I'm not being sassy, I'm being truthful.
We were very lucky here in West Philly (at least my block) because we didn't experience any power outages, not fallen trees, no flooding. Just a few scattered branches and a lot of heavy rainfall.
We were lucky.
One block north of our street, there was a tree that had snapped in half and totally smashed a parked car. It looked so bizarre.
Here's what I'm really trying to say:
In the midst of people scurrying around to round up a weeks worth of supplies for possible power outages, we were buying lumber our local Lowe's to build a DIY farmhouse table that I've been eyeing on Pintrest.
Let me tell you. It's the bomb. So beautiful. You should build one too!
Here are the pics.
|He's not stressed, just working it all out in his mind.|
|Conditioning the top boards - pre staining|
|TA-DA! Ain't she a beauty?|
|Bad pic. I was trying to show the distressing I did.|
|The Carpenters - Karen and Richard were "no shows" :)|
|Great job, fellas|
So there it is. Our Hurricane Irene project. Here a tutorial if you're interested. Discovered via Pintrest.
Check out my friend Natalie's blog post about what she's done/been inspired by on Pintrest.
Oh, before I forget...I conjured up a sweet little gift for my niece Caroline, whom I haven't met yet, but will be seeing very soon!!
|Soon-to-be stuffed, felt hearts!|
|They spell out her name, Caroline, beginning and ending with embroidered hearts|
|Eventually, they will be in a jar like this|
That's all I've got for now. But I will say that I am seeing four of my nephews soon too! One just had his third birthday. There will be more gifts. I am the distant aunt, so I must bring gifts!!!