Manic Monday

Yes, I do hope that this ditty is now prancing around in your head. But if you're me, it would only be all-too-appropriate, for today truly is a manic Monday. I worked all weekend (don't weep for me, or even feel an ounce of pity), for which I … [Continue reading]

2 Good 2 Not Share

"Mrs. Spears, hold this vase up to your ear, you can hear the ocean..."

Does that title look like a 7th grader wrote it?  Good, because rising to imitate my darling students is my most pressing goal in life, after all. As a middle school teacher, I hear some of the most heinous and also the funniest phrases to ever be … [Continue reading]

Five Favorites


Joining Hallie and the gang for this week's edition of 5 Favorites.  I'm dying over all of Hallie's recommendations for natural remedies and vitamins to make pregnancy and natural birth an easier go.  I will definitely be putting those to use both … [Continue reading]

Help Me: Knitting 101

You see the appx. 4 stitches cast on?  Yeah, I'm not kidding.  I need you.

I am in the process of attempting my first EVER knitting project: a baby blanket for our new and precious goddaughter.  I bought this soft pink yarn and have cozied into the couch many a moon now in failed efforts to teach myself how to knit.  … [Continue reading]

Congratulations, Dave!

Hitting the books with niece, Gianna.  She clearly was bored by the subject...

We received word this weekend that Dave has been accepted into our top pick Nursing Program!  He will be starting the hit-the-ground-running, kick-you-in-the-falls program this August. I could not be more proud of you, Dave!  All your hard work is … [Continue reading]

Marian Monday: Star of the Sea

Isn't she lovely?

What better way to kick off the work week than to talk about Our Lady?  I'll admit, to tackle this topic, even in an abbriviated way, is a bit intimidating.  There is no amount of time we could spend discussing the Mother of God that would … [Continue reading]

What I Wore Sunday

This is how we do it.
Chasing the "wishies".
It gets pretty crazy around here.

Linking up with the ladies over at Fine Linen and Purple this week for a fam bam birthday bash! My cousin turned 30 this week and her darling husband organized a surprise party for her.  So after Mass and Religious Ed I scooted over to my … [Continue reading]