9/2/15

September Home and Visiting Teaching


 The September Visiting Teaching gift is all wrapped up in a brown paper sack with a vintage-looking label that reads, "Women Worldwide can Harvest Christlike Virtues & Partake of the Goodness." 
Included in the sack is a delicious and easy Peach Cobbler recipe (only 4 ingredients!), the full message from the Ensign, and a package (2.75 oz) of gummy Peach Rings. Your sisters will love it! 




Happy 20th anniversary to the Proclamation to the Family! The theme of this month's message is on prayer and how it can strengthen your family. We are encouraged to pray as a family often, and to read the Proclamation once more this month. 

Inside of this cellophane bag there is a spiral-bound notebook, a copy of President Eyring's message "Family & Prayer," a copy of the Proclamation that can fit in an 8x10 frame, and another copy of the Proclamation that has been studied like we are encouraged to do once more this month. Happy September, and happy 20th to the Proclamation! 

8/27/15

Fall is coming!

If you're like me, you can't wait for hoodies, bonfires, sweatshirts, boots, and orange leaves!! Bring on fall! It is the best time of the year! Here are a few ideas to get you in the mood:


Make a yummy fall treat - perfect for after-school snacking! Simple mix:
  • pretzels
  • candy corn
  • M&M's (or reeces pieces) 
  • Honeycomb cereal
  • Candy Corn pumpkins
  • Bugels chips
  • Chex Muddy Buddies
  • (you could add almost anything you want that sounds good! Bonus points if it is orange!)
Click the picture for a cute paper bag bowl tutorial too! (From The House of Hendrix)



Make a family bucket list for fall! There are so many fun things to do and see, especially here in Utah. This idea is from Terrell Family Fun, or make up your own! 


Along those lines, check out this awesome list from 24saltlake.com of 65 Fun Things to Do This Fall in Utah.  It includes such awesome actives as Haunted Houses, family friendly places, Farmers Markets, races, mazes, and more!!

Pioneer Party has tons of cute decor, including this BOO Banner kit! Come in and grab all the cute stuff before its gone. 

Happy Fall, ya'll!!


8/5/15

Happy Birthday to US!

It is our 20 year birthday today! Wahoo! In 1995 we went from Lehi Drug to Pioneer Party & Copy, and boy have things changed! We've had so much fun changing and improving the store over the years, and WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS! Come down and join the party!
Our first big update!

Main street construction


The gang!

Today!


Happy 20th to us and many more to come! Hope to see you in the store soon!

8/4/15

August Home and Visiting Teaching

 Who doesn't need a little extra "power" in their life? Our August Visiting Teaching Gift will give you just that! With a Power Performance Energy Bar, a print of the full message from the Ensign (Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Meek and Humble), a bookmark highlighting one of the quotes from the message, and a tag on the outside that says, "Humility & Meekness = Power" - you will be all set to visit teach!  

The quote on the bookmark is "Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness, showing strength, serenity, healthy self-worth, and self-control. As we work to develop this attribute, we will find that “humbly submitting our will to the Father brings us the empowerment of God—the power of humility. It is the power to meet life’s adversities, the power of peace, the power of hope, the power of a heart throbbing with a love for and testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ, even the power of redemption." - Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy


We loved the idea that as we develop "meekness" we actually create power in our life. We hope you enjoy this month's gift!




The title of the home teaching message from the Ensign is, "Stand as a Light" by President Thomas S. Monson. We've created a fun gift that your family will enjoy eating while they're reading the words from the prophet.


A teal colored berry container is filled with assorted salt water taffy (State Fair Flavor, by Sweets Candy Company), along with a print of the full message from the Ensign, and it's all wrapped up in clear cellophane with a lighthouse shaped tag, that reads, "Shine Your Light a Little Brighter" Happy August!


  Buy in store or online here

7/9/15

S'more Pie Pops

s’more is a quintessential summer dessert. This pie pops recipe captures the goodness of s’mores in a flaky pie crust! (via The Gunny Sack)



With the arrival of warm weather, everyone wants to be outside. While I was driving around this weekend, I smelled so many bonfires. My nephew was super excited to report that they had their first campfire of the year. S’mores are the summer desserts that go hand in hand with fires. All summer long, we have graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars on hand so that we are ready when the mood strikes. This S’more Pie Pops Recipe has a flaky pie crust instead of the graham crackers. I though about putting a graham cracker inside each pie on a stick but my kids didn’t want me to so I left them out.


