A New Guest Bed … Or Not?

Hello there my people!

I’m going to be honest and tell  you that I’ve been sitting on this post for about a week.  Ya see, over the holiday weekend our guest bed broke.  All the boys were jumping on it, having a good ol’ time (and no, they’re NOT allowed to do that), when bang, the mattress hit the floor.  This bed that we have has always given us a few issues and I, my husband and father-in-law have all repaired it at one time or another.

I was fed up.

I decided, there are a crap load of sales going on and I’m getting a new freaking bed!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Spending hard earned money can be so darn exhilarating!  Ha!

I knew that I needed a queen, neutral in color (grey, perhaps) with a low footboard, or heck, no footboard at all, and pretty sleek around the sides (nothing jutting out taking over precious space).

Here’s what I came up with.  Can you even believe the price of these?!  My gosh.  When did beds become so cheap?!?

Rebecca – AllModern – $419.99

Houchins – Wayfair – $327.99

Molinaro – AllModern – $207.54

 

Leyton Mid-Century – Target – $353.59

Baxton Studios – Overstock – $461.12

Pelegrino – Joss and Main – $269.99

So, I did it!  I ordered one without searching any further… I looked for one day, that was it!  Can you guess which one?

Yes, the one with storage!!  I thought that would be so much better than bins of comic books under the bed (the way it is now).  I’ve mentioned my husband’s collecting habit, right?  We’re a match made in hoarding heaven!  Har har.

I was getting that bed in less than a week.  OMG.

Anyhoo, my in-laws came to visit the next day and I asked if they could help me get the old sucker out.  While I was running errands, he fixed it.  He literally FIXED it.  Again.  AGAIN!!  And wouldn’t you know it, it doesn’t look bad.  Arrrrrrrrr!!

I figured that I’d try to cancel the order and let fate decide.  Well, Wayfair has excellent customer service and cancelled it an hr or two later.  Thanks Wayfair.  (insert sarcasm)  And I wasn’t even going to tell you this whole long, boring saga which resulted in nothingness, except for the fact that I did write up a post on the beds before I knew my shopping would be DOA.  (Friends fans anyone?!)

Maybe you’re looking for a great new bed and one of these calls to you.  Maybe I have helped someone in need today.

Deciding on a Mirror

Me and my first world problems.  I swear, you guys.  No really, I’m swearing.  I did my best to have a great plan (laid out here) and sadly, I’ve had nothing but stumbles and delays.  Sigh.

Like I said, don’t feel sorry for me… I’m decorating a new bathroom, pooooooorrrr little ol me.

You must be thinking, gf, you still don’t have a freaking mirror in that bathroom.  And the answer to that is, “No, no I don’t.”  I really wanted to get the drawers in so that I could see what everything would look like with the wood grain of the vanity and brass of the lights and faucet.  Needless to say, I’ve had my fun with the drawers – more on that to come later.  (I’m so much fun, aren’t I?!  Insert You – “YAY!  She’s going to talk about the drawers!!  Whoooo!!  I cannot wait!!”)

Anyhoo.

I totally thought that in my stash of mirrors I’d find the perfect candidate.  I mean, cummon, this chick has a plethora of options.  Surely one would work.  Well…. let’s see what you think.  Here are the 4 that I actually photographed.

This one above I think is the only option I would consider.  I feel like the shape is interesting and the scale works, though hung higher, obviously.  However, there are some problems here… the frame needs some tlc and the mirror itself should either be more antiqued or changed out for a new one since there are 3-4 spots on it.  Changing out the mirror could cost a pretty penny with those curves.  Hmmm…..

This round mirror was originally the mirror I thought I would go with.  I do like it… I think…. I just don’t love it, you know?  Maybe it’s because the frame is so narrow?

Ahhhh!  That red tone is hurting my eyes!!

I really hate this one.  I thought maybe I could just paint it or give a tortoise shell treatment (I say this as if I’m Picasso or something), but no, no, NO.  Yuck.

Basically unless you all tell me how much you love option 1 or 2, then I need to get out there and hunt for another mirror.  I need to be real careful since I don’t want to put unnecessary holes into that fabulous wallpaper.  Wink.  At least there’s something I like!  HA!

Randomly I spotted these… okay, not randomly at. all.  I was sitting here, trying not to yell “Stop jumping on the sofa” for the millionth time and decided to look at mirrors.  Sanity check.  Do not slap children.  Check.  Do not curse at children.  Check, check.

Breathe in, breathe out.  I’m still good.

Oh ya.  Mirrors.

This has all the makings of something I could pick.  Might just put that in the cart…

Hot damn, this one is pretty amazing!!  A sun in the trees!  Uh oh wallet.

Just measured cause I figured, F it, and it DOESN’T FIT!!  Whaaaaa-mublance.  I’m so annoyed, now.  Kids are being so loud and the perfect mirror won’t work.  Why world?!?!

Wait.  What about this one?

Another neat option…Me and my fickle heart.

Nawwwww.  I’m still mad about the first round mirror.  I highly doubt the brass colors would work together but ssstttiiiillllll!

What am I going to do?!?!?!?

My New Favorite Show

Hi there!

Let me start this off by apologizing.  After scouring the internet for photos, I quickly realized that this show is on A LOT of people’s favorite list… and one that has been written about pretty extensively.  Sorry world.  I guess I’m just one of the sheep.  Sigh.  And sorry to all of you who may have already seen these photos before… ’cause apparently the peeps over on Amazon only want to release like 5 total pictures.

So there you have it.  I’m being a copy cat.

But I just couldn’t help myself.  This show is THAT good.  What’s the show?!  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!  The story of a witty Jewish wife and mother, who after being left by her douchey husband, decides to become a stand-up comic.  All set in the 1950’s.  Intrigued?

A wonderful storyline, with a SMART, STRONG HEROINE, hilarious comedy scenes, and just plain great writing and acting.  All being delivered to my brain in the prettiest package imaginable – FABULOUS sets and to die for hats.

Yup, I said hats.  I’ve become a hat addict.  Dear friends, I am now a weirdo obsessed with hats and have a problem buying hats, wearing hats and wanting more hats.  I think it’s a thing.

See?  So, good.

And I know there are great period shows out there that kill it in the set department.  But yo, this one is my absolute favorite.

Chinoiserie wallpaper?!  Like WTF.  IN PPPPPIIIIINNNKKKKK!!!

Maybe this living room was worth the douche bag??

And color!!  So much yummy, delicious color that my eyes can’t. even.

I want those lamps.  And that hat.  Just sayin.

Anyway, you all should check it out!  I literally laugh out loud.  And when I turn it off, I’m just very thankful that there are bright people in the world that create shows like this.  This show is saying something…. it’s delivering a powerful message, in the prettiest of packages.  Martini, anyone?