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The Faves Project: Digital Scrapbooking

The Faves Project by Nettio Designs is something I first participated in back in 2015. I absolutely loved it! If you are a digital scrapbooker, you might know what I’m talking about, but if not, let me fill you in. First, if you aren’t sure what digital scrapbooking is, scroll down through this post and you’ll have a pretty good idea. It’s kind of like paper scrapbooking, but you do it all on the computer instead. I love it because I avoid all messiness that way (well, except on my hard drive!) The premise of the Faves Project is that each month, Lynette (of Nettio Designs) sends you 1 digital template for that month’s faves page. You take that template and create a page with a photo of you along with a list of 10 of your favorite things. It’s absolutely wonderful! They are so fun to make, but the part I love most is being able to look back to the pages from the past and being reminded of my then favorite things.

Here’s my first page of 2017, just scrapped last night!

I had done a couple of faves layouts on my own before joining the 2015 Faves Project, but I love the structure of getting a new template delivered to me each month to remind me to get it done, plus it’s super fun because there’s a Facebook group just for the members to share their pages and chat! Plus, Nettio’s templates are the absolute best. I’ve always loved them. Last week I got an email from Nettio Designs letting me know it was that time again (she runs the Faves Project once every other year)! Yayyyyyy! I signed up yesterday and promptly completed my January faves page for 2017. SO exciting!

 

I was looking through my past faves layouts, and I just have so much fun perusing them, so I thought you guys might enjoy taking a look too. Also, this post is just in time for you guys if you didn’t know about the Faves Project, but want to get in on it for 2017 at a discount price. She has a deal going just through tonight (2/24/2017) to get the whole year for $29. I’m NOT getting paid for this post or in any way compensated – I just absolutely LOVE the project and thought some of you may not know about it!!

Anyway, back to the point!  First, I want to show you a couple pages I made before I joined the Faves Project.  I had seen other peoples’ faves layouts, but I hadn’t yet joined the club!

These first 2 are faves pages I did for my girls way back in 2011!

This page here is the first faves page I did for myself back in 2012.  That’s the extent of my pre- Faves Project faves pages.

Here are the pages I did of myself for the 2015 Faves Project.  As you can see, I didn’t get the whole year done sadly, but I’m okay with that … I guess.

So fun, right?  I just love looking through what my faves were.  It’s crazy, but even from last year I don’t remember a lot of them.

Another thing I did while doing the Faves Project in 2015 was making some pages for my kids.  This was only a couple months where I went crazy and wanted to do one for everyone, so maybe that’s why I didn’t get my own pages done!  But I’m happy to have these too.  As you can see, in January I made one for all 5 of the kiddos, and in February only 2.  🙂

Well, that’s it for my show and tell today!  Just a fun post.  I hope it tempts you into playing along with the 2017 Faves Project because I’d love you to play along!!

Have you ever done a faves layout or participated in a Faves Project?  I’d love to see your pages – feel free to tag me on Twitter or IG if you do one!

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8 Great Women’s Bible Study Websites

I don’t know about you, but I’m a girl who loves to have a women’s Bible study as a guide to help me in my studying God’s word.  I feel like it just helps me dig deeper and make connections between the Bible and my life.  Plus, I love gleaning wisdom from other women participating in the Bible study.  This is where, for me, Bible study websites specifically for women come in VERY handy.

 

8 Great Women's Bible Study Websites

 

Bible study is so important.

Anything that can help you dig in more effectively is great.  Obviously, studying in person with other Christians is best, and I love to do that, but I always feel like I want more throughout the week, and that is where I bring in the online women’s Bible study sites to help me out.  Plus, they always have so many exciting studies to dig into and I just can’t help myself.  I love changing things up and trying new studies, but what I really like to have are studies complete with devotions or lessons, discussion or application questions, and for bonus points, encouragement videos and a spot to connect with others doing the study to discuss!

Below I have put together a little list of my fave 8 women’s Bible study websites.  There are more, of course, but these are the ones I’ve gotten into and love.  I don’t do all of these at the same time of course.  I like to switch it up based on which ones are offering the most compelling studies for my life at the time.   I am definitely subscribed to all and check in regularly to see what and when the newest studies will be.  Without further ado, here’s the list!

  1. Love God Greatly

    I LOVE this women’s Bible study site.  It’s pretty flexible too.  They have regular Bible studies to participate in which are wonderful.  You can either just follow along on the blog and do it for free, or you can order the study journal.  I’ve done both, and both ways it has been very enriching for me.  These are very complete studies with reading materials in the blog posts, videos, and weekly scripture memory.  I do want to mention that after you check out the linked page to see what the most current study is, then make sure to head over to the blog to read the study posts.  I know I was a bit confused at first because it wasn’t all on the same page.  Once you get to the blog, it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy. 🙂

2. Good Morning Girls

Courtney is super inspirational as a blogger and author, and I love her women’s Bible studies – Good Morning Girls.  Actually, I just love her whole site.  There are so many great resources, plus she inspires me to walk closer to God.  She has tips and studies both here.  I haven’t done as many of her studies as with Love God Greatly, but you can’t do them all at once!  I wish there was more time in the day.

3. She Reads Truth

This is a newer site to me, and I’m loving it!  It’s so straightforward and awesome.  They have several Bible studies (a current one and past ones available to use).  This women’s Bible study site is super easy to fit into a busy schedule too.

4. The Unabashed Life

Kelsey is another one that is super inspirational to me.  She has some Bible studies interspersed throughout her blog, and she also has a super awesome Bible study guide to download.  Overall though, I just love her site because of her faith and how everything she says just speaks to me.  Definitely worth checking out to see if you love it too.

5.  Hello Mornings

This site is super great if you need help organizing yourself and just getting things (including Bible study) done.  I’m definitely raising my hand on that one.  I’m just getting started with this system, but I just love the structure and tips they give that really are very helpful when you are committed to digging into God’s word more.  They also have Bible studies which you can do for free for a basic version or pay for a more in-depth study.  They also help you plan out your day as well as exercise routine which is kind of great (and definitely a bit different for a women’s Bible study site!)

6. Proverbs 31 Ministries

Proverbs 31 has a great Bible study setup.  I love how interactive their studies are.  They have several options for connecting with their studies, but I love that all you really have to do to get the study is go onto their blog.  Their women’s Bible study sessions are complete with videos, encouragement, and discussion!  Super great.

7.  Women’s Bible Cafe

The reason I love the Women’s Bible Cafe so much is because not only do they have regular Bible studies with discussion, but they also have a monthly book club!  It’s super fun to just read along with other Christian women and discuss the books.  Each month, they choose 1 fiction and 1 nonfiction book for the club, and you can choose to read along with one or both of the books.  Not a Bible study per se, but just extra enriching.  And of course, they do have their fantastic Bible studies as well.

8. Lifeway Women

Yet another wonderful women’s Bible study website.  I’ve done several Lifeway studies, but the online studies are new to me!  I’m so excited to dig in further to this one.  They also have a cool Ambassador program where you can win things for sharing about their latest studies which is super fun.  I also love that they have their current studies, but also past studies available to use too.

Well, there you have it.  I don’t know if you guys will agree, but I happen to think these are some really awesome resources.  My goal is to inspire all you moms as best as I can, and I think that studying God’s word is the best way to do that.  Hopefully this list helps you out in finding a great study that will really encourage and inspire you.

Do you participate in online women’s Bible study programs?  What do you think of them?  If you are new to these, are you planning on trying one out?

Have an awesome, blessed day!