Switch-a-Witch

When we were on the GAPS diet 100% and detoxing our bodies, it was just a few months before Halloween.  I was speaking to my friend about what she does during Halloween since candy is a total no-no and really it isn't good for any of us.  She mentioned something they called the "Switch-a-Witch."  I […]

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LDS Blog Train “I Know the Scriptures are True”

This month's blog train was inspired by the LDS Primary's theme for 2016 "I know the scriptures are true."  As I was pondering the theme, I thought about what it means to know something.  According to the Webster dictionary online it says that to "know" means: to have (information of some kind) in your mind […]

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How to Draw a Witch with the Letter “G”

Happy Halloween from 20 years ago! What are some of your favorite Halloween memories?  One of my favorite memories happened 20 years ago when I was a Senior in High School.  I grew up in Southern California and I was on the Varsity Volleyball team.  A couple of my volleyball buddies decided that we should […]

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Eyeballs and Fried Brains

From Nani's Notes:  "Nothing gives you a better day on Halloween than a good hair day.  Make sure you use a lot of 'scare-spray.'"  The fear factor of Halloween was not normally my forte.  Ghouls, goblins, bats, black cats and bloody scary stuff never appealed to me.  When I was about 12 years-old, I broke […]

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Are you infected with this universal disease?

What if we were all infected with a disease that was so contagious that just sitting in the same room would infect anyone that entered?  How could it be cured?  What steps would we take to keep ourselves from those infected by the disease and protect not only ourselves but also our family from contracting […]

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The Piano Guys Face to Face

Tonight "The Piano Guys" did a live Face to Face event with the youth throughout the world on top of the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.  As I listened to these four men share their personal and professional experiences, I was touched by their testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  At the end […]

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“Let It Go”

Since the movie "Frozen" melted our hearts, little girls have been dressing up like Queen Elsa and singing full-throated versions of its theme song, "Let It Go."  It can be very freeing to let go of things.  Sometimes we even have to let go of toxic people who pull us down and seek to inhibit […]

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“Nani’s Notes” Digging for Golden Questions

Today a message came into my inbox that told of someone who had a house guest.  Although the saying goes that "fish and company stink after three days," the house guest had stayed for several weeks.  The host was chagrined that his guest had not showered the entire time.  Finally, the pungency of the predicament […]

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Book of Mormon 6 Month Reading Challenge

UPDATE!! Here is a generic Book of Mormon 90 Days reading challenge.  Start Sunday and end on Friday in 90 days.  Just check the box and keep on reading.  I’d love to hear what new insights and testimonies were built during your 90 day challenge.  It was the best scripture study my family ever did […]

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General Conference “How to Ponderize”

This was a great weekend listening to General Conference.  I hope some of you were able to use some of our ideas that were posted here on Brightly Street.  You can always start preparing for next Conference by visiting here.  I am sure I will be adding more ideas for next Conference weekend so make […]

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