Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Happy Kids

We've already started homeschool this year, and my kids are very excited! I've had many people ask me why we only take a break for one month a year. The simple answer is that my kids get really bored, and they beg to start again. After a month, they've played hours of video games and have finished the summer reading program at the library. Homeschool keeps them focused and they really prefer being on a regular schedule. I must confess that I prefer it as well. 

I haven't been able to blog much this summer due to our scattered schedule, and our new 7 week old puppy that needs loads of attention. (I guess I didn't have enough to do?) I'm dropping by today to share a layout that I made during NSD. I am that far behind on posting my pages! 

My grandparents have always had chickens or goats and my kids really love visiting them. In the photo below, they were feeding the animals old bread that my grandma kept aside for them. I think the goats enjoyed seeing my children as much as they enjoyed seeing the goats. 

I know what you're thinking... Another project with Scenic Route's Grafton line?! I promise, this is the last one I have to share. I'm all out of scraps at this point!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Faith Journaling: A New Adventure

I love the idea of the faith journaling movement that is expanding in the scrapbook industry lately. I haven't been able to bring myself to actually journal in my Bible. I'm really afraid to mess it up because it was a gift from my grandmother. Instead, I decided to use a kraft notebook from Basic Grey as my faith journal. I may eventually journal in my actual Bible, but for now this works. 

I created the cover of my journal by making a rainbow with gelatos. I covered each part of the rainbow with words by using coordinating alphabet stickers. Then I covered it all with a ton of Mod Podge so it would stay in place. It's working well so far!


I have only finished two pages inside of the journal at this point. This is the first one. I had a picture in my head when I read Deuteronomy 1:6, and I'm happy to say that I love the way it turned out. The mountains were drawn with watercolor color pencils and blended. I used mist and snowflake buttons to finish the design.

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut during day to day life. It's especially easy to stay in one place where we know it's safe, but that isn't what God asks us to do. While I was reading this passage, God brought one particular area of my life to mind where I've been stuck. (My mountain so to speak.) He reminded me that it's time to go. 


If you have a faith journal please comment with a link to your blog. I'd love to stop by for a visit because I'm always looking for inspiration.