Saturday, January 31, 2015

Think of Someplace Warm...

It's the end of January...and I'm dreaming of someplace warm
like this picture from our Winter 2014 Issue of Virgin Islands National Park!

What's your favorite warm place?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Favorite Things Friday: Winter Nail Polish

If you haven't noticed by now, we have a thing for nail polish.
Here are some of our favorite colors for Winter!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Good Works Activity Ideas

Need some activity ideas for Good Works?
Check out our list from the Winter 2014 Issue!!!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Be A Light

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chocolate Cake Day

That's right friends.
It's Chocolate Cake Day!!!!

And because we love chocolate cake and we love you,
we thought we'd share a few recipes that will help you celebrate :)

So go make something yummy and treat yo self!


This Chocolate Mug Cake from Table for Two
is an easy way to get a chocolate cake fix without baking a whole cake!

For an easy mix-it-all-together-and-be-done cake,
check out this One Bowl Chocolate Cake from Six Sisters' Stuff!

If you need A LOT of cake, 
check out the Texas Sized Chocolate Sheet Cake from Oh, Sweet Basil. 
I think it's safe to say that this is the size of cake I prefer...all for myself.

And who can mention chocolate cake with adding a bundt in the mix??
Here is a yummy and easy recipe for Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake
from How Does She?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Come, Follow Me - Service Principles for January

All of you know about the new curriculum for youth Come, Follow Me that is being used in your Sunday School classes as well as YM/YW. It's a great new program that helps emphasize class discussion, personal study, and following the spirit in your learning.

At you are being encouraged to use the principles that you learn in those classes to help you live the 2015 theme found in D&C 4:2 of serving God with "all your heart, might, mind and strength."

As you think about this, what comes to mind? Is there a specific friend or family member that you feel could need a greater understanding of who God is? That God loves them? That they are His child?

You can find many scriptures and resources that will help you gain a greater understanding of Heavenly Father and strengthen your own testimony of Him. Study and pray for that testimony. As you do, this will help you to be able to reach out and teach others from personal experience.

So, think about it. How can you help others to learn about Heavenly Father?
And if you have an experience in doing this, please share! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Have A Lazy Saturday

This is ME giving YOU permission to BE LAZY today.

You know you want to :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Things Friday: Crispy M&M's Are Back!!!

Can you guess what I'm thinking about today?

It's true my friends. Crispy M&M's are back and I just can't get enough of them!!
These are one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE candies!

I've been deprived of these chocolatey crisps for much too long.
And it's times like this that make you realize just how much you love something.

So if you see these at the store, snatch 'em up!

You won't be sad.
Happy Friday.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book Review: Merlin

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

3 Easy-to-Use Journaling Products

Journaling is something that can seem overwhelming. The trick is finding what works for you! Maybe your BFF can write novels each night in her journal but you're stuck at "Dear Diary." Take a look at the following ideas and see if one of them fits your style and personality. 

Before I share these 3 products that I love, I must note these are products that either I have used myself or that close friends of mine have loved. I am not being paid to write about them...I really just love them and wanted to share!!  

Happy Journaling!


Do you use Instragram? If so, Chatbooks is a really easy way to print your IG photos and captions. If you download the free App and create a subscription to Chatbooks, you will automatically be sent a new Chatbook every 60 pictures for just $6 each book and no shipping charges.

One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

This fun journal from Urban Outfitters is a simple way to include five years worth of journaling in one book! Each day has five sections - one per year. What a fun way to look back at what you were doing a year ago or more! And even though the cost is $16.95, it's not bad considering you'll be able to use the journal for the next five years!

May Designs Notebooks

For a customizable notebook you can find a great little option at May Designs. You can choose the cover pattern, add a monogram, and choose what calendar or pages you want inside. This is a great option for journaling because you could write a little snippet on the calendar of what you did that day or perhaps a longer entry on a weekly page. The prices seem to start around $19 and change according to what you customize.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Good Works Value Projects

Did you read our recent article about Good Works?
Today we're sharing from our Winter 2014 Issue some ideas for Good Works value projects!
What other ideas have you heard of or done for yours?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

For those of you living in America, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
He was one of the key leaders in the Civil Rights Movement and changed the course racial equality in America. You can find more info about him here if you're interested! 

