Moms Night Out Reminder

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This is a friendly reminder that our first moms night out is coming up this Friday. We will be watching the movie Moms’ Night Out while enjoying a popcorn bar. This will be a fun night of fellowship and dare I say… freedom for all us mommies! ;)  Hope to see you there!

The details:

*Date: Friday, Oct. 24

*Time: 6:30pm (movie starts at 7pm)

*Location: Northern Hills Church

*No childcare available

*Event is totally free!

Clothing Swap and Share

Swap

This Thursday is our Clothing Swap and Share! Tables will be set up in our meeting room with kids clothes and shoes, maternity clothes, and toys for you to look through. This will be a fun day of socializing and “shopping.” Hopefully, we will all find items we need!

If you have items you would still like to donate, feel free to bring them this Thursday. Our tables will be sorted by size, so if you can sort your items ahead of time we can easily add to the tables.

Can’t wait to see you all there as we look forward to a great meeting of fun and fellowship!

ALMOST FULL! – MOPS Holiday Bazaar Vendor Update

Yes, you read that right: we are almost full for the Holiday Bazaar.  We have just a couple 5×10 vendor booths left.
Some people are being asked to “downgrade” to a 5×10 booth to make electrical outlet needs possible.  It’s hardly a downgrade because it’s 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep vs. 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep.  For those who have already paid the upgrade fee, you can write it off as a donation (since this is a MOPS fundraiser) OR we will offer you $5 back on the day of the Bazaar.  ALL booth size is approximate.  The map I will be distributing is NOT to-scale.  Thanks for your understanding!
If you still have an application, we strongly encourage you to hand-deliver it to the church office during office hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. and calling 720.685.1717 before you head over to make sure your envelope gets in the right spot. At this time we can only accept check or cash (no credit cards) and your application to secure your spot.  Thanks for understanding!
As always, you are welcome to mail in your application, but there’s been a couple lost applications in the mail this year.
Once we are at capacity, I will e-mail out booth assignments.  I have put together the first draft & the flow looks great!
Here’s the current list of vendors (in order of securing a booth; this is NOT the booth assignments):
  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)
  14. Aprons by Courtney (Courtney Adams)
  15. Peck Projects vinyl signs (Chelsea Peck)
  16. Katibug (Kate Holligan)
  17. Mary Kay & With Grace Doula Service (Anna Marie Stavola)
  18. Heavenly Headwear and Girl Power (Kelly and Lia Granzin)
  19. Little Guys & Gals (Shelley Barringer)
  20. Project: Home (Ugandan goods) (Chelsea Scholfield)
  21. ItWorks Global (Sanna Ditolla)
  22. A World Aware (TNell Page)
  23. Wildtree (Starla Simmons)
  24. Scentsy (Jodie Judisch)
  25. Jenny M’s Quilt Company (Jennifer Lorch)
  26. aDOORable Designs (Kelly Atencio)
  27. crochet by Danelle Ortega
  28. Dove Chocolates (Alta Sturgeon)
  29. Olivia Tree Bath Products (Rachel Salgado)
  30. Discovery Toys (Julie Olivett)
  31. Beachbody (Tiffany DeLuisi)
  32. 2 Girlfriends, LLC (Marilyn Taylor)
  33. Inspirational Designs (Jenna Kodra)
  34. Priceless Pins (Pamela Price)
  35. Crafts by Mary S Allen
  36. Melaleuca/Live Total Wellness (Sarah Vollmer)
  37. African Textiles (Dawn Grubb)

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Holiday Bazaar vendor update

Here’s another update for our vendor list.  I’m so sorry this one wasn’t updated last week. We’ve had some sickness, a computer virus, and a birthday in our household!  I’m sure you can all relate. – Heather

Guess what? We only have a few more 10×10 spots left at $25 – the rest will be 5×10 for $20.

Due to feedback from last year, we are NOT planning on using The Garage.  It was just too cold and getting temporary heating and lighting for our event wasn’t within our budget.

We have created a Facebook Event for our Holiday Bazaar.  Please click over to RSVP for the event AND share it with as many of your contacts as you feel comfortable with.  You can share it with potential vendors OR people you think will want to attend for the shopping!

Are you getting excited?! I sure am!

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Our Holiday Bazaar is a major fundraiser for Northern Hills MOPS.  It helps us pay our MOPPETS workers, do crafts and more importantly fund our scholarship program.  We don’t want to turn down any mom who wants to be in MOPS and this is one way we help these moms!

 

Remember, the ONLY way to lock-in your spot at the Bazaar is our approval of your application AND check/payment.

It is first-come, first-served (so sadly, there will be some vendors who are put on a waiting list and eventually declined).  There’s only one rep per company – no duplicates.

  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare & TL Adventures (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)
  14. Aprons by Courtney (Courtney Adams)
  15. Peck Projects vinyl signs (Chelsea Peck)
  16. Katibug (Kate Holligan)
  17. Mary Kay & With Grace Doula Service (Anna Marie Stavola)
  18. Heavenly Headwear and Girl Power (Kelly and Lia Granzin)
  19. Little Guys & Gals (Shelley Barringer)
  20. Project: Home (Ugandan goods) (Chelsea Scholfield)
  21. ItWorks Global (Sanna Ditolla)
  22. A World Aware (TNell Page)
  23. Wildtree (Starla Simmons)
  24. Scentsy (Jodie Judisch)
  25. Jenny M’s Quilt Company (Jennifer Lorch)
  26. aDOORable Designs (Kelly Atencio)
  27. crochet by Danelle Ortega
  28. Dove Chocolates (Alta Sturgeon)
  29. Olivia Tree Bath Products (Rachel Salgado)
  30. Discovery Toys (Julie Olivett)
  31. Beachbody (Tiffany DeLuisi)

Kids Clothing Swap and Share

Swap

October 16 is our Kids Clothing Swap and Share!

