Anne of Green Gables and the Right Way to Share Things on the Internet

Anne of Green Gables and the Right Way to Share Things on the Internet

In L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of the Island, Anne pours her little heart and soul into a novel which gets rejected by the publishers. In an effort to cheer up her downcast chum, her best friend Diana Barry sends the manuscript to the Rollings Reliable Baking Powder Story Contest with a few additions to the original: scenes in which the main characters discuss their love for the product. “Sweetheart, … [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...]

Your Blog Post Wasn’t About Me and Other Illogical Complaints of the Internet

Why We All Need to Stop Being So Easily Offended

image source I used to see a lot of strong opinions and challenging ideas shared online. Now, I see more watered down posts full of caveats as the author apologizes for what they’re about to say. And I get it. Because unless you try to address every possible variation in situation, someone is going to be offended. And you’re going to hear about it. It gets exhausting. But you know what? … [Read more...]

13 Reasons Why This Is Awesome

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        *Oops! Looks like you missed the 2015 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! To find out about future bundles click here. Well, this is it. Less than 24 hours to go. The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale--a library of homemaking resources, ebooks, and ecourses--ends tonight at midnight (Monday, April 27th)! It’s been awesome hearing from readers about how much you … [Read more...]

The Sheenazings: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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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...]

Wanna Know What You Said on the Carrots Survey? Ta Da!

Survey Results

Y'all, thank you SO MUCH for filling out the reader survey I posted on the Carrots five year anniversary post. I was honestly floored by how many of you took the time to help give me feedback and I really appreciate it. I love this little spot of the internet and I want it to serve my readers well. Thanks for such helpful feedback and for being the best readers ever! I said I would give away a … [Read more...]

Happy 5 Years, Carrots! (Good Music and Help Me Make Carrots Better)

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It's Michaelmas, friends! Which means it's technically the 5th blogiversary (I know....ridiculous word) of Carrots. And I have a big favor to ask. Would you, pretty please, fill out this quick survey to help me learn more about what my readers love (and don't love!)? I will be eternally grateful. You may have to click over to the actual site if you're using a reader like feedly or bloglovin'. I … [Read more...]

Podcasts You’ll Love

Podcasts You'll Love // Carrots for Michaelmas

Ok, so June Christy wasn't exactly podcasting in this photo, but isn't she adorable? And there's a microphone so....it works, right? I had so much fun chatting with Kristin Sanders on her This Inspired Life podcast last week. And apparently, it was fun for y'all, too, because after I posted about it, I got a few emails asking about other similar podcasts to listen to. Because let's face it, … [Read more...]

Want to Hear Me Ramble on a Podcast?

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      Happy Friday, y'all! Sweet Kristin Sanders asked me to be on her wonderful podcast This Inspired Life and we talked about women and the Church. But poor Kristin had to do tons of editing out of interruptions from my cute and loud children. Baby Gwen who is usually Miss Cheerful thought it was HORRIBLE that she couldn't see mama RIGHT NOW and screamed her head … [Read more...]

Instagram Envy, Being Authentic on the Internet, and When It’s Time to Break Up with a Blog

Instagram Envy, Being Authentic on the Internet, and When It's Time to Break Up with a Blog // Carrots for Michaelmas

“I used to follow so-and-so but her instagrams made her life look so beautiful that I had to stop. I kept feeling so jealous.” Have you heard that before? Have you felt that way before? Of all the social media platforms, Instagram seems to be the worst culprit for making us feel inadequate. Which is too bad, because I think it can build wonderful community. But I’ve had several friends swear it … [Read more...]