Rent Your Empty Space for CA$H with Neiybor

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Do you ever wish you could make a little bit more money each month? Or are you tired of paying self-storage unit prices to store your stuff? I have the solution for both!

Neiybor is kinda like the AirBnB of storage, it connects people with unused space with those who are in need of storage. A renter can save 50% on average compared to traditional self-storage. This opportunity lets Utah homeowners turn unused space into extra monthly income. 


Just think, a 5X5 space in your home could pay for Christmas! Pretty cool right??

Neiybor was featured on Good Things Utah and I am sure it is going to explode. Think about AirBnB, or Uber... these businesses TOOK OFF for a reason, and I believe Neiybor is going to do the same. 

How to Rent Your Space

The spaces in most demand are 10X10 (which makes around $60/month), Outdoor Vehicle/RV/Boat Space ($60-$100 depending on size), and Indoor Vehicle/RV/Boat ($80-$150 depending on size.) However, all spaces are needed!! 

1. Go to Neiybor.com and click Sign Up
2. Use your Facebook profile to sign up (I love when I can do this!) or create an account 
3. Create a Rental Space (measure, describe, take photos, and then wait for the renters to roll in) 


Find a Space

1. Go to Neiybor.com and click Sign Up
2. Use the search bar to find rental space near you
3. Compare rental spaces to find your best deal



It's SO SIMPLE. I'm kinda geeking out over it because I think this is such a cool idea. I've been telling all my friends and family about it, so I figured I might as well share it with all of you!

Let me know if you decide to rent your space or rent space to use, I want to hear your experiences!



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2017 Books Part One

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I've done a LOT of reading so far this year. Probably more than any other year in my life! I've been trying to put my phone down more often, and instead read. I'll often set a time for 30 minutes and once I'm done with that reading time, I can get on social media if I choose. I've read so many good books that I wanted to share with you, so I decided to start sharing them in a series for you... because ain't nobody got time for writing about 39 books in one sitting...So here's the first 7 books I read in 2017.

1. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

It seemed to make sense to read a book about habits at the beginning of the year. I gave it 5/5 stars because I seriously loved this book! It was actually my second time reading it and I loved it as much as I did the first time.

2. Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough

This was another 5 star book. I love Jess Connolly so I was pretty sure I would love this book, and I did! It really did fill me with hope and understanding that God has a plan for me, and that I don't have to please anyone but him.

3. Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer

I must've started 2017 out with a bang because I gave this 5/5 as well! If you've seen the movie, The War Room, it's all about the power of prayer and it's ability to change us. This book is written by the main actress in the movie, who happens to be a popular Christian author and speaker. I highly recommend if you're looking to shake up your prayer life.

4. Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Wieseth

This wasn't a super page turner like some of the other ones, but I did enjoy it and gave it 4/5 stars. She's not LDS but has LDS friends and lives in Utah, but I feel like some of her comments about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints could be confusing if you didn't know much about the doctrine. That part made me drop it to a 4, but overall I loved the message and it encouraged me to share my story and my voice about things that matter to me.

5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It might not have been fair to only give this 3/5 stars because the main reason I gave a lower score is because of the language. Lots of language that I don't love to read... but the story kept me up late reading and reading in every spare minute. A great novel to lost in.

6. Happy Place: Living the Disney Parks Life by Scott Renshaw

5/5 because anyone who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with Disneyland! This book had so many fun stories about other Disney Parks fans. If you're a Disney Parks fan, you'll love this book. If you think Disney fans are freaks, this book will make you think we're even weirder. Consider yourself warned.

7. The Four Year Carrer for Women by Kimmy Brooke

GoodReads says I gave this book a 4/5 but looking back I'd change that to a 3. Uplifting and inspiring for network marketers. Easy read, but nothing super original.


Have you read any of these books? What are you currently reading?

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My Favorite Books for Direct Sales + Multi Level Marketers

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Anyone who knows me knows I am a voracious reader. Especially as of lately.

In October 2016 I joined Monat, which is a direct sales shampoo company! I fell in love with the products, joined for the discount and decided to share this magical shampoo with friends. But I wanted to gain as much knowledge about the profession as I could, I was SO clueless about it.

So I compiled a list of my favorite books related to business, marketing, and direct sales to help you start your own collection that will help you achieve your dream life through Direct Sales, whatever company you are with.





