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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Over the weekend, Travis and I stopped by Ollies for some bargains. Ollies, which according to their website, is America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory and salvage merchandise. Our local Ollies is a few miles down the road, so we usually stop in when we have nothing else to really do on the weekends. The last time we were there, I bought a purple flower pot (which Coco has since made fall to its death, on earth day of all days), and the time before that I bought an identical green pot. This time around, we found two things. The first item we found was a rug, from Better Homes & Gardens. It was $16 and was chocolate brown in the store; however, when we brought it home, it turned black. We really need a rug in the mudroom though, so it’s staying.
But before I get to the pictures of the rug, let me talk about the second find. I found a Carafe for $3.99 and I instantly fell in love. Once I saw this, I got really excited and I had to beg Travis to buy it for me. I was literally jumping up and down and squealing, which resulted in Travis’ saying yes, so I’d simmer down, ha! So, I learned something that day. If I really want something, jump, squeal and basically embarrass Travis in public, and he will cave. ;) I’m going to use it as a vase, because I’m afraid washing it will make the writing come off. I have yet to put some flowers in it, but here she is…
Gorgeous right? Maybe I’m the only one that gets excited over carafe’s. I think I just get excited over glass, period. (Mason Jars = Weakness) One day though, when I make a mixed drink involving orange juice, this carafe will probably make an appearance for a photo opp. :)
Now, remember that rug I was talking about? Well… I tried to get pictures of it, but Coco had a different idea in mind. Instead she photo-bombed every single picture. She was even all over it during the apartment tour video, so I guess she approves.
And of course, after photo-boming every picture of the rug, she had to put her face right up to the camera… I should just name this blog, Coco’s Journey, because she’s taking over.