A little over a year ago, I was making plans for homeschool when an idea came to me. I’d choose one book for each month to read with my kids, and review it on a blog. At the time, I had a personal blog, and used the “someday saints” title for another blog but didn’t really post much. It was a brave and crazy idea to me to start writing more regularly and make it public. The idea wouldn’t leave me alone, so I took the plunge.
It has been a fun year! I wrote about some books we read here and here and here (and realized I am not really a great book-blogger), shared tea-time ideas and recipes, attempted 31 days of blogging (never again!), raised awareness for my friend’s son, started a link-up, and shared my Christmas recipes. I confided how my plans don’t always go as planned and wrote an open letter to homeschool moms. Several posts published before I was ready. Some posts never published when I thought they would.
And look at you! You stuck it out with me! Or maybe you’re here for the first time, and I’m grateful you are. Thanks for being on this journey with me. Let’s have another good year, shall we? Let me know what you want to read more of…ramblings of homeschool life, how I just finally sat down over coffee to really simplify my meal planning after 9ish years of doing it, how I sewed a flannel sheet for my toddler’s bed? Maybe something else?
Because I wanted a reason to keep Christmas and gifting going (Happy Epiphany!), because you are supportive and great readers (I even made a local friend through the blog!), because it’s fun, because I prettied up this place, because it is Tuesday…I am throwing a giveaway!
In this giveaway bash are:
Painted Saint dolls by
Amanda (winner chooses and she’ll paint it for you!) and
Theresa (St. Kateri, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Therese), some of my very first blog friends on this journey
Embroidered necklace by Jenna (her work is top-notch). Jenna blogs at Call Her Happy and runs an Etsy shop by the same name. Her tiny embroidery hoop necklaces are perfect for anyone who likes to stitch, sew, craft or create. They are dainty, adorable, simple and charming – all of her favorite things. Follow her on Instagram to see the latest designs before they hit the store.
Jamberry wraps and mini application kit from Amy (I love these on my nails!)
Find Amy at www.amylukasik.jamberrynails.net and her facebook page is www.facebook.com/amylukasikjamberrynails Contact her if you want to do a FB party!
Turban hat from Jacqui (wish I had a baby girl for one of these!)
Baby Turban size newborn to 3 months. Crochet with pale lavender extra soft acrylic/wool blend yarn. Perfect for sweet babies.
More Feasts! by Daniel and Haley Stewart I love love love these cookbooks! They are great ways to start taking liturgical living in your home to a new level. I think I’m going to have to print out my personal e-book copies, so I can have them in the kitchen all the time!
When the giveaway ends in a week, I will choose with Rafflecopter one winner for each gift. That means 8 of you will win. Yea!
a Rafflecopter giveaway