Seven Quick Takes

SQT:  Apples, a Tattoo, and Babyness


Right now my living room is a disaster.  I’ve got three loads of clean-but-piled-up laundry all over the couch, and there are legos and books all over the floor.  The biggest factor in my meal planning is which pan is clean.  With eating all three meals at home, seven days a week, we go through […]

This Is Us Bookless Club

This post contains affiliate links.  If you make any purchase at Amazon after clicking one of my links, I receive a small percentage at no cost to you.  Thanks for supporting our family!   You guys.  You guys. Can we talk about This Is Us for a minute?  David and I watch it together (well, […]

Pre-Seasonal Celebrating, New Looks, and Bad News

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    -1-  Pre-Seasonal Celebrating “Liturgical Living” is hot in Catholic circles, but reading seasonal books is popular all over.  We have an awesome library, but all the theme-y books get scooped up fast.  So we started pre-seasonal celebrating.  Books about Valentine’s Day?  We checked those out at the beginning of January.  Books about St. Patrick and […]

SQT:  Unexpected Parenting Goals

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  Unexpected Parenting Goals for 2017: 1.  Not to accrue any library fees or fines.  I feel like we should have a chalkboard with “___ Days Since Last Library Fine” in our living room.  Do they sell those on Etsy?!?!   Might be a real motivator in preventing the destruction and loss of library books. […]

The Hard to Buy Gifts


We try to have as much of our gift buying as possible done before Advent starts.  I love gift guides that come out early so I can get all our November prepping done!   Here’s a list of ideas for those hard-to-buy-for people. 1. The Big Family The Big Boss Swirlio This bad boy big […]

SQT:  Seven Quick Quirks


I was inspired by Kirby’s list “What’s Your Weird?” and decided to come up with a list of my own. 7 Quick Quirks 1. The Dentist I love the dentist.  It’s like confession for your teeth.  Sure, it’s not all that pleasant during the actual appointment, but afterwards your teeth feel like a million bucks. […]

SQT {16}: Bathroom Discoveries of the Week


Our bathrooms often make an appearance in my quick takes.  You can read more about crimes against soap and how much I dislike liquid handsoap if you missed them.  But these seven quick takes cover the unusual items that have called the bathroom home this week.   Master Bath Find 1: Painted Pumpkins The only […]

SQT {15} : Turnips and Other Heavy Stuff

It’s seven quick take time! -1- Turnips   A couple days ago, David harvested everything from the garden.  Can you see the enormous turnips in the wagon?!?! Yesterday I conquered them.  I think we got the seeds for free, which is the only explanation why anyone would plant turnips.  Unless it’s the zombie apocalypse, ain’t […]

7 Quick Hates

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or Things I Want to Punch (Now That I’m a Parent)   1. Stickers Did you know that the sticky side of a sticker contains a powerful binding agent that is only activated when in contact with finished wood?  Yeah.  That’s a thing.  Hey, we always wanted to know what Great-Grandma’s antique buffet would look like […]

SQT {13}:  Anti-Boredom Board Books


Seven Quick Takes Just to be clear, the title of this post refers to the sweet spot in children’s literature wherein the reading parent doesn’t go crazy and the child asks for more. -1- Little Feet Love by Bendon Inc. Honestly, this book doesn’t even have an author, and it makes me die inside a little […]