5 reasons to use the church's general conference notebook

Y'all we are officially at T minus 1 week til General Conference! Ughhhh it is totally sneaking up on us! But I am so excited.

Remember last time when everyone thought President Nelson was going to allow coffee and tea, and half tithing? Omigosh, I was smh the whole time! Like, lol it's literally doctrine, not gonna change. 
Like some wise person said with the #generalconference handle, the "big announcement" was that our Savior loves us. Yay! 

This probably isn't going to be the most monumental blog post ever, lol. But it's not about pretending I'm a famous person taking stances on issues and convincing the many readers on my blog. Haha, no, maybe this is just my explanation as to why I'm not making one this year. ;)

After realizing all of these 5 reasons that this notebook is pretty amazing, I thought I might as well lay off making my own and link to this one instead.


1. It's all printed out for you!

Don't you love having things in color? It's awesome, but not when you have to constantly replace the color ink. I think color printing is a necessary evil, but if you have a New Era subscription, you get to skip that step and just enjoy the book. 

2. It's free!

If you don't subscribe to the magazine, there's no need to worry. I think it's pretty obvious that it only costs money to pay for them to produce the magazine, as you can access all of the magazines for free online. The church has some really convenient options for you to print out your own copies for free - no strings attached. If you don't want to print in color, they have one optimized for black and white printing. If you want to fold it, they have that for you, and if you aren't into origami, just print out their other option. πŸ˜‚ Grab that free copy here.

3. It's well designed!

Graphic design has evolved so much over the years, and the church has gone right with it. Maybe I appreciate how good their resources look because I know it's a tough job, but honestly, they really do an excellent job on the fonts, colors, and design. It's simple but really nice. 

Honestly, I've noticed that their Ensign design differs from the New Era mostly in that the New Era has so much more pictures, fonts, illustrations, and designs supplementing the great articles. I think it's sweet that they would have people take the time to make such a cute notebook to use.

4. The church made it!

I think that we can assume that if it's made by a church magazine, some general authorities were probably involved with directing it somehow. I'm not discrediting resources made by those awesome Latter-Day Saint bloggers because I am literally one of them lol and we are just sharing our talents -- BUT I'm just pointing out that it is cool that this is pointing us in the direction of what the Salt Lake people want us to do.

5. It guides you to get the most out of general conference!

This is it. It's so simple, but really helpful in the pre, during, and post general conference process. It has a "fantasy football" General Conference game for you (though they don't call it that.) It has a handy lil chart of all the 12 Apostles so you can know who is talking even when you miss their 30-second name flash on the screen. And it guides you to ask some questions before it, take notes and receive revelation during it, and then go and do after the event. 

So if you're looking for an updated notebook on my blog, you won't find one (tbh my first one was pretty terrible) but what if there was an amazing general conference notebook right under your nose the whole time?


lds halloween quote #1 - never let fear decide your future


Y'all..... do you FEEL that awesome Halloween vibe? Omigosh, I'm soooo excited for it to be October, and maybe we have like 31 days or smth to go, but I am so incredibly here for it and I'll be releasing a Halloween quote every Friday.

The gospel doctrine I decided to pull from Halloween was all about fear. Just think about it - Fright Fest, Haunted Houses, scary peeps, horror movies, I mean somehow, there are people who actually love that fear in their system.

Haha, nope, I think I fall into the other category of those who just struggle with fear and anxiety as a part of life. I'm super creative and imaginative, but that can easily fall into catastrophizing when trouble is near.

Whether you avoid fear like the plague or actively go and seek it, this theme of quotes all about fear is for you. The first in the series is from James E. Faust. He says, "Never take counsel from your fears."

Who is that ... ew, creature... that always whispers to you "you're not good enough," and "you need to look out" and "danger is behind every corner" and idk all these lies?

Maybe Satan? And just a good idea in life is NOT to listen or make decisions based on him.

Our Savior, Father, and the Spirit on the other hand are the opposite in Their love and actions, and we can really go to prayer and ask them about what we need to do in things.

As the Bible says, "I was not given the spirit of fear." Fear is just not of Him. Period. As we really know the gospel, we'll see it's the gospel of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Well, I'm super ready to go put up my Halloween decorations and smell that pumpkin spice in the air. Ughhhhh omigosh I love this time of the year, and with Thanksgiving and Christmas on the way, there's good things to come.

If you have a sec, go check out and follow my Printspiration board on Pinterest. It's chock full of other Latter Day Saint quotes like this.

Enjoy your weekend!

one prayer at a time

Omigosh this is literally so random and bad, but, ok, I'm showing up with some printspo for y'all this week!!


I love how the lettering turned out, but then I stood back and blinked and was like "dang this looks like a Christmas quote" and then slapped on some strawberries to kinda fix the aesthetic(?) and ew, I tried, okay, anways, let's jump right into the quote.

