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2018 Mutual Theme Items on CLEARANCE

Some of our 2018 Mutual Theme items are now on CLEARANCE!!  This means you get substantial savings off the regular prices. What could be better!?  Shop now for girls camp, youth conference, temple trips, retreats, and even for Young Women in Excellence!  Shop now to reap the rewards of clearance pricing!!  Supplies are limited, so shop now and save!!

Visit our website HERE. If you have recently been to our site, or not so recently, please allow page to load, then hit REFRESH so the new lower prices will load.

Some items on clearance are:

 Only $1.90/each pack of 5 gel pens

Only $1.45/each lip balm tub

 Only $1.99/each pair

Only $2.95/each bracelet
Only $2.45/each (includes pocketcard)


Temple Recommend Lanyards

We have TWO (2) new amazing temple recommend lanyard designs.  These have been flying off the shelves since they launched!  So many groups want them for their youth to use - and so many Primaries have been handing them out at the new Temple/Priesthood Preview night for 11 year olds who will be joining the YM/YW program in the coming year. 

Order for your group today! You can order them on our website HERE. If you've been to our website recently, or not so recent - be sure when you go to the link, hit REFRESH in your browser window so all of our new products will load on the page. 


2018 Mutual Theme Strand Friendship Bracelets

We just received our final shipment of our 2018 mutual theme strand friendship bracelets (our first shipment went FAST!!).  Once this shipment is gone - we won't be ordering any more. So, this is your last chance to order yours!  Whether they are for birthday gifts, leaders gifts, YCLs, or thank you's - order them now before it's too late!!

You can order them only from our ETSY shop. CLICK HERE.


2018 Mutual Theme Gel Pens

Sometimes I wonder about order habits on my website.  These past two days - the gel pens we have for the 2018 mutual theme have been SO popular!  We still have them in stock, so order today!

These would be great for journaling and doodling at girls camp!!

You can order these on our website HERE, or in our Etsy store HERE.


2018 mutual theme SOCKS Have Peace in Me

Our 2018 mutual theme SOCKS are now available - and are shipping!  Our socks last year were SO popular, we decided to do them again this year.  So order now!  Once we're out of stock - that's it! So if you want these for girls camp in the summer of 2018 - better order now. Or for birthday gifts for 2018 - be sure to order extras for new girls.

You can order them on our WEBSITE HERE. And while you're on our website, check out the other amazing products we have for the 2018 mutual theme.


Full scripture on back!

Our 2017 mutual theme pocketcard and bookmark both have the full scripture on the back of them!

You can order both of these on our NEW WEBSITE HERE.


New Website - LDS Sunshine

We have a *NEW* website!  We are combining our LDS-YW & We Cut Vinyl sites into ONE!  It will make ordering so much easier (since so many of you order LDS Young Women products and our awesome LDS vinyl designs).  Our new website is LDS Sunshine.  We are still working on getting everything transferred over from our old sites, but so many of you were asking about our 2017 mutual theme items, that we launched the website incomplete - so you can start ordering those products that we do have up and ready. 

Be sure to visit the LDS Sunshine BLOG and join our mailing list!  You will want to stay up to date as we expand our product line beyond YW items.

And like our new Facebook page to stay up to date as well.   CLICK HERE.

If you're on Pinterest, follow LDS Sunshine HERE.

If you're on Instagram - our name is MyLDSsunshine.


Last minute items for camp!

We still have - in stock - some great items that would be awesome goodies for girls camp or youth conference. Bookmarks, lanyards, lip balm tins, wristbands, pens, socks, vinyl for crafts, journals, and so much more!  Visit our website TODAY:


FREE Shipping - again!

Now through Monday (May 9, 2016) FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20.  Standard shipping only - USA only,

Get those items you want for GIRLS CAMP.  Click here.


Back to Normal - FINALLY!!

We are FINALLY back to normal shipping times on our websites: and

We had an unusually long "busy season".  We are the busiest during the months of October-January.  This past busy season went from August-February.  It was bizarre.  We had 3 very popular items (Press Forward socks, lip balm tins, and arrow rings) that so many people wanted, we couldn't make them and keep them in stock longer than a day or two.  It was CraZy!

But - we are back to normal shipping times.  Standard shipping: 1-2 weeks, Priority shipping: 3-5 days.  Yippee!

Thanks for being so patient with us as we endured to the end!


New Garment Options For Women

Based on feedback from LDS women worldwide, Beehive Clothing has created new garment options to help endowed sisters find a more customized fit.

Now women can select their preferred waist placement in knee-length garment bottoms and.....

