rufflesandstuff Oh, you know, just enjoying the clippings Paige brought me from our lilac bushes...'cause we have those now. #ilovemyhouse 3d

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rufflesandstuff This is happening today!! Some people get thrills from skydiving, I get mine from painting by 100 year old trim without taping. 😎#riskybusiness 3d
  •   iheartstitchart I'm with you on that thrill! 3d
  •   gabriellecato Oh man! How do you do it??? I am taking a nursing break from painting my kitchen right now and I am AWFUL! 3d
  •   wileymelgmailcom You and me both!! 3d
  •   kittycocoa2 Never tape 3d
  •   seemesew Oh my goodness! I can't wait to see it when you're done!!!! 3d
  •   mamabirdsuastez Can't wait to see the results! It's gonna be gorgeous I'm sure! 3d
  •   adriannaappl You're a daredevil. This is gonna be amazing! 3d
  •   bekwales Living on the edge! 2d

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rufflesandstuff Poor Ace! :( First I was sick as a dog, and now he's got it. We're not getting much unpacking done. But we love Indiana so far!! 4d

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rufflesandstuff Getting on the plane. Yay, Indiana!! Can't wait to see our new church family! 1w

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rufflesandstuff Paige and I have been working on this "art" gallery wall forever, and I don't know what to do with it now that we're moving. I hate to throw all these priceless works in the trash...but keeping them feels too hashtag hoarders. What should I do??😐 2w
  •   replicatethendeviate Scan into a book and keep your favorites. 2w
  •   replicatethendeviate Or print them on fabric and make a quilt. .... 2w
  •   culturemakersblog Keep em. Just stash them in a folder! 2w
  •   dearchantilly Scrapbook them!! 2w
  •   iheartstitchart I can't ever bear to toss my kids' artwork at first. I put it all into a giant tote. Then once a year (or three) or so I go through it and after that time has passed it is easier to see which ones jump out at me as 'quintessential representation of childhood creativity' and which ones are just pieces of paper. And I recycle the ones without meaning. I save a LOT tho. 2w
  •   mary.ann.b Keep them! I frame my kiddos' works in the cheap Ikea wooden frames (all different sizes) and display them. It's to a point now where I have to stack them 3-4 to a frame (one behind the other) and change them out every so often. The ones they really want to keep end up in their keepsake pre-made scrapbook and the ones I can't part with I put in a binder...part of a bigger project; a projected graduation present with annual birthday letters from me. 2w
  •   sohl413 Keep your top 5 (or 10) and put them in a 3 ring binder with plastic sleeves. Then you can flip through them like a little art portfolio and keep adding to it! 2w
  •   amyethomas Scan them so you can have a digital copy forever. 1w

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rufflesandstuff Moving in three days and I'm totally not ready, so obviously I'm working on DIY tutorials. Live dangerously. Also, #diabetes 2w
  •   thespanishlady So exciting! Moving and the tutorials I need interesting things to read and look at! 2w
  •   michaela_bart Good luck 2w
  •   bekwales I don't think there is such a thing as being "ready" for a move. So you're totally good! ;) 2w
  •   crissybell I always do stuff like that, I should be packing but just have to start sewing. 2w
  •   juliebarker316 Go for it Dis!! 2w
  •   dearchantilly Sounds like me lol! I'm always doing ridiculous things at the last minute but hey let's call ourselves dare angels (because devils sounds bad!) 2w

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rufflesandstuff That one time I let Ace look at our American Girl catalog, and he didn't even get it at all. 2w
  •   hadessamullane Oh my gosh, so funny! My son is six and the other day I tried to teach him one of those old hand clapping games. He put up with it and when I was done with the rhyme he says, "Mom. What was THAT all about?!" That pretty much sums up Ace's face! 2w
  •   tiffgram_ I love this kid! 2w
  •   craftymamajen The face!! Adorable! 2w
  •   crystalalexanian I just smile every time you post a picture of him!! 2w
  •   danamadeit He is so cute! How did you ever resist showing his face on Instagram?? I mean, I know you had to but what a doll! 2w
  •   tinico handsome. 2w
  •   lorchick I make that same face perusing my hubby's Cabela's catalogue. 2w

