Thursday, July 28, 2011

How long will it last?

I have had multiple area rugs in my living room. While I like to change things up (just ask my family, it's a long standing joke) that isn't why I have purchased so many.
The reason is because we have a dog. Not a big dog, he's small. A cairn terrier to be exact. Remember Toto from The Wizard of Oz? I'm sure he is a distant relative. He's a pretty good dog and doesn't get sick often but when he does he chooses the rug. Dog vomit stains and I can't get it out. The last new rug I got lasted 2 days before he christened it. I have spent a small fortune on area rugs and I think this is the cheapest. $200.00 from Home Goods.
This is the first time I have ever put the couch against the wall. It's a very open floor plan and the 2 other walls have either windows or a fireplace so the furniture usually floats in the middle. This way it looks larger but the 8x10 rug almost looks too small for the room. I'm going to keep it this way for awhile and see if it grows on me. Does anyone have any ideas for getting pet stain out of area rugs? I hope this rug last longer than a year...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

There's a play coming to town.

Walt Willey from All My Children is from our small Illinois town. For the last 3 summers he has put on a play at our local high school to raise money for a charity. This year it will be for Friendship Village for the disabled. Fern and I were busy and missed the previous plays but we are going this time.

Each year he brings other actors with him and this year it is Kale Browne who played Sam Rappaport on One Life To Live and Taylor Miller who played Nina Courtland for a very long time on All My Children. Taylor now lives in Chicago. The other guy in the picture lives here and is a good friend of Walt's and has been in all of the plays.

There was a meet and greet when we got our tickets and were able to meet them all. They were very nice and very talkative! I was surprised and they did most of the talking and asking questions. I wasn't thinking we were going to do much chit chatting so I wasn't prepared to ask many questions. I hope one of these summers Walt Willey brings Susan Lucci to town! Add caption

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Help

Fran just finished reading this book and I am half way through. It is one of those books you want to go on and on. Love it. Very well written. If you haven't had a chance to read it you really should. It is a very easy read. Can't wait until the movie is released. We already have plans of a girl's night. FUN!

Monday, July 18, 2011

We Are Having A Special!

We are having a giveaway at Bless Our Nest today! We are also having a special on our "new" kitchen labels. What a fun way to get organized. Be sure to stop by Shannon's and see what all the fuss is about!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Some More New Creations!!

These would look darling in any nursery!

These were a lot of fun designing. More to come.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Vinyl Decals

I have been working hard to get out some new decals. I am going monogram and personalized CRAZY!!

I am just loving these new vinyl decals and I have more to show you next time! FUN