Life Lately

I'm ready for Fall.

I've always been addicted to summertime, with it's ninety degree temps and ample sunshine, but Fall is slowly becoming my favorite season.

My house is my happy place, and our house is much more suited for the Fall and Winter seasons, with it's naturally dark lighting and woodsy feel.  Now that it's getting darker a bit earlier in the evenings, the house has been really cozy with a candle burning, the lights dimmed, and the bulldogs snoozing on the couch.  :)

My next house project will be tackling the front porch.

We currently have broken furniture sitting by our front door.
It's an embarrassing first impression!

I keep telling myself I'm going to spend some money on sprucing up the porch from my personal spending account (Brian could care less about the porch), but I have a tendency to spend all of my personal money each month as soon as it goes into my account. So by this point in mid-August, I need to wait until my account replenishes at the beginning of September. Maybe on September 1st, I will buy new porch furniture....and then on September 2nd, I'll be low on funds once again! :-)

I've been giving a co-worker a ride to work this week and he just bought a new house in our area. He was talking about buying a new master bedroom furniture set in white, and I strongly advised him not to go with the upholstered headboard. 

For starters....they are overpriced if you buy them from a store like Pottery Barn.

I was lucky and found our upholstered headboard at the flea market for $100, but in hindsight, I would not go the upholstered route.

Within a year, it was dirty and they are impossible to clean!!!

Any creative suggestions on how to clean this? I've Googled everything and can't find a solution. Luckily it's not too noticeable, but it's still annoying.

My advice: Don't get one! 

Well, it's been a busy week, but I'm excited to relax tonight. I've been reading "The Shining" by Stephen King, and I'm hooked. Nothing on the agenda tonight except cooking dinner and relaxing on the couch with my book.