Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oshkosh/Carters Fall Sample Sale

I just got my email for the Oshkosh/Carters Sample Sale.  For those new to the ward let me explain what the sample sale is.  The person who shows the Oshkosh and Carters kid clothing samples to the department stores (like Kohls) gets to keep the samples.  Then they sell the never worn items to us for only $5 an item.  Only sizes 9M, 12M, 18M, 3T, and 5 (not T) are guaranteed to be there at the beginning of the sale (meaning Friday).  This sale gets bigger every year, but it's just in the family's garage, so be prepared for black Friday style cut-throat shopping.  Oshkosh tends to damage their items so be sure to check everything thoroughly before buying.  Good Luck!
"Carter's/Oshkosh Sample Sale will be Friday October 11th, 1-6 and Saturday October 12th, 9-11. W147N9800 Rimrock Road, Germantown.  Remember, all cash sales are final so be sure to check your purchases."

Friday, September 6, 2013

Live-in nanny job for family recovering from accident

A couple weeks ago a sister in our stake, Nicki Morton, was involved in a serious car accident.  During the accident she sustained serious head injuries, broke both her legs and has since suffered a stroke as a result of the accident.  She will be in the hospital recovering for the next 6-12 weeks.  
Since Nicki has 4 children, her husband, Jake, has decided that the only way he can meet the demands of his kids, spend time with Nicki at the hospital/rehab facility, and work is to hire a live in nanny for a couple months.  He has reached out to members in the stake to see if anyone would be able to help, or knows of anyone who could help.  He'd probably prefer someone who is LDS, but at this point I'm sure he'd consider anyone.  He has family in town for next week, but is looking for help starting right after that.  
Jake will be around the house at some point during the day to spend time with the children, but he will spend nights either at the hospital or in other friend's homes as he knows that he obviously would need to sleep elsewhere.  His ideal candidate is a young single sister that is looking for some full time work for just a couple of months.  He wonders if there would be a sister that is waiting to go on her mission and is available.  He might be willing to consider a live-in couple who do not have kids yet.  
Nicki and Jake have 4 kids, ages 4-9, 2 boys, 2 girls.  The oldest 3 are in school all day.
Jake is looking to hire someone that can get the kids off to school in the mornings, watch the youngest during the day and then get the kids home from school in the afternoon. There may be some other things he would need to be done, but this would allow him to go back to work.

If you, or someone you know, is interested, please contact Bishop Chaplin who can get you more details.  Although this is a paid job, it is a great service opportunity to help this great family.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Recommendations for OB's from sisters in the ward

Dr. Penny- (Christin Ricks, Susanne Espinosa, Emily Pugh, Jessica Yan)
Dr. Lund- (Emily Christiansen, lots of other sisters go to him)
Dr. Hasenyager-(Linda Chaplin, Melanie Jackman, Jenna Thorsted, Kim Logfran)- Menomonee Falls
Dr. Matthew Lee- (Kim Roper)
Dr. Narayan- (Lorri Hansen)
Dr. Klatt- (Janey Ratto)
Dr. John Waeltz (Krachel Greenwood)

If you have any other OB's you'd like to add to the list of great OB's, email us and let us know.

Food Storage Promotions

I wanted to let you know about a couple of great food storage promotions going on right now! 

The first is from Honeyville Grains. They are having a case lot sale – 20% off cases.  We talked about placing an order for vital wheat gluten when we made bread.  This is the time!  Another great thing I have purchased from them in the past is the egg powder. It’s great for long term storage as well as just having on hand for when you realize you only have 2 eggs and your recipe calls for 4…  If you are interested in ordering from Honeyville, go to their website (http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/), click on case lot sale and let me know what you are interested in. Hopefully between everyone ordering I will be able to get enough to order everything by the case.  If you want something not in a case, I’m fine throwing that in and saving you the shipping.  The sale goes through next Wednesday, so I’m asking that you get your orders to me by Sunday night.  That way I have enough time to work out the order. 

