Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Emergency Car Kit

September is Preparedness Month....and nothing like getting prepared at the last minute!!
Since it's the last day of the month, we're soooooo on top of things.

But one item that we REALLY think is important if you're driving to school, work, etc.
is an Emergency Car Kit!!

With cooler weather right around the corner it's important to be prepared in case you get stuck in the snow, get a flat tire, or get stranded somewhere and have to wait for help.
Check out this info from WSDOT to get your started on a simple Car Kit:

This would be an easy FHE to do with your family
or to even talk about during a YW Activity - 
along with maybe learning how to use the jumper cables or change a tire.

Most of all, just BE SAFE AND PREPARED!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall 2014 General Women's Meeting Quotes

Did you watch the General Women's Meeting?
Wasn't it great!?!?!

I loved each and every talk, song, and video.
You can really tell that it was an inspired meeting, the Spirit was just so strong!
And I felt some of the remarks were meant just for me, ya know?

We'll post some of our favorite quotes in the next few weeks,
but for now here are a few of the quotes that were shared on the Church's Facebook page.
Were any of these your favorite?

Back to School Tunes

Check out our list of Back to School tunes
from the Autumn 2014 issue!

If you go to the desktop version you'll be able to click on the links to listen!!
Enjoy...but maybe after school? Your teachers might hate us if you're pumping the tunes during class!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Deep Beauty

A quick reminder that tonight is the General Women's Meeting!! See you there!


Beauty is usually defined as your physical appearance.
And we've asked you with the Stand & Shine Beauty Challenge 
to look for that beauty, the outward beauty.

Today we want to encourage you to think about another aspect of beauty as your taking on this challenge because the MOST IMPORTANT part of beauty is not defined by your body.
Elaine S. Dalton calls this "Deep Beauty."

Watch this video to listen to a great excerpt from her talk Remember Who You Are! from the April 2010 General Young Women's Meeting.

Isn't that a wonderful reminder!!!
Our beauty lies in WHO WE ARE and not just what our body looks like.
And as we build Deep Beauty, it will also show outwardly.
Here are some of the things Sister Dalton said about Deep Beauty:

Deep Beauty shines from the inside out.

Deep Beauty cannot be painted on, surgically created, or purchased.

Deep Beauty doesn't wash off.

Deep Beauty is spiritual attractiveness.

Deep Beauty springs from virtue.

Deep Beauty comes from being chaste and morally clean.

Deep Beauty is earned through faith, repentance, and honoring covenants. 

We do need to accept and love our bodies. Be grateful for them.
The world wants us to be dissatisfied with how we look so that we will buy into
their ideas of beauty and fashion and happiness.

But as your take the Beauty Challenge, also remember that you have beauty inside.
A strong spirit. A unique heart and mind.
You are a daughter of God with great purpose and potential within you.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Studio C

K. All of you know that I'm a bit obsessed with Studio C.
I just can't get enough of them and happily their Season 5 starts in just a couple of weeks.

And since it's one of my favorite things EVER I decided to share with you
some of my favorite sketches for today's post.

You're welcome.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Take the Stand & Shine Beauty Challenge

Did you read our article yesterday about learning to love your body?
Well, we're all about recognizing the beauty that is in EVERY single girl.

And because we are so series about wanting you to recognize your beauty,
we are issuing you a challenge. The Stand & Shine Beauty Challenge.
This is not about how the world sees you or what the media wants you to feel about your body.
This is about recognizing and embracing the natural beauty that God gave you!

Read below to find out the details and join us in celebrating true, unique, and heaven-made beauty.

Share on IG, FB, or wherever you think the girls/women/friends/moms/etc 
in your life will most benefit.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Learning to Love Your Body

A feature article in our Autumn 2014 issue 
written by Kelsey Reed.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mark Your Calendar for the General Women's Meeting!

This Saturday at 6:00pm MST is the General Women's Meeting!
The last one was AMAZING
and I'm sure this one will be the same.

So get your mom, your sisters, your Young Women friends and leaders,
your neighbors, your classmates, WHOEVER and go! 
It will be awesome!

And you can find these pics and videos here to share on your own FB page or blog!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Spice Up Your Locker With DIY Clothespin Magnets!

We love autumn! Colorful leaves, crisp air, bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils...what more does a girl need to stimulate her mind and tickle her creativity? Why not make some awesome locker magnets! Here are some of our favorite ideas for DIY clothespin magnets, perfect for organizing all those photos and notes already floating to the bottom of your locker. Stick magnetic tape on one side and get creative! And don't forget to send a photo of your finished product to us at standandshinemagazine@gmail.com!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Pirate Party

Today is Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!
And who wouldn't like to celebrate with a day of all things Pirate?
Here are some of our ideas to help get your pARRRRRty started!

Add a little Pirate to your wardrobe:

Wear an eye patch. (Though probably not a school. Is that against some code?)

Red and white stripes always seem to scream PIRRAAAATTEEE!!

Gold jewelry. (But don't plunder it from someone else, K?)

Put a parrot on your shoulder. Who wouldn't like someone yakking in their ear all day.

Watch a Pirate movie:

Hook (PG)

Peter Pan (G)

The Goonies (PG) 
(Check with parents first...I think this has some swearing? I can't remember.)

