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Sharing despite Google Reader!

There have been a lot of changes to Google Reader, and not all of them are for the better. One change that I really felt was the removal of the “share” button. I pointed the RSS feed of my shared items to this blog’s sidebar. It was a great way to share blog posts from…

Poor ignored blog

For about two months now I have totally ignored my blog! I didn’t mean to, and every day goes by and I try to get something posted, but with no luck. I’ve got lots of excuses: a tornado, wedding planning, working part-time, kid’s growing up and moving out, getting ready for a trip to New…

The newest Catholic app: CNL

The newest Catholic App on the App Store, Catholic News Live (or CNL for short) is now available for purchase. Catholic News Live is a news and blog feed aggregater built in 2009 by Jeff Geerling of Life is a Prayer.com. CNL is sponsored by Open Source Catholic, and generously hosted by Midwestern Mac, LLC.…

Promoting Catholicism

The 2011 Catholic Media Promotion Day Suggestions have been posted. The list consists of 289 blogs, 89 podcasts, 197 websites, 77 facebook pages, 42 print and/or online magazines and news sources, 42 phone apps, 171 books, 26 companies, 30 music sites and/or musicians, 57 channels/stations/shows, and 75 miscellaneous items that include people to follow on…

It’s Catholic Media Promotion Day!

I’m taking part in Catholic Media Promotion Day. If you’ve got a blog, podcast, or Facebook page, you can participate too. Start out by “liking” Catholic Media Promotion Day on Facebook. That’s where you’ll find all the details for participating. And now, sharing my favorites with the world! blogs: Family in Feast and Feria Paper…

Catholic News Live on Facebook, mobile app on the way!

Catholic News Live, aggregates Catholic news and blog feeds from around the world: Catholic News Live is a crowd-sourced news gathering website for Catholics. Every bit of organization is done by the users, and feeds are added frequently. The front page updates with the latest Catholic stories from around the web every five minutes. For…

Blog readers are great, but . . .

I must admit that a blog reader certainly is a time saver. All your fave blogs’ updates in a nice neat package. But every once in a while you really should get out there and pay real visits to those blogs you fancy so much. Lots of time, thought, and creativity go into the way…

Listen to this — Food Blogging 101

If you haven’t visited The Catholic Foodie, now is the time. It’s where food meets faith! You’ll find blog posts, podcasts, recipes, cookbooks, coffee, and more. While you are there, be sure to subscribe to The Catholic Foodie newsletter and email updates. This week, in podcast CF105, Jeff addresses food blogging and various food blogs.…

Lovely Blogs

I just discovered this morning that I’ve been listed by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints as a Lovely Blog! The blog has several contributors, so thank you to Erika, Christina, and Kristy. Check out their lovely blog which focuses on homeschooling and the liturgical year, and don’t miss their Lovely Blogs list. I am in…

Coconut Macaroons for the Christmas cookie exchange

This recipe is from The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. Took us a long time to find this macaroon recipe and it has become our family favorite. Ida made these today (thanks Id!) and added some Christmas flair. Coconut Macaroons 1/3 c unbleached flour 2 1/2 c shredded coconut 1/8 ts…

New weekly link up: Helpful Homeschool Hints

Angie, at Many Little Blessings, is starting a weekly link up for homeschoolers. Helpful Homeschooling Hints is where we can share ideas and give and get encouragement. Homeschooling isn’t easy and it is very helpful to know that others are experiencing the same ups and downs as you. Angie will post Helpful Homeschooling Hints each…

Join the fiesta for Bl. Miguel Pro

My good friend, Vee, of Paper Dali fame, is hosting a Bl. Miguel feast day link-up. The party, or shall we say fiesta, begins on November 23. Linking will actually begin on November 19, so we can plan our feast day celebrations. I don’t know much at all about Blessed Miguel Pro, so I am…

Catholic Gadget Toolbar

I just discovered today that I am a featured site on Catholic Gadget’s Catholic Family Toolbar. Thanks very much, Catholic Gadget, for including me! It’s a nifty toolbar that you can add to the top of your browser, and it’s free. Originally designed with homeschoolers in mind, the toolbar was expanded to include a variety…

A JOYFilled surprise in my mailbox

What a surprise to come home, after a long day at our homeschool co-op, to find this beautifully decorated and customized envelope in the mail. I had no idea what Lena at JOYFilled Family could be sending me. I opened the bright envelope to find a sweet card from Lena, Saint Louis Marie de Montfort’s…

All Saints Day Link Up Party

There’s a new blog event in the sidebar today. Lacy, over at Catholic Icing, decided to have a spur-of-the-moment All Saints Day Link Up Party. What a great idea! Head to Catholic Icing and link your All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day ideas, including costumes, games, decorations, party ideas, food, celebration ideas, and more. Here…

WordPress memory issues

Just recently, I have been having memory issues with this self-hosted WordPress blog. It was slowing down the entire server and nothing would load. After disabling several plugins, which could have been likely culprits, I still did not see any improvement. I started to do some web sleuthing and found that a few people had…

Marian giveaway at JOYfilled Family

In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Good Remedy, JOYfilled Family is having a Marian giveaway: a beautiful custom tile necklace of Our Lady of the Rosary. While you are there to take a peak at the beautiful necklace, I am sure you’ll find lots of goodies. I have enjoyed JOYfilled Family for…

Celebrating the month of the rosary

It’s party time over at Catholic Icing! Not because I am lazy, but I am just busy, busy, busy, and I didn’t want to miss out on the fun. So, I am participating in Catholic Icing’s Rosary Link Up Party with two previous posts on the rosary. Enjoy! The following is a repost from October…

Get ready for a Rosary Link-Up party!

Since the month of October is dedicated the the rosary, Lacy @ Catholic Icing is hosting a Rosary Link Up Party! This linky party is for any ideas you have for teaching kids about the rosary, rosary making tips, rosary games/activities, and all fun things that are rosary! Head over to Catholic Icing for all…