Friday, April 18, 2014

what i learned from the trolls on frozen


Some mornings I wake up with the song "Fixer Upper" stuck in my head. It's SO catchy right? But my favorite part of the song comes towards the end.

"People make bad choices if they're
 mad or scared or stressed,
 throw a little love their way, 
you'll bring out their best! 
True love brings out the best! 
Everyone's a bit of a fixer upper, 
that's what it's all about...
 We need each other to raise us up and round us out."

Three points from those lyrics.

1. When people you love make a bad decision, ask yourself if they were mad, scared or stressed. Those emotions often execute themselves in the form of bad decisions in an effort to try and take control of their lives and seem less vulnerable. Throwing love their way is the BEST thing you can do for someone who is truly struggling, and even people who are treating you awfully. True love, done in the right way is not manipulative. When you are kind to others because you genuinely care, that true love brings out their best.

2. Everyone's a bit of a fixer upper. You don't marry a perfect person. Your parents aren't perfect people. Your best friend isn't perfect, and YOU aren't perfect. Remembering that everyone needs some fixing up can give you more patience with the people around you and yourself.

3. We need each other. The truth is, the most rewarding parts of our life come from the relationships we create with those around us. We need each other to be there with us through the hard times as support and encouragements, and we also need them there to celebrate with us when we have victories.

What's your favorite song from Frozen?


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

3 deep conditioners for dry, damaged hair

So you have dry, damaged hair do you? Join the club!

I've often seen it suggested to do a deep condition in the shower once a week if you have damaged hair, but let's be real, if your hair is severely damaged or dry, I would suggest twice a week.

But now that you know that you should be deep conditioning your hair twice a week, what product should you use to do it?? Here's 3 Deep Conditioners I love!

It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask

Perfect for over dyed hair or hair that gets heat on it every day.



Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Intensive Treatment

Anyone who has ever lightened their hair NEEDS keratin. This little guy is chock full of it. So if you have recently lightened your hair, twice a week is fine. But if you have not lightened your hair recently, switch off with this product and another to avoid over proteinizing your hair.

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment

Dumb Blonde Reconstructor

Want to feel like you're in Hawaii? This yummy conditioner smells like pineapple and coconut! It also balances the pH levels in your hair while repairing hair from damage. It also makes your hair super soft!


How often do you deep condition your hair?


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Monday, April 14, 2014

love story part twenty: getting to the temple

The drive to the temple seemed never-ending. I remember looking out the window and thinking, "This is it. THIS is my wedding day. I'm the bride, and I finally get to marry my prince charming." It was all so surreal.



When I got to the temple they had a spot for bride's to drop off their dresses and bouquets. (I didn't wear mine until after the ceremony. Read my post here to find out why!) They checked me off and sent me to get dressed in my white clothes for the temple wedding ceremony.

I was then led to a room in the temple that they call the Celestial Room where Mr. Jolley was waiting for me. They told us that the temple was a little behind schedule for weddings so we could wait in there and they would come get us when they were ready for us.


Mr. Jolley and I sat on a couch cuddling. There wasn't too much talking besides a few sentences back and forth, we were both just taking in the moment and enjoying these last few minutes before we were officially married. I remember it feeling like they left us in there for hours, when really it was just around a half hour before they came and told us our family was all waiting in the sealing room, and they were ready for us. 


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

how to keep your faith in college

Hey there, A Little Too Jolley readers!  My name is Rachael and I blog at The Rachael Way!  

Today I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart... keeping your faith strong in college!  

I will be graduating college in just about a month (!).  I honestly can't believe it.  These past few years, I've kept myself so so busy with my sorority, activities, classes, friends, etc.  Something that had had its share of being neglect AND it's share of time invested is my faith.  It's not always easy to when you're "super busy" (and a lot of my friends aren't Christian, too!), but I know I'm my best self when I've spent time with the Lord!  Here are some of my suggestions.  {These are, of course, just things that work for me!  I hope you can leave some other suggestions in the comments, so we can share ideas in a community format!}


//Find a church community
Something that has been so valuable to me is keeping a church community strong since I have been in college.  I attend church, have a group of people to share my faith in, as well as adult leaders to give me advice and encouragment!  Whether that be mass, worship group, temple, etc., I encourage you to find a group that fits for you!

//Quiet time
I never, ever did quiet time in High School.  The past year, I've been more involved in spending quiet time with Jesus, just me and Him.  Whether that's reading my Bible, doing a devotional or even just praying out loud and journaling my thoughts, quiet time is so key for me!