Cut a 4.4 oz XL Hershey’s chocolate bar into segments.


Unroll a premade Pillsbury pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the pie crust circle into a rectangle and cut out six rectangles of dough using the Hershey’s bar pieces as a guide for the size. Take the dough scraps, knead them together and roll it out to cut out two more rectangles. I was able to make four large S’more Pie Pops from one crust.


Put three Hershey’s chocolate bar segments on four of the rectangles of pie crust. Top the Hershey’s bars with Kraft Jet Puffed mini marshmallows.


Put another rectangle of dough on top of the marshmallows and add a lollipop stick.


Fold up the edges of the dough and press to seal.


Use a fork to crimp the edge together.


Brush the s’more pie pops with a beaten egg white.


Bake at 375°F for 14-17 minutes. The mini marshmallows will puff up and disappear but the crust will keep the shape of them. Some of the liquid marshmallows leaked out of the pie pops but it didn’t matter. When the s’more pie pops come out of the oven, let them cool for a couple of minutes and then press the lollipop sticks down into the chocolate. That way, once the chocolate hardens the stick will be embedded in it. My kids absolutely loved these pie pops. The like them even more than the peanut butter cup pie pops and said they tasted just like s’mores!


S’more Pie Pops Recipe
 
Cook time
Total time
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pie crust
  • 4.4 oz Hershey's XL Milk Chocolate Bar
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 egg white - beaten
  • Pinch of flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll pie crust onto a lightly floured surface.
  3. Cut chocolate bar into segments.
  4. Cut crust into rectangles.
  5. Knead and roll dough scraps to cut out more rectangles.
  6. Put 3 chocolate bar segments and about 10 mini marshmallows on a rectangle of dough.
  7. Top with another rectangle and add a lollipop stick.
  8. Roll edges and crimp with a fork.
  9. Place pie pops on baking sheet and brush with egg white.
  10. Bake at 375°F for 14-17 minutes.
  11. Allow pie pops to cool for a couple of minutes before pressing the lollipop stick down into the chocolate bar to stabilize it.

7/1/15

July Home and Visiting Teaching Gifts

It's all about being patriotic with this month's visiting teaching gift. We've taken a bandana (red/blue assorted), and wrapped up the message from the Ensign, a package of Twizzlers, and a cute "10 Ways to Use a Bandana" handout! 
Jute twine ties it all together with a tag that reads, "A Packet of Red, White, and Blue For You." You can always add a personalized note and tuck it in with the other handouts to personalize. 


The home teaching message in July is entitled, "All is Well," and written by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. We have created a 5"x7" print (that looks great in a frame for a July home decoration) that reads, "All is Well, All is Well" (quoting the popular Pioneer Song "Come, Come, Ye Saints" - Hymn no 30). The full message from the Ensign, as well as a gourmet package of nuts & chocolate is also included. 

Buy in store or online here!

6/23/15

Summer Party & BBQ ideas!



1. Create festive party lanterns for any season. Count the bulbs on a strand of holiday lights and cut X's into the bottoms of the same numer of small cups. Then push a bulb through each cup's center and hang the string from a doorway or window. (idea from Real Simple)


2. Grill smores on the BBQ! Get waffle ice cream cones, fill with marshmallows, chocolate chips, bananas, strawberries, or any other thing you can think of, wrap in aluminum foil, and throw on the grill for a few minutes to melt. YUM!! (credit)


3. Make a squirt gun station. It is HOT. And DRY. And if you have kids coming, you need this. Between the BBQ, tiki lamps, fireworks, and the blazing sun, the kiddos (and adults) are sure to get hot. Cool them down and let them have a ton of fun! Simply fill a bucket or cooler with water, grab a 10 pack of squirt guns at the dollar store, and let the good times happen! (via First Home Love Life)