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  1. Ashley
    March 21, 2011

    mm I am obsessed with strawberries right now! And the curtains look great!
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  2. Evan Thomas
    March 21, 2011

    I love that chocolate is the name of a curtain color. I want to decorate myself in chocolate. I’m not even sure if I mean the color or the food anymore.

    • Meghann
      March 22, 2011

      The couches are also chocolate brown. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Evan Thomas
        March 22, 2011

        I would get hungry just sitting in your house.

  3. Kristen
    March 21, 2011

    YAY love HomeGoods…my fav store for home decor ๐Ÿ™‚ I love decorating with chocolate brown…very soothing and earthly. Can’t wait to see the new couch in place!

  4. Sana
    March 21, 2011

    I cant wait for the final look!!!
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  5. River
    March 21, 2011

    Looking good! Can’t wait to see it with the couch in it. I like blinds, but those curtains look good there, and match the walls well. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Ashley
    March 21, 2011

    The curtains look great! I love the bar holding them up too.
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  7. Lindsey (HIP LIP)
    March 21, 2011

    I think the solid color for the curtains was a good choice! Once the couches are in it’ll make the rug stand out more…instead of having too many colors going on.
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  8. Kelly
    March 21, 2011

    Great job on the curtain find! Looking forward to seeing your new couches placed in there!

  9. Alaina
    March 21, 2011

    Love the curtains! I love the chocolate and green combo.
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  10. Elena (running in heels after child)
    March 21, 2011

    This is my fist time reading your blog.

    The new curtains are nice- I had to say no to the vertical blinds when we moved into our new house.

    Any how, I love that you write about food and running. I laugh when I find myself at on the treadmill reading Food and Wine or Gourmet.

    I blog about running, food, my family and life. Food and running make life good.

    Happy Monday,


  11. Michelle
    March 21, 2011

    The curtains look great!

  12. Marge
    March 21, 2011

    Grass-fed is harder to cook and not as tender. I recommend using something that helps tenderize it, I like Worcestershire sauce. Also, I am guessing the fat was mostly on the outside and it was not very well marbled? Grass-fed is typically not well marbled and the higher protein content means it is better to take it off the heat a little earlier than conventional (it will continue to cook even more once removed) . I think it also comes out a bit better in a lightly greased pan (such as cast iron) than the broiler. IT WAS NOT YOU!!! It was the the steak.

    • Meghann
      March 22, 2011

      Thanks Marge! The fat was all on the outside. I didn’t realize there’s a difference when cooking grass fed and regular beef. Good to know.

  13. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    March 21, 2011

    Love the curtains! ๐Ÿ˜€ They look fantastic!
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  14. Lish
    March 22, 2011

    Even if I go with a friend to HomeGoods “just to look around” and promise myself that I will NOT buy anything, I always find something I never knew I needed! The same thing always happens at Target. I’m a sucker for anything cute. :/

  15. Lisa @ I’m an Okie
    March 22, 2011

    Great find! I guess it pays to be patient sometimes when it comes to shopping.

  16. Lindsay
    March 22, 2011

    I know I might sound like an idiot asking this question, but after reading your post about dinner, I just had to ask. Do you always clear your plate or do you leave leftovers or foods that you just arent enjoying? I have always been a person that has to clear my plate and often will not choose things at restaurants if they are too big because I dont like to waste!(weird I know).

    I hope you have some ideas for me so that I can possibly learn from you as I have been raised as a “you eat what is on your plate person”! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Meghann
      March 22, 2011

      I usually clear my plate if I’m at home. I eat off of small plates and I usually fill them with a serving size I know I can finish. When I got to restaurants it really depends. I tend to listed to my body when I eat so it always varies on how hungry I am or how large the servings are.

