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That's right, Joseph designed a digital image for the home screen and wallpaper of my phone and then he turned that graphic into a skin for the back of my phone. He knows me, that's real love. :)
First, I have to share something sweet that Joseph did for me. One morning I woke up to find the screen on my new cell phone with this design:
You know I love the matchy-match stuff, so as if that wasn't enough, a week or so later, imagine how tickled I was when he showed me this:
By the way, the design on my phone matches the new website, so consider this a sneak peek. He's the best!
Our children's school has their big fundraiser coming up, and I volunteered on three projects, one for each child. Two of the projects are completely finished, and the final project will be finished this weekend. I can't wait to share a photo of the finished Sacred Heart mosaic cross that I worked on with Aniston's class. The parochial vicar is coming to speak with her class about this devotion during religion one day next week. I have loved the class art project, and am thinking about taking up mosaics as my gift item for this year!
I loved the art project so much that I have about six ideas for projects that I want to do with the kids for the fundraiser next year! Aniston wisely advised against any new hobbies. She knows how my mind works—smart girl—I get ahead of myself sometimes.
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In honor of Catholic Schools Week, which wraps up today, I want to share yet another thing I love about our children's school. Yesterday, I attended the talent show in which children in the 1st-8th grades show off their favorite talents. There were many different acts presented from comedy, to singing, to instrument playing, and even hoola hooping. I was struck by the fact that no matter who was performing and no matter what level of skill they exhibited, the audience members (I attended the afternoon show with the 5th-8th grades) encouraged and participated by applauding them. I suspect the scene might be different with middle schoolers that are separated from elementary students. From the earliest grades, the older students are taught to model proper behavior for the younger children. Did you know it was the norm for Catholic schools to serve elementary and middle school students in a combined facility?
If you have emailed me about the giveaway, custom orders, or anything else, please be patient if I haven't replied. I will respond to everyone by the end of this weekend. Things are seriously out of hand with my inbox!
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If you are on facebook or twitter, you have probably experienced a time when you were uncomfortable with a status update and felt an urgent need to react. I can't tell you how many times I have had to step away from my computer this week to prevent myself from doing something I would likely regret and definitely cause a need for confession right away. My rule of thumb is to never comment in a way that I wouldn't speak to that person face-to-face. When I do feel compelled to say something though, I send a private, respectful message. Behind every facebook comment, blog, website, twitter handle, there is a real, live person and they deserve to be treated with dignity.
I'm curious, how do you handle that type of situation?
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It has been a while since I featured a Pay It Forward special for the guys, so I want to feature one of my best-selling designs for him—the navy blue rosary here. You can select from a few different accent colors and pick which crucifix by sending me a note at checkout or email me. You can find it here for $24. Maybe a St. Valentine's Day gift?
Take advantage of this offer by the end of the weekend!
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