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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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Autumn Family Goals

We are mostly settled in our house and having so much fun making it into a home. There are a few more projects that we want to accomplish before Winter. Each week we are slowly making progress on our to-do lists.

Last weekend we harvested our first frame of honey! It was so exciting! We have two beehives, one struggled all season, but our other hive is flourishing! When we checked on our hives the other day we were able to harvest more honey and add a second honey super to it! The honey is delicious and it is so beautiful to see the hard work from this season come to fruition! We are taking a class on how to winterize beehives soon. I love that there is so much to learn about our bees – we are so thankful to be surrounded by such skilled and experienced beekeepers in our area. Each time we visit our hives we see and learn something new, too!

We are making so much progress with Moscati Scrubs! Sustainable and eco-friendly fabric swatches are continuing to arrive each week and I am narrowing down my favorite choices. You can follow along our journey here and here!

Though her Feast Day was yesterday, I still wanted to share the post I wrote about Saint Thérèse of Lisieux for the Blessed Is She blog. It is one of my favorite pieces I have written and I loved sharing my Saint Thérèse miracle! You can read the post by clicking here!

October 2018 Family Goals

  • Go apple and pumpkin picking!
  • Volunteer at the Honey Harvest Festival.
  • Bottle our honey and make more beeswax candles and open our online bee shop!
  • Finalize our fabric and materials selection for Moscati Scrubs.
  • Paint our piano white! I found a tutorial and love the look of it! We found our piano for free on the ‘letgo’ app and we cannot wait to upcycle it!
  • Continue BBG. This workout is changing our life! We have been doing it for almost two months and have not missed a day yet!
  • Make this Vanilla-Honey Soft Serve Ice Cream using honey we harvested from our beehives!
  • Celebrate Pope Saint John Paul II’s feast day on October 22nd. Peter’s middle name is Karol in honor of this great Saint and we want to celebrate in a special way.
  • Clean our garage and bring some items in it to our local donation center.
  • Pick out a Saint and create Peter’s All Saints’ Day outfit!

October Goals

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