Back from the Brink: Blog in a Blink

OK, so after my blog was shut down for THREE whole days, I’m so grateful to have a new host and an awesome techie friend Michael! He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s got a Catholic praying something fierce for him. While a few things were getting shifted around, deleted or updated…I only lost ONE post: the second half of Blog in a Blink 2014! So here it is, recreated on my newly hosted blog!


Part TWO

For a recap of Blog in a Blink…click here: Blog in a Blink Part ONE

Feast Day Fun Mike


So July brought the full head-on launch of the Feast Day Fun series, illustrated by Kelly Saints, excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families and posts at Equipping Catholic Families with activities, crafts and family traditions to celebrate the Saints Feast Days!

July Feast Day Fun included

  • St Thomas
  • St Maria Goretti
  • St Benedict
  • St Kateri
  • St Christopher
  • St Joachim and St Anne.

Catholic Dreamcatcher 2

…with the American Doll St Kateri Paper Bag dress, the Catholic Dreamcatcher, Giant St Benedict Medal, a yummy dessert…and more activities, crafts and family traditions!



2014 Catechist Classroom wallAugust brought a showcase of the Coolest Catechist’s Classroom and the Catholic Student Care Package,


Mini Cross Bow DIYalong with the Flaming Mini Cross-Bow!

We found some Ways to Make Ordinary Time Extraordinary and we shared our special celebration of our 20th Wedding Anniversary.

goofy family picture

September brought MORE Feast Day Fun withTriumph-of-the-Cross-140x150

  • Bl Mother Teresa
  • Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Triumph of the Cross
  • St Padre Pio
  • Feast of the Archangels

Divine Mercy Baby Jar Votive

We also made these cool DIY Votive Candles

Pope Francis

I also went to ROME! I saw Pope Francis! Here are my Prep, Pilgrimage, Reflection and Pope Posts in one neat gallery!


pilgrimage to rome gallery

I was still in Rome for the beginning of October, but there are SO many awesome Feast Days for Feast Day Fun:

  • St Therese
  • Guardian Angels
  • St Francis of Assisi
  • St Faustina
  •  St John Paul II
  • St Jude

With the awesome sights and saints fresh in my mind from Rome, I wrote a number of reflective posts on my Pilgrimage including The Saints are Calling and It Happened on a Double Decker Bus in Rome. Here’s my quick Pilgrimage Video!

All Saints

November brought All Saints! 

We offered 30 Ways to Play with the Saints!

  • All Saints! 
  • St Cecilia
  • Feast of Christ the King

Advent Prayer Pockets

In addition to Grace of Yes Day, we began preparing for Advent with our Advent Activities Gallery which included the release of our new Craft Kit: Advent Prayer Pockets


December brought more Feast Day Fun with

  • St Nicholas
  • Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • St Juan Diego
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • St Lucy

…along with Christmas, the Birth of Jesus of course!

Bambinelli Sunday Advent

We enjoyed our Advent with the Jesse Tree, our own Bambinelli-making for Bambinelli Sunday and No Mess Straw for Sock Baby Jesus . No Mess Straw for Jesus

We shared our family approach of Hand-Me-Down Treasures as gifts for Christmas and updated, upgraded and offered FREE our Catholic Blog Planner for 2015!

Catholic Blog Planner 2015

I hope you enjoyed our Blog in a Blink for 2014 and we hope you join us for the Catholic fun ahead in 2015!


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