The other deal is from efoods (http://www.efoodsdirect.com/patriot.aspx).  This is where I got all my dehydrated food for our 72 hour kit.  I love it because I don’t have to worry about switching the food out of my 72 hour kits for 30 years!  If you do go with dehydrated food, be aware that you will need water to prepare it, so make sure you have a water source (filter, bottles) as well as some water to take with you.  This deal is for a free patriot pack for every $329 that you spend.  The patriot pack is really a basic 72 hour kit for a family – it includes a pot, stove, fuel, and 72 servings of food packaged for you in a grab and go bucket.  They are also offering free shipping.  The best way to work this would be to find another family or two and go in together on a larger order and split it.  You could get 3 patriot packs for $380.  Divide that by 3 and you have your basic 72 hour kit about $130. Get creative and look around and you may find even better deals.  And you don’t have to replace it for 30 years!  If you are interested in going in with someone let me know and I will try to get you all connected. 

I will be putting together a big order from the bishop’s storehouse this fall, so be thinking about that as well. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to help you with your emergency preparedness/food storage!

Linda Chaplin

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

3 BDRM apartment available

We just want to get the word out that there is a three bedroom apartment above us in our cul-de-sac available for rent.  The cost is $750/month.  Contact Regina Mass at regina.mass@gmail.com or 808-542-0213 (not before 10AM) if you are interested or if you just want more information first you can contact Teresa Gessel at tgessel2@gmail.com or 801-368-6326. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Recruiting Children for Music Study

Hi everyone~

Cecilia Jojola is a first-year medical student doing her summer research project in the cochlear implant lab.

Cecilia is recruiting children with normal hearing from ages 6 to 17 to participate in a study to test children’s abilities to identify different instruments using testing software on a computer.

Participation requires one 30-minute appointment, and the child will receive a $10 Target or Walmart gift card. In addition, the driver will be reimbursed for mileage at $0.50 per mile.

If you know of any children (neighbors, friends, family, grandchildren) who would be interested in participating and/or have questions, please call me at (414) 805-8322 or email me at smleziva@mcw.edu<mailto:smleziva@mcw.edu>.

Thanks for your consideration!

Sarah Mleziva
Clinical Research Coordinator, Koss Cochlear Implant Program
Department of Otolaryngology
Medical College of Wisconsin
414.805.8322 Phone
414.805.7936 Fax

Monday, June 17, 2013

Apartment in Shorewood available

Many of you know Fred Aizen, who rents to many people in the ward.  Many of his family members also own properties throughout the greater Milwaukee area.  He has an older cousin who is looking for a tenant for her duplex in Shorewood.  She would really only like "kids from the church" to rent it.  :)
It's a 2 bedroom lower duplex in Shorewood and should be ready by August 1st.  They were thinking it would be good for Dental students.  Call Fred at 414-520-5757 for more details, or let me (Robyn) know if you know of someone who might be interested and I can get more information. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pediatrician recommendations from sisters in the ward

Looking for a pediatrician for your kids?  Here's some recommendations from some of the sisters in the ward.

Dr. Dunnigan- Mayfair Pediatrics (Robyn Larson, Kim Roper, Emily Pugh, Krachel Greenwood, Peggy Peterson, etc)
Dr. Esser- Mayfair Pediatrics (Jessica Yan)
Dr. Obermyer- Springdale Health Center (a little bit of a drive, but he's flixible with appointments), (Alison Nielsen)
Dr. Brad Kirschner- Westbrook Pediatrics (Susanne Espinosa, Jessie Brown, Christin Ricks)
Dr. Matthew Solberg- Janine Doot referred to him as "the best pediatrician I've ever had."
Dr. Timm- Tosa Pediatrics (holistic and good with patient care/attention), (Paulina Kasmer)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

American Girl Benefit Sale

Every year American Girl Dolls works with the Madison Children's Museum to do a benefit sale.  American Girl Dolls are offered at a deep discount and all proceeds benefit local children's programs.  Check out the website for more details including ticket registration deadlines.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Duplex for rent

Our place will be available for rent in June. It is a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath side by side duplex with basement in Wauwatosa. 7 mins from MCW. Let me know if you know of anyone interested, I can get them more info.
-Marci Spendlove

Upper Duplex Apt available

Our apartment will be available to rent starting in June. We have absolutely loved living here for the past 4 years. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment that is within walking distance of downtown Wauwatosa and MCW. Our place also has a full attic of storage space as well some storage in the basement area. It has washer/dryer hookups in the basement. Our neighbors are fantastic, and we are sad to be leaving them. and we are looking to sell our washer and dryer to whoever rents our place. We bought a table for counter space in the kitchen and our fridge that we are looking to sell to whoever rents after us. You can email me at melanie.k.jackman@gmail.com if you're interested or have any more questions.

