This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 125

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First off, just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who ordered the bundle through us. We are thrilled to offer that crazy awesome deal and so grateful for your support. Our earnings from the sale will go straight to our moving costs and living expenses during the farm internship. And if you emailed me your receipt to receive Daniel's cookbook, I am ALMOST done getting the book to all of you. If you … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 124

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Last weekend we had our parish picnic. I LOVE Easter Egg hunts that happen DURING Eastertide. Hooray! Lucy spent most of the time finding eggs and putting them in babies' baskets because she was worried the babies wouldn't get enough. The warrior princesses got their faces painted like fairies while Benjamin opted for "The Monster Mask." Entire crew was devastated when bath time came and … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 123

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Happy weekend, friends! I didn't post anything on Easter weekend so we've got some catching up to do. We went to the Easter Vigil and everyone survived! The big kids were great and Gwen was.....a toddler. But I'm so glad we went. It's so exciting and the kids love it. The Quotable Benjamin: Me: "How'd you get so cute?" Benjamin, while eating trail mix (6 years): "Well, I think it's just … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 122 (Spring in FL, AKA Mosquito, Edition)

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Happy Springtime, y'all! The azalea's are in bloom in N. Florida and so are the mosquitos. So feel free to be jealous of our balmy weather and the constant attack of giant insects. To be fair, we have had three weeks of glory--eating outside for every meal and kicking the kids into the backyard to wear themselves out climbing trees and digging in the dirt. Now I just need to figure out the … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 121

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St. Patrick's Day has to be one of my favorite days of the year. What a cool saint. And Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Guinness Floats--what could be tastier? The kiddos had mint chocolate chip ice cream and danced to Irish music. It was an all-around success. Lucy and I also went to our first mommy-daughter movie date to see Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella. You can read my … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 120

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Before you hate me for these Spring-like photos, just remember: Florida has giant mosquitos for 8 months of the year. When you're strolling in evening summery breezes, we will be hiding from bugs next to the air conditioning vent wishing we didn't live in a swamp. But in the meantime....we are living it up. The Quotable Gwen: "I havin' beck-fuss! I havin' beck-fuss ou'siiiiiide!" We've … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 119 (House Tour, Too Much Netflix, and More!)

The one thing that helped this messy mom keep a clean house

With both the little gals having coughs and low fevers, this was what our week looked like. A lot of nursing, too much Netflix, not enough sleep, AND we just put our house on the market so TONS of cleaning/fixin' up. But check out how it's the cleanest it's ever been! (AKA, we had photos taken for the listing and so finally were forced to clean up our junk.) Anyhow, since it will … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 118

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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! "You're invited to a treehouse picnic! We're having fern salad in an old drawer!" It's been a fantastic, busy, crazy couple of weeks. Hence the lack of TWM last Saturday. You'll forgive you when I tell you that not only did my friend Colleen and I host … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 117

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Whew. A couple of weeks ago I shared with the subscribers of the Carrots newsletter about how I needed to recharge and take a little step back from the blog to breathe. (Sidenote: Thank you SO MUCH for all your sweet emails of encouragement!) And the break has been so good and refreshing. I've been working on post drafts here and there, still plugging away at the podcast, and I even shot a new … [Read more...]

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...]