Queen of Love and Beauty

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

accomplishments in decorating

I looked on the B cubed website for something to cover my box spring. With the various cats I have had, it has seen better days. Not to mention, it is a fugly shade of blue and matches nothing. They had a cover on there. Something that would work with the bed that I have that prohibits me from having a regular dust ruffle. I head to one of their locations and they don’t have any in stock. The people I talk to had no idea that they carry such a thing. Ok. Fine.

Moving along, I come home and google my desired bedding accessory. Martha Stewart is my bitch and all, but it turns out her site recommends doing what I have already done in the past for this issue – using a fitted sheet to cover the box spring. Maybe it was the sheets I used (cheap, K-mart sheets, so thin I had to use two) or maybe I am just remembering the whole thing to be harder than it was. Getting those things on the box spring was a pain the posterior. The fit was tight and I had to pull and tug at the corners to get them on there and to make sure the fabric laid flat and looked ok.

I picked up an in-expensive, deep red, fitted sheet at Target. Aparently I aimed a tad low on my first attempt at this. One of these darker and deeper pocketed sheets did the trick. Using a fitted sheet does expand the color choices and it looks as if I have found one that will work.

I have thoughts on how to accomplish a dust ruffle – they involve glue, Velcro, a staple gun, some sewing and a lot of crawling around on the floor. I have other things to do right now.

posted by Amy at 12:05 am  

Monday, July 21, 2008

now comes the hard part

The new place is bringing on a new challenge – consolidation of all my crap. It amazes me how much I have acquired since first living on my own. From books to kitchen gadgets and clothes, I am having to make hard cuts. The fact that my new closet (the people renting me the place called it big; just because you can walk into it doesn’t make it big) is not one that I can rip everything out of and do my own thing is not helping.

Since I do have a ton a crap I don’t want to get anything new that I would look at later and label as crap. This in mind I stupid spendy this past weekend and got the Cadillac of trash cans. Thought about getting one of these for a long time. The folks at Bed, Bath and Beyond put them close to the entrance, easy for me to find even though all I went in there for was a second set of coasters. Then the space bags called to me, telling me how they could save me from my bedding and clothes that I have an over abundance of. And to think, all I went in there for was another set of coasters.

posted by Amy at 7:59 pm  

Thursday, July 17, 2008


The unpacking is coming along. So is the packing and moving of the final things that were left behind. This part is rather draining – getting my car filled with crap in need of a final destination (the new apartment, storage unit, Salvation Army, etc.) and then getting everything there. Rinse. Repeat as needed.

There was a date last Friday. I thought it went well but judging by the fact that I have not heard from the guy this week I am starting to think the ‘well’ part was all in my head. It is possible that he is busy. I might think that if I were the girl sitting by the computer, waiting for the chat window to pop up with him telling me that he can’t wait to see me again. Fortunately I am not that girl. Neither is my alias. We can accept the fact that the date wasn’t what we thought it was and keep on going. A small part of me is still speculating as to where the whole thing went awry. The rest of me doesn’t give a shit.

posted by Amy at 12:20 am  

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