About Lacy

Hi! I’m Lacy. Founder and owner of Catholic Icing. I’m so glad that you’re here! 🙂

 
Before we get started, I’d like to say that I would have thought that God would call someone more qualified to write Catholic Icing, but I suppose it’s true what they say-  “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” I have learned and grown so much while writing this blog, and I could not be happier that God led me to it. 🙂 I have been publishing on the web since 2008. Here is a picture of us near the beginning of my Catholic Icing journey when Violet was still just a tid bit. 😀

God has blessed me beyond belief! Here are my children- Lydia is now 15 (can ya’ll believe that?!) Julian is 13, Violet is 11, and Anabelle is 9. I had a miscarriage between Lydia and Julian, and named her Samantha Gianna. I’m never sure where to mention her. I’m sure those of you who have experienced a similar loss understand…

I homeschooled the kids for 8 years, then they did 2 years in public school, then public charter school, then some more homeschool during the pandemic, then back to the charter school again. You can read about transitioning from homeschool to public school here. I’ll always be a homeschooler at heart, and I will always treasure the time it gave us together.

I love their current school and I love that it has K-12 in one building! Also, my dad works at their school, so they get to see him at lunch and in the hallways. It’s a very good fit for our family.

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I did end up divorced and spent some time as a single mother. I am aware that my life doesn’t fit the “cookie cutter” version of being a Catholic mom, but there is nothing I can do to change that. I wish I could communicate to you guys how much, how long, and how hard I fought for my first marriage, but if you didn’t walk that path with me, I don’t think there’s any way you could understand. (As stated in my post about the divorce, I don’t publicly discuss the details of my divorce, annulment, or remarriage because it wouldn’t be fair to my children, and I don’t believe that’s a part of my life that God is calling me to share.)

I have a super strong bond with my kids, and despite the obstacles in our past, we have overcome a lot! 

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I am very happily remarried now! This is my husband, Rodrigo. I call him Rod. 

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I always say write your plans in pencil and give God the eraser. While I never could have guessed what was in store for our family, God is so good! We are all beyond blessed to have him as a part of our lives. Rod is from Venezuela, and he brings quite a bit of Latin American culture to our lives! I love sharing that culture with y’all when it applies to Catholicism. I’m hoping in the near future that he also helps me make some Catholic Icing resources available in Spanish. 

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In God’s infinite glory and mercy, He also gave me a bonus daughter- Sabrina! She is almost exactly the age of the baby girl I lost between Lydia and Julian, and… I’m just literally tearing up writing this…. it is unbelievable the way that God works in our lives! She doesn’t live in town with us, but we see her as much as we can. She shares all of my passion for music, and is constantly singing! Sometimes we even write songs together. She’s totally like a mini me even though I can’t take too much credit for her. 

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The shape of our family has changed, but the way that we love each other hasn’t! We are joyful and grateful for our many blessings in life.

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My crew is always up to something around here- never a dull moment! Most of the pictures you will see here will be missing Lydia because she doesn’t like cameras, and that’s ok. She’s always around, whether or not she’s pictured. 

All of the kids love doing arts and crafts projects with me, and we actually do quite a lot that never ends up posted here at all. And our house is really colorful. And I love it that way. 😀

Our family also includes some furry, feathered, and scaled members as well!

Toby is our lovable cat, and Lydia’s baby. Ellie is our ferocious guard dog. Do you hear that, you internet stalker weirdos? Ferocious guard dog!

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The kids have grown up a bit since I took the picture above…

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In general Lydia hates pictures now, so while she is almost always joining in our our family adventures, you won’t often see her pictured anymore. 

Many of you have now watched my children grow up over the years here. I never thought about it that way until my inbox was full of tearful responses to Lydia’s First Communion.

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It’s a beautiful thing to have you all in my life as my Catholic community, especially now that I’m back in the south and my online people practically serve as my only Catholic community. Thanks for being a part of Catholic Icing. 🙂

Some more random things about me…
 
I am passionate about preschoolers, and I wrote a Catholic Preschool Curriculum.
Catholic ABC's The Book
 
Mass Response Booklet for Children
 
 
 When I was 16, and my brother was 18, my parents had another baby! My little brother was born on September 11th… like the September 11th. Our little ray of hope on a day drenched in despair. What a gift to the world! I love him just like my own! He’s not so “little” anymore…
 
 
I’m obsessed with purple. I paint in purple, decorate in purple… and all of my daughters are named for the color purple. It took a lot of self control not to make Catholic Icing purple, but ultimately, I decided I didn’t want it to seem perpetually stuck in Advent or Lent.
purple baby names
Sometimes my hair is purple. But honestly, the purple dye never lasts long.
 
I’m obsessed with Zumba! I love it and I was a Zumba instructor for awhile, but I am currently taking a break from instructing. I can’t tell you how uplifting these ladies are! Zumba has been so good for me. 
 
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I love being in shape enough to be more active with my children! 
 
Confession time- I probably love music more than art… but I’m better at art lol. Anyways, that doesn’t keep me from playing basically any instrument I can get my hands on and/or singing at pretty much at all times.

 
I love, love, love anything artsy and craftsy!
 

I’d also like to say that I get asked this question a lot: “How do you do it all?”. My answer is, I don’t. No mom does. Never judge the inside of your family by the outside of another.

And at this point, this is my full time job. So… that’s how I have the time for the stuff that I do. Because of your readership and support of this site. Voila! haha.

For anyone who’s interested in following more of my personal family life, be sure to follow me on Instagram. I use all of my other social media outlets mostly for business purposes, including this site. However, I do have a few posts labeled “personal nature” here.
 

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