Friday, July 4, 2014

happy 4th! {projects}

We are soon headed to the lake for some fun with friends (in 75-degree-high temps on July 4...what in the world?!), but here's a little crafty project I finished a few weeks ago in a rage of productivity.

I wouldn't call myself a super crafty person, but this project was super easy so I'm sharing the pic to prove that anyone can do it. I was completely done in about 45 minutes of work, and that includes mixing paint to get a navy color (let me save you some trouble...teal and black) and cleaning out my paintbrushes.

Why did I love this project? No forethought required. We had pallets. We had paint. We had brushes. Boom. I tend to overthink craft projects, which is why I never get them done. Not this puppy!

And I love the way it turned out!


I'm also working on a project that will fill the hole in my hanging door...


And putting together a Care Package for Sweet C! Too much pink?


I'm not really a girly-girl; I just have trouble saying no to the pink...and why is there not more purple in stores? Also, my friend made the "Lil Miss Lotz" onesie. LOVE IT! Can't decide if I should send it or take it with me when I travel. I'm afraid it might get lost if I send it now, and I want a picture of her in it.

We are also sending stuff for her beautiful foster mom along with some other little extras for C. And I'm going to make her a board book featuring our pictures and labels in Lingala. It all must fit into a gallon-sized ziplock bag, sooo....some of this will not actually be sent this time.

Plenty going on around here, but it's time for some fun today! Enjoy the holiday and be safe!