We’ve decided to expand our swap and share to include: kids clothes and shoes (all sizes), maternity clothes, and toys.

Our clothing swap is intended to be a blessing to all our families as we swap out clothes and toys – just in time for the holidays! If you have items to donate, please bring them to our next Mops meeting (October 2). If you have items to donate before or after that, just shoot us an email at: northernhillsmops@gmail.com.

All items left over will be given to A Precious Child, benefiting families in need.

Lastly, I know we all deal with mountains of clothes and toys on a daily basis. However, sorting clothes and toys is way more fun with other Mops mommas! If you are interested in helping sort items for the swap, we will be meeting at the church on October 9 at 11:00am. All are welcome! Feel free to drop in and fellowship with other Mops moms while we sort.

Our Speaker This Week Is…

Our speaker this week is… T’Nell Page!

T'Nell Page

T’Nell Page is a wife and mother who follows God bravely. Throughout her life’s journeys, she has seen God work in every aspect of her life and bring it all together for good.

She has been married to David for 15 years. They have 4 children together and she says that each child has prepared her for the next. This is especially true of their third child, who was born with only half his heart.

T’Nell loves people and has a special love and passion for MOPS moms. She has been a part of MOPS for 12 years and is currently our craft coordinator. She is also the Logistics Coordinator for A World Aware, helping with mission work in South Africa. To learn more about A World Aware, click here http://www.aworldaware.org.

T’Nell hopes that whoever hears her message will meet Jesus, learn more about Him, and be encouraged that He has a plan that is just right for them. She hopes her audience can learn to bravely follow God too.

Holiday Bazaar Vendor Update 9/11

Our Holiday Bazaar is a major fundraiser for Northern Hills MOPS.  It helps us pay our MOPPETS workers, do crafts and more importantly fund our scholarship program.  We don’t want to turn down any mom who wants to be in MOPS and this is one way we help these moms!

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Remember, the ONLY way to lock-in your spot at the Bazaar is our approval of your application AND check/payment.

It is first-come, first-served (so sadly, there will be some vendors who are put on a waiting list and eventually declined).  There’s only one rep per company – no duplicates.

  1. Origami Owl (Corrie Francis)
  2. Jamberry Nails (Nicole Atchison)
  3. Thirty-One-Gifts (Jeanine Mauter)
  4. Heritage Makers (Helen Gabbard)
  5. The Pampered Chef (Judy Snitchler)
  6. Melissa Cook’s Home Decor (wreaths)
  7. Basement Beaders jewelry (Connie Warmath)
  8. Norwex (Sue Thomson)
  9. Starts with a Mouse Travel (Misty Griffin)
  10. Arbonne International (Chelsey Crittendon)
  11. Beautycounter (Tari Holtorf)
  12. AdvoCare & TL Adventures (Kelly Leffler)
  13. dōTERRA essential oils (Caroline Lee)
  14. Aprons by Courtney (Courtney Adams)
  15. Peck Projects vinyl signs (Chelsea Peck)
  16. Katibug (Kate Holligan)
  17. Mary Kay & With Grace Doula Service (Anna Marie Stavola)
  18. Heavenly Headwear and Girl Power (Kelly and Lia Granzin)
  19. Little Guys & Gals (Shelley Barringer)
  20. Project: Home (Ugandan goods) (Chelsea Scholfield)
  21. ItWorks Global (Sanna Ditolla)
  22. A World Aware (TNell Page)
  23. Wildtree (Starla Simmons)
  24. Scentsy (Jodie Judisch)
  25. Jenny M’s Quilt Company (Jennifer Lorch)

Pumpkin Spice Crunch Cake recipe

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I will: I ate this before I could take a picture of it. YUMMMM! If anyone in our group is a foodie and took a picture of this yummy dessert, please send it to me and I’ll post it. 

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This is from Candice. 

Ingredients:
1-29oz. can of Pumpkin (unsweetened)
1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1-8oz. bag of Toffee Bits
1 container of Cream Cheese Frosting
2-9×13 baking pans
 
Directions: 
In a large bowl mix up the Cake batter according to the box directions.  Now add in the Toffee Bits, making sure to reserve some (approx. 1/4 cup or so) Toffee Bits for the top…
 
Combine the Pumpkin and mix it well…
 
Spray the baking pans with non-stick spray and fill each of them 1/2 to  3/4 of the way…depending on the depth of your pans.
 
Bake both pans at 350 degrees for approx 45 minutes or until they’re cooked through.
Let them cool.
 
Frost them with the Cream Cheese Frosting and then top them with the reserved Toffee Bits…
 
Dig into that baby and serve it up nice and warm-like…
 
I ended up layer the two cakes because they were pretty thin.
 

MOPS Mugs directions

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Here are the directions for baking the mugs.

Let the mug sit at least 48 hours in a dry area.

If it does get wet, take longer.

Next, place it on the oven rack before turning it on.

Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F.

Once the oven is fully heated, continue baking the mug for ten to fifteen minutes at full heat.

Last, turn off the oven and let the mug cool down with it.

After this, it should be dishwasher safe, though it might fade slightly.