insta Friday a little early ... ♥

i'm here!
i'm here!
my littles have been on winter break this past week
i've been trying to get some of those organizing projects done
hopefully i can finish and share them with you next week
i've been doing some re-organizing in my craft room
the kitchen/office/computer area
and in the basement :(
(don't like basements)
(they are my nemesis)
basements whisper bad things to you that are not nice ... 

"throw some junk down here ... deal with it later ... no one comes down here ... nom nom nom ... more junk i love junk ... feed me feed me ... nom nom nom"

(m'kay... got that outta my system)

and since our basement is not finished 
i probably will not be blogging about any pretty pictures from the dark dungeon

here's a few of my instagram pics from the past few weeks
you can find me there @raisinguprubies

i'm working on some new things to list in the store
if only i had as much time as i did ideas

 also been doing some custom orders for baby booties
you can email me if you'd like the details :)

i started to put these in rainbow order
(i have a rainbow order problem)

 it's been a happy mail kinda month :)


took my oldest little on a field trip a few weeks ago
butterflies are a testament to God's handiwork ♥

made some Valentines with the littles for school
idea is found here

i like to go all out for Valentines Day
pack special lunches
make a special breakfast
something new to wear to school
this year made these ... idea found here

besides my basement
Target is my other nemesis
found some great organizing solutions
(and some other non organizing things :)

aaaaaaand the thrift store
stopped there for some of these pretties

i've been feelin' kinda down in the dumps lately
we all go through ups and downs i know

feeling so blessed through it all though
my quiet time in the mornings are my rescue

and this webcast was just what i needed 
just at that moment
lately my inisde chatter
is havin a party up in here

do you follow Lysa?

maybe i feel so blue cause i keep eating cheez-its for lunch 

then ... i just wanted a cupcake with some sprinkles
cause a cupcake with sprinkles can just make things better
got my sprinkles

the hubs really supports every crazy endeavor i embark upon
i am blessed
i got this ... and flowers
(since i now have carpal tunnel from cutting out 14,700 cute little dresses)

this is what my room looks like around these parts lately
actually this was a good day

lovin' every minute of the making of these garlands
i imagine them hanging in the nurseries or rooms of all your sweet baby girls ♥
and for those of you who are still waiting for yours
they're almost done!!
hang in there ... i should have them all out soon 

loves to you ♥


  1. Your pictures just made my life. I'm definitely following you on Instagram from now on because I don't want to miss any of these pretty photos :)

  2. What an amazing blog. So glad you blog! Beautiful! I'd love it of you could link this (or any posts) today to:
    I have a giveaway and my blog is reviewed by about 150 readers (mostly MOPS moms) on Fridays. Hope you can share this great idea!

  3. Oh! Your photos are gorgeous! They make me want to leave work right now and get started at my craft table. I have so many ideas, top those with all of your wonderful things to make and do, there aren't enough minutes in a day!!

  4. I'm a new follower of your wonderful blog, Jaime, and may have just become a "blog stalker"! I think you are such an amazing young woman and have been truly enjoying reading just about all of your posts from the beginning. I have garnered so many great ideas, and you have truly inspired me to make my own craft-sewing room (very teensy compared to your wonderful space) much more a reflection of me. I've been taking lots of photos and plan to do a post very soon. I hope you won't be offended if you see some of your ideas mimicked in my space, because I mean it as a compliment to you for your inspiration.


  5. I love reading your blog. so fun and inspirational.
    blessings to you.

  6. Such loveliness! I love your feed on Instagram, it always makes me smile! :) Thank you for being you!

  7. don't be in the dumps my girl - know that you are awesome & such an encouragement to us out here (even if you didn't know it) your blog is such a happy spot in my day! keep on trucking with the organizing & show us so we can keep on organizing too! :)

  8. I love your blog! Loved all the pictures!! Have a great weekend!!

  9. Sweet photos and I love those cute crochet booties and hook case!! Have a wonderful weekend!! xo Heather

  10. I so love following you on Instagram :) Keep it up!

  11. Aw Jaime!! I just know it is the time of year. Two of my BFF's and I have been going through it and trying to keep each other up!! Thank God Jaime we LOVE to create!! Remember God gave us that gift!! And you are such a blessing to others that He uses that too!! This is a good place to vent or just get it out!! Alot of loving women on here!! Good news Spring is on the way and Easter time!! A time for renewal and healing!! You haven't stopped bloggin or creatin so that is good thing!! I know you are gonna kick out some fun Easter awesomeness!! You go girl!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

  12. I love everything about this ... I love that I can always come here for crafty goodness and inspiration! I love that you write out your quiet time and doodle all around it ... I just feel blessed each time I stop by here ... thank you!

  13. Wow, busy girl!! You look beautiful for glum ; )
    Love Lysa, too, and did her Unglued study last fall. Excellent!

  14. Outside of chocolate....February is a hard month. Check out the hymn, "In the Bleak Midwinter" - my favorite.

    Love the pic of your messy craft room! That's so great of you to share. I thought your life was a perfect Pinterest Board and a string of neat, inspiring BHG photo shoots!!!!! HAHAHA!

    We are building a version of your craft table and redoing a room to be a joint homeschool/crafts room thanks to your blog. I am so inspired.

    Hang in there....spring is around the corner

  15. I love seeing your pictures! Thanks for "keeping it real" with the messy craft room pic! I was wondering what kind of camera and lens you use for all of your other pictures. They all look so nice! Happy Weekend!

  16. My heart sank when I read that you've been feeling down in the dumps lately. We all get a little blue sometimes I know but I hate to think that my uber creative pal is feeling that way. I really enjoyed your post and hope the clouds have blown away! xo

  17. I am SO inspired by each and every one of your pictures! It makes me want to make all of it and buy all of it from you all at the same time! And holy handwriting, girl! Beauuuutiful! And I just HAD to start following you on Instagram to get more doses of the beauty! Keep up the good work! :)

  18. So happy I found your wonderful blog. Thanks for all the inspiration and cool links. Blessings to you!

  19. I have exactly the same problems, too many projects and too (TOO) little time..
    Everything looks so gorgeous! :)


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