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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Goodwill finds and a cozy spot

I shared my framed needleprint the other day and my newest goodwill find was in the reflection.
When I saw that lamp it was LOVE at first sight.......but I didn't buy her. LOL Nope I walked past her for about a month cause I didn't have any cash on me.
 You see it didn't occur to me to pull out some darn cash..nope, I almost lost her.
In fact I thought she had already sold because I didn't recall seeing her my last trip.
There she was....and I had cash! I called hubs (he was in the car with the girl) and asked him to stand in line to purchase her while I continued looking around.
She's pretty heavy for a dainty looking thing.
(don't worry I put a cord cover on that baby a few pictures down hah)

I purchased the rug from Overstock in February.
It is the same rug as Ms Kim over at Savvy Southern Style.
I brought the green velvet stool down that was found in my bedroom makeover.

The red check throw was purchased at Target a couple Christmas' ago.
Leopard pillow is from TJ Maxx.

I love the glow it puts out.
My framed needlepoint on the wall.

Looking into the dining area.

We got this crate at a barn sale a few years ago and it has been sitting in the garage since then.
Then one day "lightbulb"  (y'all have seen Despicable Me, right?) haha
The cats had some fun with my magazines excuse the poor display.

This is what it looks like today. Baby sleeping on table and all.
I've been working on this room for about a year. There are many changes I want to make.
Curtains, I can't decide what color or if I want to do a print.
The coffee table....
We have been trying to sell our huge wall entertainment center on Craigslist for a few months, we want something smaller.

I hope you enjoyed a look into our living area.
Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and the sweet comments, I appreciate them all!
Have a good night!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

I'm 30...

It isn't soooo bad turning 30. I was under the impression that my world would change for some reason, but the truth is I feel good. I have a wonderful family that loves me and I love greatly and I am in pretty good health so to speak. I have so many things to be thankful for and one of them is having another birthday.

My sister Crystal flew in from Texas for a week while Justin was TDY in Utah.
My sister's birthday is the day before mine and we have always shared our birthday's together (not always by choice hahaha) when we were younger we always shared birthdays and to be honest I didn't like it one bit. Always having to share and never having my "own day"  but it was nice spending it together this year even if it was few days early.

We went to soooo many places and guess what, I didn't bring my camera. Shame on me!!!

We went to the outlets in Smithfield and I bought a Coach wallet and Reagan some pajamas and dresses from Carter's. We LOVE pjs in this house. 
On another day I took her to the little town of Selma to go antiquing and have lunch at the Hula girl or something like that. Their milkshakes are yummy!
I came away with one treasure from that outing. This beautiful framed needlepoint for $24. I just loved the green in it with the gold frame.
I apologize about the glare, but hey if you look closely you can see the reflection of a recent goodwill find. LOL

We had a day specially planned for Reagan we took her to a pottery painting place in town and she painted a kitty. We also went to New Bern to an ice cream shop full of cow stuff (I can't remember the name) but there were cows everywhere. Afterwards we went across to the water and watched the ducks and walked around.

On her last day here we spent all day in Raleigh shopping. I got a bunch of cute shirts, an Eiffel tower charm for my Pandora bracelet and a pair of madden girl boots (from tj maxx) We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and my dinner was delicious. We also made a trip to the Disney store for my girl and pre ordered Cinderella. Which comes out October 2nd and she got a little stuffed Cinderella doll. 
As much as I wanted to stay up and chat most nights I was so exhausted from walking around all day I'd pass out on the couch!

My Birthday which was the 23rd was a quiet one. We had dinner at home and hubby ordered a yummy cake. I did go out and cut my hair though......what ya think? 

Please excuse the poor quality pics. I certainly am no photographer...especially with my phone haha!

It is growing on me...I really disliked it the first couple days. I'll be back soon to share where my "new" old lamp is and several finds that I haven't shared in months!
Sorry for rambling lol

Wishing you all a happy night!