Rose of Sharon

Ahh, one of my favorite pre-fall events has taken place! Our Rose of Sharon bush has started blooming! It looks so beautiful once the whole thing is in bloom! Here are a few photos…enjoy!  🙂rose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM CreatesHave a great weekend!


Scrapbook Layout | Hello October

Hello there! Well, now that it’s November, I thought I’d share my Hello, October layout!  🙂 I love this photo, so I had to scrap it! I actually did a series of pumpkin portraits for a large black window frame for my mom, and I loved how all the photos turned out. I didn’t used to like making fall themed layouts, but I have embraced the colors of the season as I’ve gotten older!

Patterned Papers: leaves design- Shimelle; green plaid- Photo Play

Leaves- Michael’s (2015)

Wood embellishments- Target Bullseye’s Playground (fall 2016)

October in Photos

This is such a colorful time of year… I just love it! October was all about birthdays, beautiful fall days, decorating… and scrapbooking! Here is a little peek at October around here!

Scrapbook Layout | At the Lake

Hello! Happy Sunday! We are only a week away from Halloween- can you believe it?? Only a few weeks until my birthday and then it’ll be Thanksgiving! This year has flown by so quickly!

Today, I wanted to share a new layout. This one features a photo from the Mum Fest last month. I love taking photos of the creative displays there. I added some Shimelle stickers that I thought matched the theme perfectly. It’s a simple, but fun layout that I like a lot!  🙂

Scrapbook Layout | Maxx Fall 2016

Yay! I actually scrapbooked a bunch of layouts this past weekend! It’s not that I haven’t wanted to before… I just needed time to get relaxed and inspired!

Here’s one of my favorites I made- a pretty fall layout with a new photos of my little Maxx. I kept it clean and simple, as I wanted the photo and the pretty leaves to be the focus.

I’ll be back with more layouts soon!  🙂

Leaves… Michaels

Paper… Photo Play

Birds… Wilna Furstenberg

September in Photos

Hello! Just looking through my drafts here… and I realized I never shared my favorite September photos! So, here’s a look…

Swan Lake

As most people who know me can attest, I am a huge bird lover! When we went to the Mum Fest at the lake a week ago, the swans and ducks were out in the lake playing. I had to get a few shots of them!  🙂 It’s true, I totally enjoyed photographing them as much as (or maybe just a little more than) I did photographing the flowers!

Here they are, on a beautiful early fall day…

Happy October!

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. -Anne of Green Gables

I love October! It’s the perfect transition month. I’m not quite sure we could accept the changing of the seasons into winter if we did not have the beauty of October. I love the richness of the colors, the coolness, the sights, and the smells. And, I love these pumpkins in the photos below!  🙂

What’s your favorite part of October?

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