Yesterday I went to Linens and Things (which is going out of business). I was looking for new curtains for the dining area of the kitchen. The store was pretty picked over, but I was lucky and found a set of gorgeous curtains that I thought could match that room. The previous curtains in there were 63" long and just fit, but these were 84" (floor length). I was a little worried about how they'd look, but I actually really like them. They are a bit formal, but since that is our only dining area in this house, I think they are quite appropriate. They definitely give the kitchen a much more put together feel. It had been one of my least favorite rooms here, but it's definitely growing on me. And to think all because of curtains.
I also scored some nice sheets for our king size bed. They are a great shade of brown that won't show the dirt the dogs bring to bed. Yes, that is right, Pat and I sleep with 3 dogs in our bed. We are crazy. The sheets were a good thread count, and I think you can always use an extra set of sheets. I even think they'll look pretty good with the color I plan to paint the room.
Ryan is loving when I read him books. I'm so happy that he's back to liking books. For a while there he thought books were for teething. We're still sticking to board books for now, but I love spending the quality time reading with him. I think I'd better head down to Borders soon to buys us some new ones.