Monday In the Word Official Launch!!

For the past few months I've had an idea I've been mulling around in my head. I'm a HUGE fan of Bible studies/devotionals and have found myself constantly adding these devotionals into my regular scripture study. I love how they are so easy to use, bring the spirit into my life, and keep my mind in God's word a little more often. 

However, I found this hole in my studies. I couldn't find really any scripture studies or devotionals available for free online that reflected the additional scripture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; The Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants. As a member of the LDS church, these other books are scripture to me, as are the words of living prophets and apostles that we hear during semi-annual General Conference. 

So as I've mulled the idea around, I'm excited to officially launch MONDAY IN THE WORD a weekly LDS based scripture devotional this coming Monday 11/30! Every Monday you will find a new study on my blog. There will be scriptures from all the Standard Works (Old & New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants) as well as comments from General Conference talks. 

I find studying a specific theme over a period of time helps me ponder a little more on the subject, and my intent is to once a week give you a consistent theme to study. Each study will range from 3-12 weeks and then a new study will begin. The studies will encourage you to spend time in stillness, to read from the scriptures, to look up talks, to journal, and there will even occasionally be challenges to help us stretch ourselves spiritually. 

I hope you're as excited as I am about this! The first study will officially be live on my blog early Monday morning and I think you are going to love the theme of the first study. 

If you're excited about this, please feel free to share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #MondayInTheWord and check back in next Monday to participate in Week One! 

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My Sister's Closet Boot Cuffs + Favorite Things Giveaway!

One of my favorite things about fall/winter is fashion. I love layering clothes so they look comfy, cozy and warm. I've wondered for so long how girls wear huge fluffy socks under their boots/booties without buying a size larger in shoes. Now I know how!

My Sister's Closet Boutique asked if they could send me a pair of boot cuffs to try out and of course I said yes! I love trying out new fashion trends to see how they fit in with my own fashion style. I showed my husband the boot cuffs and asked him what he thought and he said they looked good, then I showed him that they are just cuffs and not actual socks and he was surprised, they look really good. I even folded mine over because I thought it looked better that way with my style of boots.

Today is an exciting Monday too, because I've teamed up with some of my blogging friends and we are each giving away a gift set of our own favorite things. Make sure to visit each of our blogs to enter to win! Each blogger has their own giveaway hosted so entering on my blog does not enter you to win their prize packs, only the one which I'm describing below.

I'm giving away a prize pack worth just over $50!


Grey Addilyn Boot Cuffs from My Sister's Closet Boot Cuffs (valued at $6)

These will be a great addition to your closet. They make it so easy to have a layered look without having your feet smashed inside your boots. Plus they add a little extra warmth!

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector (valued at $30)

My hair has been so healthy ever since I added regular Olaplex treatments into my hair routine. One day I will write an entire post about it so you can hear my whole opinion on it but for now click HERE to read an article about it.

Olaplex is not a hair conditioner! It is SCIENCE. When you get damaged hair from lightening, coloring, or heat styling your hair the disulfide bonds are unlinked. The active Olaplex ingredient re-links those bonds. It is patented and it is amazing.

Olaplex No. 3 is to be used like this. Shampoo hair. Apply Olaplex No. 3 generously to wet hair. Leave for 10+ minutes (really the longer the better). Shampoo out! (If you don't your hair will feel gross). Condition as normal.

You will LOVE Olaplex. Ask for Olaplex to be added to any hair service at your local salon & let me know if you have any questions. & please for heavens sakes do NOT buy Olaplex on Amazon. Buy only from licensed professionals.

Disney's The Princess & the Frog DVD (valued at $15)

How could I not include one of my favorite Disney movies ?! The Princess & the Frog holds a special place in my heart. If you already own it, you can give it away for Christmas ;)

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Once again, don't forget to go visit these fabulous bloggers and enter to win their favorite things too!

Brooklyn Jolley // My New Lines // The Morrell Tale // Harris, Inc. //

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Disneyland Food //

I've heard a lot of people say, "Theme park food is just so gross." And while that may be true at other theme parks, Disneyland definitely does not fall under that category!

I find that in my few days at Disneyland, I never get to try everything that I want to. There are so many yummy choices there and not enough time (or stomach room) to try them all. This past trip I tried to take a few pictures along the way to show you what kind of food options are at Disneyland.

Our first evening there we ate in Downtown Disney at Tortilla Joe's. The food was great, the service was just okay.

During our first day in the parks we needed a churro break. (many more of these would happen during our 3 days at Disneyland)

For lunch we had Corn Dog Castle. I CRAVE these corn dogs so bad when I am away from Disneyland, and the Diet Coke tasted better at Disneyland too, must be magical or something.

We tried the Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shoppe as well and it did not disappoint. I got an amazing Candy Bar Shake with a caramel Ghirardelli chocolate bar mixed in and it was amazing!!

Flo's V8 Cafe has great portion sizes and is fairly inexpensive. The food is delicious too.

One of my favorite Disneyland treats that I MUST get each time we go is Ramone's Pear of Dice soda from the Cozy Cones in Cars Land. It's a pear flavored soda, really unique, really yummy.

Colten tried the Chicken Chili Con Queso. It was so so. The mac & cheese one looked amazing though and I've heard great things about it.

I finally tried an Olaf Marshmallow skewer which I had been dying to try ever since I saw them on Pinterest. It's marshmallows dipped in caramel dipped in white chocolate. It was so sweet even I couldn't finish it and I have the biggest sweet tooth!

On our last day we skipped the continental hotel breakfast for park food. We went to River Belle Terrace and I got the most delicious Cinnamon Roll French Toast, Colten got a Cinnamon Roll which was almost as good as mine ;)

My last treat of the trip was a dark chocolate covered pineapple skewer. Holy crap. It was amazing.

This list doesn't even begin to cover all the different types of food are offered along with all the millions of amazing treat. I mean, I didn't even get a Mickey ice cream bar or a Dole Whip this time!! I guess that just means I have to go back right?

Do you have a favorite Disneyland treat? Share with me in the comments below!

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More Than The Tattooed Mormon Review + Giveaway

I was sent More Than The Tattooed Mormon by Al Carraway to read and review and I must say, it was worth the read! I've followed her blog for quite awhile and really enjoyed it. Her testimony is so strong, and she is so committed to her faith which is so refreshing in today's world. 

She goes through her own story of finding Mormon missionaries, what they taught her, how she received it and when she finally decided to become baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She lost close family members and friends when she first joined the church, which I can't even imagine. she writes about how she clung to her faith in God and Jesus Christ in those times of trial.

Purchase on: Amazon // Deseret Book

This book reads as a story, but has so many good little quotes and ideas for us to try, that it feels like a novel and a self-help book all in one. My testimony was strengthened from this book. Al Carraway gives a beautiful testimony and reminds us all where we should put our trust and faith in, not in man, but with God.

I found myself reading her book for 3 hours straight last night, something I haven't done for a long time. Reading the book helped me recommit to reading the Book of Mormon and sharing my testimony more frequently online and with those in my life. She reminds us how simple the gospel is, and that clinging fast to those simple truths will bring you all the peace you need.

I'm super excited today because I'm giving away ONE copy of the book, More Than The Tattooed Mormon. Make sure to enter below!

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Hallmark Gold Crown Haul // + Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Last Friday I went to the Hallmark Gold Crown store at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray, UT to pick up a few little holiday goodies! I was not disappointed. The only problem I had was wanting to spend more money than I should. LOL. At the bottom of the post you'll see my Hallmark Haul video so you can see all the super cute things I purchased.


Christmas-time Star Wars Itty Bitties.

