Category: Reviews

How to Improve your Pinterest Strategy

When I first started blogging, I couldn’t figure out how to hide a Pinterest pin and add a description that would show up. My posts were feeling crowded with all of my additional pins and the description seemed to disappear when I included it in the actual description box. I started adding the description to the Alt-text box until I …

The Power of Passion and Perseverance: Grit

Have you ever considered what grit really is? Our mind’s eye sees the “mastery” of others and often mistake what seems to come naturally as an innate ability, talent, or genius. The truth is there is a lot of hard work and grit behind achieving anything worthwhile. Dr. Angela Duckworth, the leading grit expert, has a long list of accolades …

||Review|| Stitch-Fix: A New Way of Shopping

Honestly, my closet was looking a little too much like a walk through Costco. Not that it was bad – it just wasn’t unique. Getting to the mall or making time for clothes shopping just wasn’t happening.  I think my husband was getting tired of the frumpy look because for Christmas got me a Stitch-Fix gift card.  When I’ve mentioned …

||Book Review|| Certain Women

I remember hearing Linda K. Burton deliver her talk about Certain Women in April of 2017. Not to be confused as a reference to a specific woman, her message rang true to women who were certain in what they knew to be true. What a fun discovery to find her talk as a beautiful hardback book. Full of bright colors …

||Book Review|| The Book of Forgiving

Years ago I was on a road trip with a friend. Long hours in the car allowed for some deep conversation. Her husband had wronged her and she had been struggling with all it entailed.  The question we spent hours discussing was: How do I forgive? Being familiar with forgiveness from the vantage point of needing it every day I …

||Book Review|| The Gospel at 30,000 Feet

I’ve always loved analogies and the way they teach a principle.  Personally, I’m partial to bicycle analogies, but who couldn’t help but love the way Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf draws on his real-life experiences from flying and connects them with life in a way we can all relate.  So when Deseret Book provided a chance to review his recently released …

A Sacred Christmas – Review

Christmas is a time for gathering family, expressing our gratitude, and giving from our heart. My senses come alive with the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.  I recently had the opportunity to review Garth Smith’s newest CD “A Sacred Christmas,” and it made me feel the excitement of Christmas coming on.   As an LDS Pianist, Garth specializes in original …

||Book Review|| Among the Lesser Gods

I’ve had the book,  Among the Lesser Gods, on my nightstand for about four months. It was not for the lack of time or desire, but it was the selected read for my book group’s September meeting.  I reluctantly allowed it to wait in my growing stack of books, but the wait was oh so worth it! “Tragedy and blessing. …