"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Little Women's Hospitality & Little Flowers Girls' Club

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for some pretty, happy, funny and real times...
~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~


I am starting up a Little Women's Hospitality group, and I will be implementing all the virtues learned in the Little Flowers Girls Club.
The Little Flowers & Little Women's Hospitality Girls' Club:  Teaching young girls from the ages 5 and up, virtues through scripture and classic literature, using the Saints virtuous lives as an example, centered around the Catholic Faith.

Millicent E. Gray
“Beth Dresses One of Her Dolls”
This has been on my heart for some time, and since my youngest daughter has just turned twelve, I am motivated to make it happen.  I thought I was done organizing or hosting any Girls' Club.  But, I was truly inspired by Jennifer over at Catholic Inspired, and after much prayer, I decided to give a another go.
I have found a lot of pretty crafts, and ideas for our meetings.  I cannot wait to share them!

We had our first meeting to discuss and plan, and I am happy to say that our group will officailly begin in 3 short weeks!


The family helped my mom celebrate her 85th Birthday!
She requested a white cake with pineapple filling and whipped cream icing...
Butterfly created this yummy cake to specification.
I suggested she use crushed pineapple, lemon curd and whipped cream for the cake filling.  It was PERFECT!
Thank you for all that you have done for me and the family.
I hope to honor you always.

Big brother finds little sisters creation...some mild teasing ensued...the glove-hen-head was popped shortly thereafter (and not by big brother).  I love Little Lamb's creativity.

I have been doing a lot of research, planning and PINNING.  What ever did I do before Pinterest???...and I accompished so much more before Pinterest!!!  It can be a useful tool, or disadvantageous.  Anyway, so many great and wonderful ideas are being compiled for our Little Women's Hospitality group meetings.
I am going to be checking out this tool for teaching Communication Skills and Etiquette ideas.

Visit Like Mother, Like Daughter to find more contentment...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Weekly Weekday Wardrobe: Early Autumn

Taking the wonder out of my mornings...


All Souls Day

November 1st

Prayer for the Poor Souls in Purgatory


V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R. And let the perpetual light shine upon them.

And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

V. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
R. Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

We were blessed with much needed rain and a beautiful sky and multiple rainbows.  God hears our prayers.  Please pray.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Heavenly Jerusalem

A blessed All Saint's Day!

All Hallow's Eve gives us a moment of Hope.  There is excitement and joy.
We can all look towards our Heavenly Home...
With each piece of candy that you enjoy...let it remind you of the sweetness of the Heavenly Jerusalem.

Celebrating All Hallow's Eve and All Saints day, domestically, has changed over the years.  We can still find that excitement and joy that remind us of the Hope of Heaven.

How do you celebrate All Hallow's Eve and All Saints Day?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tea for Twelve

My Little Lamb has turned Twelve!  
So what do you do for a sweet girl of twelve years?


Her sister and I thought a Tea Party would be fun...
and so did her friends.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

John Paul II 2015

We are preparing to celebrate the Feast Day of our beloved 

Last year we re-created this well know Papal Cream Cake or 

This year...will be even more celebratory!

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Simple Women's Daybook: October 2015

I am joining hostess Peggy over at The Simple Woman

For Today...October 19th, 2015

Outside my window...Clouds.  Lovely, threatening rain clouds.

I am thinking...about all the errands I need to run, and where exactly am I going to find the time to do them!

I am thankful...for my Faith.  Last week was crushing to the spirit.  The loss of a friend.  The disappointment of a loved one.  My Faith is a balm for my soul and healing source for my hurt.  It reminds me how much I am loved and how much I have to be thankful.  God is good.  Always.