Progress With 40 Bags In 40 Days

I made some great progress with 40 bags in 40 days here over the last few weeks! Decluttering feels so good and I can't believe what an impact this project has had on our home- check it out!   (I shared my first week with this project here, and today I'm sharing days 5-11.) On day 5, I tackled the laundry room. Interestingly enough, I know the before and after pictures … [Read more...]

Symbolic Lenten Tea For Kids- A Menu And Scripture Readings

For those of you who have seen my symbolic passion story lunch, this is going to look very familiar. As we've gotten into poetry teas, we turned this one into a tea party as well. (Can I just say again how much I love having weekly tea parties with my kids?!) Love it! So my biggest complaint about the scripture passion story lunch is that I designed it for Good Friday, which I personally … [Read more...]

40 Bags In 40 Days- What It Looks Like In My Home

This year, I jumped on board with 40 bags in 40 days and I am so glad that I did! I'm only 5 days in right now, but I can tell already that this project is going to be a huge blessing to my home! You know all those little things you never get around to because you're already up to your elbows in dishes and laundry? Well, now is the time ladies, and it's not too late to get started! :-) I've … [Read more...]

Saint Valentine’s Day Poetry Tea {A Simple Way To Celebrate}

Each week, we have a "poetry tea." I need to write a post about it sometime, but essentially, we just have tea with lunch and take turns reading poetry while we eat. (Some of you may remember our All Saints' Day Tea and Lydia's First Communion Tea Party.) We've been doing this for a couple of years now, and absolutely love it! I usually keep it simple, but sometimes get "fancy" for special … [Read more...]

Catholic Bible Journaling- Finding A Bible

I've been seeing a trend on Pinterest and Instagram when it comes to reflecting on your Bible. It goes by many names (bible journaling, illustrated faith, bible art, documented faith..) but it matters not what you call it- once I saw it, I knew it was for me!!! (Go to my Bible Journaling Pinterest Board to see some examples) There's one little problem when it comes to Bible Journaling for … [Read more...]

Decluttering During Lent- Frivolous Or From The Heart?

I am beginning my journey of 40 Days 40 Bags today. Each day during Lent, you fill a bag of stuff from your home, and you get rid of it. Simple, yet effective. But... is this truly about Lent? Or is it just some selfish excuse to do some home-improvement projects? One of my favorite scriptures! <3 As I've already mentioned this year in my post about 40 Days 40 Bags, I am going to be … [Read more...]

Sacrifice With St. Therese {Free Printable!}

I have lots of sacrifice ideas for Catholic kids here. There's the sacrifice crown of thorns, the sacrifice beans, the sacrifice beads... what am I forgetting? So why, do you ask, have I designed yet another sacrifice device for Catholic kids? Well... first of all, teaching the concept of making sacrifices is very needed, and something our society teaches us to avoid at all costs. So it's … [Read more...]

Lenten Planning Pages- Free To Print!

Last year I came out with The Advent Christmas Planner, which was very helpful in planning a smooth Christmas season for my family. I wanted to write a Lent Easter one, but looks like that has gone on the back burner until next year. In the mean time, here's a very abbreviated version to help you out... a whole pack of Lenten planning pages! Best part about this Lenten Planning Pack? It's … [Read more...]

Almsgiving During Lent- Let’s Give Better Than Our Worst To The Poor

We are all called to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. There are endless ways to do this, and donating bags full of stuff is just 1 way. If you haven't heard of 40 days 40 bags, it's a simple concept. Each day during Lent, you fill 1 bag of stuff from your home, and donate it. You choose the size of the bag. I love doing hands-on almsgiving with kids. It's easy to forget that … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifice Beans- How To Plus Free Printables!

Sacrifice beans for Lent are very simple to put together, and can be a great teaching tool for kids during this special season. Usually I do the crown of thorns sacrifice thing where you pull a toothpick each time you do a good deed, but last year, even going into the attic for the crown of thorns felt like too much. So we did sacrifice beans. Honestly, it was nice to have a change! We used … [Read more...]