{whatever craft weekend} part 1

Do you remember when I said I would tell you the story about the time an Instagram friend whom I had never met in real life invited me to be her guest at Whatever Craft Weekend in the middle of nowhere Kansas?!

here it is…

One evening in the middle of February I got a text from my Instagram friend Erin (some of you may know her as @tweetpotatopie).

It wasn’t completely out of the blue because we had traded a few texts prior to that, but this one said, “Call me as soon as you can!”

It was somewhere around Reece and Lorelai’s bedtime and my phone battery was about to die, so I asked if I could call her in the morning.

She said that she would text me the next day if she still needed me.

The next day rolls around and sometime in the afternoon I receive another text to call her. She also tells me that it will be well worth it!

I was intrigued and called her right away.

We chatted briefly. It was so fun to put a voice to a face that I had seen for months on my phone!

Then, she asked if I knew about Whatever Craft Weekend.


She said her “number” was picked and she wanted to know if I would like to go with her!


I was in complete and total shock.

I was in tears. I couldn’t stop shaking, smiling, and crying.


Of course, I had to run it by Ryan, but it was pretty much set in stone.

My name had been on the list for over a year and was resigned to the fact that if I ever got very, very lucky I MIGHT get to go.

Man, did I get lucky!

3 months later…


There we were…two Instagram friends who had never met in real life picking at the barn at Whatever Craft Weekend in the middle of nowhere Kansas!

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I’m starting in the middle of the weekend because it was easiest to start with the photos from the barn.

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I could have snapped photos there all day.

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In fact, this is just a small sampling of the photos I took that day from my Nikon.

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Rows and rows of rusty metal and worn wood.

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Some of my very favorite photos were taken with my iPhone, but I will save all of those for a post of their own.

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It would have been dangerous if I had been able to bring back more.

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Erin and Megan drove down in Erin’s suburban and they filled it up!

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Isn’t it beautiful?

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I’ll be back soon with more about the rest of the weekend…until then, you can read Meg’s post about it.

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Oh, and Erin, she is just awesome. I’m glad to now call her more than just my Instagram friend. She is a blessing.

home is…making new friends.

2 thoughts on “{whatever craft weekend} part 1

  1. kathy says:

    Can’t wait to see what you have done with what you could get home somehow! All those treasures to choose from… not to mention the one that chose you: Erin!

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