In a life of busy schedules and tight budgets it's sometimes hard to find time to just go have fun! Recently, my friend Lena declared that we were way overdue for a girls night and we all whole-heatedly agreed! Once it was decided we needed a girls night, pronto, we began the process of narrowing down a date and time we were all free! This is a challenge in and of itself, but after that comes the, "what do you want to do?" which is also sometimes a challenge. We tossed around some ideas, like going to paint or doing dinner and a movie, but decided that those didn't allow us to really connect and catch up. Then, Lena had a great idea! A pot luck, at her house, with a surprise craft! I was so excited I could hardly stand it and counted down the days until our fun night arrived!
Each of us were assigned a "category" for our dish (veggie, dessert, drinks, etc) and we ended up with YUMMY barbecue, cheese biscuits, green beans, loaded smashed potatoes, pineapple cheese casserole, chocolate chip pecan pie, and lemonade! YUM! Needless to say, we ate until we were stuffed!
We were also asked to bring wired Christmas ribbon and 1 box of ornaments. The actual craft was kept a surprise until we got there!
After dinner, while we all talked and laughed and enjoyed the company of each other, Lena broke out some wreath forms and fabric and began her tutorial on how to make a rag wreath!
It was so fun and so relaxing!
I can't tell you how much I love having these women in my life! We sat and as we worked on our wreathes we told stories and talked about babies and shared advice. It was so nice!
I think time got away from all of us and before we knew it, we had been crafting and talking for over 3 hours.
And everyone's final product was uniquely their own. Combinations of themes and colors that fit their personalities! Here is a picture of my finished wreath! :-) I can't wait to hang it up!
We all enjoyed ourselves so much we decided to make this something we do for every holiday! I'll be hosting the next one because it'll be in February for Valentine's day and Ava Grace will still be tiny! I have already been searching pinterest for fun ideas for our surprise craft! I can't wait!!!