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Bloglovin’

Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As I continue to work on personalizing this new blog, I am finding all sorts of things to do! Here is just one of them … Claiming my blog on Bloglovin’! If you use Bloglovin’ to read our favorite blogs, please feel free to add mine to your list! I would be ever-so grateful!

Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

Faith-based Ideas for a Fun Summer

One idea for staying connected to our faith during the summer months is to visit a local shrine or find one near your vacation spot. Here is my family at the living Rosary of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Two Inlets, MN. Two weeks from today is my children’s last day of school. Summer is right around the corner. While sifting through summer camp brochures and swim lesson schedules, I wonder how to intertwine our Catholic faith…

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Camp provides summer fun in a Catholic setting {Plus a camp discount for readers!}

Camp provides summer fun in a Catholic setting {Plus a camp discount for readers!}

As my children count down the days until school is over for another year, I am starting to look ahead to the months of June, July and August. Typically, I feel a sense of panic, as I wonder what I am going to do to keep six children of varying ages occupied for three months. For the most part, my children are still young enough to be happy with afternoons running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles on the front porch….

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Fiction series breathes new life into beloved Gospel stories {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Fiction series breathes new life into beloved Gospel stories {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! In honor of this very special day, I thought it would be fun to host a giveaway! Hooray! Last evening, I had the pleasure of attending the release party for Stephanie Landsem‘s third novel The Tomb. It was my very first book release party, and it was a real treat! Located at the historic Lowell Inn in Stillwater, Minn., friends, family and fans gathered to have Stephanie sign our new books, and to enjoy scrumptous appetizers and amiable conversation. It…

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You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

Getting back into blogging after a two-year hiatus has been harder than I expected. Most of the small readership that I had built up most likely doesn’t even know I’m back, and I feel like I am starting over (which is OK). But I was pleasantly surprised when my friend Kelly Wahlquist nominated my little blog for the Sunshine Award! I was blessed to be a guest writer on Kelly’s blog during Advent when she hosted Advent Reflections on Pope…

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Personal Shopper Giveaway

Personal Shopper Giveaway

Have you ever thought, “I could really use a personal shopper”? I know I have. I want to wear certain clothing or have a specific look, but often it takes time and money, and so I fall back on the same ‘ol jeans. (At least they’re a dark wash, right? And now they’re cropped for spring.) Well, the lovely Betty Beguiles wants to help! She has started a personal shopping business and wants to give one person an opportunity to…

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Go Team!

Go Team!

We just got home from Mass. Father joked that his wearing of green was not to endorse any particular team. And that he would be wearing it again next Sunday regardless of tonight’s champion. Then, we took a quick trip to SuperTarget to buy treats for tonight’s game. We have an abundance of chips in our pantry now. And Velveeta! Oh, boy … I picked a couple of healthier options for myself =) As for tonight’s game, we will be…

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Mama’s Day Off

Mama’s Day Off

Yesterday morning, my mom packed up all of the kids, and they headed over to Wisconsin to spend the day with my mom’s sister and her five-year-old granddaughter. Yes, the entire day away. All of them. They had plans to go to a park, have a picnic, watch a movie, make graham-cracker sandwiches with frosting and enjoy plenty of play time. And do you know what that meant for me? A day off! A real day off! I promised myself…

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LOST Randomness

LOST Randomness

Beware: Spoilers below =) I admit I was a little sad, as the series LOST came to a close last night … But there was so much I liked about the finale … I liked the various reunions, when the characters “remembered” and were reunited, when the parallel universes somehow intertwined. I also liked that Hurley was “the one” in the end. It’s hard to pick all-around favorites, but I think if I had to, my favorite characters would be…

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Two Awards and a Meme

Two Awards and a Meme

Last week was filled with blogging fun! As I was visiting my daily reads, I discovered that I had won two new awards, and I was tagged for a meme. WOW! What fun! I am terribly honored that the two bloggers who gave me the awards would think so highly of me. I am touched, truly. I hope it’s OK to put all of this good ol’ fun into one post. I thought it would at least help me keep…

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