Sunday, February 20, 2011

Picture Perfect Weekend

It was my second annual craft weekend. You see, my roommates all go help out at a high school winter camp. This means an empty house. Totally, completely all to myself! This happens basically once a year at the Red House. Five girls, a great dane, and three boyfriends coming and going. You do the math. It's usually always humming with chatter of some kind. Which is why I absolutely love the Red House. The fellowship never stops here.

BUT I've been looking forward to my weekend alone for a few months now. It's a chance for me to get any and all creativity out. Let it explode all over the kitchen and dining room table. Crank up the music and smile.
I tried to capture it all in pictures. Here it goes...

Garden Before
Garden After
My awesome, amazing big brother helped me go get some free dirt Saturday morning so I could at least attempt to begin to control the weed situation in the Red House garden. This is just the first of many steps to get it under control for the spring.
Also, I found out he got a new job as a deckhand on a tug boat and starts training this week. So I was so greatful I had one last chance to hang out with him before he goes out to sea next week. I cried a bit that afternoon but I'm so excited he finally gets a new opportunity. He deserves it. He's a hard, loyal worker and hopefully his new boss recognizes this.

After working in the garden, I found my belated valentine blowing thru the yard.
I was doggy sitting Miss Alice this weekend. My reward for letting her romp around in the backyard all afternoon was doggy paws tracked thru the whole entire house. I do believe she almost wet herself when I screamed at the top of my lungs just as she was about to jump on the couch. She spent some quality time in the kennel while I mopped up and reminded myself my roomie would be really upset if she came home to a dead dog.
On my February goal list I decided I wanted to make more things homemade. Vanilla extract sounded simple enough. Vodka and vanilla beans. Two things you just can't go wrong with. ;)

I believe this was between her trying to eat up one of my garden gloves and waltzing into the living room with my loaf of bread in her mouth I had literally just taken out of the freezer. My creativity exploded on the dining table.
What's a craft weekend without some baking?
Sewing project: Make an apron out of random scraps. I love it.And what's the perfect way to end a weekend? Some Jesus time and shopping! Somehow I managed to stay so off task this weekend I haven't even gotten a chance to sit down and read my Bible. So I will be relaxing this evening with my beloved Bible. And somehow Friday afternoon I managed to sweet talk my boss into letting us have Monday off. So my mom and I are having a thrift store hayday tomorrow morning. Goodbye tax refund money!

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