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How a Little Desk Calendar Made a World of Difference

How a Little Desk Calendar Made a World of Difference

It was one of those weeks. Everything was happening within the same seven days, and I didn’t know how I was going to get through it all. In addition to my family’s regular commitments, such as school, work, and errands, I had three deadlines to meet, parent-teacher conferences to attend, and a family party to prepare for. Oh, and two of my daughters and their teams were in volleyball playoff games. I am sure you can relate to the craziness…

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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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Catholic T-Shirt Club Offers Ways to Live, Share Our Faith

Catholic T-Shirt Club Offers Ways to Live, Share Our Faith

When I was a little girl, I loved the mail. I heard the mail truck, with its distinct clunky noises, much sooner than I saw it, and when it finally came into view, I waited by the window until the mailman drove to our mailbox to deliver the mail. Then, I rushed out the front door to collect it. I am not sure what it was about the mail that I loved. Most days, it was nothing but bills and…

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7 Advent Prayer Companions for the Weary Woman

7 Advent Prayer Companions for the Weary Woman

With Advent right around the corner, I know there are some of us who are feeling a bit weary before the season begins. We want to enter it fully and prayerfully, but that is coupled with a to-do list that seems impossible to accomplish. My encouragement for you—and me—is to remember that Christ came down at Christmas time to save the weary ones. And it is important to carve out a little safe-haven where we can find rest, refreshment, and…

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Disney Fun in Our Easter Baskets

Disney Fun in Our Easter Baskets

With Easter being only one month after our trip to Florida and Walt Disney World, I decided to keep our memories alive with a few Disney-themed mementos. My children have been admiring these little toys called Tsum Tsums for awhile now. We have seen them at Target and Walmart. Just before Easter, Target and the Disney Store hosted a “buy two, get one free” sale, so that came in handy when buying six of these cute friends. I hid seven…

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Greeting Card Company Shares the Faith {Plus a GIVEAWAY}

Greeting Card Company Shares the Faith {Plus a GIVEAWAY}

Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Salutare, a wonderful greeting card company that is sharing the Catholic Faith through artwork, coordinating Scripture passages and thoughtful well-wishes. My dear friend, Anne, who is the company’s graphic artist, introduced me to Salutare, and once I saw these unique cards, I just had to share them with you! When I received a sample packet of cards in the mail, I was struck by the unique look of them. For example, the feminine…

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Day 28 :: 31 Days With Mary—Slowing Down

Day 28 :: 31 Days With Mary—Slowing Down

I missed Day 27 (yesterday) of my 31 Days With Mary series, because it was my 14th wedding anniversary! I spent part of my day cleaning out my front closet, which I am still working on. And I spent the other part of my day celebrating with my husband and children. It was a great day! Today, Day 28, I am joining the Yarn Along link up to share what I am reading and what I am about to start…

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Day 17 :: 31 Days With Mary—His and Hers

Day 17 :: 31 Days With Mary—His and Hers

Originally published on Dec. 29, 2010. Remembering the story of some special Rosaries on the 17th day of 31 Days With Mary, during this Month of the Rosary. My husband and I attend a silent Ignatian retreat every year (separately, of course). The order of priests and brothers that puts on the retreat has a strong devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows, which has granted them (and all those associated with them) the same merits that a traditional Rosary grants. Part of the retreat’s prayer…

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Yarn Along :: It’s Been a Long Time

Yarn Along :: It’s Been a Long Time

It’s been since August that I posted anything about knitting. It’s been since April since I linked up with Ginny’s Yarn Along series. I even had to check to see if she still hosted it! (She does!) It seems like no matter how I hard I try, there are certain things in my life that I just can’t incorporate into my current routine. Knitting used to be a more integral part of my life, but somewhere along the way, I lost…

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Finally!!

Finally!!

I started this lace scarf in February 2010. For a friend whose birthday is in May. Three months. Plenty of time. Right? Wrong. Her birthday came and went with no scarf. I had every intention of finishing it sooner, rather than later. But that didn’t happen. Life happened. Other knitting projects happened. And this sweet scarf moved closer and closer to the bottom of my knitting bag. So, after being way too belated for last year’s birthday, I resolved to…

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