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 😉

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?

The Lego Cake and Watercolor Art

Hi guys! It’s currently Monday afternoon and it’s raining. I have a bunch of laundry I need to fold before I take Mavis to her puppy training class in a few hours, but I feel like blogging instead 🙂

I mentioned that I was making a Lego cake in my last post and promised to share how it went, so here it is!

Lego Birthday Cake

The cake was for my cousin’s birthday party, and since there were a little more than 30 people expected to be there, I decided to make another small cake just in case the Lego one wasn’t enough.

I was putting the finishing touches on the second cake at like 5:00 pm and we were leaving for the party at 6:30, so I didn’t have a chance to do a lot with it decoration-wise, but here’s the other cake.

Blue and white birthday cake for boy with rainbow sprinkles and birthday boy candle

The party was great, and it was so sweet to see my cousin check out his cake and just enjoy his evening with family and friends. He gave every single person a hug and said thank you after opening their gift. I have never met a 12-year-old boy that considerate and thankful!

After the busyness of the week, Jimmy and I were able to sleep in until almost 8:00 am on Saturday and it was amazing. We spent the day together and it was just what we needed.

We picked out a gift for my father-in-law’s birthday, bought Lola a new bed (which she promptly peed on about two hours later, lol), used a gift card at Bahama Breeze for lunch, and had Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Afterwards, I worked on a watercoloring project and mowed our neighbors lawn. Thankfully the yellow jackets that stung me last time seemed to be dormant!


I’m excited to show you guys the finished project! Basically, it’s going to be some watercolor art in 8×10 frames I picked up from Target a few weeks ago.

I went back and forth on whether or not I wanted to buy art prints off of Etsy, have pictures printed, or make my own art. I decided to make my own watercolor art because I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted and it was free 😉

I don’t have too much else to report from the weekend, aside from the fact that Mavis is becoming a daddy’s girl!

Cocker Spaniel and guy playing video games

Tell me about your weekend!