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.)