Tag Archives: Home Goods

The Divot Diary 10-21-13 {Plush Bedding}

Home Goods rocks, right?  I went in for pillows and came out with pillows and a plush pillow bed for Divot.  He loves it.  We have a U shaped couch in the family room.  I get one side, the hubby gets the other and Divot has the middle and that’s where his pillow bed is.

pillow bed 2

Happy Monday everyone!


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pillow bed 1

pillow bed 3

pillow bed 4

pillow bed 5

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Reduce the Recycle…Save a Box {It’s a Wrap}

Sometimes when I see a really good empty box I squeal with delight, throw it in a closet for safe keeping and save it from the recycle bin.   Case in point, I’m sharing with you two such boxes today; a boot box and a box my new flat iron came in.  They were your normal everyday cardboard boxes and with the help of contact paper and gift wrapping paper they now look like this.

Birch Box 2

Yes, it’s true, this was the box my flat iron came in and I wrapped it in some wrapping paper from Home Goods.  My neighbor is really outdoorsy so I gave the box to her.  The paper reminds me of the bark on a tree.  I spray painted a wood knob and hot glued it on as well.  Spray adhesive worked well for adhering the paper.

Birch Box 1

A pair of my boots came in the other box and I used a pretty contact paper on it.

Boot Box 2

Box Collage

So next time you get ready to recycle a box think twice!


5 Minute Bookcase Update

I sometimes think everything I do involves a story.  It must have something to do with my thought process.  This is the tale of the 5 minute bookcase update.

In December, the flat screen TV above our family room fireplace died.  Plane and simple stopped worked Christmas Eve day.  Luckily, we have a TV in our loft so we camped out there until we did some research and bought the one we wanted.  Fast forward to install, aka nightmare.  The Geek Squad from Best Buy came and of course I was the only one home.  Not good when electronics and I are the complete opposite.  Our old TV was installed about 6 years ago and at that time they went into the underground space, fed the TV cords through the wall and back into our bookshelf/cabinet to the left of the TV.  So the receiver, blue ray, cable box, and all the cords were hidden.  Well, when the Geek Squad came they told me per state code and fire hazard, they would not go through the wall on the install.  I’ve been looking at this for the past few months.  Plus  the huge honkin’ sub-woofer and an old bookcase housing my 26 magazines a month (not going there today).  This would be in the corner to the right of the TV.

Cords  Before

I’m not ready to buy into a total solution for this corner yet so in the interim while I contemplate here’s what I came up with.


Since the couch runs along the wall unless you walk over to the corner you can’t see the ugly black sub-woofer.  Anyone have any ideas?  To make the bookcase a bit more appealing to the eye I backed the inside with wrapping paper I found at Home Goods.

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The best part is no cords are showing and the paper is really pretty and only cost $2.99 for the roll.  And it took 5 minutes.


If anyone has any thoughts for this corner please share.  Do you have ugly TV equipment and cords?  How did you hide them?


Progressive Dinner + Tablescapes

Last weekend hubby and I had a great time.  Four houses, four meals and drinks and wonderful neighborhood friends.  I wish I would of taken pictures but I was having too much fun.

We started at Sharon’s with appetizers and a punch that really kicked the atmosphere into gear!  Next was our house and we had the salads.  We had Caprese salad and Caesar salad.  We also had a Bloody Mary bar complete with multiple flavors of mix and the extras’;  pickled onions, beans, asparagus, celery, and cubed cheese.  It was a hit! and really fun to do.  I did set a nice table and I did take a few pictures.

Centerpiece 1

We have a small dining table but we happily seated 7, a little bit of a squeeze but the Bloody Marys’ helped!  I did a black, white, gold and silver theme.  I used both silver and gold chargers, alternating them around the table and also alternated the silver-gray or gold paper napkins, making them opposite of the charger color.  Down the center of the table is a cream runner dressed up in gold glam.

Home Goods Candle

A close up of the candle and silver-gold base from Home Goods.

Centerpiec 2

Centerpiece 4

I found the dishes at Home Goods on clearance.  Salad plates $2.00 each, dinner plates $3.00 each.  What a good deal, right?  And I love black and white.

Centerpiece 3Centerpiece 7

Centerpiece 6

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Next stop was K & B’s for a fabulous lasagna, crusty French bread and red wine.  And then on to T & R’s for a wonderful cake, caviar and brandy.

What a wonderful night with friends!

It’s getting oh so close to Christmas.  Are you ready?

Holiday “Window Shopping” at Home Goods

I’m getting jazzed to start my holiday decorating.  I know, you’re probably thinking Stop, we need to first have Thanksgiving first!  But, there are so many awesome decorations out there I need to get my own up to decide what I need.  Last year I barely decorated because of my shattered wrist.

So, I was at Home Goods the other day just being a looky loo.  Want to see what I saw?

As decorations go…these lime green cone-shaped trees are on my “I need” list.  I already have the Santa.

Lime Green Velvet trees

love the larger ornaments…


and what about these colorful and bright nutcrackers…

Colorful Nutcrackers

I’m always a sucker for vases and glass…

Red Vase

Amber Vases

and these goblets would be fun to set on a table…

Red Goblets

What’s on my list you ask? Well, here’s what I shared with the hubby…

Fall DishesJeweled Glass

Glass and Purple BowsBlack-White Bird Dishes


Red Bench

Have you been out looking and getting ideas?  What’s on your list?  How are you decorating this year?