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#LoveBlog2017 Day 2 | Crushes

Who are your actor, superhero, religious, political, historical, etc. crushes?

I have had so many crushes throughout my life. Just about every grade, I had at least one. College was insane with crushes…I mean, it was BYU after all…women go there to get their M.R.S. degree (haha!). Today, for #LoveBlog, we are going to be talking about crushes.

But first of all, obviously my crush every day of the year is my husband, Justin! So, I decided I thought it’d be fun to give you my “crushes” in other topics.

Who are your actor, superhero, religious, political, historical, etc. crushes?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Reading Roundup | Jan 2017

Book reviews for Saints at Devil's Gate and Love Me True.

It’s a new year. I know a lot of bloggers have a list of books they want to read, already. I do too. It’s called, “all the books on my bookshelf that I own and have never read yet.” That was basically the same plan for last year, too. But, I love to include a library book now and then, or a book from Blogging for Books. I’ve even done some book reviews for Cedar Forts Publishing, which is a Mormon-owned (not Church-owned) publishing company. This month, I was actually contacted by the author or publisher of both books I read for Reading Roundup.

Book reviews for Saints at Devil's Gate and Love Me True.

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

3 Secrets to Successful Goal Setting as a Couple | Guest Post

3 secrets to successful goal setting as a couple. Goal setting with your significant other can strengthen your marriage.

Amberly has been a friend for years now. She runs a very successful blog that focuses on marriage, which is of the utmost importance to her–it’s what she got her degree in! Her blog has been inspiring to me to improve my own marriage and I love how she is able to come up with so many different topics on marriage for her blog. Today, she has gracefully agreed to take over the blog for me to talk about goal setting as a couple.


It’s a new year and with that comes goal setting and self improvement. Every year, I set goals to help me become the best me and the best wife that I can be. Some of my favorite goals to set however, are the ones that I set with my husband! Setting goals as a couple is just as important as setting goals for yourself and the goals that you set together will help you become a more solid couple. Goals help you work on the areas of your relationship that may not be as strong as some of the others. Whether you set goals together for the new year or as part of your anniversary traditions, these three tips will help set yourselves up for success when you do.

Communicate Openly

When you sit down to set goals together, you both have to be willing to share what is on your mind and be open to the things that your spouse has to say as well. Chances are, you will both have different ideas about what areas of your relationship are lacking and need improvement, but this is not the time to disagree. Discuss and write down all of the potential goals that you can set together and don’t say no to any of them too early on in the game.

Start Small

After you’ve got your list of potential goals put together, break the big goals down into smaller ones so that you’re not taking on too much at once. For example, if you decide together that you want to improve your finances and one of the things that you’ve decided to do is pay off all of your debt, focusing on the big picture can be a little overwhelming, but setting a goal to pay off a small, amount of that debt each month is achievable. If a goal seems too big, find a way to make it happen, one step at a time.

Reevaluate Often

Every month, I look at the goals that I set the month before and use my successes and failures with that goal to help me set the next month’s goal. You can do the same with the goals that you’ve set as a couple. You can sit down and look at your goals yearly, quarterly or monthly. Decide what’s working and what isn’t and use that to adjust the goals you have been working on and set new ones. Don’t give up on your goals if they aren’t working, find a way to make them work!

Have you set goals as a couple this year? What sort of goals did you set?
Amberly

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I Love Motherhood

Motherhood is the best thing to have ever happened to me. I can't imagine life any other way.

I always knew I would enjoy being a mother. But, it just happens that I love motherhood more than I ever could! I fall more in love with my son every day. Sometimes I wonder how in the world will I ever love another child as much as I love Rhys. I mean, I know I will, but it’s very hard to imagine.

Motherhood is the best thing to have ever happened to me. I can't imagine life any other way.

Cuddles | Rhys is at the age that he intentionally will give me cuddles. He obliges me all the time when I ask him for a hug or a kiss. But, the best is when he will just randomly come up to me and give a hug or a kiss. Every morning, we cuddle in bed as he drinks a wake-up bottle and I read the scriptures. His favorite thing to do after a shower is cuddle in the blankets with me. Nothing is better than the feeling of my son’s arms wrapped around my neck or his head resting on my bosom.

Having a Buddy | Rhys is my best buddy–I tell him that all the time. I love taking him with me everywhere. I enjoy spending time with Rhys, going shopping with Rhys, eating out with Rhys, going on walks with Rhys.

Watching him grow | It’s so fun to watch children grow and develop right in front of my eyes. Every milestone excited me–I scared Rhys with my joyous outburst when he rolled over for the first time. I just love watching him make connections and discover new things. It’s so much more fulfilling than it was to see my students finally understand a concept (and that was definitely thrilling)!

It helps my patience | I’m not the most patient person ever. But, I feel that my patience has grown since being a mother. I still have a long way to go, but I feel like I’m doing better every day. I don’t get as angry with him anymore–I still get frustrated, but I breathe in, close my eyes, and breathe out before talking.

Silly times | Toddlers are the funniest! I am so excited that Rhys is now at that stage. He makes the funniest faces and does the silliest things at times. I always laugh every day. Rhys can also tell if I’m feeling down. When that happens, he’ll try to cheer me up with being silly.

Sharing memories | It has been so fun to share in memories with Rhys: his first Christmas, his first trip to the zoo, sledding for the first time, meeting cousins, etc. I love being able to rediscover the world along with Rhys, as well as make memories with my child.

He is my heart | Justin and I were given Rhys from Heavenly Father. He is our flesh and blood. He is our heart. He is our happiness. He is the apple of our eyes. He is our pride and joy. We are complete with him.

Why do you love motherhood?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Golden Vlog | February 2016

I love doing the Golden Vlog! It’s so fun to get to know other bloggers–it’s more like a virtual coffee date than the “coffee date” posts because you see them, you hear them, you watch them!

This month, it’s about love and family.

February 2016's Golden Vlog is all about Family

Guys Behind the BlogJustin’s guest posts

February 2016's Golden Vlog is all about Family

February 2016's Golden Vlog is all about Family

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.