Maryland Cornhole and River Tubing Adventure!


Ian and I decided to throw a unique graduation party that included river tubing. After the tubing adventure we planned a cookout and what better party game is there than cornhole?

We decided to buy the boards (I know lame) due to our short time frame to complete them (4 days).


The finished product!

(picture taken during golden hour)     IMG_1063IMG_1064Step 1: spray paint primer.

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We did two coats of acrylic paint for most and three coats for the yellow.


Step 3: find unique ways to pain in difficult spots.


Step 4: take picture of board before semigloss.

We did about 4 coats of semigloss.IMG_1227

Step 5: take picture of boards outside with semigloss.

Now onto our tubing adventure at the Patapsco State Park!

Step 1: Blow up 16 tubes in various ways. (not shown)  IMG_1147IMG_1194

Step 2: Take pictures with river tubes.


Step 3: load up the 75 inch swan and all tubes in the CRV.


The famous ducky and seahorse.

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Step 4: have a blast and take pictures on the water!

At the conclusion of our party we were pretty proud of our cornholes and the success of river tubing (with the exception of some cuts and bruises).

Thanks to everyone who came out and made it special, we love you all!


Where to Begin?


As I finished my first blog post, I mulled over what the second post would be about. Everyday I create a list to plan, organize, and accomplish necessary tasks. For me this is the perfect place to begin making my twenties count. I needed inspiration and coincidentally the book I was reading at the time provided that.

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Swank is a mystery novel about Rose Gardner. “Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true.” I’d like to make a list of things to accomplish before my twenties are over but, I don’t want to get too ahead of myself. So without further adieu here is my…

Summer 2014 List:

    1. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
    2. Finish three major crafts (world map, cornhole boards, vertical cork board)
    3. Niagara Falls
    4. Finish a book a month (May, June, July, August, September)
    5. Tubing adventure
    6. Summer boat ride
    7. Donate old clothes (In doing so we cleaned Ian’s whole room and found a long lost, expensive item!)
    8. Make money/Save money
    9. Go to the beach – build a sandcastle/be buried in sand
    10. Fly a kite
    11. Deep Creek Lake
    12. Sunflower field in Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD
    13. Go Fishing
    14. Outdoor movie theater

Link to book synopsis: