Thursday, January 31, 2013

HomeGoods Closing

The HomeGoods closest to me, about 7 minutes away and right next to my grocery store, is closing.  : (  Well actually the store is moving to another town, that is not that close to me.  It's so sad!  The whole store is 25% off, and since I was out of town when I heard about it, there was not much left when I got there.  But of course, I did not leave empty handed.

I found this pear print and this separate green frame for my kitchen.  Their combined price was under $10.  It fits in perfectly with my kitchen and it's the same type of print as the owl print next to it.

Not fitting in too much, is this burlap giraffe with yellow spots.  When I saw him, I just had to have him.  He will be a nice reminder of my beloved nearby HomeGoods.

He's just hanging out in the living room for now next to the tv.  I think he's happy here.  We both say farewell to our HomeGoods!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Snow and White Flowers

When all I see outside is this.....

(actually this was last week, my blogger has been having issues)

It makes me happy to have some pretty flowers inside.  I'm glad I stocked up with some white tulips and white mums before the snow hit.

You can get a little peak of our Christmas tree on the deck.  That's where the hubs likes to put it after Christmas.

Here are some shots of the mums by the kitchen sink and bathroom sink.  I love how a single mum looks in a jar, so simple and cute.  And cheap.

Nothing like flowers...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Stairs!

Happy New Year everyone! 

Our first almost finished project of the year, is our stairs! It took us weeks to tear off the rug on the stairs and take every last staple out, but we did it!  And I love the new look, from the top of the stairs at least.

Let me remind you of what they used to look like with the carpet.

This new look brightens up the staircase, which gets little natural light.  Plus it is so much easier to clean.  There is still work to be done on them though.  If you look from the bottom of the stairs, you can see lots of holes and marks that the staples left on the rise.  It's not that noticeable in pictures, but really bad in person.  I'm hoping to hire a painter to fill those up, repaint the trim and hopefully the entire basement.

I am definitely happy with our [my] decision to do this.  I wish we did it sooner.  And so happy the hubby joined in the fun, couldn't have done it without him : )