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On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

  ‘Tis the season for the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Nothing brings back happier childhood Lent memories than a Shamrock Shake and a Filet-o-Fish on Fridays. I mean, I know we’re supposed to be fasting and making sacrifices, but… It’s also Girl Scout cookie season with […]

Only in Philly: The Mummers Parade

Only in Philly: The Mummers Parade

What do you get when you combine one part cross-dressing, one part parade, one part performance art, one part Italian and Irish Philadelphians, and one very large serving of alcohol? The Mummers Parade of course!   Every January 1 in Philadelphia for years and years, […]

5 Detox Habits to Start 2018

5 Detox Habits to Start 2018

Happy New Year and Happy 2018! I’m sure everyone started on Monday, January 1 with a clear head, a good night’s rest, and energy and determination for a whole new year. Right? I don’t know about you, but I certainly had a little recovering to […]

God Loves Junkies, Too

God Loves Junkies, Too

  This is not a book review. Though I kind of wish it was. A book review would be easier to write.   No, these are just my thoughts after reading “How to Murder Your Life” by Cat Marnell. I should put this out there […]

Good for the Planet New Year’s Resolutions

Good for the Planet New Year’s Resolutions

Maybe you can tell by the fact that I have two New Year’s Resolutions posts in one month that I really love New Year’s! I think it’s such a cool time to put all your dreams into action. For this edition, I wanted to offer […]

The Definitive Guide to Hand Soap

The Definitive Guide to Hand Soap

It’s that time of year! Time for gift giving and picking out just the perfect gift for our friends and family. That’s why I’m bringing you my Definitive Guide to Hand Soap. Hand soap is sure to make everyone smile when they open their stockings […]

Being Childlike in Front of the Father

Being Childlike in Front of the Father

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”   Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come […]

A Fresh Take on New Year’s Resolutions

A Fresh Take on New Year’s Resolutions

Welcome to one of my favorite times of year! My birthday is in January & I LOVE the new year & all the resolutions & fresh starts.   I’ve had a lot of success with my resolutions in the past. I’ve made them measurable & […]

DIY Advent Wreath

DIY Advent Wreath

This coming Sunday starts the first week of Advent and the beginning of my liturgical year. It is so fun having four weeks to prepare for the Christmas season and to start a whole new church year. I don’t start decorating for Christmas until the […]

Bringing a Little Hygge into Your Home this Winter

Bringing a Little Hygge into Your Home this Winter

Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the Danish concept of hygge is a trending topic in the past few years. Whether it’s books, articles, blog posts, or pin boards, everyone seems to be talking about it! So what, exactly, is hygge?   Simply put, hygge is the art of […]