I got a new haircut yesterday. I don't have any pictures because I'm kind of terrible at self-portraits and my office is dark, but I'm wondering one thing: Why is it that stylists feel the need to put tons of product in your hair? I can't wash my hair every day because I get super dry and frizzy, so I wake up looking like a curly grease-ball and I'm just wondering, why, WHY did you put so much stuff in my hair?!?!?!
Tony and I trekked up to Ikea this weekend in search of a TV stand, two bookshelves, and a wall-bridging unit to make it look like one big built in. My gracious father in law gave us a 42" television for Christmas, and it looked pretty sad sitting on an end table that we've had for five and a half years. Seriously, we looked like broke college kids with mismatched furniture and books stacked everywhere. We came home from Ikea with two Hemnes skinny bookshelves, a Hemnes TV stand, a frame, a salad spinner, and a light kit. They were sold out of the wall-bridge unit in every color but white (and I can understand why, since the white Hemnes furniture is $10-$20 more expensive than the other colors). BUT, Tony's co-worker is gracious enough to pick it up for us while she's in Cinci on Wednesday and haul it back to us.
Tony also said this weekend that he wanted to build our entire living room out of Ikea furniture. He likes the way it looks in the showroom. I admire that, but I'm being stubborn. I don't want our room to look like the Ikea showroom. I like rooms that don't match. I want my couch to come from one store, and my coffee table to be from another store, not everything from one place. Maybe I read too many design blogs, but I want it to look collected, not like we couldn't decide so we went with everything from one store.