September 18, 2014

A little of this and a little of that - 7QT

Okay, so I know I said earlier this week that I would post the Pirate Party pictures. That post is about 75% done but I hurt my back mid week and then spent Thursday night at the emergency room again with JF again because he ingested milk again. I hate milk. Also, any dairy that drips. Or is hidden in other foods. blerg. I hate allergies. 

This post was originally going to be something that is not a 7QT but with all the crap of the week it has become...what it is. Thank you, Jennifer Fulwiler, for saving me with your ole faithful link up.

Pre Script: here's your song. A little bit of a throwback but such a nice one, no?

Did you hear about the next Edel? Jen and Hallie announced it today: Charleston, South Carolina in July 2015. You should see the pictures of the hotel! It's gorgeous! I'm wondering who I can rope into rooming with me so I can cut costs. Kendra? Blythe? Kathryn? Jenny? Any of you lovely ladies?

I snore, but supposedly not so badly if I'm on my stomach. 

Right now Project YM is hosting the annual "Support a Catholic Speaker" voting. This is a great way for event planners to learn about popular and up-and-coming Catholic speakers. Please go vote for your favorites, and if you want you can even vote for me. 

Speaking of speaking, I have a few upcoming events on the books for this fall. I'm so glad that, even with the pause in the cause*, I am still able to go around and share JF's story with people. When I speak I am able to tell people about the miracle that happened and about Venerable Fulton Sheen. It is a privilege and honor to do it... and it pays for Ben's school tuition. 

If you are interested in bringing me in to speak at your parish, youth group, moms' group, gala, conference, or other event please let me know. I feel like it is even more important now for me to help spread the word about Venerable Sheen's cause.

*Kelly Mantoan totally needs to get credit for coming up with "pause in the cause."

English muffins: I've tried a recipe from King Arthur Flour and one from Country Living. Both were okay, though I much preferred King Arthur's recipe. If you try CL's use less salt, I say. I'm still on a quest for the best recipe. If you've got one I'd love to hear. The major problem so far has been that both recipes have lacked the nooks in the muffins. 
But they still made some great egg sandwiches!

I recently learned about a new (to me) site called Catholic365. From their website: is a Catholic-focused article and information portal from Catholic writers and bloggers who write about things Catholics are interested in, with 3 main categories - Faith, Life and What's Going On, from a perspective consistent with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
So that's pretty cool. Another one to add to my list.

I just learned that the Women's Care Center that opened in Peoria, Illinois a year ago has helped mothers choose life over 200 times! There have been 23% fewer abortions in 2014 compared to last year! How wonderful is that?!

Have you been reading the devotionals from Blessed Is She? Oh man! So good! Sign up if you haven't yet!


  1. I am LOVING Blessed Is She! It is so wonderful to have this - and waiting in my inbox when I'm up at 5 something in the AM. Just perfect!! :D

    Gotta go check out that Catholic265 site.

    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Me! Room with me! :) Not sure I can go but I really hope to!!

  3. Wish I could, but I don't think '15 is in the cards - Edel '16 or bust!

  4. I'm super pumped about Edel!!! Charleston, SC has been on my "Want to go there before I die!" list for years (ever since I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which is such a great book!!).

    Thanks for the links! I'll have to check out Catholic 365 and Blessed is She.

    Hope you all are feeling better!

  5. This may be a repeat comment, not sure what happened to my other ones. I really want to go to Edel, but I'd have a baby roommate with me. Maybe we could fly together?
    P.S. you hurt your back and an ER visit. What a week!

    1. Yes. Despite the fact that you're a homeschooling, pregnant mother of many you should come over with coffee and help me hang sheets on the clothesline. Two kids wet the bed last night.

      Aren't you glad we're friends?!

  6. As much as I love dealing with pee sheets, I was too busy doing my homeschool thing this morning. We went to see the Nina and Pinta replicas in Peoria today...field trip: check, school day done!
    Next time...count me in for coffee and laundry. Oh wait a minute...we can drink coffee and my big kids can do your laundry- service project! Hope your back feels better soon. Take some ibuprofen!

  7. I just listened to that song this morning on Pandora getting ready for work!!
    Those English muffins...I've heard you talking about them and was going to ask for the recipe:)

  8. Knot Bad Videos and 'pause in the case'. I'm going to start charging from here on out. And BACK OFF LADIES! If anyone is squatting under the banquet tables with Bonnie for the weekend of Edel, it's me! #supersaverrate