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It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

As much as I believe in their existence, I can’t say that I’m always on the lookout for miracles.  However, this past Saturday night as we celebrated the Easter Vigil, a miracle was on the lookout for me. Now, you may read this story and […]

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Once again, it’s time to review another Trendsend box!  Over the past year, I’ve received and reviewed six of these subscription clothing service boxes.  Sometimes, I’ve been happy with what I received.  Sometimes, I questioned my stylist’s sanity.  You know…so it goes. The pieces I […]

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be happily hosting 40+ people for Easter, I would’ve questioned your sanity.  However, for the last several years, that’s exactly what I’ve done! Since living here in Jacksonville for the past 15 years, we’ve had […]

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

If there is one thing about my inner monologue that needs to change, it’s self-deprecation.  For how long have I thought that being humble, showing humility was all about putting myself down?  Or denying what is true and good about myself? Have you done that?  […]

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

You guys!  I read five whole books in March!  I must admit that I’m fairly certain I won’t hit that number again any time soon, being as the end of the kids’ school year is fast approaching.  Which, as you can guess, makes this mama […]

Sisterhood of the Ill-Fitting Pants

Sisterhood of the Ill-Fitting Pants

Yesterday morning, I was getting ready for Mass and I noticed something.  The dress that I had just bought a few weeks ago – and hadn’t even worn yet – didn’t fit quite right. How could that be?  How did I not notice the gap […]

5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained

5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained

I would say that, in general, our family is very healthy.  And thank the good Lord for it!  But, sure enough, every year when March rolls around, one of the kids will inevitably get sick.  And in a family of six people, that could very […]

Birthday Party Not Included

Birthday Party Not Included

Our youngest daughter turned 8 a few days ago.  And we didn’t throw her a birthday party. (Cue the shock and awe here!) Now, I’m pretty sure that by today’s parenting standards, we are big fat losers.  I mean, it seems like every time I […]

Easy Baked Ziti

Easy Baked Ziti

Spaghetti is always a hot dinner item at our house.  Our kids are huge fans of the stuff whether I make it from scratch using my homemade sauce recipe or their dad makes it with the sauce from a jar.  Pair it with a salad […]

Monday Morning Quick Takes

Monday Morning Quick Takes

Good morning, y’all!  I thought I’d write up a few quick takes about things that are going on in my world.  These things really don’t necessitate entire blog posts on their own, but I still feel they’re worth mentioning.  Sound good? As I write this, […]