The Top 4 Most Important Things You Can do to Prepare for a Mission


Any successful missionary wants to learn as much as he/she can before heading out into the field.

Some questions I have heard being asked are:

How do I prepare for a mission?

Where do I start?

What should I focus most on?

How will I know when I am ready?

You probably have asked one or all (or more!) of these questions (if you have more questions, please comment down below!) So let’s talk about them!!! Continue reading


The Return! + 4 simple tips for a great mission

Hey guys, after 18 awesome months, I’m baaaaccck!!

It’s been a whole transfer since I got home from my mission but let’s be real, I’m just getting back into this whole technology thing.

Can I just say (and I’ll say it quickly) it’s true. All of it. THE BEST 18 MONTHS OF LIFE, so far:) But it’s also true they won’t be the only ‘best months’.

So I’ll be posting lots more now that ‘I really know’ (jk, you never really know) and have experienced it for myself. But last week in my YSA ward a couple kids announced their mission calls ( 😀 ) and I offered them some things I learned while on my mission before I started my talk. So here are my

Four Simple Tips for a Great Mission:

  1. Never delay a prompting. Make that decision now or you’ll chicken out in the heat of the moment. No joke.

  2. Write in your journal everyday. Everyday. You’ll regret doing it any other way:)

  3. Expect to baptize. A LOT. No matter where you are. “The field is white” only means one thing. HARVEST.

  4. Finally, don’t just work hard. Learn real growth and consecration. More on that coming soon.

Serving a mission has been the best decision I’ve ever made, (so far:) Nothing is better than being a full-time, consecrated servant of the Lord. And nothing is sweeter than learning that that can happen anytime, anywhere – meaning that once you’re released, it doesn’t end. He calls us all.


Til next time,



Sister Missionary Clothes – What to Get, Where, and How Much


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That about sums up how I feel–I’m done shopping for all my mission clothes!:D Bleh…I get tired just thinking about all the searching I did. And I like shopping! (Guys have it so easy btw…lets have a moment of sexist-ism)

That was fun.

Well, previously I post a list of EVERYWHERE you could go shopping for your mission clothes. Get that here. This post, however, will be a rather stimulating visual representation of my success. Because I consider it that. And when your mission clothes shopping is terminationed (I like that word, that’s a nice word. it deserves to be terminated. and you deserve a jamba juice. and i’m going to finish my actual sentence now), you should consider it a success too.

First of all, don’t worry I am not taking all this stuff with me (and there are a few things not pictured that I am taking, but you’re not missing out too much) I just wanted to show a wide variety of where you could get mission appropriate things.


   ModCloth, $30

DSCN0074   WalMart, $10ish. The brand, Bella Bird, also sells at these places.

DSCN0076   Dorothy Perkins, $12

DSCN0081   Sammy Dress, $10

DSCN0082   DSCN0086   H&M, $13

DSCN0087   Old Navy, $4

DSCN0096  Sister Missionary Mall, $30sih 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0097   Seagull Book, $27

DSCN0105 Sister Missionary Mall, $32ish 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0108   Mikarose, $22ish Mikarose Outlet 575 E University Pkwy TE#B34 Orem, UT 84097 801-400-2248

DSCN0109   Mikarose, $40

DSCN0110   TJ Maxx, $6ish 268 West 1300 SouthOremUT 84058 801-226-6050

DSCN0111   H&M, $6

DSCN0112   Dorothy Perkins, $12

DSCN0116   Christensens, $20ish Richfield, Cedar City, and St. George UT

DSCN0117   Dorothy Perkins, $9

DSCN0118   DownEast Basics, $20ish. locations here

DSCN0121   Dorothy Perkins, $21

DSCN0123   H&M, $30ish

DSCN0124   Dorothy Perkins, $12

DSCN0127   My Sisters Closet, $16ish

DSCN0132   My Sisters Closet, $21ish

DSCN0142 Sister Missionary Mall, $30 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0143   My Sisters Closet, $14

DSCN0145   Mikarose, $20ish Mikarose Outlet 575 E University Pkwy TE#B34 Orem, UT 84097 801-400-2248

DSCN0148   Forever 21, $13

DSCN0151   Modest Pop, $15

DSCN0154   Sammy Dress, $7

DSCN0155   Bohme, $30ish

DSCN0156   Mikarose, $45

DSCN0157   WalMart, $10ish. The brand, Bella Bird, also sells at these places.

DSCN0158   DSCN0159   Mikarose, $40 each

DSCN0162   My Sisters Closet, $28

DSCN0089  Ross, $5ish. Great for hot climates

DSCN0163   Lemon Ice, $20ish University Mall, Orem, UT

DSCN0165   ModCloth, $27

DSCN0167   ModCloth, $40

DSCN0170   Sister Missionary Mall, $26 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0213 Cozy Fashion, $20 (all sorts of colors) 2255 N University Pkwy Ste 23, Provo, UT 84604 (801) 373-4068

DSCN0180 Asos, $37

DSCN0186 Also Asos, $32. LOVE this place.

