{whatever craft weekend} part 2

So, I hear that Meg and Kimberlee are hosting Whatever Craft Weekend Seventeen this weekend!

Who’s going?!

Here are my pictures from Whatever Craft Weekend Sixteen

friday, may 31st

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When I arrived at the house it was like a dream come true.

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It’s bright, fun, and full of personality!

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I bought a print of the sunflower and bee photo…just waiting to find the perfect spot for it in our home.

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A lot of what I have chosen to do in our home came as inspiration from the Craft House.

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After exploring and snapping photos, we were called to dinner. Erin and I were chatting up in our room and Megan had to come up and get us!

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Kimberlee is a fantastic cook and an incredible person.

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After dinner, we moved into the workroom to make our ruffled aprons.

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There is just so much happy everywhere!

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I finished my apron and then stayed up until 2am with Erin while she worked on hers.

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saturday, june 1st

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Mornings are gorgeous in the Craft House kitchen…

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and out on the porch.

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We ate a wonderful breakfast and headed out to shop! I started backwards with my posts, so you can read about shopping here.

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After shopping, we had a little bit of downtime before getting back to crafting.

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The rest of the evening was spent on our crafts, eating, and chatting the night away.

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Up until 2 am again…I am not a night owl, but I will stay up late for good friends and crafting!

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sunday, june 2nd

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Another fabulous meal, photos, and back to the airport.

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It was an amazing weekend that I will never forget.

Beautiful home.

Even more beautiful people.

Meg and Kimberlee, if you are even in need of a helper, give me a call! I will come back in a second!!

home is…a once in a lifetime.

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{whatever craft weekend} part 1

Do you remember when I said I would tell you the story about the time an Instagram friend whom I had never met in real life invited me to be her guest at Whatever Craft Weekend in the middle of nowhere Kansas?!

here it is…

One evening in the middle of February I got a text from my Instagram friend Erin (some of you may know her as @tweetpotatopie).

It wasn’t completely out of the blue because we had traded a few texts prior to that, but this one said, “Call me as soon as you can!”

It was somewhere around Reece and Lorelai’s bedtime and my phone battery was about to die, so I asked if I could call her in the morning.

She said that she would text me the next day if she still needed me.

The next day rolls around and sometime in the afternoon I receive another text to call her. She also tells me that it will be well worth it!

I was intrigued and called her right away.

We chatted briefly. It was so fun to put a voice to a face that I had seen for months on my phone!

Then, she asked if I knew about Whatever Craft Weekend.

OF COURSE!

She said her “number” was picked and she wanted to know if I would like to go with her!

WHAT?!

I was in complete and total shock.

I was in tears. I couldn’t stop shaking, smiling, and crying.

I. WAS. GOING.

Of course, I had to run it by Ryan, but it was pretty much set in stone.

My name had been on the list for over a year and was resigned to the fact that if I ever got very, very lucky I MIGHT get to go.

Man, did I get lucky!

3 months later…

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There we were…two Instagram friends who had never met in real life picking at the barn at Whatever Craft Weekend in the middle of nowhere Kansas!

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I’m starting in the middle of the weekend because it was easiest to start with the photos from the barn.

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I could have snapped photos there all day.

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In fact, this is just a small sampling of the photos I took that day from my Nikon.

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Rows and rows of rusty metal and worn wood.

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Some of my very favorite photos were taken with my iPhone, but I will save all of those for a post of their own.

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It would have been dangerous if I had been able to bring back more.

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Erin and Megan drove down in Erin’s suburban and they filled it up!

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Isn’t it beautiful?

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I’ll be back soon with more about the rest of the weekend…until then, you can read Meg’s post about it.

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Oh, and Erin, she is just awesome. I’m glad to now call her more than just my Instagram friend. She is a blessing.

home is…making new friends.