Saturday, September 28, 2013

new pillow and blankie ~ and an exciting day tomorrow

 I'm at a standstill with the bookcases in the basement. I was right there. Down to my
last couple of shelves. And we discovered that with the last shelf, the plastic had been
torn open on the edge and the shelf hooks taken out. People can be so rude! Of course,
Brian didn't notice when he was at IKEA and taking the shelves down to purchase them.
So now we have to go back (and it's a 45 minute drive) and exchange one stinkin' shelf.
But it's looking good down there in the family room! More photos of that area later
in the week. In the meantime...

My living room sofa needed some pizazz. There was just way too much beige and
brown going on. I love and need color. So I made a trip to HomeGoods yesterday
and found this great mustard color pillow (with an owl - bonus!). This isn't normally
a color I gravitate towards, but I like a little bit of it for fall.

 This mustard color happens to coordinate perfectly with bright blue - my main
accent color in the living room. How pretty is this throw? I think it adds just the
right punch of color to all this "blah" going on. All I had on the couch before
was an old off-white, holey fleece blanket that the cats slept on. It had definitely
 seen better days. I kept it for the cats though. They need their blankies, too!

 I must now go iron some dress pants for tomorrow ~ we're auditioning for the
Family Feud! We have to get up bright and early (OK, dark and early) to drive
into downtown Chicago. The team will be me, Brian, my sister, brother-in-law,
and my BIL's cousin. Wish us luck! They're looking for fun, upbeat people and
my husband and sister tend to be more serious and low-key, but my sister said
she's great at pretending. ;-) Brian and I have been watching the Family Feud
on the game show network to see how the people act, and I've been coaching
Brian how to act enthusiastic and excited over word suggestions and correct 
answers. Let the high-fiving, hugging, and jumping up and down begin!

Goodnight. Sweet dreams. 
(Photo taken last night on our evening walk at the lake near our house.)


  1. OMG! I love Family Feud! Good luck. I hope you get to be on the show! I think I saw that pillow at HomeGoods the other day. I was going to try to make it through the whole week without going and I wimped out and went on Friday. I only bought some hand soap, so I got away cheap this time, at least. :)

  2. It would be so cool if we are picked to get on the show and get to go to Atlanta next year! I think it'll be fun just trying out. I haven't been to HomeGoods in months ~ good thing the closest location is 20 min. away and not in the direction where I'm ever intentionally going! :-)

    1. Good luck...let us know if you make it. Haven't watched it in years, but I used to love the show.

    2. We won't find out for three weeks, but I doubt we made it (long story). Brian and I hadn't watched the show in years either, so we were watching lots of it on the Gameshow Network!

  3. Love your new pillow. Thats the pitts that someone opened your package. How do people have the nerve to do things like that?

    Good luck on your audition. You would have a huge audience of bloggers watching! How exciting!


    1. That would be really cool (to have a blogger audience), but I don't foresee it happening. ;-)

  4. I love the owl pillow and the last picture is card-worthy. Good luck for the show.

    1. Thank you for the sweet compliments, Magali. :-)

  5. Love your wonderful fall colors you've added to your sofa! So pretty!!
    Anxious to hear how the Family Feud tryouts went.
    Mary Alice

    1. Glad you like the colors; thank you! Will write about the Feud in my new post.

  6. What fun! Good luck - I hope you make it on the show!!


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