Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Running Errands related to the New House.

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Yesterday, we were holed up at the lighting store(the merchant used by the builder for the lighting) for quite awhile attempting to choose lighting for the house and staying within the budget. We are allotted $2500 as our building allowance and with my taste, it was a challenge choosing light fixtures that I love while acknowledging the budget. I was determined not to go over budget, as lighting can be changed in the future. However, it was impossible to do so. We were still over budget at the end…

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Baby Z was having a ball in the store; opening and closing cupboards, touching the fixtures, and using the store as his running playground. I think the store clerks were relieved when we finally left.

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Today, I’m off to the Tile merchant. How is everyone? I hope your week is progressing beautifully and that it has been a productive one so far!  I will be catching up with you all as soon as I am home long enough to do soSmile.  Have a wonderful day my lovely friends. XX

31 comments :

  1. Certainly some great choices there and cant wait to see what you choose.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  2. So fun- I would think I'd died adn gone to heaven if I got to decorate and pick stuff out for an entire house! Can't wait to see what you decided on- I'm sure it's all fabulous!

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  3. I always found lighting difficult - the nice fixtures are always indeed so expensive. I'm sure you'll find something fabulous - can't wait to see. Baby Z is so adorable!!

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  4. I always have such a hard time choosing lights...I bet you got some amazing pieces...Your little guy is so adorable:) Kisses, sweetie

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  5. why does Baby Z look SO grown?!

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  6. he is so darn cute!

    we spent far too much on lighting. and i don't even like what we picked now. what was i thinking?? i suspect we had far fewer options that what you were faced with, so i'm sure you've found something lovely. :)

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  7. Baby Z is so cute puttering about that store! I know how you feel about your lighting budget, the first chandelier I picked out for our carriage barn was more then $2500, the husband said NO! It isn't fair is it? But I managed to get really inexpensive fixtures that look great for my kitchen and then used the rest of that money for our barn but it still wasn't enough!

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  8. Oh, how cute is he? I remember how hard it was to shop when the kids were little. I went way over budget on our lighting but I figure it saved me from having to upgrade in a year or two. xo

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  9. My head would be spinning with all of the choices!! I am looking forward to seeing what you chose. Baby Z is a handsome fellow!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. baby z...so adorable! can't wait to see your choices. how are you doing it all? sounds as if you are having fun...happy designing!

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  11. How fun! Can't wait to see what you chose.

    And with adorable Baby Z there, they should have given you a good discount!

    ox, Mon

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  12. How fun! I am sure it's hard staying within budget. I can't wait to see what you selected.

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  13. Baby Z is adorbs and such a snazzy dresser!!

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  14. Im sure you picked out some gorgeous lighting!

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  15. It can be overwhelming (but fun!) to select everything. At least you have an adorable assitant that is up to the task: Baby Z.

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  16. It can be overwhelming (but fun!) to select everything. At least you have an adorable assitant that is up to the task: Baby Z.

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  17. How cute is Baby Z? he's into those lamps. Can't wait to see what you select!

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  18. Staying within a budget is hard but you had cute company to help you!

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  19. Z is so adorable, Stacey!
    You're right, lighting can be changed anytime we want! Please enjoy the process~ should be a fun & creative time for you, yes?!

    xo*

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  20. When I had to choose lighting for the house, it was agonizing! Spent so many hours looking upward at hanging lights, that my neck was killing me by the time it was over!
    Baby Z is getting big!!!
    He is such a cutie!

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  21. love the mirror in the first photo! xo

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  22. Z looks like such a great shopping companion!xx

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  23. Lighting can completely make a space. One of my favorite things to shop for! Always fun to have a little helper along, too! :)

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  24. I hope you got every single thing in the first picture...I'm a big help.

    Z is growing up FAST!

    xo,
    C

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  25. Whose that cute little weight lifter? haha ;) Your baby boy is growing so fast...
    Wow good luck with your ventures and have fun! I love shopping for items for the house :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  26. GOOD MORNING STACY! Oh dear, the little man is learning early to go shopping!! HE IS SO DARLING! And I certainly know how keeping within budget can be a challenge! BUT ISN'T IT FUN TO SHOP!!!!!! Oh, you must be so tickled, as myself. We are ALMOST DONE with our two rooms, and the last thing to get is our crystal chandelier. HAVE A BLAST! Anita

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  27. Oh your little man is too cute. Does he like shopping? Hope the tile shopping goes well!

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