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Golden Straw Bunting

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We came across this gem on Pinterest and just had to share it! Isn't it the cutest? Party decor or year round home decor (I'm thinking my baby girl's nursery?!) it is cheap, easy, and looks fabulous! Head over to oleanderandpalm.com for the full tutorial. 


"Buntings aren't dead yet.  But, I'm trying something a little less country, shabby chic-ish, with this gold straw bunting.  It's light and airy and almost feels like a piece of jewelry for your home.  This Christmas, when we were in Boise, ID, the Anthropology store had a fabulous display made with straws painted gold.  I've been wanting to make a scaled down version for my mantel ever since.  
This simple bunting is season-less and can coordinate with any home decor or party theme.
1. You'll need lots of paper straws.  For each triangle you'll need two full length straws and one half length.  You'll also need some heavy thread or twine and a large needle.
2. Start by threading the needle a…

September Home and Visiting Teaching

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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 Proclam…

Fall is coming!

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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: pretzelscandy cornM&M's (or reeces pieces) Honeycomb cerealCandy Corn pumpkinsBugels chipsChex 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, includi…

Happy Birthday to US!

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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!

August Home and Visiting Teaching

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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." - Eld…

S'more Pie Pops

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A 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…

July Home and Visiting Teaching Gifts

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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!