Charity Auction from Lovely Catholic Artisans


This is so cool, y'all. My friends at the Catholic artisan collective, Zelie & Co have teamed up with some blogging ladies to put together an incredibly fun auction to support some of our favorite charities. And I get to showcase the auction set from the lovely Shannon of Organic Mama (I've shared about some of her gorgeous items here)! It took me a little minute to decide which charity I … [Read more...]

40+ Resources for Lent and February Liturgical Traditions

Resources for Observing Lent! (And other liturgical traditions in February)

I'm always trying to figure out how to make it easier for families to observe the Christian Year because we felt so overwhelmed when we first started that journey (which is why we wrote the book we wish we had then).  I thought it might be helpful for our family to have resources compiled for the month ahead so that we can plan in advance which special saints days we want to observe and I hope … [Read more...]

Tips for Reading More This Year

Tips for Reading More This Year!

While I know my personal reading lists are always overambitious, I love making them and I find that I DO read more when I have a list. It's like my own little personal syllabus (because you don't have to be in grad school to have a life of the mind, right?) But whenever I post a yearly reading list, I get a lot of questions asking, "how do you get so much reading done?!" Because yes, there are … [Read more...]

9 Reasons the Weasleys Are (Probably) a Catholic Family

9 Reasons the Weasleys Are (Probably) a Catholic Family

  I first read the Harry Potter series before converting to Catholicism and the Weasleys were my favorite family in the books (obviously). Imagine my delight when I discovered that they’re a big Catholic family!  Well….OK, the books don’t come right out and say they're Catholic but I think there's some solid reasons to assume they are. Reason #1: They’re open to life, even to the point … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 147

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This. This right here. You know how some photos are just super flattering, but you know in your heart of hearts that it's not really quite what you look like? I find that whenever I see a photo of myself that I think I look really great in, Daniel will tell me, "that just doesn't quite look like YOU." But this photo right here is us. On a regular day on this muddy farm. And I just love it to … [Read more...]

Friday Fashion Frivolity: Elizabeth & Clarke’s Winter Collection

The Carson Vest from the Elizabeth & Clarke 2015 Winter Collection

Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans….or leave your couch. Happy Friday! We're going to Austin for the weekend (first time since we moved back to TX!) but before we head out, I wanted to post some fashion fun complete with my husband Daniel's always enthused commentary. Because why not? Elizabeth & … [Read more...]

What NBC’s “Parenthood” Reminded Me About Marriage

What NBC's "Parenthood" Reminded Me About Marriage

Over the past couple of years, I’ve made my way through the NBC show Parenthood in spurts, finally finishing the series during a pretty epic season of Netflix binge watching. It’s not a perfect show (read: it’s not Mad Men) but I enjoyed it. And some of the themes surprised me. (Psst! Spoilers within! Ye have been warned!) The plot is built around the four children of Zeke and Camille … [Read more...]

That Time I Got to Give Everybody a Free Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit!


Blogging is a like a vortex that you enter soon to realize that all your free time has evaporated and been consumed by the blog. It's also the best job in the world. And it has some pretty great perks like getting to know people everywhere and having friends to stay with in every state (just in case you take three small children on an insane trip around the country or something). Or convincing … [Read more...]

The 10 Most Popular Carrots Posts of 2015!

The 10 Most Popular Carrots Posts of 2015

In typical Haley fashion, we're well into 2016 and I'm just now posting some year in review kind of posts for 2015. "Have You Ever Felt Like Being A Mother Has 'Ruined' You?" 2. How a Family of Five Got Rid of Half Their Stuff 3. It's OK to Skip Your "20s" and Start Your Life 4. Why Voldemort Hates Homeschooling 5. When You Leave Your Comfortable Life and Change … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 146

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Greetings from the muddy farm! It was a full, but fun week starting with Daniel's birthday. We just had a few friends over to eat sausage from one of the pigs and to sit around a campfire. There was also a giant cowboy boot piñata. I always get nervous about throwing Daniel birthday parties because he's very good at throwing birthday parties and I always feel like his birthday isn't as fun … [Read more...]