Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Sigh of Relief...

I was all set to do my taxes yesterday - thinking they were due next week - but then joyfully, I realized I have until the end of the month to get them in.

So, of course, I'm procrastinating now and focusing on other things...

More important things like chilling with the cats, whom I missed last week.

I think they missed me too :)

Other things I've been up to:

• applying to the this show. That deadline IS next week! Eep! I like to think of myself as someone who plans ahead, but 7.5 months ahead is a stretch for me. Wish me luck on getting in!

• getting new stock together to send to some of my retailers

• cleaning and organizing spaces
• and surfing the net, searching for the perfect new bedding set for our bed.

Yes, that's my newest obsession.

We finally watched Twilight several weeks ago and although I wasn't really impressed with the movie, I found myself loving Bella's beautiful bedding. Matt even liked it.

But rather than buy the same exact bedding for ourselves - the colour is not really to our taste, plus it looked more blue than purple in the movie, which it isn't in real life and we would have preferred - I've been on the search for something as pretty in a more appealing colour.
As usually is the case when I get something specific in my head that I really want, I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I really love these ones:
Secret Garden


but we're trying to find a darker duvet cover this time round.

Right now we have white sheets and an ivory and red duvet cover from Ikea, though I think the cover was actually white and red before. A little too much information, perhaps? Well, I'm sure anyone with white sheets knows that they're not the easiest to keep clean.

The other colour combo
they have for the Twilight bedding is pretty, but I'm not crazy about brown in a bedroom.

Here are a few others I found and dig, but they are either sold out, are not exactly what I'm looking for or they are from the U.K. and they don't ship internationally. What's up with that?!

Ashley Grey

I'm set on finding black bedding as pretty as the one above now though. It would be such a dramatic change for our bedroom and I think it would save us from having to paint the walls. At least for a little while.

Well, here's an early wish for a Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate!


  1. I like the two red-flowered ones! Maybe it's just me, but red is a spicy, romantic color... perfect for a bedroom. ;)

    Oh, and good luck getting into that show!

  2. I too was obsessed with finding the perfect bedding about a year ago so I can relate! ;)

    Your cats are adorable!

  3. Speaking of beds and bedrooms, how about this one from


  4. You take the BEST cat photos--gallery worthy for sure!

  5. Thanks all for the lovely comments and suggestions!