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Time for a Blog Hop

Anyone get the entire holiday week off?

DIY Pottery Barn Chairs

I recently acquired some fabric from Wholeport.com. Remember my repainted Ashley Furniture dining chairs? You know, the ones I blogged about almost 4 years ago (!!!) with the intention of replacing the fabric (4 years ago)? It's finally time.

The original fabric, all stained and faded and pilled and yucky.
Pica does not approve.
Last year, I found some beautiful Pottery Barn cushions on clearance. They were perfect for our living room.

Fancy! (Just ignore the dog hair. There really is no stopping Pica. When she gets excited, which is ALL THE TIME, the hair just explodes from her body.)
Since our dining room and living room are side-by-side, I wanted to recover our dining chairs with fabric that would complement the Pottery Barn pillows. But it's not like I could just order matching fabric from them. Have you seen their prices? They charge $8.50 for sand!
Luckily, Wholeport had exactly what I've been looking for.
Living room cushions and soon-to-be dining room fabric, to…

Blog Hop! Link Up! Yippee!!!

Have a fun weekend, everyone!



Blog Hop for Friends, Fun, and (Bloggy) Celebrity Status

We're just a day away from seeing David Sedaris at Popejoy Hall! YIPPEE!!

Also, you know that novel I've been diligently chipping away at? The one I've been neglecting this blog for? The novel that's been keeping me awake at night, constantly churning away in the background of every little activity in my life? Yeah, that one. It's had a major development snafu. The ending is now the beginning, which means everything I've written leading up to the old ending (everything) is no longer any good and I no longer know how to end my story. Yaaaaaay!


Welcome to another Not "Baaad" (get it?) Sundays link up. There are 2 things that make this blog hop special:

1. This Linky is open to all posts that you are proud of. Did you recently post about a great decorating project, craft, or recipe? That's wonderful if you did, but just fine if you didn't.
2. Do you ever find yourself trying not to duplicate posts on blog hops but aren't quite sure what you …

Best Travel Site

I'm not supposed to be blogging right now, (that novel isn't going to write itself, after all) but I wanted to quickly share my favorite travel site. Have you tried the Google flight finding tool? I've loved it for a while, but only recently noticed this feature:

THANK YOU, GOOGLE!!!
Is that the coolest thing you've ever seen? The Google flight homepage automatically puts in my location (Albuquerque) and shows me everywhere in the entire world I can fly to, with the total cost of my roundtrip (or one way) airfare. The prices above are my options for ditching work today and hopping on a plane. Who'd have thought a last minute fare to Vegas could be so low?

Then again, if I call in today, who else will help all the crazy parents who visit our office? It wouldn't be right.

Frozen (and NOT the Charming Disney Kind)

I am a thrifty person. Not cheap, just thrifty. Okay, maybe it would be accurate to say that I'm up along the very border of cheap. Only my toes are over the line. Today I would like to share a story from my college years, when I was working as a Pizza Hut manager, about one of the many times trying to save a few dollars has put me in a stupid situation.

I had a coupon for a free car wash. The regular price was $4.99, so without the coupon there was no way I would ever be getting my car cleaned. My car wasn’t dirty enough to justify using the coupon, so I continued to put off using it until the day before it expired. Although it was the middle of January, I took my Alero through the automatic car wash after leaving work, shortly before midnight. It was the last day before the specials changed at the grocery store, so after the thorough washing, I decided to drive next door to do a little grocery shopping before going home. I zipped inside right before the store clos…