Go Pro by Eric Worre was given to me as a gift from my sponsor. I devoured it in days and realized I did actually have a passion for this type of work! I really wanted to success. I think this is a great introduction to Network Marketing and can help solidify your belief in it as well as how to treat it like a professional job.


Get Over Your Damn Self had some great advice. I found it to be pretty salesy, but I just took it all with a grain of salt. Romi obviously knows what she is doing! Following her advice might be tricky but you will reap benefits!



Creating Magic is a book about the Disney Way of doing business & how to create magic for your customers. I LOVE Disney, and I've had amazing customer service experiences from them, most of us have! They have an unparalleled reputation for it. This focuses on the leadership side of things, but many can translate into running your business even if you don't have a huge team yet.




Be Our Guest is another Disney book (surprised? LOL) about perfecting the art of customer service. This is another great book that focuses more on the actual customer experience. It has GREAT advice for improving your customers experience! I think so much of this can be applied!



Rock Your Network Marketing Business is another easy read, but chock full of great quotes! This book taught me the best advice in Direct Sales... just. don't. quit.!! 



My friend Michelle Mccullough just launched this book the Make it Happen Blueprint. I "attended" her online course the Marketing Blueprint in December and learned so much. I'm still trying to piece it all together in bite size chunks that can improve my business. This is also a great book just for improving your life! Want to crush it in life & business without burning out? Michelle can teach you all her tips & tricks! 



Did I miss one of your FAVORITE books? Tell me below!

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3 Ways to Carry the Spirit of General Conference Throughout the Year + a FREE month of Deseret Bookshelf PLUS

This weekend is General Conference! Which to me is seriously one of the most wonderful times of the year!! I love the feeling I have throughout the weekend and how rejuvenating and motivating it is. I wish that feeling could last all year.

So I've been experimenting with different ways that I could MAKE that feeling last all year and I wanted to share my top THREE ways that you can keep that spirit of #LDSConf with you in the 6 months between each conference.

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1. Use Conference Talks for Family Home Evening


When my husband & are on an FHE room (it doesn't happen all that often...) we like to read conference talks together and share our thoughts and feelings. We often read one and then can talk about it for 30+ minutes. The church published magazines (Ensign, New Era, & The Friend) all have great ideas each month for incorporating conference talks into your Family Home Evenings.


2. Use Deseret Bookshelf PLUS for Gospel Learning 






















Have you heard about Deseret Book's new subscription offer? It's called Deseret Bookshelf PLUS. It's AMAZING! For just $9.99/month ($6.99/month for Platinum Members) can listen to unlimited audiobooks + access to over 1,500 eBooks.

There are so many books by our General Authorities that you will have available to you. There is something so powerful about hearing (and reading!) the words of those who are in tune with the spirit. Want to read...?

Broken Things to Mend by Jeffery R. Holland
Increase In Learning by David A. Bednar
No Ordinary Women by Elaine Dalton
The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright (THIS IS ON MY TO READ!)

These (and many more are INCLUDED in your Deseret Bookshelf Plus. I'm seriously obsessing over it you guys!! You can even try it for FREE for an entire month! Use it on your commute, while you're at work, before going to bed, while taking a bath, etc. We spend so much time staring at our phones, we may as well be reading/listening to something worthwhile!

I usually prefer to read, but some days I just want to snuggle up in bed and listen, and that's why I love that this app gives you both options!







3. Set General Conference Quotes as your Phone Background

As soon as the conference starts the LDS bloggers get their fingers ready and make BEAUTIFUL prints of the most prominent quotes. For the longest time I had the quote, "Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential." by Elder D. Todd Christofferson set as my wallpaper. Our lives are busy and it was a reminder that although there are lots of good and important things I COULD be doing with my time, only a few are really ESSENTIAL.

So choose a quote you love and put it on your phone (or wall!) so you can reminded of what you learned in General Conference.

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So now... tell me what YOU do to keep the spirit of General Conference alive throughout the year!



Thanks to Deseret Book for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.
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Disney Inspired Candles + a DISCOUNT CODE


I've been going through MAJOR Disneyland withdrawal lately. I've been listening to the music, day-dreaming about what I'd be eating if I were there, and trying to figure out if I'd be able to earn enough to go this year. Anyone else experience this? 


When I found Magical Scents by Alisa on Etsy I was like "I must buy all the things!!" Who wouldn't want their house to smell like Soarin, Churros, or Main Street Bakery


I tried one candle (Mickey's Buttery Waffles) and quite a few wax scents. But I wanted to try them all! You can see some of the wax scents that I got below.


