The Blessings of Serving a Mission – Throwback

The following is a long letter I wrote home for my dad to read at a youth Mini Mission devotional. He asked me to share with the youth the blessings of serving a full time mission. I'm doing this throwback post partly to save it somewhere, but also to maybe share it with someone who [...]

Getting to Know Annie Young

Hello friends! I have been working on this post for a long time. Then life got busy and I didn't get it finished, but I've been so excited to share this with you!! Today is the first installment of a new series I am so pumped to be writing. In this series I will highlight [...]

Ask Your Spouse Challenge

Hey everybody! I have a few new readers, so I thought I would do a little getting to know the blogger post. I asked Alex to answer the following questions about me and typed his first answer! It was a fun little activity to do together and some of his answers really made me laugh! [...]

An Afternoon At Silver Lake

There's a place in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah called "Silver Lake." I've been going there since I was a young girl. It's a lovely location just 20 minutes from Salt Lake. There's a beautiful path that goes around the lake that is very accessible. It's a lovely place for a nature walk. This place became [...]

How To Break Dating Rules and Find the One

Hey everybody!! My husband and I are in an interesting position in our lives. My husband was the very last of all his close friends to get married. I was the very first of my close friends to get married. That means that my husband has gotten a lot of dating advice and I have [...]

My Current Soundtrack

I don't know about y'all, but I love finding new music to enjoy! I love to make seasonal playlists as I discover new music that I'm loving. Here are some awesome titles I've had on repeat this summer! Have It All - Jason Mraz Rise Up - Imagine Dragons Mi Fiesta - Alex Campos Honey, [...]

How To Have Financial Freedom (No Matter How Much Money You Make)

Hello friends!! If you're anything like I used to be, money is an uncomfortable, horrible topic that you absolutely do not want to talk about. I hear you. I used to feel like my paycheck was gone before it even hit my bank account. Between school, rent, groceries, and gas I just always felt there [...]

2018 Summer Recap

Okay y'all, to be honest I am not entirely sure where to start with this post. This is one of those "lifestyle" posts that I want to write as almost a little journal of sorts. But the thing is that when I look back on my summer and try to come up with all the [...]

A Letter to the Single Me

Photo credit: Elise and Co. Photography Dear Single Natalie, Right now you're in the middle of the dating scene, holding out hope that you'll meet "the one." Well I'm here on the other side, 13 months married to a wonderful man. We even have a son who just turned 3 months old! I've been thinking [...]