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Bring This Mary Garden Activity to your Parish! #WomensFellowship

Bring This Mary Garden Activity to your Parish! #WomensFellowship

May 2nd, 2022 5 minute read Catholic Feast Days | Catholic Home

Happy May! What better way to honor Our Mother during her month than with women's fellowship through crafts, coffee, and prayer? This is an activity that I brought to my Parish this past weekend, and it was a hit! In this post, I will be outlining the specific details of the event as well as what materials were used to make our very own miniature Mary gardens. Enjoy!  Gather your supplies. For your Mary garden, you’ll need the following: • Glass containers for the... more »

St. Patrick Wasn't Irish...and 4 More Facts You Might Not Know

St. Patrick Wasn't Irish...and 4 More Facts You Might Not Know

March 15th, 2022 3 minute read Catholic Feast Days

Looking to learn more about this incredible Saint in the Catholic Church? Put some of these facts in your back pocket this St. Patrick's Day! Although St. Patrick’s Day can be affectionately celebrated through traditions such as eating corned beef and wearing green, here are a few things to remember about the Saint who’s behind the entire day.  St. Patrick was actually British - St. Patrick was born in Britain in the fourth century and ended up in Ireland after being kidnapped by Irish... more »

Design a Miniature Mary Garden - Invite Friends!

Design a Miniature Mary Garden - Invite Friends!

March 10th, 2022 3 minute read Catholic Feast Days | Catholic Home

This quick, adorable DIY craft brings our Blessed Mother into your home without the fuss of watering, dirt, and seasonal upkeep. Enjoy your indoor Mary garden all the year long! ​ Maybe where you live, little green shoots are starting to sprout through the dirt. Maybe you’re anticipating another few rounds of snowfalls. Maybe you have a big backyard with room for creative plantings. Maybe you live in the city with your own little balcony paradise. No matter what your... more »

90 Lenten Ideas for Catholics: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

90 Lenten Ideas for Catholics: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

February 21st, 2022 3 minute read Catholic Feast Days | Catholic Home

Lent is upon us! It's the perfect opportunity to practice self-mortification, strengthen relationships with our neighbors, and grow closer to Christ. If you're feeling stumped about what your Lenten sacrifice should be, I've compiled a list of 90 Lenten ideas: 30 God-centered things to do for Lent (prayer), 30 non-sweets related things to give up for Lent (fasting), and 30 almsgiving ideas for Lent.  Be sure to share this post with your friends and loved ones who are looking for some... more »

NFP for the Win: My Personal Testimony

NFP for the Win: My Personal Testimony

January 11th, 2022 4 minute read Love, Marriage, & Babies

This is my personal testimony about how Creighton NFP and NaProTechnology has helped my family. I started learning Natural Family Planning (the Creighton Model) when I was just out of college. I wasn't engaged or married yet, but my friend who was a fertility care practitioner told me the benefits of charting my cycle. Once I had charted my signs for a few months, I brought my chart to my NaProTechnology doctor, Dr. Anne Nolte. She's a Catholic GYN who specializes in fertility care and... more »

#FutureSuperDads: 6 Ways to Set the Stage for Greatness

#FutureSuperDads: 6 Ways to Set the Stage for Greatness

June 26th, 2021 3 minute read Catholic Home | Love, Marriage, & Babies

Wanna be the best dad ever one day? If you're a single Catholic guy, I hope these ideas inspire you on your road to holiness.   Serve.  In marriage, the goal is to serve your family in a way that will get your wife and children to heaven one day.  Action steps: Practice serving others now by volunteering your time at your Parish, a pregnancy crisis center, or a soup kitchen. Ditch. Rid your life of every habit that will not lead your family closer to Christ. Porn, for example, is... more »

Support Small Businesses: 7 Simple Action Steps

Support Small Businesses: 7 Simple Action Steps

June 18th, 2021 2 minute read Behind the Scenes | Catholic Gifts

This past week I found out that a company in China stole my Holy Family artwork and is selling it on its website and through Facebook ads. Several strongly worded emails later, it appears they have no intention of taking it down without proper evidence that the artwork belongs to me (I have to laugh to keep from crying honestly) I've prayed so many deliverance prayers this week, and now my prayer is simply "Jesus, you take care of it!" As we come up on Amazon Prime day, I encourage you to look... more »

Gardening Through a God-Centered Lens

Gardening Through a God-Centered Lens

June 9th, 2021 4 minute read Catholic Home

This winter, as my husband and I stared out at the snow, we dreamed about planting a garden with our girls and harvesting tons of delicious veggies. We stumbled upon a documentary called Back to Eden. Basically, it highlights the benefits of planting a wood chip garden to help protect the plants, combat weeds, and lessen the need to water daily! What I really liked about the film is that the gardener, Paul, talks about how a wood chip garden aligns with God's design for nature. Though Vinnie and I... more »

Celebrating the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Celebrating the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary

June 9th, 2021 5 minute read Catholic Feast Days | Catholic Home

Happy June! With the impending official start of summer, images of lazy pool days, dripping ice cream cones, and fireworks come to mind, but June is also the perfect time to celebrate the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Both feast days are right around the corner, and there are numerous ways to observe both beautiful Catholic days. Read on to learn more about these heart-centered feast days, their histories, and how to glorify Jesus and honor His Mother this month. The Sacred... more »

QUIZ: Which Catholic Saint is Your Ideal Coffee Date?

