I’m Impressed

I have to say, I am quite impressed with Jimmy’s hair braiding skills! We were waiting to see if any kids would come to our Bible school class at church on Sunday morning, and I asked him to braid my hair while we waited. Totally normal, right? πŸ˜‰

Simple braid in blonde hair

I told him that I want him to learn how to do french and fishtail braids next!

Since I’m on the topic of impressive things, I’m just going to keep going! Here’s what else has been impressive in my life recently.

Brown and white parti colored cocker spaniel puppy kissing girl

Mavis has been letting me hold her and pick her up more and more! After she was attacked, I thought she was always going to growl and yelp when being held. It has definitely taken a lot of patience to help her become comfortable and even learn toΒ enjoy touch again, but it has been worth the wait.

Outer Banks

My parents went to the Outer Banks and ran a 5k in 30 minutes! Plus, I think their selfie skills are pretty impressive πŸ˜‰

Cocker spaniel puppy, chocolate lab, and black lab sitting together

I was able to get these three chickas to sit together and look at the camera for a picture!

Malcolm and Jimmy took a nap together. Malcolm is usually running around like a wild man, so it definitely surprised us that he sat still long enough to snuggle with his papa!

Jimmy and I were able to get our Christmas pictures and cards ordered. I found a Groupon for portraits at JCPenny, and another for Christmas cards, so I got that all taken care of! Does anyone else love Groupon?

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is just beautiful. I’m continually impressed by the views of the city every. single. day.

Petco Positive Dog Training Puppy II Class

Last but not least, I’m impressed with Mavis’ obedience! She is doing great in her puppy classes. The trainer has us doing some of our work in the aisles for extra distractions. I even have some footage of her in action near the end of my most recent vlog and on Instagram.

What has impressed you lately?

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Recent Projects

I promised I’d share some recent projects Jimmy and I have been working on, so here they are!

Project #1 is art for our living room.

When we painted our living room last year, we took everything off the walls and pretty much left them bare for the past year. It finally bugged me enough that I looked for some art to frame, but couldn’t find what I wanted, so I painted my own watercolor art.

WatercoloringBlue and gray hexagon geometrical watercolor art framed

I’m happy with how that little project came out! The only thing I would change would be to have bought 11×14 inch frames instead of 8×10. I think it seems a little bare because there isn’t much else on the wall near it. I’ll probably fill in more decor… in like two years πŸ˜‰

Project #2 is decor for our bedroom.

Yeah, I’m still working on our master bedroom overhaul. For this project, I bought a mirror, picture ledge, hanging basket (which now holds dog treats to bribe Mavis into her crate when we leave), and two teal throw pillows.

Industrial gallery wall with galvanized mirror, wooden picture ledge, wire basket, and blue and gray accentsBlack cat on white bed

I like the decor we added to our bedroom, but I definitely want to add more. Maybe a few more pillows (Sorry, Jimmy! He’s so sick of moving pillows off the bed every night, haha) and either a bench at the foot of the bed or a little accent chair near the mirror/shelf/basket. We’ll see!

Have you worked on any projects lately?