I really loved last week's, so of course this week I gotta disappoint haha. No, if I never made bad ones the good ones wouldn't be as amazing. That's a better mindset. πŸ˜‚

But this quote is still amazing. Heavenly Father really does want to help you, but He can't if you don't ask! It also shows how He and the Savior minister one by one. They are really going to not rush their blessings, timings, and methods to really help you in your life.

Maybe you'll have to wait a while to get that answer. Maybe you'll have to wait a while for the end of that trial. Maybe it's all part of the system. πŸ˜‰

Enjoy your Friday!

kneel, stand, do


Woah. Another Gordon B. Hinckley quote. Yayyyyyy!

Okay. I know I missed last week's and a few others, and just, I am so sorry -- life is just so much more busy now that school is back in session.

Which is kinda related to this quote! Life is so crazy, but for just a few minutes, we can set aside it all as we commune with God and pray.

It's a good pattern for what to do. Heavenly Father ALWAYS answers! Maybe it isn't right away. Maybe most of the time it isn't right away. And, yes, sometimes it isn't the answer we want to hear. But if we aren't willing to go and do what He really wants or accept what He knows best, why/how dare we even ask Him anyway?

Heavenly Father really wants to hear it from you. He knows it all, but He also will shower down blessings and revelation as you seek to pray more often with more meaningful prayers. ;)

And don't just beg for things. He always wants to hear our requests and is anxious to help out, but maybe show a lil bit of gratitude as well.

Prayer is such a great gift to us, and I really enjoyed lettering this quote. Happy Friday!!

If you enjoy this quote, please follow my account on Pinterest. It only takes a second!

I'll be back with another quote on prayer (so glad our trials theme is behind us) next week.

new come follow me agenda in 2021

πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️I’m so excited to share these updated 2021 Sunday meeting agendas to help your Young Women’s meetings go more smoothly. I’ll show you each version/what it’s great for & my favorite time saving method for using a conducting agenda weekly.

The Colorful Version πŸŽ¨

Floral & feminine, this version is colorful and inviting for those conducting the meeting. Print this once & use it again and again. 🀩

Less Colorful Version πŸ΅

This edition still has the colors for aesthetic, but it’s on a clean white background to minimize ink. If you’re a minimalist, you may prefer this edition! 😌

Black + White Version πŸ”²

If you’re going to make multiple copies of this at the church, this is the version for you. Printer & copier friendly! πŸ“ 

How To Use The Conducting Agenda

There are several ways I just listed to use these agendas as you conduct—use one, make copies, print more—but THE most low maintenance method is what you’re going to find below! 😎

The Whiteboard Method

I learned from Destination Decoration πŸ€© that glass frames can be used as whiteboards and have seriously never looked back!! It's an inexpensive, effective and time saving tip. 

Insert your favorite agenda into an 8x10 frame, and buy/bring a dry erase marker with an eraser cap like this one. Then weekly use + write questions.

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This agenda may look a little different than the agendas you've been used to seeing. This has all been done to comply with the changes in the 2021 Lesson Manual--go check it out and it will explain how to use each section in further detail. I wanted this agenda to be as unified with the church's goals for Sunday Lessons as possible.

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Ready to get conducting? ☑️ The Sunday agenda links are coming up soon. πŸ‘‰Before you download & dash, I want to make sure you know that this is NOT the only resource I have to make your life easier as a busy Latter-Day Saint.πŸ’›To easily see & have all my free Latter-Day Saint resources at your fingertips, follow me on Pinterest! πŸ“ŒNow here's the promised PDF in English & EspaΓ±ol. Happy reminding! 

new product in the come follow me lineup!!

well, you all excited to see what I've been working on the past few weeks?

I'm so ready to share the latest lesson help bundle I've made -- "Why Do We Need the Book of Mormon?" and can confidently say that it is the best one yet.

I know the creation of these has been a lil slow, but I'm pretty busy so I usually only make these when I am teaching the lesson in class!

It's convenient for that reason, but also because it lets me test out the activities that I am planning and see if the girls really like them or get them. I also set pretty high standards for my lessons - they have to be cute and fun - so you can know that I am really planning and sharing these activities.

If I thought of an activity idea that was cringey or dumb, then I wouldn't share it with the class or, conversely, put it in the packet. Period.

So, after teaching the lesson two weeks ago, it is finally up on the shop, ready for anyone needing a little extra help on the lesson, and you can instantly access lots of helpful resources with your purchase.

GIRL, WHY DID YOU MAKE A PAID LESSON HELP? C'MON!

I know I'm pretty big on things being free! And that is why I have so many freebies on this blog. You can pretty much find freebies in every category, and freebies for things other people would probably make you shell out a lil cash for.

But when it comes to planning lessons, I don't want to give you a half-baked idea, or a little lame handout that I wasn't super motivated to create. I usually spend 2-3 weeks on these, and I'm happy to list them at affordable prices ($3) but some things are so amazing that there's no way I could just give them away!

