"Here For A Good Time" George Strait
*Since playlist.com currently disabled my last George Strait song, I figured I'd add another...
And what a perfect song for a fun filled weekend. Complete with crafts and bachelorette festivities.
Friday afternoon was spent at Jessica's. Craftin' it up. We dumped our bag of "Michael's" goodies on the table and quickly got to work. (after about an hour of gabbin' and lunch...not bad for us)
We started with this...
After wrapping yarn around the wreath...Oh, I'd say about 7,245,988 times, we got to this stage of the game.
We kept taking turns giggling and laughing under our breath. Mostly, because we didn't do much talking. It's pretty unheard of. When Jessica and I get together we sound like a pack of ferocious turkeys!! We seriously don't shut up. EVER!!
The last time Jessica and I did anything crafty together, was when we worked on my wedding invitations over two years ago. I was in charge of glittering. Sounds simple right?! Well, Jessica gave me a big fat F. Maybe even an F-. It was all over me. Our dining room table and chairs. Even my face was covered. I'm gonna guess I wasted at least a half a cup of her precious sparklies. Still, the invites turned out beautiful...thanks to Jessica and all her glorious talents.
Just to give you an image of how crafting usually makes me feel...
This is me, when we worked on the invites til' 4am!!
Let's just say, Jessica shouldn't have high expectations of crafting with me.
But, this was better than glitter. Better than wedding invites. It really was.
It was so therapeutic and relaxing. Except for the 31 times I burned myself with my handy dandy glue gun. They're no joke! I kept letting out sudden loud screams. We were cracking up! I even have a battle wound on my left pointer finger to remind me of our day. :)
I gotta give mad props to Jess...aka Martha Stewart Junior. She taught me how to make flowers of all kinds...let me in on some secrets. And had the best idea on how to arrange all my little creations.
After 5 and a half hours of some serious yarn twisting, felt cutting and glue drying...
Jessica's wasn't quite done. Though it looked AMAZING already!! Take a look!
PS-don't think Jessica is some wacky "celebrate Christmas in October" person, with her red n' green tablecloth...she was just protecting her dining room table from crazy, clumsy, glitter and glue gun people like me!
I'm pretty hooked! I told her she better watch out...I'm up for a craft a week. Okay, I will settle for one a month even.
You all can laugh at me...I got teary eyed on the way home. As I've mentioned in my past few posts..."taking it in" has been the theme for October. And a day with my dear friend, doing something she adores and is so, so exceptional at...learning peace through a department I usually find a lack of patience in...
made for a truly sweet day.
Couldn't have done it without you, Jessica!!
The rest of the weekend was in celebration of this beautiful bride to be...
Lots of pictures from the Bachelorette night. Because the pictures speak for themselves!
Now, if you can't take a little bachelorette "fun", close your eyes :)
After, came some groovin'. There were definitely a few new moves invented that night. Country music was NOT blasting through the speakers.
Lots of smiling and cameras flashing...
Tons of dancing...
*Making Autumn wreaths...celebrating friends...dancing the night away...
All so good for the soul*
*I'll be back later this week. Normally, this stage in the game (10days past ovulation), the crazies set in. I'd say compared to the usual, only half have of em' are here. There are all sorts of other emotions visiting. And I'm working through them as they come.*
Have a fantastic day everyone!!