Tuesday, August 28

{My birthday gift!} Michael Kors "Blair" Rose Gold watch :)

My birthday was this past Sunday, August 26th, and the celebrating started early the previous weekend with a surprise birthday dinner for 18 at a fun restaurant in downtown Atlanta (Thank you Mr. Show Off!)

We had dinner and drinks while listening to live music.  I picked up a few gift cards from friends that night :)

Then in his tradition with birthdays I received a little gift from Mr. Show off every day the week of my birthday up through to my actual birthday.   Monday were flowers, Tuesday was a gift card for a mani/pedi, Wednesday was a sweet card, Thursday my favorite bottle of wine, Friday was quiet time from the 4 yr old lol, where I enjoyed a nice long bubble bath...and the big surprise was my Michael Kors watch - I love it!  I had been eyeing a big men's style watch for a few months now. 

At first I thought I wanted a gold watch, but then I started seeing rose gold everywhere and I fell in love with rose gold.  I think it looks nicer wih my skin tone. 

So we headed to Macy's so that I could pick out my watch.  I tried on a couple different styles and decided on this one - its a larger men's style watch, the face is much bigger than any other watch I own and its heavy, I like that.  The official name is Michael Kors 'Blair' Chronograph Watch. 

And in case you are wondering how much it costs, its $250 - it was a little big for my wrist so they removed 1 link for me.  Now it has a loose fit, but not too loose.  Meaning, if I have it at the base of my wrist it will twist around but when I push it up to wear with bracelets, its doesnt twist around.

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 It was a good birthday.  And now that my birthday is over we can get back to getting ready for our west coast vacation to Los Angeles and Las Vegas next month!! 

Thursday, August 16

A little chevron statement piece :)

So I've posted quite a few times about the design dilemma's I've had with our living room.  It's the center of the house and I want it to feel designed but cozy.  I think I've got the designed part down but cozy it was not.  I love having hardwood floors, but hardwood floors in this room with high ceilings did not feel cozy and warm.

Then, about a week and a half ago, I get my daily email from Groupon....I love Groupon!! If you dont already subscribe to their deals you really should! We get movie ticket groupons and restaurant groupons all the time.  They have daily deals on so many things local and everywhere else....anyway I digress...So I get my Groupon email for RugsUSA.com a week and a half ago and there is a groupon offer for $55 for $120 towards rugs, lighting or furniture! Good deal right?  I thought so too, so I immediately purchased the Groupon knowing that RugsUSA.com would have a rug I would be happy with.  I was already familiar with theit site and know that their options are endless! My mission was to find a large enough rug for the room and it had to be bold, modern, fun pattern and comfy....a statement piece.

And here it is!

It measures  8 x 11.  I love bold patterns so this rug is perfect.  I didn't want anything plain or beige or tan.  

This rug comes in 4 colors, black and ivory, navy and ivory, burgundy and ivory and light blue and ivory (mine)

I was a little worried how it would look once it arrived being that I already have a pattern that I stenciled behind the built in's, but as you can see it works so good -  no complaints.  I love, love, love this rug - it makes me smile.  It feels much cozier and finished in our living room and the rug is so soft under my feet.

If your interested here is the link to this same exact rug.

For other posts related to the living room design drama click here, here, here and here.

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