The Sheenazing Blogger Awards are over. Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to vote for Carrots! Congrats to all the winners! Carrots didn’t win, but I did get this awesome pic from the awards host, Bonnie, to add to my sidebar!
I am truly still floored that I was on a ballot next to some of my favorite bloggers!
Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Lent! I need to get organized and put up a post on Lenten resources pronto. Lent is definitely sneaking up on me this year. I’ve gotten a few emails asking about a revivial of the Little Holydays link up and the answer is yes! A Little Holydays link up for January/February is in the works with Molly Makes Do and Dualing Moms and will include plans for Lent as well as January/February feast days, Candlemas, etc.
Book Love: I’m a little behind in my Reading Goals for 2013. I’m still finishing up my last January book: Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery. If you’re like me, and cried when you ran out of “Anne” books, you will fall in love with Emily! Next up, the unabridged Les Miserables! I have to admit, I’m a little intimidated by the ginormousness of it.
On the Homestead: Carrots and radishes!
The image above should be titled, “The Doomed.” Last weekend was a bit grim as far as homesteading goes. We slaughtered our 7 meat birds and it was as bloody and gruesome as you might expect. Benjamin summed it up nicely….:
The Quotable Benjamin:
“Thanks for becoming food for us, chickens! You are SO brave dying!”
Lately on Carrots:
Carrots is about to reach 600 likes on FB! I can’t believe 600 people would want to keep up with my ramblings! Thank you!
There are some really insightful comments on the first part of my “Catholicism: Empowering Women for 2000 Years” series on the topic of Marian doctrine. If you haven’t read some of the great contributions to the discussion in the comments, take a minute to check them out. I am always so impressed by how respectful and kind my readers are to me and to each other, even when you disagree. That is not the case for every site and I know that I am terribly lucky to have such an insightful and kind readership! Thank you for making the comment box a place for discussion where we can truly have productive conversation. You are the best!
Speaking of comments, friends, I just don’t think I can keep up with what has been my policy from the beginning: a response to every single comment. Responding to comments has started to take up more time than actually writing new posts! I love responding to comments but Daniel helped me realize that I really can’t keep this up. I will still try to respond to any comments that have questions and as many other ones as I can, but if I’m not able to respond to one of your comments, please know that I did read and appreciated it! I just can’t make responding to every single comment a priority over writing or family. I know you’ll understand!
You can also find me over at Mama And Baby Love talking about building raised beds for gardening this week!
Instagrams Worth Sharing: (I’m carrotsformichaelmas on IG)
Can you believe I found this adorable Beatrix Potter scene at Goodwill? I had planned to do a Peter Rabbit themed birthday for Lucy last year but then the pregnancy nausea was too much for anything but last minute cupcakes and some flowers from the garden. Maybe this year!
She insisted on wearing these boots and hat one morning last week. I love this little cowgirl so!
Date night makeup!
Winter roses (camellias) picked by my sweet little boy. Who could ask for more?
Hope you’re staying warm this weekend!
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