Why We Should Pray Specifically, with Expectation

I think we can agree or have at one point felt like praying is hard. It’s one thing to pray when you’re desperate or don’t have any other place to turn, but it’s another thing to pray because you can’t imagine a day without it. I don’t know about you, but I want the latter. And so it’s been my focus to really invest in my prayer life this year and…


How to Make Winter a Happier Season

I don’t like starting a post being negative, but it’s a fact of my life: Winter is my least favorite season. I’m pretty sure a lot of y’all feel that way too right? But since it’s a season that takes up 1/4 of our year every single year of our life, I’ve realized that being a grouch about it isn’t doing anything productive for myself. While it’ll never bring me…

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25 Winter Outfit Ideas + 5 Pieces I can’t Stop Wearing

Pretty sure we can all agree that winter is the worst month when it comes to getting dressed. Right?! Between it being freezing outside (yes, Dallas weather is cold to me!), darker nights, layering, and all the things, I’m kinda unmotivated this time of year. Just being honest!

When I get in one of those funks, I either try to switch up my style or I go through my older outfits. I literally forget how easy it is to pair certain things together, but I turn to younger Brighton to remind me ;)

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7 Gadgets For Your Best Year Yet

I hope y’all know that my blog is here to serve content that motivates, inspires and encourages y’all to live brighter lives (or ‘Brighton Your Day’ if I’m being cheesy!). And sometimes I wonder, how can I do that best and in a quick way? Well, a few items help me do my job and life more effortlessly, so I thought it might be helpful if I shared a few…

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10 Habits of Confident Women + How to Learn From Them

Y’all know I’m a pretty big self-improvement nerd and am always looking for ways to grow and learn. Well, today that means sharing 10 habits of confident women. Before we dive in, I just want to say that these are not what defines a confident woman, just some of the habits she might practice on a daily basis. And with it being the start of a new year, I thought…


How to Style a (Quick!) Winter Date Night Look

I’m trying to keep the outfits and styling tips coming for y’all since I know you find them helpful, so today I thought I’d give some tips on how to style a winter date night look! I’m not gonna lie, it can be HARD for me to feel motivated to get out of leggings and oversized sweaters (they’re just so dang cozy) this time of year. Anyone else? That being…


5 Easy Tricks to Keep You Focused While Working

I know we’ve talked about productivity and the like on BTD before – and y’all seem to love the subject as much as me. When I’m truly working on my focus/productivity and am prioritizing it, it’s pretty amazing how better my life can be. From self care, to work, to development, to chores and so on, having a focused mindset really can go far! But today I want to talk…

3 Tips To Transform Your Prayer Life

Prayer is something I really want to focus on this year. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never really been super intentional about my prayer life – or at least not consistently. I mean, I make an effort to pray. And I do my daily quiet times, but I haven’t really spent time consistently pursuing a prayer discipline.  Personally, I’m more comfortable journaling or studying or doing something more active…

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