organizing Without Agonizing.

IRON PIG- Pastries and Baked goods

I am so excited the weather is warming up and the Iron Pig is back! Enter your homemade pastry or baked good for a chance to win the Iron Pig. Come enjoy some good food, chatting with your neighbors and a little friendly competition! Visit for complete details.

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids just before at 3pm. E-mail me at if you would like to donate candy or small toys for the hunt.

Thank you Tom and Teresa for all your work and organizing this fun activity!

Party Island Style with Live Daybreak

When: Friday April 8th from 3-7
Where: The Glass House 4563 W. Kestrel Ridge Rd
What: Live Daybreak is FUNdraising for programs at Daybreak, and need your help reaching our $20,000 goal! Support your community council at the Friends of LiveDAYBREAK Island Party. We’ll be calling local businesses looking for partnerships on events like the annual Ladybug Release and charitable projects like Daybreak to Debre Zeit—programs that may not happen without these crucial sponsorships. And we’ll have fun doing it! Islanders will enjoy a luau feast, music, games, prizes, and free babysitting. Dress for the tropics and bring a cell phone if you can.

Look for details on FREE registration in an upcoming community email.

Residents age 18 and older, please. Contact Ruth Vest at
with questions.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lawn AERIATION - it's that time of year!!!

Anyone who would like to have their lawns aeriated for the coming Spring - (yes, it is coming), contact Leslie Reader. Her friend is coming out this weekend to do aerations.

Leslie Reader: 801-244-5497

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night to help Eastlake Elementary!

Monday March 14th from 5-7pm
Chick-fil-A of Sount Jordan in the District will give Eastlake Elementary 10% of all revenue!
Tell your friends and neighbors!
Bring the whole family!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

From Jen Moore-
I am in need of help from my RS sistas! We had a few people drop out of the Ragnar team I'm captaining so I'm looking for 2 more runners. They need to be pretty good ones because we have two of the hardest legs left -- Runner positions 10 and 12 in Van 2. The race is June 17-18. It's $90 for the registration fee. Anyone who is interested, knows of someone who is interested, or has a spouse who would be interested, they can call me or email me. or 801-602-9122.

More info can be found on the official website: It's a blast and we have a really great, fun group of people already so we just need 2 more to get 12 people total.

March Playgroup

From Mindie Butterfield:
Can you believe that it is finally starting to feel a little like spring?! Wouldn't it be great if this awesome weather would last! I'm thinking that we will still need to keep playgroup inside for a little while longer and when it's warm enough we can start meeting at the park again. Until then... how about we meet Friday March 11th @ 10:30 at the Mcdonalds near the district and we can let the kids play in the playland and Wednesday or Friday March 23rd or 25th at someone's home. Is anyone interested in hosting on either of those days? Hopefully we will get some nice weather in April, or if not for sure in May...can't wait!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Clothes for our Sisters in Cape Verde

The time has come!!!

Clothes must be picked up by Monday, Feb. 28th

Call Ann Hobson, 801-878-3383 or bring clothes to Relief Society this Sunday

Size 13-14 men's shoes
Sewing Notions
Children's clothing birth to age 12

New or gently used CLEAN clothing

Thank you so much for sharing of your abundance.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Compassionate Service needed - let's rally

Laura Nock is moving within Daybreak to a larger home so she has room to care for her 96 year old grandma and grandpa who are living with her.

She needs our help Friday and Saturday, February 25th and 26th. Call her if you can help. 801-897-7296.

This Call to Action came from Bobbi Young.

Thanks, sisters!!

Be a Healer in Your Home

165 ways to stay out of the Doctor's Office - using natural healing doTERRA essential oils!!

I'm teaching how you can be a Healer in Your Home and step into your role of Dr. Mom with style.

Deborah Anne White's home - 4364 Degray Drive (faces the school - avocado color)
Saturday, February 26th
11:00 a.m.

Bring a friend, get a free Wild Orange oil. You won't want to miss the peppermint brownies!!!

