Friday, November 29, 2013

7 Quick Takes 11/29/13: Advent Prep, Linky Love, Awesome Gift Resources, My Giveaway, A Real Leader from the 80s, Bloggy Fun & More

Hi there, friends and welcome to 7 Quick Takes!
I've lots of "little" seasonal, advent-y and bloggy things to share with you....
perfect for a QT post!

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So, let's get started!

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First of all, I hope you all had a wonderfully memorable Thanksgiving~!
I did not see this gem of a video
until too late to share here on the blog for Thanksgiving Day,
 but it does bear sharing, even "late."
Remember the 80s, when we had a real leader?
I like to call it...:
"How a True Leader Addresses His Country on Thanksgiving Day."

'Nuf said.....

~ 2 ~

Tons of deals abound on this black Friday.
My giveaway is simple and  not terribly popular, 
but I can guarantee you,
it is grace-filled.
Have you entered to win one of a dozen of  my OLG scapulars?
Please click and enter!
Tomorrow's the last day.....
And good luck!

~ 3~
Advent linky love
Please check out ( and if you blog, enter!0
these awesome blog carnivals with an advent spin!
I'll be there and I'm thrilled to participate.
Despite the busy-ness of the season, I know that carving out 
some time to join in these events is part of the calm and 
the openness that will enable me to more fully prepare myself and
 my family for advent and for the birth of our Savior
Here they are:

Miceala's 3 Reasons I Love Advent at
running from today through Christmas.
Miceala has her post up right now;
so head over and say hi and then link up!
Catholic Bloggers' Network's
Keep Christ in Christmas linky
I am one of several bloggers hosting and 
here's my post on the details.
Monica is orchestrating the whole she-bang and 
I know it will prove to be a moving experience!

at Catholic
Begins Dec 9
Thanks to Sarah for organizing this fun event!

~ 4 ~
More on Advent~~
Shamless self promo~!!
My recent column at Catholic Mom: 
How about a simple no frills Jess Tree this advent?
Here's how you can do it frugally and easily:
Here's my post on Jesse Tree Traditions.
along with resources and links to get you set for this Sunday!

I LOVE these blogs for go to easy advent prep...
must share:
Jessica's Shower of Roses.


Just WOW on both.
Everything we need to prep for the season.
Time spent at their sites is time well spent!

~ 5 ~

How each of us can help our impoverished
 brothers and sisters in Honduras:

Please check out my post
which details easy
ways we...and our kids...
can help.
Jen from Catholic Inspired invited a few
Catholic bloggers to help spread the word about Cross Catholic.
needless to say, I am delighted to be a part of the team.

~ 6 ~

Advent is NOT about the gifts...

Practically speaking, we'll be needing to prep for some of the logistics that
the season brings.
To this end, here's my post,

Stuffers for Kids: 35 Educational and Home Made Ideas

Hopefully you'll pick up an idea or two to
make your season a little less stressed and

~ 7 ~
Some fun bloggy stuff!~

Campfire and Cleats is now on Facebook!
And I'd be honored if you click over to
 "like" my new page~
and thank you!!

If you missed my THANK YOU,
then I must express again how very honored and
humbled I am by your votes and support for being named a winner
at the 2013  HS Post Blog Awards!
You. Are. The. Best.
Thank you.

Last, but not least,
SO happy to share the news that I will be joining ...
Drumroll, please~~~:
Can't wait to get started as part pf the team!

Friends, as always, thank you for spending some of
your precious time here at my home on the web!
I look forward to "seeing" you soon.

Don't forget to subscribe to Campfires and Cleats
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I'd love to stay in touch regularly!

Until next time,



  1. Love the Ronald Reagan video! Thanks for posting it!

  2. Congrats on making the Review Crew!!

  3. What great resources for Advent! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! So happy you may find a thing or two useful!

      Thanks for stopping in!


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