Pillow Fight

I like white things, they speak to me. My pillows though, they were screaming at me to do something about their general state of disrepair. Actually, it was the pillows and the pillowcases, both were in an awfully sad condition. Proof.

Yellow Sheets

Lumpy, check. Yellow, check. It just wasn’t working. Now I’d had my eye on these little beauties over at IKEA for a while, so when I burned the back of one of our pillowcases, I took it as a calling to go to the magical blue and yellow land from Sweden and buy myself some new duds.

Burnt Pillow Cases

Plus, IKEA was having an eat free weekend here in the mitten, so if you buy $150 worth of swedish stuff, you can eat all the food you want. For free. We went to to-wn. 😉 $45 of food later, our bellies were full, and our wallet was empty. America, right there. Shining examples. I’m still full.

Eat Free at Ikea

Yes, I think we can all agree. It was high time for an upgrade. Plus, remember my punch list mentioned here. I just happened to of knocked TWO things right off that bad boy. We hung up some art and put new pillows on this bed. Done and done.

Linen upholstered bed

The picture was actually repurposed from our last house. We’ve had it in storage since we moved in and when we started moving some stuff around this weekend it just started calling our name. Haannnnggg meee. I was planning on popping it on top of our current couch, but it just didn’t look quite right and I got a light bulb idea to try putting it above the bed. It looked like a cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. Perfect.

Here is a close up of the sheets we picked out. They have the prettiest little detail along the hem of the pillow and the cover sheet. Lovely lace. My hubby almost nixed them since they have a lower thread count, but beauty won out in the end and we handed over $50 for these lovely lacey sheets.

Emmie Spets Sheets

Swoon. The detail looks lovely on the bed sheet, but the main reason I purchased this sheet set was for the pronounced lace detail on the pillows. Since these are on display, and we don’t have any shams, I wanted something that was a class act. And I think I found it.

Emmie Spets Sheets

I just smile now when I walked into our room. Instead of seeing drab, yellow, totally deflated pillowcases, I see this picture of tranquility. It’s the perfect time of the year to have the windows open and a breeze blowing, so the orange tabby is usually watching the day go by from one of our windows, which makes me like the room even more. :) I’ve got a soft spot for that bugger.

Emmie Spets Sheets IKEA

While we are on an I love white things kick, I’d also like to introduce you to my lovely new bath towels. They are from – wait for it – J Lo. Yes, ultra classy or ultra sassy, I’ll let you be the judge but Jenny from the block is the official outfitter of our new bath towels via Kohls. We had a Kohls gift card, and they were on sale for $7.99. I had to just go for it.

We asked for a slew of white towels when we got married, but apparently people think that is a boring gift, because we got (1). Yes, one. We’ve been basically using that and random beach towels since we got married (more than 4 years ago), so it was time to upgrade.

Jennifer Lopez Kohls Towels