?'s - call Deborah Anne 1-801-580-3329

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Clothes Drive for the store run by our Sisters in Africa

Remember last year's clothes drive to help our sisters in Cape Verde, Africa start a clothing store? They have sold most of the clothes and it has blessed their lives immensely in enabling them to support their families.

Ann Hobson is organizing another clothing drive for a shipment to Africa February 26th. Please look through your closets, talk to friends and family and gather these items for our sisters' store:

  • Children's Clothing Birth to Age 12 - (clean and gently used is wonderful)
  • Sewing notions to mend and remake clothing items: Thread, buttons, zippers, elastic, etc.

Please put clothes in plastic garbage bags. Email Ann when you have clothes ready to ship and she will come pick them up


There will be a box outside the Relief Society room every Sunday through February 26th.

Call Ann if you have any ?'s 801-878-3383

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Terks are in the Top Three!!! Let's vote again!

Hi Friends!

Great News! The Terks, because of you, have made it to the top three and will be performing on the eWorld Music Awards in Hollywood this SAturday night! Leslie will send out a link so we can watch it live. The final vote is 50% fans and 50% judges. If they win, chances of getting a recording contract go way up. Leslie is asking us to vote again! If you didn't last week or can find another computer - or a few:) here are the instructions:

Go to

1. Click "Install Boomerang free"
2. Click to install (on Firefox)
3. Fill out name and email
4. You'll see "Thank you for registering"
5. Click to continue
6. Restart Firefox if need be, if not, skip this step
7. Drop down menu #1
8. Click: "Vote 2011 eWorld Music Awards"
9. Left side click "Best Band"
10. Click "The Terks - Good Old Days"
11. Click "Vote" at the bottom of the page

Leslie and Adam are so grateful for all our support. Let's get them to the top!!!

Good luck in Hollywood! Leslie will rock the red carpet way better than motherly J-Lo or Angelina!!!

Need some playmates for your Kids this Wednesday morning?

Marisa Bean is looking for someone to love her kids Cressida (5) and Jackson (2) while she's at the dentist Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. She says she has lots of tickets - what does that mean??? Call her 801-897-7333

Friday, February 4, 2011

Crafty Blogs

So I know I am not the only one who looks at all the crafty blogs out there. Anyone got any good ones for me? Here are the ones I check frequently:
iheartnaptime (Thanks to my backdoor neighbor Nicole for finding this one for me!
delia creates (This is my friends from high school, she's fabulous)
make it and love it!
u create crafts

better after awesome furniture re-painting

Lets just say I envy others talent!

Valentine's Day Mini Photo-Sessions

Valentine's Day Mini-Sessions! (Monday, February 7th)
One child, 20 minutes
What you get: 50 mini valentine cards, (1) 5x7, online gallery with 10+ images
Cost: $65
Limited Sessions...reserve yours today!
tele: (801) 707-1048
Head over to the Miabella Portraits blog to see more pictures of this little cutie:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love Gymnastics??? FREE Tickets for Friday

Jennifer Wood has FREE tickets to the U of U Gymnastics meet this Friday - 3 tickets for nothing! Can't beat that price.

Call her for more info if you'd like a VERY cheap date night! Thanks Jen, for sharing.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby Celebration Location Has Changed

So, my 16 month old son had a double ear infection and croup. I don't think we want to share our virus with anyone.
So the Baby Celebration on Thursday is going to be at Marisa Beans house. She lives behind me in a burnt orange house off Tahoe. 10818 S. Tahoe Way. PLEASE STILL COME!!

Monday, January 31, 2011


From Leslie Readers Husband Adam:

My band, THE TERKS have been nominated for the 2011 eWorld Music Awards, which will be held on Grammy Weekend @ the legendary SIR Studios, in Hollywood. The award show was created by the people behind the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Awards. A panel of top recording artists, music producers and executives encompassing the full range of the music industry were assembled to select the most promising artists from thousands of submissions from all over the planet. The Terks were one of six artists nominated by the panel for best band. The winner of the remaining six will be chosen by the fan’s vote. Voting may only be accessed through our Boomerang Media Station™. Boomerang is a quick and free installation, and is available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox for PC's and Firefox only for Macs. Any votes not cast through the Boomerang will not count and fans may only vote once.

