I've been seeing 'Summer Bucket List' all over the internet for awhile and decided to give it a try. I'm hoping this will motive me to be a little more adventurous with Jake and not just do the same ole same ole. So far, we've only accomplished making ice cream and go to the pool, but we're planning to knock a few big ones off the list over the next few weeks. What are you planning this summer?
I have a small bucket list of things I want to accomplish this summer too...
Learn to sew
Read, Read, Read
Organize our closets and cabinets
Get my haircut (It's been over 2 years, yikes!)
Paint the bonus room
Hopefully I can get motivated and start checking activities off our lists!
Over the weekend I finished up a little DIY doormat project, and I think it turned out great!
(do you see a little face peeping through the window?)
It started with a trip to ikea where I picked up a plan ole boring doormat. I knew I could paint something on it, I've seen similar projects all over Pinterest. I wanted to do our monogram, but it took be a little time to figure out how I was going to do it. I ended up printing out our monogram, cutting it out, and tracing it onto the doormat. Lastly, I grabbed some black indoor/outdoor paint we already had and filled in the outline. I'm happy with my $15 custom doormat and upping the curb appeal a little.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
PS - Excuse the blog appearance as I do a little updating.
I'm ready for spring. I bought everything to make an Easter egg wreath a year ago. I finally made the wreath and I'm happy with how it turned out. I had some leftovers, so I got extra crafty and made an Easter egg garland.
The hubs is doing a great job on the built-ins. I can't wait to start filling the shelves!
Two weeks ago half the household got the stomach bug! I didn't get the stomach bug, but did get a nasty cold. That's why I fell off the blogging bandwagon.
We barely recovered and were off to the mountains with friends. It was a good time. It snowed 11+ inches where we were staying at the top of the mountain.
We got back from the mountains and had some play dates. Lunch at the State Farmers Market Restaurant and Marbles. Jake just wanted to drive drive drive the fire truck (it was really an ambulance). We've been taking advantage of the warm weather and playing outside as much as possible.
And last...the Hubs has started our built-ins! They are going in the 'formal living room', which we are turning into a study/library/dan room. I'll have more details in the coming weeks!
I do love a good bow tie! The men in my life don't generally have a good excuse to wear one, but the littlest of the men may get the chance to wear one this summer. Loving all the bow ties in etsy shop the little gentleman's closet.
I don't decorate for every holiday, but Valentine's Day is one of the holidays I do enjoy putting some decorations up. I don't know why, maybe it's being able to be a little more girly (I'm not normally too girly when it comes to decorating). Maybe it's because I have special people in my life that I love dearly. Anyway, here are a few snippets of the simple decorations.
My sister moved into her first post-college place a few months ago and she's been gradually making it feel like a home. It being her first place, means a tight budget and some DIY projects. She commissioned her brother-in-law (aka the hubs) and me to make her a headboard and we finished it this weekend!
The hubs created the design and cut the wood...
And I upholstered it, with a little help from my sister...
I thought it turned out pretty good for it being my first headboard. Let's just say the sister better enjoy it!
It still needs to be transported to my sister's place and I'll get a few pictures of it installed. So, stayed tuned for more pics.