Sunday, September 25, 2011

Retail Therapy

Work lately has been stressful and exhausting. With a caseload that is nearly 100 kiddos, I've been feeling a  bit run down, and it doesn't help that I've been getting over a little cold.  This weekend was just what I needed. I slept in (with the help of some nyquil), relaxed with some family members for a belated birthday party, and strolled around town on this lazy Sunday looking for some good deals. And boy, did I get some!

Fall is in the air with the weather finally cooling down into the 90's. And while I try not to clutter my house up with seasonal decor that will be stored in the attic for the majority of the year, I do have a soft spot for wreaths and candles. So, when I went into Michaels and saw some wreath/candle centerpieces, I just had to  make one. This is what I came up with....  (I think it looks nice in the space and could be used for more than just the fall season with an easy candle switch).

And then, I wandered into Pier 1, a store I hardly frequent because I could buy out the whole darn place in the blink of an eye. I've been itching to get these (whimsical, but awesome) peacock curtains that look like they were always meant to live in my home. I eyed them almost a year ago, and after getting a belated birthday gift adorned with peacock ribbon from my cousin and his wife, I was inspired to meander over to the curtain section to just see if the curtains were still in stock. Not only where they in stock, but they were on sale. *Cue angelic song from above* Needless to say, a pair of peacock curtains are happily hanging in my dining room. They look lovely, if I do say so myself.

On a side note, we finally got around to hanging up a picture we picked up from Home Goods a week or so ago. Even though we originally bought it for the dining room, I think the breakfast nook was a better space for it.