I’m reading a fantastic book. The words are dreamy and I could real all day. I made this chicken and veggie dish last night and there was barely enough! I’m making a junk journal and I find it so relaxing to do. I might make a few more and sell them in my Etsy store CatholicHomeBoutique.


I was able to walk o we to the s book and watch our youngest play basketball. She played on the A team and the B team. Missing sporting events is one of the hard things for me, being a working mother. I was happy to be able to catch the end of game one and all of game two .

Food, Etsy and comfort

I made a big lunch today for all the kids. Hopefully I’ll be able to get another two meals out of the ham.

I’m excited for four days off work next week for Thanksgiving. I’ve started reading this book, in between The Story and The Light-keepers Daughter, and To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins I am opening my Etsy shop again. CatholodHomeBoutique. I will be selling a few junk journals and some crocheted and vintage/flea finds. I love this dress/outfit. So romantic and comfortable. ❤️

Happy Friday

Easy lunch on a Friday Little loves at my piano I’m trying to love the unlovable!! Which is very hard during mid term elections. Ha!These sweet kitties followed Abbey home from school the other day. Has me missing out pets SO much. I need a little cuddle buddy.

What brings you happiness?

What brings you happiness? What small everyday things can bring a smile or comfort to your soul? For me it would be crafting. Making a healthy meal for my family. Growing out my hair. Collecting things that remind me of my Mexican/Spanish heritage.

There is so many ch unhappiness and anger in this world. The only way I know to comfort myself and my children and husband is to make sure I am comforted. Then I’m able to listen, be a soft place for them to find love, acceptance, rest and peace. I cannot did these worldly issues – but I can provide comfort and love in our home.

Catch up

I crocheted hats for my six littles (daycare kiddos. Six and they’re all 2 years old). I went and visited my oldest son, Thomas. He’s in the Coast Guard. Studying up because I’m helping teach RCIA at our parish, St Luke’s. The Halloween books (some of them) that I’m using in my daycare this month.


On the 35th anniversary of my baptism I was confirmed in the Catholic Church. I’m not sure what took me so long, but I am glad I waited until I was fully ready to make a life long commitment.

My faith is a very personal thing. My relationship with God has grown so much over the years and I am so glad I wasn’t silent. I asked questions, prayed endlessly, educated myself, and never gave up.

Come Holy Spirit!!


We’ve been spending some time working in our yard. Our little garden is doing alright. I’m thinking the pallets are maybe hindering root growth. Not sure.

There are several spots that could use some grass seed. After having animals in the backyard, our grass is in need of some tlc.

Softball is in full swing for Abbey. We had a nice night at the game yesterday. The weather was perfect. Sunny but not too hot. I still wore a hat and used sunscreen. SPF 50. Ha!

Not to be

We had a animal mishap. One of our dogs dug under the chicken coop and got to our chickens. So, no chickens for this family. Just the two dogs and our garden. Which is plenty.