December 17, 2010

Handmade Christmas Ornament

I found a tutorial for this adorable half-eaten gingerbread man ornament on elsie marley's blog. He was super easy to make and I think I may try to make more handmade ornaments next Christmas. As for this little guy, he's headed to the MOMS Club ornament exchange tonight. Hopefully he'll add a touch of whimsy to someone's family tree!

December 9, 2010

My First Woodworking Project

Sweet Little Ava Marie turned one year old recently. Her mama said she needed some book storage, and being the book junkie that I am, I loved the idea. I looked around at lots of stores, but all I could find was cheap particle board stuff. I wanted something cute and durable, and I found what I wanted on Ana White's site.

I followed Ana's easy cutting and assembly plans and the final product came out better than I could have dreamed! And best of all, I didn't cut off any of my fingers in the process!

Here they are hanging in Miss Ava Marie's playroom.

So cute! I hope she turns into a little bookworm, too!

March 12, 2010

Glimpses of Home

I love these windows. They let so much beautiful sunlight into our living room. Just a few days ago, it got warm enough outside that we could open the windows. Guess who couldn't resist standing there and gazing at our front yard for what seemed like forever?

I also love this couch. It is my roost. I think its days are numbered because the cushions have lost their "cush", but it has served me well over the past couple of years. Oh, and see that box next to my roost? That's Wyatt's roost. He likes to climb into the very back of it and hide out. I wouldn't dream of throwing it out because it clashes with my decor; that ugly old cardboard box will stay there as long as my boy wants.

Today I'm participating in Glimpses of Home at Chatting at the Sky. If you've never checked out this blog, go there now! The photography and writing are top notch, and Emily, the blogger, makes you feel like she is speaking directly to you with each word.