April Wrap Up

April Wrap Up

Greetings from sunny Palm Beach, FL! Before I get to my April wrap up, I have to bask in the glory of 80+ degree weather when it’s in the 40’s back in Iowa. I’m on a work trip, and it doesn’t suck! We’re staying at the beautiful and historic resort here in Palm Beach, The Breakers. Here’s a picture of my walk along the hotel’s promenade overlooking the beach. Ahhh… sunshine!

The Breakers - Palm Beach

April was a good month. While the weather has been spotty, we had some nice days to really start to enjoy being outside again. Cabin fever be gone!

One of our favorite things to do in the spring (and the fall) is to light up our fire pit. We let Carter stay up late one night recently to enjoy the fire pit with us. I’m guessing we’re bad parents for letting our son play with fire!


As you know if you’ve been following me for a while, we’re Hawkeyes fans in our house. We took Carter to the spring practice game this year. It was his first football game. It was a perfect day for the game, and because my father in law and step mother in law work part time at the stadium, we got to go down on the field after the game, which Carter thought was pretty cool!


I’ve been a little slow on posting projects lately, but I was really happy to finally get an update on our (mostly) diy kitchen project.

diy kitchen before and after

I posted on two craft kit projects I did this month including a personalized cutting boards using a wood burning tool as well as another metal stamping project sing pennies to make a special dates key chain with pennies.

Wood Burned Cutting Board - Cheese in other languages

Hand Stamped Penny Keychain

Easter fell a little bit late this year. I didn’t do much for preparation or seasonal projects, but I did make these birds nest cookie treats for all the kids to enjoy after Easter dinner.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Birds Nests

Finally, I did a round up of some of my favorite past projects that are perfect for DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

Personalized Mother's Day Gifts

I’m looking forward to kicking off May with a weekend in Palm Beach and then several busy weeks filled with charity events, graduations, and the start of spring baseball. Don’t worry, I squeeze in a few new DIY projects!


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