Why We Chose a Cadillac Cloth Diaper Stash

Why We Chose a Cadillac Cloth Diaper Stash

+J.M.J.+ When we decided to cloth diaper, I knew I wanted to invest in what I have come to call a "Cadillac stash." When I say Cadillac stash, I mean a set of really nice, top of the line cloth diapers and a LOT of them. Now, it is true, I could have gone a [...]

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Am I Enough + Litany of Humility

Am I Enough + Litany of Humility

+J.M.J.+ Something that I really struggle with interiorly is worrying if I am enough to others; enough of pretty much anything. I do know I am never holy "enough". I remember a great FSSP priest at a Lenten mission years ago saying that you can never stand still spiritually. We are either becoming holier and [...]

Giveaway! {Bend Soap Company}

Giveaway! {Bend Soap Company}

+J.M.J.+ GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congtatulations Jenn L.! Happy Friday! How does a giveaway sound to kick off your weekend? I am thrilled to be collaborating with Bend Soap Company today to bring you the chance to win three bars of their amazing goat milk soap! Dwight and Marilee Johnson's family-owned company has an amazing selection of [...]

Elderberry Syrup and Tincture Day

Elderberry Syrup and Tincture Day

+J.M.J.+ Since fall is here, I decided on Tuesday to prepare our elderberries that I ordered a few weeks ago for cold and flu season. Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com [...]

Birthday Party + {Real Food} Salisbury Steak Dinner

Birthday Party + {Real Food} Salisbury Steak Dinner

+J.M.J.+ We celebrated my husband's thirty-fifth birthday this past week with a small family party at home. Ethan requested Salisbury steak for dinner, which I have only ever eaten once or twice before, and had never made myself. I searched online for a real-food version and found this great recipe from Nourish Your Life. We [...]

You Take Care of It – A Novena of Surrender

You Take Care of It – A Novena of Surrender

+J.M.J.+ My husband gave to me a very special prayer this summer, knowing it was at a time I desperately needed it. I am a worrier by nature. I know there is this great God who loves me beyond all comprehension, yet I often fret and worry about my problems as if He doesn't love [...]

No-Strip Cloth Diaper Laundry Routine

No-Strip Cloth Diaper Laundry Routine

+J.M.J.+ The internet is full of confusing and conflicting information on how to wash cloth diapers. You will read about pre-washes, real washes, double and even triple rinses, and warnings that your diapers will spontaneously combust if you don't use the right soap. (Okay... that's an exaggeration but still...) Disclosure: We are a participant in [...]

House Blessing + {Real Food} Comfort Food Dinner

House Blessing + {Real Food} Comfort Food Dinner

+J.M.J.+ Yesterday Father came over to bless our home. We have rented here for three years and even though Ethan always does the Epiphany Blessing every January 6th, we had neglected to have to house officially blessed by a priest. Father came and Philomena was very intrigued. Afterwards we ate a homemade, comfort food dinner. [...]

Bulk Cooking + Swedish Meatball Recipe

Bulk Cooking + Swedish Meatball Recipe

+J.M.J.+ Today I am going to share with you some of the reasons I love to bulk cook, tips to make it easier, as well as my Swedish meatball recipe which tastes *amazing,* even after a stay in our deep freezer. We bought said small deep freezer off of Craigslist for less than $100 before [...]