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rufflesandstuff The other #diy cake topper I did for eHow. Find the instructions on the blog! #rufflesandstuff 2w

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rufflesandstuff One of the wedding projects I'm working on for ehow right now. Best cake I've ever baked! jk, it's styrofoam. 3w
  •   alidamakes Most of my cakes taste like styrofoam. Stupid gluten free flour. Also, that's so pretty! 3w
  •   nicole_hum_stitchery Wow! love it. Gorgeous 3w

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rufflesandstuff The after church crash. I love watching my son sleep! :) My son. Mine. :) #aceface #adoption 3w
  •   amandamfry What a sweet boy! I'm so happy for you Disney. 3w
  •   classycozmetics You are so amazing. Your son. Beautiful! 3w
  •   redlicorice 3w
  •   dlourey Congrats!!! He is adorable!!! 3w
  •   adriannaappl Today at church we were reminded about how adoption is one of the best analogies for becoming a child of God and I couldn't stop thinking about you! Had to pretend I had allergies because I kept wiping my eyes 3w
  •   rufflesandstuff @adriannaappl that is the sweetest thing I've ever heard 3w
  •   nicole_hum_stitchery love that you get to say that out loud!!! 3w
  •   danamadeit 2w

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rufflesandstuff Holding Paige's pretties while she plays in the sand. It's definitely wrong to steal from my daughter...so I won't. Because it's wrong. 3w

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rufflesandstuff Couldn't you just die?!? I forgot to say there are lots more photos on the blog! And thanks everyone for your congrats!! #aceface #withaface #adoption 4w

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rufflesandstuff Introducing...Ace Powless!!!!!!!!!! #adopted 4w

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rufflesandstuff We tried on Ace's suit for the adoption and then I died. Tomorrow he gets a new name! #adoption #fostertoadopt 4w

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rufflesandstuff We bought a house today!! Our first ever. It has 100 year old wood trim, and nothing in the world makes me happier than that. (Ok, maybe 1 or 2 things.) We are so thankful!! 4w

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rufflesandstuff I've been teaching bible class with the same kids for five years, and tonight was our last class together. So we made it a class party. (Definitely felt like @thealisonshow setting up our photobooth!) I'm going to miss these perfect, precious little people so much. 1mon
  •   xoelle they are so blessed to have been taught by you! Also- flamingos in boas?! Brilliant. 1mon
  •   lisacrafty You will get to meet new perfect precious kiddos 1mon
  •   rufflesandstuff @xoelle haha I know, the perfect combo, right?? 1mon
  •   rufflesandstuff @lisacrafty yes! I've already met some pretty amazing ones. :) can't wait!! 1mon
  •   girlmeetscarpenter I'm (selfishly) so excited for you to make the move because you'll only be about 200 miles away from me and I plan on us becoming best friends! I'm in west Michigan near the beach and you must come stay with us sometime for a vacation:). Hope that doesn't creep you out :) 1mon
  •   rufflesandstuff @girlmeetscarpenter gasp!! I've already been planning that I MUST go to the beach up there, that would be so fun! I am totally ready to be best friends 1mon
  •   girlmeetscarpenter @rufflesandstuff OK, seriously I'm going to invite you! I'm giddy over here that you're ready to be best friends, he he! 1mon
  •   rufflesandstuff @girlmeetscarpenter awesome! :) :) 1mon

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rufflesandstuff And just because you need to see how unbelievably beautiful my friend Mia is. #stunner And she's even sweeter and kinder than she is beautiful! Thanks, Mia!! 1mon

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rufflesandstuff I'm selling these lovely little bracelets I made to help fund the startup of our new business! I'd love your support on this special project. I can't wait to get it off the ground!! Thank you so much, friends! 1mon

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rufflesandstuff Ladies and gentlemen, we have A DATE!! April 10th, this little sugar cake will be ours, all ours, officially, forever!! #cantstinkingwait #fostertoadopt #aceface 1mon

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rufflesandstuff Line for coffee this mornin'. Ten cars long! Definitely worth it. And it was pretty. 1mon

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