Not Quite “Magazine Model” Clean

Not Quite “Magazine Model” Clean

I thought it was funny when Patty asked how I was able to get my "kitchen to look like "magazine model" clean". . .  It's amazing what the right lighting combined with finding the perfect setting on the camera can do to hide the dirt that is most definitely...

read more
Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings

I just had to laugh at myself for getting all sentimental seeing our trusty OLD harvest gold oven being tossed out of our kitchen today!  You have served us well for the past 10 years that we've lived in this home.I will miss you. . . At least for the...

read more
This Week’s Progress

This Week’s Progress

 ~ Monday, June 14th ~  (The boys were both hired by the contractor, one on Monday and the other on Thursday, to clean up!)  ~ Tuesday, June 15th ~ ~ Thursday, June 17th ~ Photo Credit :  Rascal ~ Friday, June 18th ~ 

read more
My Daybook :: June 9, 2010

My Daybook :: June 9, 2010

Outside my window... their is a big concrete truck and quite a few contractors working on our foundation!I am thankful... that I was well enough to attend the Blue Knights Festival and our Little Flowers Mother/Daughter Tea Party!  I got *really* sick on...

read more
My Daybook :: June 2, 2010

My Daybook :: June 2, 2010

Outside my window... a bird has built a nest and has laid three eggs, despite the fact that my husband removed the poor birds nest 5 times already (before any eggs were laid) trying to avoid what we went through last year.   Being right outside our front...

read more

It’s really happening!!!!

The contractor we hired earlier this week, after months of trying to come up with a plan and bid that fits our budget, is HERE and just started working!I just had to tell someone, or I might be tempted to join our children as they run from room to...

read more

Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


Our Family

Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-21, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

My Other Blog: Catholic Cuisine

Please Visit My Sponsors…

This Week's Popular Posts

Shower of Roses Affiliate Links

All About Spelling
All About Reading
All About Reading Pre-reading
All About Reading Giveaways
Illuminated_Ink_Advent_Candle_Kit_package_image_Holy_Heroes.jpg
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Our Advent & Christmas Books

Shower of Roses Christmas Gift Guides

Looking for Something?

Looking Back

  • 2023 (30)
  • 2022 (48)
  • 2021 (48)
  • 2020 (57)
  • 2019 (61)
  • 2018 (90)
  • 2017 (128)
  • 2016 (148)
  • 2015 (172)
  • 2014 (227)
  • 2013 (238)
  • 2012 (308)
  • 2011 (297)
  • 2010 (313)
  • 2009 (486)
  • 2008 (564)
  • 2007 (148)

Posts About: