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Gilmore Girls Family Lessons

Gilmore Girls Family Lessons

Do you perk up when you hear the words, Gilmore Girls? Are you still hoping that Netflix will put out a season two of A Year in the Life to answer all those loose ends we were left with? I know that I am. Gilmore […]

Get Pumped (and Prepped) for General Conference

Get Pumped (and Prepped) for General Conference

It’s that time of year again, folks! Six months of sunshine and warm days are nearing an end as we say hello to changing leaves, all things pumpkin spice, and the excitement of a new school year and new possibilities. With fall on the horizon, […]

Home Sweet Home: More Than a Location

Home Sweet Home: More Than a Location

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Why did I take this class?
It was a question I hadn’t stopped asking myself for the previous 48 hours. I asked it when I lay shivering in my soaked sleeping bag, when I stood in dripping wet clothes as snow came down in large flurries, when they separated me from class and left me to survive on my own in the wild. Why did I take this class?
 
The survival class sounded like a good idea two months ago when I signed up for it. They told us the final would be four days long, that they would separate all of us and survive based off the skills we had learned. I could be home! I thought.
Home.
At the time I was sitting by my homemade shelter made from branches and bark. Home. I stood up and searched and found a large piece of bark and then started carving that very word: Home.
 
Later, in charcoal I would add below the poorly carved “home” the words “sweet home” to read “Home sweet home.” This little signed changed everything. I began to “tidy up” camp, brushing away the dead leaves and twigs, dragging a large fallen branch over to sit on, creating little tables for my tools and food.
 
Suddenly, I wasn’t just surviving: I was thriving, and it was all because I had created a “home sweet home.” So many times even in my own, snug, cozy life I had been living moment to moment, simply trying to  get by to the next day. In the back of my mind, I knew that I would be leaving that makeshift shelter in just a day or so, but that didn’t matter. This home had become a place that I thrived in, and I knew coming back from the final I would do everything in my power to make my little apartment a place where I could continue to thrive.
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They say home is where the heart is. I used to see that as a passive phrase, that home would just happen to be wherever my heart was and that where my heart would be was completely out of my control. I know now that you can make a home by working to put your heart and love into wherever you are.
By Jessica Olsen
10 DIY Nightstands

10 DIY Nightstands

Good morning, Stance readers! Looking for ways to update your bedroom. Why not try making your own nightstand? Keep reading below for 10 ideas about DIY nightstands. 1. Square Table 2. Crate 3. Stacked Luggage 4. Hanging Nightstand OR 5. Restoration Hardware Look 6. Cinderblock […]

10 Ways to Decorate with Frames

10 Ways to Decorate with Frames

Dear Stance: Studies on the Family readers, Good morning! Making your own frames can add spunk and color to your space—whether you live in a home, a rental, an apartment, wherever! You can even alter frames to make them unique. Check out 10 ideas below . . […]

10 Ways to Decorate with Plants

10 Ways to Decorate with Plants

Spring is just around the corner. Bring new life—specifically plants—into your home or apartment or any room.

Have a wonderful weekend!

—Katie, Editor-in-Chief of Stance: Studies on the Family

  1. Unique Shelving Shapes
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2. Terrarium

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3. Bottles on the Wall

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4. Bunch Together in One Corner

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5. Copper Hanging Planter

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6. Geometric Sculptures

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7. Stool(s)

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8. Quirky Vases + Bottles

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9. Teacups

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10. Multiple Wooden Hanging Planters

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10 Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

10 Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

In a little more than a week, it’s St. Valentine’s Day.  😉 Okay, so I’m sorry for the reminder. I think this holiday is a little overrated. But here are some not terrible ideas to celebrate this holiday with a little more style Coffee Filters. So you […]

10 Ways to Decorate with DIY Pillows

10 Ways to Decorate with DIY Pillows

Pillow fight! Just kidding . . . But what is more fun that a bunch of big, fluffy pillows? If you’ve just moved into a new apartment or home, a quick way to make your new space feel “homey” is to make some spunky pillows for any room. Currently, […]

10 Ideas for Decorating with Mirrors

10 Ideas for Decorating with Mirrors

Decorating with mirrors can add elegance or edgy-ness to any home, apartment, or rental. Mirrors create the illusion of space, airiness, openness—making this decor choice perfect for small spaces, like hallways or tinier bedrooms.

A current trend is decorating with multiple mirrors on the same wall. The mirrors can be the same size or various sizes. Use frames of the same color or design, or try very different patterns and textures for contrast. Another fun decor idea to try is to create patterns with the mirrors on the wall.

The more different the style of the mirrors, the more eclectic the feel of the space in which you are decorating will be.

In contrast, the more uniform the style of the mirrors, the more refined and elegant the feel of the space in which you are decorating will be.

—Katie, Stance: Studies on the Family

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What Bees Buzz about Relationships

What Bees Buzz about Relationships

By Jerrick Robbins When I lived at home, my dad often enlisted my help on certain household projects. My mom called it his “Honey do“ list, although it wasn’t really a list. She would simply call out, “Honey, do this” or “Honey, do that.” My dad […]