Goodwill Black Friday Deals

I popped into our local Goodwill on Saturday night { yup, I spend my Saturday nights shopping for deals } Mr. CLH house was with me so I considered it our mini date night! As you may remember I've been on the hunt for the perfect dresser for our 3rd bedroom, I want something similar to the dresser I scored on Craigslist { seen here } Anyways while I was there I noticed tow pretty long mirror with lots of detail, I could tell the the mirrors once were attached to a dresser. I fell in love with it, plus it was a mere $ 14 bucks, my husband on the other hand didn't care for it. Against my better judgment I didn'nt buy it! On the way out the store I saw Goodwill's Black Friday deals! Yup, Goodwill does Black Friday! The whole store will be 1/2 off! I'll be there first on Friday morning hoping no one scooped up the mirrors, there's two so the odds might be in my favor. Sadly I took no pictures, but Jenny from Little Green Notebook found a similar mirror she redid for a clients home. Here's the before, yup a basic dated looking mirror.

{ via LGN }

I love how the mirror turned out once it was painted a dark moody grey. So pretty! All the detail on the top of the mirror now looks amazing.

{ via LGN }

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Most likely the mirror will be hung at the end of our hallway, I the hanging the mirror there will make the hallway look larger and hopefully bring in more night since its parallel to our front door.

Is Goodwill on your Black Friday must shop places?


Random Goodness

My mind had been all over the place lately, I'm blaming it on my nasty cold I had last week ( still have a runny nose ) Anyways I thought I;d share some random goodness. I came across the blog Good Bones Great Peaces a few months back, and I'm obsessed with this blog!! The blog features and amazing mom and daughter design duo. They always have so many design tips and ideas to share. I always look forward to seeing what they are up to. Here's a before of a little table they recently re-did

I so need a little side drop table for our third bedroom! I love the finished piece. Anyways if your unfamiliar with their blog, check it out stat! 

Of course the holidays have also been on my mind a lot ( mainly Christmas ) were going to upgrade our wimpy apartment Christmas tree with a pretty tall one, which has me thinking or ornaments. I wanna splurge a  little this year, I really love the these mercury glass pear ornaments from West Elm. They are just so pretty. I also saw tons of pretty ornaments at Kamrt, so i'll b e stopping there too! 

Food has been on my mind too! I watched Jamie Olivers Food Revolution TV show a couple of times are was impressed by his commitment to teach Americas simple healthy recipes. After reading a ton of reviews about his new book on Amazon.com { same name as the TV show } I'm going to buy his book. I really want to learn how to roast a chicken in a simple healthy way.

I've also been patiently waiting for Hulu to come to our Roku player. Hulu is  free online site where you can watch a ton of your favorite TV shows and old school movies. We currently watch Netflix and check out upcoming movies on Flixster via Roku. I so can't wait to watch TV shows via Hulu Plus instantly though our TV for $ 10 a month. Can we say good bye, Dish Network!! That will save us $ 30 bucks a month, we don't watch that much TV so I doubt we'll miss it. 

On my mind a lot is finding the perfect dresser for our third bedroom, because I want to buy some pretty knobs and pulls for it! I just love love Marmama knob { top }and the Urchin Test Knob { bottom } both from Anthropologie 

I hope I didn't bore you all with my random thoughts! Hopefully I'll have some pictures to share with you all Wednesday about what I've been up to!

Sick Again

Hi everyone, I mentioned a few weeks back that I was feeling under the weather. Well just when I was regaining my energy and feeling back to normal, bam I catch a cold! I'm taking the rest of the week off my blog :( to get better. I do have some great posts lined up heres some hints: Our Bedroom Projects, New Artwork and more.

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I'll be back Monday and will be catching up on a ton of blogs over the weekend. 

Petite Seats

Over the weekend I was shopping at West Elm and bought some new bedding { more on that soon! } anyways while I was there I sat and on their petite Sutton Sofette. But I'll just call it a settee, oh how love its size its so perfect and modern. I just adore the settee, and truth be told, I've been wanting to put one in our third still unseen bedroom. Our third bedroom has a sliding glass door that lead out into our back yard, hopefully in the Spring it will be replaced with French Doors. Until I get around to cleaning out our 'junk room' sometime in the next few weeks, lets dream a little shall we?

{ via West Elm }

I also like this settee in a fun circle print, subtle yet stylish. 

{ via West Elm }

I also like the Marcel Mini Sofa from Pottery Barn, not as much as the clean lines for the West Elm settee 

{ via Pottery Barn }

Now for some further lusting, I adore how these settees look in homes. More on the feminine side as far as the shape goes. 

{ via House & Home }

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I pretty much like the entire room below!! The tufting on the settee is divine. The blueish secretary desk is a amazing, the drapes the fabric on the chair the area rug!! Wow I just love how well the colors live together.   

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Of course the ultimate dream would be to purchase and amazing settee off my beloved Craigslist for next to nada then have it reupholstered in amazing fabric and make then make some pretty pillows for it. Unfortunately I've been coming up empty handed on my local Craigslist. 

What piece of furniture have you been lusting after for your home?


CSN Stores Giveaway Winner!

A big thanks to CSN Stores for the giveaway bucks! Thanks to all my readers for entering the giveaway :)

A big congrats to entry # 18 Christine from Biddle Blog

Congrats again Christine, please check your email, I will be contacting your about your CSN Stores Loot! Looking forward to hearing and hopefully seeing what you plan to spend your $ 45 bucks on :)