Alisa shipped SO fast and they all arrived in great condition, including the candle! I've been burning my Mickey's Buttery Waffles basically since it arrived and I'm obsessed. 

My next purchase will definitely be this Mickey's Fun Wheel Candle! How fun is that?? 


So buy yourself a candle, and then throw in these amazing Wax Cuties for just $8.00! You get to try 4 different scents and how freakin cute are they?? 



Now I know you're here for a discount code... because who wouldn't want to go purchase them all?? So use code BROOKLYN10 for 10% off your entire purchase!!

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Books I Read in March //

I've been reading A LOT lately. I swear it's because I got a Kindle, but I've just had a renewed love for reading and it hasn't let up yet. So this month I read SIX books cover to cover, which is just crazy. Here's the list of books I read and my ratings!

1. My Story by Elizabeth Smart 5/5

I've always been intrigued by the story of Elizabeth Smart because it happened just 30 minutes away from where I grew up. My husband and I read this book together and we were basically addicted. We wanted to get to the rescue part and have her live happily ever after. The story was well written, and although the situation was horrible and terrible things were done to her, she tastefully wrote about it.



2. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan 3/5

The information in this book was good but man was it a snoozer. I started it in November and just barely finished it. I loved learning more about nutrition, but I just struggled to get into it. I had to take it like a chapter at a time because it was pretty boring!



3. Worth the Wrestle by Sheri Dew 5/5

I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book. It's all about how we should always be "wrestling" with our testimonies. When we ask questions and seek answers, our testimonies grow! We become more committed disciples of Christ. Questions aren't bad! Some answers may not come while we are mortal, and we have to trust. But there are many things we CAN learn if we seek knowledge by study & faith.

* I was give a pre-release copy of this book to read from Deseret Book in exchange for an honest review



4. List to Love by for Busy Wives 4/5

This was an easy read but uplifting and inspiring. It made me want to set some goals to improve my marriage. I love how it talked about marriage isn't just there to make us happy, but to make us holy. Sometimes we need to remember that! Lots of good ideas for your marriage and things you can pray and ponder about. I definitely recommend for all married ladies!



5. Getting Noticed by Lindsay Teague Moreno 5/5

This is probably my favorite book I've read about business! My shampoo biz is finally starting to grow and this book is gonna help me explode it even more. This book dives into how to stand out from all the other millions of businesses and how to use social media without being annoying. We all know direct sales can be annoying on social media right? It was my biggest pet peeve and why I almost didn't join one! I may order this in a hard copy soon because I want to highlight the crap out of it and start implementing what I learned! I loved this one!



6. If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher 5/5

Be still my heart. This is one of those books that I feel like changed me. It tugged on my heartstrings. Us millenials get a really bad rap. But you guys, we are trying! So many of us are drowning in student debt the generation above us said would be worth it & then they judge us for the debt amiright?? The author took a year between college and "real-life" to do 12 months of service in NYC. While they she starts to write love letters to strangers and leave them around town and eventually started mailing them as well. This story is amazing. I loved it and highly recommend it if you're feeling lost and unsure that you can actually make a difference.



I've already started into some other books so I'm sure my April list will be long too! LOL! Tell me what you are reading and loving lately!

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2,200 Scriptures

Ashley tagged me in an Instagram post the other day about a scripture challenge that President Russell M. Nelson gave in a fireside. He also wrote a post about it on LDS.org. The challenge is to read every single scripture that refers to Jesus Christ as found in the Topical Guide.

There are over 2,200 scriptures about Jesus Christ between the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and Doctrine & Covenants. WOW. 




At first it didn't sound like a ton but now that I've started the challenge I can see that this is a HUGE commitment. President Nelson completed the challenge in 6 weeks. After sitting down for 30+ minutes a couple times this week to work on the challenge, I'm not so sure I will complete it that fast! I'm gonna try and crack down on my social media time and really spend time in the scriptures learning about Christ. I'm going to do as much as possible before General Conference!! 

He even said in the article... 

"To those of you who feel you don't have time, if you will make a sacrifice, you will be well rewarded and very, very grateful for the change of perspective, increased knowledge, and improved depth of conversion. I know this is true because I have seen the same rewards in my own life." 


HE MAKES US AMAZING PROMISES!!! 


His full devotional address can be read HERE and I'd highly recommend reading it if you are thinking about completing the challenge. 

I hope you'll join me! I'll hope you'll commit to give up a few things you love in order to make time to learn more about and become closer to Jesus. We will be so blessed for our efforts.

