My purging included getting rid of old gross pillows, the 10 extra sets of sheets, ratty old towels and my extensive fabric scrap collection (sniff, sniff). This freed up so much space in the guest bedroom dressers and the hallway armoire that we decided to sell the armoire. A friend of mine had expressed interest in it a year ago, so I felt good that it was going to a good home.
Fare the well Armoire!
Unfortunately for the purging, that same weekend Franca's daycare had a sale. We scored several things, including these three school chairs that Marc just had to have ($3 each!). So we decided to replace the armoire with them, move up the rug from the living room, and relocate my Grandmother's awesome handmade hooked-yard farm wall hanging. (Please ignore the spot on the wall from the old smoke detector.)
The chairs are pretty practical in this spot. I'm always looking for a place to sit and put my shoes on and I need surface to put things outside Franca's room, because I'm always cleaning and making a pile of her stuff while she is sleeping and I don't want to go in and disturb her. (Weird, but my cleaning method relies heavily on piles. I actually had to move a pile to take this photo!)
And while this is all so *terribly* exciting, it really was a terrific weekend here. We had a great, fun, and amazing friend visiting. She also just happens to be a super easy, enjoyable house guest. (Miss you already, Carrie!)
We had a crazy dancing night Friday and then decided it would be a good idea to run a 10k the next day when we were probably still sweating vodka and whiskey (Carrie- vodka. Me - whiskey). You know what? We rocked it. Done in 56 minutes and we talked the whole run.
Sunday ended up being pretty lazy, Marc mowed the lawn with the new lawnmower. (It was like Christmas for him, I just know it!) We walked around town and played with someone who just has to be the most amazing/ cute/ ridiculous/ adorable daughter ever.
Need proof? Just give me your next 10 seconds: