This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 74 (Christmas Tree Edition!)


We got our Christmas Tree! Although I love the symbolism of waiting until Christmas Eve to set up the tree...I just can't wait that long. So we always go with Daniel's family to cut down a tree in mid-December and then we string the lights up but wait to add ornaments until Christmas Eve. Benjamin loves it and Lucy was old enough this year to really be excited, too. And yes, we're all in short … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 73


Whew! It's been a busy week over at Carrots. I can't remember the last time I posted NINE days in a row! The book had been taking up so much of my mental space and it's thrilling to start catching up on all the post ideas I've had brewing in my head during those weeks when we had to get the book finished. Speaking of the book... Eek! Last night (it's Thursday as I type this) we were surprised … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 72 (and Giveaway Winner!)


(Lucy, my niece Vivienne, Benjamin, and Baby Gwen on Thanksgiving) What a fun week! We had a blast hosting Thanksgiving, enjoying breakfast with friends on Friday, and ending the week with a family movie night (Disney's animated Robin Hood is on Netflix streaming now!) We're taking a breath after all the ebook launch craziness. Whew. I want to thank each and every one of you who purchased our … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 71 (eBook Edition!)


What an exciting week! The past 72 hours have been a whirlwind. First and foremost, we launched our liturgical year eCookbook: Feast! and the response has been amazing. We had no idea what to expect and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement you amazing readers gave us during the writing process and the support you've given the book now that's it's out. 48 hours … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 70


Whew! Editing done! Formatting done! Now I just need to finish up the logistics of being able to sell our book from the blog and we'll be good to go. I cannot WAIT to share the book with you! It was so exciting to send the draft to a few friends this weekend and hear their responses. (And also get their great feedback. Apparently, books need a conclusion and you can't just end on The Feast of … [Read more...]

This Weeks’ Miscellany: Vol. 69 (and Giveaway winner!)


First things first!  The winner of the Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles giveaway is....Kristen! You'll be receiving an email from us soon about your prize. And since the Carrots readers were so excited about Toadily Handmade's products, they are offering you a special coupon code (CARROTS) which gets you a 10% discount on ANYTHING in the store until 11/15. So if you were eyeing those Advent … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 68 (Allume Edition)


Whew! Catching my breath. I had an amazing weekend in Greenville, SC with my cute travel buddies at Allume (basically a Christian women's blogging conference). And we stayed with my darling auntie and got to see some sweet cousins as a bonus. This little drool-monster was soooooo good. She slept through the night 3 nights in a row (!) and it was ah-mazing. Her raven tresses had many … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 67


(Mischievous Benjamin and Skeptical Lucy with their sweet baby cousin.) Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: We're getting close to Hallowtide (All Hallows Eve, All Saints, and All Souls) and Bonnie of A Knotted Life just started the bestest video series about celebrating the liturgical year with children. Did you know a jack o' lantern can teach children about redemptive suffering? Yeah, me … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 66 (and giveaway winner)


Call me the Craigslist Queen, y'all, because we got the find of the century! Actually I just got really lucky, because on the day I decided the kiddos really need a backyard swing set, someone posted this bad boy and with the help of all our male extended family members and a Uhaul, we transported it to our house. Now we just need to set up the swing part. In the meantime, Lucy is totally … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 65

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Thank you so much for the super encouraging response to our announcement about our ebook! It made us so excited to know that you're excited about it, too, and now I'm motivated to really plow through and get it done. And actually getting it done might be a real possibility because after a month of 6-10 night wakings per night from Baby Gwen, I finally got a decent night of sleep! Maybe newborn … [Read more...]