Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 25, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Here are my posts for this week’s Sunday Snippets:

Weekly Goals

Book Review: Pope Francis, The Pope From the End of the Earth

Marriage Prayer (Michael and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this week)

Book Review: A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston

Question of the Week

This week’s question is “What is your favorite hymn that you hear/sing at Mass?”

It is hard for me to pick just one! One of my all-time favorites is “How Great Thou Art.” I also love “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”  and “As I kneel Before You“. There are more but I don’t remember their names (I would recognize them if I heard them, though). I also like some contemporary (Charismatic) “hymns.” Personally, I like music at mass to be more classic or traditional and have the Charismatic music for prayer groups or for for listening around the house.

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P.S. Classes start up tomorrow so I may not be able to participate in Sunday Snippets every week for the next three months. It will depend on how well I can keep up with my classes and still find time to blog. One (of 5) class has seven required books so I will be doing A LOT of reading! Please pray for me that I will do well in my classes and juggle all the other “to-dos” in my life. Thanks!

Weekly Goals

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What a difference a day makes (or a week!). This week was so much better! Got almost everything on my list crossed off and then some. 🙂

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of John per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading Letters to Katie and write review. (You can read the review here.)

4. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop. (Added a couple of homeschool items. Check them out here.)

5. Get up by 6:30 am each morning. (Well, I did pretty good here but was up by 7am, not 6:30 but it was still progress!)

6. Spend about half-hour of playtime with Andrew each day.

Here’s hoping for another productive week.

1. Continue reading at least one chapter of the Gospel of John per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading Pope Francis, The Pope from the End of the Earth and write review.

4. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop.

5. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

6. Go to Georgian Court University to get books for fall semester.

7. Blog at least three times.

8. Write some rough drafts for posts to pre-schedule before classes begin.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 18, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Another week for Sunday Snippets. Come join us over atRAnn’s place and share your own posts from the week. Here’s mine:

Weekly Goals

An Open Invitation to Ministry (helping to spread Kathleen’s post)

Theological Thursday: The Assumption of Mary

Book Review: Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller

Question of the week:

RAnn is starting a new feature to Sunday Snippets. Each week she is going to post a question of the week for all the Sunday Snippets participants to answer (answering the question is completely optional). She is beginning the series of questions by asking everyone to introduce themselves.

I always feel funny introducing myself. I’m not a particularly exciting person or lead a very exciting life, but here goes. My name is Carol D’Annunzio. 🙂 On August 22 my husband and I will be married 10 years. We have one son, Andrew, whom we homeschool. He is eight years old. We currently live in NJ near the shore.

I am a “cradle-Catholic” but didn’t take my faith seriously until my late teen years. I spent nine years discerning a religious vocation with a group of sisters (the Little Sisters of the Poor). It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful for my time there even though it became clear I was called to marriage and family. Last summer I went back to college full time to finally finish my bachelor’s degree in English. I hope to finish by the spring 2015.

My hobbies include reading, writing, knitting, cooking, crafting and learning new things. I have a  good eye for detail and enjoy proofreading. I hope to offer proofreading services sometime in the future. I also have an Etsy Shop where I sell printables such as bookmarks, gift tags, etc.

As for blogging, I had a few different blogs over the years before beginning Simple Catholic Living in May 2010. What I love most about blogging is the many wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet over the years, including everyone who links up at Sunday Snippets.

That’s about it. 🙂

 

 

 

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It was a weird week. I felt like I was spinning my heels and didn’t accomplish much. I didn’t get in hardly any prayer time. That was my fault, though. I was off schedule and overslept more than not which turned my schedule upside down.I did cross a few things off my list, at least:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of John per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Read Letters to Katie and write review.

4. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop. (Well, I have several home-school printables created that I need to upload. I will be doing that today, hopefully.)

5. Spend five minutes per day on fiction writing.

6. Spend about half-hour of playtime with Andrew each day.

7. Revamp and prepare our homeschooling curriculum for the fall.

8. Start school with Andrew.

Here’s what’s going on this week. I hope I have a better week!

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of John per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading Letters to Katie and write review.

4. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop.

5. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

6. Spend about half-hour of playtime with Andrew each day.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 11, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Another week has gone by and it is time for Sunday Snippets over at RAnn’s place. Why don’t you join us and link up your favorite posts from the week? Here are my posts:

Weekly Goals

10 Reminders of God’s Love for You

“Baba’s” Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Praying a Novena

Have a blessed week everyone!

 

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 4, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

It is time for another week over at Sunday Snippets. Here’s what I’ve blogged about this week:

Weekly Goals

A Courageous Testimony for Life

A Protection and Healing Prayer

Book review: Secrets to a Happy Life

Have a blessed week everyone!

