This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 67

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(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 neither. Thank you, Bonnie. I already knew I loved Bonnie, but now I REALLY love Bonnie. How cute is she in the video? I feel like I would be super awkward. She’s just super adorable and photogenic (videogenic?).

And if you’re looking for a recipe, check out my Soul Cakes for All Souls. I used Gluten-Free flour, fellow gluten sufferers!


And because this is a miscellany post, I get to share riveting information like: I got my hair cut this week. And while I’ve got you at the edge of your seat, I want to share that I worked up the courage to try red lipstick when I saw one called British Red and couldn’t suppress my Anglophile desire to look like Honeysuckle Weeks from Foyle’s War. OK, boring facts quota reached for this post.


I cannot get this kid to remove his Halloween costume. But I feel pretty lucky that I get to hang out with the cutest pirate ever.

On the Homestead:


Peppers are just about my favorite thing.


Except for this picture of Benjamin holding a baby bunny. I plan to look at at whenever I’m mad at him to remember how precious he is.


And this little gal who likes to wake up between 4:30 and 5am each morning for some one-on-one time with mom and dad. I mean really. This face? This hair? I am a lucky mama.

Our eBook:

Our cover design is done! Yay yay yay! Rejoicing!



Warped Childhood, Restoration Hardware-Style: suburban turmoil

A Bad Man Is Hard to Break: Revelation and Redemption in Breaking Bad: Through a Glass Brightly

Distracted Living: HuffPo

I’m so excited about the BBC miniseries that will soon be in production (because I love a good miniseries) based on the wonderful book Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. If you want a mix of Harry Potter and Jane Austen, this might be as close as you’re gonna get.


Light a Candle:

October 15th was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. I have been thinking of all the mothers and fathers who have lost children, but my heart has been broken for three mothers who have just lost babies in the past couple of weeks (two blogging friends and one dear IRL friend). Please light a candle and pray for them as the grieve the loss of their babies. I can’t imagine greater pain than losing a child.

Mary’s recent posts about miscarriage has many important resources:

Honoring Life in the Midst of Grief: How to Handle Miscarriage from a Christian Perspective (Part One) and (Part Two): Better than Eden

Don’t Forget

To enter the Mama’s Notebooks giveaway!

And Lila Rose Hair Jewelry is having a sale (all items 10-15% off now through Sunday!) so be sure to check it out on Mandi’s site.

And a big thank you to the other wonderful Carrots sponsors: Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles and Angela Thomas-Shaklee!

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


p.s. If you’re going to be at Allume next weekend, let me know! I’d love to meet up for coffee!

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  1. says

    The kiddos are so cute! So is the baby bunny rabbit! And omg how hilarious is that Restoration Hardware satire?! Love the bit about the German haiku.

    So what will you do with all those peppers?

    • Haley says

      Well, we’ve been eating peppers with breakfast lunch and dinner for the past few weeks, haha. But we’ll chop them up and store them in the freezer for slow cooker meals over the winter. They’re so pretty!

  2. says

    Love the pirate costume! I am so excited about when Sebastian starts doing all those little boy things that I love. Pure boy is a beautiful and wonderful thing. And I’ll say it again — love the hair, and you rock the red lips.

    • Haley says

      Boys are soooo fun. And thank you! I’m still feeling a little nervous about the red lipstick but I wore it on our date night this weekend and I think it worked!

  3. says

    So I had no idea about this new BBC miniseries, but as a fan of anything BBC, I’m pretty excited about Jonathan Strange now! (Also a Potter and Austen fan, so make that doubly excited)
    Your hair is darling, and your Anglophile tendency made me laugh out loud! 🙂 I enjoy that you love Jesus, love liturgy, and you’re so much fun.

    P.S. Pinterest has been covered in stuffed pepper recipes lately, which resulted in me craving them, which resulted in me making up a recipe (which I posted). So if you need suggestions for those delish bell pepper crop…. 🙂

    • Haley says

      Have you read Jonathan Strange? It’s so good! I think the miniseries is gonna be awesome. At least I hope so. Every time I re-read it, I think, “Why hasn’t someone made a film version!”

      And thanks! I can’t say no to British things. And I loved the looks of your pepper recipe. Beautiful photo on that post, too.

  4. says

    Loving the Honeysuckle from Foyle’s War look. SO cute (and now I’m in total Anglophile mode and have to track down that lipstick to try for myself!)

    And can I add, your kids are so stinkin’ cute!!!


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