Two weeks ago my family finally made it up to “the lake” where my parents live for our second weekend up north. We had attempted two other weekends after our initial July visit, but each of those were preceded by injuries that cancelled our trips within days of when we were to leave – Nick broke a bone in his finger during gymnastics and I broke a bone in the base of my toe from running into the leg of our new couch (the night before we were to depart).
It was go good to be back, see the fall colors, and of course visit with my parents (and aunt and uncle who have a cabin next door) when we could handle the chilly fall weather and hang out outside together.
Like last time we stayed in the large room above the garage so that we had separate living quarters and could stay socially distant. This is also where my sister’s family and my brother’s family stay on the weekends they come up. So my parents clean and disinfect this room (and the outhouse) between all our visits.
We did all our cooking on the grill. Check out what my husband was wearing in this photo.
Now check out what my boys were wearing. Nick lives in shorts pretty much the whole year. And that’s a strange thing in Minnesota. In fact it got down to around 28 degrees at night that weekend. Brrrr! It was cold enough where we kept the wood stove burning in our garage room non-stop all four days.
We really enjoyed our vacation. The boys played catch with the football a few times. We drove into town for treats at Frontier, a popular store in the closest town. Tim and Nick did a bit of fishing. I enjoyed reading my Outlander book. My parents and my Aunt Jan & Uncle Don met up with us at the local apple orchard one day.
We enjoyed several walks so we could enjoy the fall colors, chat, and give the boys time to run off some energy.
And though the temps were low and the wind was high, we HAD to make s’more’s over an open fire one night, too.
This is their beautiful home from the other side. I took this photo when we were down at the fire pit roasting marshmallows.
I’m taking a bit longer to heal than I had hoped, and it’s slowing me down. But I am going to heed my doctor’s orders that I received a few days ago and stay off my feet as much as I can for the next couple weeks. You may see a slow down or lull in my posts, but I’m trying to put my health first (which is super hard for me since I love creating and sharing so very much). My hope is that this rest will allow me to be back where I was before my injury on August 20th.
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OCTOBER DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE
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A PEEK AT NOVEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit! (Also includes 15 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ envelopes.) Click here to watch the cute promotional video. Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve October 2020 Flowers For Every Season Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Forever Greenery Suite will be available November 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) now include links to instructional videos!
AUTUMN 2020 MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE!
I took part in another mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using Autumn-themed products from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists. Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 82 great ideas.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.