A Birthday Quilt

I finished my first hourglass quilt last night -- just in time to present to baby Greyson at his one-year-old birthday party this morning. If you remember the quilt I made for him last year, you'll notice that racin' Greyson seems to be my theme. His original due date was in September, but he decided to make his grand entrance in June instead. I hadn't even purchased fabric for the newborn … [Read more...]

Meet Milo

Toby has a new little brother. We've decided to call him Milo. So far they get along very well, but not too well. As in, they aren't so excited about each other that they completely ignore us, which is a good thing when it comes to training. Milo is a two-month-old pyredoodle, a cross between a poodle and a a Great Pyrenees. We haven't been to the vet for an official check-up yet, but we … [Read more...]

Adding Floating Shelves to the Master Bathroom

They're finally up! We added floating shelves to the master bathroom, and I am so pleased with the result. We started this project several weeks ago with Home Decorators Collection floating shelves from Home Depot and quickly ran into a problem. I should have taken pictures, but in summary, the brackets were poorly designed so that it was impossible to screw them in place correctly, either to … [Read more...]

$195 Bathroom Refresh

We're not quite ready to call this bathroom made-over, but it is certainly looking fresher than before - all for the low price of $195. We started by tearing out the shower doors and painting over the cream walls with Colingwood, a light gray by Benjamin Moore. That instantly made the room feel fresher/brighter/cleaner. We're still looking for the perfect piece of art to hang above the … [Read more...]

My First Baby Quilt

I recently finished my first baby quilt using the instructions from this post on The Polka Dot Chair for inspiration. It was a lot of fun to make, especially since it came together so quickly. I got this one done in five days, which is a vast improvement over the time it took me to complete my first quilt: two years. Granted, this one is a lot smaller and has a simpler design, but I think it … [Read more...]