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Celebrating the Saints This Halloween With New Greeting Cards

Celebrating the Saints This Halloween With New Greeting Cards

As a little girl, I was always a little apprehensive about Halloween. I liked dressing up and feasting on candy, but some neighbors down the street created this haunted house experience in their front yard, and I wanted nothing to do with it. I don’t know if I just didn’t like feeling scared or if I actually sensed a type of evil in their decorations. What I do know is that it caused Halloween to be one of my least…

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Open Book: What I’m Reading This October

Open Book: What I’m Reading This October

Well, I started writing this Open Book post in September, but life happened, and I never got around to publishing it. As I turned the calendar to the new month of October, I was bound and determined to join Carolyn Astfalk and friends for this month’s Open Book feature on CatholicMom.com. And here I am! Do you find that your reading patterns change with the seasons? Summer seems to be the perfect time to read a little romance. They are easy, quick reads that…

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Daybook :: The World of Octobers + Day 12 :: 31 Days With Mary

Daybook :: The World of Octobers + Day 12 :: 31 Days With Mary

Outside my window … It is mid-October, and I wore shorts on Saturday. Today, the air has shifted, and it feels much more like October. The leaves have not been as vibrant this year, and I don’t know why. Every bright red and vivid orange tree I see makes me smile.   Thanking God for … * The month of October … my favorite * Beautiful fall weather … it seems like the fall is taking its time * Bright…

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Embracing Change by Leaning on God

Embracing Change by Leaning on God

As I look out my window, I notice the glorious changes taking place in nature. Bright green summer leaves are transforming to yellow, orange and red. There is a crispness in the once-warm breeze, and I notice pumpkins sitting on my neighbor’s porch. It is the first day of fall. Today begins my very favorite season of the year. I love the warm hues that paint the landscape, the weather that provides a chance to dig out the cozy sweaters…

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Daybook :: Back-to-School Edition

Daybook :: Back-to-School Edition

Yeah, I know that daybooks are normally published on Mondays … But Thursday’s the day for me this week! I hope I’m not breaking too many blogging rules! Today, is August 27. My oldest daughter starts a new school (junior high!) today. Next week, four of my children begin their school year, and the day after Labor Day starts my youngest’s second year of preschool. Yes, we are wrapping up our summer and gearing up for a new school year. I…

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A Month of Thanksgiving

A Month of Thanksgiving

Yesterday, November 1 and the Feast of All Saints Day, I saw a lovely illustration that caught my attention. It welcomed this quiet month with tranquility, and it made me think for just a moment about the importance of savoring November. http://www.rosehilldesigns.blogspot.com This year, as we approached All Hallow’s Eve, someone asked me if I had started my Christmas shopping. She recalled that one year I did all my shopping in October, but that also was the year I was…

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October

October

Welcome, October! My favorite month of the entire year!! Today, October greets me with cold rain. But the rest of the month promises crisp air, crunchy and bright leaves, orange pumpkins and everything that makes fall fabulous. Today also is the Feast of St. Therese of Liseux. I didn’t know her growing up, but like Our Blessed Mother, I am getting to know her better slowly and steadily during these recent years. And I am grateful for growing in holy…

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Fall Book Basket

Fall Book Basket

A basket, devoted to seasonal books, sits in our family room. This time of year, I love the books that this basket contains. Fall books. Some of my favorites. Here is a rundown of what’s in our fall book basket. Some all-time favorites. As well as some new-to-us ones, too. I try to purchase one or two each year to build up our collection. But I also rely on our library to fill in. Too Many Pumpkins How to Make…

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Making This House Into a Home

Making This House Into a Home

Takes time. And patience. And extra resources. Not for extravagant things, mind you. But for things we often take for granted—like bathroom mirrors and window coverings. [As of last night, we finally have mirrors, thanks to my sweet and handy husband. It was such a breeze getting ready this morning, without having to look into a handheld mirror to make sure my hair looked decent. But we still only have paper shades in the essential rooms of the house, like…

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