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Living a Full Life & My Life Documented Monday #11

Document the everyday. My Life Documented Mondays on AVirtuousWoman.org --- FREE printable journal cards each week! Week #11 --- This Moment. #ProjectLife

My Life Documented & 31 Days of Calm #29

You can view all of the My Life Documented Mondays here.

It’s been a crazy few days around the Ringstaff household. We’ve been so busy living life! That’s why I’m sharing My Life Documented this week on Wednesday instead of Monday!

Last week my BIL and SIL moved in with us. It’s a temporary thing. They are moving to Harlan from Oregon and are looking for a house to purchase! We are so excited to have them here!

Anyway, so it’s spring time and so much is going on right now. {Art contests, music recitals, ice skating competitions.} Hannah’s first ice skating competition is coming up in a couple of weeks.

If you follow me on Instagram, {see over there in the sidebar ———>} Twitter, or Facebook, you probably noticed I spent the last couple of days in Knoxville at the ice rink. Hannah’s been working on her routine for the Beta Level competition. She’s so excited and nervous!

We purchased her skate costume this week too. I can’t wait to see her skate in it! She’s worked so hard. Every week she she works and works and works at her skills. We usually arrive at the ice rink about 12 noon on Wednesdays. {The Ice Chalet where she skates is a 2 1/2 hour drive each way from our house!} and she practices pretty much non stop for 5 – 6 hours.

And when I say practice I mean she performs the same moves over – and over – and over again. For hours. She recently passed the Gamma Level, but her competition is for the Beta Level and it’s all about skating backwards! I know most of you don’t know what that means! So I apologize for boring you with all these details. Beta Level is the second level. Or third if you count Pre-Alpha.

Anyway, she should pass the Delta Level soon and be in Freestyle sometime this summer. We’re hoping to get her private lessons coming up.

 Living a Full Life

Living a full life isn’t always about doing amazing things everyday – sometimes it means doing the mundane because in the end when you add up all the mundane – you find that you have lived a rich, full life.

I always tell my girls – and you’ve probably said it too – “Practice makes perfect.” It’s true!

When we know what our priorities are, we can set goals and then practice making those priorities the best they can be.

So, for instance, Hannah’s goal of doing well as an ice skater requires diligence and sacrifice. My girls that play music realize that practicing is what it takes to be good and to do well at their recital. Practice often means hours of sacrifice. But those things we really love or long for – aren’t they worth the sacrifice?

I don’t want to die with regrets of not living my very best. I want to know that I gave my life everything I had – the very best.

Documenting the everyday helps me to remember what’s really important!

Next week… or maybe the next {we’ll see how my time goes} I’m going to talk about how to use Project Life at it’s very simplest. So if you still feel like documenting your family’s life through photos is too time consuming, you’ll see how easy it really can be!

Free Printable Journal Cards for Project Life

Document the everyday. My Life Documented Mondays on AVirtuousWoman.org --- FREE printable journal cards each week! Week #11 --- This Moment. #ProjectLife

How to Download

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  2. Download the .pdf file for This Moment Journal Cards here.

Document the Everyday

Instagram is my other favorite tool for keeping memories alive. It’s free and easy to sign up. If you do get an Instagram account, I’d love to have you follow me @thevintagehomemaker!

So how was your week?



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My Life Documented Monday #10

Document the everyday. My Life Documented Mondays on AVirtuousWoman.org --- FREE printable journal cards each week! Week #10 --- Golden. #ProjectLife

This is My Life Documented

This past week was soooo busy. I was gone from home everyday! Well, except for Friday. And then yesterday I spent the day cleaning the house and getting ready for my brother-in-law and his wife to come and stay with us.

They are moving here! And they’ll be staying with us until the purchase a home. In fact, they’ll be here tomorrow.

I’ve almost finished my bathroom. I can’t wait to share the photos with you. I’m so excited about the master bathroom makeover. Believe me, this was a long time coming.

We had a health seminar at church tonight and I really enjoyed it. You know how I’m a big fan of healthy eating.

My daughter Emily is getting braces and had spacers put in last Monday. Poor thing. Speaking of Emily, she’s entering an art scholarship for college. She finished her first selection a few days ago.

Coal Miner sketch @ AVirtuousWoman.org

It took her about 8 hours to sketch out the initial drawing and then another 10 hours or so to shade it in. You can see more of Emily’s art here.

Coal Miner sketch @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Emily has been drawing since she was 14 and taught herself to draw using the How to Draw Series by Lee Hammond, in case you’re curious!

I highly recommend this series.

Since we homeschool, Emily has spent days just drawing and it has paid off.

Here are some of the books she’s used:

Free Printable Journal Cards for Project Life

Document the everyday. My Life Documented Mondays on AVirtuousWoman.org --- FREE printable journal cards each week! Week #10 --- Golden. #ProjectLife

How to Download

  1. Follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram if you can. Or Pinterest. Thanks!
  2. Download the .pdf file for Golden Journal Cards here.

Document the Everyday

Instagram is my other favorite tool for keeping memories alive. It’s free and easy to sign up. If you do get an Instagram account, I’d love to have you follow me @thevintagehomemaker!

So how was your week?



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My Life Documented Monday #9

Document the everyday. My Life Documented Mondays on AVirtuousWoman.org --- FREE printable journal cards each week! Week #9 --- So Random . #ProjectLife

My Life Documented Monday

Today was good, but busy and I just have not had a chance to sit down and write! But I wanted to be sure to get this week’s free printable Journal cards up for you to enjoy!

Look for a new post, freebie, and video next week!

Free Printable Journal Cards for Project Life

Document the everyday. My Life Documented Mondays on AVirtuousWoman.org --- FREE printable journal cards each week! Week #9 --- So Random . #ProjectLife

How to Download

  1. Follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram if you can. Or Pinterest. Thanks!
  2. Download the .pdf file for So Random Journal Cards here.

Document the Everyday

Instagram is my other favorite tool for keeping memories alive. It’s free and easy to sign up. If you do get an Instagram account, I’d love to have you follow me @thevintagehomemaker!


This is My Life Documented Planner will aid you in the weekly planning of your project life or other documenting.

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