This Week’s Miscellany: Vol 97

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I haven't caught up on sleep from Edel, yet. But it's mostly because I keep staying up late talking to Daniel forgetting that the mornings start early around here. Today Gwen woke up at 4:55. FOUR FIFTY FIVE! And honey child was not falling back asleep. So, I just got up, got dressed, and tried to rig yesterday's makeup into today's makeup before heading to Panera to write/answer emails/catch up … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 96

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Whew. What a week. And not just because I riled up the internet. There's lots of big projects happening on the homestead and lots of preparing for the Edel Gathering. I did a test run of my talk for some friends and discovered that an hour is a lot longer than I thought it was. Ahem. So, this morning I'll be adding to my talk. And sorry in advance that there'll be lots of Edel on social media for … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 95 (Ask Me Anything)

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"I dwinking hot chocwate." It seemed like a good idea to console my children with sugary beverages after our quest for gluten-free cupcakes came to naught. In hindsight, hot cocoa in mid-July Florida heat wasn't the best idea I've ever had. On the Homestead:   This is my favorite time of year for eating out of the garden. Daniel's tomatoes are amazing this year (the sungold's … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 94

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It's been one of those weeks. Stomach bug weeks. Lots of extra laundry, sad little ones, fevers, and enough Netflix to fry our brains while we all pile on mama's bed and recover. Poor Lucy had it the worst. Temp of 103.5! That's the worst fever we'd had over here in as long as I can remember. She was the most darling little invalid. Gwen and Daniel were mostly unscathed. Everybody's … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 92

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These are the crazy eyes of a woman who decided on a Wednesday to have a garage sale 72 hours later. It was intense and we still haven't fully recovered. But the stuff is OUT OF MY HOUSE and we made a little bit of cash   The other earth-shattering news in the Stewart home is that Baby Gwen discovered that yes, indeed, she CAN climb onto the couches. Climbing down, … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 91 (Garage Sale Insanity Edition)

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How scary is that? This is the before photo of all the stuff I piled in Baby Gwen's room for my horrible/brilliant idea to have a garage sale this morning. (I'm hiding out inside while Gwen naps and Daniel handles sales.) I decided we should have one Wednesday...which didn't give us much time. But we are getting rid of SO MUCH STUFF. Oh and if you're worried that we're getting rid of HP DVDs, … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 90 (Gwen’s Birthday Edition!)

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  OK, first things first. This little gingersnap was the sweetest little birthday gal. I can't believe it's been a year! I cannot BELIEVE it. She is such a joyful angel baby. I love simple birthdays, but this one ended up more simple than I'd planned. I thought about doing a fleur de lis theme since our Gwen was born on St. Joan of Arc's day. But, in typical form I procrastinated … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 89


It's been a big week around here! This little precious girl turned one yesterday on the Feast of St. Joan of Arc. And so, of course, I'm all teary-eyed about her becoming a toddler and not being my squishy little newborn.   (Image by Sarah Gray Photography) What a little pumpkin! I read over her birth story this morning and cried happy tears. I'm so grateful to be her mom. The other … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 88 (and giveaway winner!)


Ok, first things first. I know you want to know who's getting a copy of Jen Fulwiler's book, Something Other Than God. And the lucky winner is Shaina Purves! I'll be in touch soon about mailing your book to you, Shaina. Here's what's been happening in our little corner of the world... On the Homestead: Summer is here in our garden! All of Daniel's hard work is paying off now that the … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 87

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Summer is officially here in Florida. Breezy morning and sunny, sweaty afternoons. I adore the windows open days before the "shut the front door! You're letting all the air conditioning out!" days arrive (which will be any minute now). We made fresh mint ice cream from mint from our herb garden this week to celebrate and it was SO GOOD: Book Love: Jen Fulwiler's memoir, Something Other … [Read more...]