Friday, May 12, 2017

Sacrament of Confirmation: Gift Guide for Confirmand & Sponsor


Sacramental time is upon us!
Those red robes of Confirmation and white dresses and veils
of First Holy Communion are popping up all over!
This week, my youngest received confirmation.
It was an absolutely wonderful day for so many reasons!
I'll be back with a glimpse soon.......
we're still riding the excitement!
In the meantime, I put together this gift list.
For my son and is sponsor, we ( and confirmand's older brother!)
purchased six of the seven gifts here.
They're perfect keepsakes of the day
and reasonable priced too.

Here goes....happy shopping!

                                 Holy Spirit Dove Cross Wood Beaded Rosary





My son's a rosary collector.
He's made a few, been gifted a few for special occasions...
we even have glow in the dark rosaries for camping trips!
But we felt he needed to have this special set with the
dove/ Holy Spirit cut out on the cross....perfect, no?






Keepsake box for rosaries, prayer cards!



A perfect gift is a biography of the saint whose name
is taken by the confirmand..... 
My son's favorite saint is St Dominic Savio.
We were thrilled to gift him
 the saint's highly acclaimed life story  
penned by his teacher, St John Bosco!





Beautiful keepsake of the confirmand's saint name!
Pictured here, the St Dominic Medal we bought our son.
Amazon has thousands of options!







He chose his aunt, who's also his godmother, as his sponsor
and she loved loved loved this pewter standing cross.
He wrote his own message on the back in sharpie too......
there's room enough for that if your confirmand wants to do the same.


God with silver, or vice versa:

 


I adore these pendants! Definitely bookmarking them as gift options
for the next confirmation we attend!!

 

The Cross in My Pocket


This is another beautiful cross in my pocket choice~ 





                                          

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dyslexia Myths: My Article at the Southeast Homeschool Expo


You know that I'm passionate about dyslexia awareness. 
To that end, I'm honored to share with you the first of
several of my articles on homeschooling and dyslexia at the


Enjoy........

If you or someone you love has the gift of dyslexia, you’re aware that these highly accomplished individuals think, learn and process information differently than non-dyslexics.
So too, did Michael Faraday, Pierre Curie,  Pablo Picasso, General George Patton and many many more in a  diversity of fields.
It’s key, of course, that kids who’ve been diagnosed with dyslexia realize this as they struggle through day to day tasks that those of us non-dyslexics take for granted.
As the Mom of a very bright, articulate, literate, artistic, theatrical kid who thinks sooooo far out of the box,
I have found that many many people are still plagued by myths. And sadly, that there is still an extreme stigma attached to dyslexia. He faces it among his peers and even among family members.
What are some of the signs associated with dyslexia? Read the rest here......... 
Published at the Southeast Homeschool Expo website.
                            Thank you to my friend, Misty, for offering this opportunity!  
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~Chris

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Campfires and Cleats is Now on Bloglovin' ~ About Time, Right?



Took me long enough.
I adore it over there!

Just catching up on life after completing the A to Z blog challenge 
<< WOOHOO! >
Here are all 26 posts, by the way, from the April challenge!




Getting back to Bloglovin'.~~~~
You don't have to be a blogger, either, to join.
Bloggers, readers, we can all stop over and peruse
 the list of blogs by category.

But do it when you've the time, because you'll love it and want to STAY
to enjoy the search and the reading of the great posts there.....
Bloglovin' has a  new App for Iphone. 
It’s a really easy and practical way  to follow all your favorite blogs 
including mine
A simple graphic.... 

Don’t wait any longer  ~  download the app from here


Here's Campfires and Cleats  over there.
Let us know if you're on Bloglovin  in the comments.....
I want to follow you there !
I'll be back soon, my friends~~ 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

We Made It! All the A to Z Posts! < #AtoZbloggingchallenge >




WHEW!
What fun! Definitely a challenge, that's for sure!
Thank YOU for sticking with me through allllllll 26 letters,
for stopping by, commenting, sharing your links and stories.
I've met some new blogger friends and 
stretched my writing  comfort zone.
28 posts in 30 days of April would not have happened
 if not for the challenge. 😉
Thought I'd gather in one spot, the A to Z titles,
even for my own "fun!"
Here goes, from faith to literature, to travel, the a to z posts:




























































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Thoughtful Gestures








A Wrinkle in Time Quintet (5 Book Series) by  Madeleine L'Engle


























And here are all of the 2016 A to Z  Blog Challenge posts~~ ~




Yahoo!



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~Chris