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...]

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...]

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...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 113

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Just a few days til Christmas! How's your Advent going? I am feeling so ready to bust out the Christmas carols and decorate the tree. Lately we haven't been out and about very much. A few playdates with friends, trips to the grocery store and such, but not much else. Lots of snuggles and nursing in the morning next to the Christmas tree, though. Sorry for the bad quality photo. But this is … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 112

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Advent has been great so far. If only a tad too busy due to the book launch. But things are settling back into a groove and it feels lovely. Although our typical "homeschool" mainly consists of trips to the library, hours reading together, history audiobooks in the car, and the occasional math lesson for Benjamin when the girls are napping, we're taking it even easier this month. Advent picture … [Read more...]