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How To Build an Easy Gravel Path in Your Backyard for Under $500

Spring is here!  Caleb and I are doing some really cool landscaping updates to our backyard. We’re knocking it out in phases and our new gravel backyard path was part of Phase 1!  Phase 1: Build compost pile Plan and create an easy backyard pathway using gravel and flagstones Build 2 8×3 foot planter boxes …

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7 Free Catholic Wallpapers To Help You Learn the Latin Our father and Hail Mary

Happy Sunday! In honor of my husband joining the choir at a Latin Mass parish for the first time, I decided to create and share the joys of learning prayers in another language with you. Growing up Presbyterian, Anglican, and fruity Novus Ordo Catholic (which isn’t all NO, but most of the ones I’ve had …

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What Is It Like to Plan A Wedding in College? Plus some helpful tips to ignore the #haters 😉

My husband Caleb and I got married in a super busy time of our lives. Our wedding was only a month after he graduated college and a week before I began 15 college hours in the summer (with a 19-hour fall semester to go)!  Originally, we planned to get married in May 2019 so he …

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Everything you Need to Know About RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults )

The Catholic Church can seem like an exclusive club. I mean. Only confirmed Catholics can receive the Eucharist (except in extenuating circumstances). Even when I was Anglican and I believed in almost all of the Catholic dogma and traditions, I could not participate fully at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by receiving the True …

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Creating a Rule of Life

Crafting Your Catholic Rule of Life and Routine (Including: minimum Time Catholics should pray Daily!)

Howdy folks! 👋🏼 Yesterday, I stumbled across one of my favorite priests on YouTube, Fr. Ripperger, discussing a topic that has greatly troubled and eluded me lately: creating and sticking to a routine.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a list-making person. I LOVE planning how I will use every hour of the day. I …

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Addicted to Social Media? The Social Media Dilemma & Following Carlo Acutis’ Holy Example

What are we doing on social media?? In middle school, I got a Facebook account. Soon after, I was on Instagram and Pinterest.  Then came Twitter. Did your social presence grow in a similar fashion? In high school, I realized that Twitter was a complete time suck. So, I deleted it. Instead of scrolling through Twitter …

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10 Important Questions To Ask Before Marriage

10 Important Questions to Ask Before Marriage–Part 1

Before Caleb and I were married in May of 2019, we went through extensive pre-marital counseling to assist us in discerning whether God willed us to be wed. (Also because it was required!) In the Catholic Church, a couple does not partake in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony with that popular secular ‘wisdom’ in the …

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