Sunday, December 8, 2013

Movin' On Up!


We are excited to announce Today's The Best Day has moved locations! Please visit our new website HERE to continue following my journey of motherhood, as we strive to make every day, the BEST day for our families! 

Sunday Thought - Christmas Time

Photo Credit to Jesse Blackburn

I love this time of year! I love that we have a whole month to reflect on our Savior, Jesus Christ! I love that we get to celebrate His birth and the perfect life that he led!

As I have been reflecting back on this past year, I have seen so many wonderful things! I have seen babies born and come into families that didn’t know it was possible. I have seen people fall in love and get married for time and all eternity. I have seen friends reunited, families come together and true happiness in others eyes. I have seen miracles happen.  But unfortunately, I have also seen a lot of sadness. I have seen families be torn apart. Couples stop loving each other. Faithful families lose perfect children. Men and women struggling to support their families financially, and many other trials we each have to face on a daily basis.

I am grateful to have a Savior who we can turn to for peace and comfort. This Christmas Season is a beautiful one… a time of love, kindness, forgiveness, service, happiness, gratitude, peace, joy and comfort. I know Jesus Christ died for us, that we might be able to live again in the presence of Him and our Heavenly Father!


I believe President Monson said it perfectly,  “May you have a wonderful Christmas. May there be love and kindness and peace within your hearts and homes. May even those whose hearts are heavy rise with the healing which comes alone from Him who comforts and assures. With the Spirit of Christ in our lives, we will have goodwill and love toward all mankind, not only during this season, but throughout the year as well.”

I am excited to announce that this will be my last post on this particular website as we are moving to a different location on the internet! Be sure to come back tomorrow for further details on Today's The Best Day's new home! 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

GIVEAWAY! The Charming Wood Boutique

There is nothing better than walking into a home with Christmas music on, the house smelling like apple cinnamon (my favorite winter scent! ALWAYS in my Scentsy burner) and Christmas decorations everywhere! I absolutely love the trees, presents, nativities, santas and stockings. I honestly believe you can’t have too many festive items around your home this time of year! The spirit of Christmas just makes me happy!  

Today’s Giveaway is brought to us by The Charming Wood Boutique! All of their wood products are one of a kind and can be customized just for you! From holiday d├ęcor to personalized name cut-outs, they can do it all!


Is this 12 inch, wood Christmas tree the cutest thing you’ve seen? Do you NEED this to be added to your home’s Christmas decorations this year? Well… it can be yours! FOR FREE!

To enter into this Christmas Tree Giveaway follow these simple steps:


 FACEBOOK:
(1) “LIKE” Today’s TheBest Day and The Charming Wood Boutique on Facebook.  
(2) “Like” and “Comment” on the picture on Today’s The Best Day’s Facebook page.
(3) “Share” the picture for an additional entry!

INSTAGRAM: 
(2) "Like" and "Tag" in the comment section one person you think would LOVE Today's The Best Day or The Charming Wood Boutique.
(3) "Share" the picture for an additional entry! 

If you choose to do both on Facebook and Instagram, that is DOUBLE the entries. 

Your name will be entered into a drawing on MONDAY, and my lovely assistant, Laila, will draw a name out of the bowl at 9am!


Good luck!

Friday, December 6, 2013

10 Ways to STAY BEST FRIENDS FOREVER with your HUSBAND

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Deal of the Day - Every Making Moment

This morning we were scheduled to take our family pictures for our Christmas cards this year and unfortunately, I have a very sick baby so we had to cancel! She has Roseola which causes bumps ALL OVER her body. Literally from head to toe! Have any of your children experienced this? It looks AWFUL... my heart just breaks for her! Here I was thinking I was getting my pictures done so I could send out our cards by next week... but with this rash, I don't think we will be taking pictures for at least another week. Oh well... I am late for EVERYTHING! So if I don't get my cards out until the week before Christmas, it is only normal! :) 

It is Christmas Card time! Have you been looking for the perfect Christmas Card design for your family? Have you been too busy to even think about sending them out this year? I have a SUPER easy solution for you today! It is a matter of a few clicks on the computer and you are set! 


Every Making Moment designs creative digital invitations, announcements and Christmas cards! Her digital designs are unique and beautiful! Choose a design and customize and personalize it to you and your family this holiday season! She will send you a digital copy of your card to send to your friends and family through email or for you to print! 