Tosa apartment for rent

Just getting the word out! Our place in Tosa will be available to rent the end of May. It is a side by side 2 story duplex with a full basement. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Private washer/dryer in basement. Located 0.6 miles east of MCW. We have loved living here! Let me know if you or someone you know is interested. :)
-Jenna Thorsted

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Home for Rent

Single Family Home for Rent- Available June 24th
Located at 1047 Glenview Avenue in Tosa.  It is really the perfect location- walking distance to MCW, easy access to both freeways and shopping, across the street from the park & Wilson school, & a block away from the Honey Creek Parkway trails!   It is a 2 bedroom home, but also has a large finished room in the basement and a sunroom we use for an office on the main floor.  We have absolutely loved living here and adore our neighbors & our experience at Wilson school! If any of you are interested or know anyone moving to Milwaukee, call or email me and I can send you more information!  
Marissa Odell 435-232-1906 or m_g_odell@yahoo.com

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Skills and Services

Below is a list of skills and services offered by sisters in our ward.  Let us know if you would like to add your name to the list.  Please use the information in the online directory to contact these sisters.

Kim Roper
Chelsey and Scott Carver

Hair Services:
Carly Helm (licensed cosmetologist)
Cami Oyler (licensed cosmetologist)
Katie Shumpert (licensed cosmetologist)

Piano Lessons:
Kelsi Flint
Teresa Gessel

Sewing Skills:
Emily Pugh
Robyn Larson

Spanish Tutor
Teresa Gessel

Cooking Skills
Kimbery Lofgran

Financial Know How
Nicole Duncan
Maureen Hoenigman

Kimberly Lofgran

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3 BR house for rent- $1050/month - Available June 25th

3 BR house for rent- $1050/month - Available June 25th. 

Cape cod style 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Milwaukee neighborhood near 76th and Lisbon.  3 miles from the medical college.  House features air-conditioning, 2 car detached garage, partially finished basement, screened patio/storage room, and fenced in back yard with garden and built-in grill.  Rent includes water bill.  Tenant responsible for gas and electric which is about $100/month, lawn care and snow removal.  $1050 deposit.  12-month lease.  No pet policy. Contact Sarah Ekstrom at 414-581-8210 or sarahgwynh@hotmail.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cat needs a home

Danielle Logan is the contact person for the following information:

This cat named Gretchen needs a home. She has a very sweet disposition, loves to play and gets along with other cats. She is 8 years old, spayed, declawed in the front paws, and healthy (no FIV or Leukimia)! She would make a great companion kitty for the family who has room in their home and hearts. Gretchen needs to find a home in the next couple weeks. She has been a house cat since she was a kitten and would not do well in a shelter.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wellness Challenge

The following is from Christin Ricks:
Hello Ladies,
Hope your 2013 is going great so far! I am always a little slow in making some of my resolutions because I don't want to be overly hasty and the fizzle out. This year I knew that I wanted to get into better shape and overall health as I am sure some of you do. So how to better do this then a FRIENDLY little challenge. This was done last year with many people from the ward and it was a lot of fun and several people had some great weight loss success (think 13lbs in 8 weeks!). The first time that I did it I was able to loose those last 12 lbs that were so stubborn before, and I kept them off even after the program was done.
This is not a diet however. It is more of a program for helping to balance our lives in all aspects and promoting good habits for body and spirit.
Don't feel obligated, and you won't make me feel bad if you say no, BUT, if you are looking for a little motivation to spend that extra time in the scriptures in the new year, and a little extra reason to shed those Christmas pounds, this just may be the program for you! :) Please read through the outlined rules/program below, and let me know if you would like to be a part of it. And spread the word to anyone you know who you think may be interested, I know that I have missed many people in the ward because I don't have their email addresses but any an all are welcome, husbands included. They need not even live here to participate, so if you have a sister, friend or mother that would like to join us just forward this to them and if they are interested let me know.
Also, if you are nursing or pregnant this is totally safe (not that I am claiming to be a Dr.) because it is just making sure you are eating all of the good food, in whatever quantities you may need, and keeping all of the bad ones out! Not to mention the exercise and scripture study.
At the start of the competition, everyone will contribute $10, which will go toward the prize pot, and at the end of the competition, the prizes awarded will be:
1. First and second place for the total points earned throughout the program
2. First and second place for your total percentage of weight lost. (That's right! If the idea of keeping track of points gives you a headache, but you still would like to drop a few pounds, you could still win the prize for total percentage of weight lost!)
If the same person wins in both categories, we will give it to the next in line, just so we can spread the love around :)
Also, depending on how many people decide to do it, if there are a lot there will also be a weekly winner.
The program is a points system and once you let me know you would like to participate I will set up a google doc that we will use to track our points.
Please read through the rules outlined below, and let me know if you want in on this fun!! It may seem like a lot but it really is quite simple once you get the hang of it.
Alright! Check it out and let me know by Friday, so that I can get additional information to all of you before the weekend. My email address and phone number are in the ward directory on lds.org
The program will run from Feb 4th-Mar 30th.

