Monday, March 7, 2011


I have been waiting to write this post for a long time...we finally got a new living room rug! I had some serious issues with our old shag rug. It looked great when we first got it, and I loved the softness of it, but it got gross. People always said it didn't look that bad, but if you really knew how gross that rug was, you wouldn't be ok with letting your child roll around on it. It was hard to clean because of the thick pile...let's just leave it at that.

As you know, I have been eyeing the sweater rug from West Elm for some time now. I cannot tell you how many hours I wasted spent looking at rugs online. I wanted something lighter, and neutral, but I also needed it to be able to hide dirt. This rug seems good for it because of the different colors of wool pulled through it.

So, over these past few weeks, I just couldn't take it anymore. I blame it on pregnancy hormones/depression from pregnancy symptoms/the fact that I hated vacuuming our rug, actually the list goes on. We had some Pottery Barn gift certificates (which can be used at West Elm), and some Christmas money that we were planning to put towards it. I was hoping that we would be able to save on shipping by going to the West Elm store in the city to purchase it, but when I called, they said that stores are no longer carrying the larger size rugs. Even though I hated to spend the extra money on shipping, I knew this was the right rug, so I just sucked it up.

So far, I'm really happy with the it. It did shed quite a bit when we first got it, but it's getting better. We'll see how it holds up, but I'm confident it will be a much better choice than the shag.

I have some progress to share in the office/closet space (thanks to my wonderful, hardworking husband), but I'll save that for another time!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I am alive, incase you were worried

Hello blog world, remember me? No? That's ok...I haven't forgotten you. It's not that things have been busy as to why I haven't had a post in over a month, it's that I've had quite possibly the most difficult month of my life. I really don't want to use this time to vent and make you feel sorry for me, because the reality is, I am truly blessed. And....

I'm pregnant!

And that is exciting, joyful news. However, this pregnancy has been quite difficult thus far, but it is still truly a blessing and I remind myself of that daily. I won't get into all the details, but on top of normal pregnancy sickness, I had terrible debilitating migraines for a few weeks straight. Then, just when I was starting to feel better and feeling like my life was back to"normal", we had a scare with the pregnancy last week which was probably the most terrifying moment of my life. But, the baby and I are fine and healthy.

Anyway, I want to get back to blogging, because I truly do miss it. I would also like to get to all the things that I want to do around the house, but one thing I am learning through all of this is that I need to give up some control. That things aren't always going to get done or happen in the time line I want them to, and that's ok.

So, hopefully, I'll be back soon with new posts, and lots of inspiration!

Until then, doesn't this nursery shot make you swoon?