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this month for craft weekend we had all fresh flowers right out of the garden!
i had way too much fun cutting flowers for over an hour.

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some of my favorite people ever were helpers this month!
Pam (my friend who moved to africa and is back for a visit) came to be a helper and she made us THE CHEESECAKE that she created the recipe for!
what a dreamy treat!!
eating pam's cheesecake prepared BY PAM!!! 

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Ashley was a helper this month…we have missed her!!
she is like five helpers in one.
so speedy and on top of anything that needs to be done.

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and Jess stopped by for friday lunch and helped us a little more.  

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Megan drove with a guest and was our helper from friday- sunday.
she was a cooking machine beside kimberlee.

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and we were ready just in time with minutes to spare…when are we going to be SUPER ready with no rushing around?
someday i hope.

we sent out all the swag in the cubbies, at their chair and also on their beds. 

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kimberlee made an amazing "kansas" meal for our first night.
it was SOOOOO delicious.
homecooking. 

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(we even pulled out my grandma's silver platter… she would have liked that)

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margaritas go with any meal.
it's a fact.

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every month its so enjoyable to see the fabrics they put together for their aprons.
everyone's personality comes out in their choices.

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9:30 pm rolls around and the cheesecake is passed out.

having someone bring you dessert WHILE you are crafting… and a cup of coffee… it's dreamy. 

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they rocked those aprons!

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while we stay up late into the night crafting kimberlee gets her beauty sleep so she can get up early and make beautiful coffee cake like this.
what a gift she is to me.
i don't do mornings.

we took our lunch on the road this time so prep was happening before we left for our field trip. 

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at Bearly Makin' It i saw that diet pepsi bottle and had an immediate flashback to being 7 years old and choosing my dad's birthday present.  
i got him a pack of typing paper (he was a newspaper reporter before computers)
and a 6 pack of diet pepsi cans (his favorite drink).
that was the label at the time… i think…it's at least from sometime in my young childhood.
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we ate our lunch at the barn.
on a quilt.
surrounded by beautiful green fields and antiques in all directions.
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B L I S S F U L

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it was lovely…. great food and great company. 

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Megan kept picking and picking….and she kept finding MORE and MORE awesome!!!


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those girls were serious shoppers.

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when we get back on saturdays we get right back into crafting.
Ashley led a craft that required using a saw!
we felt very empowered.  :)

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they worked into the night again making so many beautiful projects.

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these were hanging fabric chalkboards.
aren't they adorable?!!
some used paints pens to make a permanent decorative frames too.
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we made the wreathes again with the Hello from Say Hello Shop.
each group has made them so differently.
and i love them all!
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our purchases were delivered early sunday morning… there was so much…this is not all of it.

i wish that i could get this delivered to my driveway every sunday morning.  :)

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roommate photos!

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setting up for our group photo…

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Erin from wisconsin …………………………….    Julie from iowa ………………………………..


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Beth from kansas ………………………………..   Megan from kansas ……………………………..

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Lisa from wisconsin …………………………….    Kyra from wisconsin ……………………………..

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Pam from wisconsin …………………………….   Heidi from kansas ……………………………….

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Jenn from kansas ………………………………     Stephany from Oregon ……………………………

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Janis from kansas ……………………………….   Kaitlyn from virginia …………………………….

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Pam from africa/kansas ……………………….     Megan from michigan ……………………………

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Ashley from oklahoma …………………………..

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such a kind group of women.
i like them.  
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and i super like our helpers too!

thanks for another awesome Craft Weekend ladies!

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kimberlee makes everyday fun to come to work.

we have the WHOLE summer off.
we don't have craft weekend again until after school starts again.
that is kinda crazy.

i hope you have a creative day today.
i know that my mind is craving creativity deeply.
it's going to HAVE to happen or i may get too cranky for this little house full of kids.

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if you would like to get on the wait list for future Craft Weekends…

first READ THIS: Craft weekend Q&A

and then get on the list!!

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Jackie - I love your blog, love your shop, love these pics of the craft weekends. I drool and dream. Been on the wait list for over a year now. Hoping one day my name is picked. I know in God’s timing it will be right. I also would wish I could drive to bring larger things home from that amazing thrifting trip you take. But alas I know I could not. It’s just such a wonderful idea you have made into a reality! Thanks for giving us a visual walk through the weekend. It truly looks amazing.

tinaehb3 - I love looking at these photos! I soooo hope I get to see it in person someday 🙂

Lela - Oh my goodness, do you want to sell the Lord’s Prayer picture you bought? I love it!

Blanca - I’ve been following your blog since 2007. While I stopped blogging I still kept up with other blogs. Especially yours. Love this whole craft weekend idea. That would be a great weekend getaway!

Amy - I just gotta come back! I’m drooling over these pics!! I think I need another craft weekend in my future. Don’t you?!?!?

misty - oh i love every single picture! Everything looks amazing & fun.
I’ve added “Craft Weekend” to my 32 things to do before I’m 32 {wink wink} 🙂

Sara Torbett - Thanks for sharing all this happiness! It just looks like heaven on earth. 🙂 I love how you bless not only the women who attend but those of us at home peering into the computer screen. I sat down with my coffee tonight, ready to look through your pictures and be refreshed. Thank-you Meg, for giving this tired mama an uplifted spirit! 🙂

Mel - I am awaiting a baby but I promise (myself and you all) that I am signing up for one of these awesome weekends ASAP! Also, ya’ll need to franchise; I could see these all over the place.

Amy Woods - I have to tell you, my fam and I are heading to South Dakota (from N. Texas) for vacation the end of this month and I’ve already prepared them that we WILL be jagging over to Marion,KS so that I can shop at Bearly Makin’ It. You should totally get commission. 😉

Seriously Sassy Mama - I might drive to Kansas just to go to the barn.

Amanda - I want to come to Craft Weekend or the food and shopping! The crafting is just an added bonus! 🙂

Katey - Love what all they bought. They were great shoppers. I love your fresh flowers from your yard too. Awesome!! Enjoy your summer.

Michelle Whitlow - I cannot tell you how much I NEED a Craft Weekend!!! I sure hope my name gets picked soon 🙂 And if I *do* get picked I may need to drive all the way from Washington so I can have my truck to haul all my goodies back home from the antiques store! lol

Julie - I love it when you post all your craft weekend photos. The colour, the flowers, the food ( I feel hungry just looking at these photos, and I’ve just finished my breakfast), the smiling faces of all these women having a great time. Thanks you so much for sharing them with us.

amyjupin - i love you.
i love kimberlee.
i love ashley.
i love cee dub.
it’s pretty much the best ever.
like ever.
the end.

heidi - Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Nicole - I love opening my Reader & finding a Craft Weekend post! This weekend looks extra fun! Enjoy your summer off!

Heather Simnitt - Meg – you know, I’m only two hours away…and I’m not very crafty, but I can cook pretty well! I feed 18-20 men breakfast every Tuesday morning at 6:00 am…If anything ever happens to Kimberlee or she just needs a helper, I’m there for ya! 😉

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