• A simple plan of healthy eating/healthy lifestyle resulting in possible weight loss and probable gain of healthy habits for both body and spirit.
How you earn points…
• Good food points: (see below). Add one point for each good food eaten, up to 10 points a day.
• Bad food points: (see below). Subtract 2 points for every bad food eaten. (no max!)
• Exercise points: 15-30 minutes= 10 pts, 31-45 minutes= 15 points, 46+ minutes= 20 points. 20 points max per day. Exercise can be done in segments (e.g. 15 in the morning 15 min. after work) and you can do whatever you want to since everyone is on a different level…
• After 8 p.m. points: Earn 5 points if you eat NOTHING after 8 p.m. You can still drink your water.
• Water points: Earn 10 points for drinking water every day. 5 points if you get at least 48 oz of water in (6 cups). Get 10 points for drinking the full 64 oz. a day. That equals 8 cups. All or nothing.
• 5+ Fruits and Veggies: Earn 10 points if you eat a combined total of 5 fruits and vegetables (all or nothing). These also can count individually towards your “good food” count.
• Personal Prayer Points: 5 points for daily personal prayer morning and nightly…must be personal 2 points if only one is done.
• Daily Scripture Study Points: 15-30 minutes= 10 points, 31-45 minutes= 15 points, 46+ = 20 points. 20 points max. This can include time spent doing personal scripture study, family scripture study, as well as studying words of the living prophets (e.g., general conference addresses)
* Weekly task: 10 points. At the beginning of the week you will be assigned a task or 2 to be completed anytime during the week. (such as FHE, cleaning the refrigerator, visiting a friend, etc.)
• Weigh in: Weigh yourself at home at the beginning of every week (Monday morning, after going to the bathroom and before eating breakfast.) give yourself 5 points for every ½ lb. lost.

Good Foods:
Greens in all their varieties
Olive oil
String cheese or other low fat cheese
any fruit
any vegetable
High fiber, whole grain low sugar cereal (mini wheats, wheat chex, grapenuts, kashi, cheerios etc)
Oatmeal (not instant unless plain, – you can add a little maple syrup, honey, stevia, or agave to sweeten a bit.)
100% whole grains (whole wheat pasta, bread, brown rice, tortillas, quinioa, etc) everything must be 100% whole grain (or 100% whole wheat) ---just because it says made with whole grain doesn’t mean it is 100% so check carefully. It will say 100% if it is. IT MUST BE 100%!!!
Low fat yogurt
Tuna – packed in water
Chicken, fish, pork, lean beef, lean ham, turkey
lunch meat low in fat and sodium
cottage cheese
air popped or low fat microwave popcorn
low sodium soup
Daily vitamin
Walnuts, Almonds, peanuts, other nuts ---not sugared or sweetened

So if you eat your 5 fruits and veggies you only have to eat an additional 5 foods

