Thursday3 is a weekly selfie photo challenge, where awesome ladies like you and I share our weekly selfie photograph with the #Thursday3 instagram community. Today’s Thursday3 Interview is with Allie of Alexandra Rae Designs. Allie is a blogger, designer and social media star. Find her at  

Allie’s 3 Right-Now Facts

  1. I’m loooooooving the warmer weather & sunshine we have been having lately. So needed after the longest winter ever.
  2. Right now, the ideas are coming faster than I can execute them. I’m so thankful for times like this, but I just wish I had all of the time to put them into action!
  3. I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to connect with some of my “newer” girlfriends in town lately. I’ve recognized that having girl time really fills me up, so I’m making it a priority. And I’ve been loving it.

Hi Allie! Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s Thursday3!

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For the past year and a half, one of my best documenting projects has been my #kdeskshot hashtag photo project on Instagram. I’ve been documenting my workspace on a (mostly) daily basis with a simple overhead shot of my desk and whatever I’m working on at the moment.

rukristin kdeskshot documenting project

Why desk shot?

I’m really into overhead photography right now. I really like pretty paper and craft supplies. I love the natural light that comes through my window. I spend a lot of my time at my desk working with these supplies. They eventually become awesome scrapbook pages, or other creative projects, but rarely do I ever get to document the process. I spend so much time working on the process of creating these projects that it’s a part of my life that deserves to be documented.

What’s the same every day?

Each day (or close enough) I take an overhead shot of my desk.… Read More

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Thursday3 is my weekly selfie photo challenge. Each week I snap a photo of myself, journal down three right-now facts, and share it on instagram for some added public accountability.

The original reason I started taking Thursday3 photos was because I just didn’t have enough photos of myself to scrapbook all the stories I wanted to tell. Even now after it’s evolved into this awesome community of supportive women, I’m still in it for the pics. I use them in Project Life, mini-albums, traditional scrapbook pages and more.

Today I’m sharing a few of my most recent projects with my #Thursday photos.

rukristin Thursday3 weekly selfie photo challenge

1) I used a ton of selfies in my MyDetails mini-album. After deciding to go the 4×4 instagram album route, I printed out about twenty of my favorite #Thursday3 selfies. I then pulled and used the ones that matched up with the workshop prompts. Over the past few months I’ve been working on intergrating more white space into my selfies so that I’d have more room to journal directly on my photos.… Read More


 5 Facts About My Right Now Life & Spring Documenting

  1. I need more routine in my life. I’m finally settling into life here in Michigan and I’m ready to do some fine-tuning on my scheduling. I’ve been super introspective over the past few weeks — trying to figure out where I’m headed with the rukristin and the Awesome Ladies Project. Really exciting things for the future. I’ve been trolling all the planner addict stuff on instagram and I have Elise’s Get to Workbook coming at the end of the month and the Studio Calico planner kit starting in July. I’m totally on the path back to being Leslie Knope not Leslie Nope.
  2. I’ve been traveling a lot over the past few months. Since March I’ve been in Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia, Chicago, and Kansas City. I had the best adventures and I’m super excited to make some kickass mini-albums over the summer.
  3. Find Your Voice 2.0.
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