DSCN0187 Jen Clothing, $65

DSCN0182 Sister Missionary Mall, $70ish 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0193 Sister Missionary Mall, $15 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0225 Lemon Ice, $35ish University Mall, Orem, UT

DSCN0234Forever 21, $18

DSCN0241 H&M, $35

DSCN0240 Forever 21, $18

DSCN0235 WalMart, $20ish. The brand, Bella Bird, also sells at these places.

DSCN0238 Sorella Bella, $29

DSCN0236 Dorothy Perkins, $19

DSCN0243 Lemon Ice, $35ish University Mall, Orem, UT

DSCN0242 Jen Clothing, $35

DSCN0250 TJ Maxx, $30ish, Jeep Brand

DSCN0249 Teva, $65

DSCN0258 Sister Missionary Mall, $90ish, Propet Brand. 210 E. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 765-0748

DSCN0253Payless, $20

DSCN0255 Old Navy, $22

DSCN0257 Forever 21, $18

DSCN0260 Ross, $15ish

DSCN0273 Cafe Press, $30ish. They have TONS of stuff here, so I bet you could find your country/state!


My fav places to go for accessories are Christensens, My Sisters Closet, and Sammy Dress.


Remember to shop around A LOT. Don’t be afraid of buying things and returning them later. You CAN totally customize to your personal style, there are so many choices out there.

I hope this helps! Have fun!!!



280+ Easy Recipes for Your Mission (Free Printable!)

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Any else have to depend upon themselves the majority of the time to find food?

😦 Me too. I might starve. All I’ll be eating in Jamaica is avocados the size of your face and fruit (mango) smoothies. And I’m ok with that.

But maybe to get a little more well-rounded diet, I gathered some pretty easy peesy recipes of all sorts that I’m gonna use and you can too! There are three 3×5 recipes on each page so you can print them as is or have them be in a recipe box!

Warning: You may be like holy cow is there enough avocado and mango recipes on here??? Well, that’s what’s in Jamaica and I’m gonna be eating a lot of them!!!! If you aren’t, sorry. (Not sorry that you have to have so many recipes sorry that you can’t use them:) I LOVE avocados and mangoes (is that how you spell that?) and any fruit for that matter.

Here ya go!!

280+ Easy Recipes

O yes, also, at the end there’s a few pages (not 3×5) of smoothies and other stuff that I got off a website just like that aaand I did not exactly go through all of them so, if one calls for like vodka or somethin, don’t look at me.

Bye lovelies.



200+ Workouts for Your Mission (free download)

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Yay!!! I feel like I say that word a lot but, I’m excited!!! Here are 38 pages worth of workouts for you! All are self-explanatory, most are visual, some are motivational sayings/funnies, but they will all help you be your best self on the mission – physically speaking that is. One of my fav sayings is: Sweat for 1 hour or be dead for 24. Seriously, exercise is a very important part of the equation to becoming a stellar missionary. Nuff said.

WORKOUTS – get em here.


YOU MAY  cut them out and put them in a lovely little notebook like I did here

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and sort them…my categories are 1. upper body, 2. core, 3. lower body, 4. whole body/cardio, & 5. yoga/stretching.

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I am so stoked to use these bad boys on the mish. And and and, and then!.. for many more years to come………..


Where to Shop as a Sister Missionary

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Let’s kick it.

Alright, lesss be honest. The first thing you thought after the initial shock of your call was “WHAT THE HECK AM I GOING TO WEAR?” It’s okay, I know the feelings. (Funny, I didn’t mean to put the s at the end of feeling, but I think I’ll leave it there).

Well, I’ve learned way too much about clothes to fit it all in one post. Our poor fingers can only scroll down so much. So, I’ll break it up for ya.

First of all, sister missionaries really don’t look like this:

I seriously google imaged "sister missionary" and this is what it came up with. too good, too good

I seriously google imaged “sister missionary” and this is what it came up with. too good, too good


don't ask

don’t ask


no this is not me

no this is not me





source: sistermissionarymallcom



That’s this ladies and gents. Well, probably just ladies. HERE is a swanky, full, comprehensive, and a complete-to-my-{extensive}-knowledge list of places to shop (downloadable one at the bottom). Yes, there are this many places to get appropriate and stankin cute sis mish clothes. Now tell me to shh and get on with it already…




Everything listed sells at a decent price { shirts $12-$40, skirts $25-$60, dresses $30-$65} unless otherwise noted.

Listed semi in order from my personal favorite to least (but I like them all or they wouldn’t be on here!!)



