Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things

I love it when things are on sale.

I love it when things are on sale at Hobby Lobby.

I love it when things are on sale anywhere and by some trick of nature, we actually have some extra cash to pay for those lovely things on sale. 

I love my clock:
I love it's swirly pattern and the way it looks on my wall in our downstairs living room.  I love that it helps bring everything together and is functional too.  I love that it was 50% off.

I love my serving dish/table decor/ whatever I want to use it for.

I love the colors.  I love the richness of it all.  I love that it was 50% off as well.  I love that it can work for Fall or for Christmas and that it looks good on my table.

I love my chargers:

I love the texture.  I love the way they look under my plate.  I love that they can be used for serving platters as well.  I love that even though they weren't on sale, I didn't feel bad because everything else I bought was on sale so I could feel good about a frivolous award for my frugality.

I love how they look on my table.

But most of all, right now I LOVE my shelves.  In order to love and appreciate them as much as I do, a before and after photo is appropriate.  I give you the before:

Kind of messy, has that "still in college feel".  Functional but not exactly pleasing to the eye.

and the after:

I love that it's dark!  I love that it's in boxes.  I love that everything fits in a stylish way.  I love that it feels like it was done on purpose, not just "making do".  I love that I want to be downstairs right now just looking at it.  I love that I have room to hang things on the wall now and it won't add to clutter!  I love it so much I want another one to take the place of the white shelf to the right.  I love that we got it at IKEA and it is sturdy and stylish and in our price range.

Between Hobby Lobby and IKEA, they could possibly take over my world.  Hmm.


  1. I LOVE all of these things too... especially when they are on SALE!! The best :) gorgeous, you have a great sense of style... I may have to come over for a peek and some ideas. Did I tell you I am so thrilled you guys are our neighbors? yeah, well, I had to remind you :)

  2. Aren't those shelves awesome? I swear we have some in every room...

    Um...I think the last time I was in your house was still during move in. I clearly need to remedy that.

  3. 2 of my most FAVORITE stoes. VERY dangerous. I LOVE your new shelves accesories

  4. So I just noticed that I have a mis-spelled word in the title! Makes me proud you know!