Reasons I am loving Daily Burn 365

1. My first month was FREE
This was important to me because I didn't want to spend money on a program I wasn't going to be able to stick to. I liked have 30 days to see if it was right for me without financial stress. After 30 days I was able to confidently start my subscription knowing that this is the best investment for me.
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2. I can work out from home
There are many reasons this fits my lifestyle
-Saves me time. The time it takes me to get ready, get the kids ready, pack the kids up in the van, drive to the gym, put my children in the kid center (if the kid center isn't full) takes a lot of my time, and then when I'm done with my workout I have to do it all again in reverse.
-I work harder. I get self conscious in the gym but not at home. I wear whatever I want or don't want to. No one is watching me (except the occasional kid that wakes up early to cheer me on) and I don't have to watch myself in all those mirrors. The result is nothing gets in my way of getting ugly sweaty, red in the face, in my PJ's.
-Nothing prevents me from getting my workout in. Sick kids, bad weather, sleeping in and missing my class, these were all things that used to get in my way when I worked out at the gym. Now I sweat on Snow Days, I workout with fevering kids, and if I miss my morning usual I make up for it during nap time.
3. Everyday is a new workout with a variety of Trainers
-We all know it is important to have variety in our workouts not just for our bodies but to keep things interesting. This is my favorite part of 365 every single day is a different workout and I don't have to worry about any of it, I just follow what the trainers have put together for the day. A variety of Trainers also keeps it fresh and I love how it never feels boring or mundane, I know I'm going to experience something new to try every day. They also have other programs you can try but I mostly do Daily burn, on Sundays I try to keep it a day of rest and might do yoga if I feel like it. One particular day I found a workout just not giving me what I needed and so I chose another video from their extensive library and did that workout instead.
4. It is Live with familiar faces.
I love working out LIVE with the 365 group. This factor is what sets Daily Burn apart from recorded workouts you can buy. With the recordings I was always skeptical, they could be editing out breaks they are taking or mistakes they made, and even though I'm suppose to do the workout every day they aren't doing it with me, no they just recorded it once and are done. I have connected with the live workouts because the people you worked out with yesterday are just as sore as you and you can see them struggle to do some moves your struggling with, they are in it with you day by day and their are so many different people, men, women, pregnant, postpartum, skinny, not skinny, old, young, different ethnicities, and they all inspire me in different ways.

5. I can work out any where, no equipment required

 I usually workout in the morning, while my kids get ready for school, downstairs on the Apple TV. But I can work out anywhere. When Family came over I quietly worked out in my room on my phone, and when we go on our family trip, I'm going to take my iPad and do my workouts on vacation. I also like getting a great workout without having to have a lot of equipment. Where would I put workout equipment? and again it makes it so I can workout anywhere, anytime.
6. I am sticking with it
I was really concerned about being able to stick with a program, but because if all the reasons mentioned above I have been able to stick with this program. I have ran into two challenges, I have hurt my knee and I got a head cold. Both days I just modified the moves which they help you do, and kept going. This has been a big boost to my confidence, and that confidence boost has helped me with other daily things I am trying to tackle :)
7. I am getting stronger
I was surprised how much stronger I have felt since starting, even the difference in just one week. When I started I couldn't do a burpee, A BURPEE people, and in one week I tried again and was able to do it with ease. I notice everyday how much stronger I am. Stairs are easier, keeping up with the kids is easier, we currently moved, and moving boxes around is becoming easier. I have more balance, I'm standing taller, my everyday movement feels better. The first week I wasn't seeing weight results, but it didn't bother me that much because I loved the energy and strength I felt

8. I am seeing healthy results
The second week I started seeing physical results on the scale and my overall body shape. They are slow results 1-2 pounds a week, but this is the right way to lose weight and I've decided to be patient and enjoy the process, and can I say it again... I AM LOVING IT!

