I've been cooped up for too long!! Feeling like I am going bat sh*t crazy some days! But, my wonderful friend Kelly had an idea for us to try! Hammer & Stain in Belgrade, Montana.
The first thing that I liked was that we had a private party at their location, so at least I knew whose germs I would most likely get....And I don't mind their germs lol! The owner was very kind and ushered us straight over to the hand sanitizer (however, I brought my own - because - you know - I don't want to touch anyone elses).
You can bring your own food and wine! The owner even had glasses for us to use! I brought a small charcuterie box to share and Kelly had all sorts of wonderful things. I felt a little bad about removing my mask to eat, but my need out weighted my nerves.
I have tried painting signs using stencils before and on my own. What a disaster! For example, I made this one.
That really doesn't look so bad, but take a closer look :)
I won't be gifting this sign anytime soon! That was what I loved about Hammer & Stain. We received wonderful instructions on how to apply the paint correctly and turn out beautiful signs!
The other thing that was very appealing to one of the younger women in our party - Power Tools!! There is a whole rack of them to chose from. Again, with wonderful instruction on how to use them.
The decor was creative and fun, the instruction very helpful, and the company just couldn't be beat! Take a look at the gallery to see how our afternoon was spent. I would highly recommend attending a class or booking a private party - or if you are not in my neck of the woods - finding a similar business. So enjoyable!! I just love having my self made flag on my front porch!!
Have you ever made a recipe that just hit all of the sweet spots? This is one of them! It is healthy (spinach). It is decadent (cream). It is earthy (pesto). It is comfort (macaroni). It is international (cheese). It is versatile. It is easy. It is polished.
I can't wait to hear what you think!
That would be my superhero name! The Procrastinator!!! I don't miss deadlines or anything like that, but I do put stuff off until the last minute and then work really hard so that I was procrastinating still gets done well.
I will confess that sometimes when you procrastinate, the job that you are procrastinating goes away. It is REALLY great when that happens :)
I've been procrastinating moving my Etsy shop to my website for 5 months because I knew I was going to have to learn so much and it was going to be so hard and I would have to pay for it and on and on and on.
Then the window cleaners came and I hid out in my office and it was time.... And I learned and it took a little time, but I might save money on Etsy fees and this new setting up shop skill of mine might come in really handy one day. What do you think of my shopping page?
I'm very excited to have it all set up right here so that I can go back to blogging about my favorite things. Recipes, fun places to visit, and the people I love the most! See you soon!
Well, no matter where you stand on the mask issue, I can say this....I can't stop selling them, so I can't quit making them. I love to try new fabric designs and may soon even design my own fabric!!
The other day I learned that some schools in out country were going back to 5 day school weeks this fall with a mask requirement. I immediately started sewing children's masks for the first time. What do you think?
If you are interested, these plus lots more are available here. They will soon be available right here on this website, but man, I've got a new little learning curve to tackle first!
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.