Sunday, March 30, 2014

New ‘Weekly To Do List’ Free Printable

You may have noticed I’ve reworked my logo and branding for my Etsy shop, and just this last week I’ve done some work to this blog as well.  Let me know what you think of the changes!

To celebrate my new logo, I’ve made a NEW ‘Weekly To Do List’ Free Printable.  It’s free, so take a look and download it for your personal use.  You can easily hole punch it to use in your home management binder, or clip it to your fridge.  I’ll also feature the new printable on my “Free Printables Page”, for easy access.

Weekly To Do List from Simple is Pretty

Be sure to check out more free printables from Simple is Pretty here.

As Always,

Linked to: A Bowl Full of Lemons, Tatertots & Jello, The Shabby Nest, The Newlywed Pilgrimage,

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Clutter.  For about a month now, I have felt like I pick up one project only to put it down because something else needs my attention.  As a result, my house and my mind are cluttered and feeling disorganized.  I feel like I have so many ideas and good intentions and nothing is getting done.  I’m spinning my wheels. 

Maybe it is the weather.  I keep thinking spring is here and but instead we end up getting more snow.  Disappointing, and lack of spring is not helping my disheartened mood.

Even my blog is affected.  I want to post more frequently but I’m having an internal fight with myself.  One part of me wants my posts to be perfect with fabulous photos and amazing, never before seen content.  Unrealistic I know.  Great content and photos will come with time, studying and practice.  One part of me wants to write posts like this. No fabulous photos, just never before shared content from me, about what is affecting me and on my mind.

I may be overthinking this.  I am, after all, listening to children’s music about a duckling for the nine millionth time today and this may be affecting my thinking.

I’m off to complete one project – organize my receipts and bills from 2013.  Might sound like a lot of work but it is one of the projects that is partly already done.  I should just need to hole punch the papers and put them in a binder.  Here’s to hoping I don’t make it more complicated and I can get this done today!

As Always,

Friday, March 14, 2014

New Dining Room Chairs!

They’re here!  Our new dining room chairs, that is.  I ordered them from Restoration Hardware.  I was a little concerned.  Wednesday, I received 5 out of the 6 chairs, so I was a little concerned that the last chair may have gotten lost.  But it arrived yesterday!  YAY! 

New Dining Room Chairs -

I’m so glad to see the old chairs leave (I threw them into the covered deck for now), and I’m happy to see the new replacements.  I waited until this morning for natural light to take some photos. 

Remy and Marcel Chairs from Restoration Hardware

Next on the list of “to do’s” for this dining space… window blinds.  I’m hoping to make my own or use some inspiration from Pinterest to create some new window treatments for the dining room.  I am thinking I will do a practice run on the window in the spare bedroom downstairs first, to see if I like the end result.  I’ll let you know how the project goes.

Do you make your own blinds and window coverings, or do you purchase them? 

As Always,

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ordered. -New Dining Room Chairs!

I’m so excited!  A few days ago, we ordered new dining room/kitchen chairs!

old chairs
Up till now, we have been using chairs that we bought at a garage sale when my husband and I first started living together many years ago.  They are ugly, I mean UGLY.  They have pink seat cushions and a vinyl brown back.  I’m guessing they were from the 70’s, 80’s and someone previously decided to give them a little flair by adding the pink seat cushions.

So many years ago, I made some neutral slipcovers so no one would ever see how hideous the chairs really are.  But slipcovers and fabric on kid’s chairs just don’t work.  At least not on my kid’s chairs.  I have washed these poor slipcovers so much they look dull, and have shrunk.  We don’t even put a slipcover on my youngest’s chair, it’s a losing battle.  We just place a towel over the pink seat cushion and strap the booster seat on top.  The towel helps hold the booster seat in place and also is easier to wash than the pink cushion.

We have wanted to get new chairs for awhile now.  Since my husband made the table, we have been keeping an eye out for possible chair choices.  Here is our final choice!…

We got 2 Marcel Armchairs for the ends of the table:

And we got 4 Remy Side Chairs for the sides of the table:

You guessed it, from Restoration Hardware!  This is my first time ordering from them.  I love looking at their website and catalogues, their products are beautiful.  I love their store and wish I could take everything in it home.

We chose these chairs for many reasons.  They will hopefully match the steel on the table well.  I like them because they don’t have any fabric on them to try to keep clean with kids in the house.  The finish for the chairs are gunmetal, but there are 5 different finishes available.  They are currently on sale: $179 down to $129 for the Marcel’s and $139 down to $99 for the Remy’s (USD+shipping).  We only needed 6 chairs in total because my husband is hoping to build 2 benches to match the table that we will also use when company comes over when we put the leaves in the table.

I just got an email from them letting me know the chairs have been shipped.  I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!  I hope the delivery goes smoothly!  Have you ordered from Restoration Hardware before?

As Always,