Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Friday, February 12, 2010
This story is breaking my heart this morning. Pray for a happy ending.
Posted by Robina at 7:25 AM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Make Heart Donuts
Last year we did our own little version of Jessica's chocolate dipped Oreos, pretzels and marshmallows. It was so delicious that we will definitely have to do it again this year. I forgot to take pictures of our Valentine's Day versions, but here is our St. Patrick's Day chocolate covered Oreos with sprinkles.
For other food ideas, visit Catholic Cuisine
Here is a yummy Valentine's Day tradition of ours. Yummy, enjoy.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Hand Print Heart Card
1. Use half a piece of white card stock or watercolor paper. Or fold paper in half and have it open up. Using finger paint and a sponge brush, carefully apply to your child's hand. 2. When applying the hand to the paper, turn the card paper upside down and/or backwards-so the card opens the opposite way of what you would normally expect. This way, your child will not have to bend their hand in an awkward position when stamping their hands into a heart shape. Have your child hold their fingers together instead of spread apart. This way the image will look more like a heart. The palm of the hand makes the top of the heart, and the fingers make the bottom of the heart. 3. Press the hand evenly and lift straight up when done. Wipe hand off with a rag or wipe 4. Repeat the process with the other hand.5. Use a black pen or crayon to add words or embellish. You could also stamp some words. 6. Write a message to the loved one inside or around the heart.
- Pray the Rosary
- Pray this Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfort to the Afflicted,you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors; and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the granting of my requests. Through gratitude for favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues that I may one day share your glory. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Amen. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.)
- French Crepes (as Lourdes is in France)
- blueberry muffins or pancakes
- an all white meal - chicken, cauliflower, white rice, etc.
- White pancakes or muffins to symbolize the Holy Mother's virgin purity and blueberries to symbolize her blue mantle.
- For recipes or other food ideas, visit Catholic Cuisine
- Bring flowers (roses would be appropriate) to your statue of Our Lady at your home altar, especially if you have a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes.
- Sing Immaculate Mary
- Make an Our Lady of Lourdes Holy Water Font as seen here at Our Domestic Church
- Do an easy Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Craft by coloring an image of Our Lady of Lourdes and gluing it onto brown construction paper and decorating with glitter or tissue paper as seen here at Shower of Roses
I'm a romantic at heart, so I loved this one...
I also loved the Tim Tebow commercial from Focus on the Family, but anyone reading this probably did too. It didn't say much, but I think the point was to have people thinking and talking about it.
Posted by Robina at 8:12 AM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Candy Cane Letters Take off the plastic on your candy canes. It doesn’t matter if these break from opening, as they need to be all different sizes anyway. Place onto a tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat into fragments or the complete letter shapes you want. Put the tray into a 250 degree oven for 10 minutes. Shape them (be careful, hot) right out of the oven into letters. They are movable for a minute or two. Some letters may keep breaking, so you can just use them as lines and form the letters that way as well.
This is just amazing. Worth the time to read it. I promise.
Posted by Robina at 2:40 PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010