Friday, February 4, 2011

cutest pillow there ever was.

i have officially dedicated the month of February to giving our apartment a little makeover. and i think i'm off to a freakishly good start. i found this pillow last week at TJMaxx for only $12.99!!!! you guys shop in the home section of TJMaxx, right?? because they have some real gems back there, i swear. like i'm seriously obsessed with this pillow [i think it's the radial symmetry] and i can't believe it was so cheap! i'm a real tightwad when it comes to spending money on things other than clothes, makeup, and food [that's not selfish of me, is it???] but i've suddenly become very willing to spend money on home decor for some reason.

besides trying to be more willing to spend money on home decor [i really hate the word decor, by the way], my only challenge with this whole apartment makeover thing will be that i am expecting some serious resistance from my sweet little husband AARON. we don't always agree on what would look best in our apartment [other wives have that problem, right?], but.... i've realized that he only has an opinion when i involve him in the decision-making process! [he's the first to admit this so it's okay.] so the obvious solution is to just do it all behind his back and surprise him! crisis averted.

anyways, you probably won't hear any more about our apartment makeover again, but i just thought my new adorable pillow deserved a little shout out.... [love ya!] then again, i've contradicted myself on this blog before so whooooo knooooows! p.s. so happy it's friday!!!!!!!!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. We have the same life. Seriously. Philip gives me resistance on house decorating stuff too, but when I surprise him with a change he almost always loves it! GENIUS.

    Also, must go to TJMaxx ASAP. That pillow is amazing.

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  2. decor sounds oh so fancy! have you been to the actual TJ Maxx Home Goods store? I think its in The District. A Tj Maxx filled with just home "decor"=amesome.

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  3. Your blog is so fun to read. :) I wish surprising my husband with new decor worked! I've had to return so much over the years... I love your new pillow!

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  4. thanks you guys! and yes jen, i have been to Home Goods down in the district. it's totally awesome and i'll probably have to take a couple trips this month! :)

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  5. That is exactly how Quinn is! Which is why he is usually out of town when I re-do a room. He gets home and Suprise!! He usually likes it and it is done. So much easier than arguing over whether or not a mirror would look good here, of if you like this color paint, etc. :)

    P.S. I am a big fan of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and I second the Home Goods suggestion, I love that place!

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  6. Congrats! You figured out how to deal with husbands. I actually tell Patrick for a long time I am going to do something, then I just do it and he is surprised when he gets home, but usually because he thought I was all talk, but really I was just feelin' things out... (don't want to do anything that I couldn't do in his face I guess!)

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  7. Oh and I LOVE LOVE that pillow, saw some like it at Z gallerie and totally want to try making one myself!

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