My scriptures are still fairly new and I haven't marked in them at all. I decided to use a yellow marker to highlight the verses I have read from the Topical Guide to kind of keep track! Feel free to use that idea as well :) 

Let's get it! 


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march goals //

February's goals were about a 50/50 hit and miss. Which is fine. Because I'm proud of the progress I DID make. But now... we are into March. I had this great idea that I wanted to super simplify my goals, but of course I still filled up almost every single line in my Powersheets. Nobody can say I don't have big dreams I guess!

So here are my goals in all their glory!!



MONTHLY 

+ Create a Monat Marketing Plan : I LOVE working my Monat business. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Which means I can work it all day long and I just don't want it to consume my life like that. I really want to sit down and make a monthly plan and then STICK TO IT. (see my daily goal!)

+ Reschedule Dentist Appt : My dentist's daughter went into labor during the appt to fix my cavities so... I need to reschedule. LOL

+ Temple Date w/ Colten

+ Send in Foster Care Application : IDK why all this foster care stuff has felt so overwhelming, but taking it chunk by chunk is helping)

+ Foster Care Doctor's Notes : We need our doctor's to sign off saying we are healthy enough to be foster parents.

+ Clear Out Phone Photos : I have Disneyland photos from March that I need to print/store and SOOOOO many other random screenshots I just need to go through

+ Finish 2 books : I'm about halfway through 2 different books! Find me on Goodreads

+ Complete 10 hair goals consultations for my Monat business! (email me at brooklynjolley@hotmail.com if you'd like one!)

+ Host an in-person Meet Monat event


WEEKLY


+ BBG Workout : The last 2 weeks got crazy and I've fallen out of my gym routine. I'm ready to get on track with one BBG workout a week! It might not be much but it's so much better than nothing!

+ Go Live in Monat group : I want to keep my Monat Facebook group active and fun and I think going live makes a big difference!

+ 1 HR on my Social Media job : I run the Facebook page for an accounting company and it's really something I just do in my free time but I NEED to committ at least an hour a week to it.

+ Blog : I've been so happy to be getting back into a bit of a blogging routine. I missed it!



DAILY


+ Follow Monat Marketing Plan : See above! I really need to simplify this aspect of my life

+ Scriptures : one hour or one verse. It doesn't matter

+ Duo Lingo : I'm really trying to stretch my brain and remember/learn Spanish! I love the app so far!

+ No Spend Lent : I'm trying a No Spend Lent and it's going to be SO HARD. But... I've been spending too much lately and I have bigger goals in mind so.... it's time to do a no spend challenge and Lent seemed like the perfect time

+ Pray! : I've got my prayer journal I am trying to work in/use daily but I need to get into the habit so this becomes routine


Do you have big (or little!) plans for March? Share them with me!


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NOW AVAILABLE // Hair Goals Consultations w/ That Shampoo Girl Brooklyn

I've been having a BLAST running my Monat business these last few months. It is seriously the best side gig ever.

I've had so many people reaching out for suggestions of what to use on their hair. Each of us have different hair goals, so it takes a little bit of time (yours & mine!) to figure out what would work best for you. So I am happy to announce that I am now offering HAIR GOALS CONSULTATIONS!!


This is where you get a solid 30 minutes of my time where we chat about your hair history, hair goals, and current hair care routine. We'll figure out a routine & the products that will work best for your hair! THEN we'll do a follow up 45 days after our meeting to see how things are going. And the best part is...

It's FREE!!!!!

Honestly, before I went to hair school I knew so little about hair. I thought I was using the best products and treating my hair right- but it never seemed to grow, was constantly dry, frizzy and damaged. After hair school + my own individual learning, I know so much about the hair structure. I know what your hair needs based on your climate, what types of products help combat the most common problems and what your routine needs to infuse health into your hair.

Want your hair to grow?

Want your hair to shine?

Want your hair to have more volume?

Or do you want your scalp to be more balanced and less flaky?

I can help!!!

Consultations can be held in person (I'm located in Ogden, UT) or over Facetime or via Phone Call :)

To schedule a consultation- send an email to me at brooklynjolley@hotmail.com with the subject line "HAIR GOALS CONSULTATION".

There's also a special gift that awaits everyone who signs up & attends a hair goals consultation... and it's a pretty good one! So send me a message & let's get you your dream hair!

