Project Life 2017 | Week 20


I took some time yesterday to complete my Project Life 2017 Week 201 2-page layout. I wouldn't say pocket page scrapbooking is my favorite way to scrapbook but it is pretty close to favorite. This was not necessarily an event-filled week but it was full. From Mother's Day to the culmination of a weeks worth of solid labor-intensive, back-breaking work from Jeff and with help from the boys, our front porch is complete.


It is gorgeous!


Digitally, I used thick days of the week abbreviated brushes. Love them. Plus, word labels. I've decided they are going to be my go-to digital embellishment. I love them, too.

Every day I came home from work I was welcomed with more accomplished on the porch. Giddy.


And, there it is. My porch. Sorry, our porch.

stories 2017 | how we do may


Today I am sharing a super easy digital 6 x 8 page titled, 'how we do may'. I grabbed a photo of Jeff and I, added white digital cardstock, used Traveling Typewriter font, and told our May stories. Now granted, May is not over yet but I included those things that I knew were absolutely happening.

I love the 6 x 8 size. I have been drawn to it more and more. It means less embellishments which stresses me out anyways. Because I stick at placing embellishments (although, I have figured out some essential design skills such as placing embellishments together in an uneven number, or using a visual triangle for placement. Also, if I have less photos, that is a plus with the 6 x 8 size, too. This, however, does not mean that I will be 'scrapping' (pun intended) the 12 x 12 size for the 6 x 8, but it does afford me greater options.

Digital supplies: white digital cardstock, One Little Bird Designs; stamp, Ali Edwards Design

Friday, with a cup of coffee | 24


Around the web, Friday, with a cup of coffee...

We mothers need to hear this one loud and clear.

A wonderful essay on a simple reminder...a small step.

Go ahead and cry. I did. Poured buckets of tears. Jarrod was standing behind me bawling, too.

Because this bohemian kitchen is dreamy and beautiful and I never get tired of perusing it. While the tile appears a deep teal it is actually green. I would love a turquoise backsplash in my kitchen. A girl can dream.

As my grandchildren living close draws closer I envision times of spiritual teachings being passed from grammy to grandsons regularly and maybe putting some of these ideas into practice under spiritual training.

What would happen if your kids went without computers, or television, or phones, without technology - for awhile? I wonder if you'd try it, and see.

When words hurt and how to respond.

Mom's please watch this.

Just don’t say you’re a follower of Christ if you’re actually just following your own heart

Project Life 2017 | Week 19


I have missed these past couple of weeks on this project. I may still return to those weeks and at least do a one-page spread but I decided to go with the stories most fresh in my mind - this past week. This week was cram-packed busy, mostly towards the latter part of the week.


I really like this half of the two-page spread. Sure, I like the pages together but I love how this half turned out. The colors, the embellishments, the words seemed to come easy and flowed nicely. Digitally-speaking, most of the page is my usual, Ali Edwards Design digital products. She doesn't create products that are fussy and that is so not me so these work really well for me.


I like how I began with May stories on the first page and ended with Mom stories on this page. Mostly, little stories, but the stories surrounding the Boston Butt cook are always BIG. Again, digitally, I used Ali Edwards Design, and also, One Little Bird Designs.