Assumption Day Decade Rosary Drawing


We thought it would be appropriately festive for us to host a drawing giving away decade rosaries to mark the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption. You have TWO chances to win, on the blog here and on FB.

BVM coloring

The blog drawing decade rosary is handcrafted with pink crystals, a brass medallion centerpiece of the Immaculate medal, and a matching brass St. Benedict crucifix. If you win, be sure to get your decade blessed with the special blessing reserved for St. Benedict medals!

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In the comments, tell us what you’ll be doing to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. Will it be simple? Elaborate?

Head on over to our FB page to double your chances to win a decade rosary!

Cover Reveal and Contest Giveaway


It’s here! Our beautiful cover for the first issue of Altar and Hearth magazine, in all its sweet and sincere happiness.  On the cover is Victoria Kiernan and Christiana Vreeland, friends.  This is a photo of women like yourselves. They are real. They are happy. They are trads.

We would love to see more photos of happy trad girls on the covers of the magazine.  As a quarterly magazine (as of right now) we’ll be looking for photos from each of the seasons, so if you have an awesome impromptu shot of you wearing your poofy winter coat, send it in!  It’s quite possible we’ll use it.  As to the other, our CONTEST, keep reading…

It’s taken a lot of effort, but the first issue of Altar and Hearth is near completion! For the next two weeks we’ll be hosting a contest on the website and on the FB page.  Winners (there will be one for each!) will receive a free hard copy of our first issue AND a $10 gift card code to M&M Creations.  M&M Creations makes handmade luxury beauty products and their combos of scents for soaps and scrubs are delicious (Champagne Pear? Yes, please!)

How it works: Starting at noon today (4/28/2014) follow this blog and then leave us comment below letting us know.  (Click on the brown wheel at the top of this page to see the follow options). Our 50th follower is the winner! Contest ends two weeks from today on Monday, May 19 at noon.  The winner announcement will be posted on May 20.

You can also enter in our Facebook page contest (click HERE for more info.) Both contest winners will be announced along with (drumroll)….our June launch date for Altar and Hearth!  I hope you are getting excited – at least a little bit.  🙂

M.R. Zapp, Editor