Archive for August, 2012
I love a good rug. In my opinion a rug can take an empty space and turn it in to a warm and cozy place instantly. More importantly, rugs protect the flooring beneath which is why it is a good idea to use them high-traffic areasBy the front door, the kitchen sink, and major hallways are all places where it is a good idea to protect your floors.
The key to rug happiness is to buy them as inexpensive as possible, that way once they are grubby or don’t wash well they get thrown out without hesitation. I often find small 2’x3′ rugs on clearance for about $5 at Target and Walmart.
I am also partial to indoor/outdoor rugs. I think every home needs nice cozy rugs in the living room or bedrooms, but indoor/outdoor rugs are so durable for high-traffic areas and I love the way they feel under my feet.
I’ve had my eye on the Geneve rug at Ballard Design for some time. I love the simple geometric pattern that is so hot right now, as well as the price tag on the 1’11” x 7’6″ runner: $39!
I think it would be the perfect addition to any hallway to add a subtle pattern and to protect your flooring…something like this:
Do you love rugs as much as me? Where is your favorite place to purchase them and favorite spot to have them in your home?
It’s been forever since we’ve done a holler dollar, and I’ve really missed it. I’ve been keeping my eye’s peeled for the best dollar in town, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I found one.
This week at Michael’s these foam paint brushes are 20 for $1!
These are great little brushes, and at this price they’re cheap enough to throw away when you’re finished, so it makes for a very easy clean up.
Hurry in if you like this deal, as it’s only good thru September 1st!
Do you guys remember my story about my little seed? Well here’s the update…they’re taking over everything!
Who knew planting little seeds could turn into such a mess! We’ve tried to get things under control by trying to get them to grow upwards instead of out, and it’s working quite well.
These wild plants became our babies this summer, and we’ve enjoyed seeing them grow daily. But the real fun is still ahead, decorating and eating them!
Over at Better Homes and Gardens, I’ve been finding all sorts of inspiration:
We ended up planting three different varieties and colours: green, white and orange. I’m hoping we’ll get enough to feel super festive once the weather turns.
There’s something very satisfying about growing things, I feel quite accomplished!
Question: do you get excited when you start seeing Christmas merchandise in stores? Or does it bug you, since usually it’s pretty early?
I’m the kinda gal who starts getting all giddy as soon as I see any sign of Christmas, but sometimes I need to remind myself to relax and enjoy the season we’re in.
Having said that, on my last trip to Costco the exciment crept in as I saw the new toys that just arrived for the season.
This wooden block set was my fave:
It’s priced at only $27.99! Which seems amazing for the quality, plus an almost identical set is on Amazon for $50.
I’ve always loved playing with blocks, and whenever I get the chance I’ll still sit and replicate a famous building or two before a destructive toddler with come and knock it down with a big grin…it’s always and intense race, oh the fun. Perhaps I should ask for some in my stocking!