Monday, February 27, 2012

Big Boy Bed

Well, boy #2 will be turning 10 in March and we realized it'd be a good time to upgrade his sleeping quarters from the tent with a slide bed to something that would last him over the long haul. Great news for us is that this will be last bed we'll have to get him (let's hope.)  So goodbye, little guy bed hello big boy bed.
It also has a good amount of storage, which is great for smaller secondary bedrooms and kids' rooms with an ridiculous amount abundance of toys.
I was initially resistant to getting this bed because my other son has one that is very similar and I thought that was kind of weird

 but my husband reallllly wanted another storage bed and now that I think about it maybe it's just me that's weird.
The room has a long way to go (as evidenced by the paint samples taped to the wall) but at least our biggest purchase (literally and figuratively) is out of the way.

Monday, January 30, 2012


After an a months-long hiatus from my little blog, I'm back up and running. This break was muchhh longer than I thought or ever wanted it to be as I had no decent camera and each time the husband and I were ready to take the plunge on a new first-ever DSLR camera, life would happen and the funds were needed elsewhere. You know, for food and clothing and other irritating necessities of life. And can i just say.... that I love, love, LOVE it.  (That's a lot of love, but it deserves it.)
The good news is not a lot has happened to warrant a blog post, but to get going again I thought I'd post a couple of additions to the 'ol homestead that I adore.
First is my little deal of table.  I'd long admired and pined for this table from Ballard Designs, but even at a somewhat decent price, it just wasn't one of those aforementioned necessities.  Then one day at Kohl's I cruised past the clearance section and found this table from the Elle decor collection for 70%(!) off, which if memory serves was $29.99. Now that I could make happen.  Here she sits right where I imagined:

It's not exactly the same as the Ballard version, but close enough for the pretty price.

My other lovely came to me in an even lovelier way.  I won a Z-Gallerie gift card give-way at Centsational Girl, one of my favorite (and one of the first I'd ever read) blogs.  I truly let out a squeal when I got her email that I'd won.  Z-Gallerie is right up my alley in terms of design.  Although, there are probably no less than 100 things I'd love to have from there, I knew instantly what I'd get with it.  This urn was calling my name the first time I ever saw it, but (again) the price was yelling at me to run away.  I knew that I probably could not (or maybe its 'would' not) bring myself to spend that much on an urn, but with a gift card that I'd WON, I was doing it. 
So, there she sits all white and pretty.  I sometimes even shoot a little wink her way as I walk by.  :)

And there we have it, couple little things that just give me a bit of thrill each time they catch my eye. Oh and also, so glad to be back.