This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 21

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We’re still up in the mountains escaping the Florida heat and enjoying some time with extended family. I know it’s been pretty quiet ’round these parts, but I hope you enjoyed Katherine’s non-maternity “maternity” picks and my must-have maternity items that can be used during the post-partum weeks, too.  Here’s a  short This Week’s Miscellany and I’ll be back in full force next week 🙂 (You can follow the rest of our trip by following me on instagram. I’m haleyweasley.)

Maternity Wear Links:

Tying into this week of maternity wear posts at Carrots, you might enjoy these great tutorials from A Beautiful Mess:

Maternity DIY: Make a Tunic

Maternity DIY: Make a Lace Top


I Quit the Pill and I Liked It: The Rosary Chick

Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?: The New York Times

Household Cleaning: Involving Your Kids and How to Help Comfort a Teething Baby: the family of O

Books for Tweens and Teens: Simple Kids

 Prepping Your Cloth Diapers: Raising a Green Family

and Food Choices Are Not a Moral Issue: Keeper of the Home (I definitely disagreed with this post. Although, I think it’s important to be understanding and not unkind or judgmental towards those who don’t share your real, local, and/or organic food choices, I think food IS DEFINITELY a moral issue. There’s no need to be smug or holier-than-thou because of your food choices, but let’s not pretend that they aren’t important and that there’s not so much at stake. Not only are we supposed to take care of the bodies God gave us, but we MUST consider the moral implications of who grows our food, how animals are treated, how farmers and farm workers are treated, how our food is grown, how it affects our environment, how much gas is used to transport food, etc. For some food for thought (hehe) I highly recommend Wendell Berry’s agrarian essays and Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

The Quotable Benjamin:

Benjamin: “Wait…WHO is WHO’S father?!”
Me: “Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father. Can you believe that?”
Benjamin: “Noooooooooo!”

“The storm troopers in Star Wars are really bad. They want to break stuff and even cut up bedspreads with scissors!”

“Mama, I will always love you. No matter what. Even if you poked an eye out.” (Well, that’s a relief, amirite?!)

“I want to go to a zoo with Tauntauns. Call ALL the zoos!”

Benjamin: Are lightsabers real?
Daniel: No son, I’m sorry. They’re not. At least, not like in the movies.
Benjamin: No, they ARE real. They sell them at Target.

Pictures Worth Sharing:

Sweet Little Traveler #1

Sweet Little Traveler #2

Me and my girl.

Benjamin’s mountain treasures.

Lucylove through the screen.

Serious bookworm.

And please, please don’t forget to help out the East Hill Honey Project by supporting it’s kickstarter and receiving some delicious raw honey in return! They only have three days left and have almost 50% of their goal to reach so they’re down to the wire because if they don’t reach their goal they get NOTHING. Go local farmers!

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  1. Sarah O says

    Thanks for the link-ups! I love reading your son’s weekly quotes. I cannot wait til mine is old enough to share Star Wars with. =)

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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