Super quick and easy Lenten decor
Catholicism, Liturgical Year, Simplicity

{SQT} Simple, Frugal Lenten Decor, Tofu, and Learning as I Go

~1~ Since I'm learning to incorporate the liturgical year into family life at the same time I'm adjusting to being a new Catholic, living in a new state, being a first-time homeowner, homeschooling with some unique challenges, and recovering from a serious financial slump, I'm keeping it simple. And cheap. I spent about 20 minutes… Continue reading {SQT} Simple, Frugal Lenten Decor, Tofu, and Learning as I Go

Large family, Moving

{SQT} 36 hours of panic in 7 quick takes

Or, how one mom and 8 kids cleaned the whole house in a day and a half, and lived to tell about it. ~1~ Panic This is very important. Almost as important as an extra cup of coffee and the promise of a frappe when we're done. Because when an untidy mom has to get… Continue reading {SQT} 36 hours of panic in 7 quick takes

Liturgical Year, Moving

The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

We wanted to have a French party for the feast of St. Joan of Arc, since she is Rebecca's confirmation saint. So we did, kinda. Since we are getting ready to move, for most of the day my kitchen looked like this: And like this:   Basically, like this: So, we had "French" pot roast.  It's… Continue reading The Feast of St. Joan of Arc, the easy way

The simple tricks I use to feed breakfast to 10 people without losing my mind.
Large family, Simplicity

Breakfast for 10: Simple Tips to Feed a Crowd without Losing Your Mind

I love to cook. It's really one of my favorite things to do. And it seems a little ironic that now that I have so many people to cook for, I have so little time to do it. I've got 10 people eating most of their meals at home; I have to simplify. Especially when… Continue reading Breakfast for 10: Simple Tips to Feed a Crowd without Losing Your Mind

Moving

Basil the Great, KonMari, and the Great Eastbound Adventure

 (This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. Thanks bunches.) In a few months, we move east. All ten of us. We're paying for the move by the cubic foot.  On a worn-out shoestring that's been ready to snap for a couple… Continue reading Basil the Great, KonMari, and the Great Eastbound Adventure