This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 93

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  You're probably on the edge of your seat waiting to hear the fate of the last somewhat blah Stitch Fix box and Daniel's future as a jewelry model. You're not? Well, you're gonna hear about it anyway! I decided to ditch the whole box. I didn't love any of it and since I'm currently in a decluttering frenzy, why spend money on one more thing in my closet that won't get much use? I did … [Read more...]

Stitch Fix Round 2: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly! Tell Me What to Keep!

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A few weeks ago, after a year of eyeing Stitch Fix, I finally tried it out. And because I need fashion advice, I asked you what pieces I should keep. And it was......fun? Really fun! I made Daniel take awkward photos of the outfits and reading everyone's (sometimes conflicting) opinions was a blast. So.....Stitch Fix Round 2! This time around was a little more ho hum. There weren't any pieces that … [Read more...]

The Carrots Classic Book Club: Brideshead Revisited Discussion Recap #1

A couple of weeks back, we had our first meeting of the Carrots Classic Book Club and discussed the beginning of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (you can see the whole discussion in the FB event). It’s a familiar read for me, my very favorite novel, but I still learned so much from you all. What jumped out at me the most is how masterful Waugh’s characters are. I feel like I know them because … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 92

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These are the crazy eyes of a woman who decided on a Wednesday to have a garage sale 72 hours later. It was intense and we still haven't fully recovered. But the stuff is OUT OF MY HOUSE and we made a little bit of cash so...win?   The other earth-shattering news in the Stewart home is that Baby Gwen discovered that yes, indeed, she CAN climb onto the couches. Climbing down, … [Read more...]

The One Thing I Regret About My Wedding

The One Thing I Regret About My Wedding

I was 20 when we were married. Generally speaking, I didn’t know much of anything. I knew I wanted to marry Daniel in a church. I didn’t even care so much which church (it was a few years before we became Catholic). I didn’t care what our wedding colors were. It didn’t make much of a difference to me what song played when I walked down the aisle. It was before Pinterest. I just wanted a white … [Read more...]

20 Picture Books That Will Delight Your Children (And That Won’t Annoy You)

20 Picture Books That Will Delight Your Children (And That Won't Annoy You)

This is a popular post from the archives that has been brushed up to share some of our favorite picture books! These are some tried and true titles that have passed an important test: we've read them hundreds of times to our kids and don't hate them yet (miraculous, no!?). The stories and illustrations of these books are enchanting and they have become classics in our household. Enjoy our list and … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 91 (Garage Sale Insanity Edition)

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How scary is that? This is the before photo of all the stuff I piled in Baby Gwen's room for my horrible/brilliant idea to have a garage sale this morning. (I'm hiding out inside while Gwen naps and Daniel handles sales.) I decided we should have one Wednesday...which didn't give us much time. But we are getting rid of SO MUCH STUFF. Oh and if you're worried that we're getting rid of HP DVDs, … [Read more...]

Book Clubs and Being a Verily Fangirl

As you probably know, I'm such a Verily Magazine fangirl. So when I was asked to contribute an article about friendship and book clubs (!), I may or may not have squealed. I'm not telling. Draw your own conclusions. "When one season of life ends, it’s easy to lose touch with friends—the common threads holding us together no longer seem to exist. While keeping up with girlfriends on the same … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 90 (Gwen’s Birthday Edition!)

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  OK, first things first. This little gingersnap was the sweetest little birthday gal. I can't believe it's been a year! I cannot BELIEVE it. She is such a joyful angel baby. I love simple birthdays, but this one ended up more simple than I'd planned. I thought about doing a fleur de lis theme since our Gwen was born on St. Joan of Arc's day. But, in typical form I procrastinated … [Read more...]

Our Lady, Stella Maris….Over at To The Heights

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  I'm over at Olivia's lovely blog, To the Heights chatting about Our Lady while Olivia enjoys sweet moments with her new little one! "Star of the Sea, or the Latin version of the title, Stella Maris, speaks to the idea that Our Lady is a sparkling light of hope for Christians. Our Living Hope, Christ Our Lord, is made flesh through her. But her role as a channel of God’s grace is … [Read more...]