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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…