Is there any way you can help us GET THE WORD OUT TO VOTE? This would really help the local scene in UTAH because our competition is from LA, BOSTON, and NEW YORK. They are ALL on bigger indie labels with three of them already on the billboard charts. If a little band, with no label, from South Jordan, Utah could get enough people to vote we could really do something BIG! If we can get enough votes to finish in the top 3, then we will perform on the awards show in front of all of the major labels and executives. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. Can you please follow the instructions below and vote for us and forward this on to as many people as you can? It only takes about 4 minutes total. WE would really appreciate it.

Adam Reader

1) Click "Install boomerang free"
2) Click to install (on firefox)
3) Fill out name and email
4) You'll see "Thank you for registering" Click to continue
5) Restart Firefox
6) Top left corner click on "eWorld Media" button
7) Drop down menu #1 click "Vote! 2011 eWorld Music Awards"
8) Left side click "Best Band"
9 ) Click "The Terks-Good Old Days"
10) Click "Vote" at the bottom of the page

Thanks so much for your support! It means a lot.

Adam and Leslie Reader

To straighten out a few things...

First off, I am typing with a fussy toddler in my arms. I am sure some of you have been there. Anyway...

There has been talk of a craft night on Wednesday this week. I was staring to get it ready and realized, I just have too much going on. If someone else wants to put it together let me know, send me an email and I will post all the info about it.

Also, Audrey Cazier had decided to join in on the baby celebration on Thursday! Yea!
This is a pic of her new baby boy Ayden with big brother Rylin (I hope I spelled his name right.) She will be coming by not bringing Ayden. He has been sick and she doesn't want him to get any worse. I hope to see you on Thursday!!

(Ok, now that I have changed a diaper, made a snack for Carter and sent him off to Piano and ate a chocolate bar myself, a few hours later this post is done!)
From Stacie Manning:
You're invited to a NORWEX Party!
Join us for some fun to learn all about
Feb. 5th at 10:30am
Stacie Mannings House
10735 S. Navaroo

Have you ever heard of Norwex? I haven't either until recently. I was very surprised to learn that I could clean the kitchen, bathrooms, windows, and more without using chemicals-and even get better results. I was so excited by this concepts and the innovative products Norwex has to offer, that I want to host a party and share it with you!

Would you like to cut cleaning time by 75%?
Breathe easier by cleaning without chemicals?
Save money by cleaning with only H2O?

Help save the environment by eliminating waste!!! Make your home a safer place for you and your family!

RSVP by Feb 4th to Stacie at 801-493-9799

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Its that time to come celebrate all the new little ones! In honor of:
Shelley Beishline and her newborn Miles
Melissa Kanongata'a baby boy Brock who is 10 weeks old now
Audrey Cazier had little baby Ayden. He has been sick so she is going to come by with a picture of him,
Natatlie Evans who has adopted 2 children from Africa. Faith (9 months) and Andrew (2)

When: Thursday Feb. 3rd
Where: Cami Johnston's 10794 S. Tahoe Way (really on Indigo Sky)
Time: 7pm
Feeling overwhelmed? Check out our neighbor, Debbye Cannon's, website for SMARTcut Solutions to getting life organized and simplified. If you enjoyed her presentation "Better Homes and Closets" this is a place to get more guidance that will make your life "simply brilliant!"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Thanks Mindie Butterfield for organizing playgroups!

Wednesday February 2nd- 10:15-11:30 Story time at the Riverton Library
12877 South 1830 West Road
Riverton, Utah 84065

Friday February 18th- At Sarah Molloy's (I'll let you know the time later)

Mark you calendars!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Leslie Reader is having a weight loss party at her home this Tuesday the 26th at 7:00pm. We will be discussing healthy ways to decrease or maintain your weight physically, emotionally, and mentally. There will be product samples, products for purchase, affirmations, exercise ideas, and healthy, easy recipes. If you are having trouble sticking with your New Year's weight goals come for new ideas and support. Address 4358 DeGray Dr. RSVP

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Do any of you really want to go out with your husband more often but can't afford a babysitter every week? Um, yeah, me too. So, the solution is a date night babysitting swap. This is basically how it works. We will pair up in groups of four families based on number of kids and needs (we don't want the groups to be too big). You will babysit one Friday or Saturday night a month and you get to go out the other three weeks. It can be a fun movie night for the kids....AND you get to go out with your husband THREE weekends a month. :) There might also be a group doing only every other week if that's more appealing to you. Call me at 801-253-4812 or email if you are interested or if you have additional questions about how this is going to work. I will also consider suggestions. Let's get this going for February!

