Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Man Room? Off limits for me?

We have been busy working on the so-called "Man Room" of the house... While Stuart claims I can't do any of the decorating in here - I am still adding my ideas to make sure it all comes together!!! It's expensive for everything that Stuart is dreaming of putting in there (I am sure the bar will be the next purchase)! We have made some progress, but still many items to add!
Here are a few updates to the room:

*Pub Table - received free from my Dad who was given this for free! When we first got it, it was a light oak color. We wanted it to match the pool table - so Stuart was busy sanding and staining to make it look like this. Great job Hubby!!

New sectional and rug! This will be great for lounging while the guys play pool and can watch TV. I still think this needs my decorative touch - some pillows to add some color!!

The room today & new TV mounted on the wall. We still need to find some nice bar stools, but these will do for now (old ones from my apartment).

Family Fun!

Here are some photos of the family taking pictures on Sunday! It's been awhile since we have taken some nice pictures - very overdue!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New additions to our home!

Well, another succesful weekend of bargain shopping completed! I am excited to share all the items I bought for our home!!

I purchased this chair with my earnings from our rummage sale (plus some of my saved $$) at Slumberland. We had a coupon for 25% any item for just moving into town. This saved me some big money!! I think it fits in perfectly! The pillow was just bought this weekend - 50% off at JcPenney's! Deal!
I also added the vase with the "sticks" in our living room. The vase was 50% at Hobby Lobby! Another great deal!

This picture was also purchased from Hobby Lobby - which I used a 40% off coupon printed from their website! The quote ("Love as Long as You Live") is one I used at our wedding during my toast, so it has some sentimental value as well. This shelf is in our family room - downstairs.

I found this plate rack at Goodwill for $3.50. I then searched all over town for plates and ended up buying Fiesta dishes from Macy's. They too were on sale - 30% off. I have always dreamed of collecting Fiesta dishes - so this will start it up! There are so many cute dishes - will need to save up money for more!! Or - potential Christmas gifts (hint hint)!

Another great find was this wall decal from Hobby Lobby. I also used a 40% coupon on this! I think it looks great above the sink. If you would ask my husband, he doesn't care for it, but I like it - and I am the one who is always slaving away in the kitchen! :)

All in all, I had a great weekend seeing friends and family. We filled up my little Corolla on the way back - created many laughs for people driving next to us!! We also managed to fit a 42 inch plasma TV in my car (the trunk wouldn't shut all the way) for our Game Room. I will blog on that on a later date, once the room gets closer to completion!!