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.

3 comments:

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!