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!

Life

Weekend yard sale

This weekend was epic. We had a yard sale on Saturday morning that was fairly successful. I got rid of a ton of junk, and the rest we took to donate. All in all, the sale was us, my neighbors, and two friends. There was A LOT to sell.

Our friend Benfer brought some axing stuff to sell. Fist of all, he brought 6 swords… Three of which ended up coming home with us SMH.

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He also brought a bunch of his wine barrel stave creations, including candle holders, wine holders and wine racks. It was pretty incredible all of the things he’s made.

After the yard sale, we headed to the neighbors’ house for s’mores on the bonfire. Deliciousssss! We stayed pretty mug all night an had a great time.

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Sunday we bought a grill (finally), and the hubby and I assembled it that afternoon.

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Once we were finished, I put up a hammock in our backyard, courtesy of our friend Beth. It is amazing and I love it.

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Basically, this weekend was awesome. Next weekend we’ll be busy with Mother’s Day celebrations — guess who will be grilling for dinner!?!

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A day at National Harbor

This past Christmas there was a terrible snowstorm in Pennsylvania and my aunt and two cousins couldn’t make the drive down to Maryland for our holiday celebrations. Lucky for us, the three of them came to visit this weekend! What a wonderful weekend it was!

On Saturday, we trekked to National Harbor for a girls day out. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our fantastic weekend:

Our first visit to the Peep store!
Our first visit to the Peep store!
My adorable little sister holding a giant Peep.
My adorable little sister holding a giant Peep.
Another picture of Em with the Peep.
Another picture of Em with the Peep.
Peep store!!
Peep store!!
What to buy, what to buy....
What to buy, what to buy….
A group shot (minus me) at National Harbor.
A group shot (minus me) at National Harbor.
My beautiful aunt and cousin.
My beautiful aunt and cousin.

It was a fantastic day. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, you definitely should.

And, just for good measure — a picture of my momma and step dad in their laundry room. John is finishing the whole thing and it looks amazing.

My parents in their almost-remodeled laundry room.
My parents in their almost-remodeled laundry room.