NEW BLOG LOOK, NEW RUG, NEW BASKET

Lot's of news today. Don't you love how clever I am with my play on words. (I can picture my grandchildren rolling their eyes right about now)

Have you noticed the new look of my blog? I love it. So streamlined and the gold is so elegant. You are probably asking yourselves if I did all of this by myself. I could lie and say I did, but I really want to give credit where credit is due. 


Brenda at Cozy Little House spent her weekend helping me. She is such a great friend. We ran into a few glitches along the way, but we got everything fixed and now I can just concentrate on writing my posts. 

Sunday I was starting to get cabin fever and I needed to go to the drugstore so of course I stopped into the booby trap Home Goods, which happens to be next to my drugstore. 


I was absolutely determined I was not going to buy anything so I didn't even get a cart. 

I really just wanted to see if they had a throw for the cool weather ahead. I know it is in the 90's in Atlanta and cool weather is a ways off, but my air conditioner is a bit chilly. Seemed reasonable to me.


As I was strolling down the aisle, trying not to look at anything, which we all know is impossible, I saw "IT". It being this super cute basket. 

Well, we all know how much I love baskets and how hard it is for me to pass one up so I convinced myself that I could always return it, and after all it was only $12.99.


I had no idea where I was going to hang it, so when I got it home I hung it on my kitchen wall and put dish towels in it. It may get moved in the future, but I'm liking it there for now.

As I was heading back up front to pay I happened to walk past the rugs. I've been looking for a rug for my kitchen and although they hadn't had one I liked in the past I was hoping they might have something new. 


They did. Perfect size, perfect colors, it has a non slip back, and it is washable. 

Of course I forget all about looking for that throw. Guess I'll have to go back.
  1. This is so funny! I could have written this posting as I'm sure other readers of your blog could too. I go to Homegoods (or Marshalls or TJ Maxx for that matter) just to look. Well, you know the rest. The bargains are too good to miss and it's so true that it's never the same way twice.

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    1. The not getting a cart strategy just doesn't work. I just end up trying to balance everything as I lug it to the front.

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  2. Beautiful rug Laura. The basket is cute too. Something always comes back from Home Goods.

    Love the new blog look.

    Cindy

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  3. I love that rug! And the basket. I probably could not have passed it up either. Dangerous to go in and look, but so full of fun to. If I don't at least go in, I feel like I might be missing something very special.

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    1. I feel the same way. Heaven forbid I might moss something. LOL

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  4. I wish...kind of ....that I had one of those stores closer! lol I love pretty things like what you found! Looks great!

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  5. You found some wonderful things. Love the post basket.
    Happy New Week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  6. Pretty new look to your blog and love the gold lettering. I'm glad there is NOT a Home Goods near me! I can see I would be hooked on that store. I love The Company Store (online) but I can hardly ever go browse it, as always find something I want! Love your rug and that basket is darling!

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    1. I think my bank account would be happier if I didn't go over there once a week.

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  7. I adore your new look! It matches your blog title perfectly. Good work.

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  8. I love your rug and basket. No Home Goods around here. Just as well, I would spend a fortune in there!

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  9. Love the new blog look...Brenda has given me help over the years, too! Love your new basket and rug, too...I would have had trouble passing up either of those!

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