  17. Marina
    March 22, 2011

    The curtains look great. I still have none, after a year living in this aparment. I should really buy some ๐Ÿ˜€
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  18. Lauren
    March 22, 2011

    Ah, they look great!!! I am in the process of decorating windows and I’m so saddened by how expensive it is. We just spent $800 on blinds for the house and now window treatments are another fortune. Who knew decorating a window would be a major life expense.
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  19. The Teenage Taste
    March 22, 2011

    Glad you hear that the room is finally coming together! It looks beautiful!
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  20. Roselyn
    March 22, 2011

    You must have the magic touch because I am still trying to get my husband to hang curtains in our house…and we moved in 6 months ago! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe you can suggest he hang the curtains?? Haha.
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  21. Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    March 22, 2011

    I love the curtains! Chocolate is one of my favorite shades of brown – it looks so rich and velvety.
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  22. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    March 22, 2011

    The curtains are super cute! I can’t wait to see the new couches in the place!
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  23. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete
    March 22, 2011

    Love the curtains — and you can’t beat that price! I like the larger metal rings up top too — just makes them stand out more.
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  24. Amy
    March 22, 2011

    I think having the couch and chair will make such a difference with the green walls and curtains! You’ll be so happy to come home to such a nice space. I can’t wait to see how it all looks pulled together!
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  25. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    March 22, 2011

    What a great buy! I actually like those better than the originals!

  26. Hope
    March 22, 2011

    I love Home Goods! They have such great deals and cute finds there! I decorated a lot of place with stuff from there. I love the curtains! It will definitely bring everything together once you get your furniture! I can’t wait to see the finished room ๐Ÿ™‚
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  27. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    March 22, 2011

    The curtains look great! Sounds like you found the perfect compromise!

  28. brandi
    March 22, 2011

    the curtains look great – I love the dark brown with the wall color.

  29. Becky
    March 22, 2011

    Loving this series! I’d be interested in a post about how your eating/food shopping has changed since you moved in with Derek (if it has at all). I know a lot of people notice that their eating habits change after they move in with their boyfriends/husbands, and I’d be curious about your take on it!

    • Meghann
      March 22, 2011

      I promise to write about that. It’s only been a couple of weeks so we’re both still trying to figure it all out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Haleigh
    March 22, 2011

    I can’t wait to see how the room turns out. Love the chocolate colored curtains paired with the light green on the walls ๐Ÿ™‚
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  31. rebecca lustig
    March 22, 2011

    i LOVE that rug! the place is really coming together!

  32. Carolyn H.
    March 22, 2011

    Why are guys so attached to their vertical blinds. I’ve been trying to get my husband to change ours in the kitchen for drapes since I moved in a year ago. This post inspired me again to ask, and I’m still getting shot down.
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    • Meghann
      March 22, 2011

      The living room is one battle won, but I haven’t won the war. He won’t let me touch the vertical blinds in the bedroom…. yet.

      • Allison K.
        March 22, 2011

        Luckily, my husband shares my hate for vertical blinds, but my father-in-law thinks they are the GREATEST thing ever. He puts them up in all of his rental properties (much to my mother-in-laws chagrin).
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  33. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me
    March 22, 2011

    Yay! It’s all coming together! Curtains seriously MAKE a room. They make it more homey and quaint etc etc. I love decorating.
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  34. Kacy
    March 22, 2011
  35. Laura
    March 22, 2011

    I love that combination of green & brown together. So pretty ๐Ÿ™‚
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  36. Kiran
    March 22, 2011

    Love the curtains! and how it gels well with your sofa ๐Ÿ™‚
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  37. Allison K.
    March 22, 2011

    I think you should paint your other wall green too! that would make the room look super.
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  38. Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
    March 22, 2011

    Love the curtain! I’m not an impulse buyer either, I love shopping around and comparing prices! Looks like you did the right thing by waiting ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello bargain, where have you been all my life? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m sure your living room will be lovely once it’s complete!

    PS. My guy and I did the same thing with the blinds in our house. We put the non-broken ones where it mattered (living room, bedroom) and the crappy ones went up in the bathrooms haha
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  39. Misty
    March 23, 2011

    The living room is looking great!! I have been in my house for 5 years-and my husband and I STILL can’t decide on curtains. I think your room would look “polished” with some crown molding. Just a thought!!!

  40. Saundra Kirk
    March 11, 2013

    He wonโ€™t let me touch the vertical blinds in the bedroomโ€ฆ. They look fantastic! I think your room would look โ€œpolishedโ€ with some crown molding. I love the chocolate and green combo.

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