 

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Well, it turned out to be a weird week. I felt like I ran around in circles, did a lot but didn’t accomplish much. Oh, well! Here’s how it went down:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day. (Finished! Now I’m on to reading the gospel of John.)

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading “Secrets to a happy Life” and write review. (Didn’t get hardly any reading time this week. Hopefully will get it finished this week.)

4. Have nephew over for a sleepover. I can’t wait. He is visiting from Florida and I haven’t had much time with him at all! It was so much fun spending time with him!

5. Continue unpacking and  organizing our stuff. (Well, I put maybe three things away, but I’m counting it anyway!)

6. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop. (Put two new items to the shop)

7. Spend five minutes per day on fiction writing.

8. Spend about half-hour of playtime with Andrew each day. (We spent time together but not specifically playing.)

Here’s my plans for this week:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of John per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading “Secrets to a happy Life” and write review.

4. Finish unpacking and  organizing our bedroom.

5. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop.

6. Spend five minutes per day on fiction writing.

7. Spend about half-hour of playtime with Andrew each day.

8. Revamp and prepare our homeschooling curriculum for the fall.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Weekly Goals

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It’s been a great week. Writing my goals really is helpful and keeps me accountable. 🙂 Here’s last week’s goals:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Read “Secrets to a happy Life” and write review. (About halfway through)

4 Take Andrew to my mom’s each morning and pick him up each afternoon. (He his going with her to her church for vacation bible school this week). (He had a blast and can’t wait to go back next year!)

5. Continue unpacking and  organizing our stuff. (Still got a way to go but put in a good dent!)

6. Go to the “Wall Campus” for orientation and register for fall classes at Georgian Court University. (All set. I am taking five classes in the fall. Yikes!)

7. Attend family reunion for husband’s family. (We had a wonderful time!)

8. Finish making the printable bookmarks and add them to Etsy shop. (This is more an on ongoing project, but I’ve added several items. Feel free to check it out. 🙂  Oh, and besides the free e-book, I’m giving a 20% discount for new blog subscribers. Just fill in the box on the sidebar.)

Here are some of my plans for this week. I’m keeping it light this week, for the most part.

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading “Secrets to a happy Life” and write review.

4. Have nephew over for a sleepover. I can’t wait. He is visiting from Florida and I haven’t had much time with him at all!

5. Continue unpacking and  organizing our stuff.

6. Continue making and adding items to my Etsy shop.

7. Spend five minutes per day on fiction writing.

8. Spend about half-hour of playtime with Andrew each day.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Weekly Goals

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It’s been a while, between moving, traveling and hosting a friend for several days, since I’ve set any goals so I am more than ready to get back on the goal-setting wagon!

Here’s the list from the last time I posted my goals:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day. (Well, I made time to pray most days but didn’t get any scripture reading or the rosary every day.)

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading Francis Man of Prayer and write review. (Read and reviewed the book but I’m not posting it here, because the book was not good at all. I would not recommend it at all.)

4 Finish updating Prayer Resources page. (It’s all updated, so go check it out!)

5. Finish packing, moving and start unpacking! I will be so glad when it is all over. 🙂 I am pretty much unpacked except for a bunch of books.

Here’s what I’m hoping to get done this week, God willing,

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Read Secrets to a happy Life and write review.

4 Take Andrew to my mom’s each morning and pick him up each afternoon. (He his going with her to her church for vacation bible school this week).

5. Continue unpacking and  organizing our stuff.

6. Go to the “Wall Campus” for orientation and register for fall classes at Georgian Court University.

7. Attend family reunion for husband’s family.

8. Finish making the printable bookmarks and add them to Etsy shop.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

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Had a good week and was able to get everything crossed off my list after all! Here’s how things went down last week:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading The Divine Family and write review. (You can read the review here.)

4 Update Prayer Resources page. (Well, almost done, but I’m still counting it!)

5. Continue packing for our up-coming move.

6. Sign lease for apartment (move-in date June 22!).

7. Dinner with friends visiting from out-of-town. (It was so much fun catching up with friends I haven’t seen in years!)

8. Attend High School reunion. (No not telling reunion year! LOL!) (Had a great time. I can’t believe I’ve been out of high school for so long…)

Keeping the list super short this week because of the move:

1. Read at least one chapter of  the gospel of Luke per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Finish reading Francis Man of Prayer and write review.

4 Finish updating Prayer Resources page.

5. Finish packing, moving and start unpacking! I will be so glad when it is all over. 🙂

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

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