Posted in October 2011

7 Quick Takes — Grass Edition

This week’s quick takes are inspired by a quote I came across recently which has been stuck in my craw for a while now. The grass is greener where you water it. 7. I discovered an awesome blog, Homestead Revival. She posts lovely ideas for the home, garden, and chickens! I wish we had chickens. … Continue reading

Celebrating the Hallowed Days

I love these, especially the pro-life o’lantern! One of the most wonderful times of the liturgical year is upon us, the Hallowed days; All Hallows Eve, All Saints, All Souls. Here are some ideas I’ve found for bringing these feasts home. All Hallows Eve (Halloween, October 31st) Does your family “do” Halloween? Both Atticus and … Continue reading

You Can Sleep When You’re Dead?

Exactly. Friends, I need help. We need help. Maggie used to be a great sleeper. We’d put her down in the crib, and she’d sleep for nine or ten hours, maybe waking once or twice in the night for a pacifier. Those days are gone. It all started about two months ago when she got … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Friday

7. I am officially a coffee-drinker. I really wasn’t for most of my life. Ironically, I developed a taste for coffee during my pregnancy with Maggie, when I drank iced coffee with cream. Now, when I drag myself out of bed and downstairs, I walk over to the coffee maker and pray “Please let there … Continue reading

One Thousand Gifts: An Invitation

Friends, did you ever start reading book and feel tingly? Start to feel as though perhaps this book might shake up your little world? Did you ever then decide not to keep reading? To walk away. Stay safe. Comfortable. Stagnant? I have. Stagnant is like ratty old sweatpants. Comfy as hell, but does nothing for … Continue reading

True Empowerment

Hello friends. Today I’m writing at VirtuousPla.net some reflections from my years as a counselor at a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Chicago. Please check it out if you feel so inclined. I’ll write something here this week, I promise! Now off to do yard work (boo).

Relational Giving

I forgot to link you all with my post at VirtuousPla.net this week! I wrote on Monday about ideas for doing Christmas without materialism. I’d love it if you check it out and share your ideas as well!