Saturday, March 26, 2011

Like My New Area Rug?

I love my old old one, but after my dog passed away, I thought I needed to throw it out.  So then I got one from someone, and it was too small and always looked dirty and I hated it.  But I'm cheap and I couldn't bear to spend all sorts of money on a new one. 

Then I was at Target the other day, and here was this beautiful 78 x 120 rug, normally a couple of hundred my daughter would say,

...wait for it......

.....on clearance for $31.49.  Can you believe it!  I wasn't even sure if I liked it, but for that price I had to buy it.  The Peanut loved is her favorite color.  And now that it's been in the living room for a few days, I have to say, I'm kinda loving it.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Literally Painting a Family Tree on Your Wall

I love the idea of doing something like this from Simple Shapes.

 But I'm not sure if I'd do it in the living room...
This one from Dream Home might be too bright for our living room,
but I it would be cute in a kids room or play room.

 or in the dining room.
This one from LKW would be good if you have a lot of family.

Family Tree Wall Decal Tree Wall Sticker - Vinyl Tree Wall Decor

 I've heard you should keep artwork in the dining room simple. 
This one from Mural Unique is nice.  (Thanks Jen L. for finding the decal!)
These are all so pretty. I'm struggling with our dining room. I hate a love/hate thing going on with the chocolate suede paint I used. Maybe it is too dark. Ugh.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Best Xmas Present Ever

I meant to blog about this a while ago, but it didn't happen.  The Boyfriend was determined to buy me a Kitchen-Aid Professional 6 Quart Mixer. I wouldn't let him because they're so expensive.  So then I found an amazing deal on it at Christmas time.  So I said, okay.    His winning argument to buy it was that my hands hurt everytime I bake (I screwed them up when I tiled the floor).  He said it upsets him to see me in so much pain doing something I love to do.  I am so glad I agreed to spend the money.  It is so amazing.