Memoria Arts

finding the art of the everyday

Category: the home arts

  • Rooted deep…

    To circle back to my post about finding beauty in the chaos, I’m going to dig a little deeper today about taking some of my thoughts and studies and breaking it down a bit further in a specific area. [As a side note, I’ve really struggled over the years to take big picture ideas and…

  • A good listen…

    I’ve really been enjoying the new season of The Mason Jar from Circe Institute. Karen Kern has taken the reins from Cindy Rollins (of Ordo Amoris, if you remember that wonderful blog!), and the first eight episodes are regarding cultivating culture within your home. While it may be a “homeschooling” podcast, these episodes will encourage…

  • Mindful Money: Good New Reads

    There are two good personal finance/frugal living books that have come out recently. I have been using the YNAB app for just about two years now, and I have learned a lot simply from using it. The book however, is absolutely stellar. I would choose this to hand to anyone lost in the money mess first…

  • Mindful Money: Slow Fashion

    I’ve been having a sort of ongoing conversation about Slow Fashion over on Instagram lately. There is a part of me that has always loved the ‘hunt’ of finding clothes for a few dollars on the clearance racks or at Goodwill, but lately, I’ve begun to feel uncomfortable with even that. My dear friend Tonia…

  • This, then, is our task:

    Came across this quote of St. John Chrysostom in Elissa Bjeletich’s great book, Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home and had to copy it out by hand. I think I will take it as my mantra for this school year.