Read entire article HERE



2016 Press Forward Drawstring Backpack

Our Press Forward drawstring backpacks are finally here!!  These are so perfect for girls camp, youth conference, Trek, retreats, temple trips, day hikes, bike rides, and so much more!!  Get yours NOW before they are gone!  These ALWAYS sell out before everybody who wanted them gets them.  And we only make one batch of them so - ORDER TODAY!!  Designed so both young men and young women can enjoy them.  These match our press forward silicone wristbands!



Arrow Ring - Press Forward

We have a new item for the 2016 mutual theme - Press Forward.   A cute arrow pinch-to-size ring. 
Quantity discounts are available on this ring.  These would make great Christmas or birthday gifts!

Order on our website HERE.


Shipping Department Break

Our shipping department will be CLOSED Monday, Oct 12 - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015.  Orders placed during this time will ship Oct 21.

You can still place orders during this time, they just won't ship until Oct 21.

If you need items during this time, or shortly after - please order those now.

Visit our website for amazing 2016 mutual theme items.  CLICK HERE.

I will still be answering emails - so if you have a question during this time, please email me.


2016 Press Forward POUCHES

Our 2016 Mutual Theme pouches are now available!  These were so popular last year!  Great for anytime!  These cotton 5"x7" pouches are large enough to hold a small notebook, handouts, gum, etc...

Two (2) designs available!  Quantity discounts are available

Order on our website HERE.

Press Forward SOCKS!

** We are shipping orders for these out as quickly as we can.  We are shipping them in order of when we received the orders.  Please be patient with us.  We're getting there.  If you have questions, please EMAIL ( us, do not leave a comment here.  We can get you an answer a lot quicker via email.  Thanks! **

Now available are our PRESS FORWARD socks!!  These are such a popular item each year for the mutual theme!  Choose your design - 2 designs available this year - and the design color (sock color is only available in white) and how many pairs you need! Quantity discounts are available.  Makes a perfect gift, great for girls camp, a fun lesson handout, or for anytime!

ORDER your 2016 Mutual Theme socks HERE.


We Are Daughters Book

We have a new book available - We Are Daughters. This was written by Jen Brewer - the same author as Be The Chocolate Chip.

Learn the importance of the words you repeat each week. This inspirational book helps you better understand the Young Women theme by breaking down each section and sharing the story of how and why the theme was created. Discover your divine potential and how important you are in God’s plan! Thought provoking and uplifting, this book offers new insights for parents, leaders, and all young women.

Order yours today!  CLICK HERE



Personal Progress completed by 102 year old

Oh, I just love this!  What an inspiration to me!

Read the article HERE.

How to be an extraordinary Young Women leader

I ran across an article this morning that I very much enjoyed!  I am pasting it's entire text here so if the link ever goes inactive, I can still refer back to it, but it is from Utah Valley 360, written by Breanna Olaveson.  You can see the original post HERE.

Read article below:

No matter how you measure it, the calling to be a young women leader is one of the most demanding callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The youth of the Church have great potential and are of great interest to Church leaders. Serving them is an important responsibility.
But keeping busy is only part of the calling. To truly magnify your calling, you need understanding and direction. Here are a few ideas to help you become an extraordinary Young Women leader.

1. Learn from your resources

The Church has provided a wealth of resources to help members fulfill their Church callings, involving many for youth. Handbook 2 is an invaluable resource, and becoming familiar with it will provide direction for many of the decisions you will make and activities you plan as a youth leader.

2. Pray for direction

The General Young Women Presidency said in a recent training, “We invite you to prayerfully consider the needs of your leaders and young women. Think about how you can further improve your efforts to learn and teach in the Savior’s way.”
Resources are necessary and can provide helpful ideas for ministering and service, but relying solely on others to tell you what to do neglects an essential part of your calling. The ultimate source of direction is the Holy Ghost. Be in tune with the Spirit and follow promptings you receive.

3. Focus on the temple

Handbook 2 states, “The purpose of the Young Women organization is to help each young woman be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple.” Plan to help the young women you serve attend the temple as often as possible, and help them understand the sacredness of the ordinances of the temple. Bring the temple into lessons and activities whenever you can. As you do, you will help fulfill the objective of the Young Women organization.

4. Love the girls individually

The Savior ministered to his children one by one (see 3 Nephi 17:21, 3 Nephi 11:15), and so should we. Get to know each girl personally. Learn what she likes to do, what her dreams are, and what is important to her. Show your love in a way she can understand. As you pray for charity for those you serve, your prayers will be answered and you will know how to minister to each girl.
President Gordon B. Hinckley modeled this love when he said, “Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth. God will hold us accountable if we neglect His daughters. He has given us a great and compelling trust. May we be faithful to that trust.”

