7.30.2007

Time to kill is a foreign concept I look forward to getting to know

My husband officially finished up his last semester over the weekend. This is so exciting and such a weight off our shoulders that we now wander around the house aimlessly with too much time on our hands. Sadly, we're so worn out from the last semester that we lack the energy to do anything. Or maybe that's just me.

Last night, we decided we had been trapped in the house with our children too long. Typically when this happens, it means milkshakes all around at the Sonic three minutes from our house. Last night, we took a celebratory cruise to Sam's for gas followed by popping into a new furniture store to let our children climb on all their white couches. Our one year old also holed up under a giant banquet table and had to be dragged out. And then we all played tag in the dresser section. We did not, however, find any furniture.

My husband and I do not agree on decorating styles. Aside from the entire Pottery Barn catalogue anyway. Because we both agree we'd be okay living in a Pottery Barn catalogue. For example, we particularly love their bathrooms which appear to be large enough to host a 40 person dinner party. It should go without saying that you could not host any kind of party in our bathroom. Unless you are three. In which case all it takes to make a party is some bubble bath and a whisk.

We're back to complaining about our current furniture and trolling ebay for local pickup only deals. Which is fine because last week it produced a lovely six drawer dresser from Crate and Barrel. I had almost forgotten how willing I'd be to live in a Crate and Barrel catalogue until my husband brought it home. Local pickup only rules.

6 comments:

AMANDA said...

I certainly wouldn't mind living in a pottery barn catalog... i love PB. However, my home is decorated in IKEA. yes, ikea. cheap but semi nice looking.

Damselfly said...

Furniture shopping with kids ... sounds like a fun time. ;)

I like the Pottery Barn stuff. Do you remember that episode of Friends where Phoebe didn't want to decorate with any PB stuff, but Rachel did, so she went out and bought the stuff but lied to Phoebe about where it came from?

a happier girl said...

Yeah, we don't live in a PB house either. We just wish we did. And furniture shopping with kids wasn't too bad. As long as you're not really trying to do any serious shopping. The kids had a great time. Although they are remarkably easy to impress.

bliss said...

try www.craigslist.org and go to the forum for your city (hopefully there is one; the major ones and some smaller ones are there). you can find deals (sometimes free) on furniture and other stuff too. :-)

Michele said...

Have you seen the Williams Sonoma Home collection? I was in one of their stores recently and even my two year olds laid on the sofas and said "Mommy nice, nice." We had to drag them out of there.

a happier girl said...

I'll need to check out craigslist. My brother likes it but I haven't tried it. And just finished checking out the Williams Sonoma Home Collection. I can't believe I didn't know they started a home collection. The couches are all so elegant! I love the simple clean lines. They're food and cooking related stuff was all I knew about. Every couple months they come out with a new cake/cupcake baking pan that I think I can't live without. Currently it's a little ice cream cone cupcake pan.

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