Wearing Scapulars and Miraculous Medals are as Catholic as can be! I have found that although I’ll get a fresh new start at wearing one or the other, I eventually forget to put it back on one day…and then it’s gone forever. Recently, I received a brand new scapular and a beautiful Miraculous Medal and I thought about what it would take to make it work this time.
1. Stamp every blank paper in sight. Stamp sketchbooks and stationary, notepads and card stock for instant customization with the friendly saints. Cheer up lunch notes, teacher notes and really any friendly correspondence. What doesn’t look better with a Saint stamped on it?
Easy as Abacus Divine Mercy
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The Easy as Abacus Divine Mercy offers prayers and clipart to customize a Divine Mercy Abacus made from a Dollarstore square framed canvas*. The strung Pony beads are perfect for little fingers to count the prayers of the Divine Mercy as well as the 9 days of the Novena.
Includes Divine Mercy Prayers Bookmark and a One page Divine Mercy template with all the prayers and beads to color.
How is your new school year turning out? This September, I decided to get a little more organized and try out a couple Planners, a new approach to prayer journaling, take a stab at bullet journaling and reign in a plethora of passwords.
I checked out a number of secular planners and calendars including cheap little ones from the dollar store and this beautiful Happy Planner.
Do you ever get overwhelmed with passwords…on everything from email to swimming lesson registration? Everyone knows that we’re not supposed to use the same password for everything…and different password interfaces have their own requirements with password length and special characters. Then, upon getting locked out of an account set up years ago…you might be faced with replacing passwords with new ones…let alone new email addresses and added email addresses for the kids. Where do they all go? Check out our Old School Password Vault.
Can you believe it? The Month of May starts this Sunday! May is devoted to Our Lady…so here’s a quick little showcase of Mary and Rosary crafts!
Our oversized wood bead Rosary is always a hit at the conferences we attend. This is a pretty simple craft made with wooden beads, a wooden cross and a wooden heart, acrylic paint and mod podge…and it’s one of the favorites in our book A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families!
Bible Journaling is really popular out there! We Catholics don’t have an easy option available yet (Catholic Publishers, please release a Catholic Journaling Bible soon!), so we’ve been taking matters into our own hands!
Last week, I posted a picture tutorial for turning my softcover Catholic Bible into a DIY Hardcover Bible! Since there seems to be a shortage on Catholic Bibles formatted for journaling, some crafty Catholics have been transforming their Catholic Bibles into journaling Bibles by painting over the notes! That’s what I’ve been doing!
Banking on our experience from prior years, I think there is a natural tendency to pack a whole lot of celebrating, feasting and chocolate-eating on Easter Sunday and maybe even this whole week…but we tend to forget that we are still in Easter celebration mode until Pentecost, especially after the chocolate runs out.