Insta ♥ Friday ...

hope you all had a wonderful Christmas ♥
we're having a quiet week full of pajamas, new toys & my crochet hooks (+ some yarn :)
i haven't shared my instagram pics with you lately so bear with me ... there's a bunch
if you don't already follow me i'm : raisinguprubies



♥ saw this bicycle ... isn't it the cutest thing? ... um, yes please
♥ actually got our Christmas card done this year ... yikes
♥ have you had an apple sandwich yet? ... why in the world not?
♥ a memory game i made for my bestie's daughter ... it's a really cute project the instructions are here





♥ i'm so excited about these little dresses ... stay tuned, 'cause they're gonna be poppin' up in the shop & on the blog in the next couple weeks
♥ the girls & i had to improvise when we ran out of suncatcher paint during a Christmas craft 
my 10 year old said "mom, just google it" 
oy

... did you know Elmer's glue & food coloring produce the same exact result?

found this idea here ... this was a birthday present for one of my besties ... eeek! right?!
♥ new camera! early Christmas present from the hubs ... so excited about this





♥ these holly tags were a hit in the shop ... i was knee deep in 'em after black Friday
♥ i totally scored a huge pile of vintage sheets at the thrift store! bonus: it was 50% off that day!
♥ spa in a jar :) gift for our school nurse, who we drive crazy every. single. day.
♥ i've been dying to make these for teacher gifts ... every year they escape me





♥ happy mail & lots of packages
♥ Snickerdoodles
♥ baking at the last minute
♥ wrapping at the very last minute :)
( i am the queen of last minute ... and i loathe it )






For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life ... John 3.16

truth.

♥ nom nom nom nom ... :)
♥ my youngest got Josephina as a Christmas gift ... she has glasses and everything ... 
she sleeps at the end of her bed :)
♥ my craft table also doubles as a video-game-playing-fort-hideout
yes. fun. :)


Have a Happy New Year!
i'll be back next week!
loves to you♥
linking up here!
life rearranged

10 comments:

  1. Such fun! My girls got American Girl dolls too(from my in-laws). Our gymnast rec'd McKenna and the oldest got Julie(her favorite). And I will admit, its fun to play with them too because I never had one as a girl. They're such great quality!
    Glad you're having a relaxing week. We are too:)

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  2. Love looking at your fun and pretty pictures!! I love a few of those ideas!! :) Hope you have a happy New Year!! xo Holly

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  3. I Seriously need to get on board with this Instagram thing : ) It's like pulling teeth with me to get going on all these social network things... I started to sign up for Instagram and got distracted with Pinterest instead :) Oh and thank you for the VERY sweet comment :)
    Happy New Year!
    Blessings
    Angelina

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  4. It looks like you had a happy, blessed Christmas with family. Nothing much better than that- xo Diana

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  5. i love all of your insta shots! that bike and that awesome stack of sheets--love it!! and i see several sheets in there that i have, too : ) now i have to go follow you on IG.

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  6. Love, love, love! I got that exact cam from my hubs, too : ) happy new year!!

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  7. Thanks for all the beautiful eye candy... OK you've shown me the way-- MUST. GET. ON. INSTAGRAM! Happy Weekend my friend!

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  8. I love peeking into your crafty life!
    I really need to get back on this thing.. you keep us all motivated!

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  9. Sending you the best wishes for a Happy...Healthy...Blessed New Year my new friend...may it be filled with Joy!!!! All of your pictures are over the top FABULOUS!!! sending tons of hugs your way!

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  10. Love your blog!! Thanks for dropping by mine and I'm glad to have found yours! Full of inspiration! Have a great week!

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