Starting today, December 6th through December 13th, Every Making Moment is offering Today's The Best Day followers 25% OFF your order

Go to her Etsy Shop and start browsing at her creations! 
At check out use code BESTDAY

Don't forget to "like" them on Facebook either! 

Good luck getting your christmas cards out this year! Hopefully Laila will get well soon and we can take our pictures so our cards get sent out before 2014! :) 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Service Challenge of the Month - DECEMBER

A NEW month, means a NEW service challenge! 

I love this Christmas season! The spirit of giving and service fills the air! I feel like everyone is a little bit more mindful of those in need and has the urge to help others! 

Have you ever wanted to serve someone, but just couldn't find the person who needed you? Have you ever seen someone you wanted to serve, but maybe you weren't prepared at the time to do anything for them? Just the other day I was at Wal-Mart and a young man with his wife and 2 children were on the corner with a sign asking for help. I didn't have any cash or extra water/food in my car, so I continued driving. I was sad. Something inside me told me they really could have used help this Christmas season. 

This month's service challenge is about being prepared! Together, we are going to be ready for the person that needs US! We are going to be waiting for that someone to come into our lives, that we will be able to serve! 

Our Service Challenge for December is called, "THE BLESSING BAG." 
It is easy and simple. It doesn't cost too much and is perfect for this time of year! 


For Thanksgiving, my family put 40 "Blessing Bags" together and we delivered them to people around Las Vegas who do not have homes. I was so humbled by this experience! When we pulled on to a specific street, the people flocked to us. They needed us! They needed our help and knew that we were there to bring them gifts. My heart filled with joy as we handed each bag personally to an individual. "Thank you" and "God bless you" were repeated over and over. As we drove away, I wanted to make 200 more blessing bags! There are SO many people in this world that don't have ANYTHING. Now is the time we can help them! 

 Here is how it works: 

What is a Blessing Bag?
A Blessing Bag is a special gift. It is filled with treats, kleenex, hand wipes, cough drops and other items for those in need. 


How  do you put a Blessing Bag together?
Grab a gallon sized zip-lock bag and fill it with items that you think someone in need would like. Here is a list of the items that we put into ours: 
- Kleenex
- Suckers
- Granola Bars
- Gum
- Flavored Drink Packet
- Raisens
- Jolly Ranchers
- Cough Drops
- Fruit Snacks
- Applesauce
- Fruit Cups
- A spoon
- Snickers 
- Crackers 
- Wet wipes 
- A picture of Christ 

We made so many we had a whole assembly line packing the bags! It was perfect and such a fun family activity! 



Once your bag is put together, print off this label and tape it onto the bag! Your bag is ready to go!


What do you do with your Blessing Bag? 
Put it in your car and keep it in there while you are out Christmas shopping the next few weeks. When you see someone asking for food or help on the corner, you will be prepared! Give it to them! You will have your blessing bag on hand to bless their lives. 

HERE IS THE CHALLENGE:
Make one Blessing Bag and keep it in your car! (Of course you can make more than one if you would like) Post a picture on Facebook and Instagram and tag Today's The Best Day or @todaysthebestday1 so we can see that you have completed the December Service Challenge! Once you give it away, if you would like to share your story, email it to todaysthebestday01@gmail.com

I know that if we are prepared and keep a prayer in our heart to find someone who needs a blessing bag this month, we will be put in their path. We will find someone who needs US... and we will be ready to make their Christmas Season the very BEST!

Deal of the Day - Mommy's Little Sunshine

Okay MOMMIES! Today's Deal of the Day is incredible... you just CAN'T pass this one up! 


Mommy's Little Sunshine is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas for all of their followers and it is UNREAL. EVERY DAY they are offering something for FREE, you just have to pay for shipping! 

On the first day of Christmas it was FREE lace shirts, the second day was FREE lace boot socks, third was FREE winter hats and fourth is FREE lace mesh headbands! 

These items are beyond perfect for your little ones! They can be gifts, stocking stuffers or just a special surprise for the holidays! 

Start shopping now and claim your FREE items over the next few days as we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas with Mommy's Little Sunshine

Don't forget to "LIKE" them on Facebook to get updated daily on their next FREE item!