This weekend I did two super weird things:
- I missed a day of blogging (unfortunately not for relaxation purposes).
- I skipped TWO days at the gym (ditt0).
Happily, we got many, many, many thing accomplished in our new house, for my piano studio, and for the PARTAY on Friday night.
Speaking of the party… It seems like I set the date for a weekend where a lot of people are busy (boo!!!) so I am trying to tone down some of my grand plans for a smaller crew. I know you all would come if you could.
Anyhow. No grand reveal of our house progress tonight. I like to keep you in suspense. But you can see the little projects I already posted on Instagram. Such a giver.
Embroidery hoop + ric-rac + twine + mini clothespins all recycled from the wedding. Kevin allowed me to use an x-acto knife for the first time. It was tricky!!! By the way, that’s the Clementine Sketch font. I love it, but it’s a huge pain for little projects like this.
Oooops. I ran out of washi. Can you tell what this was going to be???
The good thing about washi tape?
You can rearrange it!! Lovely eighth notes. I’ll admit that I totally didn’t mean for them to be staggered like that. But let’s pretend I did. I’m out of tape, but I’ll probably add a treble clef and some other little gems at a later date. Washi tape cross stitch inspiration came from here — she actually planned and it executed it carefully.
Whew. Both of those projects took me ridiculous amounts of time. I have to call Kevin in to straighten things and clean up my little disasters. He has a much steadier hand and NORMAL THUMBS!! (you can see mine here — but you’ll have to see a bloody toe first!). They look even weirder at a closer proximity. And yes, everyone who has ever done my nails has commented on them. Plus quite a few piano teachers and even competition judges! So I get a free pass at not being very crafty since they scarred me for life, right?
While we working, the dogs got some serious cabin fever.
We ate a lot quick meals like sandwiches. Crusts are for the dogs!!!!
They also did THAT while we were out & about. Yes, they have their own ghetto little bedroom. Remember — that was supposed to be the piano studio, but the piano couldn’t quite fit through the door. Now it’s that barren wasteland you see above complete with Kevin’s feo bachelor chairs full of dog drool.
But it was worth it, because look what I found:
Sweet Potato Fries for $1.99. KING SOOPERS BY CHERRY CREEK!!!! Best deal ever.
We did take a little time to relax… at about 10PM on Sunday night. While I was doing more cutting & pasting. We watching Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
Have you seen it??? I loved it. I’m ashamed to say that now I want to read the book. How disturbing. I’m always super snobby about people who want to read books after they see the movie. Especially if the book has the movie on the cover! Yuck!!!!! Maybe I’ll just read something else by the same author.
This afternoon we had to do some exchanges, and I couldn’t resist dropping by Anthropologie. Just trying to make Brita proud.
Not that I’m willing to admit that winter is coming, but isn’t this cute??? I loved it. But I might need something longer.
We enjoyed our normal Monday grill night out on the front porch and stayed out there quite a while just chatting.
Later, I let Pippa join us.
What a sweetheart! She didn’t even squirm about being on the swing with me. She’s so trusting!! There is no such trust lost between Boyd and me!! Haha. He freaks out if look at him wrong.
Did you labor or relax more this weekend? Labor. Lol.
What does your favorite winter coat look like? Longer is better, right??? I’m really about fashion over function, I won’t lie. But man, I hate being cold!!!
Are you crafty? I’m really more of an idea person, but sometimes I give in.