This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 110 (and a book for you!)

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Ok, I'm just gonna let that unbelievable cuteness sink in for a second. Gwen Stella is almost 18 months and it just one of my most favorite-ist ages. Sure, they scale everything in sight and break things and color on the walls and freak out because you won't them use their shoe as a spoon for eating guacamole or because they wanted that banana to be handed to them just BARELY peeled so they … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 109

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This week at Carrots: My post about coffee and marriage ended up being one of the most shared posts on ye ol' blog this year. Apparently there are other folks out there for whom coffee is a love language. Solidarity. In other news, Christy Isinger over at Fountains of Home and I have a big announcement to make next week! And I can't wait to tell you! Eek! My Obsession with the BBC: So here's … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 108 (Birmingham, AL edition!)

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Happy weekend, y'all! Here's your weekly wrap-up of Stewart happenings, photos, quotes, and my favorite links from around there web. But first things first! The winner of the Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candle giveaway was.......Barbara N! And, because y'all were so excited about their candles, Toadily Handmade decided to offer ANOTHER Advent candle kit. And that one goes to....Chrissy … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 107 (Lucy’s Birthday Edition!)

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This is what's been going on this week at the Stewart household. Birthday fun for my big 3-year-old, born on the Feast of St. John Paul the Great. Look at that little gingersnap last year at her Beatrix Potter birthday party! You can read all about that one and how/why we do super simple family birthdays in that post. This year's theme (chosen by the birthday girl herself) was … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 106

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Happy weekend, sweet friends! Thank you so much for sharing your prayer intentions with me last week in comments, emails, FB messages, etc. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to respond to every email and message, but please know that I prayed for you as promised at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Lechein St. Augustine on her feast day and lit a candle. The requests from those suffering from … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 105

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The site is back up with ALL the posts, yay! You might not have noticed, but some of the recent posts and comments disappeared this week, causing me to have a minor freak out. The site has been getting so much traffic (thank you for sharing posts!) that I had to switch over to a bigger host that could handle all that traffic. But there were a couple of glitches in the process and I'm sorry you … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 104

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Happy weekend! This is the little weekly wrap-up from Carrots complete with cute children, my favorite links from the interwebz, and much much more (ok, so that's usually about it). Lucy is causing me to rethink my taste in fashion after proudly exclaiming that she dressed up "like Mama!." Scarf, baby, belt, turban. I guess that's about right. And I hope you enjoy that action shot of Gwen … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 103

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Whew. It's been awhile since the last TWM, y'all. Let's jump in. Just FYI, that's a necklace I'm wearing. Not suspenders. I am definitely not cool enough to pull off sparkly suspenders. The Quotable Lucy (almost 3yo): "One day God made a ballerina. And her name was Lucy." This girl loves her ballet class. As a former ballet teacher, I promised myself I would not get all crazy and … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 102 (Whole30 Edition)

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Mmm. So I promised I'd update ya on the Whole30 I said I was going to start. I'm on Day 8. (Basically, the Whole30 is thirty days of eating veggies, fruit, fat, and protein. No grains, no dairy, no sugar, no legumes, and no processed food. The guidelines are more specific, but that's the main idea.) And when I asked if anybody wanted to join me, I had NO IDEA more that 100 other folks would … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 101

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As I mentioned in my last vlog, I threw my back out on Saturday PICKING UP A LEGO. I know. I didn't know that was possible either. Let me set the scene for you. Daniel gave me these mind-boggling awesome cats in space leggings as an early birthday present. Baby Gwen kissed and hugged the "dog dogs!" over and over. Someday we'll get the whole cat concept, baby girl. Anyhow, I was generally … [Read more...]