Monday is here and I am not going to be sad about it. The weekend was crazy and as much as I would have loved to just sit on the couch all weekend, snuggled in blankets and books I really wanted to check in with my Dad who has been having some health issues. I also dropped off a book I got him last weekend at the used book store. Overall it was a good weekend.
Since I was in the same town I popped over to my brother’s house to see the nieces. It is always tough when I have Seamus but he was good for the most part. He is not good with sudden movements and with kids that is a given.
Friday was a relaxing night in with a little Sparkletini I picked up at the new World Market while reading.
I started the Coincidence of Coconut Cake, it is promoted as a cross between You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake, and I would agree.
Saturday was also a good mail day. I got my package in from Ulta and NYX was buy 2 get one Free so I made good use of the discount.
After getting home from my brothers I dropped off Seamus and went grocery shopping and by then it was 8pm so it was a quiet night with some DVR shows and crackling candles.
Sunday was busy and I wanted to finally make this Rustic Bacon Apple Chicken that I saw on Chelsea’s post a week ago. It was delish and it really inspired me to start creating some of my own recipes again.
I thought I wouldn’t have time for a big project so I decided to do some smaller ones I wanted to do, yeah it still took a lot of time but totally worth since I love both of them. I can’t decide if I want to put little baby’s breath wreaths on the stars or stencil on FALL or just leave as they are now. This will find a more permanent home soon, once I finish another project. Ha! I used the Early American wood stain by MinWax.
This project is only half done. After attaching all the board together I stained it with Rust-Oleum in Carrington. I already had the anchor stencil from a project I did last year and I used a sample paint in off-white, to stamp it on. I plan to add the words “Find What Anchors You…” to it mostly likely next weekend.
Seamus and my brother’s dog Rosie trying to beg my Sister-In-Law to drop some of her dinner scraps.
What where you up to this weekend?
Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.
Look at all those NYX goodies – you made out well! Love the stars you made and really loving that recipe…I’m excited you’re going to start sharing more…RIGHT?! xo, Biana
Yes, recipes will be coming. i am already planning a few in my head. Fall gives me all the inspiration and motivation.
Love those stars; so pretty! And thank you for sending that recipe. 🙂 Have a great week!
Thank you. Very welcome, hope you like it too. Happy Monday!
Linda Sheridan says
I love the stars. Happy that Seamus got to travel with you and have Rosie to hang with. Friday and Saturday
were days to snuggle in, but we were out and about to welcome our new little Lola and a soccer game. Sunday was much better!! We had a wonder-full and unforgettable weekend.
Have a happy week!
Love, Steph’s Momma
Thank you. They don’t hang out much so it was nice. Lola looks absolutely adorable, glad you are getting in lots of snuggles. Glad it was a good weekend!
kathy at more coffee, less talky says
you’re a DIY master! love the stars; they look so good!
Aww thanks. It was my first try with my new jigsaw and that puppy will get a lot of use now.
Life According to Steph says
Great job on the stars! Hope your dad is doing okay!
Thanks, I really like how they came out. Still going strong but waiting on answers.
I like the stars! I vote for the wreaths or something else removable so you can use them for fall, Christmas, or even July 4th, or leave them plain any time of year. Very cute!
Yes I was thinking the same so I can keep them up longer. Thanks!
Glad no hurricanes came your way! I hope your dad is okay…I love the stars – you are so much more craftier than I am.
Yeah it was mostly just rain thankfully. I try, it doesn’t always work out. 😉
Hope your Dad is doing better. The stars came out so good!! You are so talented. Did you make it to World Market? I was gonna drive out there but decide not to. I figured it would be way to crowded. I went to the mall and it was packed because of the rain.
Thanks. i didn’t end up going since i had my own projects going but I heard people went really early. I didn’t want to deal with the crowds either.
Brianne Bracco says
Your DIY project turned out so cute!
Thank you. i am really glad with how they came out since it was my first time using a jigsaw.
The cover art for the Coincidence of Coconut Cake is too cute! I love the stars you made!
It is, and the story is pretty cute. Light and fluffy but cute. Thanks, looking forward to styling them.
Rebecca Jo says
I so love the stars… could paint them colors & make them appropriate for like all holidays!!! I want red & green ones for my mantle at Christmas!
I love the idea of keeping them neutral so they can stay longer but I love the idea of being festival too. Decisions, decisions.
Jana @ Jana Says says
There’s a book called How to Eat a Cupcake? I hope it’s not directions because that’d be a really short book.
Hope your dad starts feeling better soon!
Haha! Yes it is a book and not a recipe. Thank you, fingers crossed its been a long journey.
Oo I need that apple chicken.
I love good mail days!
It was so good, I would totally make it again.
Kate at Green Fashionista says
Hope everything’s ok with your dad *hugs*, and yay for all that yummy food and NYX goodies. Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3
Thank you. I love a good mail day. Hope you have a great week!
There’s nothing better than coming home to a package. It’s like Christmas!!!! You have no idea how much restrain I’ve been showing about shopping… the NYX sale almost did me in – not even gonna lie!
Soooo… when are you opening up an Etsy shop again??? 😉
I love getting the notice they are delivery, so exciting. It is hard, I need to cut back with X-Mas coming soon. Haha! Would you be my first customer?!
I love NYX makeup and the prices are great! Sounds like you had a pretty busy weekend at least with some relaxing.. I will have to look for that sparkletini to try it out.
Such a great deal on the NYX I couldn’t pass it up. The Sparkletini was really good I would totally have it again.
Those stars turned out super cool! Love them!
Thank you. I was so happy with them and looking forward to making more things soon.
Kay R. says
Those stars turned out soooo good! You are a beast with the woodwork girl! Love it!
Aww thanks. I have a lot to learn but I love experimenting too.
hope your dad is doing okay!!
Coincidence of Coconut Cake sounds interesting – adding it to my list!
Thank you, fingers crossed. It was really cute, a little expected but really sweet.
Where did you find your big anchor stencil, I’ve got a really cool table I’ve been wanting to stencil but all I can find are tiny nautical stencils.
I got it on Etsy. It is the smaller stencil but they do other sizes too.
chelsea jacobs says
Isn’t that chicken so good?! I love cooking with fall ingredients!
It was so good. I am already looking forward to making it again! Thanks for sharing it.
I love those stars! You are so talented.
Thank you. I am not the best but I do try.
Ahhhhh I love that anchor!!!! And your stars!!! Girl, you are really inspiring me to be a little more bold with some wood projects! My sister built some palette chairs for her front porch so maybe I can talk her in to getting crafty with me! Coincidence of Coconut Cake sounds like a great read!
You two should plan a craft day and try it. It was a sweet and light read.
Great NYX haul! Sorry to hear your pops, hope he gets better soon!
It was such a good deal. Thanks. He is a tough one.