My door was in need of a pick-me-up for Lent. What does a 41 week pregnant mama on a twist-tie budget* do?
For starters, let me explain what a twist-tie budget is. It’s my newest favorite sentiment, copyrighted by Homemaker Ang.
I used what I had on hand and enlisted all able parties within arms reach.Shoes strings cost money, twist ties are free in the produce dept.
My girls and I collected the necessary supplies from throughout the house, with Dad’s help, and the boy’s supervision. Everything is a family affair these days since we limit all outside commitments for Lent.
We all should get together and work toward the restoration of the meaning of Lent.People nowadays see in it just a gloomy time full of "must nots." That is a great pity,because Lent is a solemn season rich in hidden mysteries. We must also keep inmind that Lent is only a part of the great Easter season, that it is for Easter whatAdvent was for Christmas, and that Lent taken by itself would make no more sensethan Advent without Christmas at its end. Therefore, we should let Holy MotherChurch take us by the hand and lead us-not each soul alone, but the whole familyas a group--away from the noise of the world into a forty-day retreat…If we keepthe closed time as faithfully as our forefathers did--which means keeping awayfrom all noisy outside entertainment such as cocktail parties and dances--then weshall find ample time for the imitation of Christ as it is outlined in every morning's Mass.
- existing wreath
- purple felt
- hot glue gun
- elmer’s glue
- foam core board (recycled from Walk for Life