Happy Friday friends!
I have a small confession to make. When I woke up this morning I was convinced it was Wednesday! Wednesday!!?? I could see maybe thinking it was Thursday, but Wednesday? I was a whole two days off and I have the trash to thank.
You see, when I looked out the window this morning, I saw all my neighbors had dutifully placed their trash and recycling buckets at the end of their driveways...and mine was empty.
Another confession ... I thought maybe they knew something I didn't. Like they had received a special note that the trash was coming two days early this week ... and my note must've blown away. Surely I didn't miss a holiday last week, because sometimes during a holiday week like Christmas or New Year's the trash pick-up is off by a day. Easter was recently, but since that always falls on a Sunday, trash pick-up isn't affected because our trash always comes on FRIDAY!
So there you have it! My mixed up, early morning brain fog in action!
Want to know another confession?
Last night I had a fleeting moment where I thought, " the trash goes out tonight". You know, so I wouldn't forget!! UGH!
Do you do that? Think yes and then no and then realize you were right to begin with? Do you? Because if you do, it would make me feel so much better ...about forgetting.
But what I didn't forget, was my recent trip to Ikea.
It had been quite a while since I had been there. There were so many things that caught my eye that I would love to share with you ... and so many things I wanted to bring home with me. As usual, I got overwhelmed thinking about where I could use this or that. I mean really ... I would've needed a truck to haul every item home I thought was cute and might have a purpose in my home. But alas, the only thing that made it home was some coffee, plants and two pillow covers I found in the clearance bin. (The coffee wasn't in the clearance bin ...just the pillow covers).
This buffalo check in taupe had my mind going in a million different direction! Ways I would use it? Beautiful lined drapes for the master bedroom or family room, bedskirt, euro pillows or upholstery on an accent chair or dining room chairs.
BERTA RUTA $8.99/Yd
Hard to get a good shot of the color, but this comes close. Think coffee with cream. Very pretty!
small check, gray
ROSMARIE FLORAL $8.99/Yd
I must have been on a check craze because this next one also had me at hello. It is an area rug in taupe. My mind immediately thought beach house!
Millinge 6X7 $79.99 (also comes in black)
I couldn't get over the price of these cowhides! They came in all different patterns and colors.
KOLDBY COWHIDE $199.00
Loved this one too! Especially the price. A natural rug adds great texture to any room.
TARNBY RUG 6'7" X 9'10" $149.00
I could decorate a whole house in one visit to Ikea! Good thing it's a two hour drive!
After all that snaking through the store following the arrows, all I came home with was a block of coffee, two Spring plants, ( that I showed you in this post ) and these...
Do you have any favorite Ikea finds?
P.S. Today is Friday :)