Bad Foods:
Sugar cereal/low fiber cereal
White anything (rice, pasta, bagels, bread, tortillas)
Fried foods – anything
Bakery items – cake, pie, donuts, etc.
Soda (even DIET) or other drinks with sugar (Gatorade, powerade, sobe)
Regular mayo or regular sour cream—use light instead
Ice Cream
Potato chips, cheetos, fritos, Doritos, tortilla chips, etc
Crackers – ALL, unless they are 100% whole grain (like triscuits or wheat thins)
any cookie with sugar or white flour
all chocolate (I know that there are health benefits to dark, and I love it as much as the next but for these 8 weeks gotta give it up or take a dock in points)
all candy
Hot dogs, any processed meat (fish sticks, chicken nuggets)
Regular sodium/fat lunch meat
High sugar/high carb bars with more than 15g carbs (such as granola bars, cliff bars, nutrigrain bars etc)
*****an exception to the granola type bar rule, if you find a bar that is made of whole ingredients, all pronounceable and recognizable and it has no sugar it does not count as a bad food. (I like Larabars which are made of dates and nuts or kind bars which are made of nuts and other fruit. But be sure that it has no sugar in the ingredients. And if you find a good one then let us all know :-)
**I know that this is in no way inclusive of all good or exclusive of all bad but this is how it is set up. Last time we did it there was a lot of questions and confusion so I have tried to make it clear as possible. So these are the rules and foods if you want to do it.
****Also, if you decide you want a “bad food” you get docked -2 points per serving so check to see how much a serving is and deduct accordingly.
***The same goes for your good foods. If you were to have a sandwich with 100% whole wheat bread for lunch with tuna or low sodium lunch meat that would be 3 of your good foods (2 pieces of bread and the meat.)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Duplex Available in Tosa

The following email is from the Gubler/Doot's landlord:
There is a Wauwatosa duplex that will be available for rent either March or April, or next July (I'll be gone a lot in May/June).  The upper unit as you know is rented out to the Church for missionairies.  When I was down there last weekend painting, etc.  the gals happened to knock on door so I asked them in and they thought the place very nice.  Anyway, just on the chance you would know any folks coming this direction for work, school, etc.  the rent will be $850/month.  Tenant pays utilities.  Landlord pays water.  Four people max at the moment.  (could possibly approve one more) It is a 2 bedroom, large (1300 squ. ft.) lower unit, bath, kitchen, LR, Dining Rm and Sun room.  D/W, W/D included.  Central Air.  Leaded glass, old world charm.  One garage space, remote entry and one off street parking spot.  Security deposit will probably be $1,000, depending on if I get a new refrigerator and possibly Washer Dryer units.

Cat available

A friend of Danielle Logan sent this and asked if we'd send it out:

Milo is a 5 year old neutered male kitty who has his claws and can be manicured. (he's too old for declawing)  He is a VERY friendly boy. He greets you at the door when you come home and talks to you telling you about his day.  He LOVES attention!  He is wonderful with children, even as young as 2 years old!  He is as close to a dog in a cat outfit as you'll find. Will sit on your lap and be by your side like a loyal mutt. Milo has always been a housecat and is NOT an outdoor adventurer. He comes with his own cat tower, dishes, food, bowls, litter box, etc.  He has such a wonderful personality.

  He is looking for a new residence since his young man had emergency surgery, then got an infection and required two more surgeries. He had to move back in with his mom, who already has a house full of cats and said not one more. ;(    Milo is being cared for by this young man's room mate, and
they are hoping to place him in a responsible home soon.

  We'd appreciate it if you'd pass the word around, never know who might like a warm & fuzzy friend.

Any interest please call Barb @ 262-492-0126

  Thank you!


Tosa Apartment Available

We have moved to cedarburg but are still trying to find someone to take over our lease in tosa.  if so, here is the info:

address is 9223 w. north ave #4 Tosa
upper four plex 2bd, 1 bath, w/d hook ups in basement.  
garage with additional parking spot.
cats ok
$730 plus gas and electric, central ac 
awesome neighborhood and neighbors
we loved it but couldn't pass up the cedarburg deal
call me for the number to landlord  907-350-5793

We are really going to miss you all!  it was fun serving with you and getting to know you.  i'm sure we will still bump into each other!  

Thanks for everything!!

Angie LIndsey

Sunday, January 6, 2013

For the moms

I have been cleaning out my basement recently and I realize that I have a LOT of baby gear.  We're hoping to have more children eventually so I want to hang on to it, but I figured some sisters in the ward might want to borrow some of the baby gear in the meantime.  Here's a list of the baby gear we have.  Email me if you would like to borrow any of the gear or if you want me to email you a picture.  Feel free to use it as long as you want.  :)
baby bath
white bassinet (with wheels, so you can roll it around the house.  I loved how easy it was to move it to where I needed it)
bouncer chair with music and vibrations (you can turn on both features, or one or the other or none)
blue Bumbo (with safety adjustments as a result of the recall)
battery operated swing (takes C or D size batteries, I think.  We actually never used it with batteries)
white changing table with shelves
Entertainer exersaucer
potty training potty/toilet seat
Email Robyn at smilinglarson at gmail dot com :)