With no weddings or out of town plans this weekend, we decided to devote the majority of our time to resting, cleaning and landscaping. Friday we went on a movie date to see 22 Jump Street since we loved the first one. For being a sequel, it was actually pretty good! Some parts were a bit raunchy, but I think that was to be expected. The good news though is that other than that I can honestly say I laughed pretty much the entire movie and if you liked 21 Jump Street, then you will probably like 22 as well! Sunday we went to church, had a coffee date after while my car was cleaned, and then headed to an early dinner with my in-laws.
Saturday’s main focus though was the tackling the outdoors. Since three out of the last four weekends were spent away from home, our yard needed a little TLC. We had the newlyweds Meghan and Josh over for dinner, so we wanted our house to be in tip-top shape!
We purchased outdoor furniture from Ikea a couple months ago, but I still hadn’t purchased anything to liven up the tablescape. I had been eyeing outdoor dinnerware from Pottery Barn for awhile now, but I couldn’t justify the cost. Well wouldn’t you know that yesterday morning Tim got an email for 50% off all outdoor entertaining, so first thing I did after waking up and having a little coffee was head to the mall to check it out while he started on de-weeding mowing the yard. By the time I got to the store about thirty minutes after the mall was opened, the store was already pretty ransacked. Guess I wasn’t the only one to get the email!
I walked around about a half an hour trying to decide what I wanted to purchase while sticking to the $100 budget I set for myself, so I went with four of the Rope Outdoor Dinner Plates in white, the style I have been wanting since the beginning of summer.
Although it wasn’t 50% off, I was able to snag two outdoor pillows for 40% off each. I went with the Greta Medallion Indoor/Outdoor Pillow in neutral and love it!
This was a good lesson for me in remembering to only purchase what I really want, not just because something is available or convenient. There were many times I almost settled on other outdoor decor that was just okay only because I was getting frustrated not finding what I wanted for the price I wanted to spend.
It turns out if I am a little patient and selective, it is worth the wait to not have any buyer’s remorse or regrets. Like I talked about last Monday on the blog, I am trying to bring a minimalist and selective approach not only to my wardrobe, but to my home and life as well.
- What was the last purchase you made for your home that you love?
- Are you a fan of dining outdoors?