Skip to main content

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things - My Own Creations

I love creating! 
So much. 

It is a passion for me and I love seeing little things I have made scattered around my apartment (and Bill's).  This post is a collection of some of my favorite things I have created or re-finished to make my own.  I love them all so much :)  Let me know what you think!!  I encourage commenting.


This clock hangs on the wall in our bathroom and everytime I see it I smile.  It turned out great and works perfectly.  Bill's dad helped me finish this project after I had painted and placed the buttons, and just remembering his patience and help makes me feel loved.



This is my bedside table.  Bill's aunt was getting rid of it and had used it all through college, and when she offered it to me I gladly took on the project!  We went to Bill's parents and borrowed their sander, after picking up this wonderful orange color in the OOPs section at Home Depot...  We spent an afternoon bent over this painting it and sanding it, but at the end of the day, I was so glad we did it.  I love the color and finished project!


Crocheting used to be a serious passion for me.  I want to pick it back up soon, but have not found the time to make it a priority lately.  However, a few years ago I made this purse for my baby sister and I LOVE how it turned out.  The colors and stiches all became exactly as I wanted them to be and I know she loved it so much.  I hope she still carries it around!


While this picture is a little blurry, you get the general idea!  This tray has been blogged before, and my love for it has not changed.  Everytime I transport food using it, I smile.  It is covered in pictures of foods and drinks that I love, and this tray is like a visual treat for me.  I am SO glad I made it :)


What projects have you done over the last year or two? 

What little items in your home make you smile?

Comments

  1. My current obsession is our bedroom furniture. First I found end tables, matching for $40. Spray painted them black, next found an bedframe that was inexpensive but needed some TLC. Painted it black, then my dad helped make new support rails as the ones we got were damaged. I smile every time I look at my bed because I love it so much! Next was the TV stand, again second hand. That was already black though. I am currently, and have been for months, on the hunt for dressers to re-finish. Only need two dressers and a bookshelf to finish the room!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mimi, thanks for sharing that! Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded by projects that come together :) I am So glad I am not alone in this. I hope you find those dresses and a bookshelf and complete that room! Good luck :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

In the Nursery: Whole Hearted Parenting Manifesto

I recently finished a book by Brene Brown titled, DaringGreatly .  It really moved me, and I am definitely still processing it. At the beginning of the book I wasn’t resonating deeply with the topic of vulnerability, as most people will tell you I am an “open book”.  I will answer most questions without holding back and love to deep dive into good conversation.  However, what I came to realize through her many examples is that we all wrestle with vulnerability, guilt and shame throughout this book even if is more momentary than constant.  I gleaned SO MUCH from this book that I did not anticipate, and I thought I would share this Parenting Manifesto that she put right at the end of the book.  I am printing it and framing it for our nursery, as I think it communicates some deep parts of my heart cry for parenting my kiddos well. I hope this resonates with someone else as much as it did with me.   I needed these words to remind me that parenting is not a checklist,

A Penny For Your Thoughts - On Insecurity and Looking Back

23 Years Old and so Insecure - 10 Years Ago I have felt compelled to write about something lately, and been shying away from it, which is not my typical style.  As I look back over my life, I have recently realized that I finally feel like "enough".  I know my worth is in the Lord and I know I am beautiful and worth people's time, but that has not always been my story.  Far too often from the ages of 12 to 30, I defined my worth by whether someone was interested in dating me or not and after I got married, whether people "liked me" and wanted to be my friend or to hire me.  Was I pretty enough?  Interesting enough? Worth someone's time?  Talented enough?  Smart enough? etc... Recently, as pictures pop up in my Timehop (an app that shows pictures taken the same day as far back as it can reach through social media and the camera roll on my phone), I distinctly remember feeling like I was either fat or unattractive in most pictures.  I remember being

At the Library - May through September 2019 Reading

We had another baby in May (SO much more on that later) and blogging has obviously taken a back seat, but I am still reading for pleasure and have managed, in my sons first four months of life, to complete these 8 books!  Y'all, I remember a time when even completing 2 books a year would have sincerely sounded daunting, much less with a newborn.  If you want to read more, you can find the time!  Take stock of your days and see where you are wasting hours.  For some of these, I listened to the audio book while I was pumping or watering the garden.   Rather than give you an individual breakdown of each of these books, I just want to report I found them all incredibly enjoyable.  A total cross section of a food memoir to a psychology deep dive to nature centric novels, I would recommend them all in different capacities.   We have fallen a bit behind on our Bible reading, but we WILL finish by the end of the year. You do not make it to September