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.


Summer Life

I know I probably have only a few readers out there since my blog is so new, but I also didn’t want anyone that has been reading to think I started this blog and abandoned it already!  The truth is, I’ve just been busy enjoying what is left of summer life.  Fall is approaching all too quickly for my liking.  I do enjoy Fall, but I am not ready to start thinking about it too much yet.  I would rather cling on to what is left of summer. 

So, this is a glimpse of how I have been spending my time lately.

Puddy enjoying the ride to the beach.

Sitting on the beach at Assategue Island watching the horses just wander by.

My Mom and Dad after my Dad’s 3rd place finish at a local tractor pull.

My niece and nephews in the corn at the tractor pull.  These are the poses I got when I told them the picture would be on the internet. 🙂

My niece and nephews at the Lancaster Science Factory.  I enjoyed a day off work and we all had fun at the science factory. 

Puddy on a recent trip to Lowe’s with me. 

I have been working on some small projects around the house, so I hope to have something home related to share soon.  But, in the meantime I am preparing for a Labor Day Weekend family picnic at our house tomorrow.  Puddy was just helping me get flowers to replace the ones I have neglected as summer fades away.