Sunday, February 3, 2013

New House New Pretties

Hey Ya’ll, I know it’s been a while.  We’ve been working hard to get unpacked and settled in to the new house.  It’s been so cold we haven’t been able to get into the garage and get the rest of the house stuff sorted until today.  I was hoping by now I could take some pictures of finished rooms but it’s still a mess. 

With a new house comes new wants and needs and I have purchased a few new things to make it feel more like home around here. 

Rug Kitchen

If you are following me on Instagram or Facebook you have already seen this beautiful rug.  I needed color in the kitchen and a runner so this was the perfect fit.  I found this at World Market for $79.99.

Rug Target

This little 2’x3’ rug was not needed but the colors were so cheerful, I wanted it for the Laundry room or our Master Closet.  It didn’t work out in either of those areas but I didn’t want to take it back so I put it by the bed and it adds a fun pop of color to the bedroom.  Found this at Target for $29.99.  

Lamp Hobby Lobby

Love this lamp for our Office!!  I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, I was just waiting to get moved.  Hobby Lobby for $79.99 at HALF off, $40.



Our Office is a room I am really focusing on because we both work from home from time to time and we need a nice comfortable work space.  I really don’t want to paint walls in this house since we will likely only live here a year or so but I wanted a place to add color and storage.  I love the Pottery Barn Studio shelves but those are around $300 each and I needed a better deal.  Found these at Target for $129 each.

Fabric Bulletin Board

Again for the Office, I had a bulletin board but the fabric was almost the same color as the wall so I needed something a little different.  I picked this up at a local fabric store and recovered this guy in less than 10 minutes.  I added some pictures and sayings I love and will get great use out of my dry erase boards by having them up on this.


lamp TJ Maxx

This little lamp is new too.  Believe it or not, I had the exact same lamp in another color (purple shade, silver base) that was broken in the move.  I went to TJ Maxx in search of another short lamp for this dresser and found the same one!! I was thrilled.  This little guy was $29.99.

house plants

Last up, new houseplants.  All of my plants except for two died in this winter move.  I left them on our screened porch thinking they would be protected enough and they bit the dust.  I had to have a few more around here.  Houseplants are one of my favorite things to decorate with.  I snagged these at Wal-Mart (except for the rabbit foot fern).

We also had to buy a refrigerator and were lucky to find a great deal on Craigslist for $150.  We had to have a TV for our living room too and got a good deal at Best Buy this week since TVs are in high demand for the big game tonight….at least Will said it was a good deal :).

Now we are back to broke and must curb the spending! We do have to buy blinds and that is last on the list for now…everything else will be a work in progress.  It’s funny, moving 3 times in 6 months really makes you want to simplify.  We got rid of a lot when we moved the first time and now I have even more I’d like to sale or donate.  I’d like to be very patient with all other purchases and really spend time living here and evaluate if we really NEED it.

Also…I have a lot of furniture projects in the works.  Hopefully soon I can give you guys a house tour and a sneak peek at some of those furniture projects coming soon.

Enjoy the Super bowl tonight! Who are you pulling for?





  1. Where did you fine the bulletin board fabric? It would look great in my office at work.

  2. The fabric came from Mill Outlet in Raleigh, it was $19/yard but I only needed a yard and 1/2.

  3. Everything is looking good April! Can't wait till you are settled and you can share more pics!