16 Things You Didn’t Know About Me


I just turned 28 on Sunday (I get to share a birthday with Our Lady!), and I thought it would be fun to share a few fun random facts about me that I don't think I've shared before. Because blogs exist so you can blather on about yourself, right? Ahem. 1. Earl Grey is my favorite tea. It reminds me of early mornings researching Old French hagiography for my senior thesis, which I … [Read more...]

My 12 Favorite Carrots Posts of 2012

Happy New Year! Since sharing which 10 posts were the most popular with my readers in 2012, I realized that almost none of my favorite posts made the list! My 10 Books You Must Read to Your Daughter post (viewed almost 200,000 times this year!) came together in an hour. Go figure, right? But some of my posts are the result of days (or weeks) of reflection. Here's a few posts that really came from … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 26


Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Tomorrow (Saturday) is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and...I get to share her birthday! Did I choose a good day to be born, or what? In the Garden: Baby broccoli and brussel sprouts! Links: 7 Tips for Creating a Love of Reading in Your Kids: Simple Mom The Benefits of Backyard Chickens: Mama and Baby Love (by yours truly) Aztec Hot … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 24


Whew. What a week! A runny nose for our little asthmatic Benjamin turned into a relentless cough and a high fever sending him on a couple visits to the pediatrician and many, many breathing treatments at home. And I don't know if you're aware of that fun cough-induced vomiting trick some kids do, but if it was an Olympic sport, Benjamin would win a gold medal. Not to be outdone by big brother, … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 22


Happy Friday! To those of you who promoted and pledged to the East Hill Honey kickstarter project, thank you, thank you, thank you! They made their goal just in time! Bees! Local Farmers! Sustainability! Win! In the Garden: Look at the beauty that greeted us in the garden when we arrived home! I want to grow sunflowers always. Forever! Lots of banana peppers! Also chili peppers, … [Read more...]

When We Were Away: A Photo Post

Today I wanted to share some pictures of our 12 day trip to the Carolinas. These I took with my real camera, but I'll probably sneak some of my instagrams (haleyweasley) from the week in Friday's This Week's Miscellany. I'm still catching up on emails, comments, etc., so if you haven't heard back from me, it's not because I don't think you're grand! I'll get back to you soon, promise! On our trip … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 21


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 … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 20


Happy Friday! It was a long week of teething for Miss Lucy (AKA no sleep for mama), but some summer fun as well (like the homemade Bubble Tea Benjamin and I have been enjoying). And my second post is up at Mama and Baby Love about How to Cook with Bacon Grease (And Why You Should!). So, head over there to hear me gab about how much I love bacon. Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: The Feast of … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 19


Big night ahead! D and I are going to see Les Mis at a local highschool (first date without Lucy tagging along!). So I'll post this quick because I have to go get all dolled up :) In the Garden: Bell peppers! Tomatoes! Green Beans! Flowers from Benjamin. I will be so sad if this little boy outgrows picking flowers for his mama. Links: 5 Things I Love About Homeschooling and How … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winner and an Imminent Hair Cut


And the winner of the Catholic Family Gifts children's book giveaway is...Molly of Molly Makes Do! Congrats, Molly! Email or FB message me your address, and I'll mail you your  book. Thank you, Catholic Family Gifts for sponsoring this great giveaway! And now, friends. I need help. It's been too long since I got a hair cut and I'm about to schedule one BUT...I'm still trying to decide how to … [Read more...]