One of my favorite blogs to read on a regular basis is Young House Love.  Recently, I was inspired by their “Dude, get on that already!” challenge for themselves.  It made me think about what sort of things I have laying around the house that need to be dealt with, or projects that need to be completed.  Those things that just seem to never get done.  So, as my very first “Dude, get on that already!” project, I’d like to share a little something that went on in our bedroom.  Focus – it’s innocent!

Anyway, here’s a photo of what our bedroom used to look like.  One of the things that always bugged us was that we had no headboard for the bed.  But, we’d been holding off buying one, because we figured that we would buy one when we replaced our bedroom furniture…eventually.  Well, six years later almost, here we are.


We bought a headboard!  And it was relatively inexpensive ($100).  It works well in the room and finally gives some definition to the bed.  We had to take down the art we had hanging over the bed, but I was wanting to do that anyway.  I’ll find something else to add back to that space.  I like that the headboard brings out the warm tones in our bed linens too.

And I love that it’s tufted.  It really gives a luxurious feel to the room, with just a little bit of detail.  And on top of everything, I think the headboard met some of our unexpressed wants – we didn’t spend a lot on it, since we’ll probably replace it; and I didn’t have to attempt to make something.  So win-win!

And as an added bonus – I convinced Eric to get rid of our sheets that were wearing out, and pull out these pretty white ones I had tucked away.  I love the lace edging on them.  So, now we’re sleeping in comfort AND I can cross something off our list!


Pink and Gold

I’m so behind in posting here.  I will get caught up one of these days!  But, I just had to pop in to show you something I’ve been absolutely enamored with.  I think I may have mentioned that I’ve been in dire need of some new perfume for awhile now.  I’ve been trying fragrance after fragrance and really hadn’t found anything that just sang to me.  While doing my Christmas shopping, I gave it another try and tried some things I hadn’t even looked at before.  One of those was Viva la Juicy.

Ooh, I really liked this one.  I tested it out, wore it for a day and decided it might be a keeper.  I tried it a second time and knew it needed to come home with me.  Lucky me, Eric put a bottle in my stocking!

So, I’ve been really enjoying this new little pop to my everyday self.  Plus, how can you not love it with that pink bow?

I’ve also been trying to track down a perfume I smelled in a magazine ad that I just loved, but now am unsure of what it was.  I thought is was to redone Chanel No. 19.  But, upon smelling the No. 19 Poudre, that was definitely not it.  So…wonder what it was?