Jessica from Shower of Roses shared a delicious sounding way to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday today. I’m always behind with the novena and everything leading up to this very special day, so I appreciate it when I can see a simple way to get our children’s attention and incorporate the meaning and history of Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is a link to her post on her website. Always a great resource!
This is right up my alley! Hoping to do this in May! Love these shops!
It’s time once again for the Vintage Crawl presented by the Two Rivers Vintage Collective!
This year 8 shops along the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers are participating; five in Stillwater, two in Afton, and one in Hastings.
The Crawl takes place from Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7. Crawl hours: Thursday 10 -7, Friday & Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12 -5.
Doing the Crawl is a great way to spend a day. Especially if you love vintage, repurposed, chippy, rusty, shabby, one of a kind items for your home!
I suggest starting in Stillwater and working your way south, or reverse that and start in Hastings and work your way north. If starting on the Stillwater end, may I suggest beginning at Apron Chicks.
Apron Chicks is a vintage home/accessory occasional sale operated out of a charming little cabin at Bergmann’s Greenhouse & Farm Market…
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I just saw this post from Tracy at Our Simple Homestead about how they incorporate the meaning of Easter – Christ rising from the dead – into their Easter Egg Hunt. I thought her ideas were great and am going to try to incorporate these verses and symbols into our Easter. Thanks Tracy!
I was drawn to these little chicken juggling bean bag things in a local store recently. Eva wanted me to buy some, and like a lot of things they want and I like, I thought “we can make those!” This time I actually followed through and researched some links on how to make them. I found a cute website that had easy to follow instructions and utilized items we already had. I had to teach myself about a “french knot” for making the eyes, but other than that, I was able to easily and successfully make these cute little chicken pyramid bean bags, and now I think I just added a new hobby to my long list of things I like and want to do!
I just discovered a blog called Minimalist Baker due to a delicious sounding “Three Ingredient Ginger Tea Latte” post I saw on Facebook. I’m a new follower and this recipe looked delicious! I have raw milk so I’m using that, and it is extremely tastey. I like almond milk as well, so when I have that on hand, I will make it that way too!
We used to do this all the time at home with my parents. My dad is about half Polish. I remember him taking our Easter basket of newly stuffed sausages and eggs, some wine and some bread to our priest on Holy Saturday for a blessing. I think we were the only ones doing it then!
Some Easter traditions and recipes found on Delishably.
We did this last year on Holy Thursday so I’m getting prepared ahead of time a bit. The kids really enjoyed the meal and the symbolism of all the aspects of this special meal. Thanks to Catholic Cuisine for the great resources and explanation. Below is a photo of our family and our dinner set up from last year.
Working on creating a first aid kit using herbs from my Learning Herbs kit that my husband got for me at Christmas time, which includes ingredients for making a healing salve, echinacea tincture and elderberry syrup. Here is a link to an Herbal Travel First Aid Kit on the Learning Herbs website.
This is another recipe I would like to try, namely for the frosting recipe! My friend Jenny at Au Naturale Nutrition posted this a bit ago and I’ve been meaning to try it. I don’t have all the ingredients yet but I’m hoping to get to it in the near future. Reading her post made me aware of some things I didn’t know about oats for instance. I’m not totally gluten free but if this is as tastey as it looks, and the kids like it, I think it could be a great treat!
I just heard of this recipe for Bannock on Melissa K Norris dot com. Never heard of it before, but it sounds tastey and like something our family would enjoy! According to her website, “Bannock is a simple bread, traditionally made in aboriginal cultures. The potato variation is a Canadian heritage recipe” – which sounds interesting to me! Have you tried it?