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Pillow talk, part 2

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my pillow dilemma, so now that it is mostly solved I thought I’d update you guys on what went down.

Earlier this summer I shared with you a bunch of different options I was considering for my couch. Taking a page out of Young House Love‘s (and many other bloggers) book, I photoshopped my options before actually deciding on one.

Couch_Option2

I opted to go with option 1, buying a single coral poppy pillow from decomodwalls on Etsy.

After I got the pillow I of course wished I had gotten a larger size and multiple pillows, much like one of the other options in my original pillow talk post.

Couch_Option5

I let the pillow situation fade to the background for a bit, option to live with just one pillow for the time being. Then my neighbor and I got to talking about her pillow situation (don’t worry, we solved that problem!) and I realized that she could probably turn my single pillow into two! You see, Allie is really good at sewing (something I really don’t like very much). And, I had two pillows that came with the couch that had a fabric backing the exact same material as the couch.

So I asked if she would rip apart my new pillow and my two couch pillows, and then frankenstein them together. Being the kind person she is, she happily said “yes!”

Pillow Front

Pillow Back

Pillow Side

The pillows look great and saved me some cash money, too. Gotta love when that happens!

Pillows on Couch

Loving the added color in my living room 🙂 I still might add in a navy pillow, but for now I am quite content. 

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Guess who got a puppy!!??!!

OK, OK, it wasn’t us — but our neighbors did! (So jealous :p)

Meet Winnie.

Isn’t she so stinking cute? She is a Wheaton Terrier and our next-door neighbors brought her home about a week ago. She is the sweetest little thing.

Winnie and Remmy are already best buds. They look for each other at our shared fence line each morning.

It turns out that our neighborhood is quite the dog scene, and with Winnie around we are surrounded by pups on each side.

Awesome.

Remmy thinks it’s awesome, too. Here is a photo of him jumping for joy (or just because he’s crazy) because he has a new friend. I’m convinced that he’ll make it over the fence soon… lord help us all.

I’m still trying to convince the hubby that we should get a second dog — Rem needs a brother or sister — but if that doesn’t happen, at least we’ve got a new buddy next door.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Awesome weekend, scary week

This weekend was so much fun. I cleaned my craft room Friday evening and it looks so much better. I also rearranged some furniture, moving my comfy red chair into our office so it looks more cozy and den-like. Rem likes it already. Can you say “spoiled?”

On Saturday, I hung out with my mom at the mall. We shopped for a dress for my step brother’s wedding in October and a few other things (*cough cough* shoes *cough cough*). I bought a SWEET Ravens hat that the hubby is totally jealous of. Then we had a delicious dinner of homemade taco soup. I’ll have to share that recipe with you all soon. It is so yummy!

Saturday evening we went to our neighbors’ house to play Monopoly. I hate Monopoly. It never ends. Ever. BUT, with a few extra rules to the game, we played the game in about an hour and a half. ANDDDD, I was a total boss and won the game. By the end of it, I owned all of the property. That has never happened to me and it will never happen again, but it was awesome. I attribute my win to my smack talk and my Ravens hat. Check me out, Imma Monopoly Boss.

I had to wear my Ravens hat next door because they are Steelers fans. That is CRAY! Brian swore he wouldn’t buy a house next door to Stealers fans. Guess it’s not all bad 🙂

Sunday we had the neighbors over to our place to watch the Redskins play the Saints. I don’t care about either team, but I am glad the Redskins won because they have a sweet fight song. “Hail to the Redskins, hail victory…” That’s all I know, but I like it haha.

Anyway… this week is going to be rough. I had a dentist appointment this morning — the first in a year and a half. Ugh. I hate the dentist. Nothing good ever comes from it. Ever. I have two cavities and a million other shadows to watch for. At least my teeth are pretty, even if they get cavities a lot. Meh.

Then on Wednesday I have an orthopedist appointment to get these cranky wrists checked out. It’s about time I went to figure out what’s wrong with my wrists, but a doctor’s appointment is a doctor’s appointment. Plus, I’m nervous about what they doctor will say. But if it ends with a solution to my cranky wrists, I guess that’s good. Still, nothing to really look forward to.

Luckily, I see Springsteen on Friday in Washington, D.C. — the beacon of awesomeness to get me through the work week and a week of crummy appointments.

Oh, and I’m off for a 5-day weekend. I guess this week won’t be so bad after all!

Happy Monday!