Monday, July 4, 2016

The Five Strings are AMAZING!!

The Five Strings are a performing family band made up of five siblings from St. George Utah. Ranging in ages from 6 to 16, their audiences are amazed at the variety of music they play at such a young age. In addition to violin, the group features mandolin, guitar, piano, ukulele, as well as singing and dancing.
Check out one of their videos below...

The Five Strings have recently returned to Utah from Nashville Tennessee, where they were under instruction of some of the top music and dance teachers. ​ The Five Strings have performed for a variety of audiences from all over the world. A few of their favorite venues they have made appearances at include; Branson Missouri, Tuacahn Amphitheater, Nashville, TN, and performing for the top resorts throughout the islands of Hawaii.

In 2013 they released their first album and since then have released 2 more. The Five Strings' love and dedication of music shows from the second they raise their bows. They wish to thank all of those that have had an impact in their lives so far.

I was blessed to be able to finally meet them all today at the America's Freedom Festival! I got goosebumps as I listen to them and watched them perform. They are all very talented and AMAZING!

If you ever get the chance to go watch them perform make sure you do! You can visit their website to see when they are playing next and like them on FB here. My husband and I listened to some of their music on our way home from their show and we love it!

A special thank you to this awesome family for touching my life with their uplifting spirits and musical talents!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

My Home Can Be a Holy Place CD by Jenny Oaks Baker Review...

From one of the world's premier violinists comes a new collection of beautiful songs celebrating family and motherhood. The album features classic hymns, such as "Love at Home" and "I Am a Child of God," stunning classical arrangements, including Brahms's "Cradle Song," and beloved children's tunes. The gorgeous track "Love Is Spoken Here" features Jenny performing with all four of her children, ages eleven and younger.
Track List:

  • Love at Home
  • Jesus Once Was a Little Child
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me
  • I Feel My Savior's Love
  • Brahms's Cradle Song
  • I Am a Child of God
  • Love Is Spoken Here

  • Our Review:

    We absolutely LOVE Jenny Oaks Baker and were very excited when this came out. My Home Can Be a Holy Place CD is so beautiful! We have been listening to it and it brings peace into our home. This CD is relaxing and the songs make us feel so happy. Jenny Oaks Baker is a fabulous violinist! If you ever get the chance to see her live make sure you do, she is amazing. You sure can feel her love for music as she plays.

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    Friday, April 3, 2015

    What Makes Us Sisters Book Review...

    "Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin," observes Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president.

    In this delightful and inspiring book, Sister Oscarson encourages all women to look beyond differences in age, culture, and circumstance in order to better nurture and serve one another. She explains that all women—young or old, married or single, working in an office or running a home—have unique talents and gifts to share. Focusing on the boundless blessings that Latter-day Saint women enjoy, Sister Oscarson urges women throughout the Church to live and inspire others in ways that realize their greatest potential.

    My Review:

    This hardcover book What Makes Us Sisters is fabulous! I love the sweet pictures, thoughts and scriptures. What a beautiful little book! I was deeply touched since I love sisterhood. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book: "I invite you to not only love each other more but love each other better." ~Sister Bonnie D. Parkin. After reading this I felt peace, uplifted and renewed. I plan on buying several of these for gifts.

    Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Amazed By Grace Book Review...

    What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power?

    In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. "The most compelling, most life-changing message of all time," she writes, "is that Jesus Christ has already triumphed over sin, death, hell, temptation, and every kind of misery."

    As we come to more fully understand the majestic doctrine of grace, our faith will increase. We will see how the Savior keeps His promise to make weak things strong. And we will believe the truth that "His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life's challenges.

    My Review:
    This hardcover book by Sheri Dew is amazing! I really learned a lot about grace and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of my favorite quotes is: "When we turn our lives over to the Lord, the power behind us is always greater than the obstacles before us." I also love the great examples shared in this book about the power of prayer! Sheri Dew rocks and is so inspirational! I plan on buying some of these for gifts. Amazed By Grace gets a huge thumbs up from me and is for sure a must read! 
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    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Yesterday, Today and Forever Book Review...

    The scriptures proclaim that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Mormon 9:9). In his latest book, Elder M. Russell Ballard attests to the truth of that statement by combining his words with teachings from his grandfathers, Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard. What makes this combination unique is that all three of these men have served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    "In preparing this work," writes Elder Ballard, "I have seen anew that the course of the Lord truly i 'one eternal round' (Alma 37:12) and that the doctrine of the gospel is timely and timeless. It is forever relevant to disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."

    These never-before-published talks from Elder Ballard, paired with doctrinal statements from his grandfathers, will be a valuable resource for readers and a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

    My review:

    First, I love the cover of this book! I have always enjoyed listening to M. Russell Ballard. You can tell his talks are inspired and I feel the spirit every time I hear him. I was really excited to get this book full of gospel messages from him and his grandfathers. All three of these great men served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This is a great uplifting book!

    Happy today is one of my favorite chapters. In that chapter he talks about how to be happy no matter what challenges we face. He says to be truly happy we must "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding". There are so many interesting topics in this book, I didn't want to put it down. The scriptures are powerful throughout this book. It would also make a wonderful gift!
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Real Moms Book Review...

    I didn’t have gold shoes, and I didn’t have time to go shopping, but I thought I could just spray-paint some heels I owned that I never really wore. I spray-painted them and tried them out for three hours at church where they held up perfectly. I felt pretty good about myself. “Suckers who buy gold shoes when they could just spray-paint them,” I thought, congratulating myself for my frugality and my foresight for testing them out.
    As moms, we improvise. We get along. We make things word. And we make a lot of things up as we go along because, let’s face it, no manual is ever going to cover all the bases a real mom needs to touch. But if laughter and perspective and a renewed energy to face the day are what you’re after—if you too are a “real mom”—this is the book for you!

    My review:

    I really love this book! It is full of humor, helpful tips, encouragement and much more. I love the part that talks about giving yourself a day off. What an excellent idea! I know as a mom when I feel renewed and make time for myself, then everyone is happier.

    My heart was touched when she shares her thoughts on the Atonement of our loving Savior Jesus Christ. What a great book written by a mom that has experience. It makes you laugh, smile and feel uplifted! I highly recommend reading this and know you will love it! 

    Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*