This is a blog filled with wonderful surprises that I am giving to you ... FOR FREE, just to help you get your Visiting Teaching done each month. It's a present for you every single month! Make sure to check out my other blog too at for other Great Visiting Teaching and Relief Society oriented ideas!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Peeps

Don't you just love those sugar coated, chewey, marshmallow Easter Peeps?  I love them enough I am sharing them with the sisters I visit teach.  So.... I have designed some cute Recipe cards for "Roasted Peeps," and also matching bookmarks or tags. 
If you have forgotten or just don't know how to print these freebies off for yourself, right click on the image and save to your computer.  Then print from the file on your computer.  It is as easy as that.  One thing I ask is that you just say "THANKS" by commenting.  It is always nice to know how far my efforts reach and that it has helped others. Hope you enjoy them. Katie Gauger
Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patricks Day (Green Cookie Recipe)

Years ago, when I lived in Nevada, a good friend of mine gave me a recipe for "Forgotten Cookies".  I have long since "Forgotten" about them until this year, when I started on a diet, and wanted something  yummy as a treat, that was mostly on my diet, and very low sugar and calories.  Well, I put together my own version of this recipe, and thought you might like them, because they are green and great and easy cookies for St. Patricks Day treats.  They are crunchy and soooo good!  Only a few ingredients too and fat free (unless you count the Ande's mint pieces that are in them) OOOHH!
Enjoy and have a fun St. Patricks Day and remember to wear green so you don't get pinched!

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Relief Society Meeting Ideas

I am not going to repeat the fun ideas that I just posted on my other blog, so you will just have to go over to it and see them for yourself.  Enjoy!  Katie Gauger

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jesus of Nazareth

I designed these and two others at Christmas, but this one in particular, Jesus of Nazareth, would work very well for Easter.  Thanks to the good eyes of one of my blog readers for pointing out that I had misspelled two words, so I quickly corrected it, and thought that I would repost as something you could take with you Visiting Teaching.

Oh and just a reminder for those of you who still don't know how to download from this site... just click on the image to enlarge, then right click and save as a file in your computer.  Print from the file on your computer.  Enjoy!  Katie Gauger

P.S.  I have to share what to me is a cute "Great minds think alike" memory.  This past Thursday night was our wards R.S. night meeting, and a cute and fun friend of mine was participating in a readers theater on Women in Nauvoo for our Birthday party.  It was a fun evening but she sat at my table and shared with me that she was a bit frightened to have such a big part, and very nervous.  When the program started and she had to go up to the front to do her part, she turned to me, put her hand on her heart and said...."May the force be with me".  Little did she know that I had just posted these cute door hanger and one of them said that very quote..."May the force be with you!"  Of course we aren't Jedi's but we are women who know from whence our force comes.  Anyway, I sent her a copy of these door hangers after I got home.  Loved the evening.

By the way if any of you are wondering what we did, for the dinner... it was simple and the tables had things on them that would have been served or eaten in the early days of the church.  Each table had a quart jar that had licorice in it and a pint jar of lemon drop candies.  The meal was a simple salad and a cornbread meat pie casserole was served.  The readers theater used "Cupcakes" in the first and the last part of it, so there were a variety of delicious and beautifully decorated cupcakes for us to enjoy, sitting on a dessert table.  It was a simple but very nice evening!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The little red hen

I am happy to share with you the link to a very cute Visiting Teaching Conference about the Little Red Hen, though it's title isn't that, you will have to go to this link to find out what it really is all about.
When you get there, you can print off the darling program and use is in your own ward if you want.  It is a keeper, and besides The little red hen is one of my favorite childhood stories, that I use to even tell my kids when they weren't helping me out enough.  Enjoy!  Katie Gauger

P.S.  If you want to see the original Little Red Hen illustrated book, it can be found at this link at Project Gutenburg.  The images are priceless, and the story is timeless.


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This blog and it's contents go hand in hand with my Visiting Teaching Tips and handouts blog found at If you by accident get to this blog first, make sure to go back to the other one and see all that there is for you there. This is sort of my overflow or stroage blog because I can't keep everything there, so I add my creations to this storage unit and that is my Visiting Teaching Surprise for you. Sometimes however, I do put in things that I think you would enjoy even if they aren't specifically related to Visiting Teaching, but my vision in life is that if I take all the time to make things, I may as well share them and get more use out of them. Sorta like hand me downs but brand new "Down loads". I hope you enjoy these freebies. Drop me a note to say hello in the comments under the downloads posts.