Weekend Fun

There was not much time for DIY projects this past weekend, because it was a weekend full of fun!  Even though I had to work Friday, I kicked off my weekend on Thursday night.  Thursday evening, I traveled to York to meet a group of local bloggers.  Many of us are going to the upcoming Haven Conference in Atlanta but some of the bloggers were not.  It was a great night getting to know other bloggers in the area and having the opportunity to learn a bit from ladies who have a variety of blogging experiences to share.  It got me so excited for Haven, which is now less than two weeks away!! Unfortunately, my pictures turned out blurry, so I don’t have one to share of our group….at least I can blame the blurry picture on the waiter and not on my mediocre photography skills. 🙂

The weekend really started Friday evening when we went to the Lancaster Liederkranz for the Parrot Fest.  There were five couples from our neighborhood, and it was a night of food, drinks, music and fun.  I shared this picture of the our neighbor, Debbie, and I sporting our pretty drinks that matched our outfits on Instagram.

.weekend fun - leslie and debbie - parrot fest

Saturday night, we helped to celebrate Debbie’s daughter’s 21st birthday.  Since she was turning 21, what better gift than some alcohol!  We had 2 bottles of booze for her and I had nothing to wrap it in.  I tried to just tie some fabric around them, but it ended up all bunched up, so I took the opportunity to pull out the sewing machine and sew 2 semi-straight lines to make a wine bottle bag big enough to hold 2 bottles.

Weekend Fun - DIY Wine Bottle Bag -sewing

After I sewed it, I just flipped it right side out and put the bottles in the bag and attached some ribbon.

Weekend Fun - diy wine bottle sack

Now that I know how simple and easy it is, I think I will find some fun fabric to keep on hand for just such an occasion.

On Sunday, we had some more fun.  On Summer Sunday evenings, the Long’s Park Amphitheater has a free concert each week.  This past weekend, the concert was Dawes.  They were also there last year and put on a good show, so we knew we wanted to go back.  Bob and I packed some snacks and drinks, picked up our friends and went out to enjoy the evening.

Dawes Concert - Leslie

There was quite a crowd.

Dawes Concert - Longs Park Ampitheatre

Dawes Concert - Crowd

Dawes did not disappoint.  We listened to good music and got some nice pictures to remember the evening too.

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Did you have fun this weekend?  Or, maybe you found some time to fit in some DIY?

I started to work on a few small projects this evening, so I should have more to share later this week.

Christmas Music

I’ve shared some of my Christmas creations recently, and now I’d like to share some of Bob’s creations.  Bob loves music, and he happens to be a great guitar player, singer, and songwriter…I’m probably a bit biased though ;).

Bob Wireback with guitar

It seems Christmas inspires his creativity as well, because he has written and recorded three Christmas songs over the years.  All three of his songs are available on itunes, found here.  The Last Believer is available in two formats, one is just an instrumental version.  His other songs are Close Your Eyes and Long Time Ago.

I hope you enjoy Bob’s music as much as I do!  I’m spoiled because I can hear him sing and play guitar all the time at home, but is nice to be able to share his music with everyone else at this special time of year.

Fun at Farm Aid

On Saturday, September 22nd, Bob and I had a full day of music and fun at Farm Aid.

Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land.  Farm Aid accomplishes this mission by:

Promoting Food from Family Farms

Growing the Good Food Movement

Helping Farmers Thrive

Taking Action to Change the System

Farm Aid is in its 27th year, and features the best that music has to offer, while remaining true to its mission.

As a farmer’s daughter, Farm Aid is definitely a cause I believe in, and I am married to a musician and music lover.   So, it was quite a combination to get to support a great cause and getting to listen to amazing musicians at the same time.  The line-up was jam packed with musicians including: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jack Johnson, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson.

We had great seats and it was a beautiful day to spend with about 30,000 other people.

Grace Potter

Jack Johnson

Kenny Chesney

Dave Matthews

John Mellencamp

Neil Young

Sorry, no pictures of Willie Nelson!  I was too tired by that point in the evening, plus I had no desire to sit in the car while 30,000 other people tried to leave the parking lot too.  🙂 It was a great day, awesome music and I am so glad we got to be a part of Farm Aid.  If Farm Aid is ever in a town near you, I highly recommend getting tickets the day they go on sale!!