5. Develop leaders

Young women are only youth for six years. After that, they enter adulthood and will become leaders in the Church, the mission field, their families and their professions. Young Women is a training ground for developing these future leaders.
Elder David A. Bednar said, “Are you and I helping our [youth] become agents who act and seek learning by study and by faith? … Are we consistently helping them to act, to learn for themselves, and to stand steadfast and immovable?” In everything you do, give the girls opportunities to lead. Allow them to take charge of activities, make mistakes, and learn necessary skills. Not only will it help you to have the girls actively involved in activities, but they will also thank you when they are better prepared for the future.


Utah Temple Passport

For those of you in Utah or who visit Utah often - how fun would it be to try to take your YW to all the Utah temples?  What a phenomenal year that would be!  Getting parents on board to help drive, and/or provide treats?  What a great way to get parents involved in the YW program.  I know so many moms who would *love* to go places like this with their daughter and her YW group.  

The Utah Temples Passport provides a fun way to track the Utah temples you have been to.  This is great for anybody - Primary age up to adult.

The Passport Tour Guide gives little-known facts and insights about each of the Utah temples, providing a unique look at the sacrifice and dedication that went into the building of each temple. As you tour each temple, you can place a special sticker on each page to commemorate the treasured memories you will make. Experience the Utah temples with a whole new perspective!
**Now includes 4 new temples: Brigham City, Payson, Provo City Center, and the Ogden design update.

Wouldn't it be fun to use these as part of the 2016 Mutual Theme - Press Forward?

We offer a quantity discount on these - so get together with neighbors, or other wards and order today!  CLICK HERE.


FREE SHIPPING!!!  Now thru Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Free shipping on orders over $20.00 (standard shipping only - USA only)

Plan ahead and order the 2016 MUTUAL THEME items!!

Don’t miss out - order today!  CLICK HERE


Press Forward Silicone Bracelet

I always know when the products I make are going to be a hit when my kiddos fight over the trial one I make.  This happened recently with the new silicone bracelet I made for the 2016 mutual theme!  All of my kids wanted it, and all said they would wear it (ages 12-22).  I think we have a winner!

2016 mutual theme - Press Forward - silicone bracelet.  It has as cut out chain-looking band, but it is all silicone.  A-Maze-Ing!!!  And these are perfect for BOYS & GIRLS.

Order yours today! Quantity discount is available.  See drop down menu on website.


Come, Follow Me Notebook

We finally have a Come, Follow Me notebook!!

I wanted my young women to have something dedicated to Sunday lessons.  Somewhere to take notes from lessons, and such, then to take home to continue their gospel studies during the week.  Somewhere to WRITE DOWN the challenge given to them each week, so they can take it home, review it, and work on it.  Then be able to report back the next Sunday.  But I shy away from having a notebook specifically for Come, Follow Me - with questions, prompts, etc...  Each lesson is so different and personalized, from one to the next, and in each ward, that I wanted something that would fit for every YW group, no matter where you are.  And to me, that is a blank notebook.  And I wanted to keep it somewhat simply so it is gender neutral, so young men could also use it.

* I have heard of some YW leaders keeping the notebooks each week, to hand out each Sunday - let your girls decide what they want to do. *

The notebook comes with a plastic pouch attached to the outside of it to hold items such as a pen, handouts, etc...

The Come, Follow Me notebook is blank inside with 80 lined pages.  It DOES NOT INCLUDE a pen.  But pairs perfectly with our 2016 mutual theme pen, as shown.

Order one for each of your YW today!  Quantity discounts are available.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

To order our 2016 mutual theme Press Forward pen, CLICK HERE.


Need Opinions! 2016 Notebooks.

Notebook UPDATE:
We decided to go a different route with the notebooks.  After getting some feedback we decided to:

1.  Do a black notebook, with a white Christus.  (We chose black to keep it more gender neutral so YM could use is, too)
2.  NOT INCLUDE a pen.

We do, however, have a Mutual Theme pen that pairs perfectly with the notebook.
Order the PEN HERE.

You can see our Come, Follow Me notebook post HERE.


I want YOUR feedback.  I am so tempted to make these cute notebooks.  I want my girls to have something dedicated to Sunday lessons.  Somewhere to take notes from lessons, and such, then to take home to continue their gospel studies during the week.  Somewhere to WRITE DOWN the challenge given to them each week, so they can take it home, review it, and work on it.  Then be able to report back the next Sunday.  But I shy away from having a notebook specifically for Come, Follow Me - with questions, prompts, etc...  Each lesson is so different and personalized, from one to the next in each ward, that I want something that would fit for every YW group, no matter where you are.  And to me, that is a blank notebook.

