Friday, August 31, 2012

The Importance of State Fairs

Ok, I admit it.  I am a Country Girl.  True Blue Through and Through!  
I have been so blessed to raise my children on a farm and teach them the fundamentals of life.
We plant the seed, water it, watch it grow,and then harvest it.  We feed, water, and tend to many animals.

  We pray every day for the success of our hard work, and time invested in building our farm and ranching business.
A Great opportunity that many in this world today don't get to enjoy.

So, where do many of the children in the world get their food?  The grocery store, right?
Well, that is a true statement.  But, where does the grocery store get the food from?

 How many of you are taking the opportunity to take your children to the State Fairs around the country?  These are a Great way of teaching our children the basic concepts of self-esteem and survival.

I am lucky enough to live very close to the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
It has been a wonderful opportunity to have our children and neighbors participate in 4-H and other programs that are vital in the education of our rising generation.

Many of our family members have learned about developing their talents by having their work judged by someone who has been trained to know the value of their hard work.  Whether it be in the barn or in the sewing and cake decorating department.  The lessons and rewards are endless.

I truly Love to walk through the Hand Crafting, and the Art buildings!  Oh, how I wish that I could do what others do.  I get to enjoy from a distance the talents and gifts that others possess.

The inspiration behind my store, 

came from those gifted and talented people around me.
You ought to take a look and "Walk" through my store and admire the hard work of these gifted and talented suppliers.
Guess what, you can do more than just admire these items.  You can have them shipped right to your home to enjoy.

We would also like to add your handcrafted items to our store.
And because of that, I would Love to offer some special pricing during these weeks that many of the State Fairs are happening.
This Link:  will give you the details on how you can become a supplier for our wonderful store

Yearly Membership NOW $4.00
List an Item NOW $ .25
Little Shops Registry NOW $25.00 

Please take advantage of these specials and let your family and friends know.  I would be glad to answer any  questions @

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

[Teacher Tuesday] Left•Right•Center ADDITION

My own kiddos (Luke included, lol) are LOVING the Left Right Center multiplication game!
We played 4 rounds on Sunday!
So much fun!!!
(One suggestion I have is to run each "number" on a different color so you can sort the cards quickly for differentiation; ie: all 0x_ facts would be on purple, all 1x_ facts would be on green, etc.  Then you can just pull out and focus on the facts that your kiddo needs to practice most!).

So, because I know this game is a HUGE HIT, I created the Addition Version.
It matches the First Grade Common Core Standard 1.OA.6: Add. . within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition. . .within 10.

And here it is. . .FREE for you!
If you love it, please leave a little comment of thanks.  :)

The multiplication version is FREE here at Latter-Day Crafters.
The subtraction version is only $3 at Teacher's Notebook.

I'm working on a division version.
It's requiring a little more brain power than I am capable of right now.
It is August after all. . .

Have a great week!
Stop by My Little Classity Class and say hi!
See you back here next week.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012


is having a Free Listing Friday

this Friday Aug. 24th.

Become a Member by following these instructions:

And List up to 5 of your Beautiful Handmade Products 


Please email us if you have any questions @

Monday, August 20, 2012

[Teacher Tuesday] LEFT•RIGHT•CENTER multiplication game

This little game (the addition version) is a FAVORITE in my first grade classroom!  It's easy to play and gives kiddos a LOT of practice with basic facts!

You can stop by my blog to pick up a couple of FREE addition sets. . .

But. . .ONLY here at Latter-Day Crafters can you pick up the FULL set of multiplication facts (0-12!!) ABSOLUTELY FREE!  Yep, the full set!

I'd really LOVE if you'd follow the Latter-Day Crafters blog AND leave a comment letting me know that you appreciate these weekly freebies.

The image is linked to the FULL FREE MULTIPLICATION SET!
It's a BIG download. . .26 pages plus instructions, but you can print ONLY the facts with which your littles need practice!  :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Remember - following the blog and saying thanks will keep the freebies coming.
Who knows. . .next week you just might get the division version of Left•Right•Center.  ;)
Congratulations Carol Kendall 

You are the winner of our "Back To School" Free Gift Giveaway!X!

Please contact us by 8/22/12 with your shipping info so that we can send you your Great EFY-CD

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

[Teacher Tuesday] lunchbox jokes

Good morning!
Here in our district, school starts in 9 days.
I know some of you have started already.
I'm equal parts excited and sad.

I'm not only a teacher, I'm a mom.
I pack LOTS of lunches during the school year.
McKayslin is gearing up for 3rd grade (and only eats school lunch about 3 days a month).
Kenton, because of his medical issues, won't be attending school this year, but I can still pack him a lunch to eat at home which will help him stick with a "school type" schedule as he works through his assignments.
One of my kids' favorite things about their home lunches is not just the food, it's the little jokes and notes that I slip in one or two days a week.

I know many moms do something similar.
My mom used to write me notes on the napkin she would tuck in my lunch.
Sometimes the notes in my kids' lunches are just little notebook pages.
Sometimes I use my craft punches to punch scrapbook paper into shapes and write on those.
Once in a while I get all sorts of crazy and get a set of lunch notes ready to use - lunch notes with either "yay you" type messages or joke cards.
I'll write a little note on the back - encouragement for a big test or something awesome that I've noticed about my kiddos.
They LOVE it!

If you're looking for a fun way to give your kiddos a smile during lunch time, this image is linked to the download.  :)

Have a great school year!
~ Deb

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back to School-Album Giveaway


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Saturday, August 4, 2012


Latter-day Crafters has just listed the Pattern for this Beautiful Counted Cross Stitch  Picture
of the 
Nauvoo, Illinois LDS Temple

the finished size is 8" x 10" 
It is 141 x 181 stitches.
   Using 18 count Aida

This pattern assumes you know how to cross stitch, including 1/4 and 3/4 stitches. 
(However, if you need help, a Google search for cross stitch instructions will yield many websites with tutorials.)

PRICE: $9.00

SHIPPING: $3.95 for up to 3 patterns. 

Add $1.00 for each additional pattern after that. Shipping occurs within 5 business days (usually less). 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Latter-day Crafters is Excited to Announce the Opening our our Newest Little Shop!

What is a cake pop?

Cake Pop ~ definition: cake and frosting all balled up in one, 
hand dipped in chocolate and covered in the d├ęcor of your choice.

Cake pops make great favors or treats for all events, from weddings to
showers, birthday parties or office events – we can customize your
cake pops for any function.

                                                   MISSIONARY CAKE POP PRICE: 
$26 a dozen


 Most character cake pops:  
$36 per dozen



PRICE: $36 a dozen

Choose all 3 designs in your choice of colors or just one design.....

Specify what gender, colors, flavors, & design: blocks, babies &/or feet

Most popular flavors for the cake are vanilla, chocolate or Oreo

Additional charge of $12 shipping for up to 36 pops 

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