Muppet Treasure Island (G)

Treasure Planet (PG)

The Pirate Fairy (G)

Peter Pan - the real person one (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG-13)
(Check with the parentals about this one too since it is PG-13)

Play a Pirate game:

"Walk the Plank" by visiting a local pool with a diving board.

Go on a "Treasure Hunt" by doing a fun scavenger for random items.

See who can talk like a Pirate for the longest amount of time.

"Hit the Deck" by playing some fun card games with friends or family.

Have a "Sword Fight" by using foam pool noodles.

(Image from Google Images labeled with free commercial use) 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pirate Jokes!

Tomorrow is Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!! 
So warm up that pirate accent with a few pirate jokes
that will be sure to get your matey's laughing!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's In Your School Lunch?

School lunch can be scary. We know.
And to help you out we're sharing an article from our Autumn 2014 Issue that
will give you ideas and facts about school lunch, home lunch, and making
 healthy decisions in both cases.

And check out the guide to reading nutrition labels too!
It will help you make smart choices when it comes to what foods you choose!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

He Can Strengthen You

I love this quote from Elder Bednar.
It reminds us that the Atonement of Jesus Christ has two parts:

1. To atone for our sins, allowing us to repent from sin.
2. To strengthen us and heal us from circumstances or experiences that come into our lives.

(We wrote more about those two components here.)

So remember that Christ wants to not only cleanse you from sin, but help you to live life to the fullest. To be strong and full of faith. Through Christ you can do ALL things.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Chocolate Milkshakes

It's Chocolate Milkshake Day! For real.
Would I ever joke about chocolate?

And to help you celebrate this AWESOME holiday,
we've gathered six of the best chocolate milkshake recipes around.

So enjoy tonight by making some chocolatey goodness with your family or friends.
Best. Day. Ever.

Moving clockwise from top left:

1. Triple Chocolate Shake by the Pint Sized Baker
2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake from She Wears Many Hats
3. Chocolate Cake Shake by Shugary Sweets
4. Kit Kat Milkshake recipe from The Penny Wise Mama
5. Chocolate Surprise Milkshake from Melanie at Allrecipes
6. Chocolate Raspberry Milkshake from Six Sisters Stuff

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remember 9/11

We just wanted to Remember 9/11 today by sharing our sympathies 
with those who lost loved ones that horrible day.
We want honor those who gave their lives trying to save others
and remember the goodness in the thousands that helped during the aftermath.

Mostly, we pray for a better world.
That all of us, no matter where we live in the world, can serve and love each other
as we all seek for happiness and safety and peace.

We have the power to make a difference.
To be the good in the world.

And we will always remember those who have sacrificed so that we can do that.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back-to-School Goals

Now that you have a week or two of school under your belt,
take some time to write down your Back to School Goals in your journal.

Is there a particular class that's going to need some extra love and attention?
Is there a hobby or sport that's going to take a lot of time?
Do you need to change what time you study your scriptures each day?

Whatever your schedule holds, in and out of school, 
make sure that you're focusing on all aspects of "yourself."
See below for the three main areas we suggest making goals for,
and then keep track of your goals throughout the school year. 

As published in our Autumn 2014 Issue

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grandparents Day is Tomorrow!

National Grandparents Day is tomorrow!!!!
To celebrate your awesome grandparents, here are a few ideas of something you can do
to show them your love and appreciation:

- Take a picture with them

- Make them one of their favorite treats

- Make them a card or write a letter telling them how much you love them

- Visit them or call them on the phone to chat

- Ask them to share some of their favorite memories of being grandparents

- Help them with a project or chore at their house

- Take time to do a hobby or play a game that they love

- Write down some of your favorite memories of your grandparents

Friday, September 5, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Funny T-Shirts

Funny things are my favorite.
Including really awesome t-shirts that put a smile on my face.
So be ready for a laugh with some of these hilarious shirts.
It's guaranteed to make your Friday happy!

I Read Past My Bedtime

Don't Make Me Get My Flying Monkeys

I'm More Confused Than a Chameleon in a Bag of Skittles

I Speak Fluent Movie Quotes

World's Okayest Sister

I. Like. How. When. You. Read. This. .....

3 Out Of 4 Voices...

My Life Is A Romantic Comedy

Don't Be A Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins

 I Hate Running
from Keep.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fabric Textbook Cover

A new school year means new books to carry around...not so fun, we know.
But it can be fun if you add a bit of POP! to your books with a cute cover.

Check out this fabric textbook cover tutorial that is featured
in our Autumn 2014 Issue from Sotak Handmade!
Making the outside fun might make the homework inside not so bad .
Maybe ;)

Click on photo to enlarge.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy September!

September is here!! Can you believe summer is over?
We know you're busy with school, sports, boys, and more
but if you need to add some fun to the month
check out our September Calendar for some great ideas!

On the 19th you can talk like a pirate,
or on the 12th drink a chocolate milkshake.
And of course the Women's General Meeting on the 27th!

Have a FUN and AWESOME month!

Calendar from our Autumn 2014 Issue

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Autumn 2014 Issue is Here!

Our Autumn 2014 issue is finally here!

Learn how to make button earrings and fabric textbook covers, or read about Individual Worth and ideas for value projects and activities.

Find some ideas for school lunch ideas and back to school journal prompts.

And our cover story is about learning to love your body. Take part in our beauty challenge, and tell us how it goes!

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