Until I checked out the Hallmark Store I hadn't seen the Itty Bitty collection at all, and holy crap are these little things cute. I seriously wanted to buy them all. I decided to pick up two of the Star Wars Christmas ones for my little brother. The Christmas Star Wars collection is so cute + for each one purchased they donate $1 to Toys for Tots, and I'm a sucker for anything that goes to a good cause.

Peppermint Bark Candy Bars + Tags.

There's always those few people on our Christmas list that we forget. Whether it's your Visiting Teaching Companion, a teacher, the mailman, your boss or whoever. I thought these Peppermint Bark Candy Bars would be perfect to have on hand for those few random people on your list. I also purchased some really cute tags to go on them. I love that the packaging is cute already so I don't feel a need to wrap them, yay!

Gold Themed Wrapping Paper.

Gold is my favorite Christmas color. I was imagining all these gold wrapping paper and bags under our Christmas tree and was swooning. So gorgeous.

Gold Theme Christmas Bags + Tissue Paper.

I picked up a few bags because I'm honestly the worst at wrapping Christmas presents in the whole world and bags save my booty because they look great but are so easy! I wanted the matching tissue paper as well of course!

Elsa Itty Bitty Ornament.

My Grandma on my Mom's side has an all Disney tree at her house. (Love of Disney is genetic I swear!) She collects Disney ornaments to put on her tree, and I thought this Itty Bitty Elsa Ornament would be the perfect gift for her.


If you're wanting to get in the Christmas mood, go visit your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store or go online and see the cards, candles and other goodies that you can purchase! They run a lot of discounts between now and Christmas so make sure to check back often to see if those sales will help you out with your Christmas shopping.

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5 Easy Ways to Show Kindness

I'm still not sure what is happening with my blog, my designer Brielle has been amazing and will probably have to reprogram my whole design which stinks for her, but I'm so grateful to have her. She's closed up shop for the holidays, but is still taking custom invite/quote orders starting at $8!

Today is World Kindness Day! I actually didn't know that until I got on social media this morning, but it got me thinking about ways that I could show some extra kindness right NOW! I too often get caught in this idea that I have to have a big huge project planned to show kindness, but it's WAY simpler than that. Here's 5 ideas to get you started:

1. Send Some Happy Mail.

There are few things in life that make me happier than surprise happy mail. What is happy mail? It is getting something in the mail besides bills and junk mail. It could be a nice note just saying you were thinking about someone, it could be a $5 gift card to a store you know that they like, it could even be a Box of Sunshine!

I love surprising my friends and family with good old fashioned snail mail. If you don't have stamps, most grocery stores sell them now... just ask!

2. Amazon Smile.

If you already shop Amazon, why not choose a charity to have them donate to? It may only be .5% but every penny counts when you are giving to good causes.

Click HERE to learn more about the AmazonSmile program and find out the different charities you can choose from. All you have to do to donate is start your shopping at and then purchase like normal. So easy.

3. Listen.

When I'm stressed, sad, anxious or overwhelmed I just want someone to listen to me and sympathize. Having someone listen to you can make a world of difference.

Put down the phone (guilty!), make eye contact, and ask someone how they are doing or how their day was. Then listen!

4. Social Media Post.

I love getting tagged on Social Media when it is for something good. Call out the awesome in your friends. Send a tweet saying why you admire someone, post a picture of your mom on Facebook and remind her you love her, share an Instagram picture of  a way you are showing kindness today!

5. Donate

Have old clothes to get rid of? Donate them to Goodwill or DI (for my local Utahns!). Wanting to help with Humanitarian efforts? Donate some money. Have 3 or 4 coats but only wear 1 or 2 of them? Donate to a local homeless shelter. Want families in need to have a great Christmas? Donate to Toys for Tots.


Whatever you're passionate about, get involved! Donate, share, listen, love and have an AMAZING World Kindness Day!

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Technical Difficulties

Apparently my blog is experiencing some kind of weird glitch so you can't see my sidebar... boo! My designer is looking at it today and we should hopefully be back up and running soon. Thanks for your patience!

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