Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More trouble than it's worth

So today I got an IKEA catalogue in the mail. How we got on their mailing list I'll never know, but it's the closest thing to adult reading material I've had in a long time. As I was hungrily pouring over each lovely page, it made me realize how bad I want a new couch. Isn't that silly, to want a new couch when I have a little boy and a big little boy who can't let a day go by without spilling something? I know it will be YEARS before I will get a new couch, not only because of $$ but HELLO! who gets new furniture when there is a boy approaching adolescents? I may not have had any brothers, but I've been in plenty of college boy houses to know not to get anything nice until there are no boys around. :) Anyway, I'm dreaming of something like this:

The style is not quiet as cushy and inviting, but do you know how long it took me to find a kelly green couch? This isn't as bright as I want, but it's the closest thing. My new obsession is blues and greens. I think having a green couch would be so fun! Can you believe I spent nearly 2 hours trying to find something perfect and still couldn't? I found pink couches, sky blue couches, yellow couches, and every other shade of green out there, but not bright kelly green. Oh well. Good thing I can't purchase anyway. Maybe this is the reason for my blue and green obsession:

A boy will do that to you. This is Luke at Halloween, he was 4 months old, and he's sitting on our red couch. I used to be obsessed with red, and it will come in handy because the color hides a multitude of sins. We've already tested that out. But I'm on my way to being done with warm reds and have moved on to the cooler palettes.


Rachel said...

That is the same Halloween costume that Wyatt had last year at 3 months old! Too funny! :)

Lucy Marie said...

Leather furniture is the way to go if you have little ones (or like you said, big little ones, who spill and make messes).

I love the cute costume. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog.

InsomniacMummy said...

I so wish I'd gone for leather LOL! My couches are currently being ruined by my 2 kids. I just said to my hubby yesterday that we will get new ones just as sson as the kids stop ruining them!