20 States + 6 Weeks + 3 Kids + One Van = Our Next Crazy Idea

Cross Country Carrots!

Give a warm welcome to my husband Daniel, known on the internets as Daniel Bearman. I don't even know why anymore. But folks call him that. He's spilling the beans on what we're up to after we move out of our house in Florida but before we arrive in TX. And it's either one of the best ideas we've ever had or a nightmare of epic proportions. - Haley By now, most of you have heard the news … [Read more...]

Friday Fashion Frivolity: Denim, Out of Africa, and Cats in Space

Rylin Pintuck Detailed Silk Blouse: Pale Sky 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. So here's the drill. I share a new box of Stitch Fix items, tell ya my thoughts, get my husband Daniel's take, and tell you what I kept and what I sent back. (I’m not gonna go into the details of the personal styling service Stitch Fix here, but … [Read more...]

Welcome to Crazy Town

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I know it's been quiet over here the past few days, y'all. Sorry! We are two weeks away from our move out date. (If you hadn't heard, we're moving cross country to a farm.) And the stress, y'all....the stress has hit. It's been crazy. There are now piles and boxes all over the house as packing has begun. Daniel is orchestrating all the changes in health insurance, the giant pod to move all … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Help a Mom Struggling with Severe Morning Sickness

8 Ways to Help a Mom Struggling with Severe Morning Sickness

Give a warm welcome to Rachel of Efficient Mama who's sharing about supporting women with severe morning sickness or hyperemisis gravidarum. Since I've had HG for two out of three pregnancies, I say YES to all of Rachel's advice! - Haley I've gone through two pregnancies now that had pretty severe morning sickness, the first being the worst. When I tell you it was severe, I'm talking puking … [Read more...]

Don Draper’s First Confession

Don Draper's First Confession

**Spoilers ahead, folks. If you don't want any of the plot of Mad Men ruined for you, don't continue.** “The young man ringing the bell at a brothel is unconsciously looking for God.”-Bruce Marshall source: Justina Mintz/AMC Before I started watching Mad Men, I thought it was a show about an attractive guy name Don Draper with supporting characters Sex, Cocktails, and Cigarettes. And … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 127

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Welcome to This Week’s Miscellany, the weekly feature at Carrots where I share photos, quotes, links, or whatever strikes my fancy! It's this little gal's birthday tomorrow. How has it been two years since she was born? As my brother pointed out, she was born not just with hair...but with a hair do. I think it was Great Gatesby era inspired. She is still the absolute silliest … [Read more...]

Five Favorites: Household Supplies (and a Candle for You!)

Grove Collaborative Candles

I'm linking up with Rachel today for #5Faves on this fine Wednesday. I almost never am on top of things enough to do link ups on the right day but here I am sharing my five favorite household products that I order from ePantry every month! Last fall as we were getting the house ready to put on the market, I was trying to figure out how to make my life easier and part of that meant not having to … [Read more...]

Our Lady in Art by Heather Sleightholm

Our Lady in Art

I asked one of my favorite artists, Heather Sleightholm of Audrey Eclectic, to share about Marian tradition in Christian art during this month of May, month of Our Lady. I think you'll love her beautiful post.--Haley During my first semester in college, I had the crazed idea to take an art history class at 8:30 in the morning. I would stumble out of my dorm room, sometimes still wearing the … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 126 (Including Ballerinas and Links About Goats and Protein-Shake Helmets)

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It's been a couple of weeks since the last TWM and I'm not sure where to begin! Things have been crazy. I'm planning a new edition for all my email subscribers to the Carrots newsletter (you can sign up here--it's different from the blog posts) all about what's going on with the house and the move because that's been keeping us busy. In addition to the house and the tree saga (which is … [Read more...]

5 Saints Every Nursing Mom Should Know

5 Saints Every Nursing Mom Should Know // Carrots for Michaelmas

We know that Pope Francis has supported breastfeeding women (even in church) and Our Lady offers a beautiful example of motherly love when she's depicted nursing in the tradition of Christian art. There is wonderful encouragement for nursing mothers in our faith, but some of us still face difficult challenges when we try to breastfeed. As a mama who has struggled with breastfeeding, I was … [Read more...]