To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on January 15th, the holiday is celebrated the 3rd Monday of January each year. (Find out more about the holiday came to be here.)

Many use today as a day to continue his work of service and peace - he loved and served and worked to build a better quality of life for everyone.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is an incredible example of standing for your beliefs
and to make change happen for the good of those around you.

We encourage you to learn a little more about him today and think about how YOU
can create good around you!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Play Me, I'm Yours" - Piano's Around the World

One thing you probably don't know about us, is that we love the piano!
Our mom had one major rule growing up: if you lived under her roof, then you took piano lessons.
That means we all had a few years of hating it...
but then we grew to love it and enjoy it!

So when we heard about this awesome movement called Play Me, I'm Yours
we couldn't help but share!

It's led by Luke Jerram, an artist who wanted to get free pianos in places around the world for people to enjoy. And they really are everywhere! London, New York, Sao Paulo, Barcelona, and more! (You can check out their site to see if there is a location near you!)

Most of the pianos are painted bright and fun! Anyone can stop by and play a tune from beginners to concert pianists, really anyone!

We love that this allows people to share music. To have fun with music. And bring people together :)
Check out some of the fun videos we found from around the world!

In Melbourne:

In New York:

In London:

Do you play the piano?
What's your favorite song to play?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Good Works

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 Mutual Theme Freebies from

Ok. If you haven't checked out the new Mutual Theme at you've got to!
Look on the Youth Site to download the theme video, music album, posters, t-shirt graphics and more.
All for FREE!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fun Facts About the Seattle Washington Temple

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meet Eliza Wells: Creator of "12 Weeks of Progress"

Our featured article in the Winter 2014 Issue introduces you to Eliza Wells,
the creator of "12 Weeks of Progress"! 
Read below to find out more about this awesome Young Woman
and how she's trying to make Personal Progress more doable for everyone.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Favorite Things Friday: Combined YM/YW Activity Ideas

Need ideas for an upcoming Combined Activity?
Check out our Pinterest Board for some fun ideas we've gathered!!!!!!

What have been some of your favorite Combined Activities? 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter Coats Under $50

We're in the midst of Winter and to me that = BRRRRRRRR!!
And a good coat is always a must these days.

If you're in need of a Winter coat update, check out some of these affordable options below!
Stay warm!!!!!!


from Bella Ella Boutique
priced at $45.99

from The Nest on Main
priced at $32.99!

from Old Navy
on sale for $30 right now!

from Bella Ella Boutique
priced at $32.99

from Down East
on sale right now for $42.99

from Bella Ella Boutique
priced at $39.99

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Setting Goals with the New Era

Have you read your New Era Magazine this month?
They share 3 great tips to remember while setting goals for the New Year.
Check out this article to help remind you how to:

Know what God wants for you.
Know that God can help you succeed.
Know that God loves you, even if you feel like you have failed.

Photo from New Era

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hot Chocolate Mix-In's

Today is "Cuddle Up Day" - odd day to celebrate right?
But we're celebrating it Hot Chocolate style!!

So grab a blanket, a good book, and make yourself some yummy hot chocolate :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Read the Book of Mormon in 2015!

Oh man.
School starts back up today.
The fun holiday break is over.
Such a bummer. Am I right?

To help you get back into the groove of things
(especially in regards to reading your scriptures)
we want to share an awesome group called Book of Mormon 365
that you can follow on Facebook or Instagram!

Each day they post a pic:

And those are the scriptures to read that day!
By the end of 2015 you will have read the entire Book of Mormon!!!
What a great way to get reminders and keep up on your scripture reading!

......And if you're thinking that since 2015 already started you'll be way behind, not true! 
The pic above is today's reading so you'll just have to read the first 3 chapters 
of 1 Nephi to catch up. See? Not bad at all.

So join us in the BofM 365 Challenge to read your Book of Mormon in 2015!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sleep Day....Get Those Zzzzz's In

It's National Sleep Day!

So sleep in. Take a nap.
We're giving you permission to sleep, sleep, sleep. :)

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Run For It!

We know many of you made New Year's Resolutions...or maybe you didn't.

Either way, if exercise is something on your To-Do list
check out our article from our Winter 2014 Issue that specifically focuses on running!

You'll find information from our friend Brandi about cold weather running and more! Enjoy!