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New Beginnings

I'm a sucker for traditions -- a wee bit of constancy in an ever-changing world.  That's why I get so excited {as a Young Women leader} about New Beginnings and Young Women in Excellence every year.  I remember attending these events as a young woman myself and all the elaborate programs and decorations that my leaders put together for us.  It really meant a lot to me that these busy women {usually my mom} would take the time to do that for me.  Which is probably why I tend to go a little bit overboard, but whatever.  I have time to spare {sometimes} and it's fun for me and my counselors to spoil these sweet girls a couple times a year.  Anyway . . . that's a long way for me to introduce what i really want to talk about today:  these invitations I made last night {while my man and I watched Mega Python vs. Gateroid starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany on the SyFy channel.}
I can't take credit for the idea {which is really too cute for words}.  I stole it from this adorable Tiny Party at The Pleated Poppy.  Here's what's inside that kind of plain old envelope:
But you have to go through two more envelopes to get there:
You'll note, as did my husband, the irony of this somewhat elaborate invitation.  The theme for the evening is "Small and Simple Things".  Har har.  The girls won't notice this at first {or ever -- I don't kid myself} but it represents how we have to peel off all the unnecessary things in life to get to the heart of what really matters.  They'll get the message that night.  We hope.  Also, that movie we watched last night was fab-u-lous.  You should check it out if you ever have the chance.


  1. what a great message - ManOfTheHouse works with the Stake YW here and is always amazed at the amount of work that goes into invitations... he's used to the YM and their last minute phone calls I guess :)

  2. Those are awesome! I'm sure the girls will appreciate them!

  3. Omg! I love the stitching! Great idea!! <3

  4. You always have such great ideas! Too cute. Can't wait to see what you're doing for camp!

  5. I am officially an invitations loser. You are amazing. Those girls are so lucky to have you donating your time and talents to them!


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