If you think Daily Burn would be a good fit for you try it

Also a huge part of my success has been doing it with a friend. We check in with each other everyday after our workout and I have loved that, so find a buddy or  go to Facebook and search for the group Daily Burn Friends :) your welcome to find a friend here

18 ways to be Thankful and Giving this Thanksgiving Season

Our family loves celebrating Halloween and Christmas, we have a lot of traditions and a lot of fun, but I've noticed my kids don't look forward to Thanksgiving, or really understand it's purpose. I've spent the past few months thinking of ways we can celebrate Thanksgiving and came up with many ideas for the kids and for me too. 
Here is one of my ideas

This is a list of different things to do to be Thankful and Giving this Thanksgiving Season.
I wrote one for every weekday of the month 

or a list version if you prefer to pick one here and there.

I will be posting each weekday of November on my Facebook page
Feel free to follow us there and share your experience :)

if you are feeling extra blessed and in the giving mood you can purchase both of these designs here on etsy

you can also download them for free here for the calendar and here for the list

Poetry and Soup - a Poetry Reading Party

A friend and I were talking when she confessed to writing Poetry.
I shared my thoughts on Poetry with her.
I told her I think Poetry is such a romantic art form,
and the writing and sharing of Poetry should be a more regular 
occurrence in our social groups.

and this is how this started...

We were afraid we were the only old fashion, romantic minded people
but we found quite a few neighbors who thought Poetry and Soup

We had a variety of soups; a hearty bean and ham soup, a warm minestrone soup, 
a classic broccoli and cheese soup, and a creamy chicken noodle
We also had an apple crisp and oreo pudding dessert. Nothing sweeter 
than topping off the event with these treats.

The gathering was delightful if I could have changed anything
I would have had everyone bring their recipe cards
to set aside their dishes, since I want to replicate all of them.

I didn't try to pen my own verse for this party,
Partly because I need to grow my confidence in writing Poetry
and Mostly because I had in my possession a Poem my 
Grandpa used to recite to us at family gatherings.
We believe his Grandma was the original writer
and he had such fond memories of her sharing it
that he continued the tradition 
and that is a tradition I want to be apart of as well.

Here is my family poem, it really is to good to keep to oneself

Once I had a handsome Beau,I loved him dear as life
I often thought the time would come when I would be his wife

His pockets how they would jingle, you bet he had the cash
the diamond ring, a watch and chain, and a darling Black mustache
Oh that Black, oh that cute black mustache,
Now you know I've got a Beau with a darling black mustache

He come to see me last Saturday night, stayed to almost three
said he’d never loved a girl as well as me
said we’d live in the greatest style, you bet we’d cut a dash
then he pressed upon my lips that darling black mustache
Oh that Black oh that cute black mustache
Now you know I've got a Beau with a darling black mustache

But o alas things changed for me, a blondie came to town,
my handsome Beau he fell for her and flatly turned me down
I tried so hard to get him back but away from me he’d dash
so now you know I lost my Beau with the darling black mustache

Three of the poems shared were penned by their owners and I think they should publish their poetry for all to enjoy. Other poems shared were these
If by Rudyard Kipling
this poem would make an excellent discussion piece
this poem is quite entertaining and quite a mouthful

I enjoyed myself so much at the party and I do so
look forward to dabbling in Poetry and penning something of my own.
I am quite excited to make this another tradition
that will add simply joy to my life.

I hope it brings joy to you to,  HERE is a blank invite with the images.

A Night with the Patriarch

For this Relief Society Activity we decided to do an activity centered on Patriarchal Blessings.

We started by asking the Patriarch in our ward if they would come talk to us

Then we gave the sisters an invite encouraging them to read their Patriarchal Blessings or if they haven't received their blessing yet to study about Patriarchal Blessings. We invited all sisters to come with questions. 

