wearing rubber gloves to do the dishes! Ridiculous? I think not.
These ones even have an unpictured design at the top. Kinda fun?
Who doesn’t love special deliveries? I officially got a special delivery from a loved one who lives FURTHEST away.
From my mom’s cousins in Germany, who happen to read my blog too 🙂
|hello to Sylvia, Jarek, Julia & baby Jakob- can’t wait to see you in December!|
Had to add their note to my “mail wall” which is a happy happy joy joy reminder in my foyer of how much I am LOVED! I would tag this photo if I could, but it might take me long. I spy mail from Oma, Mom, Grandmommy, Sharon, Cait and a few others!
I know you are sick of seeing pictures of my sunflowers, but I swear this is a new one! Yes, it somewhat resembles a few others I have taken, but I can’t pass up the 3 bunches for $12.00 at Harris Teeter everytime they are on sale. Do they just brighten up the room or what?
|these are some HAPPY Sunflowers if I have ever seen any|
And here is the real treat of an update. So when I was in Charlottesville last weekend, my friend Kristen (who follows my blog via Twitter) said something along the lines of, “wasn’t there a project you said you were trying to finish.” Over a month ago I blogged about my new couch being delivered, and said I hoped to post “after pics” of my den soon.
To make a long story short, the hold up has been CURTAINS. I have literally gone through one, two, no make it three sets of curtains before finally finding a set that worked, aka that I loved. Obviously I know I won’t live here forever, so I was working with a pretty modest budget, which didn’t help the search process, but it was worth the wait!
|these are what I finally decided to keep. The texture is a lot more pronounced in person, I absolutely adore the heavy, burlap bag-type feel to them.
While I’m sharing, here’s a few more pictures of the room:
|this bench was originally in my bedroom, but it matched the tan/blue theme I had going on in the den so much better!|
|a canvas I bought in Brazil this summer and got framed|
I wanted my den to be a place to hang fun pieces of art that all had stories behind them. Behind my TV is a Pop Art photo of my brother posing for a Ray- Ban ad, and below is a collage made by my friend Kali for me before I went off to college (she is a year younger and was still at home). The beaut above actually has a hilarious story that is meant to be told. Basically it was a gag gift at our company’s holiday party last year. You know, white elephant style. Somehow (must have been new employees luck or something) I drew the best number, and was going to get the last pick of everyone! By the end of the game, I was loving this picture more and more. Probably because everyone made such a joke about it and no one really wanted it. Someone got stuck with it, but told me I could have it anyways! Poor Giraffe family, I thought, of course I have to adopt it. So I ended up getting the last pick of whatever else I wanted + went home with the orphaned Giraffe picture 🙂 Now it’s become the focal point of my den, and I have curtains to match it to boot!
For kicks and giggles here is what my den looked like before:
How is that for a HUGE nesting improvement!