Skip to main content


New furniture makes me happy! 

When we got married, we rented our first house from my parents.  It was a tiny quaint bungalow.  We took the sleeper sofa that had been living in my parents' basement because we didn't want to buy new stuff when we would be moving in a year or two.  I bought a pretty couch cover and called it a day.  When we moved, the couch came with us.  Again, we discussed buying new furniture, but didn't quite know how long we'd be in the house.  So we bought another new pretty couch cover and went on with our lives.  (FYI, we did get a really nice sectional for our family room.) 

Anyway, as the children got bigger, and more thrill-seeking agile, more of my living room furniture had to be removed.  I had a really pretty rocking chair, that I just knew was doomed to either break a kid (by them falling off) or be broken (by them rough-housing on it).  There was another chair that they insisted on climbing on, and again, I knew they'd fall and crack their head on the floor.  So we were left with our couch.  And the couch cover that need to be adjusted daily because the kids were climbing all over it.  One couch, one end table, and a train table.  Not a pretty sight. 

We were very lucky to be given a Christmas gift this year by FIL that allowed us to splurge and get our new furniture.  I wanted a love seat and big chair because there isn't a ton of space in our living room, and this way it's easier to move things around when I want a change.  Plus our heat vents would no longer be blocked by the big bulky couch.  And most importantly, the new furniture makes the living room look SO pretty. 

And that makes me feel happy.



Susan Anderson said…
Cute, cute, cute!


PS. Love the rug, too.
Natalie said…
Oh yay for new furniture! We need some desperately! Love your choice!
Mia said…
It looks lovely, I know exactly what you mean when you say that you have moved a lot. We have too and we have almost never put up any pictures or any other decorations because "we're moving soon again".

Congratulations on your new living room! :)
Gina Kleinworth said…
Oh YAY- New furniture is a great mood booster that lasts a long time. Each time you walk into that room you will smile.
Anonymous said…
Great furniture! This would make me happy as well! xo
deb duty said…
It looks so nice. So happy for you! Getting new furniture is always so fun.
ooooohhh Lucky!! I love new furniture! I would love new couches :) Love the rug!! Everything looks great! Happy Tuesday!
Annie said…
I like the color of the furniture. Enjoy it0

Popular posts from this blog

Book Review...and a Giveaway!!!

I was lucky enough to win an ARC of When the Rogue Returns from Sabrina Jeffries herself! I couldn't wait to read it.  After reading the first book in The Duke's Men series, What the Duke Desires, I was excited to see that this next book was about Victor Cale.

In When the Rogue Returns, Victor Cale is headed to Scotland to investigate a woman, Sofie Franke.  He has his suspicions that this woman is actually Isabella, his wife who disappeared on him ten years before.  He has spent the last decade searching to bring her to justice after she stole the royal jewels and left him to behind to deal with the authorities.  Isabella Cale, now known as Sofie Franke, has built a new life for herself and her ten-year old daughter after her husband ran off with the royal jewels.

Are you intrigued yet?

Victor and Isa's first meeting was great! Both blame the other for the missing jewels, and both are greatly suspicious of the other's motives.  Despite their renewed feelings of pas…

The Tree of Life

My name is Sarah, and it's been 11 months since my last post. I've thought about it, but life is constantly getting in the way. I even made a goal this year to write more, but it really hasn't happened yet.  Until today.

I went on Facebook this morning to check if there were any updates about the accident I saw on the way to work. Instead, I saw an obituary for a woman I've never met. But I know who she is. She received a kidney transplant a few months before I received mine.

And according to her FB page, she had a difficult time leading up to transplant, a tough recovery, lots of additional illnesses and setbacks, and long hospital stays.

I, on the other hand, never had dialysis, was on the transplant list for an unbelievable 5 months (the wait list is normally 5 YEARS), had a 3-day hospital stay, and other than not tolerating pain medication (so I could only take Tylenol which did nothing for the pain), I've been on my merry, healthy way for over 3 years.

I saw …

The Cindy Tote - A Review

I have been wanting a new work bag for, well, ever. In fact, I told Keith recently that I really wanted the Thirty-One Cindy tote, but couldn't justify the price at this time. He mentioned that since I had been complaining about this for well over two years, I could use part of our tax refund to get a bag for myself. I was super excited, but wanted to make sure it was going to be money well spent.

I emailed my wonderful friend, MB, who confirmed that yes, the Cindy tote was a great bag, and..... there was a great deal going on this month as well!

*Please excuse the cell phone pictures, our computer is still broken and I (meaning Keith and the mess that his desk) still cannot find the camera cord.

The front.  Isn't it pretty? 
And no, I swear I did not hug the bag  out of happiness when  I first took it out of the box.

The inside has one zippered pocket,  as well as three deep open pockets.   There is nothing I like more than a bag with lots of pockets.

Here it is filled with my …