Monday, August 24, 2009

Something New, Something Old . . .

We've recently purchased a couple exciting things around the Simple Home.

First, the Something New . . . .


We picked it out a few months ago. We'd been saving our pennies for awhile to buy it. But reports from Mr. Simple put the assembly being done around Christmas. I really hope that he is kidding.

And the Something Old . . .


Well, they aren't THAT old, but they aren't new. I had been searching for cubbies for months now. And wanting them for longer than that. I had been checking on Craiglist (as well as other things), but never expected to see cubbies listed there. Well, imagine my surprise! I e-mailed the seller, and crossed all my fingers, and I was the first person! We picked them up from someone who lives about 10 minutes away, and voila! I LOVE the cubbies! The kids love them too. The baskets are Pottery Barn baskets that I got years, and years ago. I will probably get two more eventually.
So it has been a banner week over here so far!

9 comments:

The Queen Bee said...

I saw that cubby on Craig's list and you were able to snatch it before me!! Good Job!

normal mom said...

LOVE the cubbies! I am so jealous. I don't even have a place for cubbies. But my shoe cubbie bench is pretty cool. And yes, the playsets do take a long time to assemble. Get Mr. Simple to get his handy friends to come over and they can get it done in a weekend.

AndieF said...

The man I got the cubbies from said that there was some other woman who had contacted him and was extremely interested if I ended up not wanting them. I wonder if it was you??

The Queen Bee said...

I didn't get a chance to contact him. The next time I looked the post was deleted! Good find.

Stacey said...

Cubbies are the best! Yours still look nice and neat-mine are the "dump all" but I want to get them tidied up soon. Kyle can come and help Mr. Simple with the playset...really he would be happy to for a few hours sometime WAY before Christmas.

AndieF said...

Well, Stacey, we've only had the cubbies for a week, so we haven't had time to get the "lived with" look. LOL Plus they are in the living room, so I do have to try and keep them sort of presentable. Thanks for offering up your hubby. I'm sure that Mr. Simple will call a "meeting" of the guys at some point.

Mary said...

Love the cubbies! They are a dream of mine, but like normal mom, I don't really have a spot for them. Where are yours?

AndieF said...

Mary,

I put them in the living room next to the loveseat. In that place that seemed to be screaming for cubbies LOL. If the cubbies had been about 6 inches shorter, they would look custom. But for the price I paid, I'll just be very grateful!!!

AFarCryFromNormal said...

I "HEART" your cubbies!! I am so jealous of your cubbies! I want cubbies of my very own!.................someday. Along with the country house, livestock and TONS of acreage. Oh and ALL the debt paid off!