Monday, February 23, 2015

Sheep Rocker

My friend, Rachel, is expecting a baby in April, and I wanted to surprise her with something fun that she had pinned on her nursery Pinterest board - a Danish rocking sheep

So, naturally I begged Eric to build a similar version. And as always, he far exceeded my expectations. What a guy. He used white oak to create the wooden rocker frame, and I covered it in two wooly bath mats that I found at T.J. Maxx. Not too baaaad for our first sheep. 

I told Eric that every time he makes something special like this for a friend or family member, it's like he's making a gift for me too. I simply love to see the creations that come out of his workshop.

Congrats to the Chrisman family! We hope your "little" makes many happy memories playing on this lovely lamb.

(Hard to believe it's been almost 4 years since Rachel & Mark got married... some of you might remember the dessert tables I created for their reception.)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Volcano Valentine

Serve up a silly, chilly, ice cream volcano dessert that’s erupting with sweet sentiment. Kids and kids-at-heart alike will get a thrill from this pyroclastic pun-on-a-plate.

You can find the directions for this laughable, lava-ble, Valentine's Day dessert at Handmade Charlotte.

Just FYI...allow plenty of time for the ice cream volcanos to freeze completely. I was impatient (imagine that) and had some melting issues. Also, melted volcanoes taste just as delicious as frozen ones.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Project Popcorn

Ugh. We've spent the last 30 days, scraping the popcorn texture off of every ceiling in our house. And when I say "we," I mean Eric. Poor guy. He's my handyman hero.

It's been a messy process, to say the least. But it's finally done. 

Now I get to start the process of repainting every wall in our house. Yippee! I'm hoping to work on one room per month. Check back for some interior updates.