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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?

painting · pregnancy

22 Weeks: Bumpdates

I have this week off and so I have been alternating between being productive and napping on the couch with my cats. Gotta enjoy it, because it looks like it’s back to work next week.

I feel lots more movement the past couple weeks. Yesterday, she was really thumping while I was watching a movie.

She’s getting up there in size:

I got some new symptoms, which is always fun. Last Friday, I got my usual tacos and had intense heartburn. Apparently, it’s almost impossible to not get heartburn while pregnant. I rarely get it usually, so that was a surprise. Luckily, it has just been one night so far *knock on wood,* so hopefully it’s an occasional thing.

Twice this week I’ve gone for a walk and then came back, showered, and ate lunch, and then got an upset stomach. I’m still not sure if it’s related to the walking or something I ate. I had almond butter and peanut butter today, so maybe the oils in those caused it, but I’m going to take a break on the walking and see if that helps. It’s also heating up outside so it makes it a little bit intense.


Target has the cutest kids stuff right now. They make it really hard not to buy things.

I was thinking about these little cubby things:

We are going to need either a dresser for the baby stuff or a cubby organizer, and they have the cutest bins. These might be good for organizing baby things. We also have very limited space in our one-bedroom apartment.

I had one of these again today, and I haven’t gotten tired of them yet. I get a Wawa sub with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, avocado, and mustard on a wheat roll. They’re ridiculously good.

I finished a painting for a friend today. He’s been helping scoop my cat litter every few days while Greg is gone, and has been generally a tremendous help all around, so I painted his dog for him.

Hope you’re having a wonderful week!