Today is my birthday (go, me!) and my parents were here Sunday to celebrate. Overall, it was a fantastic weekend. It included: furniture assembly, a concrete goose (more on that later), Chinese food, the Dye family, no painting, a semi-calm puppy, the Snuffer’s, a cowhide rug, pink icing, pizza, the May’s, two HUGE clematis plants and chocolate chip cookies. Not too shabby, right?
Here are the details – and some photos of the updated black room (a.k.a. the front room/library/entry way/storage area/dining room/gym/collapse-from-exhaustion area)
On Saturday, Aaron and I went to IKEA and purchased another round of Billy’s (more on that later… I sound like a broken record) and some other items for the bathroom (which I swear I will post soon… I’m waiting for some Etsy stuff to be delivered). Because these dang Billy’s are about 8″ too long for my car they require delivery. If I were left up to my own devices I’d be hanging out of the trunk clinging on to cheap, Swedish furniture for dear life all the way down I-75 south. Really, I would. I’ve actually considered it. In my opinion, there’s nothing stronger than a couple of bungee cords and several ounces of fear-induced adrenaline. But, I was with Mr. Safety (thank god for Aaron) and I paid for the more efficient and less risky IKEA delivery. That was the second best part of the trip. The first part was our next stop – Home Emporium to pick out my very first cowhide rug (a birthday gift from Aaron – isn’t he the sweetest?). Later that night, Aaron’s parents came over with dinner in-hand. They are the best and I love hanging out with them.
Now we’re at Sunday. When my parents asked what I’d like to do for my birthday (it was too late to go to the Zoo, as previously planned) you can guess what I had in mind – IKEA furniture assembly! It sounds terrible to most, but it is tres (I don’t know how to enter the accent mark) exciting for me.
And now pictures from the day:
Some things to note about the above:
- How yummy does that pink icing look? (It was.)
- I’m having second thoughts about the curtains, which is why I have a test fabric draping over it. Do you like the new pattern? I am iffy.
- I still don’t have chairs for the table, which is why we’re lounging pretty in the retro rockers. More about those here.
- How cute is my mom?