Also here are some questions that you can give to your patriarch to prepare

-What is a patriarchal blessing
-Why is linage important
-Who may give a patriarchal blessing
-Who may receive a patriarchal blessing
-How old do I have to be for a blessing
-How is the blessing given
-How do I get a patriarchal blessing
-How do I know if I’m ready
-How can I prepare
-When will all the promises in my blessing be fulfilled
-Will all the promises in my blessing be fulfilled
-Should I let others read my blessing

Print off the invite in Black &White  or color, HERE


Relief Society Activities Committee Planner

This is my most recent calling at church as you can probably tell by my latest posts. I love this calling! I love planning events and this calling fulfills me. On the other hand, my life is also SUPER BUSY. I have 4 kids and they are all still young and have many needs for me to attend to. I also have my relationship with my husband that I need to devote time to. I just find these days my time needs to be used wisely so that its not being taken away from the people I love most.

For this reason, I was hoping our meetings would be efficient and our committee has met those expectations. They are so awesome! For our planning our meetings we meet an hour exactly. We come on time, we end on time, and I just love it :) We have learned to be super productive in our meetings and this agenda will only help maximize our time together.

I was able to whip this up really quick. It has everything we need and nothing more. It is four pages front and back, has a lovely cover and a monthly activity planner page for each month in 2017

it also sports a page where you can list Sister needs that the RS Presidency and the Bishop followed by a space to keep a list of activity ideas you have. Also a page that has a checklist of things that you can go through for each activity to make sure you've planned all the details

This design is free, if you do decide to use this awesome design please share this post on your social media so others can use it too. You can get this FREE PRINTABLE by clicking the words Please Share :) Hope you love it and thanks for dropping by!!!

Frozen Party - 2 years old


I was recently clearing my computer and I found my daughters 2nd Birthday Party. I thought it was worth the share. Of course it was Frozen theme, she love the movie and the soundtrack was either playing or being enacted in our house constantly :) 2nd birthdays are my favorite because they get so excited about everything! and appreciate all the simple things. I knew this theme would put her over the moon and I was rewarded with so many fun memories from this day


For the invite I found this blank Frozen Ticket that I filled in. I liked all the spaces they had for information. I was easily able to fit everything on. Here is the Link to this adorable invite.


For the Decor we tried to use what we had around the house. I got some Sticks from outside and spray painted them white. Then we used Coffee Filters to make the perfect Snow Flakes. We filled up a few Balloons and hung them with some Tissue Paper Balls I made. I just crumpled up some newspaper wrapped some tape around it so it would keep its shape and hot glued tissue paper to it! SO EASY!!! I used a plastic table cloth as a table runner and set the food out. I also love my Chalkboard, it is fun for all occasions and can be used at any party or event. I was lucky to find that frame at a thrift store. I took the picture out, spray painted the frame Gold, and then spray painted the backing with Chalk Board Spray. It was cheap and well worth it :)


We had so much fun with the food, we had TWO requirements...
1) enough to feed us all of Lunch,

2) food my kids like, especially the birthday girl

We found lots of good food ideas online and made up a few have fun scrolling through :)


For the cake I went simple I found those figurines, printed off some pictures and slapped on two Candles. She couldn't have been more thrilled with the end product!

and I'll leave these special moments right here, eating cake, opening presents, and 
most important, saying THANK YOU to our guests

Thanks for Stopping by :) come again!

Service Auction - Relief Society Activity

For our Relief Society activity we decided to do a Service Auction, and it was so much fun that I had to share it with everyone!

We had the woman in our group earn points the weeks before our activity. This is the sheet we used

Everyone also donated service. Some people Donated Baked Goods - Rolls, Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cheesecake which took the top bid. Other things donate were....
Cleaning Bathrooms
Girls Night out
Family History Help
Photography Session
Chinese Lessons
FHE Message

I have the certificates we used below along with the sheet we used
to sign up for donations AND later we used it to record who took everything

After we recorded who received all the service. We passed the sheet around a few weeks after the activity so that everyone could get in contact with each other. 

Also that night, after we gave the woman who were on time their points, we had them total their points and just subtracted their points when they came up to get their certificate.
THE KEY to a successful night is to find a fun Auctioneer and Vanna White. 
Vanna White should model all the items even if it is just the certificate and help the Auctioneer see people who are less aggressive bidders

The Auctioneer should keep the night lively, fun, and moving.

Our Auctioneer was Witty and fun and made our night a HUGE success!