Monday, January 31, 2011

Life happens.

This week, while window shopping for the perfect "T.V. furniture" I failed to remember that life happens. Like the hubby getting stopped by the police and ticketed for expired tags ($100+), then the truck failing emissions ($???) and writing out the first month's premium for life insurance that we waited until our forties to purchase ($).  T.V. furniture will have to wait a bit. Darn.  Double Darn.  @$%Q#!!! 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Must. Find. TV Furniture. Now.

My walls are bare.  My office is littered with piles. My scrapbooking is still in it's original packaging.  My pantry is filled with things 8 cans of chick peas. And I am overwhelmed.  We have lived in our house for 10 years and I have yet to put lovely things on the walls.  I am not even sure where to start. I biggest focus right now is the living room. It is the place we spend most of our time and I want it to be comfy and functional.  We have a big mamajama flatscreen. My sweet hubby totally deserves it.  But...we have components that need a home. Preferably not stacked on a hand-me-down coffee table!  Therefore, my first challenge is to find a piece that will look good, hide the components and wires and allow me to put just a few pieces on top.  My second challenge is to frame pictures and hang them up in a stylish manner.  I need to kidnap my gal pal Jessica who is a dream in so many ways but especially with the decor. She could make a rail road car look like and feel like home...seriously.  Another one who can do that is Robin. I could live in her dining room. It is a beautiful pale blue with white furniture and the most darling curtains.  Speaking of which...I have none! Well, except for Liv's room. Her Grandma Joan made them.  Why do we live in a house that is filled with love but also junk, paper piles and bare walls? I am lazy. I am a procrastinator. You name, Tina, is procratination's middle name. Really...look:  procrastination.  Uh-huh. is settled, I will find a "T.V. stand" that is stylish, functional, and cheap.  Ideas?

Here is one I found at Target...matte black, very nice, but $250.00

Here is another, natural...I believe $170.00, hubby's choice. Only problem is our floor is a different shade of natural and therefore...not gonna look good. Well, at least in my opinion.

OK...this one is tobacco and cheap.  Cheap. $129.00 cheap.  Hmmmm....

Choices. Choices. Choices. With two people who have different styles. Hmm...

One of my goals is to take on the mannerisms of the Proverbs 31 Woman. The woman of virtue. "She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her."  Proverbs 31:27-28