How To Embroider A Name on a Stocking

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Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions about stockings: where to get them, how to make them and how to add a child’s name to the top of a stocking.  There are, of course, lots of answers to these questions, but I thought it might be helpful to put together a little tutorial on the …

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The Catholic Saints In Cross Stitch: THE BOOK

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No longer just a digital download–the Catholic Saint Cross Stitch Patterns are now an actual book…which is on sale today! You can purchase it for $30 right HERE. The book turned out so good.  It’s thrilling!  Here are the details: The book contains over 150 different patterns–30 of which I have never offered before.  Just …

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The Names of Jesus Advent Countdown

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And all of the sudden it’s mid November.  WHAT!?!  Perhaps it’s the beautiful weather here in Kansas, or the fact that I have been busy lauching my planner, but this fall is flying by.  Advent is right around the corner, and I really want to do a good job with Advent this year.  To be …

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Miraculous Medal Cross Stitch Pattern

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The Catholic faith is awesome, isn’t it?  There is just so much to continue to discover, and just when some small part of the faith and Catholic history is starting to feel common, there is something else to learn and marvel at. Last year sometime I read this and became dedicated to wearing my miraculous …

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A Mother’s Call to Greatness

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Most days it feels plain ludicrous that I have the audacity to blog and blab about motherhood, faith, life and love. Days when I get so frustrated with Gus that I’m a red-faced screaming banshee by 9am.  Days when we are 10 minutes late…and only 3 of the 4 kids have shoes on.  Days when my …

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The Catholic Woman’s Companion: Available Today

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  What if there was one book that could help you manage it all: your faith, family, meals, calendar, budget, responsibilities and goals?  One book small enough to fit in a diaper bag.  One book made exclusively for people like us, Catholic Mothers. Well, as of today there is. The Catholic Woman’s Companion is on …

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The Practice Of Gratitude

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The future has never appeared more bleak. After the kids are in bed each night my husband and I lay down for a few minutes in our own bed–to make sure all little ones stay tucked in–and quietly scroll Facebook.  What used to be a fun little diversion of other people’s new babies and funny articles has become …

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Holiday Characters in Cross Stitch

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Everything is cuter in cross stitch.  It’s a fact.  And you know what we all need during these dark political times–more cute (and diligent prayers). I’m in a funny mood today.  We are leaving on a BIG road trip tomorrow, so instead of packing/laundry/cleaning I am doing something totally silly–making cross stitch patterns.  And you …

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The Lie of Productivity

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I hate to say that my life is defined by a lie, but some days it kinda is. The lie that it if I accomplish enough, if I get every little thing done and read the kids a million books and grocery shop and clean out the car and eat so crazy healthy and exercise …

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Cathoilc Saints in Perler Bead

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In my youth I was fascinated by the lives of the saints.  My sisters and I used to beg our mother to read about the saints every night.  More often than not we begged to hear about Maria Goretti, because she was our favorite.  It’s a bit of a gruesome story–attempted rape and murder–for a …

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Embracing Foolishness

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This past April, when I eight months pregnant, I braved Walmart with my then three small children.  By the time we turned into a checkout line I had threatened and bribed everyone within an inch of their lives.  I frantically threw stuff onto the belt as Dominic slunk out of his seat.  I grabbed him …

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The Only Advice I have for New Moms

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperAbsorbent #CollectiveBias You know when you are at at baby shower and they pass out those cute index cards with the instructions to “write down one bit of wisdom for the new mom”?  Have you done that before? …

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Magnificat: Catholic Moms Coloring Page

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The absolute best sound in the world: Baby Giggles. Even with just a year and a half between my babies I forget just how magical those sweet little baby giggles are.  They lock eyes with you, their sweet little mouths open and from somewhere deep in their little bellies comes this pure and wonderful laugh. …

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Cross Stitch Saint Rosary Case Tutorial

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As a young blogger I used to seek to appeal to everyone.  But, as you can see by today’s post title–Cross Stitch Saint Rosary Case Tutorial–things have changed!  I love every single person that stumbles onto this site, but I have decided to write about what I know–the Catholic Faith, Family and Craftiness. I created …

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The Power of Writing It Down

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I am a compulsive list maker.  Compulsive. Each morning–and then a few more times before the end of the day–I make a to-do list the old school way, with a pen on actual paper.  I put everything on these lists, including “make bed” and “take a shower” because, yes, I am the type of person …

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A Servant’s Heart: Catholic Mom’s Coloring Page

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Hi friends!  Today I’m starting something new–I’m sharing a COLORING PAGE FOR CATHOLIC MOMS.  Many women have wrote to me voicing their struggles in finding time for themselves, time to be creative and time to pray.  I don’t have the answer, but I am dying to help!  So, I’ve decided to draw up simple coloring …

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