I hope you had a marvelous weekend. Mine was great, and very non-typical in that my parents took all THREE of the kids to visit my grandmother for the weekend, giving me and my husband an entire weekend at home. By ourselves. When I told other people (especially parents) about it, their eyes would go wide as if to say, how on earth did you hit that parental jackpot? Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, and the house is way (too) quiet when they’re gone. But to have a weekend to do whatever we wanted was a little slice of heaven!
So, what did we do? The things we can’t typically do when our weekends are consumed with kid activities. We lived like we did pre-kids. We went to two movies, out to dinner, and we even went to a non-kid party. And, I went shopping on both Saturday and Sunday. Not grocery shopping – real shopping. I forgot how exhausting shopping can be when you have no constraints and can take a day (or two) and just GO. But boy, was it fun.
I hit my favorite fabric store in search of fabrics for my basement window treatments. Let me just tell you that this place, The Fabric Shack, is a fabric wonderland. It’s huge with all sorts of amazing fabrics to choose from, and it can be overwhelming.
The good news is that I found a fabric that I’m going to use in the basement! More on that soon.
In addition to the Fabric Shack, I was able to go to some of my other favorite places. I hit the Ballard Outlet and the Frontgate Outlet while I was out. Some great goodies out there for sure.
A fun table with a yardstick top – could be a fun DIY project from a thrift store table, don’t you think?
Loved this canvas map artwork.
And the yummy lighting…
Especially this one – I think it would look fab in my dining room, since it has that look I’m going for in that space. Still trying to convince my husband that the lighting needs to be changed… But the price was good – $152.
Lots o’ stools…
Frontgate is right across from Ballard, so I always go in to see what they have. We got a steal of a deal on our Christmas tree at the Frontgate Outlet, so you never know what you’ll find.
I am loving this outdoor furniture – the style, the fabrics, and the comfy factor.
And this set up was just plain pretty. I don’t know how I would feel about the table from a functionality standpoint, but it sure looks nice. And the curved banquette seating was really sharp.
More to come!! I saw some great things this weekend that have my DIY wheels turning!
What would you do with a weekend at home, entirely to yourself? Would you go crazy and do things you normally don’t do? Would you tackle some projects with quiet, uninterrupted time?
I feel a bit like a hummingbird with ADD when I have all of that free time – I just don’t know where to begin, and have a hard time deciding what to do since we’re always so busy with every day life!