Friday, May 30, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Masterpiece

So I got home today, tired and a little cranky, and look what I found in my mailbox. Isn't it wonderful? Don't you just love it? Aren't you eaten alive with envy? You should be...

I have this lovely little addition because I was the luck winner of a giveaway over at Babycakes Boutique. I can't tell you how perfectly wonderful this little gem is in person- thank you so much Debbie! Interested in an Itsy Bitsy Pouch of your own? Check out Debbie's store and order one today!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I got them!

The two dressers I posted about a few days ago are MINE! I love the lines and don't know how I'll part with the tall one so I have to start thinking seriously about the layout etc in my room. Don't worry- I'll keep you posted if I start making any big changes! I'm currently working on fixing up the dressers a bit- new drawer liners, a bit of wax, and some wood glue on two drawer fronts will make these new additions perfect. Pictures to follow once the work is done...

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

All those Cupcakes paid off!

I feel a little like David Cook must feel this morning. My first post as an ATDC editor is up: Thos. Moser Special Savings Event. That's right friends- I've been selected as one of three contributors at Apartment Therapy from DC!

Thanks to everyone who voted for helping to make it happen. I've been busily trying to assemble posts and think of things to write about (not that easy it turns out) which is part of the reason I've been absent here on this blog. Now that I've got the rhythym down a bit, I hope to do a better job balancing these two writing gigs.

I'm picking up my dressers tonight (my lovely sister has agreed to help out) so I hope to be able to post a new living room picture this weekend after I clean and vacuum. Now I'm off to post my other dresser on Craigslist!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

my friend (and hero) Craig

I swear, Craigslist is the best invention of the latter half of the 20th century. I came late to CL, but in the last couple of years have become a devotee. Despite my disappointment from yesterday, I'm having an extraordinary week of fabulous finds. Of course, I'm not actually buying all the lovely stuff I find because I have NO ROOM, but it sure is fun looking.

One listing I am following through on is for these two wonderful dressers.

VintageWanut1 WalnutDresser2

I've been looking for something like the long one to replace this pressed wood one I have serving as a credenza in my living room.

My beloved Kashan (carpet)

I got that one free on CL and will now hopefully be passing it along to another happy owner. I have no idea where I'm putting the second taller dresser, but I couldn't split up this pair (and they are a real steal as well). Fingers crossed for me- I'm picking up tomorrow evening and don't want anything to come between me and my new loves...