Craft Projects

Patriotic Cornhole Boards

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My step dad is super handy (the understatement of the year) and built my little sister a set of cornhole boards last year. He painted them white so she could spruce them up with a design of her own. Last weekend she came over to paint them — they turned out awesome! (Sorry — No tutorial on the actual boards in this post since I wasn’t a part of the construction.)

Emily used paint from Michaels for her boards. She taped off her stripes and drew on her stars before painting each board. She even painted around each star by hand, which I thought was super impressive. DISCLAIMER: Only one star was harmed (read: painted over) in the creation of these boards.

Two coats on each, and she was d-o-n-e done! The are so cute, don’t ya think?

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The only thing cuter than her patriotic boards (and my garden behind them) is Em!

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We will be using these boards at our Memorial Day picnic/Em’s birthday celebration this weekend!

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Memorial Day weekend recap

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Holy hell, Batman. This weekend was awesome. In spite of the fact that I ate and drank so much it made me sick on Tuesday (call the waaaahmbulance!), this weekend seriously kicked ass.

Thursday night we had one of my college roommates over. We grilled and it was delicious.

Friday night my bestie and her man came over. We made homemade pizza and Dana brought over Velatis caramels. And it was delicious.

Saturday I did two more sections of rocks in our driveway while the hubby mowed. Then we installed shutters. Then we drove all over Columbia to get lunch at chipotle. Then we painted his mom’s molding in her living room and helped her set it back up. Then I planted 6 tomato plants! In a dress. Without getting dirty. WOO! Then we had friends over for yard games. Busy day, huh?

Sunday! Sunday started with friends and food (big surprise, right?). Our friends Ben and Phil came over super early to watch a Formula 1 race with my man, then we all piled into the car (plus Dana) and headed to a local farmer’s market! I scored a loaf of Italian bread, cherry tomatoes and some peas. And it was all delicious.

Sunday afternoon we baked. Well, Emily baked and my baking failed. But that’s ok. Then we went to a Memorial Day cookout at our friends’ house in Silver Spring. I pretty much hung out with baby Declan the entire time. Holy cuteness.

DeclanYup… look at those eyes.

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Nice photo bomb, Phil!

Enjoy a few more photos from our fun night!

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Like I said, totally awesome weekend. We finished our fabulous weekend with a picnic at my dad’s house. I don’t remember the last time I got to see so many friends and family members a span of five days — it was incredible.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Enjoy your weeks & happy hump day (do people still say that?!)