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Books Read in February 2017 //

I read SO much this month you guys. Your minds are about to be blown. I read FIVE books this month. Crazy. So here's the recap ya'll.

1. I started off the month reading Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific & Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer. If you've seen The War Room movie then you'll know the premise of this book. It's about creating a prayer strategy to help you conquer the enemy and fight your daily battles. I highly recommend the book and the movie! 5/5

      

2. Next up I read Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Weiseth. I gave it a 4/5 star rating because I thought it was great, it just didn't have the WOW factor I reserve for 5 stars. The book is about how we need to share our stories as we share the gospel. And also that we need to remember that every person has a story! Nish -who is not LDS- is a friend to the LDS church (I know this from other readings) but I didn't love the perspective she gave on "Mormons". If you were unfamiliar with the LDS church you may misinterpret some of what she says and think it is "doctrine". That also contributed to the 4 star rating I'm sure. But overall, I devoured the book. I wanted more! I love her as a blogger and what she is doing with her life. This is a great read if you're wanting to feel inspired in your blogging, writing or speaking.



3. Next up was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I have been reading a TON of self-help books lately and I just really wanted to get lost in a story. And believe me- I did. I read this book in just over 24 hours. I was obsessed. I LOVED reading The Girl on the Train last year and heard this was comparable. It was, but it had a MILLION more vulgarities and F words. Which truthfully, I don't use that word so it's a little uncomfortable to read it at least once a page. But the story was riveting. The only reason I wouldn't recommend is because of it's sexual content and language. All the reviews say the ending fell flat, it kinda did for me but it wasn't horrible. Not horrible enough to not read, just a little bit weird I guess. 3/5 




4. After reading such an intense book I wanted something light hearted and fun. I'd seen this book randomly on Amazon and was super interested so I decided it was the perfect time to read it. Happy Place: Living the Disney Parks Life by Scott Renshaw was such a fun read for me! I gave it 5/5. If you are OBSESSED with Disney and Disney Parks like I am, then this book is perfect for you. He meets and interviews different Disney mega fans. Such as the one who went to Disneyland 1,000 days in a row, one who has ridden Radiator Springs Racers over 3,000 times and one who made going to the parks his job. Talk about a dream! These people are living my dream life. lol. If you're not obsessed with Disney, this book will make you think we're even weirder. But if you are, it may just bring a smile to your face!




5. Lastly I read The Four Year Career which is a book designed to inspire women who are in the direct sales line of work. Whether you're in Rodan + Fields, It Works, Scentsy, Younique or Monat like me- this book will inspire you! It wasn't really anything super special, but it did inspire me to take some more action in my business. 4/5



So tell me, what are YOU reading lately? 
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Alaskan Inn // Review

Two weekends ago, Colten and I went and stayed at Alaskan Inn in Ogden, UT. We had been invited to go enjoy a free night's stay in exchange for a blog review.

I was excited because we have stayed at similar bed & breakfasts before and love them! We love having a little getaway together. We stayed in the Kenai cabin and it was so cute. It's like a moose themed cabin and was so cozy.


They added a "Love Bird" package that included rose petals that went from the door to the bed, ten tea lights with matches, and chocolate covered strawberries. It was the perfect upgrade to give it a little extra romance!



The large jetted tub was by far my favorite part, but anyone who knows me knows I love my baths! I also enjoyed a bath bomb from the Inn and when I turned the jets on it turned into a bubble bath which was a nice surprise.



We had a blast. It was so romantic and the employees took such good care of us. The cabin was clean and warm when we arrived. They even had cookies & DVDs we could take with us to our rooms.

It was a great get away and we will definitely be back again!

Book online HERE or by calling : 801-621-8600

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Books Read in Jan 2017 //

I decided to set a goal to read 24 books in 2017 or 2/month. I'd love to commit to more than that, but honestly being in-between on foster care and such makes life complicated. Underpromise and overdeliver am I right?

I also got a Kindle for Christmas! I was so nervous because I definitely prefer to read actual books, but I knew I could save money and it would make it easier to haul around. So far I have LOVED it. I also love that I can "carry" my scriptures on it and it saves my spot. It's seriously been awesome.

So in January I kicked it off strong and consistent finishing 2 books! I started January reading a book about habits to kick off the year.


Better Than Before // Gretchen Rubin



4/5 Stars

This book is all about habit formation and continuation. Why do we choose habits, why they are hard to keep, how to make them easier and stick with them as well as some suggestions on habits we can make.