QUIZ: Which Catholic Saint is Your Ideal Coffee Date?

June 3rd, 2021 6 minute read Catholic Gifts

Coffee—an anticipated part of most everyone’s day, enjoyed in numerous ways. Although a solo sip can be enjoyable, consider inviting one of our great Catholic saints into your morning meditation. Take the quiz below and find out which Catholic Saint you should be clinking mugs with, then check out the corresponding Sipping with the Saints stickers to jazz up your daily brew routine! All of our stickers are dishwasher safe, so grab a blank mug and start adorning it with these fun, Catholic Saint... more »

10 Catholic Miscarriage Sentiments to Bring Comfort

10 Catholic Miscarriage Sentiments to Bring Comfort

June 2nd, 2021 4 minute read

This past month has been mixed with the heartbreak of miscarrying our daughter, Cora, and the joy of knowing that she is with Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has wrapped us up in prayer. Oddly enough, the miscarriage portrait that I created just a few weeks before we knew we were pregnant/miscarried now serves as a reminder to me that Jesus is holding our Cora in his arms. I pray it brings you or a friend consolation & peace. Here are some sentiments that have been especially thought provoking... more »

7 Awesome St. Joan of Arc Facts You May Not Know

7 Awesome St. Joan of Arc Facts You May Not Know

May 24th, 2021 3 minute read Catholic Feast Days

"Go forward bravely. Fear nothing. Trust in God; all will be well." Saint Joan of Arc, whose feast day we celebrate on May 30, is an amazing example of what is means to be a warrior for Christ.  Here are 7 awesome facts about St. Joan of Arc: Saint Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers. She led a life full of courage and bravery, so she is one of the best saints to ask for intercession from when it comes to the gift of spiritual courage. #JoanUp!  At the age of 12, she experienced... more »

How to Create Your Own Catholic Mug Gift

How to Create Your Own Catholic Mug Gift

May 17th, 2021 3 minute read Catholic Gifts

Ready to create your own Catholic mug you can gift to your favorite Catholic teachers, Catholic priests, and Catholic friends? It’s a simple process, made even easier by the fact that all Just Love Prints stickers are dishwasher safe, meaning you’ll never worry about fading colors or peeling edges. This simply DIY will have everyone asking, “Where did you get that mug?” So if you’ve grown tired of the cookie-cutter mugs at your local Home Goods or Target, try a hand at... more »

30 Days of Happy Mail Challenge

30 Days of Happy Mail Challenge

April 23rd, 2020 8 minute read

  You know what's amazing? God created you to be alive at this time in history for a reason, and the people in your life are in need of a light that only you can bring.  Happy mail is one way you can spread love, joy, and hope to the world. It's time to shine, girl! 🔥 Are you up for the challenge? What is this challenge all about? 30 days. 30 recipients. Let's be Christ's hands and feet...through happy mail! What is happy mail, you ask? It can be a handwritten letter, a handmade... more »

33 simple ways to combat anxious feelings

33 simple ways to combat anxious feelings

September 25th, 2019 4 minute read

As many of you know, this pregnancy has been a season of joy as well as anxious feelings for me. Anyway, I jotted down all of the ways I've been combating the anxious feelings in hopes that they will help you or someone you know who is in a rut (pregnant or not!) Prayers for you, sister!  Give it to God & go to sleepKeep a notebook by your bedside and write down every anxious thought swirling around your head before you go to bed. Give them to God, and go to sleep! Force yourself to... more »

A letter to the girl saving (or re-saving) herself for her future husband...

A letter to the girl saving (or re-saving) herself for her future husband...

September 11th, 2019 2 minute read Love, Marriage, & Babies

A letter to the girl saving (or re-saving) herself for her future husband...⠀When others call you old fashioned, know that you are noble, radiant, and strong.⠀When it's tempting to text the ex you know is wrong for you, put the phone down and call on Mama Mary instead.⠀On days when you wonder if your future husband will ever come along, know that God is preparing your hearts to meet and grow together. ⠀When the guilt of your past creeps up on you, recognize God's mercy and love, run to confession... more »

How To Save Your Marriage Before You Meet Your Spouse

How To Save Your Marriage Before You Meet Your Spouse

March 9th, 2016 3 minute read Love, Marriage, & Babies

In 2007, my junior year of high school, Jason Evert came to speak to the student body about chastity. As we were shuffled into the auditorium that morning, I mentally prepared myself to endure what I thought would be an awkward “sex talk.”  Little did I know, my life would soon be changed forever. The talk began, and Jason immediately captivated every single student with his upbeat stories, humor, and down to earth nature. His words made me think twice about how I was... more »