Currently in Project-ville

There may be some truth to that nesting thing. There is probably a lot of truth to it. I think my sudden urge to buy a hand vacuum may have stemmed from that. Note: I did buy a hand vac and it is awesome. I wish my cats would let me vacuum them.
I am not usually great at doing Pinterest projects, or getting started on any projects, but Greg has been out-Pinteresting me like crazy, so I had to do something.

My Project:
We don't have a nursery, yet, because we live in a one-bedroom apartment but I hope to one day. Baby girl will need her own room at some point! I saw these really cute under the sea themed nursery pics on Pinterest, and wanted to do something similar for her. I really liked the wood panels idea, so I combined the sea life and wood pieces by doing some paintings. I wanted her to have something colorful and fun, even if we have nowhere to hang them just yet!


Greg's Projects:
Greg has really been outdoing me in project land, and his woodworking was actually what made me want to make something. He's been doing amazing stuff, especially for working out of a tiny space in part of our shared garage.

American flag:
This is the project that started them all, and I really love how it came out.

Deer wall art:
He made this for a family member who enjoys hunting and the outdoors.

Patriots logo:
One of his best friends is a big Patriots fan, so this is a surprise gift.

This was a fun project he made from scrap wood. I contributed the screaming pumpkin face.

I love all this stuff, and I have no idea how he does it. I hope he has a bigger area to do it in one day, so he won't be limited by size.

Our project:
We have been collecting lots and lots of props for baby's newborn photos. Our photographer suggested wands for the Harry Potter themed photo we want (duh, we have to dress her in Harry Potter outfits as soon as possible), so we found an easy tutorial on how to make our own.
We each made one - Greg's is on the left and mine is on the right. It has to be the first time I've used hot glue in many years.

I started to make headbands, too, but then I realized the truth of this and ordered some from Etsy.
We were both off for a while and had extra time - we are not usually this productive! To be fair, he was way more productive than me. I am still off and getting ready for baby, while he is back at work for now.

Have you done any fun projects, lately?
Do you know of any easy projects to do that are cute and/or cheap?


  1. Hahahaha I considered the headband thing too and realized it costs way more to make than purchase as well!! Love your inspiration pictures and that flag is so awesome!!!! I am hardcore nesting over here as well. I was literally looking up a DIY right before I came to your blog.

  2. That deer is incredible - what a talent he has! I hope you find a place soon so your little baby girl can have her own space. I love the idea of the Harry Potter themed newborn photos - I haven't seen any others before.

    Steph -

    1. I hope she gets her own space, too! We are definitely getting crowded in here. I really hope the Harry Potter newborn photos turn out well.

  3. Those Harry Potter wands are AMAZING!!! Love them. So fun that you're hand-making everything. Really makes it special.

    1. I am not usually very crafty, but I love that there will be things in her photos and for her that we handmade.

  4. Oh fun! I love your wall art, I love mermaids! :) That's awesome that he has such good woodworking skills! :) KC aspires to have handy building and wood working skills someday. :) Those HP wands are AWESOME!! I saw a few HP announcements for babies and I love it. :) I have mostly only been doing my project life mini album - it's just travel stuff. I guess I'm also doing some Halloween costume prep that has been fun. :) Nothing too crazy recently. Mostly been doing A LOT of cooking and reading, which I don't always have time for, so I am soaking that up! :) XO - Alexandra

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  5. So talented!! I love all the wood things your hubby has made. That is really impressive.
    You're doing a Harry Potter baby shoot? I"M DYING & CANT WAIT!!!

  6. my hand vac is the best thing ever, especially with cat hair.... just not on the cats. i have tried, they were not impressed.
    i am 0% creative and could not make any of these things. love the wands, your wall art is gorgeous, and Greg is insanely talented!!!

  7. STOP. I freaking love the woodland inspiration AND the stuff your husband did! That's SO AWESOME. And your mermaid/sea life inspiration and ADORABLE for a little girl! So pretty!
    Did someone paint that deer picture in your title picture? I LOVE that! Those wands are perfection!

  8. You are both so artistic!
    LOOOOOVE that you're doing a HP shoot, I can't WAIT to see the photos!!!