It’s been a minute or two since I last had enough time to put together an actual blog post (gasp). Not that my weekly posts are fake but…they’re a one-sided portrayal of my life. Not that this blog will ever be an accurate depiction of my daily life but you know what I mean.
So exactly what have I been up to during my unplanned blog vacation? Oh just a little of everything. We can start with this weekend when my roommate dyed my hair and it came out beautiful. The color is gorgeous and perfect for the start of fall. I also cut 2 inches off my hair (yes, I did it myself) but you’d never notice.
If you were concerned that maybe my dogs are not cute anymore, you would be wrong. This is Mocha waiting outside Erika’s door for Jackson to come out and play for 5 seconds before they went back to ignoring each other. In a strange plot twist, Mocha’s gotten camera shy as of late and runs away when you try to take pictures of him. I was surprised he didn’t bolt when I took this one.
This weekend wasn’t all hair dye and puppy dogs though. I did quite a few projects and unfortunately didn’t manage to properly finish a single one.
I had concord grapes in this week’s CSA basket and thought they’d be perfect for jam. Having done berry jams successfully before I figured I would pick out a recipe for the grapes and all would be well. I picked one from a book on canning because I have trust issues when it comes to preserving. But it wasn’t meant to be – I cooked it too long and when I left it in the jars to cool the whole thing turned to rock. Sigh.
Maybe I should have taken a hint and put my crafts aside for the day but I wanted to make a fall wreath for our door so I got out the burlap I got last year when all the fall decor went on sale and…2 rolls were not quite enough. How annoying is that?
But I shamelessly hung the unfinished wreath on the door anyway because I knew if I packed it away I wouldn’t ever finish it. #RealTalk
And so I’m crossing my fingers that Monday isn’t a sneak peek at what the rest of this month will look like. At any rate I figured it was only fair to show you that not every project comes out perfect the first time through. Pretty sure there’s a life lesson in that if you feel like digging it out. In any case, Happy September!