7 Quick Takes: Happy New Year!

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rink with friends

Our friends came from Ottawa and I think we got all 10 kids out on the rink!

rink with friends 2

Just in case you didn’t realize what a big deal 10 kids on a rink is.

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I released a FREE Catholic Blog Planner this last week!

I also launched the Blog in a Blink link-up.

Did YOU join in?

blog blink 2013

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picnic with friends

This was the picnic dinner the kids had…before we brought in an extra table and conquered the Hot Pot and Grill feast on New Year’s Day


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ice storm ice cream

The “up side” of the Ice Storm this Christmas:  our eldest Emily brought us home big tubs of ice cream from the Ice Cream Shoppe before they melted from the power outage at the store.

We’re talking reeeally big tubs of Chocolate Mousse Royale and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

We are going to have ice cream for a very long time!

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Christmastime Travel

Our quick trip to Grandma’s house (3 hour drive).

Nice, Emily.

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After YEARS of trying to figure out how other bloggers offer freebies specifically for subscribers, I finally did it…thanks to some patient bloggers in 2 helpful facebook groups!

Notice this button in the top right sidebar over the “subscribe by email” box. It really works!

New EMAIL subscribers get a link right away

…for the 2014 Cathletics Craft Kit Sampler!

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…and for you kind people who already subscribe to my blog by EMAIL…you should notice a link in the bottom of this post (via EMAIL) …to pick up your own Cathletics Craft Kit Sampler.

(Tell me it works! =)

It includes:

a Catechism Catcher

a Spiritual Bouquet Rosary Coloring Page

Journey with Jesus Sacrament Clipart

Family Tree

and…Full-Year Index of Saints from our new

Communion of Saints Calendar craft kit

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!


  1. I apologize if this is a duplicate response, but I got an error message before. I just wanted to say “ditto” to Lisa’s post. I love your site and products. I already subscribe to your emails, but cannot find the button/link to get the Cathletics Craft Kit Sampler. Where can I find the button/link? Thank you! 🙂

    • I’m sorry…I am having difficulty with some of the settings for my RSS emails! I have included the link in the footer, but have noticed that it’s not showing up!. I will email you the direct link and hopefully the issue will be resolved shortly!

  2. I just wanted to say that I love your blog and your printables! I subscribe by email but I did not see a link to the sampler in the email. How do I get it? Thanks, Lisa

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