I think there were a couple of really good tips in here and one of my favorites is to make it easy to choose right. Plan your habits into routines you already have! Meet up with a friend. (But seriously, where are my friends who want to do yoga at? No one would go with me! LOL!) Plan ahead, wear the right clothes. Schedule the time in your planner.

I find this book really inspiring. I don't agree with everything in the book (mostly her low-carb diet push) but I do agree with most of it and it really encourages me to find ways to make my goals work for me!



Wild & Free // Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan



5/5 Stars

This is one of those books that has been floating around the Christian blogosphere for awhile. It was one of the first books I downloaded on my Kindle and I read through it so fast. I love Jess & Hayley on social media and this book felt like we were all hanging out at a coffee shop chatting about life and God and Jesus and it was beautiful.

This book is all about chasing the call and the life that God has for you. It's for you who feel like you're too much for some people and not enough for others. It's a reminder that God has a place for you, and no one can take that place. We were born to be wild!

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I am so excited for the books I have up next! As I'm writing this it's mid-February and I've already finished one book, but I'll save that one for a blog post for next month. I'm really trying to finish 24 books this year or 2/month! January was a win!


The Amazon links are affiliate- this just means that I make a small portion off your purchase for recommending it. Thanks for supporting my Diet Coke fund, foster care purchases, and more Jesus tees, because honestly, who can ever have too many Jesus tees? 





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Ditch the Clutter // Keep Your Kid's Art

My parents had 5 kids. I can't imagine the amount of artwork they must've kept, threw away, and said, "Oh I guess it got lost." Kids LOVE to draw, and parents love to see their pictures! But, unless you have a mansion, you probably don't have enough room to store every single paper and family portrait of theirs.



 

That's where Keepy comes in! Keepy is a new app designed to keep all your kids' memories in one place. Organized, saved, and privately shared. You can even describe the moment with a video story.


Store photos/videos of:
- Art projects
- Crafts
- Songs
- Plays
- Drawings
- Portraits
- Etc.


You have the option to share the photos/videos with family through email. Add their name and email address and then you can choose which photos/videos you want to send them, whenever.


Here's how to use it:

1. Download the Keepy app
2. Sign up with email or by linking to Facebook
3. Add who YOU are
4. Add your children (or the children you'd like to Keepy photos of/from)
5. Upload photos and create books



It's SO easy to use you guys! So pop on over, download Keepy and keep that New Year's Resolution to clear the clutter from your house. (But without offending the ninos)

PRICE: it's FREE to download and free to use for 5 pictures/videos a month or $9.99/year unlimited subscription.
AVAILABLE ON: Apple, Android & Kindle Fire

(This post was sponsored by Keepy app!)

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2016 Blog Recap

I'm 100% copying this idea from Kayla Blogs. I loved the idea and decided that even though January is almost over, I wanted to sit down and recap my 2016 year of blogging. It will be fun to look back on in the future.



 

BLOG STATS

Although I'm really not too concerned about numbers (I've been blogging for 7 years and don't make a million dollars a year, so... maybe I should be! Ha!) but I do like to track it at least once a year. I always seem to lose the paper I write my stats on though, so hopefully this will help!

Number of posts published in 2016 // 73

Number of sponsored posts // 27 (wow, almost half of my posts came from sponsored posts/review posts. No wonder I was starting to feel burnt out! I'm looking forward to some fun content this year and still sharing the occasional sponsored post of things I love!)

All time pageviews // 555,095

Twitter Followers // 1,717

Instagram Followers // 2,110

Facebook Likes // 769

Bloglovin Followers // 541

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MOST POPULAR POSTS

30 Quick Love Note Ideas //

This post is the Energizer bunny. It is evergreen content that continues to get 8,000+ views a month, which is big for me!

Let's Talk About Anxiety- My Story //

I opened up in this raw and honest post about my mental disorders and how I'm dealing with them, I've had so many people reach out in love with of this post and MUAH! I love you all!

Home Salon Gallery Wall //

I did a collaboration with Deseret Book and created a gallery wall in my home salon. It turned out beautiful and their gallery art pads make it so easy!

Grand Legacy At the Park Hotel Review //

I was SO LUCKY to be able to partner with Grand Legacy when I went to Disneyland in July. We stayed a night and I wrote up this review about it. Since then, we've had many friends and family book at that hotel and they've all loved their stays. Seriously, we love it there.

