“52 Weeks of Happy” {Week 20}

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I entered the 4H fair and rodeo this weekend. If you have been keeping up with this blog, you know all about my quilt journey! =) I dropped it off on Saturday at 8:00 AM. We then went over to a party in the park where we ate craw-fish and played basketball and horseshoes. At 2:20 in the afternoon, I was expected back at the fair to see if I made the top ten.

Guess what!?

I made top ten! My heart leaped when I saw my name written on the poster board in the huge auditorium. Excitement rushed through my body!

I was then to come back in one hour for interviews. This was my first year to do this, so I had no idea what to expect. {I also had no idea I was going to be interviewed} So, 4:00 o’clock rolled around, and there I was…being interviewed by three judges. They asked me all sorts of questions. How long it took me. Where did you get the idea. Have you used the colors before. etc… {At the end, they told me I should be the fair queen, because I was so beautiful} = )

It was really fun!

That night we were back in the auditorium awaiting results. They called the winners of fourth, third, second, and first.

None were my name. I was disappointed, but found out later I was 5th place! What a victory! Out of 1,600 entries, I WAS 5th!


So there you have it. Perseverance and love for a hobby can take you places.

But that’s not quite the end of my story: The quilt was one place away from going to the live auction, but on Tuesday I picked up my quilt with a note attached saying she would love to buy my quilt.

*Sigh of satisfaction*

“I love quilting!”


We also went to go see a movie this week: “God’s Not Dead”

DUDE! That movie was Awesome! Even if you are not into that sort of thing, this is still a must see. Suspense. Drama. Emotion. Music. Willie and Kori Robertson. Newsboys. Just Greatness.

And of course, what’s a movie theater without Coke* and homemade pretzels?

Glad you asked, I’ll tell you!

“It’s not a movie theater.” that’s what. So naturally, we got the largest Coke you can get and enough straws to go around.

It was a grand time!




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52 Weeks of Happy {Week 19}

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Coraline Peach Collection! We went to Cracker Barrel Yesterday for breakfast, and of course you can’t leave that place without looking around at the merchandise. The store is filled with cute and unique items just waiting for the right person to come along.

I just had to take a picture of these quilts I found in there, because as you can see, the name ‘Coraline’ is very close to my name. I don’t think I will ever stop being surprised to see names similar to mine. It is always strange to see it in public! = )





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Going owl crazy! Owls, owls, owls, who doesn’t love those cute little characters. Found this adorable and beautifully illustrated book in the Cracker Barrel, along with the orange owl jar above. The book is obviously about a little owl who doesn’t like his itchy orange scarf. The wee owl’s mom makes a new one, and it is blue…and he loves it!

Of course, there is stuff after and in between, but I don’t want to spoil the book for you! = ) It IS adorable though, and if you happen to stop by a Cracker Barrel, pick yourself up a copy to read to the kids before bedtime.



Just one more owl picture…I promise! Everywhere you turned in a Cracker Barrel, owls were there, I just couldn’t resist posting just one more picture. The plates were pretty too, so I figured I would share them too!



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