April 16, 2010


This was the one and only picture I got at the wedding and I had my sister take it for us. Want to see more of the wedding? Read here, here, here, here, or here. I can't wait to see the official pictures from the photographer!
i love him
I am back and will be for sure on Monday. This week was spent catching up to life (and helping Ben finish his end of taxes). Ben told me stories that he has been waiting to tell me since I got caught up in wedding craziness. I put away the huge pile of laundry that was waiting in the hallway. I hung all the clothes that were thrown on the floor of my closet. Basically, I tackled my messy house that missed me so much. Can't forget that I cuddled with my girls and tried to read a book. I even slept in a whole lot and didn't even sew or make a thing! All was and is bliss (and today I have bathrooms to clean)!

What's next up on my life agenda? True's birthday is in a week and a half, so we have a little preparing to do. Nothing big, it will be nice and simple and catered to exactly what she wants.

All in all, God is good. Even amidst trials we are going through, God is good. I have to say that I am so, so far from perfect, and even though it isn't displayed here (my bad side) often, I really do have a bad side and a cranky side and sometimes I am not the friendliest. I must admit that so you get a well-rounded view of who I am. Ultimately though, I can continue on because of what Christ did for me. I don't want being a wife or mother to define me, or crafting or things I do to define me, I want Christ to define me. Without Christ, my life would be vanity. I am also far from being the "model christian" as I struggle daily with putting God first and center, but I am really am so thankful for God's unending love and forgiveness. There is a line in a praise & worship song that we sang at church recently, and it really struck me... "I give my life to follow, everything I believe in, now I surrender." This is really how I want to live my life. It ain't easy though. I am nothing apart from Christ. Don't mind my little rant, just sharing a bit of what's in my heart.

The weekend is here and we don't have any plans yet. I really can't believe today is Friday. I feel this week was freakishly short and flew by super fast. Next week I will be back to my normal blogging self and this weekend I have some new sponsors to share. Oh and just announced (sorry late again) the winners of the last giveaways, here and here.

Have a joyful weekend everyone!!!


  1. amen. :) and, i love that song!

  2. Enjoy your well-deserved relaxation time, family time & cleaning time! I always feel back at home in myself when my house is neat and tidy.

    Have a wonderful weekend~

    Handmade cards, crafts and illustration

  3. it's nice to just take some time off from "life" once in a while.

    have a great weekend!

    ps. even if it was only one picture, it's a great picture!

  4. Thanks for the rant. I love hearing what people are truly about. Good luck in catching up!

  5. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog a while ago and have been following ever since. I must say, I am so encouarged by your desire to make Christ center in your life. In the words of the apostle Paul, "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

    God Bless you!

    BTW- I just LOVE your crafts!

  6. ruby! i love you! glad you got to rest. praise God for his goodness in Christ and that He is refining us day by day!!! love you, superstar. see ya sunday <3

  7. I genuinely appreciate your "little rant".
    It was a good day for me to read that!

  8. I appreciate the little rant, too. Definitely echoes what goes on in MY heart, too. :)

  9. it's not about quantity of pictures, it's about quality.. and this picture is perfect!! =) glad you go to catch up on life, i really need a day or a week to do that!! i feel soo busy all the time but i know i do it to myself. i think i need a day just to sit and watch TV.. ALL DAY LONG! or maybe lay by the pool... but it needs to stay warmer! have a great weekend dear and can't wait to see who your new sponsors are!

  10. Just saw I was chosen as the winner of your Cinnamon Sticks giveaway. I sent you an email. Thanks so much to you and Cinnamon Sticks for hosting such a nice giveaway. I look forward to picking out something awesome from her store!:)

  11. I admire u very much ruby, you are a beautiful person!

  12. I love that song and I love reading your blog and I love your honesty :)

    PS my word verification is asheric which is my name (Ashley) and my husbands name (Eric) isn't that just the coolest? :)

  13. Don't forget www.jemjemmy.blogspot.com

  14. What a gorgeous photo and those banners are so pretty and colourful!

  15. "I don't want being a wife or mother to define me, or crafting or things I do to define me, I want Christ to define me. Without Christ, my life would be vanity."

    Thank you so much for that reminder. I lose sight of that far too often...
    Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  16. I'm so thankfull too, for His unending love!

    kisses from Brazil!

  17. That is a lot of bunting you whipped up, looked fabulous (so did you)!!!!! The 4th 'here' link was broken if you didn't already know. Transparency is a wonderful thing. Thanks for your honesty x

  18. thanks for being transparent so Christ can shine through you!

  19. thank you all so for your encouragement. it is because of your loving words, i can be transparent and honest!


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