I Heart G’s

Growing up in an LDS household I was used to garments. My dad walked around the house in a pair of basketball shorts and his g-top and my mother would often wear them as pajamas. I always knew that one day I would have to wear them and I did not look forward to it, this became more true the older I got. When I started wearing a bra I once wore a camisole underneath to experience what it feels like to wear a bra with garments. Let me tell you, it was NOT comfortable. I also had never owned shorts to my knees and eventually I began wearing tank tops with my mom’s required 2 inches of fabric to cover my shoulders.

The more I wore clothes that wouldn’t met garment standards the less I looked forward to growing up and eventually having to wear garments. I told myself that I would get married at 26 or 28 instead of the typical young age of 19. By that time it would be more flattering on my body to wear longer sleeves and shorts. Guess what? That didn’t happen. I was a young bride.

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A Dose of Inspiration: CTR

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Choosing the right now saves you from all the hardships that can accompany the easier wrong. Not only are you doing the right thing but you are avoiding obstacles that would appear further down the road.

How to Look Cheap at Your Wedding: Shoe Edition

We’ve all seen them, that couple who thinks they are so cute and practical because they decided to wear matching converse on their wedding day. It’s so easy because converse come in every color (so you can choose the colors of your wedding, score!), you aren’t rubbing your feet after a day in high heels, and how adorable are the pictures that photographers take of the wedding parties shoes!? Well, I guess I’ll be the one to break it to you but, it is not cute at all. Some think, “no one will see my shoes so they don’t matter that much.” WRONG. There is a trend right now of taking photographs of shoes as one of the “detailed shots.” Not only this, but I guarantee that during some dancing, hugging, raising your arms to cheer in photographs, etc, the hem of your dress will pop up and people will see what shoes you are wearing. This goes for girls who think their southern themed cowboy wedding in Utah is a good idea as well. These girls have obviously chosen to wear *shudder* cowboy boots with their wedding gown. And I’ll tell you, it’s not cute. It’s ugly, and it’s the easy way out. There ARE shoes out there that won’t kill your feet at the end of the day and still look appropriate. This is your wedding day for crying out loud! Granted, I spent a couple of months looking for the right shoes and I still wasn’t completely thrilled by them. For those who are thinking about sneakers, you’ll be much easier to satisfy.

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Unite to Execute LuLaRoe

Recently a friend on Facebook hosted a party for LuLaRoe. In one of her posts she mentioned how she wears LuLaRoe leggings and t-shirts to class everyday, how she works out in them, how she sleeps in them, how she wears their dresses to church. Um, okay, if you can wear the same thing to the gym, to bed, and to class then you have a major problem. Basically what she said is that she wears work out clothes/pajamas to class EVERY SINGLE DAY. How frumpy and unflattering! (The whole workout clothing as running errands clothing is another topic I will eventually get to.) Also, their dresses are not formal enough for church. They are great for going to the beach because they look like cover ups.

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Desensitization of Television

I remember the first time two women started kissing on the screen in front of my mother and I. I was taken aback and fled to under the blanket to avoid the scene. Meanwhile, my mother let out a screech. We were just watching a show on TV. Since when was this allowed on public television? It used to be that you had to seek it out. Since then it has transitioned into something that we now have to avoid.

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A Dose of Inspiration: Habits

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The only way to experience the blessings the gospel brings is to act on faith. Testimony gradually expands or recedes based on your actions. It doesn’t appear over night. Each day you must conscientiously decide.

A Dose of Inspiration: Worthy vs. Perfect

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The whole Plan of Salvation was created because God knew that mankind could not be perfect. Because of this he sent his Son to atone for our sins. Being worthy means that we are striving our best and continually repenting. It is THROUGH Christ that we can eventually become perfect. That is what this life is all about.

Realizing What I Believe: Baptism

Being raised with specific beliefs and continuing to live in a society that primarily adheres to those beliefs can often numb the meaning. So it is with baptism. Growing up I remember attending each of my cousins baptisms. I remember kneeling near the font with the other children and keeping my eyes open throughout the prayer for fear I would miss it. I don’t know why I never realized that the “fun part” was after the prayer. Following the confirmation all of the cousins would run to each others cars to catch a ride with anyone but their family. Once everyone had arrived at the home of the cousin who was baptized everyone would race to the bathroom or a bedroom and immediately change into something more comfortable.

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