Friday, August 28, 2009


The perfect look for my living room! I stopped by the grocery store and in while I was in checking out I was looking through the magazines and there on the cover was what I want my living room to look like.

I'm going to use this cover as my "inspiration" to find pieces that I like...Only problem? I have no idea where to find this stuff...I found the ottoman on but  they are sold out. I found a similar white oversized chair at Pottery Barn...for $2,000!! That's too much for a chair in my opinion. 

So, here's where you come in...Any ideas on where I can look for furniture? I'm going to look at some furniture stores this weekend but I'm not sure how it will work  buying my living room in pieces rather than a set. We shall see! I'm so excited!

On another note...I have a lot of free time at work since I work so far ahead of schedule and I've really been thinking about what my next career move would be. In reality, I'm sure I'll never be the next Kelly Rippa and I'm really trying to decide where I need to go from here. I plan on staying here for another 9 months. I know that seems like i have a long time to keep looking, but I'm trying to decide what I want to do. If I want to get back into PR, stick with writing or design. I've thought about doing a design business and doing print work for company's and individuals. I'm just really unsure right now. Part of me would still love to pack up my bags, my dogs and my husband and head for NY (especially when it's nine thousand degrees here in Texas!). I've tried to really think about if I want to be a stay-at-home wife or not...I'm just really unsure. I feel like I should have it all figured out already. I did graduate college 2  years ago!

I'm so proud of my husband though. He works so hard is always so sure of what his next step should be. He's really great at his job, has a work ethic like no other person I've ever met and really has a lot to be proud of when it comes to his career...(and his personal life...he did land an awesome wife if I do say so myself!) I'm really proud of him and I really admire the way he's handled his career. Hopefully I can learn from him and take that kind of direction and have that kind of confidence he has in my career.


katie + bret said...

LOVE that living room! Super chic! Don't you just love Pottery Barn. Their new mag just came in the mail and I told Bret if I had all the money in the world, our house would look like that magazine. BUT, I don't (shock, I know) so for now, I hunt and peck and love it all just the same :) Can't wait to see your finished living room! HAVE FUN!

Jordan said...

LOVE IT! I don't have any advice on the furniture front. I'm having my own issues trying to find a reclining sofa that doesn't look like a ugly recliner! Hubs won't budge on having a recliner- ugh! So, is that a good design mag?

In this wonderful life... said...

LOVE that room!!! I have similar taste :) I'm not sure where to buy furniture..I've never bought much. I look forward to seeing where and what you buy, though!!

That is a toughy about your job! I bet something will fall into place ;)

Lindsey said...


Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

That living room would be awesome!

Didn't B take a certification exam awhile back? How did he do?

Liz said...

I absolutely love the look of that room. I've started collecting pieces here and there, but I need an inspiration like that to keep me foucsed :). Good luck!

Jane said...

That room is gorgeous and fun! You could try finding a plain ottoman and recovering it? Good luck! Can't wait to hear how yours turns out.

Kassie said...

I love that living room! I have very similar taste. And that's hard about your job. I just finished grad school, and I have no clue where to go from here!

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