Thursday, November 19, 2015

Family Tree Design Sales

     I am really excited to announce that Sweet Pea Family Tree will have two sales this month on my Family Tree Designs. I am  pleased to announce that there will be a Pre-Black Friday Sale, and also a Black Friday Sale. Please read the terms of each sale carefully. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you!

     With the Pre-Black Friday Sale, all new family tree orders submitted by email to will receive a 20% discount. This offer is good November 20 through November 25. Please note that this offer will only be extended to those orders that are submitted on these specific days. It will not be extended to those that have been previously received. How to Order, and regular prices.

     The Black Friday Sale is a ONE DAY SALE. All brand new family tree orders submitted by email to will receive a 30% discount on FRIDAY only. Please note that this offer is only good for those orders that are submitted on November 27. It will not be extended to those orders that have been previously received. This sale will end on November 27 at 11:59 P.M. MST. How to Order, and regular prices.

If you plan on taking advantage of either sale, please email me the following:

- An organized list of family names needed to be placed on your design.
- The family tree design size that you would like.
-The colors for your background and lettering.
- A Family Quote.
-And One Family Establishment Date.

Thanks again!

** Images and clipart shown in the advertisements are courtesy of Dreamlike Magic.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

10 Activities for Pioneer Days

     Are you looking for something fun to do with your family to celebrate the 24th of July? Look no further, I have found 10 fun and fantastic Pioneer Day activities for everyone to enjoy.

1) Rag Doll Tutorial by Miss Gioia.
2) DIY Stick Horse by Desert Chica.
3) Homemade Candles with Here We Are Together.
4) Braided Rag Rug by Natures Little Ways.
5) No Sew Rag Doll by Restless Risa.
6) Pioneer Bonnet Tutorial by Buns and Baskets.
7) Weaving with Children by Kidoinfo.
8) Easy Homemade Butter with Mess for Less.
9) Pioneer Taffy with Jamie Cooks It Up.
10) How to make Lye Free Soap with Pioneer Settler.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Just a Dream

     This last month has been really hectic for my family. We were busy moving, and looking for a new place to live. We have relocated to Salt Lake County, and are starting to settle into our new place... The reason that I am posting is not to talk about my move, but rather a dream that I had just after moving...
     The very first night that my family slept in our new place, I had a dream that I was standing in front of a huge group of people, sharing my testimony of Ancestral Work. Many people seemed to be humbled by what I was sharing, while others were not. Many of those people mocked me. My dream didn't last very long. In fact, it was really short. I woke up, and my first thought was that I was doing the right thing for my family.
     I can't count the number of times people have asked me, "Why does this matter to you? Those people are no longer alive." They matter because I still consider my ancestors very much apart of my family. They are the reason that my living family are here. How many of us can say that after we die, we want to be forgotten? I don't think any of us do! We all want to be remembered... This is exactly why I have the passion that I have to continue to seek out my dead.
    If there was one thing that I could do to make this world a better place, it would be to encourage everyone to start researching their family history. I would encourage you to seek out stories of your ancestors, and read them over and over again. I know that it will help you understand the struggles that your family members were faced with during their time on this earth. Sometimes, as you read their stories, they help guide you during your own trials. These stories will help you learn to better appreciate your living and dead family members for everything that they have done for you. When that happens, you will have a wonderful feeling come over you. The words that I like to use to describe that feeling is, "peace and love".
    The more you research your family lines, the more you will have a yearning to learn more. You will learn things that you nor any of your living family knew... some pretty cool stuff! I have said it time and time again, "Hasn't it [your family history] been put off long enough? I think so!" Now is the time to start looking and learning about your family.

   I would like to invite everyone to take a look at this video below, and be reminded of the importance of Family History Research in our homes. Thank you!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review: Ann Lewis' 2014 Family History Course

     A few short months ago, I was asked to do a presentation on Family History Research for the ladies in my Relief Society. I thought for sure that I wouldn't be able to do this presentation without having tears stream down my face. When I talk about Family History Research, and my passion for it, I just cry my eyes out. Before accepting to do this, I spoke with my husband about it. All he said was, "Jacque, just talk about the things that have helped you in your research. Don't share personal stories about your ancestors, because that's usually what makes you cry the most." I took his advice, and accepted the opportunity to speak to these ladies. I went in and did this presentation fearing that I would start crying, luckily, I only shed a few tears. {What a miracle that was for me!} I had felt very good about how the presentation went, and so did many of the ladies who approached me afterward. As I was cleaning up, another lady approached me. She thanked me for my presentation, and then shared with me something that I think would benefit all of you! She told me about a Family History Class that she had taken from an Ann Lewis in Orem, Utah. She explained to me that Ann was no longer teaching Family History, because she and her husband were called to be missionaries. She further explained that Ann Lewis had recorded each of her classes, and that these recordings were posted online. She then gave me a link to the recordings. The next few nights, I sat down and listened to Ann Lewis speak, and share her love of Family History Research. These recordings, for me, were so enlightening. I learned some great tips about journal writing, organizing your family's records, where to find records, and more importantly how to properly source your information. From this, I enjoyed learning of more ways to research my family. Believe me, when I say, I took a lot of notes from these recordings. I have referred to these notes while working on my family history since then. Whether you are just starting on your family history research, or you have spent years on your ancestral work, I encourage you to listen to these recordings. I can almost bet that you will learn something new, or get some great tips from Ann Lewis! I have been so impressed with these recordings that I have added this link to the top of my website and named it, "Class". I encourage you to visit this link, and listen to her advice and tips. I promise you will not regret it!

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