happy September ♥ and a free mini printable calendar


i just keep saying this all the time, but why are these years flying by so fast?
summer is coming to a close, school starts next week for us
and we're entering the high school phase of life. crazy.


if you follow me on the insta you know that i've been using the project life app to "scrapbook" our photos and memories. you can find out more about what it is here & here

i'm hooked on using the app ...  it's so simple and it's done right from your phone, in bed, while watching Netflix. it's great. you can print your pages right from the app now, and they're sent right to your mailbox - the quality is AMAZING and the price is so reasonable!
the two layouts above are last weeks compilation of pictures and things we did. i'm trying have a 2 page layout (12x12) for each week and if there's an extra event or more pictures, i just go ahead and do more pages. SO fun. slide them into the page protectors and you're done. love it. 



another character necklace & keychain sale is scheduled for September 13th @8pm eastern over at my insta-shop account (@shopraisinguprubies)
i'll have lots of new characters ... shop now for Christmas stockings!



soccer season has begun!





and i've been slowly working on re-purposing everything in this room
every year things change in here and purging and re-organizing is helpful 
keeps things running a bit more smoothly :)




cute pineapple print is from my friend Lindsay here
if you sign up for her monthly newsletter you'll receive a freebie every new month



when i first started blogging they were little #sad
now they're big kids



(BACKTOSCHOOL25) for 25% off your purchase
and this new teacher gift set, globe planner clip & artwork from Pen & Paint, is a new addition to the shop!

happy shopping! and don't forget to download this month's free mini calendar here

one for you and a friend!
have a great weekend ♥

happy September ♥ and a free mini printable calendar


i just keep saying this all the time, but why are these years flying by so fast?
summer is coming to a close, school starts next week for us
and we're entering the high school phase of life. crazy.

if you follow me on the insta you know that i've been using the project life app to "scrapbook" our photos and memories. you can find out more about what it is here & here

i'm hooked on using the app ...  it's so simple and it's done right from your phone, in bed, while watching Netflix. it's great. you can print your pages right from the app now, and they're sent right to your mailbox - the quality is AMAZING and the price is so reasonable!
the two layouts above are last weeks compilation of pictures and things we did. i'm trying have a 2 page layout (12x12) for each week and if there's an extra event or more pictures, i just go ahead and do more pages. SO fun. slide them into the page protectors and you're done. love it. 


another character necklace & keychain sale is scheduled for September 13th @8pm eastern over at my insta-shop account (@shopraisinguprubies)
i'll have lots of new characters ... shop now for Christmas stockings!


soccer season has begun!



and i've been slowly working on re-purposing everything in this room
every year things change in here and purging and re-organizing is helpful 
keeps things running a bit more smoothly :)



cute pineapple print is from my friend Lindsay here
if you sign up for her monthly newsletter you'll receive a freebie every new month



when i first started blogging they were little #sad
now they're big kids


there's a coupon code running in my etsy shop for the holiday weekend
(BACKTOSCHOOL25) for 25% off your purchase
and this new teacher gift set, globe planner clip & artwork from Pen & Paint, is a new addition to the shop!

happy shopping! and don't forget to download this month's free mini calendar here

one for you and a friend!
have a great weekend ♥

illustrated faith ♥ and a cute little idea

for the past few months i've been a part of a design team for Illustrated Faith, so fun...
i contribute printable goodies to cut and paste into your journaling bibles
there's a bunch of us girls who design and release new pages at the beginning of each month
here are a few of the downloads that you'll find in the print and pray shop

 

i was thinking i needed a cute little storage solution for all these pretty little pieces
so i decided to corral them all into a mini 4x4 project life binder

i found these at joanns and the little page protectors too in the project life section ♥

side note - i love project life guys ... did you know there's an app now?! 
yup, you can document your pictures and memories right from your phone 
so your kids don't grow up to be jpeg's.
(bonus:: you can do it while you're in bed perusing the insta or watching netflix 
snuggled up to your hubby who's watching football and playing boom beach
yeah... there's that)


so i put all the cut-outs in each of the mini protectors and organized them by set
but you could stick them in there any which way


project life also has 6x8, 8x8 and 12x12 binders too if you needed more space or had bigger printables to store, or even larger pieces of pretty paper maybe?


i also found this medium sized pencil pouch at michaels 


the mini binder and a few other bible journaling must-haves fit nicely inside
perfect for on the go right?!



take it to church with you or even to craft night ... maybe to the coffee shop
where do you do your bible journaling?


just a little tuesday afternoon inspiration for ya ♥
if you want more bible journaling info, or are in need of some ideas head illustratedfaith.com
you'll be hooked!

much love

happy August ♥ and a new mini printable calendar


July was so good to us ♥
it was full of vacation
camp and lots & lots of ice cream stops!


we got to go out for the day on a friends boat ... and tubing! 
kids love it! me not so much. i'm chicken :)


my older daughter is going to high school this fall. so crazy...
my little is still holding on to being a kid
somedays she's so grown up and i'm sad
but other mornings i walk into her room and find this
her crumpled up messy bed, legos, superhero girls and remenants of Jesus time 
oh my heart ♥


as much as i DON'T like NY in the winter
i really love it the rest of the year
we've had a super dry summer, it usually rains quite a bit here so it's been a nice change of pace




with zuchinnis growing like crazy in the garden and a tennager who likes to bake
the mixer is always on in the kitchen
snickerdoodles were on this day's agenda
i just kinda felt like my cuppa tea needed a cookie.



i just got a new happy planner so i've been cutting out the printable stickers from her shop at night during tv time. it's so relaxing and so much happy to see them all in this little sticker binder!



my husband and i celebrated 17 years at the end of July
17 roses were waiting for me at home
it's his signature thing ... roses :)
marriage is hard. but it's beautiful isn't it?





hope you're having the most wonderful summer ♥
we still have almost 5 weeks left before school starts 
so pool time, hot dog eating and sleeping in is still going strong!




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