Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sick Days

Today was the perfect day to be "sick."

The weather is gorgeous and I needed the relaxation after two straight months with the kids (not only spending my days with them, but folding clothes all night on many days after work).

Last night, I went to the Melting Pot with my girlfriends for Ladies Night. I came home looking more pregnant than ever and in a total food coma. A glass of Champagne and a glass of Chardonnay didn't help my pregnant appearance. I really should have fasted better before hitting up the Melting Pot. I should know from past experience.

Today I slept in until 9 and then went outside in my bathing suit top and a pair of shorts. I sunbathed for at least an hour, catching up on all of the hot gossip in the latest US Weekly.

After that, I took a little trip to the mall. While strolling through Pottery barn I saw this:

It is exactly what boyfriend and I were planning to do in our new place. I took a picture and texted it to boyfriend. He was a little bummed because he thought that he came up with the idea himself, but I didn't mind. The picture was amazing and something that we can both agree on.

Unfortunately, it's not for sale and it's only a store decoration. However, the nice lady at Pottery Barn did tell me that they often sell the floor decorations when they change them every few months. I obviously gave them my name and my phone number and I'm hoping that that little beauty will be gracing the walls of chateau Boyfriend and Ashley in the near future. I figure that it's worth at least a few hundred dollars considering it will save us from having to do something similar ourselves.

While there, I noticed that the plates that I've been eyeing for months were finally on sale. I picked up four. If there is one thing that boyfriend and I can agree on in regards to decorating, it is all things green. That totally works for me because my apartment is primarily purple and sage green anyways.

Much like most things that I buy, I need new plates about as much as I need a hole in my head. I have at least 40 plates in my apartment right now (most of them salad sized) because I seem to fall in love with salad plates on a pretty regular basis. My mom's part time job at crate and barrel a few years ago didn't help my cause. Luckily, I only buy four at a time and they always compliment each other. I like to mix things up when I decorate and two of these will look great next to the black and white damask plates that I already own.

If you had told my 17 year old self that I would care so much about plates and Pottery Barn, I probably would have puked in my mouth just a little bit. It's amazing how things change when you grow up. I can't wait until the day that I get to walk around with a rock on one hand and a scanner gun in the other because I want everything in the store. My wallet can't handle that but I'm not above asking others to buy it for me. Luckily, boyfriend can handle my pottery barn addiction. In fact, he's so picky, he's already picked out our future flatware.

I suppose that we are quite compatible.

Speaking of boyfriend, while I had my camera out, I decided to take a picture of the tulips that he brought me on Sunday. Tulips are my favorite and they are blooming quite beautifully.

On the list for the rest of the night- more relaxing, and a lot more cleaning. I managed to straighten up the living room and kitchen today, but the bathroom and bedroom are in major need of some attention. In the meantime, I'm sitting on my balcony with boyfriend's laptop.

Seriously, I love days off.


morewineplease said...

Very Nice Blog!!
Yes, I still watch the Bachelor! and like you, I noticed the nail polish... but last night, I kept rewinding and noticing Shayne's polish is the same color, I was even trying to figure out who it was by where the sun was! I am a freak about the show!

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you are right.. I just don't think that Chelsea is the girl for him. I'm a freak about it too. Don't feel bad.

Sasha said...

Those plates are precious! And tulips are my favorite flower too!