//Share your faith in fellowship
Having people to share my faith with is so so important to me, which is probably why Brooklyn and I are so close ;)  Whether that be reading Christian blogs, talking to others that share your faith tradition, or going to worship, talking to others really helps me connect!

//Don't be afraid to ask questions!
Ugh... questioning your faith.  It's quite stinky, yes?  However, in my opinion, college is a great time to do this... you're surrounded by people who may not believe the same things as you!  So why not get to know their opinions, too!  Having an open mind is so important!

Thanks, B, for having me!  I do hope you'll stop by!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

those crazy mormon's: the restoration of the gospel through joseph smith

"Those Crazy Mormons" is a blog series dedicated to answering common questions about Mormon beliefs, culture, and history. If you have further comments or questions, please feel free to 
email me at brooklynjolley@hotmail.com. 



When the circumstances were right, God again called a prophet to open a new dispensation. This prophet was Joseph Smith and through him, the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to earth. 

Where did Joseph Smith live?

He lived in the United States, which was perhaps the only country to enjoy religious freedom at the time. It was a time of great religious excitement, and even Joseph's family was deeply religious and were constantly seeking truth. 

What prepared Joseph to be the vessel with which God could restore his church?

Many ministers claimed to have the true gospel. Joseph desired “to know which of all the sects was right,” The Bible taught there was “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5) which confused Joseph because there were so many churches teaching so many different things.
Joseph's Own Words: 
“So great were the confusions and strife among the different denominations, that it was impossible for a person young as I was … to come to any certain conclusion who was right and who was wrong. … In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions, I often said to myself: What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?”
Joseph often turned to the Bible for guidance. And when he read James 1:5, he found his answer. He read, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." This passage led Joseph to ask God what he should do. In the spring of 1820 he went to a nearby grove of trees and knelt in prayer. 
What happened when Joseph asked God which church he should join?
He described his experience:
“I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. … When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” 
What did Joseph learn in this vision?
In this vision God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith. The Savior told Joseph not to join any of the churches. Even though many good people believed in Christ and tried to understand and teach His gospel, they did not have the fullness of truth or the priesthood authority to baptize and perform other saving ordinances. 
The state of apostasy had led to changed in the doctrines and in ordinances such as baptism. Just as God had done with other prophets, he showed His gospel to Joseph.
After the appearance of the Father and the Son, other heavenly messengers, or angels, were sent to Joseph Smith and his associate Oliver Cowdery. 
Who else came to visit Joseph Smith? 
John the Baptist appeared and conferred upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery the Aaronic Priesthood, which includes the authority to perform the ordinance of baptism. Peter, James, and John (three of Christ’s original Apostles) appeared and conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. The priesthood restored the same authority given to Christ’s Apostles anciently. 
What did Joseph do with this authority?
With this priesthood authority, Joseph Smith was directed to organize the Church of Jesus Christ again on the earth. Through him, Jesus Christ called twelve Apostles to help run the church in these days.
Why do Mormon's refer to our time as "the latter days?"
The time in which we live is referred to by Bible prophets as the last days, the latter days, or the dispensation of the fulness of times. It is the period of time just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It is the final dispensation. This is why the Church is named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Is there still a prophet now?
A living prophet directs the Church today. This prophet, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the authorized successor to Joseph Smith. He and the present Apostles trace their authority to Jesus Christ in an unbroken chain of ordinations through Joseph Smith.
The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. He leads and guides the church under authority from God. And although we do not worship our prophets (We worship God), we revere our prophets for their sacrifices, love and guidance.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

love story part nineteen: the wedding morning

I hardly slept the night before my wedding, I mean, does anyone? I tried EVERYTHING. And I think eventually my body got exhausted enough that I slept. Luckily I knew I didn't have to be up by a certain time, so I planned on sleeping in. 

When I woke up around 9 AM, I went with my siblings to Village Inn for breakfast. My little sister paid for me to have the Blackberry Lemonade I was wanting so bad. Talk about treating the bride!


I still had about two hours before we had to leave, and since I was doing my own hair and makeup, I figured I could take my time. I instagrammed that it was time to get ready with the picture below. 


I was almost ready when my mom texted me and said to come upstairs. I came upstairs and was surprised by three gorgeous roses from my groom. That boy thinks of everything! The note said,

"Here's to forever with the most special girl."


I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

disney gift card giveaway

It probably comes as no surprise to you that I LOVE Disney. I'm pretty open about it ;) So I'm excited today to be giving away a gift card to one of my favorite places! You can use it on a Disney vacation, or at disneystore.com to purchase dinnerware, stuffed animals, or a new movie to add to your collection!



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