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 ides with one another online :-)

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.

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.

Feel free to comment and introduce yourself!

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  1. I LOVE your blog!!!!!!!! Thank you for posting a link to my Liturgical colors craft :)

  2. Fantastic blog!! Thank you! I'm using one of your ideas for my next ccd class. I'll be checking here regularly :-)

  3. cute! i love your blog.
    all the best.

  4. Hi, I just came across your web site this morning and love it. I teach 2nd grade CCD and see alot of ideas I could use.


  5. Hi Lacy! Your blog is great and thank you so much for sharing your ideas! We also live in the DC area :)

  6. Glad I found you!
    I love your story. As a young mom of four kids, with a limited budget, and wanting to bring faith into our everyday lives regularly, I am inspired by you. You sound like an amazing wife and mom and I'm so impressed you take the time to develop and share these ideas.
    Thank you for sharing your talents.

  7. What a totaly cool house!
    I am the lover of old houses~

    Hi I am a fellow Catholic,married and the momma of 6 kiddos so far!

    What a terrific blog~

    PS I gave your blog a chrip over on my blog! (I don't twitter) LOL

    Peace in Christ,

  8. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to look around more on your site. God Bless You. ---Julie

  9. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I told all my friends about it =) Thanks!!

  10. Wow!! This is seriously impressive! I love this blog!

  11. You know I love your blog. And you are awesome!

  12. You have fabulous blog! There is SUCH a need for frugal Catholic resources, so thank you for all your work to compile all this for us! I'm going to link to you :)

  13. I loved reading this post, to get a glimpse of you and your family. your family is beautiful and you must be very proud. Great (purple) painting. i absolutely love coming to your blog every day. thanks for all your ideas.

  14. wow, i have been following your blog on facebook for sometime now, and it just hit me that you are Kathy and Tom's daughter in law! My name is Carrie and I go to your moms house now and then for families of joyful hope! i think you were pregnant with me the same time as my 4th (we are on 6 now) congrats, i love violet, we have no name for our little girl yet.

  15. I absolutley Love your blog !! So much wonderful info. Thanks so much for taking time to do this.

  16. wonderful blog. Glad to have found it!

  17. I am SO looking forward to reading your blog. I found it through a series of clicking from a blog in know . . . to many i didn't know. :)

    I also went to a wonderful Catholic college (Benedictine). And my old roommate now lives in DC with her new husband (Anna and Michael).

    I always love finding Catholic blogs, but one that is a 20-something is perfect! :D So excited.

  18. Hi Lacy- I love your blog and grabbed your blog button for my blog! We have alot in common it seems as I am a Catholic, homeschool mom who loves to decorate birthday cakes for my 4 children. You mentioned in your profile that you like art. You should check out one of my friend's Catholic artwork at Smith Catholic Art here: http://www.smithcatholicart.com/

    I have linked to his beautiful artwork on a couple of my posts, especially under my "Sacred Heart Homeschool" Page.
    Check it out!

    Nice to "meet" you!
    Tracy Smith
    A Slice of Smith Life

  19. I love your website! Thank you for sharing with others.
    ~Sarah Spellman
    Franciscan Graduate 2005

  20. I love this blog Lacy! It has really helped me and my young Catholic family (and I just recently found it- maybe a few months ago). We have so much in common, I am 26 yrs old and have been married 5 years, my oldest- Josiah, is 4 yrs old, my daughter LYDIA is 2 yrs old and my son Benjamin is 8 months! Thank you again for such a wonderful resource, I know God is blessing you in abundance for encouraging us other Catholic Moms/teachers and everyone! :) I was also in college for teaching (did graduate with an AAT) but then I now stay home with our kids and I homeschool Josiah kindergarten this year. Your blog has been a big help. God bless you and yours!

  21. p.s. I also LOVE art (and crafts) and painting is my passion! I am no where near as talented as you though! I would love to take some classes some day, I just love to paint. Thanks again for the great blog, God bless!

  22. What a Christ-incidence to stumble into this wonderful website! It is absolutely ADORABLE! When I first saw the Making Advent Candle section, I got a lil confused with the icing motif, but it gave me a great idea I'm going to do with my 7th/8th grade CCE class next Wednesday... we're having a party, and I am going to make an Advent wreath cake - an edible version of your beautiful Advent wreath. I will be checking back often to see what new cool ideas you've come up with. God bless you for creating this site!

  23. Hi Lacy,
    You have a lovely family!

    I just love the craft ideas. We did the edible rosary with my hs group and they loved it.

    I was wondering if you would ever be interested in sending literature for a HS Convention. If you were in NJ,
    you could visit us!


  24. Hi Lacy,

    I am totally in love with your site, I've even recommended and bookmarked your site to our DRE. I always try to plan my CCD lessons for both first and 6th graders around your crafts. It really makes a big difference and it helps them remember how important their faith really is.

    Thanks again, you're really a life saver. Keep up the good work, and May God bless you and your family.

  25. I've been enjoying all of the wonderful crafts you share here! I'm not a Catholic (I'm Lutheran) but have the same desire to bring Church life into my home for my little ones and crafts, goodies and activities are such nice ways to do that. Thank you for the inspiration you provide!

  26. I love the pro-life foot prints! I teach our Catholic kindergarten CCD class, and they will be doing that craft on Sunday.
    Love the blog.
    Thank you and God Bless,

    In Christ,

    Victoria S.


  27. I absolutely love your blog!!!! I am a Kindergarten teacher in a Catholic school and your blog is the first thing I check in the morning. The Holy Spirit really inspires your work. I love that you have beautiful age appropriate activities that follow the Liturgical year.I can't imagine how in the world you have time to update so often!!! Thanks to you, for the first time my Kindergarteners are doing pro-life activities. I could never find any that were age appropriate.

    Oh and I too have a daughter named Violet..but she is 28!

    Keep up the great work!! God Bless :)

    Dixie Valdez
    St.Christopher Catholic School
    North Las Vegas, Nevada


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