March 12, 2021

Friday Night Photos

I was worried I wasn't going to be able to post today. Our electricity went out (I think it was due to high winds) and my phone battery was only at 10%. Thankfully, the power was restored in time for me to get a post done. My Friday Night Photos post!

I don't have many pictures from this week, though. I spent a lot of time in the garage working on some projects, which made me happy. I even got to open up the doors today because the weather was a little warmer.

Duck's been cuddling up against my neck and shoulder again in the mornings. He used to sleep on my head, and I miss that! But he's gotten huge (he weighs the most out of all four cats) and there is no way he could fit on my head. I love having him cuddle up with me--although he's hard to see in this photo!

The canvas frame I was working on for my dad is finally finished! It took much longer than anticipated, but I'm glad I didn't screw it up. I'd never made a frame before.

I decided to knock something off of my 40 Goals by 40 Years Old list and plant a couple of things. I hate gardening but I thought it would be fun to try to grow a vegetable or herb this year. I couldn't decide between peppers or basil, so I bought both. I planted them in these little pots and then I'm supposed to transfer them outside later on. We'll see if they work out. I would love to get some peppers!

I saw this bumper sticker the other day and it's my most favorite bumper sticker I've ever seen. Bonus points for being on a minivan. 

This thing is actually quite hideous--now I know why the yellow color was on clearance in Lowe's--but I don't want to repaint it. What is it, you ask? It's a "stuffed animal zoo" for Luke and Riley. They can keep their stuffed animals in there (if you google it, you'll see tons of pictures of them). Becky asked me to make one for them. All I have left to do is paint their names on it.

I bought The Oregon Trail board game and Jerry and I played it. I loved that computer game SO much. This was a fun game--I don't like it as much as Ticket to Ride (our current favorite) but it was a little nostalgic.

Finally, here is a project I've been working on for the longest time. I wanted an ottoman, so I build a little base out of wood and painted it. Then I just wanted to make a cushion for the top. I put it off for the longest time and I finally made one. (Yes, it looks a bit ridiculous being so poofy--but that's what I wanted!)

This one is kind of unique because of the way I connected it to the base. I made four little wings that come off of the bottom of the pillow and each end has a buttonhole. I put a dowel in the center underneath the top of the base (see second photo), and the buttonholes slide over it to hold the cushion on without it being there permanently. (The base can be used as a little table or something if needed)

And that's all she wrote! Have a great weekend :) 


  1. Congrats on getting all those projects done! Your ottoman solution is really clever and I love the fabric. 🦊

  2. I love the bumper sticker! I've seen it on a 12 passenger van and thought the same thing!
    I know exactly what the 'zoo' is, as we made one out of pvc pipe a few years ago and it's still in my basement.
    Love the stool, it's adorable!

  3. Love the bumper sticker and the zoo! And wow that method of putting the cushion on the ottoman, inventive. You continue to amaze me.

  4. Love the ottoman! So creative :) Try growing lavender! It's one of my favorite things to have in the backyard because we dry it and create our own sachets to put in the closet or to have nearby when we're taking a bath for the calming effects!

  5. All your projects are so cool! The stuffed animal zoo is genius! We just donated 4 bags of stuffed animals and we're still drowning in them!

  6. I bought some herb seeds that we will plant a little later and hope the deer & rabbits don't like them. We have a very small area that we can grow stuff that they haven't discovered, so I started tomato seeds under a grow light. I spent a long time, again, transplanting them into bigger pots. I just counted them. 118 plants! Woops, we have a tiny area! And planted two packs of peppers and hardly any germinated.

  7. What a cute little ottoman! I love the creative way you attached it!


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