Monday, November 12, 2012

Getting Crafty With It ... Nah Nah Nah Nah ...

Ok, so this weekend went by SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO fast! Saturday was the best. day. ever. in the Lou - the weather was perfect. We did a shit ton of yard work and then took the boys to the park for a picnic and some play time.

Funny story about the park. So my husband and I are sitting on a park bench, trying to watch the boys through the bazillion other kids whose parents also thought it was the perfect day for a park visit, and this lady walks up with her dogs and starts talking to us. She was a talker and going on and on and honestly told us more than we ever needed to know. She had her 2 sons with her and her husband who stood off to the side and didn't say a word (creeper). Anyways, we introduced her to our boys and she saw my youngest and said, I bet he is wearing a size 4T isn't he? ... I said yep, he sure is. She says well my son just grew out of 4T and I have a TON of clothes, do you want them?!? ... I was like uhhh, ummm... sure?!? ... Now we had just got done doing yardwork and we just jumped in the car, so mind you, I was wearing friggin basketball shorts with paint on them and an old t-shirt. The husband had old jeans and a beat up t-shirt on ... so I am thinking this woman probably looked at us and said - Look at that "needy family", I am going to help them out. Now we are no where near "well-off" but we also aren't doing too bad, plus everything my older son wears gets passed down to my younger son, so he isn't dying for clothes. I just thought it was weird for someone to offer a stranger clothes - maybe its just my personality to be a little more private. I didn't know what to say, she even made it clear and stated - You don't have to give me anything for them, I just want to get rid of them! She said we could come by her house to get them, and she could leave them outside if need be. She told me she only buys name brand and most of the clothes are Nike and sports brands.

So I don't know what to do - she gave me her number and I am supposed to call her... but I dunno what to do - what if they are just waiting for us to show up at their house so they can lock us in the basement and eventually make purses out of our skin?? ... Like I said, her husband was a bit of a creeper. Isn't it sad that in today's world you think something is wrong with someone if they are trying to be nice... I immediately thought, Oh God what does she want as soon as she offered me clothes.

What would you do?!?!

Ok and now for the Crafty part of my post. My husband's aunt's have created a group called the Crafty Cousins and we get together once a month and make a craft we find on pinterest. Everyone who comes is also supposed to bring an appetizer that they find on pinterest as well.

So they found this on pinterest and we made our own.

Here is mine:
It is lying down here.
And here is the whole group of them:

It was so much fun! I enjoy doing stuff like this. It is really fun to see everyone elses ideas and to see them all come together. Next month we are making gingerbread houses out of graham crackers.

I made this dish:
This is the pic from pinterest but mine looked the same =)
It was soooo good. Definitely fat girl food but at least I shared =)

I love pinterest and now my husband is addicted as well. He saw the app on the tablet and now I have created a monster! He made himself clips for the icebox from clothes pins and he is pinning more stuff every day!

Well thats all for now - hope your weekend was great! It's friggin cold here today - a high of 46 =( Not ready for this weather!


  1. Hmm..with the park lady - my first impression was "aww that's a nice gesture!". Then, I'm wondering if I would actually call her up..and I don't really think so. I'm not sure why, maybe like you said, society these days is hard and you're just NEVER sure of anything..which is such a shame considering how I first felt!

    also, thanks SO much for taking the time to comment on my post. The story about your husband is the same as with my brother this week! He knows I do like to take pictures, but when I started taking pictures of absolutely RANDOM things, he started to question what I was doing. haha, I never told him!

  2. I don't know what I would do... But I about choked on my teeth whitening trays when you said she might make purses out of your skin! HAHAHA

  3. eeek I don't know what I would do either :D Probably not take them since you don't know her from Adam. Maybe shoot a quick text and say you are soo busy and can't get over there so don't worry about it. I know that sounds bad but its what I would do. :)

    Your crafts are sooo cute!!