Welcome Sisters

This is our own Relief Society site for our ward. It is a in an effort to bring us closer together. It is another way to feel a part and be connected. This is like another newsletter. I hope you find it encouraging and supportive in our sisterhood. Enjoy!!
This is not an official web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or of the general Relief Society.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book Group

The next book for our Book Group is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Check out our Slightly Bookish blog for the latest book club information. We will be meeting at Sister Trudy Bainter's home for our September book group discussion. Hope to see you there. Feel free to check out the book group blog and comment even if you can't attend the discussion.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Emergency Preparedness

Organize yourselves and prepare every needful thing. D&C 109:8

Our next Relief Society Additional Meeting will be Thursday September 9 at 7pm at the ward meeting house.

Sister Misa Nickerson will be teaching a class on 72 hour kits

Sister Amy Henderson will be presenting a class on storing and sanitizing water for emergencies.

Sister Celestia Erickson will be teaching a class on preparing children for emergencies.

Please bring a salad or dessert to share and join with us as we learn how to be better prepared for emergencies that may occur.

If ye are prepared ye shall not fear. D&C 38:30

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This Little Piggy Went to Market - Coupon Clipping/Smart Shopping

Our two wonderful sisters, Michelle Ray and Becky Elicio, are doing a presentation about Coupon Clipping/ Smart Shopping at our activity this evening. They were kind enough to provide us with a ton of great information to post here for us all to access! Thank you Michelle and Becky!

WARNING: As with any other “hobby”… 
Couponing can be addicting and time consuming, 
but LOTS of FUN!!! 

Where do I begin? 
http://www.weusecoupons.com Email registration required: FREE!!! (Make yourself ANONYMOUS giving as little personal information as you can).
http://www.hotcouponworld.com Email registration required: FREE!!! (Make yourself ANONYMOUS giving as little personal information as you can).
http://www.afullcup.com/forums Email registration required: FREE!!! (Make yourself ANONYMOUS giving as little personal information as you can).
http://www.thegrocerygame.com Membership FEE: Requires credit card for registration: 4-week Trial for $1, thereafter pay $10 (1 store) - $15 (2 stores). When you sign up you receive a list of up to two stores in your area every 8 weeks (Las Cruces stores are Albertsons and Walgreen’s). You can cancel anytime.

Find blogs w/in blogs!!!

PREVIEW COUPONS (SUNDAY INSERTS: Smart Source, Red Plum, and Proctor & Gamble)

Where can I get coupon inserts?
Family, Friends, Neighbors, Co-workers
ONLINE PRINTABLE COUPON SITES (most require email registration)

“All You” found exclusively at Wal-Mart

Email or call favorite Manufacturers (compliment a product request a coupon)

Couponing TIPS
-Check expiration dates and limitations!!!
-Keep eye out for double/triple coupons (Albertson’s, Lowe’s Foods, and occasionally Kmart)
-Gather multiples of coupons; keep in folders by Sunday date
-Don’t always use coupons fast, you may find a better deal a few weeks/months later!
-You can always get paid (MAIL IN REBATES!!!) Rite Aid.
-Find offers in weekly coupon inserts, on “peelies”, and tear pads in stores or other online offers noted by others in blogs or coupon forum websites listed above).
-Stock up when sales are HOT!!! You determine how much you will pay per item!
-Get a rain check if items are out of stock from that weeks sales!!!
-Trade with others; Have a coupon party/group!!!
-Subscribe to store websites for additional in-store coupon savings (Food Lion, Giant).
-Combine these coupons with manufacturer coupons! Target, BJ’s, Rite Aid, and Walgreens also allow you to combine savings!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This Little Piggy Relief Society August Activity

This month's Relief Society Activity will be on Thursday August 5, 2010 6:30 pm.  We are doing a "This Little Piggy" theme.  There will be 3 different classes plus a delicious ham dinner!! 

Here is a list of our little piggy activites:

This Little Piggy Went to Market - Coupon clipping/smart shopping – Michelle Ray & Becky Elicio
This Little Piggy Stayed Home - How to Bring the Spirit into Your Home (Preach My Gospel) – Joann Henrichsen
This Little Piggy Ate Roast Beef – Ham Dinner – please bring a side dish to share
This Little Piggy Cried, "Wee, wee, wee!" - How to Find Happiness in Adversity – Debby Mitchell

We will provide the ham and dessert for the dinner. We would like sisters to bring a side dish. Nursery will be provided, please sign up if you will be bringing children for the nursery.

Please join us for a fun evening!!