5 Favorites: Best of Etsy

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In honor of my Etsy shop's grand opening, I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite Etsy shops. And because it is Wednesday, I will do exactly five. No more. No less. Those are Hallie's rules. Blue Calla I ordered a wallet from here, and it is the most convenient thing in my house besides the enormous bag of chicken nuggets in my freezer. It fits my phone, a few cards, some cash and a chapstick. I toss it on my wrist, and then the only thing I need to worry about is wrangling two … [Read more...]

Essential Oil Trading Cards + Other Favorite EO Resources

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I've been getting into that whole oil thang, and one thing I learned really quickly is that there is TOO MUCH INFORMATION out there. The Internet is a fickle beast, and if you're searching for a specific answer to a question, you can make it appear. Totally subjective, I say! So, my advice? Find a few sources you like, and leave. it. alone. Resources I like: Everything Essential Mary Crimmins Friends who know what's up - like my gal Kristin. order from her with this link ^ Essential Oil … [Read more...]

7QT: Have you joined The Catholic Brew?

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-1- We're taking Ellen to see Disney on Ice this morning. When we told her we were going, she was so excited that she was going to "get to ice skate in the Bulimpics with Mick and Min!" When we broke the news that this was, in fact, not the case, she flipped her ish. We will see how this goes. -2- Have you joined The Catholic Brew on Facebook? It's a Catholic group for peeps who are looking to keep with what is new in the Catholic social circle. Articles, questions, discussions, blog … [Read more...]

Catholic Clicky

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If you're looking for what's good in the world of Catholics this week, look no further. I've got your back, Christ child. Olivia has been married for a wee bit over a year, and they are welcoming their first bundle soon soon soon (It's soon, Olivia. I promise!) And even though they only have a bit under their belts, girlfriend knows that marriage is a hundy hundy business. Laura spent the week serving the poor of St. Louis. She is, like, Corporal Works of Mercy Level 10. And, she got … [Read more...]

Shop Call Her Happy on Etsy

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Das right. I opened up an Etsy shop featuring tiny little embroidery hoop necklaces. Right now, I am offering french dots, bees, dandelions, bows, monograms and lavender. Spring stuff. But, I am also looking into doing bigger pieces, and I am always willing to do a custom piece of any size for ya. Just let me know. Giveaway In honor of the launch, I am running a giveaway on Instagram. Head over and enter to win a little cutie of your choice. Ends 3/19. More Embroidery … [Read more...]

Call Her Happy Spring Stitch-a-Long Details {Free Succulent Embroidery Pattern}

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It's the first ever Call Her Happy Stitch-a-long! I'm hoping to cover all of your question bases here, but if I leave something out, let me know. It's going to be super easy and laid back, just like me...minus the easy part. What is a Stitch-a-Long? A group of people embroidering from the same pattern under a loose timeline in order to gawk at each other's interpretations of the piece. It's just for fun, so don't be so uptight about it. Stop freaking out! Learn how to embroider … [Read more...]

Lenten Embroidery Prayer Craft

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Lent is supposed to be a time of preparation, contemplative prayer, and sacrifice. But then you throw your family and daily grind into the mix, and Lent is rarely the time of penance and spiritual growth I want it to be. Or is that just me? Find out more by checking out my latest at CatholicMom.com: A Hands-On Prayer Craft for Lent. My hope is that the repetitive and flowing lines in this design will be the perfect companion to meditative Lenten prayer. Also, don't forget that next week … [Read more...]

7QT: liquid got in between the charger and the charging hole thingy

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-1- If you're wondering what was up this week, here is the skinny (this might sound familiar): See, my computer quit charging last week, so I took it in and they said that the cable was fried. They said it looked like some liquid got in between the charger and the charging hole thingy. Suddenly, my mind flashed back to earlier that day when I caught Sam with the charging cable in his mouth having a little old Apple snack. I yanked it from him and plugged it right back in. Zap. -2- If … [Read more...]

Adorbs (Are we still saying that?) Felt Bandaid Tutorial

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I don't want to point fingers or anything, but my hiatus this week was completely Sam's fault. I guess I did want to point fingers. That felt good. See, my computer quit charging last week, so I took it in and they said that the cable was fried. They said it looked like some liquid got in between the charger and the charging hole thingy. Suddenly, my mind flashed back to earlier that day when I caught Sam with the charging cable in his mouth having a little old Apple snack. I yanked it … [Read more...]

7QT: go to the computer and type in the www

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-1- We got to see Meg this week. She was speaking at my parents' parish, so we drove out to say hello. I know Meg is an awesome blogger, and she is a wonderful houseguest, but I had never heard her give a speech until this week. Gurl has energy and words of truth. The Holy Spirit floweth through her. -2- Meg's talk was a great kick-starter for Lent. It got me all fired up and ready to grow. And then Ash Wednesday came and I fell apart. Man, one day into Lent and I failed. BUT, I'm trying … [Read more...]