I love these notebooks - they come with a pen, and a little pouch to hold it and other little handouts, gum, stickers, etc...  The notebook has durable plastic covers, a pouch (see below), a pen, and lined paper inside.  It is roughly 5"x7" - small enough to put in scripture bags.  The pouch is on the outside of notebook so it can close properly (genius!).


2016 YW Leader Calendar *NOW IN STOCK*

Our 2016 YW Leader Planning Calendar is now in stock and ready to ship!! Take a look at the calendar page and the planning page for each month (above picture).  Don't forget about the 4 activity ideas we include with each month!!  New this year: one activity per month is "from our history".  These are fun and interesting goals that young women had to perform from years past.  All the way back to the early 1900s.  These are fun to read, and maybe try to incorporate these into your activities this year. 

This planning calendar is a must have for so many YW leaders, and is our most requested item to continue year after year!
*New this year* we are offering a bundle DISCOUNT, when you order four (4) calendars (one for each member of your presidency).   Be sure to select the pack of four (4) from the drop-down menu when ordering.


2016 Press Forward Lanyard

Our products for the amazing 2016 Mutual Theme - PRESS FORWARD are coming right along.  We are so excited about this theme.  It is so wonderful!

Our lanyards are being made!  You can PRE-ORDER them on our website.  They will ship mid-September.  They are, again, available with the popular plastic pouch that holds a youth (or adult) temple recommend.

Pre-order for your youth today!  CLICK HERE.

2016 YW Leader Calendar

Our 2016 YW leader planning calendar is in process!  We have them on our website for PRE-ORDER.  They will ship mid-September.  This is a must have for so many YW leaders each year.  They continue to be our most requested item year after year. 

Pre-order yours today and be one of the first to have it.  CLICK HERE.


FREE shipping today and tomorrow!

Our shipping department only has to be closed for 2 more days! To thank you for being so patient with us, as we relocated, today and tomorrow there is FREE shipping on all orders over $20.00 (standard shipping, USA only). This is valid on our YW site and our VINYL website.


Free shipping is valid Tuesday-Wednesday, August 4-5, 2015.


UPDATE on shipping department closing

Our shipping department will need to close a couple days earlier than expected. Our shipping department will now be closing on July 21, not July 23-like originally scheduled. And opening back up on August 6th. PLEASE ORDER NOW so there is no need to panic.  For more information, CLICK HERE!!


My Personal Progress POUCH

I needed something to hold my Personal Progress book, the journal, a pen, and my FTSOY pamphlet.  I wanted something that closed.  A pouch!!!  It was perfect.  I hope you think it is perfect, too.  And your YW will surely love it!

You can order yours on our website.  Price is discounted when ordering in BULK for all your YW!



Clearance Items-2015

We have reduced the price of our ANCHOR socks once again!  Being the end of June, we need to start making room for our 2016 products - can you believe it?!?!

Our ANCHOR socks are on clearance for only $1.50 a pair!!  What a great deal!  But we only have limited stock, so order now!!!

Our WHITE embark socks are also on clearance for $1.95 a pair.

And don't forget our theme PRINTS are also on clearance - for as little and $ .08 each!!!

ORDER TODAY,  click here.


Shipping Department CLOSED for 2 weeks in July

**UPDATE ON OUR shipping department closing:  We have to close a few days earlier than expected.  Our shipping department will now be closing on July 21 (not July 23).  We still plan to open back up and start shipping orders received during this time on August 6th.  Please ORDER NOW to avoid any type of panic! **

Our SHIPPING department will be closed for 2 weeks: July 23-August 5.  We are relocating our office (a.k.a. - we're moving!!!).  We need this time to pack up our office and all of our stock, move everything, then unpack in our new location.  We know this is not convenient for anyone.  But please bear with us as we make this transition.

Our website will still be fully functional during this time - and ORDERS CAN STILL BE PLACED.  They just will not ship until August 6.  Orders will be shipped out as quickly as possible when we open back up - in the order they were received (orders placed on July 27, will ship before orders placed on August 2).

If you need items during this time, or even shortly after, PLEASE ORDER THOSE NOW.  All orders placed before July 23, will ship before we close (this means you need to order no later than July 22).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.  We will have access to emails during this closure time.


YW Coloring Sheets

Beehive Class Activity idea: Listen to uplifting music on, while coloring. Beehives love this activity! We have 2 coloring sheets that are perfect for this! These also make a great lazy-day activity at girls camp!



Primary CTR Pouch

Our newest item: CTR (camo) drawstring pouch.  Perfect for little hands and their love of collecting little things.  Great for church or in the car.



FRAGILE music video - 2015 mutual theme

The Church has released a new video of the song FRAGILE. This is a song in the 2015 mutual theme collection. It's just beautiful!

CLICK HERE to watch it.

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