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October 1: Where Would You Live #myperfectday

On my perfect day I would live in a place that is a mix of country and city.  I would want to live close to nature that has come to be so dear to me, (American Fork Canyon, my heaven, 7 minutes away)but also close to culture, diversity, sporting events and busyness that I also love. (Abravanel Hall where the Utah Symphony plays and Energy Solutions where my Utah Jazz play)I would want to live somewhere close to fantastic restaurants, (Samuel Oteo, chef at the best Mexican restaurant ever and Pizzeria 712, favorite pizza place.) a great Yoga studio,  (3b and Lifted Life Yoga.  My favorite Yoga Studios)an upscale whole foods market, (Meiers fine foods where I shop when I want something special, Macey's where I shop every...

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My Perfect Day

Coming up today, on October 6, The Living Room is airing a brand new episode called, “Who Do You Want To Be, and What’s Stopping You?” We had a great time recording this show and are excited to share it with you. To build some enthusiasm and momentum, we came across a fascinating exercise to bring us closer to who we want to be. According to Mindvalley Academy  we each have a “core identity” that holds our innermost desires, our greatest hopes, and our most cherished dreams. This core identity yearns for deep, meaningful experiences that are aligned with our true nature. One way to uncover and get in touch with that core identity is to envision your perfect day. #myperfectday...

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The End-of-Summer Ache

School starts next week. And my heart hurts about it. It isn’t that my kids don’t fight with each other. It isn’t that I don’t have those days where my three little darlings drive me insane. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy the bits of respite that school provides. What it IS, is the knowledge that I only get eighteen summers with each of them. And there are so many things we didn’t do. We didn’t go camping. We didn’t roast marshmallows. We didn’t sleep out in the backyard. We didn’t do all of the epic summer things that I had planned.  The hurt is the regret of all the things we didn’t get to do. It’s that familiar ache of motherhood....

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Once I was a Beehive screening, hosted in part by The Living Room!

  To all of The Living Room listeners in Utah and surrounding area listeners...this post is for you! We, at The Living Room, are so excited to be hosting & emceeing two screenings of the delightful new film, "Once I Was A Beehive!" From the people who brought us "The Saratov Approach" comes a sweet film based on hundreds of true stories about a Girl's Camp, the campers, the leaders and the experiences at camp that last a lifetime! The movie isn't released until August 14th, so here's your chance to see it early, meet some of the cast and crew, win prizes and of course meet us! It's a party!  If you're interested in attending, you must do the following: 1. Check out the Facebook group...

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The 12 year old trip!

I read an amazing book by Bob Goff.  It is called Love Does.  Chapter 20 is called the 10 year old adventure.  It was so inspiring!  Bob Goff takes his children on 10 year old adventures anywhere in the world to learn about life.  It inspired me to create our own tradition. It's called the 12 year old trip! On Hailey's 11th birthday we told her that we would take her anywhere in the United States (except Alaska and Hawaii.  We aren't made of money after all!).  We told her that she could plan the trip herself.  The world was hers--or at least 48 states were hers!  Our only restriction was that she would have to earn the money completely...

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God is Outside!

Yesterday was Rotten.  Just rotten.  Sometimes very painful issues from my past seem to find their way to the surface from time to time and in spite of my deep love for life, I hurt.  Almost unbearably so.  Can you relate? Last night was date night and I had agreed to go on a hike.  The Handsome Husband's love language is the mountains.  And so in spite of my rotten day I summoned what I could and headed to the trail. And then I found God. HE was in the wildflowers.  Blue bells, white columbine, fuchsia wild roses, yellow ditsy flowers, queen Anne's lace, Indian Paintbrush. HE was in a bird.  Its body was yellow with an orange stripe around its neck and...

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Another sock for Jesus…the cure for Boredom.

Any other moms feel this way about the word bored?  I HATE the word bored, and ironically the word "hate", but I digress.  In our house if you say "bored" you get to do a chore.  If we're being honest about it the kids aren't the only ones that get bored though, right?  Sometimes the monotony of the laundry is enough to make me curl into the fetal position and weep.  I thought this graphic was funny but it doesn't have to be true!  Even the most mundane tasks can bring us fulfillment if we take a moment to attach meaning to it. One Sunday in church a woman (who was wearing a bonnet to church which I thought was...

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Jump in!

I saw this great quotable online today. Wish I knew who to credit. Everyone's talents deserve recognition. I love this though. I'm jumping into a few new projects in my life. It's overwhelming and scary and amazing and a lot of terrifying fun. If you are in the same boat, just jumping in...Do it. Today is the day. Start something new. Start something miraculous. Start something that will fail.  Start something that will exceed your wildest expectations. Just start something. Love, Christie

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The Living Room- Launching in FOUR days!

I am so excited for this project to launch.  After a year of collaboration, it is finally time to invite others into our "Living Room."  You'll find out what happens when a roomful of women talk about the issues we all face and give practical solutions to all of life's challenges.  I can't wait to create this community! Do you ever wonder if you're the only woman who runs errands in yoga pants so it will look like she went to the gym? Or how about the only mom who feeds her kids raw cookie dough? Or are you the only one who “cooks” her family cereal for dinner?  Do you need more laughter and less loudness, more self-love and less...

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May 2015 Stitch Fix Review MY FIRST FIX

 It seems like I've heard about Stitch Fix for years.  And then one day, a few weeks ago, I stood in front of my wardrobe and felt sad.  "The Living Room" community will be launching in a month and we were doing promotional photos.  I had a closet full of nothing to wear.  Nothing that spoke to who I was and what I am about.  I went shopping.  I shopped for hours and hated it.  Yes, I left with an outfit I truly loved but I spent more than I'd care to admit and it took too much time. Enter STITCH FIX! That night I remembered Stitch Fix and decided that I would give it a try.  I got on the list...

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