1 - Ummmm I love this song. Lovely. Perfect. No disrespect to The Magnetic Fields but this version is the best. The. Best. You're welcome, friends.
2 - So the lovely Maria won the Washboard Basics All Natural Laundry Soap give-away (yay, Maria!) but YOU still have the opportunity for a sweet deal. The fantastic ladies at Washboard Basics (yes, I am partial) have offered a 20% discount to all my blog readers. So head over to their Etsy store, pick out your product, and then type in "KNOTTED20" to get 20% off your purchase. The coupon is good today (Friday, October 12, 2012) through next Friday (the 19th). Megan and Laura believe that no one should have to pay a fortune to be able to clean their home safely and naturally - it's core to their business mission and this sweet deal just goes to show they mean it. Plus, the packaging is cute. So do it! I'm going to.
3 - If you haven't hear about Taryn Watkins, please allow me to introduce you to this fantastic young woman. Actually, I'll let Taryn do the talking:
My name is Taryn Watkins For the last several years I have been discerning my call to religious life and I hope to join the Discalced Carmelites. I am currently working to pay off my student loans because in order for me to enter, I need to be debt free. This is why I am in need of your help. Will you prayerfully consider buying one of my paintings online or offering a donation to help me fulfill my vocation? I have created a blog,ProDominoDeo.blogspot.com, that I would love for you to take a look at and share it with anyone and everyone you know because I very much desire to enact God's call quickly! I am an artist myself and I have made some prints of a painting of Our Lady because I place my vocation and the way in which that will be realized in her hands. Please consider purchasing one of my prints for yourself or a friend, they would make a great Christmas present this season!
Oremus pro invicem,
3 - To add a couple of things to Taryn's letter: I have no idea what the Latin says. Also, I think "discalced" means "shoeless". Lastly, the prints are beautiful, check them out:
In summary, "Help a (future) sister out" and pray for her and offer some financial support if possible!
4 - We are trying to sell our home. Our beautiful, lovely, family-friendly home. We need to move closer to Travis' work and my family but otherwise we love this house. If you know anyone who wants to live in a small town, have great neighbors, low taxes, a great parish, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, close to hospitals, schools, world headquarters for CAT and State Farm... please have them contact us! Let me entice you with some pictures:
|It's so cute! And everything in it is new!|
|Large living room with lots of windows!|
|Check out all that counter space!|
|Large, beautiful dining room!|
6 - I think I'm really going to like the show Nashville. Anyone else? You can watch it on Hulu if you missed the pilot.
7 - Okay, and I just spent 10 minutes trying to find something funny to post here. But I found nothing that fit. And now I'm out of time and must go man my garage sale. I'm de-cluttering, yo! It feels good!