LDS girls, Do LDS Things, In LDS Ways... and this is exactly what makes an LDS girl, different from their peers. In a world, where most girls have no direction and no real reason for being "good" - LDS girls actually DO!

LDS girls who know who they are - make better choices.
So, I suppose you could apply the saying that "knowledge is power"? But even more important than a general statement like that... is knowing that the knowledge you embrace, just happens to be - the TRUTH.

LDS girls operate, and therefore make choices - that are anchored in eternal truths. Do LDS girls make mistakes? You bet they do! But after they hit themselves upside the head a bit for doing so - they will most always learn from those mistakes.

How can a girl know what is right, if no one ever offers her truth - by which to compare and analyze her choices, actions and the results that are caused by her use of agency? LDS girls are blessed to have been offered by loving parents, leaders and living prophets today - the TRUTH.

I honor these LDS girls from their teen years, and up to the time where they make the most important decisions of a young women today. Education, relationships and ultimately marriage and family. LDS young women are making good choices, based on their very personal experiences of utilizing the truth that they know, against that which the world would have them believe.

LDS girls know how to "Stand For Something" in a world that is fast becoming extremely wayward and lost to moral values.

So yes... LDS Girls Do LDS Things in LDS Ways, because they KNOW!


Friday, February 27, 2009

LDS Singles Finding Romance

McKay Coppins
just posted this cute article about Romance Detox that I thought some of you Kool LDS Girls could relate to...

"Single Mormons, by definition, are searching for love. We flirt, go on dates, take Facebook-bound pictures together, and agonize over whether or not we should tag the photos -- all with one purpose in mind: falling in love."

Make sure and head over to Mormon Times and read the entire post!

Perhaps you can come back here to KooLDSgirlZ -and tell us what you think?


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Video - LDS Girl On The Truth About Mormons

A very Kool LDS Girl uses a very clever format to personally ask and answer questions about What Mormons Believe. This LDS Girl has apparently been questioned by her friends, as many of you have, on some of the more interesting topics pertaining to Mormonism. She does a great job of giving some very simple and straightforward answers about the LDS faith, that any of us could easily adopt.

Way to Go!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic - Movie Review

This movie is based on the very popular book, also called - "Confessions of a Shopaholic".

Rebecca Bloomwood
is an adorable girl, living in New York, who has one tiny problem that has quickly gotten out of control -- she is addicted to shopping, and is being stalked by one very persistent debt collector. She currently works as a journalist for a gardening magazine, but longs to land a job with a top fashion magazine. Meanwhile, through a little bit of her own creativity, she is hired by this adorable guy who is the editor of a financial magazine. Although, she considers this job a stepping-stone to bigger things.

Rebecca ends up writing an article about the pitfalls of shopping, as it relates to finances - and it is a huge hit. Literally overnight, she becomes all the rage in the industry. However, no one except for her loyal room mate knows that she is in major debt, herself.

As Rebecca rises to the top of the finance industry, her secret debt problems are about to completely unravel - and they do. She risks losing everything, including her romance with the editor of her magazine, and her opportunity to land that fashion magazine job, that she desperately wants.

When everything finally hits the fan, and she is exposed to everyone around her - Rebecca is forced to look at her life, and make some very hard decisions about what is most important in life.

I really enjoyed this movie on many levels. What I most appreciated, is the fact that although the world of fashion and shopping were glamorized as we often see in our own world - we are also taken on a journey of personal discovery, with Ms. Bloomwood.

"Confessions of a Shopaholic" is a delightful movie, that is very appropriate for young girls. It is rated PG, and I would highly recommend seeing it.

I really like movies where we can see ourselves, and laugh -- and then have the ability to put things into proper perspective. So many movies today, emphasize among other things, a lack of values and send so many wrong messages. "Confessions of a Shopaholic" is one of the few movies out there, that helps us to see things, as they really are...

If you've seen the movie, I would love to hear what you thought about it?


