4.03.2011

9:31 p.m. sunday

The end of another fantastic weekend is here. I'm so sorry it has to end.

Bob and I had a date night on Friday night and saw Lincoln Lawyer. We really liked it! It had some funny parts and a big twist, and I didn't mind watching Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe for two hours. And my sweet husband agreed to a delicious dinner - movie theater popcorn followed by Sweet Cece's after the movie. :) he loves me.

Both Saturday and Sunday were spent in our yard. The weather was just perfect after days of cooler temps and rain. Bob worked hard getting our flower beds mulched and dead bushes replaced. I planted some pretty spring flowers so hopefully in a few weeks we will have a blooming backyard.

We welcomed some friends and their 7-month old baby over for dinner last night and just enjoyed playing with the baby and chit-chatting. I decided to try out Shannon's Whoopie Pies (recipe at the link) for dessert and they were a hit! I tried Funfetti cake with chocolate icing b/c it's what I had. I think I'd try something else next time but they went fast so they must have been yummy. :)


And...I finally wrapped up an outstanding project. You probably don't remember wayyyyy back when I mentioned I was working on something to spruce up my sunroom chairs. But after getting overwhelmed and quitting - no surprise there- my awesome mother-in-law finally showed me how to make the pillows I'd been wanting.

Let me tell you...I was way over thinking this project. This was definitely one of the easier projects I've done. I can say that now that it's done. Seriously, easy-peasy.

Here are my beautiful sunroom chairs modeling the finished product:


Seriously, easy.

1. Measure the length and width of your pillows. Mine were 13 x 28.  Multiply the width by two and add 1 inch to each measurement for a 1/2 inch seam allowance. 27 x 29
2. Cut your fabric and then fold in half length-wise. Press the seam.
3. Then, simply sew around the edges, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance, and don't forget to leave an opening to stuff your pillow.
4 Trim your corners, turn the case inside out and stuff your pillow inside. Then hand-sew the opening using a slip stitch and you're done!

Easy, huh?


On another note, y'all, I love Miranda Lambert. She's just precious to me - even though her reputation is far from precious! We just watched her win Female Vocalist of the Year on the ACM's. So cute and so humble. I think we'd be friends.

And who doesn't love Reba? She's hosting with Blake Shelton, soon to be Mr. Miranda Lambert.


Here's hoping Miranda takes home Entertainer of the Year!

Linked up at Little Brick Ranch's Foodie Friday

3 comments:

  1. Glad the whoopie pies were a hit - they look yummy! Love the pillows! They turned out great.

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  2. These look amazing!! Oh - and so do the pillows!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday! If you haven’t already, make sure to pop back over to enter my GIVEAWAY!!! Entries must be by Sunday evening and a winner will be picked Monday!!

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