Kristin Brandt

Friday, January 21, 2011

Want to Pamper Yourself Spa Style?? You can right in our neighborhood!

Leslie Reader is ready to make you feel like a beautiful woman and pamper yourself SPA style. Come right to her home for these wonderful services:

Facial $60
Make-up $30
Eyebrows $20 (better than waxing)
Lip $ 5
Chin $ 5

Call Leslie at 801-244-5497

She will also let you relax in her massage chair before or after your treatment!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swirly Girls GrAnD OpEnIng!!

Have you been to the new Swirly Girls Gourmet Bakery? Too many treats to choose from! They have really done a great job with this hip new bakery. Not only is the place appealing but the treats are to die for! Carter, my 6 year old, still is asking to go back for another chocolate cupcake.

So of course we will be there on Saturday for their GRAND OPENING! The Swirly Girls, Debi Jensen and Amberleigh Farrell will be there giving away free samples and door prizes! I am so proud of out awesome neighbors and their talent and ambition. Come join the fun from 1-4 in Soda Row. 11248 S. Kestrel Rise Rd. to be exact.

See ya there!

Winter Palooza

Thanks Rachel Taylor:

This Saturday January 22nd at the South Towne Expo center from 10am-8pm.
Palooza Activities:
- 8 Bounce Houses
- Huge Paintball Dome
- Gallery Shooting Practice
- Laser Tag Arena
- Ropes Course
- Rock Wall
- Hollywood Connection
- Incredible Pizza
- Princess Festival
Scales and Tails will be entertaining kids at 7pm on stage. Meet your creepy crawly reptiles..snakes, turtles, & lizards.

Did I tell you Darth Vader, C3po, Boba Fett are all coming? And Harry Potter, Spiderman, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow, Bumble from the Salt Lake Bees. And Mary Poppins should be flying in on her umbrella around 2:15

Tickets are 7.99 a person (under 2 are free) at the door but you can get them for 5 BUCKS at

Sounds like fun!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Neighborhood Co-op

Hello there ladies of the 14th ward and Daybreak neighborhood who have young children,
We've got a neighborhood babysitting co-op going on and would like to invite anyone interested to join! It's an awesome way to exchange babysitting services without spending money. If you're like me and don't have a mom who lives in town to help, (or even if you do...) imagine being able to grocery shop, go to appointments, take a bubble bath, get housecleaning done, exercise, or just relax for a couple of hours...without your kiddos!
Here's how it works. Anyone who joins gets six hours worth of tickets per child, and when you want to use your tickets, you call up whoever is on the schedule on the day you need and let them know when you'll be bringing your kids over. You "pay" one hour of tickets per child per hour, so if you dropped two kids off for 2 1/2 hours, you'd "pay" 5 hours of tickets. Then, when you are on the schedule (you choose your shift), you can earn back tickets by watching other people's kids. It's a great system, especially because your children see these outings as playdates.
We encourage you to sign up for two shifts per month, either morning (9-1) or afternoon (12-4).

I'm planning a meeting at my house this Thursday, Jan. 6th, at 8:30pm for everyone to come, ask questions, and set up the schedule for the next four months or so. Email me if you're interested ( and I can answer any immediate questions you have.
Just so you know who's in it already, we have Kristin Brandt, Lahni Castellano, Mindie Butterfield, Karin Brooks, Cami Johnston, and myself, with Teresa Akagi and Sydnie Christensen interested in joining. Our goal is to have both shifts covered every day Monday-Friday. If enough people are interested in a date night co-op (Friday and Saturday nights), let me know and we could get that going as well.
Thanks and hope to hear from you!

~Mary Lampros