12 Scriptures Worth Your Time to Memorize in 2017 {Printables}

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If 2017 is your year to find verses to memorize, the following 12 scriptures to memorize are good ones to learn. I hate to admit it but I need to step up my spiritual game. I lost my way a bit last year.  It was a hard year, personally.  But I feel like I'm finally back on the path.  I just need something fun and exciting to keep me going.  I need a way to focus my gospel learning. And preferably a way that includes my kids. We made huge strides this year towards regular family prayer and scripture study, even if many included fidgeting while Dad read a few verses from the Bible or Book of Mormon every night. But I was ...

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The Spender VS The Saver: How to Keep the Peace During the Holidays

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When one is the spender and the other is a saver it makes marriage rough, especially during the holiday Christmas shopping season! Great tips for making it work and keeping the peace.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If there is one area of almost constant contention in my marriage, it is over money. Not a big shocker, is it? Most married couples fight over money. Money Magazine's survey found that 70% of married couples argue about money. In our marriage I am the anti-spender. I pretty much hate spending money in any form or activity, and think everything is too expensive. I love free stuff, cheap stuff, and deals. Coupons are friends, as are cash back rewards. My husband is the spender. He doesn't see the monetary cost, he only ...

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After Dinner Clean Up: 7 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

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Great tips on some important cleanup to do before bed so you don't feel quite so overwhelmed in the morning!

Whether you're planning a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for family and friends one thing is certain: when all the guests have gone you'll be left with a bit of a mess! While it's very tempting to just close the kitchen door and go to bed, it's really not nice to come back to that mess in the morning. Here's seven thing you can do at the end of the party so that you wake up to a clean and tidy kitchen the next day. After Dinner Clean Up: 7 Things to Do Before Bed 1. Store your leftovers. Put snacks and nibbles back into their packets and boxes, and store any leftovers in plastic containers in the fridge. This is one ...

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How to Make Your Own Year of Dates Gift

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How to create "A Year of Dates" Gift for your loved one this Valentine's Day. whatsupfagans.com

Creating a Year of Dates gift is one of my favorite gifts to give to my husband for occasions like Valentine's Day, our Anniversary, or for Christmas.  May I suggest if you want a killer gift to give to your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend, then you should give them a year of dates all pre-planned ahead of time so that you can spend an incredible year dating each other both on dates out and date nights at home. A Year of Dates Gift I suggest planning twenty-four dates, twelve date nights at home, and twelve date nights out, one of each for every month of the year.  Planning out dates eliminates the ever annoying ...

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No Eating Out for Two Month Challenge

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No Eating Out Challenge (2 Months) - How to go without eating out and hitting the drive thru!

My husband and I, in order to cut expenses and be healthier, have often made no eating out goals and challenges (see THIS post about how we like to challenge ourselves). But, most of our eating out goals were short-lived and short-sighted. Limiting Eating Out For a while we had a goal of only eating out once a month. But, this was hard when we'd eat out early in the month and then regret it later on, when we were out and about, and starving, cursing ourselves for eating out already or breaking our once a month goal, just this once. Other times it was more of a mental challenge, though not a specific goal, of avoiding those ...

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Why do I yell at my children? Resolving to Overcome My Anger

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I'm a lousy yeller, so why do I yell at my children? I don't like yelling. I resolve to change my reaction to my anger as a parent. whatsupfagans.com

One of my least favorite things about parenting is the amount of yelling I do. I yell to get my child's attention. I yell at them just before they hurt themselves. I yell at them when they make dumb choices. I yell at them to be quiet (good example there Mom!). I yell at them to go somewhere else for a minute. I yell at them to clean up, to hurry up, to stop, to go play, to get dressed, to walk. And I don't really love it so much. So, why do you I yell at my children? Especially when I am a lousy yeller. I am a lousy yeller because I suck at yelling. I'm no good at it. When I start yelling, the thoughts stop flowing and my words ...

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Living Each Day Better – Challenging Ourselves

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It is our duty to try to be perfect. Challenge yourself to live each day better. Plan. Strive. Fail. Repeat. whatsupfagans.com

My husband and I like to evaluate ourselves fairly regularly.  We know we are flawed, imperfect people, and that there is always much room for improvement in our lives. We try hard not to be stuck in ruts or in our own (stubborn) ways. Essentially, we are always trying to live each day better. We fail. And fail some more. But, we keep trying. Living Each Day Better And I guess that's why I love making goals and I love making New Year's Resolutions.  I'm not in the camp of "Why make goals and resolutions if you know you're just going to break them, when you are just going to fail." I think that's rubbish.  Just because I will not ...

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Indiana State Museum: Celebration Crossing

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Santa Smiling at Celebration Crossing #ISMCelebration

I love living in a big city; there's always something to do! And that is especially true around the Holidays!  Last year for our family's 25 Days of Christmas Advent calendar, I included lots of local events and activities for us to do.  One of those was "Trumble the Train Saves the Day," a short Holiday play for kids, at the Indiana State Museum. It was the first time (and only time) we've been inside the Indiana State Museum.  And I know I definitely wanted to check our more of it, especially as they have so many fun Christmas activities going on each winter.  This year we're going to check out more of the Indiana State Museum's ...

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