Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bar Stools ...

As you know, I have been trying to decorate our new home. 
Lately, my item of need/want has been bar stools. 
Have you priced bar stools lately?
Crazy expensive. 
Below is the look I wanted...

Pottery Barn Isabella Bar stool
$179-$199 a piece.
Definitely not in my budget!

Next , I located these.


$149 for the pair
The price was much better... but I need three.
So, I would either be short a stool (if I bought one set), or
I would be over a stool (if I bought two).

You can then  understand my happiness when I found these on Craigslist. 

$60 for all three.
They definitely need some work.
I am still deciding whether or not to paint them.
I thought for sure I would, but when we brought them home,
I saw how well they match the kitchen table.
So, now I am not sure.

The thing I don't like is that they don't "pop" enough as this color either.
Maybe I'll paint them and that will make the rush seating stand out (which is also the same color as the kitchen table.)
Hope your week is AWESOME!!! 



Saturday, April 14, 2012

I Love my Husband...

Photo by Bent Fork 

“I am satisfied that happiness in marriage is not so much a matter of romance as it is an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one’s companion. Any man who will make his wife’s comfort his first concern will stay in love with her throughout their lives and through the eternity yet to come"

Gordon B Hinckley

I just had to say/post that out loud to the world...or at least to my little world here. On Wednesday, I started to feel like my allergies were acting up...you know itchy throat, runny nose, etc . I should have taken some medicine then, but I was out running around doing errands and just didn't stop to take it. I did take my Claritin D as soon as I returned home.
Well,  I woke up Thursday morning with a full blown allergy attack and went to see my doctor about getting a steroid shot. While there, I find out that I also have an ear infection and that they could not give me the shot because I just had one last month. So, they put me on an oral steroid, an antibiotic for the ear infection , and told me to continue to take my Claritin D.
So, I go home and start my medicines. I finally get some sleep Thursday night and start to feel a little better. I don't know what happened on Friday, but everything just got worse as the day went on. My sinus' were killing me., my chest hurt, and my ears were so clogged I could hardly hear anything. Also, I have been sleeping on the recliner in the living room these last few days, just to help me breathe easier. If I lay flat...forget it.
Flash, forward to 12:30 am Saturday morning... my throat was killing me. I made me some lemon zinger herbal tea with honey and that helped ...enough for me to fall asleep anyways. I then woke up at 4 am with the worse pain in my throat I have ever felt. It literally felt like someone had sliced my throat open from the inside. Even the smallest cough made me wince and cry in pain. (not to mention the stuff coming up with those coughs was soooooo gross!) I went and woke up my husband and said pitifully, "please help."
He sat right up and said, "I'm on it! What do you need?"
He then went straight to Wal-mart and got me everything I thought would make me feel better. He actually was upset that I hadn't woken him up sooner. When he got home around 4 :30 , he gave me my lemon slices (these feel so good on a sore throat), another fresh made cup of tea, some honey and lemon cough drops, and heated my hot water bottle up for me. Then he prayed for me and gave me a  Priesthood blessing.
 He then came and sat with me and we watched several DVR'd episodes of The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon cracks us up.  Around 6 am I was ready to try to go back to sleep.  He then made sure I had everything I needed., took care of the dog (ran and fed her), and when I woke up again at 10 am... he had also entertained and fed the kids (so I could sleep as long as possible) , and then left to go grocery shopping for this week. I love how he helps me out and takes care of me. This is just one of the ways my husband is awesome. Thank you , Z. I love you!

Dillie Bear

Dillie Bear