Yes, you're looking at an old nursery glider. They come on Craiglist for very cheap! But as I told my Facebook friends, don't get excited that this means there's a baby on the way. I've had this thing on the porch for years, and it's too dirty to ever bring indoors again really. I simply took some outdoor fabric I got at JoAnn's, traced the old fabric pieces, and sewed them up (rather quickly) making this a fast project with nice results! Dan helped me tack the fabric onto the ottoman, and I think the overall improvement is really nice!
I also promised Dan that I would attempt to make ice cream. It's been years since I made any, and I had the Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams cookbook to guide me. I made my favorite, the Brown Butter Almond Brittle. I made the brittle first, and it was seriously tasty. Hard not to eat it before adding to the ice cream! The ice cream itself turned out a bit darker in color than the store version, because I think I browned the butter a little longer than I should have, but Dan loved it. Per the instructions, we put it into a container to freeze for a long while, as Jeni's ice creams don't get eaten right out of the machine.
This post may seem a little dull or trivial, but looking back at these photos brings me some joy. It reminds me of a weekend where I had nothing planned, and I got to do the things I'd been meaning to do... and that made it worthwhile and happy work!
What have you been meaning to do?