New Video Mormonad: Gossip

Don't you just love those Mormonad's that are pictured in the New Era magazines? Over the years I have collected a ton of them and have put them in a book of just Mormonads. Now Mormonads are getting even better...they are going video! Here is the newest Mormonad about gossip. I hope you enjoy it!

How is gossip just like a muddy sludge you get on your hands?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

12 Year Old Girl Speaks Out Against Abortion - Cool!

The link to this video was shared on Twitter today, and I just had to pass it on to all of you great LDS Girls, whom I know have very similar feelings about the sanctity of, and right to LIFE!

This amazing young women, requested that If you walk away with anything from her speech about Pro-Life today, that you remember the words of "Horton"...

"Even though you can't see them or hear them at all, a person is a person, no matter how small."

It is interesting to know, that her parents do not agree with her position on abortion. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic...


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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Era Survey -Just Take It!

Calling all cool LDS Girls... The New Era, the LDS Church magazine for teens, has posted a survey for all LDS youth to take. This survey is to find out which features would be most interesting to find on line and in the magazine. How would you like a guest blog by teens? Maybe a mobile Web version of Church Web sites? Take the survey and let the New Era know what you would like best!

Take this survey now!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Modest Fashions Showcased In L.A. Based Magazine

MormonTimes - L.A.-based magazine showcases modest fashions

The growing demand for modest fashions, is causing more and more people to wake up, and recognized that there is a great market for modest clothing. LDS girls in particular, are part of this growing community of women who are insisting that manufacturers meet their needs. Check this out...

Summer Bellessa didn't intend for ELIZA magazine to be anything big. Just a side project.

You know, similar to scrapbooking, she joked during a recent interview.

But when your "hobby" gets featured on "Good Morning America," Fox News and in Newsweek, things change.

And for Bellessa, it changed in a big way.

Her magazine, which is based in Los Angeles, suddenly hit the national stage. People were jumping to subscribe to the magazine, which showcases stylish yet modest fashions and also "uplifting" entertainment and lifestyle articles.


LDS Girls and Dating Dilemmas

Dating has always been a really interesting conversation among single LDS girls of any age. In fact there is a whole section dedicated to dating in the For the Strength of Youth guidebook.

The counsels that are given by our LDS leaders include:

  • Date those with high standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards.
  • Both Young Men and Young Women are responsible to help each other maintain high standards and protect each other’s honor and virtue
  • Honor the sanctity of the priesthood and of womanhood.
  • Do not date until you are at least 16 years old.
  • When you begin dating go in groups or double dates.
  • Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person.
  • Make sure your parents meet those you date.
  • Invite your dates to activities with your family.
  • Plan positive and inexpensive dating activities.

These dating guidelines are given for the protection of both LDS girls and LDS boys. By following this counsel you can have “safe” dating relationships.

Now for some fun...I found this really cool Blog written by a man named Dave Johnston. He has started a question and answer Blog about dating and relationship advice, called Dear Bro Jo. He has received some interesting questions about dating that he has answered and given some really KOOL advice. Now is just his opinion...but it is fun to see what he has to say.

What do you think about LDS girls and the dating counsel given in the For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet? Is there any part of the counsel you find challenging? Why?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day of Faith for an LDS Girl

Rachel Esplin, a very cool LDS girl - who is also a 20-year old Harvard junior, speaks at the recent "Day of Faith" on campus, about her LDS upbringing. She also shares her beliefs about the Mormon faith, and about her testimony of Jesus Christ and the restoration of the gospel.

This LDS Girl, does an outstanding job of presenting in a simple and humble way, what she believes. I love her honesty in how she explains her feelings and understanding about the Mormon Church.

