Seven Quick Takes: People of Faith Making Beautiful Things

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 It's Friday, oh short and sweet day. I mostly have links to share. And as always, thanks to Jen for hosting Quick Takes Friday.1.First, our kitchen is finished, for the most part.Here's the before picture: And here's the after picture with the cabinets and flooring my husband made:  For more pictures, a closer look at what happened in between, and how my husband operates as a woodworker, see here.I've been meaning for some time to cr … [Read more...]

The Art of Mothering

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I just realized that mothering is an art-form. Today, actually. After fourteen years of being a mother. This is blowing my mind.I was watching my niece and nephew yesterday, since their dad (my husband's brother) and my older boys were helping my husband demolish and lay a new floor in the kitchen. We had to stay out of the house so the kids wouldn't fall through the subfloor into the crawlspace. I was down two kids and up two kids, and all day long I kept losing count of the children, even … [Read more...]

Five Favorites

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Linking up with Hallie and Jen today to highlight my five favorite things this week. 1.After Pope Francis, I think this pic was the second best thing to come out of the conclave:This is why I never believed my mother when she told me that smoking doesn't make you look cool.H/T Korrektiv2.My Fitness Pal. Now that Lent is over and all the pressure is off, I can begin my diet without spiritual neurosis. I've tried a lot of different online tools … [Read more...]


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