I realized this week with my mother in law visiting, that my "office" just wasn't cutting it. It has glass doors to the play area which means I am still available for all that pesky mommy-ing that kids under 5 need. Like a million snacks a day, "I just fed you!" Anyway, I took over my husband's office for a few hours, it was heaven, quite, at the top of the house so they were too lazy to trek up all the stairs, and there is a TV in there! So I could watch trash tv while blogging. Now that is a mini-staycation:)
Unfortunately, his office needs a bit of improvement when it comes to seating and style, so we are in the process of sprucing it up. Since it's at the top of the house (look back at this office sneak peek to see all the stairs he climbs to get there), it's not really a man cave, maybe a man attic?
You know how when you are procrastinating doing something instead of doing nothing you will just go full-force towards something else? That's pretty much what happened to me while I was trying to avoid for as long as humanly possible, adding fabric to the curtains in the guest bedroom so that they reach the floor. I'm not a sewer, and I'm even intimidated by fabric of any kind, even with the promise of easy iron-on hem tape.
Anyways.... I was offered a free sign or banner from BuildASign.com. But other than our penchant for hanging up giant flags in front of the house, I couldn't really see advertising the blog outside:) Good thing for me, my mother raised me to be polite, and I found out that they are the parent company for easycanvasprints.com! A free 11x14 canvas print, no shipping? Yes, yes please. That I can use.
So as a homage to my initial idea of a sign out front, we ordered a canvas of our house with the flag outside.
This is an incredibly round-a-bout way of telling you that we wanted something for my husband's office. So that not-so-little photo canvas, seen here with pics of our kids, led to ordering a sofa. Since we designed the house and general contracted it ourselves, it is pretty much our fourth child. Except that the process started before we had our first daughter and lasted until halfway through my pregnancy with out third:)
That empty space below is where the sofa will go.
Then we were in Ikea (also known as shopping mecca) when I spotted their selection of hide rugs. People, I tell you I could not wait another minute to have one. And my husband who is usually super against layering rugs on top of carpet loved the idea of the hide for his office. So away we came with it!
Here "we" are moving one of the giant 4x4 expedit shelving units from one side of the room to the other.
Do you think he'd notice if I left the canvas of our house up next to the TV? It looks so nice there:)
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