  • Asos – it’s sayin sumthin if this is the first one that comes to mind-yeah it’s that darn good. Perfect skirts and dresses galore.
  • Dorothy Perkins- shirts shirts and shirts. that’s all. Well that’s not all but that’s what I like most about them.
  • Modcloth – great for shirts, skirts, shoes, possibly dresses.
  • Sorella Bella ( – Designed just for sister missionaries! They have halftees, REVERSIBLE SKIRTS, split slips, microfiber towels, water bottle filters, bike light, stickers; need I say more. Check it out.
  • Jen Clothing* – LDS owned. Even has a special section for us missionaries. Email them and ask if they do a discount for sister missionaries, cause I’m pretty sure they do. I just placed my order before I knew itL
  • Modest Pop* – blah! (that was a good blah) So cute. AND they have this super sweet t-shirt that says ‘go & do’ and you should probably just go & do and get one already. 15% discount for missionaries.
  • Lularoe – Way cute skirts and dresses.
  • Winsome Jones – cute everything. FYI, I couldn’t find a size chart online so I emailed and asked; they said a S is 0-4, M is 4-6, L is 6-10, XL is 10-12. If you have a question on a specific item email them and they will help youJ
  • Mode-sty – shirts and skirts all modest. Not that the title implied that one or anything.
  • Modest Closet – smaller selection but, as always, cute cute
  • Sammy Dress – China wholesale. Hit & miss but great for everything, especially jewelry. very cheap prices.
  • Shabby Apple – little pricey, didn’t get anything from here personally but definitely looked at it. Cute everythings.
  • Etsy – search midi skirts. Works wonders.
  • Eshakti – tailoring. the end.
  • Bohme – some duper cute stuff. Found one of my fav shirts there-a short-sleeved chambray. If you know what im talkin bout, you know what im talkin bout, and you’d kill for that shirt too, except for it’s against the commandments.
  • Chic Wish – hit and miss, but some way cute skirts
  • New Look – skirts and dresses
  • Sheinside – skirts, shirts, dresses, very cheap
  • Dress Corrilyn– pricier and smaller selection but oh so cute
  • L.L. Bean – shirts-sporty ones without the super casual look for hot climates.
  • Land’s End – skirts
  • EBay – endless possibilities
  • Amazon – see EBay
  • Delia’s –  didn’t find a ton of things, but, if you’re like me, it’s worth a try
  • Zappos – cheap prices on name brands. Huge selection
  • 6 pm – see Zappos
  • Overstock – huge selection, cheap
  • Express – all the likes. Little pricier.
  • Ezibuy – hit and miss, cheap


Online and In Person

  • Sister Missionary Mall – don’t put it off cause you think they won’t have cute stuff there- they do, amazingly so. Like, go there first. Good shoes too (minus the typical sister missionary ones).
  • Mikarose* – thumbs up for everything sister missionary, will also give you a 15% discount.
  • H&M – pretty much love this place. Skirts, shirts, accessories, and shoes
  • Old Navy – shirts
  • My Sister’s Closet – definitely one of my go to’s. Maybe because it fulfills a small part of the hole in my heart I have from having no sisters but hey…it’s all the same. And I love my brothers, just not their clothes.
  • DownEast Basics – do I need to explain this one? Typical Utah store, has everything.
  • Cherry Lane Boutique* – cute! That is all.
  • Latter Day Sister Missionary – REVERSIBLE SKIRTS $43-$67, customizable on site. Uh, killer deal.
  • Anthropologie – super pricey but so dang cute
  • J. Crew – same as Anthropologie. Why oh why retailer gods??
  • Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack – this is my review. If you’re reading it, good on you, cause I’ve done enough writing for one day and you’ve probably done enough reading. Get shopping!!
  • Gap – pricy, but cute
  • Ruche, Forever 21, Papaya, Charlotte Russe, Rue 21 – hit and miss, but some dang good finds
  • Sexy Modest Boutique – don’t judge a store buy its name. Good on everything.
  • Walmart – yup, I said it. But their Bella Bird clothing line isn’t too shabby.
  • Kohls – expect great things. Jk that’s just their slogan. Never know though, you could make them live up to it.
  • Dillards – do I need to explain?
  • Shopko – see above
  • Target –  see above
  • Macys – see above
  • JCPenneys – see above


In Person

  • Cozy Fashion – super cute everything. Cardigans in all colors
  • Lemon Ice – some KILLER skirts. got two of my favs here
  • Urban Trends – tute = totally cute.
  • Plato’s Closet – gently used, discounted items. Worth it.
  • Your closet – well let’s hope its pretty much all mission appropriate.
  • Your friends closet – just blame it on their little sister. Or your other friend. Or, I guess, ctr
  • Your grandma’s closet – hey, it doesn’t hurt to try.
  • $20 in yo pocket? – thrift stores (Goodwill, DI). But seriously, good finds here.
  • Also, Ross, TJ Maxx,- Good deals. I got shirts and a pair of shoes from Ross and shoes and good p-day/exercise wear from TJ Maxx, sign up for TJ Maxx’s rewards card, save a bunch of money on your first purchase, then call and cancel the card. Worth it to me haha. Also the checkout lady was very convincing.


*these stores carry some similar/identical items, so find the one with the best price (remember discounts)!



click above to download a Word version of this document!

If you have any other places you have been, comment!! Thank you kindly.