3.20.2011

Let There Be Light

Two friends and I made a mad dash up to the Ballard Designs outlet on Friday.  Practically everything in the entire store was 50% of the lowest marked price!  Sometimes I get a little too excited in these situations, so I like to do a complete walk through before shoving things in to my cart.  I usually come to the conclusion that:

 a) I don't really need half of what I originally think I want;
 b) I can't afford half of what I originally think I want;
c) both of the above.

Once I calmed down, took a few breaths and came to my senses, I settled on these two table lamps for my boys' room.  We do a lot of reading at bedtime and the lighting in their room is pretty poor.  These lamps really help brighten up the room. I got them both for less than one costs on Ballard's website


Here they are in the boys' room.


My friend ended up buying (after we talked her into it) this amazing light fixture. She has vaulted ceilings in her family room and this will be the perfect addition to the room.  She has some serious style, so I'll talk her into letting me take some photos of her crib and I will certainly share them with you all.


I also made one other small purchase ($3.00 to be exact).  My friends and I were giggling like school girls when we saw this pillow cover.  I had to buy it.  I figure, once a month, I'll display it proudly on the couch as a fair warning to my family.  I'm sure they'll get the hint.  At least my husband will.  


That's what I call a successful shopping trip!  Hope you're week is getting off to a good start.    

14 comments:

  1. That pillow is a hoot! Love the lamps and that chandy. I hope your friend will let you share pictures.

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  2. haha- I need one of those pillows in my house hold!

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  3. I wish I could have made it to Ballard! Looks like you got some good stuff! I guess it's for the best - I think I might have had a throw down with your friend for that chandelier... ;-)

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  4. Andrea love the lamps you bought for your boys room! And that pillow, let's just say I had a laugh!! Martina

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  5. Hi! I'm new to your adorable blog, I love your home and it looks like you've done a ton of hard work there, great job!

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  6. love the pillow!
    I wish we had this outlet near us. The lamps are perfect for your sons' room.

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  7. Great lamp find! And the pillow? Hilarious. I went to Ballard early, and I go through the same motions you do! Then my feet hit the ground again and I get in touch with reality! Hardwood installation begins today (-:

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  8. I love your blog and am cracking up at the PMS pillow!!! We all need one of those! Keep up the great work!

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  9. I am new to your blog and love it!!! The pMs pillow is perfect!! LOL I do the same thing when shopping a sale. :)

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  10. I cannot stop laughing at that pillow...is it TMI to share that after giving birth to my first child last may I just started experiencing pMs again? I forgot how fun it is for the whole family! Wheeeee!! I have to say I am the opposite kind of shopper...I put everything in my cart for fear someone else will get it and then I go around at the end and put back what I realize I don't want (can't afford) once the shopper's high wears off. I love your blog!

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  11. I'm a new follower. I've loved looking at what you've done with your house--it's beautiful! I live in Indiana, just a few hours from the Ballards outlet. I'm on their email list, but didn't know about this sale. How do you find out about them? Would love to be able to pop in on one!

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  12. That pillow is HYSTERICAL!!! I love your sense of humor!!!

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  13. That pillow is beyond hilarious! Love it!

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