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I am a wife and mother that is passionate about sharing content that helps us each live a beautiful and virtuous life. As an etiquette instructor, I love to seek out the beautiful things that surround us. You can often find me making a meal with my husband, building LEGOs with my son, and reading a good book - all in a beautiful dress! Thank you for being a part of this community, I am so happy you are here!

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Each month I find myself surprised that it’s, “already January, February, and now March,” but I truly cannot believe how fast this year is going. I’m excited to see what this March brings. From the restorative days of Lent to the newness and anticipation of Spring, I’m thankful for these days that bring both light and hope.

I’m really focusing on health and healing this month. A few weeks ago I had a laparoscopic procedure done for both PCOS and infertility in New Jersey. I shared quite a bit about it on Instagram, but to sum it up – everything went very well (I recommend Dr. Beiter at the Gianna Center a hundredfold!) and healing is progressing smoothly. We are so thankful for the prayers (Carolyn started an incredible Novena for us and all of those experiencing infertility on Instagram that hundreds joined in on), cards, bouquets, messages, and meals that have sustained us both spiritually and physically over the past few weeks. We are grateful.

During this time of rest I’ve rediscovered Bishop Robert Barron. I’ve known about him for quite some time and always maintained the highest respect for him, yet this is the first time that I’m really delving into his writings and resources. I cannot stop reading his articles and watching his videos. His words and perspective are opening my mind and heart and I feel like I’m taking the most beautiful theology and philosophy classes. His works are changing history and I’m so thankful for his boldness to proclaim truth with such love. If you haven’t yet, check out his ministry, Word on Fire, here!

Lent is one of my favorite seasons. I’ve been praying with the Blessed Is She sisterhood using my “Here, Too” Lenten Devotional and it’s comforting knowing I am spiritually surrounded by such a beautiful community this Lent. Another community of prayer I recommend this Lent is the Hallow App! It offers meditations on the Works of Mercy, Rosaries, and Stations of the Cross. I hope your time leading up to Easter is peaceful and you know how loved you are.

March 2020 Goals

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