The Story Of Our Santa Lucia Celebration In Pictures

This year, we got invited to my sister-in-law's house for a St. Lucy day party after Mass, and I wanted to share the pictures with ya'll. We made a St. Lucy yarn doll Arriving at Aunt Teresa's house She made the girls St. Lucy crowns, and the boys star boy hats! My niece did the honors of passing out the Saffron buns We enjoyed a lunch of Swedish meatballs, Swedish potatoes, … [Read more...]

An Excellent Saint Juan Diego Movie (Plus a Movie Collection Giveaway and Free Shipping!)

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by CCC of America, but all opinions are my own and it's for a product that I have already told you before that I really love! A wonderful thing that you can do during Advent is to spend time celebrating the feast days of Advent Saints.  This is a great way to keep your mind focused on Advent as a time of prayerfulness and joyful anticipation.  Two of those … [Read more...]

Celebrating St. Lucy’s Feast Day With Kids- The Ultimate Resource List!

There are many traditional ways to celebrate St. Lucy's (Santa Lucia's) feast day, many of them originating from Scandinavia. I love how much culture it opens us up to when we celebrate these awesome Catholic feast days! You'll find everything you need to celebrate this feast day right here from this one post. :-) Sweet Bread For St. Lucy's Feast Day Saffron buns, also known as … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls- The Nativity Set

So you asked for it, and you got it- a printable nativity peg doll set! (I was totally worn down by your requests on this one you guys) ;-) All you have to do is paint the heads, then you Modge Podge the rest. And btw, Mod Podging isn't even an extra step, you have to do it to seal the peg dolls somehow anyway. You can find all of my printable peg doll sets here. The download for all 10 … [Read more...]

Wooden Animals For Peg Dolls (That Peg Dolls Can Actually “Ride”)

As I'm sure you know, my kids and I are totally obsessed with Peg dolls. I wanted to get some horses and other animals that the peg dolls could actually ride in, but couldn't find any etsy shops that make them big enough for the size of pegs that we use. So we made our own. :-) I drew out a pattern for a horse, a camel, and a donkey. My dad is a carpenter, so he cut them out for me, then … [Read more...]

Animals For Peg Dolls (And Saints With Animal Stories)

Recently, Lydia has been having a ton of fun making her own pom pom balls and making them into little fun, furry creatures! It all started when I got this book for her, and the pom pom fun hasn't stopped! Turns out, these little furry friends are a pretty great match with our Saint peg dolls. :-) Find all my Saint peg doll resources here There's St. Francis with the wolf- pretty cute, huh? Btw, … [Read more...]

Praying For The Dead With Kids

Did you know that praying for the dead is a Spiritual Work of Mercy? I love that the Catholic church has so much beauty built into her Liturgical calendar that there is a season for everything. This way, we remember to do things we would otherwise forget. If you think you've "missed" praying for the dead this year if you've been busy with All Saints' Day parties up until now, think again. … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costumes From Catholic Icing- And Share Yours!

I started my annual All Saints' Day costume share over on facebook- you can share your pictures in the comments to enter, and "like" all of your favorites. The photo with the most likes will receive some children's Saint books for a fun prize. :-) We've got some really cute costumes over there- check them out and vote! (PS. There are no rules so you can "like" as many as you want) I thought … [Read more...]

Simple All Saints’ Day Tea Party

So I've lived in places with excellent Catholic communities (such as Steubenville Ohio, and Northern Virginia) and I've lived in places with a far lesser Catholic presence (like South Carolina, where we currently live.) Although I still have an amazing virtual Catholic community, I don't really have Catholic friends that live here in town, but I decided not to let that stop me from celebrating All … [Read more...]

Easy Game For All Saints’ Day- Saint Themed Guessing Jars

I just wanted to share a fun All Saints' Day game that's great for the last minute- Saint themed guessing jars! These are great because all you need are free printable labels, candy, and old spaghetti sauce or jelly jars. ;-) This idea came from Catholic Inspired, and she's got tons of great printables for the jars, and for people to guess on. I actually ended up using the same labels that … [Read more...]