Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sacramental Series: Blessed Salt and Holy Water

Welcome to the first blog post in my series on Sacramentals. For the next few weeks, then twice a month for the rest of the year, I will focus on a particular sacramental and how you can bring it into your family's life. On Mondays I will post a podcast introducing that weeks sacramental, then later in the week I will post a follow up blog post, highlighting ideas I have found from some amazing Catholic bloggers and even some of my own ideas.

This weeks sacramentals are Blessed Salt and Holy Water. If you missed Monday's podcast you can find it here.

My continued quest to find more ideas brought me two more articles. From the blog - From My Catholic Perspective. Here Kari writes of her experience blessing her home with Holy Water and Blessed Salt. On the Totus Tuss Family & Catholic Homeschool Blog, Allison shares the Holy Water fonts in her home and gives a wonderful teaching on the subject.

I found a couple of crafts you can do for Holy Water that would be fun for the whole family.

From one of my favorite blogs, Catholic Icing, Lacy posted the cutest holy water bottle necklaces.
Holy Water Bottle Necklaces
My search also took me to the blog Cottage Blessings where Alice shared her group of crafters making Holy Water fonts. 
from the blog Cottage Blessings

Both of these crafts are great because you can trailer them to your family's personality. For example if your family has a family patron saint wouldn't making a Holy Water font using their prayer card or picture be wonderful. If your curious to know more about Choosing a Family Patron, listen to the podcast episode 18

How will you bring blessed salt and holy water into your domestic church? Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments section.

Next up in the series: Candles

Until next time,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Episode 20: Sacramental Series Part 1: Blessed Salt and Holy Water

This week's happenings -
Had a wonderful time on vacation in So Cal. 
Jim and team won Cut Throat Kitchen challenge - together our team won Minute to Win It!
We are now Disney pass holders and fun we had a great time at Disneyland
Jacob - Summer basketball has ended, it's his last week of vacation, he also had the opportunity to judge the Golden State Warriors Dance Team Tryout
For me - Work and school are keeping me very busy. 

Podcast news:
Podcast will now post on Monday's 

Topic for the week: Introduction to the new Sacramentals series
1. How this series will work.
2. What are sacramentals?
3. This week's featured sacramentals - Holy Water and Blessed Salt

Links featured in this episode:

My humble request for the week is to please write a review on Itunes

Music from the episode:
Emiel Stopler - Stargazing
Opening Song - Logzang op de Tuinkabouter
Segment Song - The Little Princess
Closing Song - The Flat Tire Rag

Until next time,

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Update: For more on Blessed Salt and Holy Water check out my follow up blog post.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Episode 19: Saint Feast to Celebrate in July

Welcome to episode 19 - Posting early for the 4th of July weekend. 

This week's happenings - vacation starts today - heading to family reunion and Disneyland!

Topic for the week: July Saints

St Maria Goretti July 6- make paper lilies using your child's 

St Kateri Tekakwitha July 14- Native American craft projects

Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16 - Coloring pages and how to make a scapular at Catholic Icing

St Vincent de Paul - July 19 - volunteer time: help with your parish St. Vincent de Paul program or a local soup kitchen; maybe collect sunscreen, granola bars and bottles of water and pass out to the homeless in your area.

St Mary Magdalen - July 22 - Feast ideas from Catholic Icing

Sts. Joachim & Anne - July 26 - St. Anne coloring page on Catholic Icing

St. Martha - July 29 - patroness of housewives, cooks, and servers: Put together a fancy dinner for your family

St Ignatius of Loyola - July 31 - Begin using St Ignatius daily exam from Busted Halo

My humble request for the week is to please write a review on iTunes

Until next time,

Download this episode (right click and save)

Music from this episode:
Opening Song - Logzang op de Tuinkabouter
Segment Song - The Little Princess
Closing Song - The Flat Tire Rag

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Episode 18: Having a Family Patron

Welcome to My Life's a Treasure where I'm discovering God's glory one treasure at a time. 

Family Happenings: 
I had an article make the front page of The Catholic Voice

This week's topic: Having a Family Patron - Does your family have a Patron Saint? 
Links shared in this episode: 
Humble request for the week - Like my Facebook page
Next week's episode - Saints to celebrate in July

Until next time,

Music from this episode
Emiel Stopler - Stargazing
Opening Song: Logzang op de Tuinkabouter
Closing Song: The Flat Tire Rag

Merry Elle Kirk
Segment Song: Candy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Episode 17: Advice from the Pros

In this weeks podcast I share my first week of school at The Academy of Art and Alexa is having fun at vacation bible school. 

Main topic is: Advice from the Pros:
Featuring two interviews with youth ministry professional Tricia Trumbell, Area Contanct and Randy Raus, President of Life Teen, Int. 

Links shared:
Life Teen - site for teens and young adults
Catholic Youth Ministry - site for adults

Until next time, Karri

Music from this episode
Emiel Stopler – Stargazing
Opening Song: Lofzang op de Tuinkabouter
Closing Song: The Flat Tire Rag 

Merry Ellen Kirk - Firefly Garden
Segment Song: Candy

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Episode 16: The Way of Beauty

Welcome to Episode 16

This week I share a little bit about the Catholic Youth Ministry Conference I attended 
I offer congratulation to all graduates
School begins next week for me, prayers would be appreciated

This week's topic: The Way of Beauty and the New Evangelization
I attended a retreat on Thursday where we discussed the document The Via Pulchritudinis. In this week's podcast I share what I learned.

Humble request for the week: Please go to my iTunes page and leave a rating or review. Thank you

Until next time Karri

Music from this episode is from:
Emiel Stopler - Stargazing
Opening song: Lofzang op de Tuinkaboute
Closing Song: The Flat Tire Rag

Mary Ellen Kirk - Fire Fly Garden
Bumper music: Candy

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Father's Day Gift Idea Roundup

It's one week until Father's Day and I still have no idea what to do for Jim or my Dad. Thank goodness for some amazing and creative women who have allowed me to share their wonderful ideas.

The Divas at Dating Divas  created this fun candy bouquet. I don't know a man who wouldn't love a bouquet full of chocolate. Jim would be in heaven. In fact I know a lot of women who would love this gift also. 

A Father is a child's first super hero, why not give your's the fuel needed to battle spiders, mice and those monsters under the bed. (The missions most common for our resident superhero.)
This fun idea comes from Alpha Mom and it includes a printable of the labels you will need. 

Sarah and Jessica at Pretty Providence have put together this wonderful gift basket just for your Pop. My kids call my Dad Poppy so this basket screamed a must for me to do. (Mom - if your reading this please don't tell Dad)

I love this sweet and simple picture frame from Kelly at Simply Kelly Designs. This is the type of gift Jim loves to bring to the office to show off the kids. 

So many to choose from, which will it be? I hope these ideas provide you the inspiration needed to have a spectacular Father's Day. 

Until next time,
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