Planning Out Advent

I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm an Advent Novice.  Scratch that, novice is to nice of a word.  Novice, makes me think of someone carefully planning and researching with delicate thought a consideration.  At best, I'm an Advent Newb.  I charge in, full of good, intentions proclaiming everything that I know which is nothing... Continue Reading →

Inspired: Warm Winter Books

It's been a while, but nothing says "winter" to be like a big stack of books and a bigger stack of comfy blankets.  We're still waiting for winter to officially make it's appearance here, but preparing for it all the same so I thought I'd share a few of the " warm winter" books we've... Continue Reading →

The Shadow of Thankfulness

Thankfulness is in the air.  All around us we see people making month long lists and planning "thankfulness" centerpieces.  Many of us will gather around a ridiculous amount of food in a few days and between mouthfuls we'll say that we're thankful for this and that.  Then we'll wander away from the table, bellies full... Continue Reading →

Up and Coming {Little HolyDays}

I hope you enjoyed Haley's guest-post a few days ago.  We've all been eagerly awaiting the chance to announce our project to the blogging world.  To start spreading the world we thought we'd give you a little more info about the whole grand affair.Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas, Hannah and Tammy of Dualing Moms, and... Continue Reading →

The Home I Want

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.- St. Francis of AssisiI want a charitable home because charity... Continue Reading →

Acclaimed Audibles

Tonight we had some friends come to visit - a rare treat as most of our close friends live a minimum of 2 hours away.  We were touched to receive from them two CD's for Henry - one of music and another of stories. To be honest, I can't believe I've never thought of this, but... Continue Reading →

Martinmas Hide and Seek

 St. Martin and the Goose (photo borrowed from here)While thinking of Martinmas and activities to do as my children get older I couldn't help but think of the game of hide and seek.  You see according to legend St. Martin had a tendency of hiding from people because he reluctant to take any higher office... Continue Reading →

Little Holidays: Martinmas

I'm so glad Elizabeth posted about Martinmas a few days ago.  This little holiday has been on my radar, but would have slipped right by. Henry is going to be a little too little to really partake in many of these ideas this year, but I have some ideas.What is Martinmas?It is the feast day of... Continue Reading →

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