Hey to all you new followers out there, so glad you decided to join in on this little piece of my world! So happy to have you :). So, what’s been going on in my neck of the woods for the last bit? It’s been busy and fun, so I’m gonna give you lots of pictures this post too! For starters, I finally made it to the Lazy 5 Ranch, the local “drive-thru zoo,” if ya will. If you haven’t been then you must go, and take me.
Then, I went to the finest bridal shower ever…a TEA PARTY for Jenni-Pho with my girlfrands! It was beautiful! A wicked windstorm came out of nowhere (thank you North Carolina!) and made us pack up early, but we still had a blast.
I had a major craft session/sleep over with my friend Katie. I sassed up my kitchen and gave a naked wall that’s been bothering me a little something to say. I would post a tutorial but I feel like you guys know how to trace, cut and glue ;).
Basically, that took me twenty minutes so it left plenty of time for me to micromanage Katie as she tried her hand at the Scrapbooked Frame. Awesome results! This is for the new niece or nephew she’s expecting in the months to come!
She also dropped off my cookie jar I painted many moons ago and I love it! Now I just gotta make some cookies!
Soooo, while I’ve been sprinklin’ glitter and playin’ with my pretty papers…my friend, Jenn, has been preparing for war. Okay, not war, but a long-fought battle to become an IRONMAN. She blogs about it too: the charity, the training, and the motivation to do tha damn thang. She’s pretty spectacular, but she didn’t have to swim 2.4, bike 112, and run 26.2 miles to prove it to me!
I’m so proud of her and I wanted to pay a little respect and talk about how we celebrated! She had been talking about how eager she would be to get her M-Dot tattoo after the race, the official signature of an IRONMAN. So with help from Jason, her husband, D and I made a secret appointment with her tattoo artist. Coincidentally, I had made the perfect Sauce Jar without even knowing it. I love it when a plan comes together!
A VT Maroon-colored lid to honor her Alma Mater and charity, a cute knob with a vintage bike printed on it, atop a jar filled with candy and her appointment card tied to the rim. Surprise! We’re takin’ you to get your tattoo!!!!
I killed two birds with one stone here in fulfilling my New Year’s Resolutions for August. The tattoo surprise is my “something nice” for the month as well as my “something new” as I had never even stepped foot in a tattoo shop before. It was a good first experience, didn’t hurt me one bit!
We contemplated a table full of options and little by little she narrowed her choice down to this fine number:
And this is how it turned out…awesome tattoo.
I hope yall have a fantastic weekend. The Charlotte 49ers are about to make history and we’ve got front row seats. Talk soon!