The Artifaux Desk

Since we’ve moved into our dream home, my “office” has gone from the kitchen counter to the couch to the kitchen table. The reason? I have been waiting for a specially commissioned desk from my dad and his friend, Paul, or as they have named themselves “Super Duper Office Furniture”.

The office is a special place for me because for the first time in my life, I am a fully remote employee. So my office needs to be comfortable, beautiful, professional, bright, clean, inspiring. I want it to make me smile. I want it to be enjoyable. So I couldn’t just have any desk. It needed to be the perfect desk. And I found it! It’s called the Artifox desk. You can find it here…For $2000. Hah!

Needless to say, I did not purchase this desk. Instead, I commissioned Super Duper Office Furniture. And it is finally here!!!! Can you tell the difference?

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The conclusion? I can tell the difference because this desk was made from the blood, sweat, and tears of people that I love. So everyday I walk into my office and I think of these guys!

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Thanks Super Duper Office Furniture! You’ve made a very happy customer!

 

Our First Plant: Succulents!

Hello everybody! Today I wanted to share my next domestic challenge: gardening. Gardening is a bit of an overstatement really. The truth is that I bought a few plants. First, I bought some lavender because I love the smell and all I really want to do is make lavender lemonade. If you have never had the pleasure of trying it, it’s amazing.

Then, I decided to get the cutest and most delicate looking succulents, a plant that I have always loved the look of and knew I wanted to bring into my home. So here’s to keeping them alive!

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It’s amazing how just a tiny pop of green can liven up a room! We’re putting this one on our brand new farmhouse kitchen table. I’ll save the pictures of the full room for the big reveal once I get a few more finishing touches….

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I’ve really done very little research on how to care for succulents but from the little I have read, I need to be careful not to overwater. I have it in a concrete planter with no hole at the bottom, so I also have to make sure that the soil completely dries out before I water again. I don’t know what I’m talking about at all though, so maybe they will just die.

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But for now, they are the perfect centerpiece for the breakfast area. I’ll keep you posted on their survival…

The Kitchen

This is the amalgamation of all the decisions I’ve made over the last 6 months. It’s the countertop, it’s the appliances, it’s the cabinets, it’s the fixtures. And now it is a kitchen.

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Who knows, maybe this will be one of those kitchens that circulates around Pinterest. To me, it is perfect.

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Moving Day!

The day is finally here! We’ve been waiting for this day since last July. But really I’ve been waiting for longer than that. For every rent check I’ve ever paid, for every deposit I’ve ever lost, for every wall I couldn’t hang a picture on. This is my reward. And without further ado….

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A beautiful day for moving! I know I’m biased but I think the front is breathtaking! The brick was completely different than I imagined but it’s perfect.

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Did I Get Scammed By The Mattress Industry?

Yes. But I think I got more emotionally swindled than anything. I paid $2000 for a King Simmons Beautyrest World Class Firm, a queen Serta Formosa Eurotop, box springs, metal frames, and a 43” Insignia LED TV.

The list price for all of these things together was somewhere around $5199. What an amazing deal!!!! OR WAS IT? On the positive side, I don’t think I overpaid. Could I have gotten the price knocked down another couple hundred dollars? Probably. But the part that bothers me the most is that I left the store feeling like I had robbed it. Like I had gotten a STEAL. Well it turns out that this was the board that they set and I played perfectly into their little game.

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Here’s how it happened. Tommy and I wandered into a Mattress 1. They had a very confusing promotion going on that was called “Any Size for Twin Price”. The confusing part about this was that it was EXACTLY what it said it was. Come again? “Any Size for Twin Price”. Seriously? This went on for some time with the sales associate. When I really think about it, mattresses are probably made of extremely cheap materials. The $3699 king size mattress that was marked down to $1599 probably cost $20 to make, so either way their margins are ridiculous.

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