Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Getting Inspired by Minimalism and Decluttering Your Home

During the springtime, my house felt pretty decluttered and organized, and I had my routines in place that allowed me to keep my house clean (well at least clean enough for me to be happy with it, we all have different standards haha). I felt pretty peaceful in my mostly clutter-free home.

Summer hit and all that went out the window. This summer was all about fun, spontaneity, camping, living out of a suitcase and never having clean laundry, being away from home - and not about any of the earlier mentioned things. I loved this summer so much, but one thing I am excited about for fall is to get our house back into the decluttered state where everything has its place so that I can live in it and feel peaceful rather than bogged down by the stuff lying around. The little daily routines play a big part in keeping it tidy, but I also want to do one more purge through our house again - it feels so good to know everything has a place and that everything in my house is something I want to be there.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Things Rose Says | Part 1

I want to remember the funny little things Rose says throughout her life, specifically when she's a toddler and little kid because kids say the funniest things. My brother Joseph filled a note in his phone with funny things our youngest brother Matthew has said (he definitely has a mind of his own) and every once in a while he opens it and reads them out loud all and we all completely die laughing.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6 Podcasts for Catholic Women

I enjoy podcasts so much - I love learning from them, getting inspired by them, and I find that when I listen to the really good ones, they help me to stay focused on the important things. They are also amazing for making monotonous tasks and road trips so much more enjoyable.

I am always searching for new great podcasts, so I thought I would do a few posts on different categories of podcasts that I find really helpful and inspirational in case anyone else is searching for some new ones to try out.

Here are some podcasts that I listen to that really help me strengthen and stay focused on my faith, as well as inspire me. Sometimes they answer a struggle or question so directly I feel that God is speaking to me through the speaker on the podcast.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Rose Teresa - Behind the Name

I recently read a blog post by I blogger I really enjoy following, Emily Fossier from Little Fossi Way. She wrote a post about why she named her new daughter what she did, and I absolutely love thinking/talking about names so I thought I would also write a post about how we came to name our little babe Rose Teresa.

A whole bunch of little things inclined us towards the name Rose and those things slowly (it took 9 months...) led us to feel certain that that was her name. Of course, it took seeing her for us to be completely sure.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Our Little Family

I am IN LOVE with the family photos we just had taken. Rose was so full of joy to be outside (her very favourite place to be), and I know these photos will always be so special to me - I think you can really see the love between us all.