Reverse Engineer a Social Media Brand: Lean Cuisine’s Social Media Channels


#myoneyearchallenge, COMM 315, Lean Cuisine, REP Reverse Engineer Post, Social Media, Social Media campaign, Social Media Marketing

I chose to review Lean Cuisine’s social media branding because I am relying heavily on their product as part of #myoneyearchallenge This reverse engineering of a brand’s social media channels is part of an assignment for my BYU-I COMM 315 class. Brand Design Strengths: Consistency is Lean Cuisine’s greatest strength. On every social media channel, […]

February 5, 2018

5 TIPS for Making and Achieving Your #OneYearChallenge Goal


#OneYearChallenge, Goals

If you have not yet started a #OneYearChallenge goal, I have five tips to help you get started. I have been a goal setter and achiever since I was first introduced to the idea of setting goals when I was a teenager. If you are not clear on the concept, a goal is a standard […]

January 30, 2018

My Personal Manifesto: One Year Challenge


#myoneyearchallenge, About Tanja Crouch, Personal Manifesto

My Personal Manifesto: One-Year, 52 Week, 365 Day Challenge Over the holidays, I pondered and prayed about something I want to change in my life: I want to lose the weight I have gained over the past several years. The answer came in two words: “One Year.” I can do anything for a year, and […]

January 24, 2018

One Can Make A Difference


Kindness, Making a Difference, Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ

An anonymous poet wrote: “Don’t write your name on sand, waves will wash it away. Don’t write your name in the sky, wind may blow it away. Write your name in hearts of people you come in touch with. That’s where it will stay.” In my second year of Beehives, Maxine Myers became our advisor […]

September 15, 2015

When God’s Answer is “No”


Faith, Prayers, Prayers: Answers to

My son isn’t coming home. At least, he’s not coming home in the foreseeable future. My heart is broken. The back of my throat knots up and it becomes hard to swallow and even breathe; tears randomly pool up in my eyes and roll down my cheek. I really believed that Heavenly Father would answer […]

September 6, 2015

Am I a Builder or a Wrecker?


A Change of Heart, Kindness

Several months ago, I ran into a former seminary student and the younger sibling of two other former students. Both offered flattering words about their disappointment that I was released a few months earlier. We were having a lovely exchange when the former student mentioned an incident when we had Krispy Kreme doughnuts. He managed […]

August 30, 2015

My Will or Thy Will Be Done?


Prayer: Answers To, Thy Will Be Done

A couple of weeks ago, I taught a lesson in gospel doctrine about the Savior’s experience leading up to and in Gethsemane, when He prays, “Thy will be done.” Since then, I have thought a lot about the concept of praying “thy will be done” (Matthew 26:42) as it applies to my life. Two people I […]

August 23, 2015

Recognizing Joy: An 8 Bunny Day


Gratitude, Joy-filled Life, Recognizing Joy

My morning was filled with joy because it was an 8-bunny day! For the two years I taught seminary at the Wheeler’s home, I left my house at 5:40 AM to drive over. At that time of the morning, I sometimes saw bunnies and deer wandering near and even across the road. Seeing them brought […]

August 16, 2015

My Church Calling: A Love-Hate Relationship


Church Callings, Magnifying Church Callings

I have a love-hate relationship with my current church calling: gospel doctrine teacher. Okay, maybe “hate” and “love” are a little harsh and extreme. Let’s try “like” and “dislike”. With the recent changes to ward boundaries, I had hoped I’d be reassigned. In fact, I thought everyone would be released and we’d start over with […]

August 10, 2015

Comparing Myself to Others’ Highlight Reels


Comparing Ourselves to Others, Forgiving Others, Gratitude

Sometimes I feel like my life is so small compared to others. That my accomplishments are minuscule, when compared with everyone else, and that I have squandered my time and meager talents. To me, it looks like everyone around me is kinder, working harder, achieving more success, having bigger adventures, loving more and being more […]

August 2, 2015