Friday, April 1, 2011

"P" is for Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011
Come Join the Party

Because I am brand new to blogland (just over 1 month now), I have decided to join the Ultimate Blog Party 2011(!) as an attempt to get to know other bloggers, to find new blogs that interest me, to share my blog, and to (cross my fingers) *perhaps* win a prize! Does this sound like your kind of party? Just click on the button above to join the fun!

My Family

If this is your first time visiting my place, welcome! Thank you for visiting! Sit down and stay for awhile. I can’t wait to meet you! My name is Bernadette. I am wife to my Mister, mama to three, master floor scrubber, chief boo-boo kisser, and laundress extraordinaire. My goal is to slow down and see the sacred in the simple, and the Cross in the chaos.

You can call me Detta. It means “little one”. Sometimes I feel so small, powerless, and insignificant when I look around at this great big world (or my teensy little home) and think of all that must be done. But I know that within me, that within YOU, there is something great, unique, and wonderful to share. A calling from above, to do, to be, something beautiful for God.

This blog is my attempt to share a segment of my journey towards beauty, harmony, love…my heart’s song. I’d like to share it with you…if you’d like to come along.

I love to blog about my everyday life which generally includes:

Catholic Culture in the Home...

Praying the Rosary with the Littles - Part I

Celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph - Prayer, Craft, and Song
Lenten Ideas for Littles
 The Littles...

A Fun Solution!

Healthy Easter Baskets - Hop, Hop, Hooray!


What We Were Up to This Weekend...

Tutorials (for whatever I happen to be making)...

Spring Inspired Fabric Flower #1

Spring Inspired Fabric Flower Tutorial #2

No-Sew Baby Blanket Tutorial

Recipes (We are slowly making our way towards a more organic lifestyle)...


Fabulous Finds of the Thrift Variety (I love to re-purpose some of these and just enjoy others as they come!)...So sorry! No pictures for this one...


and So. Much. More!

Won't you join me on this journey?

Please leave a comment so that I can get to know you and check out what you have going on over at your place. See you there!


  1. Betta,

    Your entry jumped out at me when I was entering mine. I'm a Catholic mom to four boys, who we also homeschool. I love reading what others are doing to live their faith and look forward to reading your posts.

    I'm also following you now.

    I hope you'll stop by our family's blog some time.


  2. What a cute family you have!
    Stopping by from the blog party!

  3. Hi,
    stopping by your site via UBP.. Lovely crafts you do.. I too have 2 boys and a little girl.


  4. i'm here via UBP11.
    i look forward to browsing your lovely site. may God bless your beautiful domestic church.
    pax Christi - lena

  5. Stopping by from UBP 2011! Have a great weekend!

  6. Stopping by from the UBP. You have a beautiful family :) We are catholic homeschoolers too!

    God Bless

  7. Lovely to meet you, Detta, through UBP. What a lovely family you have. And you blog covers so many great topics. You are a busy mamma. (From a mom, much older than you . . . a word of encouragement . . . keep up the good work . . . it pays off.) I love being friends with our adult children. And homeschooling leads to that.(and other things, too.)


    Gg - Notes on the Journey #269

  8. Love meeting so many different moms this way! I really like the Easter lily craft. We'll have to try that one this year. My kids and I like to craft as well. We made a "Lamb of God" craft a few weeks back. Happy partying! - Janelle

  9. Hello from UBP...have a great week!

    Come check out my catholic stuff...maybe we can collaborate :)

  10. You have a beautiful blog...
    what a fun party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can.
    I would love to read every single one...Everyone has a story.
    Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...

  11. I'm Here from the UBP11 Party!
    barb g.
    Let's exchange blog buttons sometime.

  12. I'm a Catholic mom, too, which is why your blog's title jumped at me. I'm following you from the UBP. I hope you can stop by my mommy blog, too! Incidentally, I was homeschooled and so was my hubby!

    Hope you follow me back! Have a great time at the party :)

  13. Welcome to blogging!! I've been blogging for only a month as well and am trying to do the same thing with UBP.

    Enjoy the party!!

  14. Welcome to the blog world !!!

    New follower via Ultimate Blog Party 2011. Hope you will follow me too @

  15. Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP - #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian List. Very glad to get to know you a bit - and I hope you might be able to stop by my place, too. :^)

  16. Catching up with UBP11 and wanted to say "hello" and welcome to the world of blogging! You have a lovely blog and I'll be following along! I'm a fellow Catholic, married but not blessed with children. I've found my calling in various parish ministries though. Stop by my blog when you have a chance. ;-)

  17. Following you from Ultimate Blog Party!! Great to join your blog. Would love for you to stop by at my home:

  18. Is that a chalkboard on your door - that's so cool!

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party:

  19. I’m a new follower from UBP11. I just wanted to say hello. Please stop by to visit my blog and check out my giveaways while you’re there.


  20. Hi Detta, I'm Catholic too and i live in the Philippines. Nice to meet you. Nice blog! Patsy from

  21. Hello! My name is Kim and I found your blog because your SIL Jamie is my dear friend. I live in WI, have 5 precious babies (now ages 3-12), and love our beautiful Catholic faith! I blog at

    All the best to you and your beautiful family!

  22. Hi Bernadette! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

  23. I wanted to wave hello... I think I know your sister? All I do know for sure is you ended up on my blog roll so I could make a habit to check in often... Feel free to check me out at my place... :-)

  24. PS: I'm in Fargo, ND and a member at the Cathedral... :-)