Friday, September 7, 2012

once upon a weekend (+ fun accouncement)!

Once Upon a Weekend...where I like to ramble and laugh at myself, and tell you about our week, in a very random sort of way....

I saw this picture on one of the entries for the Epic Room Makeover, and I just about lost it. I don't what it is about this picture + the phrase, but it totally tickled my funny bone, and I have been saying "ermagersh" all week. So have my kids. And then we all laugh and giggle because it is so funny. So thanks Alicia at The Creative Vault for giving us such a laugh this week. Ermagersh. And check out her submission. Even though we're "competitors," her post is hilarious.
aka = oh my gosh

Ok, some of you are here for my "Big Announcement" that I posted about on FB. So this is pretty much the most exciting blogging opportunity ever... a few weeks ago, I was invited to be a speaker at The Sewing Summit! Ermagersh!!! (see how perfect this word is)? Yes... me! I was just as surprised as you are!

I literally thought there was no WAY I could say yes, since I live a long way from Utah, but my husband was so sweet and really wanted me to have this experience, so he totally made it happen for me (love ya T-roy). So, I'm traveling out to SLC in October to attend the coolest sewing + blogging conference eva! I'm super excited just to attend (tickets to the conference sold out within a few hours), and completely honored to get to speak. So if any of YOU are going, please tell me so I can meet you! If anyone is interested in my class, here's the little blurb from the agenda. Plus, I'll be having an awesome giveaway! :)
In other news... I just entered blogland's biggest and best giveaway ever. It's the Epic Room Makeover Giveaway at Vintage Revivals! I pretty much dream about it every night! You guys... will you help me? I just need your votes! I promise it's painless. This is all you have to do...

Click HERE, scroll down to the entries, and VOTE for #57.
You can do it once a day until Sept 14!

In case you missed it, here is my entry video.

And here is my plea asking for your vote! "Plank You!"
ermagersh, i'm awkward. 

Ok... in normal news...
We had a really low key Labor Day weekend. It was lovely. My husband took the kids on an ultimate daddy date. They went to Chuck E Cheese, a movie, ice cream, and swimming. I stayed home and cleaned and sewed! That doesn't happen very so I totally loved it, and so did they. Sunday night we had a fire and marshmallow roast in our backyard. Our home's previous owners left this fire pit, and we sure love it. Then we accomplished the last thing from our summer bucketlist... we had family movie night on our trampoline. It was the best!

My girls and I hosted an "End of Summer Tea Party." 

They were in charge of helping me with the food and decorations. They did great!
DIY Tea Party Decorations

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Did you guys hear about this? Kelly Pickler showed some serious courage when she shaved her head to support her BFF with cancer. This totally brought me to tears. Read more here.

I can't end my random rambling without a few mentions of my favorite projects I saw from last week!
I thought this Macaron dress was just fabulous!
from Handmade Martini

I also love this flat iron case, made out of a pot holder, and totally want to make one!
from The DIY Dreamer

These DIY Color Blocked curtains rock!!!
from Creatively Living

Congratulations to the winners of my last 2 giveaways!
(they've been notified)
Pick Your Plum $50 Box:  #27, Val Duffy
Oh Deer Charm Pack from Southern Fabric: #100, Elisabetta

Happy Weekend!
What have you been up to?


  1. I JUST voted for your room in the makeover giveaway! <3

  2. How exciting things are at your place at the moment-good luck with everything!

    Best wishes and thanks for having me!
    Natasha in Oz

  3. Thanks so much for hosting, have a super weekend!

  4. Congratulations! I hope you have a great weekend. :)

  5. Thanks so much for hosting! Sounds like you had a great end of summer celebration! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Congratulations! Thanks for the party. :)

  7. That's great they asked you to speak-have fun!!

  8. that picture/saying is so funny. now I have to go read that post. thanks for the party

    rae gun ramblings

  9. Thanks for the feature! Congrats to you on your exciting news. That's awesome!


  10. Thanks for hosting. I hope you have a great weekend.
    Amy @ The Happy Scraps

  11. Thank you so much for hosting!!! Good luck on the room redo. Love the new word;-)

  12. Congratulations! And thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  13. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.
    The Busy Bee's

  14. That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  15. Hi Rach, I'm new here. I just linked up at #123, and I'm so happy I found you. It's funny, but all my life I've wanted to learn to sew. So I'm already a fan. I'm Leslie from

  16. I will definitely vote for you Every Single Day, even if your video is still coming through on my computer without audio.: ( The Silent Movie version is hilarious enough that I'd be insane not to want you to win!

    Congratulations on being invited to speak at The Sewing Summit!

    Nice pics of Family Fun during the Labor Day weekend.: )

    And ermagersh is just the best word ever!! I'm going to start sprinkling it into my everyday conversations and not explain the "history" of it, just to see what sorts of reactions I get!!!


  17. Ermagersh! Thanks for the shout out! Every time I see the goosebumps girl meme I start to wheeze and cry because I'm laughing so much, so I just had to create my own. Just google her next time you want to laugh. ;)

    Good luck in the competition!

  18. Thanks for hosting! Have a great day! :)

    Check out my latest recipe, review & giveaway @ Baking Blissful

  19. OMG I so wish I could come hear you speak! SO fun!! Congrats : )

    Thanks so much for hosting : ) Have a great week!

  20. Ermagersh -- thanks for the shout out on the Macaron! Congrats on speaking at The Sewing Summit. It'll be an awesome time! Attending is on my bucket list, for sure.

  21. ;) Hey Rachel! If you want to use your vote for my's #1! I know I couldn't vote for myself from my own computer! I'd love your support! You are such an inspiration! It'd be fun to be in the top 10 together! :)

  22. COngratulations on the speaking deal at the sewing summit!! That is so exciting for you! Good luck on the room makeover!


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♥Rach H