Speaking of… 7 Quick Announcements

…and not a single positive pregnancy test among them.

Hey.  I’m a Catholic mama.  Gotta get that out of the way nice and early.

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Ruth Anne won the book giveaway last week!  Thanks to all who took the time to share about Connie’s new book, A Spiritual Plan for Your Choleric Child.  (Psst.  It’s inexpensive and a great read!)


Speaking of giveaways: What goes around comes around!  I won Christy’s birthday giveaway!  Her favorite book, Rebecca, arrived in the mail and I cannot wait to dive in.  Thanks, Christy!


Speaking of books: The Stella Maris Book Club is beginning a month of reading Flannery O’Connor short stories. Want to join us?

June 1-7: A Good Man is Hard to Find

June 8-15: Parker’s Back

June 16-23: Everything that Rises Must Converge

June 24-30: Revelation


Speaking of Christy: she and I are going to be partying hearty at the Edel Gathering in 6 (SIX!) short weeks.  (Breathe, Micaela.  Your kiddos are going to be safe and happy in the hands of grandparents. Breeeeeeeathe.)  Kelly is going, too, obviously.  Who else?  Give me a shout in the combox!


Speaking of what goes around comes around: I’m an Amazon affiliate, which means that when you buy something by clicking through an Amazon link or that Amazon button on my sidebar -> -> ->, I get a some change.  All that change adds up!  Lately some anonymous dearies have been making some big purchases through my blog and I am just so so grateful.  I mean, furniture?!  Whoever you are, Fairy Amazon Godmother. thank you!

And hey, if you’re an Amazon affiliate, leave your link in the comments and I’ll be happy to share the love!

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Speaking of affiliates: I may have done something completely insane.  I signed up to be a Lilla Rose consultant.  It was such a great deal to sign up and I got 5 clips out of it!  So far the big girls and I love them and have worn them every single day.

I will not, I repeat will NOT be selling you on these clips, but if you like them, feel free to buy through my link on the sidebar.


Speaking of blogging: you should check out my other post today: Guitar Lessons by Skype… say WHAT?

That’s all, friends!  Click over to Kelly’s for more quick takes and hilarious jokes.


  1. #5 – I won’t claim ALL of it, but I am loving my new kitchen table
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  2. Wow, I really need to start buying through my friend’s amazon links more often! I always but at amazon (and I’m an affiliate) but I usually just go to my phone and buy straight from their site…how stupid! Those Skype guitar lessons are such a great idea – my 12 year old has been begging to learn guitar and we are so busy that the thought of adding another place to be is daunting. But to have him at home and learning, priceless! Do you buy your kids guitars or rent them or what?
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  3. My daughters do piano lessons via Skype. Definitely not as good as doing them in person, but my husband’s aunt teaches them for free….and well…you can’t beat that.

    I’m an Amazon affiliate as well, and I really need to remember to buy through other blogger’s links more. I’m always forgetting.
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  4. Haha, I’m excited to see you in 6 short weeks too!! Woo hoo!
    And those stories look great!
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  5. Hey, I have those Flannery O’Connor books, but I have never read them. I just requested to join the book club! 🙂
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  6. Have fun at Edel! I’m so happy for all of you who are going. 🙂
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  7. Ok, I’ve been hearing about Lila Rose for awhile now, enough that I think I’m actually going to check them out now. And through your link of course. 🙂

    And I’m so glad that you’re going to Edel too, now I’ll now 2 people there!
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    • Thanks so much for visiting, Ronni, and for heads up on the links. It took me a few minutes, but I figured out what was wrong. It should work now, or you can click here: Lilla Rose.

      Edel 2015 or bust!

  8. Your Lila Rose links aren’t working. 🙁
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