This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 116

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Yesterday we spent all morning at the "outside museum" as we call it. It's a natural sciences and history museum with lots of native FL wildlife. While we were running around and gobbling at the turkeys, approx. 500,000 people were in DC for the March for Life. I shared some thoughts along with this photo on the Carrots FB page and I thought I'd re-post here because my heart just bursts: The … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Not Attend the Edel Gathering


Have you heard? Jen and Hallie just made a few more tickets available for the Edel Gathering this July in Charleston, SC. And guess what?! Because the lovely Jenny Uebbing is expecting and won't be able to travel to emcee the event...........I'm the new emcee! AND Audrey Assad is going to give a keynote! (^make that "today"!) I've seen a lot of excitement about Edel this week. And I've … [Read more...]

The Sheenazings: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


Nothing brings me out of a little blogging hiatus like THE SHEENAZINGS! Don't know what they are? Allow me to explain one of my FAVORITE things on the internet! Have you met my friend Bonnie? Well, she's awesome. And every January, out of the goodness of her heart, she organizes blogging awards for Catholic bloggers. It's like she's giving out virtual high fives during the chilly, gloomy … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 115

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Welcome to This Week's Miscellany, the weekly feature at Carrots where I share photos, quotes, links, and whatever strikes my fancy! I'm honestly not exactly sure what's happening here. But whatever is happening is epic and awesome. This is definitely worth framing as it pretty much sums up these two. They are buddies in this quirky, Wes Anderson-y, … [Read more...]

For your listening pleasure…


We're halfway through the week, friends. And if your floors are as sticky as mine are, perhaps you need something inspiring to listen to while you mop? Lucky for you, the wonderful Hallie Lord agreed to chat with Christy and I on the podcast this week and share some of her wisdom on love and marriage. You can hear her tips for surviving those rough patches of marriage and hear us squeal over … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 114 (The Longest Edition Ever)

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And....we're back! Don't be misled that this photo depicted Gwen's excitement over This Week's Miscellany. That's a girl who is about to eat brunch. GIRL LOVES BRUNCH. Due to the holiday craziness and then several days of crummy sore throat ice, TWM has not seen the light of day for many a week at Carrots. So I apologize in advance for the insane length and extraordinary epic photo dumpness you're … [Read more...]

Spiritual Resolutions and a Podcast on Planners


I woke up this morning feeling like I was alive again after four days of crummy sore throat achy muscle misery. So, I actually GOT DRESSED. But no makeup so far, because let's not get crazy, ok? Anyhow, since my brain has been way too fuzzy to form coherent sentences (but surprisingly capable in the Gilmore Girls binge watching department), I'll share a couple of places you can find me this … [Read more...]

Our Real Mommy Problem (Guest Post by Nicki)

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Good morning, friends! I am under the weather with a sore throat and trying to avoid my nemesis, Tonsillitis (hence the quiet on the blog this week). But luckily, sweet Nicki is here to save the day with a guest post, so enjoy!-Haley   This is a guest post by Nicki of Full Hands, Happy Heart. In case you missed it, “Our ‘Mommy’ Problem” was an opinion piece published recently in … [Read more...]

Friday Fashion Frivolity: Forgiving Post-Holiday Attire

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Happy New Year! 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. Today I'm gonna share my latest fix from Stitch Fix. (I’m not gonna go into the details of the personal styling service Stitch Fix here, but if you want to know more you can check out my posts about whether Stitch Fix is worth … [Read more...]

My Reading Goals for 2015

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Every year I love creating a reading list for the new year. I'm not by nature a list maker, but book lists are the exception. This year my main goal is to finish two giant classics. This is the THIRD YEAR that Les Mis is on my reading list and, although I'm almost halfway through, I can't believe that it's taken me this long. Anyhow, I'm giving myself several months to read the last 700 pages … [Read more...]