yarn wrapped fall wreath ♥

i love fall in upstate
it's so pretty here
and the donuts and cider are everyyyyywherrrrre.

i always get an itch to make a new wreath in the fall
and when i accidentally stumbled upon this beaaauuuutifuuul yarn in michaels last week
(i was looking for another type of yarn that i can't find anywhere)
i knew i had to make something out of it

guys. this yarn is plush
it's so soft and luxurious
i'm wondering now if there was other variations and i missed them because i was mesmerized with this one. 

i picked up a styrofoam wreath form on the way out in isle 9
(just kidding i'm not really sure which isle the wreath forms were in but nine sounded good)
and wrapped it around and around and around
do this step while Jimmy Fallon is on - doing his Donald Trump impersonations
 it goes faster if you are watching Jimmy Fallon

you can use hot glue to secure the ends onto the styro
in my case i was upstairs on my bed (watching Jimmy Fallon)
and i was too lazy to plug in my glue gun
so sewing pins work great too!

added a little Martha metallic paint to all the tips of a package of white feathers (from michaels too)
(ps i love Martha's paint. it has the best thickness and THE BEST colors)
(cause well duh. she's Martha)

i used pins to secure the feathers (or again hot glue would've worked great) starting near the bottom and working my way up towards the side
i dug through my ribbon stash and used some navy satin ribbon to wrap a sort of "cuff" around the one side hiding the feather tips that were left showing at the top

and that's it! are you gonna make one?!
so easy. so fun

wreath. check
mums. check
pumpkins. check

i think my front porch is ready for fall!

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well September came and went!
life's been so crazy busy
have you been keeping up with me on instagram?!
i'm @raisinguprubies over there :)

soccer season's been in full swing and there's two more weeks left. bless.
it's fun to be out there watching your kids, but sleep & Saturdays go together 
and i like my sleeping in
hallelujah amen.

i'm gearing up for the holiday season in my shop!
i'm adding new things little by little and right now this weekend 
there's a coupon code for free shipping! 
go use it!
think Christmas gifts, teacher gifts or treat yo'self gifts

this past week i added a whole new fall collection - journaling cards & planner clips/bookmarks

apple picking season has begun!
a local U-Pick farm is right down the road from us and the apples are delish.
and cheap. so we go a couple times before they're all gone and it's freezing.
boo winter.

i mentioned in my last post, that I've been using the project life app
and i am SO hooked - i'm making weekly page layouts 
every Sunday night, football is on and i'm doing my layout for the week and am filling up a scrapbook with tons family memories, which hasn't been done since 2007.
it's empowering ladies. try it! i think the app is on sale for 0.99 cents right now too!

love this guy. he's pretty smokin.

my youngest got an instax camera for her birthday, she's a pretty good picture taker :)

i've been making batches of character charm necklaces and keychains for stocking stuffers but they're flying out of the shop as soon as i put them in ... there's a few left right now but i do hope to add more over the next couple weeks too.

looking for a bride-to-be gift? these are new in the shop as well ♥

guys. i found this shirt at CRACKER BARREL. for real. it's my new favorite place!
and i love it so much. i've had like 8 people stop me to ask where i got it
their reactions are so funny when i tell them where it's from ha!

download and print, one for you and one for someone else who loves rainbows too ♥

much love you guys!

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

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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 ♥
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