The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
The other day on Instagram I was all like “here I go with the Mod Podge” and there was a clamor for an “after” (if you can call one person asking for an “after” a clamor) so here you go — I’ll have the other little project next week, as it’s a bit more involved.
This is just my little ensemble on the kitchen table. Seasonings, matches, candle. Sometimes a stray button, but we try to keep that to a minimum. The salt and pepper grinders sort of shed their contents over time in little messy dustings, and I like to keep everything in one place. That way I can whisk the whole shebang off to the sink to wipe things up. I had a little tray, but it got rather shabby (and not in a good way, just in a ground-in-ground-pepper kind of way).
There was this little red wooden tray that a kid’s Melissa & Doug toy came in. I couldn’t bear to throw it out, but on the other hand, it had “Melissa & Doug” emblazoned on the side. Since we are not Melissa & Doug, I decided to decoupage. Voila!
On to our links:
- A thoughtful lecture on modesty.
- We are so afraid — as a nation. We are afraid of babies and the trouble they bring to our safe, frightened little world. We need more encouragement, and this post by our friend Kelly Mantoan might help with that: I Am Not Exceptional and So Can You.
- Really breathtaking: Using medical technology to heal a baby in utero: A baby “born twice.”
- Rosie brought this article to my attention, about Franz Jagerstatter and his martyrdom. I had read about him in the book of our friend Robert Royal, which I highly recommend for your high school student’s spiritual reading (and yours): The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History. The complete letter of Franz, an obscure family man whom we might well never have heard of, will move you to tears.
- If you love to hate on bad design, you have to see this blog. It might help, too, when making choices in building — it’s always good to know what not to do!
- Guys just have a different way of doing things!
From the archives:
Today is the feast of Saint Pope John Paul II! Enjoy!
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