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whatever craft weekend

I spent this past weekend at the craft house as a helper for Whatever Craft Weekend. It was such a nice break from my normal routine. The best part is always spending time with Megan and Kimberlee. They are so fun and the best hosts! And this time I got to be a helper with the lovely Carissa. She is such an encourager and just as sweet as I imagined her to be. I wish she lived closer! And the group of women attending this month were so great too. There was lots of laughing, eating, crafting, sewing, staying up too late and antique shopping. I learned how to make yarn pom-poms too…a new obsession for sure. Oh, and there was a crazy snow storm on Saturday and Sunday morning. When I left the craft house it was covered in snow. It was beautiful but I have to admit that I was a little grouchy that it was snowing again. I’m so ready for warmer weather!

While it’s always refreshing to have a little time away…I sure missed these two! We took these pics right before I left on Friday. They had their backpacks packed and were so excited for the weekend. They got to visit their cousin Max and stay overnight at Bammy and Papa’s. And they had a boys night planned with their daddy too. I didn’t think they were going to miss me at all, but I think they were actually glad to see me again! 😉

  • Sian - Wow, that sounds like such a fun weekend! I wonder if anyone has created anything similar here in the UK. I hope so!ReplyCancel

  • babykatesmom - Looks like a wonderful weekend! My hubby & I were away this weekend and the kids stayed with my mom, when we got back I asked if they missed us and my mom said the topic didn’t really come up lol!

    p.s. Happy Birthday to your sweet Cora Paige!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Thinking of you today as you remember Cora on what would be her 6TH birthday. I’ve always felt a connection to you because my daughter, our 1st child, was born 3.2.2008 I began reading your blog just before Cora passed away, and since learning that her bday was so close to my daughter’s, I’ve remembered Cora’s by thinking of you during this week. I love reading your blog and love seeing your adorable boys. Wishing you the best:)
    Jill in TexasReplyCancel

  • Marah Hawkins - Happy Birthday in Heaven to your little girl.
    Today is my Birthday, too!


  • Michelle from Australia - Jealous! Jealous! Jealous! Jealous! I think it is three years I’ve been on the Craft Weekend waiting list now. I know God will chose me to attend when the time is right. BUT I would like that time to coincide with one of my trips to the USA!! Beautiful photos Jess. Thank you for sharing. M xReplyCancel

  • creole wisdom - I’ve been thinking I need to attend one of these someday! They look like way too much fun. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself and were surrounded by other like-minded, sweet ladies. And look at that darling belly! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • gin - I’m sure the time away was special. We all need a few hours. Happy Birthday to your sweet Cora. And, you’re pregnant belly is looking so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - Praying for you today! I share a birthday with your sweet Cora and you have all been in my prayers today.ReplyCancel

  • awbree - That’s so funny that you took a shot of my shopping haul! lol I guess I outdid myself, I couldn’t help it! I love all your snapshots. We’re all meeting there again next month right???


  • Emilie - It was so nice meeting you, Jess. You have such a sweet spirit. Hope our paths cross again someday!ReplyCancel

  • february’s craft weekend » whatever - […] to make perfect pom poms! we used a Clover Brand Pom Pom Maker… i am obsessed with them now. Jess helped Kimberlee in the kitchen cooking amazing meals for all of us. it is a team effort every […]ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Whitlow - I get to go in 2 1/2 weeks….SO excited (and ready for a weekend away!!) I sure how there’s no snowstorms the weekend I go…I’m coming all the way from Spokane, WA 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Whitlow - Meant to say “I sure hope”ReplyCancel