Meet Lacy

I'm Lacy, and it's very nice to meet you. I'm glad you found this blog! Now we're able to share our Catholic ideas with one another online :-) Before we get started, I'd like to say that I would have thought that God would call someone more qualified to write Catholic Icing. I'm no expert on the faith, and though doing my research to write this blog has taught me a lot, there's still plenty I don't know.

I am 25 years old, and have been married for 6 years. And yes, I am aware that I am insane. God has blessed us with 3 beautiful children. Lydia is 4, Julian is 2, and Violet is my baby girl! :-)

I was raised Catholic, but developed my passion for Catholicism through a conversion in high school at a Catholic youth conference. This is when I first started dabbling in Catholic Art.

I was an art education major in college, studying to be an elementary school art teacher with a concentration in ceramics, but I dropped out 3 semesters shy of graduating to stay home with our first daughter.

My husband graduated from Franciscan University after what felt like an eternity of college. After graduation, we picked up our 2 kids and moved to Northern Virginia to accept my husband's current job as an IT Manager for a Catholic church and school.

Being married and having multiple children while my husband was in college and I stayed at home certainly brought out my frugal side, and I really developed a passion for saving money. That is one of the reasons why I started this blog- to provide a free resource of Catholic Ideas to the Catholic community. I know there were times that I simply didn't have the option of buying a book to help me celebrate the feast days or come up with craft ideas, so I feel that this blog fills a needed hole in the Catholic community.

I love the Catholic faith and want nothing more than for my children to share this passion. I hope you find some ideas here for your own Catholic family or students to grow with their love for the faith as well!

Some more random things about me...

I love to paint- especially in purple!

We live in a super old farmhouse that's so big we
couldn't possibly have enough children to fill it ;-)

I love making wedding videos, but rarely have the time anymore.

I enjoy playing guitar music for children.

Oh, do I cook? Sure... I bake a little!

I love my friends! I mostly find them at my 
Catholic Mother's group here in NOVA.

I'd also like to say that I get asked this question a lot: "How do you do it all?". My answer is, I don't. I'm really not a good cook, I'm a terrible organizer, and I struggle as a housekeeper on a daily basis. I also have a tendency to let nutrition and fitness fall through the cracks. Remember that no matter how many of my blog posts your read, the bad stuff never goes up here. Never compare the inside of your family to the outside of another, and please don't let Catholic Icing be a place where you get your daily dose of inadequacy! If you knew me in real life, you'd know better! Lol!

If you'd like to contact me with a question or a comment, leaving it on my facebook page is a great way to get a hold of me! If you have something of a more personal nature to ask, you could also email me at lacy {at} catholicicing {dot} com

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