Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First Black Eye

I realize there is a possibility it won't be her last....but tonight Ellie got her very first black eye. Poor girl! She fell and hit the corner of Steven's laptop. Who knew a laptop could be so dangerous! She said oh no this is terrible through her tears. A Cinderella ice pack, going to sleep with momma and a little Motrin made it all seem better. I can only imagine what it will look like in the morning.

The cow she is sleeping with is my cousin Kelsea's. Ellie insisted on bringing it home after one of our trips to visit. It's name....'Telsea's cow' (original over here;)). She requested it after she fell and still has a death grip on it!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stella & Dot Trunk Show

I am going to be hosting a Stella & Dot Trunk Show at my house later this month!  Feel free to shop online!  They have so many fun new items!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Living Room Update

I am still LOVING our fireplace and wood floors.  One of my favorite features of the living room is the tv being above the fireplace.  It gives us so much more floor space and really opened up our furniture options!  We've ALWAYS just had a couch and loveseat because due to our entertainment center we didn't have the space for any other chairs, etc.

I will state that unlike lots of people I HATE furnitre shopping.  I have a hard time envisioning things with our current furniture, mixing and matching, etc.  Our neighbors both work at Mathis Brothers here in Oklahoma City and have for YEARS.  I followed their suggestion on what sales person to work with when visiting the store (neither of them work in sales).  Last weekend the schedules finally worked out and Summer was at work.  We got to the store shortly after 11:00 and by 12:45 we were down the street at Panera eating lunch and had purchased a chair and a half with matching ottoman and two end tables.

Summer was hands down the BEST furniture salesperson I've ever worked with...I took pictures of the floors, current couch and loveseat and of our rug.  I explained to her how everything was situated and what we were looking for by adding some pieces.  Literally the first chair she took us to is the one we purchased.

Unfortunately our pieces won't be in until next week I will definitely be sure and add photos when they do arrive but below I have some pics I pulled off the website.  I would call our style in the living room is definitely a rustic traditional type look. Our current couch and loveseat are a darker leather with rolled arms and nailhead trim.  We chose to go with upholstery on the chair and NOT go with a print instead incorporating prints with our current rug and some new throw pillows (which have yet to be purchased!).  We also decided to not do a traditional coffee table in the room.  By not having a coffee table the space is really open to every other area of our house.  We instead went with an end table for the couch and an end table for the love seat.  We went with a chair and a half with an oversized ottoman which will allow us to put a tray and use it as a coffee table when needed!

The square table will go next to the couch and the round smaller table will go next to the loveseat.  Both tables are handscraped like our floors and the round one has a hand hammered copper top!  Love them!