LipSense Review from a Non-Distributor //

I did a review of LipSense from Senegence back when it was just starting to blow up. I think having an unbiased review made this post so popular. Plus, everyone was curious about it. And... my collection has grown to like 15 colors since. Whoops!


 MY FAVORITE POSTS TO WRITE 

Let's Talk About Anxiety- My Story //

This one makes the list again. It felt so good to write it all out and click PUBLISH even though it was also terrifying.

My New Favorite Hair Care //

This is when I announced my Monat biz launch and it has been a blast ever since! I've seriously found the holy grail of hair care!

What I Hope My Young Women Know //

I loved writing this post. I had some amazing young women's leaders, but these are some of the things I wish someone had told me when I was a teenage girl.

When People Leave //

This post was far from popular, but my heart needed to write it. I was feeling so down because of so many people leaving the church I love, and I wanted to throw my thoughts out there.


MY FAVORITE COLLABORATIONS

Cariloha //

I worked with Cariloha on a few different posts in 2016 and I am OBSESSED. They have the best customer service ever. Here are my reviews for:
Towels
Blankets
Bedding + Blanket 

Deseret Book //

It was a dream to decorate my home salon with Deseret Book! POST HERE. 

Basalt Day Spa //

They were the best! My massage and facial were so relaxing and they were the best hostesses ever. Read my review HERE. 

Rescue Run 5K //

I loved being on the Blog Squad for the Rescue Run 5K! It was the greatest day and they raised a TON of money for Operation Underground Railroad.




So there you have it! May there be many more exciting and wonderful things in 2017!




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February Goals // 2017

January was good. Some of my goals changed a little bit as the month went by. For one, I canceled my membership at the gym where I was doing yoga. Honestly, as much as I love yoga it was not my favorite gym to go to. So I switched  to a gym my husband would start attending with me and we have been way more consistent since. If a goal isn't working, CHANGE IT! Goals are supposed to inspire you, not bog you down. I've changed my workout routine a bit which you'll see below. 

So I completed my February Powersheets prep last night and figured while I had some time I would share my February Goals. 

MONTHLY GOALS

+ Schedule next 2 dentist appointments. (This is something that has been in my mind for MONTHS. I need to make this happen so I'm just going to schedule my next two to get it over with.)

+ Set phone to be on "Do Not Disturb" from 9 pm - 8 am each day. 

+ Turn off social media "dings" (I've been meaning to do this for awhile, so I figured I may as well make it a goal!) 

+ Read 2 books

+ Write Monat Thank You's (I've been so blessed by support in my Monat business and want people to know how grateful I am for their support!)

+ CPR/First Aid Certification (This is a specific step toward Foster Care licensure. We are getting closer!)

+ Brainstorm sesh for my secret project (Ahhh I'm so excited. Stay tuned for more info)

+ Temple Date Night

+ Clean Out Closet 

+  Plan March Powersheets

WEEKLY GOALS 

+ Write & Post a Blog Post 

+ Journal (I've been slacking at my Sunday journal writing and want to get back into this habit) 

+ Write Colten a love note 

+ BBG 1 (I'm doing the Kayla Itsines BBG Workouts, but I'm modifying just a little bit to respect my body. I'll be doing 2 of the workouts each week!) 

+ BBG 2

+ Prayer Warrior Journal (I really want to spend some more time in quiet and prayer. I've been wishing I could do more to help the world, and while I know praying doesn't solve anything, I do believe that God has so many blessings waiting for us, we just have to ask! I'll also be asking for prayer requests each week, so watch for those!) 


DAILY GOALS 

+ Greens (Green smoothie, It Works Greens, Actual Green Veggies, Terra Greens from Doterra I don't care! I've just gotta do it.) 

+ Scriptures 

+ Skincare Routine (Still trying to make this a habit!) 

+ 10 Push Ups ( I have the weakest upper arm strength so I'm hoping this might at least help a little!) 

+ Biz Post (Monat, Salon, Doterra or Blog. Just something that spreads the word of the things I love!) 

+ Talk to God 

+ Kiss Colten 


Now tell me, what are your February goals! If you blog, leave me a link below so I can come read! 

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Why I Joined Monat- Even Though I Previously Hated MLMs

A little over a year ago I read about Monat on another bloggers post. I was intrigued, because as a hairstylist I had tried everything. I was using top-of-the-line, incredibly high-end, expensive hair care. I thought it was making a big difference on my hair, but I entered her giveaway for free product just in case. I didn't win, and I mostly forgot about it. 

