Be a Marigold!

Have you heard of companion planting?  If your guess is "Planting seeds with your bestie," I'm afraid that's not the right answer.  But it is a lovely thought. Companion planting is the concept of placing plants next to each other that help one another grow and thrive.  I used to have a peach tree and I [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|21 Comments

What’s the deal with the seeds?

I'm a Laurel Advisor in our ward.  I love being with those amazing girls as much as I love warm blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.  That's saying somethin'. During the month of August, one of the suggested topics is "Why is chastity important?"  Normally I might avoid that subject and choose something a little [...]

By | 2017-08-22T17:54:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Find Stillness

Sister Holland said, “Meditation is the language of the soul. It is defined as 'a form of private devotion, or spiritual exercise, consisting in deep, continued reflection on some religious theme." The world can be loud.  I often long for and seek out moments of stillness.  I need them - my soul requires solitude, otherwise [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|20 Comments

Can You See It?

I talk to  my plants.  They hear me.  (At least I pretend they do.)  I believe my plants like hearing they look pretty and are doing a great job of growing.  During a recent plant-whispering moment, I found a beautiful surprise! Can you see it?                             [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Defining Moments

A year ago we moved from Lehi to Woodland Hills.  It was a tough decision to uproot the family and plant new roots in unfamiliar soil.  But this has been the most beautiful, fertile soil and lovely blessings have come from the decision to make a change. Parents always worry about their kids making good [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Leather Cuff Give-away June 2

This post is birthed from a very random thought I had this morning on the way to pick up my daughter from tennis. The radio was off. The car was quiet. Thoughts were floating through my head like a leaf down a slow-moving stream, when this one stuck. "I want to do more good in the world."  I [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|23 Comments

Favorite Quotes – Women’s Broadcast

For the first time in as long as I can remember, I forgot about the Women's Broadcast. Naughty, I know. Fortunately, I have responsible daughters and one of them said to me, "Hey isn't the Women's Broadcast on right now?"  We raced to the television and turned it on, listening to the last two talks.  Since [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Last Friday my husband gave me beautifully stunning roses for our 25th wedding anniversary. I posted it on Facebook. People seemed as shocked as I was at these uniquely giant roses. My Facebook page lit up with comments, shares and likes. As of last week the post reached 133,892 people. (Close to the number of [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Going Home

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue - Alaska's flag. May it mean to you The blue of the sea, the evening sky, The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby; The gold of the early sourdough's dreams, The precious gold of the hills and streams; The brilliant stars in the northern sky, The [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:56:12+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments
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