{SQT} College Reunion Delay

  Still waiting to hear back from Megan as to whether or not her company would like to partner with me on my recent fashion post. Breaking down the week in seven while I sit and twiddle my thumbs. 1. I recently finished the book ‘Daily Rituals’ by Mason Currey. I’d learned of it via […]

{SQT} By Request, A Capsule Wardrobe For Speakers

If you’re a blogger with any following, it won’t be long until you start to get emails from people who want you to write about their product or company or share their link or article. Typically, they can’t offer you compensation but they’ll be happy to promote your post on their social media channels where […]

{SQT} A Treatment Has Arrived

Lots of excitement this week, plus I saw my shadow getting out of bed this morning so I declare winter over. My shadow, my rules. Moving on to some quick ones. 1. I sent my oldest two on a bus to Washington, DC last Friday for the annual March for Life. The rest of us […]

How To Achieve The Perfect SAHM Body

The gluttony of the holiday season is finally over. Even those hidden packages of clearanced Christmas candy you’d tucked at the back of the pantry are gone. Winter has set in, and hibernating under blankets, extra sweaters and piles of laundry has you feeling as attractive as a walrus. Motivation is at an all time low. […]

{SQT} Seven Things I Learned About Catholic Mindfulness

Alright, finally, the deets on the Catholic Mindfulness course. In re-reading the materials, I realized how much I missed the first time around, probably because I was in a hurry. (Still such a novice!!) But, the good news is, I’m not expected to be an expert from the get go, so as long as I […]

{SQT} Reentry and Reiteration

Alright, I’ll be honest and admit I’m totally unmotivated to write my takes, but after checking Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter 12,314 times, I’m buckling down to crank out a few short ones. 1. While hosting, Tony and I made a greater than usual effort to always “be present” and play/ interact with all the […]

{SQT}The House is Alive With….

Happy Friday (and Epiphany)! We’re currently in the throes of last-minute departure prep. Bart and Lisa fly out today at 5:45 p.m. and of course I’m scrambling. (For the record, they are both indicating that I will be a blubbering mess at the airport. We’ll see.) I was hoping to update y’all on our final […]

{SQT} Hosting, Part III

Another week down, and just another week to go. Recapping the highlights in seven. 1. On Friday I took the girls shopping for Christmas dresses at Burlington Coat Factory. Lisa picked out at least seven dresses and eagerly tried on each one and paraded around the dressing area for Addie, Edie and I to see. […]

{SQT} Hosting Update, Part Two

Earlier this week, as we took a short walk around our yard, my husband succinctly summed up the challenges of the hosting experience as such: “It’s like when you’re about to have your first child. You know it’s going to be hard, but because it’s unlike anything you’ve ever done before, you don’t know how […]

{SQT} Priorities

Monday found me slightly stressed, with a sugar hangover, and an overwhelming feeling that we would not, under any circumstances, be ready to host orphans by Saturday. My efforts to clean and reorganize the whole house were constantly being undone by my family who didn’t seem to grasp the importance of having everything absolutely perfect […]