Monday, September 10, 2012

Oh, have so many great ideas!

So, aside from being a photographer, I actually do have a personal life with some free time here and there.  And one of my favorite things to do in my free time is to complete little projects around the house.  Sometimes it's painting a room or redecorating.  Sometimes it's just getting caught up on laundry and dishes.  And sometimes it's creating something special for my daughter, Olivia.  My most recent project was exactly that.  I recruited my mom to help me in building a play kitchen for Olivia's 2nd birthday coming up next month.  I had browsed Pinterest and had seen a ton of really adorable little DIY kitchen' in particular even had the building plans so that you could make your own.  So make our own, we did!!  We went to Lowe's for some lumber and we worked until 4am one Saturday night putting it all together.  (My mom is awesome to stay up that late with me!)  We make a really good team when it comes to handy projects.  Then I spent the next several days getting it all painted and putting on the finishing touches.  I even sewed the little skirt for the sink cabinet myself!!  (I finally own a sewing machine!)  I know Olivia is probably still a bit young to really enjoy it fully, but she does already play with it and I think she is going to enjoy it for years to come!  Look how cute she looks standing next to it!!  :)

Update:  Just added burners to her stove to finish it off and it looks great!!  :)