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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ordered a new bed and the makeover continues

Well, we are continuing with the bedroom makeover.  The painting is done.  We are going to still paint the doors though.

Here is the new paint. It looks more yellow on the computer but in real live its a light taupe. It is benjamin moore shaker beige.

We also measured for carpet today and will be having that installed.  I think adding new carpet will make the biggest difference.

don't you love the mauve?

We picked the sample on the right.  It is a smartstrand by Mohawk. It is sooo soft and supposed to be very stain resistant.  

We also just ordered a new bed. No photos of that yet since it hasn't been delivered.  We went with and icomfort bed from serta.  I have been having a lot of back pain so i'm hoping it will help with that.  The bed was more expensive than I wanted it to be but it felt amazing. I'm really hoping it will help with my back pain as well as my husbands snoring.  It has an adjustable frame that will put my husband at more of a tilt to sleep.  I'll try to leave a review on my blog after we try it out for a while since i couldn't find many reviews online from people who had not been gave the bed as a sample. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

options for bedroom end tables, night stands

These are a few pieces I've found that I've considered for our bedroom.  What do you think?

This is one option.  its not the exact same wood color but close and its similar style.  Not solid wood either and I think it was around $300.  Found this at Tuesday morning. This would be used as a tv stand

This is another option.  I really like how it doesnt match everything else in my room.  I feel like I could move it to another room later if need be.  Its a nice grey blue that would probably pick up that pop or turquoise i was thinking about.  This was around $500 which is a lot for a tv stand but I liked it.

This red one was from Kirklands and I liked it but I know reds are so hard to match and I thought it might stick out like a sore thumb in my room. 

This would probably be my husbands favorite.  Again not sure the woods exactly match but he is sad he didn't give me a fireplace in the new house. I'm ok with it honestly. This one has an electric fireplace and is around $1000.  It would fit directly across our bed in between the two closets. 

End tables were a nightmare to shop for but I found a few.

This first one is what I would consider the budget friendly model.  It was $179 but not really the greatest quality. 

This next one looks similar but costs more than double.  I think they were $460 each.  They were cedar lined...oh smelled soooo good and had outlets for electronics inside.

I also considered maybe trying to find something in that grey blue to match the tv stand above or distressing some old ones to try to match (probably impossible to match)  I currently don't have any nightstand because or old bedroom was too small to have them. 


Bedroom redo

Recently (ok 9 months ago) we bought a new house...well new to us.  It needs some cosmetic work but the location and layout really work.  I don't consider myself a decorator at all.  You would think since I love to scrapbook and make cards I could easily put together a room.  I start thinking about decorating the house and I get all anxious.  What if I make a mistake?  What if I spend a lot of money doing it and I hate it? 

Anyone else out there struggle with this?

I've decided I'm going to start with one room at a time unless I find a piece for a different room that I love.  I'm starting with the bedroom. 

First thing I started looking for were some curtains.  Yes, 9 months and we have just had the blinds.

So, here are a few before photos.  Yes, the carpet is mauve.  The house is only 11 years old and lets just say the people that built it had tastes that were a lot different than ours.  Wait til I show you some of the light fixtures.

So this is looking at the bedroom from the entry to the room. 

looking at room from bathroom. Notice the never painted the closet doors and they are a cream color instead of white.  There is one on each side of the room.  No more sharing a closet.  That was one thing we liked.

looking at room from big window.  That door goes to master bath. 

We loved the size of the room. The room itself if 19'x15'6".  Just measured for carpet.  The two walk in closets are 10'x5' and are plenty of room. 

I had no idea where to start so I started looking for a new bedspread and curtains.  This is what I came up with.  I had to order the bedspread but went ahead and got the curtains since I had a coupon and they were on sale.

Added the bedspread. 

The bedspread and curtains are both from Jcpenny.  The bedspread is called Madison Park Belle.  Here is a LINK if you want to see it closer

We plan on painting the room Shaker beige from Benjamin moore, adding a new fan, and changing the carpet.  I also am looking for nightstands and a tv stand.   Right now the tv is on a table thats similar to a card table (think half the size of one).    

The furniture was pretty expensive so I feel like I'm stuck with it.  I loved it at the time (10 years ago) but now I just like it.  I don't feel like its my style.  Any suggestions for end tables?  I thought about something simple thats black.  What do you think? Should I just look for a matching mission style one? 

