Friday Fashion Frivolity: Gwen, Warrior Princess, and a New Box from Stitch Fix

Kahlo Knit Top THML Stitch FIx

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. Yesterday Daniel came home early from work to watch Baby Gwen so I could be on Jennifer Fulwiler's radio show on SiriusXM (I was a little nervous, but she's such a good interviewer that she made me feel comfortable right away). And then we had a … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Go to Grad School (to have a life of the mind)

You Don't Have to Go to Grad School (to have a life of the mind) via Carrots for Michaelmas

“If you quit this program, you’ll become intellectually stagnant,” warned a professor, and fellow mom, who was urging me to finish my art history grad program instead of stay home with my 18-month-old son. After graduation, almost all of my college friends went on to grad school. I took two years off while my husband Daniel finished his degree and we had our first child. It never really occured … [Read more...]

Liturgical Living at a Glance: February 2015


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...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 117


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...]

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...]