Good morning! I hope your weekend was awesome! Ours was pretty crazy busy but we also are feeling super accomplished from it, so that is always good!
On Saturday the husband and I went furniture shopping – big time.
We had a goal to furnish our first floor and be finally done with it. Since we moved in (last March) our living room has been pretty bare, and our dining room is pretty much completely empty. Minus a crappy hand-me-down bookcase that is slowly falling apart. Our first floor kitchen, living room and dining room is an open floor plan, so needless to say it all felt pretty sterile to say the least. We also haven’t painted any colors on the walls or hung any photos. The lack of feeling “home-y” finally go to us to work towards furnish our living room and dining room.
Our living room is a weird size. It’s long and skinny. This is how we had it set up before this weekend:
Notice the lack of end tables for the couch – this was driving me crazy!!! We also kept putting off buying bar stools for the counter that opens up into our kitchen. I wanted to get those from the time I saw the plans for the house, before it was being built!
So, I played around with the floor plan, and came up with this:
I re-oriented the tv so that the room would feel larger. Also added secondary lighting so we don’t have to use the over head light, and a coffee table and end tables. I even played with the idea of a couch table behind the two chairs but we ended up nixing that idea after we went shopping. I also was hell-bent on getting those bar stools (not shown it the floor plan above)!
We found the bar stools, and were able to take them home so they are already set up (and look fabulous!). We also ordered a dining room set, a new bookcase for the dining room, and a set of tables for the living room – two chair side end tables, a regular end table and a coffee table. The stuff will slowly trickle in, which is probably best so we can adjust things as we get them, but we get to pick the dining room set up on Tuesday are we are really psyched! Our house will finally start feeling like a home… next we just have to finish the basement, paint the walls and starting hanging some photos up. Oh and I’ve got to find a floor lamp that will match our table lamps that we already have. ;)
On Sunday I woke up to get in a 7 mile run on the treadmill. I took it easy (especially the first mile or so) and finished in 1:37:18. I watched No Strings Attached (the movie with Ashton Kutcher) on my kindle fire while I ran which helped the time to pass. The movie was just okay – it was a nice one to watch while sweating though because it didn’t require a lot of thought to understand what was going on in the plot. ;)
After my run, I worked with my dad to get our taxes submitted. Our federal taxes are done and e-filed, the state ones I have to mail out today and the local ones still have to be done (their website was being screwy), so I guess we’re about half way there.
After taxes I was off to a Zumbathon! Two hours of Zumba! whew! It was a lot of fun though! Once it ended I came home, we ordered a pizza and I promptly fell onto the couch for the rest of the evening. I was pretty exhausted but felt really great about the weekend I’d had.
Lets hope this week goes just as well!