I also need art so any suggestions for that would be great.  I am thinking of doing chocolate brown, red cream and pops of turquoise.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

So, it is not quite Valentines day yet but I have to work on Saturday.  Ah the life of a hospital worker.  So, I made their treat tonight for them to have tomorrow.  I am also trying a new thing in our household to reduce the amount of sugar and wheat we are having.  I found this recipe that is actually really good and gluten free and sugar free.  I found the recipe here


it looked even better after the chocolate had time to set.  This is even on my plan for Trim Healthy Mama recipes.  #THM

Monday, February 9, 2015

Quaker Oatmeal

I enjoyed this oatmeal.  In the past the instant oats even from quaker have had a funny aftertaste to me.  This didn't have that processed taste.  The oatmeal was quite good and I liked the extra slivers of almonds in it.  I have been looking on eating extra protein for breakfast so this is a nice option.  My only complaint is why did they have to add sugar to this.  I'm capable of adding sugar to my oatmeal if I need it.  We have been looking to buy items at the store lately with no added sugar.  Sugar is listed as the second ingredient.  That being said the oatmeal did not taste overly sweet.  I'm sure the kids will enjoy these instant oatmeal packs on mornings they need a quick breakfast.  As a disclaimer i did receive this product free to review from bzzagent.  #gotitfree   You can pick it up at Krogers.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Stitch fix review #2 for MAY 2014

I am loving the stitch fix service. I love mail and I love clothes but hate shopping for them.  Its a win win.  This fix I asked for something to go with the cardigan I kept from the last fix and I asked for another dolman top.

The First item I pulled out was the dolman top I asked for.  It is called the Pomelo aleah v neak heathered dolman sleeve shirt.  That was a mouthful.  It was $48.  I really liked the color.  It might be slightly big around the neck but i think thats how its supposed to fit.  I'm thinking I'm keeping this one. 
Also pictured are some distressed boyfriend jeans.  When I saw stitch fix was sending me jeans I was like GOOD LUCK! LOL  I saw the price and was thinking there is no way these will fit so the price doesn't matter.  Well I pulled them out and laughed and said I'll try them on anyway.  Guess what? They freakin' fit.  Well, I was shocked to say the least.  When I try on pants I probably try on 30 pair before I find some that fit.  So, I'm seriously considering shelling out the $148 for these.  Stitch fix called these the Sold design lab - Christopher distressed boyfriend jean

Up next is the papermoon crissy spacedye cross-back knit shirt for $44.  I wasn't loving this shirt at first but I love the back.

What do you think? Should I keep it? 

The next shirt I hated.  It was the 41 Hawthorn bell chevron textured tie neck blouse.  I liked the material and the fact that it was girly and flowy  but I hated the neck tie park. It just felt 60's or something.  The stylist told me to pair it with the blue cardigan i got last month. I did but i don't think it goes.  What do you think? I tried it with a black one too.

sleeveless is not working for me!

Here it is with the black cardigan
 Here it is with the navy one from last month. I don't think it works because the cardigan is on the shorter side.

Finally was the Pixley amy bamboo enamel bangle set for $38. I wouldn't normally pay $38 for two bangles but since I was considering the jeans these and the above shirt were basically free if I kept all 5 items.  Do you think its weird they are slightly different? 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pop Sugar must have box April 2014 and a new pillow...randomness

Popsugar as been on a roll lately.  I've Really enjoyed the last few boxes they have put out.  This months box was no exception.  It is my favorite monthly box but I have a feeling Stitch fix might be giving them a run for the money. 

So lets get started and see what is in the April box!

Look I actually used a craft supply today.  Didnt see the scissors so used the lovely bone folder to cover up my address and open the box.  yeah, i'm crafty like that

First off out of the box I saw these tea towels.  The colors were soo cute. I loved the brightness of them and it made me just crave spring more.  I already threatened the hubby not to be using them to clean stuff with.  These are for covering food and stuff like that
We also got this cute bag that folds up into a little pouch for carrying shopping..yeah! I like the pattern, for the retail price though i thought it should be thicker but then it probably wouldn't fold up so nice either. Its by Blue avocado and retails for $25

The star of the show was this eyeshadow pallet from two faced.  I love it!  It came with instructions on how to create 3 different looks in 3 minutes

The box also came with a graphic image pocket notebook and some Caldrea hand soap.  It also had a box of trail mix. Not sure what happened because I didn't get photos of these Items.  Maybe I'll add them in a little bit.  I wasn't feeling the best today and had to go to the chiropractor to have some work done on my nect.  Which brings me to this $$ purchase of the day.   A new temperpedic pillow.  at this point i'm willing to try anything.  I'll let you know if it actually helps.

I will say it has a strange smell.  How long does that take to go away?