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Not Keeping up with the Joneses

My husband and I bought a house last year. Immediately, I wanted it to be in pristine condition with all the greatest furniture and a cohesive theme throughout. The problem was, we had bought a house, so money was tight. I’ve struggled with the fact that we couldn’t decorate it after my dreams for a […]

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Oh Happy Day

Now, people will say they either are or are NOT a morning person. But people who do not like the mornings can learn to! If you want to be a peppier morning person, there are things you can do to help set yourself up for success: lay a cute outfit out the night before, and […]

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Grinning in Gray Skies

Last week, I really struggled with being happy and finding joy. I could not sing “There is Sunshine in My Soul Today.” But on Sunday we were reading Elder Uchtdorf’s talk Bearers of Heavenly Light.  In it, he talks about night and day and the darkness and light—and this is where I started paying particular […]

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Love One Another

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the smell. It was almost impossible to notice anything else until smiling, tiny faces began popping up from behind the crib railings. And then just as quickly as the smell of 13 dirty diapers that hadn’t been changed since 7 p.m. the night before had […]

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the stars, moon, & more happiness

Sister Joy Jones, General Primary President asks, “How many of us struggle, from time to time, with negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves? I do. It’s an easy trap. Satan is the father of all lies, especially when it comes to misrepresentations about our own divine nature and purpose.” We easily start down the slippery […]

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What’s Your Life Motto?

I think life mottos are great to have—especially when trying to live your best life! Like, hello? Aren’t we all!!!? If you don’t have one, create one! The past few years of my life have been a rollercoaster, and trial after trial has molded what’s now my own life motto: “CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!” Let […]

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We’re Meant to Be Optimists

  Now that we’re into February, it’s time to get more realistic about goals. I feel like January is the over-zealous goal setting month. We’re going to accomplish ALL these things. Then February sets in, and we realize that ALL those things are maybe a little too much to expect of ourselves. I congratulate you […]

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A Happier 2018

This year when I made my resolutions of what I want to do different, change, or improve, I decided I want to be happier in 2018. photo source  Lose 10 minutes on social media every day – It’s hard, but put your phone down and step away from the computer. Take your headphones out and just […]

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