{SQT} Drinks, Movies, and Dissections

Happy Friday! Time for some Takes. On Sunday Tony and I finally tried the new distillery in town. Like everything else, we could walk to it. We enjoy supporting local businesses, and were prepared to force down some pretty raw stuff, but thankfully it was all really good. They’re specializing in fruit liquors, many of …

{SQT} Food, Movies, and Books

Happy Easter Friday! Enjoy some meat!  We had a beautiful Easter Sunday. The kids woke up and immediately gorged themselves on candy (and maybe I did too). We attended Mass, came home and ate some appetizers including the amazing crab rangoon dip from Aldi’s (definently snag some if you see it). We wound up with …

Good Friday Takes

Yes, I redesigned the blog again. I was looking at some other “author” websites and realized I wanted something a bit more “I’m a real author.” and less “I blog in my bathrobe with a cup of cold coffee when I should be educating my kids.” Getting a professional headshot is still on the to-do …

{SQT} An Important Date, Current Watches, and Pep Talks

Mark your calendars, we have a date for my book’s release-OCTOBER 8th! Which is also Teddy’s birthday, so ideally I remember to celebrate both things on that day. Things are getting real! My celebration GIF was chosen because Schitt’s Creek is free on Prime right now and it’s my current binge watch for when I’m …

2021 House Tour

I don’t know why I think this is a big deal to anyone but me, but I did another video tour of our house. If you love videos of women rambling while they show you their normal, non-Instagram worthy house, you’ll love this home tour! This blog, more than anything, is a way for me …

{SQT} Edits, An Injury, And A Good Use For Facebook

Time for Seven Quick Takes! I turned in the completed second round of edits for my book last weekend. I wanted Tony to read over a couple new sections before turning it back over to my Our Sunday Visitor editor. I added a short conclusion to the book, and it was weird for me to …

{SQT} Holiday Recap

It’s time for my first random Quick Takes of the year. I’ll back it up and bring you up to date on all the very non-exciting things happening here. First, I know that you’re all wondering what happened to those chestnuts I mentioned two weeks ago. Well, I didn’t ruin them during the roasting process, …

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I’m writing this late on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day. This peaceful time before sleep, and a fun, yet crazy morning, is my favorite. The gifts and stockings are all laid out, and I’m on a high from lighting the candles on our tree and singing carols as a family. I managed to …

2020 Year in Review

And what a year it was right?? Last year I never wrote a year in review post. Instead, it went out as a belated newsletter to subscribers. In fact I hardly posted in December at all, and in reading my January posts, I’m reminded of the high hopes I had for this year. Lots of …

Experience Gifts: More Memories, Less Wrapping

It’s the time of year when everyone and their mother is putting out a gift guide. Don’t get me wrong, I love checking them out, I just usually can’t get my act together enough to pull one together. That being said, my husband and I usually prefer to give experience gifts whenever possible. With two …

{SQT} Come Holy Spirit!

Edie got the sacrament of Confirmation! Welcome to spiritual adulthood Edith Kateri! (One guess who she chose as her Confirmation saint. I had fun spelling it to the cake decorator.) It was a beautiful ceremony and Edie looked beautiful in her dress, which also happened to be my mother-in-law’s wedding dress. It fit Edie perfectly …

{SQT} Costume Deets, A Sudden Sacrament, and Book Disappointments

Welcome to November- go pray for some souls! Edie, who wants to live in any decade but this one, decided to make her own jester costume based on this historical photo. We purchased two green and two purple shirts at Goodwill, plus a pair of purple scrubs. From them she was able to create the …