See if you can identify some of the powerful principles of the gospel that Rachel teaches in this video, and then note how she explains them. Every LDS Girls needs to develop the ability to discuss the principles of the gospel in simple ways. It's not required that you be a religious scholar by any means. But, if you truly desire to do the work in these last days, that we have been sent here to do - then it is important that we clearly understand the gospel ourselves. As we personally come to understand a principle of the gospel with such clarity, we too, can have those "small conversations" with others, about our beliefs. It is in this way, that we can help others to Come Unto Christ...


Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose - 3. Rachel Esplin from Harvard Hillel on Vimeo.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Please No Zits By Anne Bradshaw

Finding a good book is not always an easy task for a Kool LDS Girl, but here is one that you just might like to read. It is called, Please No Zits And Other Short Stories.

The author is Anne Bradshaw an LDS Woman who grew up in England. Her stories are filled with wit and humor, as well as some wise counsel.

Making Modest Choices Is About More Than Clothes

I found this article about the different ways that LDS Girls might want to consider their being immodest, without even realizing it. It's a good read, that will give you some new ways to look at how you can be more consistent, in living a truly modest lifestyle - both on the inside and the outside. Heaven knows, that this is not an easy decision to make and maintain, considering the world, today.

is a key element, in your making good decisions about how you are going to uphold your own personal standards, in the area of modesty.

"When you think of being immodest you probably think of wearing skimpy clothing. But there are actually many different types immodesty. It's not all about the way you dress-- it's also about the way you act, 'cause to be modest kinda means to be humble. And it's not just something that girls have trouble with-- guys display these types of immodesty all the time. Here are a few common types of immodesty I've noticed, because I have struggled with all of these myself at one time or another:"

You can read the entire article HERE!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Five Browns Are Too Kool

What comes to mind when you mention family, talent, and pianos? Yep, you got it...The Five Browns.

The Five Browns are a group of three Kool LDS girls and two Kool LDS Boys who are from one Kool LDS Family! They are an incredible LDS family that is in the news all the time!

One thing that is so awesome about The Five Browns is their love of classical music. In fact they have a goal to introduce classical music to more listeners! So if you have not had a taste of classical music yet, why not check out The Five Browns... they make classical music KOOL!

Are you taking piano lessons and thinking about giving it up... watch this inspirational video...before you make up your mind!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Has Texting Gotten Out of Control

Hey, I know that keeping in touch with those around you is made so easy by simply text messaging, but when does text messaging go too far?

What do you think are some rules that need to be made about text messaging?

The New Young Women Value Virtue

In November Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, announced that a new value would be added to the Young Women program... that value is VIRTUE.

In a talk called “A Return to Virtue” she explained exactly what virtue is:

“Virtue ‘is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards.’ It encompasses chastity and moral purity. Virtue begins in the heart and in the mind. It is nurtured in the home. It is the accumulation of thousands of small decisions and actions. Virtue is a word we don’t hear often in today’s society, but the Latin root word virtus means strength. Virtuous women and men possess a quiet dignity and inner strength. They are confident because they are worthy to receive and be guided by the Holy Ghost.”

Isn’t that Kool? I love how she explains that virtue is strength! In a world where many people view LDS girls as “weak” we are taught that in our virtue we are strong. That strength allows us to have the confidence we need to “stand for truth and righteousness.” It doesn’t matter what age you are “a virtuous woman is above the price of rubies.”

How do we return to virtue and stay strong in the world today?

President Hinckley explained, “I offer you a very simple recipe which, if observed, will assure your happiness. It is a simple four-point program. It is as follows: (1) pray, (2) study, (3) pay your tithing, and (4) attend your meetings.”

It sounds so simple right? It really is.... and the promises are so great when you do.

“Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.

“The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy scepter an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever”


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kool Young Womens Value Jewelry for Kool LDS Girlz

As I was searching for the Koolest things for LDS girls, I came across a really Kool couple of LDS girls who make Kool jewelry.

I loved the Young Women Scrabble pendants.

These cute things are made by Jen and Amber and are a part of some of their product line called “Just be jewelry”.

Make sure you stop over and see all the Kool things they make.