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  1. Investment pieces

    March 28, 2012 by Hobbylobbyist

    As a child of the midwest, I am a big fan of finding a deal. Paying full-price at Target was about as fancy as I got. Now that I am a grown-up living in Dallas I feel like I should stop buying off the sale rack and instead venture into grown-up stores and buy high-quality things that will last me forever.

    (A quick aside– As I wrote that sentence, I realized I had pudding in my hair. So much for being a grown-up.)

    Back to investment pieces. When I refer to investment pieces, I am thinking beyond the closet and into the rest of our home. Our current decor consists of what happened when we combined our Ikea furniture into one house. I like what we have and it works for us but as we add anything new, we have to step back and decide if we should find a reasonable temporary solution, or bite the bullet and get something nicer AKA more expensive.

    My newest debate over spend vs. splurge relates to pillows. On one hand, decorative pillows are a great way to easily switch out trends in your home. On the other, I want to find things I’m going to love for more than a season or two.

    Antique Suzani Pillow, $126 from Etsy












    Cut Velvet Pillow, $38 from Etsy











    Turks Handmade Kilim Pillow Case, $71.95 from Etsy










    Which pillow is your favorite? What decor items do you save on and what do you splurge on?

    (Blog note: There’s an easyish way to put photos in a post that, for some reason, causes all of the text to disappear. There’s a hard way to put photos in a post that, for some reason, causes big spaces between images. This is the third time I’ve done this post and I surrender to the WordPress Gods on this one.)

  2. Procrastination Station

    February 16, 2012 by Hobbylobbyist

    We’re less than a week from getting the keys to our new place and I had a partial meltdown today. Long story short, I found out that our new landlords won’t clean our unit before we move in. It’s a minor issue but I don’t deal well with change. Or with dirty refrigerators. The good news is that my freak out motivated (guilted?) the Mister into volunteering to do the lion’s share of the cleaning.

    I’ve packed as much as I can so I’ve turned my attention to a more creative pursuit. Namely, getting an address stamp. The Mister and I don’t send many letters but I can’t help myself. I’m a sucker for a good font. I’ve narrowed it down to a few favorites. Which ones do you like best?

    By Castle Calligraphy, $42. Artistic without being too feminine.

    By For Yoo, $21.95. I like the mix of fonts.

    By Loves to Create Stamps, $34.95. Fun mix of fonts and masculine enough for the Mister.

    By Loves to Create Stamps, $34.95. Casual script but still readable.

    By Loves to Create Stamps, $29.95. So fancy!

    By Filigree Press, $28. I love this, but is the zip code too frilly?

    The one below is probably my favorite. Can you guess why I’m hesitating from ordering from this vendor? First one to guess gets a pony.

    By Filigree Press, $25. Pretty font and yet...

    All stamps were found on Etsy.