If you are anything like me and enjoy making things, but don’t always have the time to think of new projects…here are some fun ways to get a little help in that creative process.

Rachel and Elsie’s Autumn Craft Class

I would LOVE to do this class, but I have a project in the works right now that includes posting what I make online…I doubt they want me to post all their ideas online:)Maybe the next class!


One Pretty Thing

This is like a blog database of all the creative projects online…so many ideas are posted daily…can be overwhelming!


Design*Sponge > DIY projects

I basically love all these ideas…more are posted every Wednesday.


So pick a project for the weekend and have fun making and creating!

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  • Lacy - Thanks for sharing these links! Not like I need *even more* crafty projects to try–I so desperately need to finish all the works-in-progress right now. But it is always fun to look and gather ideas.

    I just love your blog so much! It is always inspiring and encouraging. :) One of my faves.

    Thanks for sharing your life!

  • rachel denbow - Eeeek! Thanks for the shout out!

    And…send me your mailing address. Why didn’t I think of that before!

  • evie s. - Online craft class? What a great idea!

  • Cath - I love Oneprettything, I go there every day xD I also love whipup.net and blog.craftzine.com, they’re also good inspirations for crafty people!

Remember this post – I was mourning the end of a “hole-y jean era” and baffled by a really girly tutu. Well, I was guessing she was about big enough for the tutu, so before we headed over to my grandpa’s house we tested it out. SPEECHLESS again. I wish I had a picture of my grandpa’s face when we rounded the corner with her dressed in this. It was priceless. My grandma would have loved to see her in it too. I just kept laughing – this is so out of my element!


I think our faces say it all….



Her cheeks grow in awesomeness every day…the jeans are hanging like artwork in Littlest Brother’s room.


After we got the tutu on her we wanted to see the boy’s reactions:

Biggest Brother: smiled and said she looked “very pretty”


Littlest Brother: kept bringing it back to us after we took it off her, he wanted it back on her

Thanks Angie for the gift and Holly for making it:)

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  • Sarah - This post just made me smile. I love it!

  • amanda torres - And now it all begins…

  • Heather Stauffer - YOU DID IT :) I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  • rachel - So adorable…and I love the look on your faces! My daughter has a tutu just like that (She has had it since she was 1 and it still fits her; she is 3 now) but my son who is 18 months loves to wear it, I think he likes us to laugh at him….enjoy your sweet little girl!! Oh and about the holy jeans, I had my girl first, so I wasn’t used to having holes in her clothes. Once my son started walking at 9 months I noticed holes in his jeans and since I had never had a boy I kept asking all of my friends, is this normal….now I know the answer!! I love reading your blog!! Thank you!

  • Lisa - oh my gosh that is the sweetest thing. she looks so adorable I can’t stand it! the 2nd picture made me laugh out loud!! so funny and cute!!

  • Emily Beaty - LOVE the tutu! I love the jeans artwork, too! Your style is so fun!

  • Ashley Rose - I recently found your blog and i just adore it.
    I swear your children are the cutest ever!!!! they actually make me want kids, which NEVER happens :) your photos are beautiful!!!

  • Georgia Davis - No turning back now! Bring on the BIG bows!!

  • AshleyAnn - Whoa girls…slow down. I did one big bow because it came with the tutu :)

  • Juliann Brenner - you might be surprised…perhaps she WILL crawl around in the dirt in those jeans. :-)

  • Carla - i loooove the tutu!! especially with those chubby legs! i am definitely pro tutu wearing, and agree with littlest brother :)

  • christina larsen - She looks precious.

  • melanie - I LOVE IT!!

  • Carrie - ADORABLE!

  • Mandy Metcalf - Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! You’ve got me chuckling this morning! The expression on your faces definitely say it all but it’s really a classic picture. So great.

  • amy stamm - precious!!! where did you get that?? love love love it!!!!

  • meg duerksen - that first picture is sooo cute.

  • Melissa - Adorable! I love it!

  • Kenna S - Now that’s my kind of girl! I love, love, love it! Kate has 3 tutus and a Miss January onesie. You’ll learn to embrace the bows and tutus!

  • Serena - I love it!! Tutu’s are soooo much fun!

  • Holly - Texas Girls = BIG HAIR, BIG BOWS, & BIG TUTUS. She looks like she would fit right in down here. Love it!

  • Angie Brooks - Adorable!!! I love it!

  • pamela - So cute! I have that ABCs print from Sycamore Press too!! I absolutely love their stuff.

One of the greatest things about photography to me is that I get to witness a lot of incredible moments…some in the lives of families, others in the community. About 5 years ago I remember hearing a couple of guys at church share about the needs they saw in downtown and their plan to meet those needs….fast forward to last Friday and they celebrated giving their 25,000th lunch sack away!  Those guys and their families have become close friends since that day and I am SO GRATEFUL that they continue to ask me to come out and capture milestones with them. It is truly an honor.

Congratulations Filling the Void!

To find out more about Filling the Void you can visit their website or blog:
The Filling the Void website

The Filling the Void blog (monthly reports)

The day of celebration included flowers for the ladies and girls, a balloon release and of course the passing out of meals.

The volunteers also take time to pray with those that request it…this little guy’s grandmother received the 25,000th lunch sack.

Just a note: I do take pictures with faces, but didn’t post them for privacy reasons.

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  • Jeannette Swan - Thank you so much, Ashley. We appreciate your willingness to capture these awesome moments for us!!

  • sheridan - How cool and inspiring to see this project go from idea to full blown ministry! Thank you for sharing!

  • Sara - That last picture made me tear up! Amazing! What a milestone.