Insta Friday ... ♥

it's been a busy week of busy-ness 
we're almost back into the swing of things
after the BHG whirlwind :) and my in-laws visiting with us
i'm trying to catch up ... and haven't posted any Instagram pics in the past few weeks
so thought i would share them today ♥
are you on Instagram?? why in the world not?? it's super fun :)
you can follow me at raisinguprubies

linking up with Life Rearranged

life rearranged


i kinda went totally overboard 'n crazeeee all out for the BHG photoshoot,
and checked a lot of things off of a very dusty "last things to finish up in the studio" list
a new sewing machine cover from a vintage sheet ... isn't she purdy?


the sheet strips turned into a bunting i've been wanting to make for a while
to hang above the built-ins ... and my fabric is organized finally 
i can see all of it right there! no more huge tangled mess in a canvas bin under my sewing table ... oy  
(i think a craft room update post is in order :) right?! yes.)



i got some layers and a trim... BHG was comin'!!
the day after Sandy, we were blessed with hardly any damage here, but school was cancelled for some reason ... the girls built a fort thingy out of sticks in the backyard 
then played in the leaves & mud


did you vote? 2 Chronicles 7.14 was on my mind that day 
BHG came, they shot, they left! it was a crazy-fun two days that you can read about here


got a few Christmas gifts crocheted while hangin' out with the hubby's rents 
who were up for a visit from NC
 they bring us all the bad things we can't get up here in the north ... 
Chik-fil-a ... nom nom nom
 Krispy Kreme ...nom nom nom nom 
(chocolate iced are my fav) ...nom nom nom
(then we go on a diet for 2 weeks)
(blah)

these are my crazeee gurls
on a shopping trip
(i'm sorry but goofy hats & missing teeth get me every. time.)
(wish we woulda bought the hat)


i don't know if i'm getting old or what
but i was ASTOUNDED at the amount of Christmas candy that's at Target!
um,  do we need this much candy??
(nom nom nom)
cute gift ideas & tutes for Christmas coming up soon!
 ... happy felt rainbow bows make me happy :)

oh and since you're here and i've been rambling on and on and on
for a ridiculously long amount of time
 check out our favorite song this week ... it's awesome

happy weekend ♥ loves!

10 comments:

  1. hey, dropped by via pinterest :-)
    i like your blog & shall return!
    greetings from hamburg, germany
    pami

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  2. Looks like lots of fun!! :) Thanks for sharing your photos!! :) Hope you have a happy weekend! xo Holly

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  3. What a good time you have been having, Jaime. Love all your photos....and YES! There is so much Christmas candy already that it is unbelievable. xo Diana

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  4. Oh those sneak peeks of the photoshoot look fun! I love all the colors and the vintage materials. I will be keeping an eye out for your feature as I subscribe to BHG. Stopping by from InstaFriday.

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  5. That sewing machine cover is adorable! I love the B/W stripe with the vintage sheet. So fun! :)
    Happy weekend!

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  6. Love your garland and sewing machine cover! So pretty! Adorable photos of your girls!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  7. hello my girl - just want to say hello and thank you - because your blog just makes me smile...thank you! xo

    p.s. can'ttttt WAIT to see the craft room re-tour

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  8. Oh my goodness Jaime what adorable girls you have!! You must go back and get that hat it is so darn cute on her!! I also LOVE that bunting you made it filled in the wall space so perfect!! Sweet colors!! I remember my Mom having all those sheets when I was growing up!! Perfect colors for your craft room! I just did an exhausting craft show at my church that I co-chaired it is very hard work!! It was in the basement too! My legs are aching!! LOL Looks like you and I both could use a nap!! Remember you must get the cute hat!! LOL I know make you feel bad you didn't!! LOL Take care!! Keep sharing with us!! XOXO Love Fran.

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