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DIY Pottery Barn Chairs

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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…

Best Travel Site

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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.