Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quest for a couch

Jon asked me the other day if I minded if we got a new couch. Hellooo. Don't have to ask me twice!
Our current one is only 3 years old but I originally wanted a tight backed couch and searched everywhere but found nothing. And I still bought one with a cushion back. Mistake. It's looking schlumpy and it's the biggest investment in the room.

I didn't want to have to order without testing it out but I may have to do just that. I'll be reading the reviews carefully.

So here I am on the hunt for the perfect couch. Here are some ideas.

Do you have a tight backed couch or a cushion back? Do you like it? Which do you prefer?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Restful night - bedding option

West Elm duvet cover - $99.00.

I really wanted this but when I went to the store, I decided against the purchase. It seemed too loosely attached on the comforter. It's bothersome when comforters slip out of the duvet covering. So, I decided to wait and see what else I could find.

Enter Target and their $79.00 comforter set, not just a duvet.

I was thrilled when we were there a few months ago and Jon asked out of the blue, "Can we get a new comforter?" And after looking at all of the ones we liked, we went back to our original choice. It is comfortable and so soft.

The pin tucks are detailed with buttons which gives it a little more interest. At any given time, I can find one or all of my kids snuggled up on my bed, under the covers. Occasionally I even have to look around the house and see who swiped it to bring it back to my room.

Come spring, I'll be opting for the white one to lighten and brighten but may have to lock the door to deter the comforter thieves.