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Grocery Haul + Menu Plan {Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017}

+J.M.J.+ Here is our grocery haul from Trader Joes this week. Lately I have been going to Aldi first to find what is on my list for cheap, and then over to Trader Joes for the rest. We just got back from Thanksgiving in Georgia, however, so this week the girls and I were so… Continue reading Grocery Haul + Menu Plan {Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017}

Catholic Life, Family life, homemaking, Uncategorized

We Aren’t Celebrating Christmas. Yet.

+J.M.J.+ I have always had a hard time being patient waiting for Christmas. As a kid on Thanksgiving afternoon, I would insist on hanging a light-up Christmas angel on our living room window, turning on Christmas music, and begin nagging my parents to get the tree and decorations out of storage. It was Christmas time,… Continue reading We Aren’t Celebrating Christmas. Yet.

Family life, homemaking, travel, Uncategorized

There Is A Lasagna In My Suitcase – Its Not About The Turkey

+J.M.J.+ No really, there is a deep-frozen homemade lasagna going in my suitcase this week. See, we spend Thanksgiving with Ethan's family down South, and since he doesn't get off work until Wednesday that week, we can't be much help for my sister-in-law preparing the big meal. Last year she made a huge spread and… Continue reading There Is A Lasagna In My Suitcase – Its Not About The Turkey

Catholic Life, Family life, homemaking, prayers, Uncategorized

A Transformed Morning in Ten Minutes

+J.M.J.+ 7:30 a.m. is the hardest part of my day. Breakfast is over and Ethan packs up his bag and heads off to work. I love my girls and our days together, don't get me wrong, but sometimes knowing the whole days worth of work is just starting is so hard for me to get… Continue reading A Transformed Morning in Ten Minutes

Healthy Eating, homemaking, Natural living, real food, Uncategorized

The Two Best Cookbooks You Will ACTUALLY Use

+J.M.J.+ Have you ever impulsively bought a cookbook you stumbled upon at the bookstore? It was full of beautiful, glossy, full-page color photos of tantalizing (and complicated) dishes that you just had to try, wasn't it? You were going to make every one of those recipes, impressing your family and friends, and broadening your culinary… Continue reading The Two Best Cookbooks You Will ACTUALLY Use

Catholic Life, Family life, homemaking, Uncategorized

The Gift of a Slow Childhood

+J.M.J.+ The world always seems to think that faster is better. From our drive-thru food to our internet speeds, we want everything to be quick. This desire for speed doesn't stop with our children, either. Society pressures us to rush our kids through each developmental milestone at break neck speed. Your Baby Can Read type… Continue reading The Gift of a Slow Childhood

Catholic Life, Healthy Eating, homemaking, Recipes, Uncategorized

Sunday Preparations + {Real Food} White Sauce Lasagna

+J.M.J.+ Even being married and having our own small family, Sundays have still somehow felt lonesome for Ethan and I. It seems like we should go from Holy Mass to one of our parents' homes to spend the day with them and our siblings, but that just isn't possible considering we live hundreds of miles… Continue reading Sunday Preparations + {Real Food} White Sauce Lasagna