Friday, October 25, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday

I found this on Facebook and I had to share it here :)

Last week on Saturday (the 19th) was TJ's last soccer game for the year. It was boys against girls and the boys won with the score being 7-0. But they had just played each other an hour before for the girls teams last game and the girls won that game. So each team got to win their last game and they were all even :)
 My friend Janny is hosting a Facebook event for authors and NaNoWriMo participants. There will be word wars, writing chats, and perhaps a little procrastination. It's meant to be a place of support for authors, and you're welcome even if you're not doing NaNo. Please join--and invite friends! You can find the link for the event below and here :)
Tuesday we got a little bit of snow flurries. As much as I like watching snow fall, I'm not quote ready for it. I suppose it's because we didn't really get a fall this year. All we got was half hot/warm weather and then half cold weather. I know that's kind of what fall is but there's usually more of a transition between the two and not just going from one straight to the other like it did.
This is another Facebook find and I thought it was funny :)

Since I didn't feel like figuring out how to put the html code thingy for the video in with the rest of it and because it doesn't want to work like it used too with this, here is the link for a Disney Medley that was done by Peter Hollens. When the music first started playing I jumped a little because I wasn't expecting it to do that. So listen to that, as well as a lot of the songs that Peter has done and let me know how you like his music :)
This was pretty funny :)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I apologize for not posting at all last week. The reason is that my grandpa passed away last week on Sunday. So please pray for all of us as we adjust to life without him. I will hopefully have the couple posts a week that I was doing up and running again next week :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday

Next month is NaNoWriMo!!!! I can't wait to start writing my story :D

This is a sneak peak at the legwarmers I'm making :)
This is something that I found on Pinterest last week :)

This was also found on Pinterest.

Last week was the fall/winter Free For All that members of the homeschool group, that my family belongs too, runs. Wednesday night was set up and drop off night. I was able to go drop off the several bins and bags that we had and I found anothe.. flannel sheet so I am now able to finish the blanket  that I started making a while ago out of old t-shirts. I was also able to get a couple more shirts in case I need extra for the blanket :) Once it is actually finished I will post pictures of the blanket :)
In case I haven't mentioned them already, some friends of our's just came out with a cd on the 7th. Their group is Simonetta & FourEver! My family has gotten our copy and we have already listened to it :) All of the songs that they sing, except for the last two, are done in Polyphony. Just in case you don't know what Polyphony means here is the definition that I found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: "a style of musical composition employing two or more simultaneous but relatively independent melodic lines."
My sister Yavi found this on Pinterest and we all died from laughing when we read it :D

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Because Computers are Annoying And Other Things

Since I have a post for four days out of the week I decided to do a post today as well. Even though I do updates in the 7 Quick Takes each week I needed a separate post to ramble in. To start with the first part of the title of this part and why computers are annoying, as great as it is to have my own laptop it has had a virus :P So I had to back up all of my pictures and documents. And that part has been a long process because I have a lot of pictures on my computer to back up and that in and of it's self takes a while. It would have been nice if I had actually backed up all of my pictures as I put them on my computer but I decided to procrastinate and not do that until now. The same goes to all of my writing documents.

Since I have made several candles my mom wanted me to make a fall candle to put on our kitchen table. For the colors I used a orange for the bottom with brown, a redish color and another orange color and brownish color on top of that.

I am working on a short fanfiction for an issue of Ink and Fairydust. It is a fanfiction that takes place during "The Last Battle" (the Chronicles of Narnia). Once it has been edited I'll try to post it here so that you can read it and tell me how you like it :)

"The rosary is THE weapon" ~ Padre Pio 

The moth of October is the Month of the Rosary as well as Respect Life Month!

 “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Creative Gifts

Several weeks ago I found this idea on Pinterest for making candles. All you need to make the candle, besides the obvious wick and holder, is white or off-white wax and crayons. While I was making five to give as gifts I took a couple pictures.


  • Pre-shredded white or off-white wax (it works better than shredding up a candle)
  • Wicks
  • Clear empty votive candle holders
  • Crayons
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Dixie cups
  • A microwave
  • An old towel
  • an Exacto knife
To start out you have to take the wrappers off of the crayons and you can use an exacto knife to make it easier. After that you put some wax in dixie cup and melt it in the microwave so that you can make sure the bottom of the wick is secure in the candle holder. While that is hardening break up the crayon that you want on the bottom of the candle and melt it with a small handful of wax. Once it is melted use a popsicle stick to stir it together. You may need a little more wax to it. When I was making them I found that sticking the dixie cups of crayons and wax in the microwave for 2 minutes worked the best, though I suggest that you don't go over 2 minutes in the microwave because the cups will be very hot. In case you spill any thing use an old hand towel to clean it up. Before putting the second layer, if you choose to do multiple layers, let the bottom layer dry, or you can let the layers mix a little by letting the bottom layer still be a little wet when you do the second layer. 
Though this is what they are supposed to end up looking like I didn't make mine like that

This is what mine ended up looking like, though I still think they are cool :D

Monday, October 7, 2013

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

St. Pius V (April 30) established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716. (taken from American

“The rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christ-centered prayer. It has all the depth of the gospel messge in its entirety. It is an echo of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb.... It can be said that the rosary is, in some sense, a prayer-commentary on the final chapter of the Vatican II Constitution Lumen Gentium, a chapter that discusses the wondrous presence of the Mother of God in the mystery of Christ and the Church" (Pope John Paul II, apostolic letter The Rosary of the Virgin Mary).

Friday, October 4, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday

Though I haven't started making it yet I found a pattern for a afghan/blanket, which I mentioned in my quick takes from last week. The squares have been sitting in a pile for sine the beginning of last week. But I have started making different balls of all of the colors that I will be using for the blanket. Here is the link to the pattern that I will be using for the afghan!

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
When I first started this blog back in July I said that I would explain why I choose the name for my blog later and it is now the beginning of October and I am just getting to the explanation behind the name of my blog now. But I suppose that's what I get for being a bit of a procrastinator.

Before I started this blog I had mentioned on my old blog that I wanted to use a part from a song by Josh Groban called Brave. I tried a couple different parts of the lyrics but I didn't like any of the ones that I picked. Once I saw the quote by Pope Francis that is in my header I knew I had to use the last two words. To me the quote means that no matter how hard or difficult our tasks are, or what Jesus whats from us we still have to be brave. and that is why I picked that as the name for my blog :)

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Feast of St. Therese the Little Flower

“I will let fall from Heaven...a Shower of Roses”--St. Therese


O glorious Saint Therese, whom almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel mankind, I implore your Miraculous Intercession. So powerful are you in obtaining every need of body and soul our Holy Mother Church proclaims you a “Prodigy of Miracles...the Greatest Saint of Modern times.” Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition (mention here) and to carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good upon earth...of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses. Henceforth, dear Little Flower, I will fulfill your plea” to be made known everywhere” and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen