Monday, March 25, 2013

The Cheap Things We Do

Mr. Bee was asking me the other night why I don't blog as much. There are a lot of factors that take me away from my blog (which I usually love writing on).

Work has been nuts. We just launched our re-designed website which was literally taking over my whole life. I'm so proud of the work that was accomplished, but boy, that was a handful.

Working and volunteering takes all of my energy. I know some of this is living with a chronic illness, but when I get home after work, I'm exhausted. I literally just want to crawl on my couch with my husband and my dogs and do nothing. The nights when I have Junior League or Alumnae Chapter events are always worth it, but it's always a fight to get myself back out the door at night.

Saving for surrogacy is my biggest hurdle. I'm trying to save money as quickly as possible to make it possible for us to have a child of our own. Because of this, things like redecorating our house or buying clothes aren't really possible. And that's ok - it's a small price to pay (even though I love shopping). All I want in life is to be a mom. And I'm ok with the sacrifices. I wish this was so much easier and less expensive, but it will all be worth it.

Anyway, the point of this is that's it's hard for me to blog about things that have nothing to do with money. Because I've been super cheap, and most of the blogging I read is aspirational home decorating or shopping. That's not my life. And honestly, I love doing cheap things. Going to Goodwill, finding random free events to laugh at things with Mr. Bee, and blowing bubbles in the backyard with my dogs makes me happy.

So even though you will probably never read about my latest Louboutin purchase on here, I'm going to hang around to talk about all of the fun, inexpensive things I do. I hope you find all of the random, cheap things I love as funny as I do.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Living Room Decorating Help

We've been living in our new house since September, and I still haven't started decorating my living room (except for trashing the ugliest curtains I've ever seen).

This is my living room:

It's huge and open, and it needs your help. I've been toying around with the idea of finding some vintage botanical prints and making a gallery wall to put behind the couch. I found some great inspiration on Etsy.

I picked up this cockatiel lamp at Target the other day that I've been coveting and it finally went on clearance. Not sure of a good lamp shade that will go with this. 

And the other day I went to Ross and found this cute side table that might be cute. I'd love to get a larger, indoor plant (like a fern?) that would go with it. 

Still on the hunt for long curtains and a pair of chairs. All you bloggers are so creative, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I'm totally clueless when it comes to decorating. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Demise of Google Reader

Google Reader - I will forever miss you. For those of you who don't know what to do without our beloved Google Reader for your RSS feeds, check out Bloglovin:

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dog Loves

I'm sorry for not blogging. Please accept this photo of me hugging one of the most adorable dogs ever as my apology.