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My Big Fat Catholic First Communion Party

----- We had such a busy week (last week) and weekend! Even though Jack made his First Communion last Sunday (April 26th), we had a party in his honor this past Sunday. Of course, this meant that last week was just one giant tackle! I finally got the house clean (though I did hire someone who is in between jobs to come in for a couple of hours to help me along on that). Then, we spent … [Read more...]

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13 Things We Had at Our "Party" Last Night (TT #19)

13 Things We Had at Our "Party" Last Night Okay, so, it wasn't really a party, per se, but as far as I'm concerned, when I spend about eight hours preparing for a meal and have 15 people in my house, it's a party. At our faux party, we had: my family, my parents, my oldest sister and five of her six kids (hubby and their oldest son didn't make the trip from New Jersey for a week long visit), and … [Read more...]

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Getting Ready for Craft Night (Tackle It Tuesday #10)

My tackle from last week was a big one (redoing our laundry room), so this week, I went with something quite a bit easier. I'm having the girls from our social club all over to my house soon, and so I had to get my craft stuff ready for the party. We are making quote plates like the one pictured. (The party hostess gets to pick the activity or craft, so all they know is to bring some of their … [Read more...]

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Using Your Actions to Teach Kids about Priorities

I know that I have been writing about Noah's First Communion all week so far, but all of this made me think of something that works for me that I wanted to share. It is something that all parents can use, not just those who celebrate First Communion as well. In our home, we don't tend to have very big birthday parties. Actually, sometimes we don't have birthday parties at all. We just have a … [Read more...]

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Our First Communion Party Menu (aka Way Too Much Food)

------ Seriously...there is a reason that I picked Martha as my confirmation name. I just tend to go overboard when planning food for parties and get togethers. And, so, with that warning, here is what we had: Baked Ham Sandwiches Deli Spiral Sandwiches (from Sam's Club) Meatballs (in the crockpot) BBQ Sandwiches Go Go Asiago Dip (Tastefully Simple) Bacon Bacon Dip (Tastefully … [Read more...]

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WFMW: Motivation to Clean

Be sure to check out Works for Me Wednesday at Rocks In My Dryer for links to all kinds of tips and ideas!Here is my fast and easy motivation to clean the whole house. It's relatively simple to start, but then does involve a lot of work.So...here it is...THROW A PARTY!It doesn't have to be big, but should include people for whom you would want to do serious cleaning for. I have been bad lately, … [Read more...]