A few days after we found out we were moving, Lemi Shine contacted me about hosting a house party and offering my party guests awesome freebies.
I am always on board with all things Lemi Shine, so of course I agreed.
Once we were settled into our new house, we got the date worked out, and I invited local bloggers to come craft at my house.
I promised goody bags, cupcakes, and crafting.
I nailed two out of three.
I sent everyone home with boxes of homemade cupcakes:
I am not an awesome hostess. I emailed everyone the day before they were to come over, telling them that while they were at my house, they would probably tell me that they were dying of thirst and should probably bring their own toilet paper. It turns out that I remembered to provide T.P. and drinks afterall, and I even whipped out some fancy paper straws by DimeStoreBuddy.
Unfortunately, I forgot all about the "crafting" part of my promise when I realized we had been sitting in my kitchen for three hours chatting about crafting.
Craft night FAIL.
I did end up digging out a little bit of my fabric collection and taught the girls how to make Frayed Blooms.
(And sent them each home with one clipped to a Lemi Shine reusable tote bag.)
They also got some samples that will change their lives.
Some girls had to leave early, and one girl was under the weather and couldn't make it.
(Hope you're feeling better, Kyla!)
Me and Kara-Noel.
Me and Mandy.
It wasn't the most creative evening, but it was the first time I had anyone over to the new house, and I met half of them for the first time that night. Having just a few hours to connect in-person with the bloggers that I connect with via Twitter and blogging was truly fabulous.
I am so thankful to call these women my friends.
I'm even more thankful that they taste-tested all of my sweets.
The recipe for Crazy Yummy Cookies can be found here.
Easy peasy recipes below...
Reese's Pieces Cupcakes (I used chocolate icing):
Thank you, Lemi Shine for continuing to be awesome and for spreading the joy whenever you can.
And thank you, friends, for coming over and hardly crafting.
There will be Lemi Shine giveaways at almost all of the craft night attendees' blogs, so be sure to scroll up, click on their names, and follow them to keep up with their loveliness!