Exposure (again) and Contrast: Theme Thursday

So I totally flaked on you last week.  I figured not that many people noticed since no one joined the link up I tossed up for posterity. But if you did, I’m sorry! Making up for it today by going over TWO themes! First, a little Instagram lesson/discussion.  Warning: I’m not an expert.  I’ve just […]

Valentine Round-up: Catholic printables for all your last-minute needs

I bet a bunch of your kids have Valentine parties at school tomorrow.  Or maybe you want them to make you a Valentine, which is totally within your rights as a parent.  But possibly you’re a Last-Minute Lucy (like me) and now you cannot remember for the life of you where you saved those links. I’m here to […]

Exposure: Theme Thursday

Sooooo, yesterday I kind of, sort of blew up my tiny corner of the internet.  Nothing like the big blogs, but I had more hits (and comments!) on my post yesterday than I’ve had on all my other posts  from recent months combined. Which is great! And flattering! But it was also Ash Wednesday and […]

“You poor thing!” 25 Reasons not to pity me and “all those kids”

Lately I’ve been going on morning walks with the kids.  The “carrot” that gets them out the door quickly is a stop at the park if they’re ready to go by a certain time.  It gets me out of the house, gets the kids’ blood pumping (they usually ride bikes, scooter, or skate) and allows […]

Crop: Theme Thursday

Yeesh. Way to overload the blog this week, Micaela! 3 posts in 2 days! So, it’s February, Theme Thursday-ers.  I’m excited to switch things up this month and do some work in post-editing.  I’ll be honest and say that my procrastinating self is happy to not have a deadline of “sunset on Wednesday.” I do […]

Catholic Valentine Cards: Free Printables!

Sneaking in a very rare second post today because you might be needing these soon. Our homeschool group is having our Valentines exchange this Friday so that kids who give up candy for Lent can still enjoy all the goodies.  Plus, it’ll give you something to binge on finish up on Fat Tuesday. Last year […]

Zelie & Co Charity Auction!

I may have mentioned one time or a thousand that Instagram is my most favorite social media.  It’s just so… pretty.  I can scroll through my Insta feed and feel happily inspired and rarely does it give me any stress whatsoever. (Ahem. I’m looking at you, Facebook and Twitter during election years.) Guess what I […]

Aperture: Theme Thursday

Good morning, friends! Another installment of Theme Thursday photos, comin’ atcha.  This week we played with our aperture settings a little.  Aperture happens to be my favorite photography trick because I think it can take a blah portrait (especially a close up) and turn it into something much more dramatic. Of course, as I learned […]

Simplify: Theme Thursday

Welcome to Theme Thursday, friends! In an effort to get out and exercise with the kids every day. we’ve started taking daily walks. Since they’re not always super motivated, I’ve resorted to bribery.  If they’re fed, dressed, and ready for the day by 8:15 then we add a stop to the park on the way. […]

Talking about “the talk”: preparing for a Catholic discussion on sexuality

It’s been on my mind a lot lately.  You know, The Talk.  The one 94% of parents dread* and 89% of parents biff, big time. My sister recently accused my mom of not even giving her The Talk to which I think my mother responded, “Did it scar you that badly?” In the interest of being […]