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Snow, snow, snow, birthday spaghetti, an anniversary gift, and more (7 Quick Takes)

It snowed yesterday! I had seen that snow and sleet were in the forecast, but so often storms don’t amount to much—especially in mid-November.
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When your jug is nearly dry

You wonder why God would ask that of you at a time when your jar of flour is nearly empty and your jug is nearly dry.
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Grieving Together offers couples support after miscarriage

Grieving Together is both beautifully and practically written. It is, in fact, the book Laura and Franco wish they had had when they miscarried their third baby.
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A mistake that turned out just fine

This pot of slops wasn’t looking very exciting, so I pulled a packet of onion soup mix out of the pantry. Onion soup should be able to jazz almost anything up.
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This Halloween even the soup is scary

The pumpkins are carved. The costumes are ready. The decorations are up. Even the chicken noodle soup is disguised as a ghost.
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Pokemon tournaments, not winning $1 billion, what we had for dinner this week, and more (7 Quick Takes)

There was a time where I was not proficient in Pokemon. I’m still not an expert, but I can at least speak the language.
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What would you do with $1 billion?

We’re all thinking about it, right? What exactly would we do if we were to win more than $1 billion in the Mega Millions jackpot?
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An Amelia Bedelia move, rats, a trip to the salad bar, and a few conference leftovers (7 Quick Takes)

I ran out of ideas for dinner by the end of the week, so I cooked a little of everything that was left in the fridge. It didn’t look like much of a spread on the table.
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Beauty in word and art and in a Catholic women’s conference

A group of 28 women came together for Saturday for “Beauty in Word & Art: Catholic Women Writers, Artists & Social Media Voices in the New Evangelization” at the Shrine. The day was an absolute gift.
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Apple picking, scarecrow making, apple pie, two birthdays at once, and a quick day trip (7 Quick Takes)

When you aren’t playing soccer during the fall, you have these wide open weekends to fill—or at least I thought that would be the case. So my husband and I were determined we would go apple picking this fall.
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