Shopping for a new couch is exhausting.
Confession: I’ve never shopped for new furniture before. Ever.
I’m 25 and all the couches I’ve owned previously have all been hand me downs from my parents. It seemed that when ever I made a move – and was in need of new furniture – my parents would ‘just happen’ to be in need of new furniture as well. Funny how that worked.
However, this time around my parents are pretty happy with their current furniture and the stuff Derek and I have isn’t going to cut it when I move in next month.
He has an outdated sectional that’s about 10 or 15 years past it’s prime and I have a small love seat and chair that are perfect for my tiny place, but a little small for Derek’s slightly larger living room. Our best ‘compromise’ in this situation seemed to be tossing both sets and starting fresh.
The idea itself was better than actually executing it. Furniture shopping is tough. I know what I like and I know what I don’t like, but I don’t know what will work in the space and I don’t know what will still look good a few years down the road. We shopped all day and still came home empty handed, no farther than from where we started. Oh well.
I’m going to need your guys’ help in the coming months as Derek and I become one household. I’m taking photos this evening and plan to post an assortment of ‘before’ images. I love Derek, but this place needs a lot of work, more than I’m probably capable of, but you’ll just have to wait and see what I’m talking about. Of course, if you follow me on twitter then you already got a sneak peak. 😉
This morning Derek and I fueled up for our long day of furniture shopping a First Watch where we dined with Derek’s brother and lovely girlfriend.
I couldn’t decide between pancakes and eggs so I got both.
I had about 3/4 of the humungous wheat germ pancake and gave half of the ham steak to Derek.
I also asked for a big bowl of fruit because I find it nearly impossible to start any morning with out a serving of fruit in my belly.
We shopped. We shopped. And I realized I really don’t like furniture shopping. Anyone want to go in my place next time?
We stopped for a late quick lunch at Whole Foods and I warmed up with a big bowl of soup and some hot bar.
This was the Sweet Potato, Kale, and Corn Chowder and I have to say it was a little bland. I added plenty of salt, but a good flavor was still missing.
I balanced the soup out with plantains, indian food, tofu, and naan from the hot bar.
We took a break from shopping to catch a matinee of ‘No Strings Attached’ with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.
Such a cute movie. It was funny, ridiculous, and exactly what I was hoping to see on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a good laugh with lots of warm fuzzies.