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Hi I'm Elyse Beard

I grew up in Southern Utah. I am a young stay-at-home-mom married to a red-headed husband. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother living in California. While my husband works, I like to try and epically fail at new recipes, write funny things on my blog, teach myself to knit on Friday nights, and eat a lot of chocolate. I graduated with my teaching degree in Elementary Education, and I use my skills every day as I raise my sweet baby girl. Mostly, I am sarcastic and awkward, I like to laugh loud, and I try to focus on the funny things that happen in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my religion gives me peace. Because of my faith, I know with a surety that I will see my loved ones again. I know that I will be with my husband and family for eternity. Because I am Mormon, I know that there is a purpose to this life and that I am not ever alone. I know that my Heavenly Father knows me personally; he knows my name, he knows my weaknesses and my strengths. He knows the worst and the best of me, and he still loves me more than I can imagine. Being a Mormon allows me to constantly change, and grow and serve. I am constantly inspired to better myself; to look at my life and find the good in myself and others. Because I am a Mormon, I am always surrounded by a church family who loves and supports me. We are all in this together. We serve together, love together, and pick ourselves up together. Finally, I am a Mormon because I want to be happy, and this religion makes me so happy. I am eternally grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, who suffered for every single one of my sins willingly, because he loved me so immeasurably. I love this Gospel. I love the person that it is shaping me into. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be an example to my daughter and those around me. Even though I am a homemaker, I try to find ways to serve others in small ways, whether it be a meal to a new mother, cookies to a friend having a bad day, or a smile to a total stranger. I try to find ways to be an example by being honest, happy, and caring to those around me, whether I know them or not. In this growing cynical and cold world, I try to live in a way that when people look at me, they notice something different about me. I want people to know that I am happy, and I want them to ask why.