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Affordable Fashion

Today on #tdpyoutube, we're talking affordable fashion! I love a good bargain! I know my tastes change, I like to be adventurous sometimes, and I don't love spending a lot on my clothes. I feel like there are some staple pieces that are definitely worth the investment, but outside of that I like to keep it affordable! Let me know all your bargain tips in the comments or on social media!<3
XO
Sarah

Links to places mentioned:

Amazon
H&M
Target
Old Navy
TJ Maxx
Shein
Romwe
Jane
Groopdealz



               

DEALS on Shoes + Jeans

Many times when I get deals on deal sites, I don't have a link to share directly to the items afterwards because the deals change every couple of days! SO, I decided to post them while they are still available!:) Here are a few of my Shoe/Jean picks {and 1 dress} from this week! I've been going through and selling or donating a lot of things from my closet and it's been fun to freshen things up a little bit!
XO
Sarah

Shoes: HERE















JEANS:








Also! I saw this dress and loved it! I'm always on the lookout for a good nursing dress for church!:)








Daily Boutique Deals

Silly Saturday Video: Never Enough Nutella

Today's Silly Saturday video is sparked by the fact that Costco came out with its own hazelnut spread! Here's to hoping they keep Nutella in stock!;)

XO
Sarah



                

Pink/Purple Temporary Hair Color!

We thought it would be fun to do some pink hair for Valentine’s Day today on #tdpyoutube!💕 It turned out a little bit purple, but that's okay, because here’s to fulfilling childhood dreams!;) Hahaha. Also, I think Baby O has a leaky diaper every time she visits my YouTube Channel! It's tradition!;)


XO

Sarah


Color: HERE

Gloves: HERE


            

Stop.

I got to go to the Temple tonight with one of my besties, and it was so much fun! As I was getting changed inside the dressing room, I was hurrying as fast as I could! The Temple Session wasn't starting for 20 minutes, but I was still moving so quickly, probably out of habit. Then, a little but firm voice in my mind said, "Stop." It surprised me a little bit because I really stopped everything I was doing and just stood there for a minute. As I stopped changing at lighting speed, I then had the thought, "Slow down. Slow down." I was so grateful for this little nudge because I recognized how quickly I've had been moving without even realizing it. The Temple is such an amazing place to slow down. To meditate. To pray. To have a few hours of no distractions. It's such a good feeling. Then I thought about how I could apply it to every day. I started praying for ways to be intentional and slow things down. I came off of a day feeling like I had bombed Motherhood, and was also praying for ways to be a better Mom. It was amazing to me how my answers came in small ways-- in little thoughts or promptings, and they somehow all tied together. Man are that they might have JOY. I feel like there is definitely wisdom and joy to be found in slowing down sometimes. I am happiest with my kids when I'm soaking in, breathing in those small moments. I feel like it's also a huge blessing to sometimes "Stop." Stop everything for a minute and think about what really makes us happy. What brings us joy? And then focus on those things and find ways to weed everything else out. Such a simple thing, but just wanted to share my little thoughts from this beautiful place! Happy Weekend!
XO
Sarah


Happy February

Happy Month of Love! This guy is pretty dang great!<3 February is also the month where our oldest turns 6! That is CRAZY! Love my boys!

XO
Sarah



Sunday is a Delight

Happy Sabbath! Today, our meetings were focused on: family councils, family home evening, and making the Sabbath a delight; meanwhile, I thought I would be the first person in history to stand up and whoop a child DURING the Hymn “Families Can Be Together Forever.” Hahaha. {Yes, I'm 100% kidding. Although, that hymn was playing as my kids were being nuts.} Love these crazies! And love being spiritually fed. In Relief Society {a meeting for all women the 3rd hour of church,} we talked about President Nelson's talk, "Making the Sabbath a Delight." I wrote a blog post about it HERE, but I figured I'd share parts of it again since I love his talk! Hope your day was beautiful and full of family, service, worship, or whatever brings you peace, connection, and contentment.<3


"Sunday really is good for the soul. We didn't make it to church today, and this may sound silly, but that's something that is actually really hard for me! I love being at church, and with 5 littles that are so, well, little; I feel like the 3 hours of learning and worship really does refill my cup. Even though we weren't able to go today, we spent the day as a family and went on a Sunday drive. I've been on kind of a mission to really try to consciously make the Sabbath a delight, like the title of this conference talk!
Obviously with a newborn it gets a little crazy, and even during pregnancy sometimes it was really hard to get there and be prepared with being sick, but even just the little things helped. Things like setting out the kids' clothes the night before so the morning of isn't a mad dash. Things like knowing what we are going to eat for breakfast and having a quick plan B if for by some miracle we sleep in and don't end up having time for a fancy Sunday breakfast. Things like packing my bag for church the night before and making sure the snacks and doodle boards are ready to go. {We don't usually take any other toys to church, but then if we sit by a family with toys, my kids try to play with them, so I'm reevaluating that. Haha! Any advice, Mamas?} Things like setting my scriptures, iPad, and lesson manuals next to my things so they are ready! Things like making sure I have extra diapers in my bag. {Duh, but I've seriously had to leave before to take babies home because I've forgotten! Haha!} And also things like saying a prayer before church to get in the mindset of being ready to take the Sacrament. It makes all the difference when my mind is already there instead of muttering a quick one as the bread comes down the aisle!
Small, simple, and easy things that probably seem like a no-brainer to everyone else, but something I have to intentionally think about to be organized! Haha! And then, after church we love being able to watch family movies, give the kids naps, {my hubby jumps on that train, too!} and do something in nature if we can! I feel like one of the places God's presence is felt is being around His creations! And this state is especially beautiful for that!
I would love to hear what things YOU do to make the Sabbath a delight, no matter your beliefs or religion!:) Also, my hubby is home from a business trip, so we are so happy to have him home!
Have a great week!<3





I'd also love to add this quote by President Nelson, “What sign will you give to The Lord to show your love for Him?”

A few years ago, M. Russell Ballard spoke to our local churches about how it used to be called “The Holy Sabbath Day, then it was Sunday, then it was The Weekend.” That always stuck with me. What signs do I give The Lord that I love Him and appreciate this day set apart from the rest of the week?<3
When we had our first set of 3 kids under 2 1/2, Sundays were crazy. It felt like I spent most of the time in the hallway since two of them weren't old enough for Nursery, and it would have been easy to feel, "Is this even worth it?" But something kept me coming back. By some tender mercy, I felt fed by walking through those doors, even if I didn't catch all of the lessons. I knew that Heavenly Father saw my effort of getting kids dressed and out the door even when it was tricky. And now, with 5 kids 5 and under, I feel the same way. I'm grateful for realizing that early on with our babies, and the effort has never felt in vain.
It’s such a personal thing for everyone, but I know God looks upon our hearts, and if we keep the intention of having our Savior in the forefront of our thoughts and actions just a little bit more on Sunday, we will be blessed and have an increase of the Spirit!

XO

Sarah








               





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