I watched her continue to work her biz. Occasionally she shared posts about the products and also about the business. I kinda just sat back and watched, but the more I watched, the more interested I became.


When I finally took the leap to try the products, I did it for one reason only: 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. I knew that if I did not like the products I could return them and get my money back, it was risk-free! 

After my first wash I was hooked. I immediately signed up as a Market Partner. I figured, worst-case scenario I was going to get an amazing discount on these products. And best-case scenario I could make a little extra money to help my little family as we started foster care.

I honestly hated MLMs before this. I had purchased products from a few, and had many that I liked. I hated them because I felt like the selling of an MLM product consumes the life of the seller. I felt like they try so hard to sell that they come across as really insincere and pushy.

I promised myself when I signed up that I would not be cold-messaging people. Is that a way to grow a MLM business quickly? Yes! But it wasn't my style. I've taken a more hands-off approach and even though I'm not making $10,000/month I AM making money and making enough that it is worth it.

I saw the beauty of MLMs as I did my research. Instead of paying for millions in advertising, Direct Sales companies pay that advertising budget out to their consultants/Market Partners/sales people. It's not a scam, it's not a pyramid-scheme. In fact, often times Market Partners can outrank those they signed up under.

We have a great product. I've never used anything on my hair that actually helped solve my hair traumas. My mother, my friends, people I met on the internet are USING this product from ME and love it! People I thought would never buy from me, people I did not pressure, but I allowed them to make the choice.

I am here to educate not sell. If you have questions about hair products I will answer them, even if they are not about Monat. I love talking about Monat because I believe in the company, I believe in the ingredients, in the clinical trials, and in the before & afters that I share. I call it magical shampoo because it has transformed my hair.

If you have been watching and are interested in trying the product and/or joining this booming business, email me at brooklynjolley@hotmail.com with Subject Line: "Monat Love". I would be happy to see if this would be a good fit for you!



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SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium >> Review

If you live in Northern Utah, you've probably heard of SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium in Layton. It's conveniently located in the Layton Hills Mall, and I've finally had the opportunity to check it out. 


In exchange for a review post, SeaQuest has given me a free annual pass, but don't you worry because I always keep it honest here! 
























First of all, SeaQuest has a Fiiz Drinks station at the entrance of the aquarium! That is seriously one of my favorite things about going! Plus, with each drink purchase you get a free token to do an activity (or purchase some small trinkets in the gift shop) which normally cost about $2.50. So it basically makes your drink free! (Or at least that's what I tell myself LOL!) 

























I nanny my nephew 1x a week and I LOVE spending that time with him. We almost always find ourselves at the aquarium to see the "shishies". Here are a few of the things you can see there...

> Amazon Rainforest: Freshwater Stingrays, Caiman Alligator, Iguanas, Snapping Turtle
> California Coast: Giant Pacific Octopus, Wolf Eel, Starfish, Anemones, Moon Jellyfish
> Creatures of Light: Giant Scorpion, Axolotl, Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
> Mayan Jungle: Eels, Coral and Reef Fish, Brazilian Seahorse, River Fish
> The Boardwalk: Macaws, Doctor Fish, Interactive Activities, Exploratory Games
> Shark Lagoon: Grey Smooth Hound Shark, Bamboo Shark, Nurse Shark, Green Moray Eels
> Caribbean Cove: Cownose Rays, Southern Rays, Bat Rays, Blacktip Sharks, Leopard Sharks
> Egyptian Desert: Giant Sulcata Tortoise, Black & White Tegu Lizards, Coconut Crabs, Baby Turtles
> Pirate Ship: Yellow Tangs, Blue Tangs, Emperor Angels, Queen Angels, Lionfish
> Meet the Mermaids


And for additional cost you can swim with the Stingrays or get a Fish Pedicure! I totally need to get a fish pedicure soon. 

Another cool option is you can pre-schedule babysitting! For $5/hour you can drop your child off and do some shopping around the Layton Hills Mall while they take your child/children around the aquarium and participate in some super fun activities, just don't forget your Fiiz drink. ;) 


I am so excited to take my husband back to the aquarium and I love taking my nephew each week! My only complaint is that at certain hours of the day it can get REALLY busy, we went over Christmas break and we had quite a wait to get in. But honestly, that's why I would recommend the annual pass, because that way, if it's busy, you don't have to stay as long and you can come back as often as you'd like!


I'd definitely recommend the SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium, it is such a fun family activity, and absolutely worth splurging for the annual pass!  


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