Another two weeks in the books. Sharing some snaps from my iPhone.
We have had a couple of really gorgeous weekends. Not super warm, but nice enough to sit outside and enjoy the sun. When we bought the house we knew the backyard was going to need a lot of work and right now we’re just doing phases. I even hung some lights over the table we have on the patio. Our dinner parties right now are, obviously, just for two people…. but why not make it lovely anyway?
Ever since I started needlepointing, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at finishing. I probably should have attempted a plain pillow first and then tried the needlepoint. But it’s quarantine and I figured I should dive into the deep end. It’s not perfect and there are things I’d do differently if I were doing it again, but I love this little guy so much! This is before I filled it. Cutting into the canvas was the scariest part– there was no going back!
I’ve been working in weird spots around the house. Mike has been working downstairs but he takes a lot of calls and attends a lot of meetings so I stay upstairs mostly so I don’t have to listen to each meeting hah. I was sitting on the floor next to the bed and Hammy was just staring me down. Made me giggle.
It may still be spring according to the calendar, but we’ve been doing a lot of grilling. I love it because it keeps the kitchen clean!
Why is fresh mulch so satisfying????
I made some masks for my friend and her family. She dropped off an ice cream kit in exchange and I thought it was the nicest thing ever.
While my everyday looks have been on the casual side of things. I couldn’t resist getting dressed up one Friday night. It took zero effort to throw the dress on and add some earrings but felt like we were celebrating something special! Even though it was like every other night at home.
A new dutch oven… we’ve already put it to good use and I want to try making a crusty bread in it this weekend. (This is the 5.5 quart in matte white.)
I used some of the hydrangea fabric (from the table runner I chopped up) to make the dogs matching bandanas. Nothing fancy, just cut a square on the diagonal to create to triangles and sewed a hem along all three sides for each. Bam. I also did an IGTV for the masks to show you how simple it is!
Another quick project I did… Scrunchies. Ridiculously easy and there are a few ways to make them. I might to an IGTV about this too because it’s fun and a great beginner project. I’ll probably end up with scrunchies for every outfit by the time this is over.
A sweet snoozing pup.
Coffee is the MVP right now as far as I’m concerned. I love it and it’s also the best way to break up my day…. Mike and I used to wait until 3ish to have a second bout but now we’re pushing it even earlier. Worth it. Love it. Need more of it.