Most lesson kits are $5-6, and mine are $3 with even more content and ideas than the average one, so I think it's a pretty fair bargain! When you purchase anything from my shop, I want you to know that I pack value into every listing I create. The more expensive, the more time and labor went into it and (consequently) it is just that much more amazing!😁

Now enough polite ranting. I'm excited to have this in the shop, and I will release a few free lesson helps eventually to help you get a taste of how much is in each of the kits.


After a while of poring over every church resource, I could find about this subject, I realized that every idea they had fell under five categories.

It is another testament of Jesus Christ, it is a firm foundation for our testimonies, it has principles that can help us every day in our lives, it is a true book written especially for our day, and it contains the fullness of the gospel and truths that other religions have lost or never gotten their hands on! 

I then, with some guidance and prayer, created fun activities for each one and the packet you see below! πŸ˜‰

Check out the pictures below to get an idea of what comes in the packet.


An overview of what you get, and don't think everything in the packet is limited to that little picture! There are lots of pages, and detailed instructions so you understand everything about the awesome ideas.


I just have to say, these activities are all SO fun and amazing! Maybe I'm biased, but I loved creating them all. And, idk, maybe what one young woman thinks is fun another young woman will also think is fun? πŸ˜‰ When I taught, we have time to do two activities, you probably won't have time for all of them either. It's awesome because there are so many activities, you have to choose which ones NOT to do!


I have included a lesson notes sheet, the agenda I used, and some planning pages for you to study the resources, plan what exactly to do and when, make your own lesson outline, and get those creative juices flowing! Now, I must say, you don't have to do any of the personal study activities to enjoy the packet. Anyone needing last-minute help with a lesson will be totally fine. But if you want to or have time to, I've provided ways for you to study beforehand.


And I have adorable fun things to make the lesson supercute. That's it, y'all. Hopefully, I am able to share some more lesson helps soon, but that is all. 

Check out the listing I've rambled on about right here, on my Etsy shop. If you want to help support what we do for free, please favorite the shop or follow our Pinterest. It should take 2-5 seconds!

Good luck with any lessons in your future!

when you're given more than you can stand, kneel


Hey, everyone, I'm back with another hand-lettered quote. I love this one because you really can't control what things life throws your way. Like, "Oh, no, I don't want this trial, you go ahead and take it back, thanks." 

There are two things that are constant in our lives: trials, and Heavenly Father's presence and love. And it's a good thing that we have both, because without trials we would never learn and grow, and without our Father in Heaven we wouldn't able to get through the said trials.

He is always there, and it's never too late to start contacting Him now. 

When trials come our way, we can cross our arms, or fold them. But don't take my word for it! Pin this quote, share it with anyone who is going through a tough spot, and most importantly, try it for yourself.

2020 youth theme roundup post



How did this even start?!? Right after the church released the theme, I made a simple design to go with it. It then spiraled into 3, 5...now you can grab 7 free theme posters here!

If you enjoy all of these free resources, please know there are dozens more to make your life easier as a busy Latter-Day Saint. To see & have all my free resources at your fingertips, follow me on Pinterest! 

7&6. the aesthetic go and do theme


This one was a lil bit of a toughie to design! I liked a certain thing, I had feedback to change other design elements, so I ended up including the original and the refined design for you to enjoy.

5. the minimalist's design



I really like how simple and clean this design became. It's especially good for those wanting the full 1 Nephi 3:7 on the printable. And I made it with a gender-neutral design, this could possibly be used put on display near where people hold mutual.


4. the shoes design


I felt so professional putting on my Converse, trying a bunch of different poses for the shoes, and then rendering them digitally on my computer. I mean, it's the thought -- and effort -- that counts in this design.

3. the hot air balloon design



I just love this color palette and the lettering on this hot air balloon. Stunning, I know. Lol, I just really am proud of how this one turned out.

2. the traffic light design



This one has been so popular! I mean, Latter-Day Saints love their traffic light baptism devotionals, so it only makes sense that they would like the related printable, right?

1. the woman. the myth. the legend... ROSIE THE RIVETER



This design is THE OG, the first 2020 print released, and I just love how it represents the Church's women. We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves, and get to WORK.

You May Also Like: 2021 Theme Resources

I hope these posters help! Best of luck in this new year.

i promise this is the final 2020 theme post

Well, hallelujah, I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!! Y'all I am so excited to share this adorable aesthetic design... featured below.  I may do a roundup post, but other than, I think we are good for the new year. Stay tuned for -- finally -- some new content on the blog.



Be sure to follow my 2020 board on Pinterest. With it being so early in the 2020 year (because we aren't even there yet! πŸ˜‚) searches for the 2020 mutual theme won't produce relevant options because so little content has been created yet. But I've cherry picked the best free or inexpensive 2020 options for you, all on this 2020 themed board.

You May Also Like: 2021 Theme Resources

There are actually two designs, so print whichever you prefer here, and this is it for the 2020 mini poster posts! I hope these help you with your callings & implementing the theme!