Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A chair fit for THE Queen

I absolutely adore tax season! As a family of five with a mortgage...well, by having the most taken out of my Mister's checks, each February we get a very nice return. I like to think of it as a sort of "forced savings". It has almost become a traditon that over the last few years a large portion of our return/"savings" has gone into some big house project that needed doing. I swear, something would literally stop working or break the minute we had filed our information! Ah, but not so much this year!
Don't get me wrong though, as most homeowners will tell you, there is always something around your home that can be done. While my Mister + I had agreed to save as much of our return as we could, I guess part of me just couldn't resist buying something that would be an improvement to our home. Hey, some traditions die hard! I had been wanting a chair for this very spot in our family room for some time, but hadn't found the exact right one...until I saw this! I fell head over heels in love!

My chair {tee-hee} is so very unique + the shape is incredible; the back is so high you either do feel like a Queen...or like your sitting on a prop for an Alice in Wonderland film. Many a mama might be thinking, "a chair like that would never survive in my house with the littles!" For us, we try to be really good about having our little peeps understand that furniture {both fabulous + not so fabulous} is not a jungle gym. That someone spent their hard earned money to make the purchase and so the furniture needs to be treated with some respect. That being said, at present no one under 25 years of age is allowed to sit in said chair until it is scotchguarded! So far so good. And what of the money bit? Well, most of the rest of our return will remain in savings to offset regular expenses.
More often than not, as a mamas we go without certain luxuries {happily so!} in order to do more for our littles...but I have to admit that it felt amazing to buy a big ticket something like this that I wanted so very much. I like to think of it as reward of sorts for being so well behaved {when it comes to spending anyway} during the other times of the year. I'm just plain giddy...and you know what they say, "When mama's happy..."


  1. Your chair is pretty much awesome. Yay for you!

  2. I love this chair! BTW, I'm sure you get this all the time, but do people say you look like Lauren Graham? I think it every time I see your photo on the blog!

  3. @Mermegan
    LOL! Yes...I have been told that I looked like her...
    Lauren Graham is pretty awesome, so I'm always happy with the comparison!

  4. She's beautiful! Definitely a compliment :)

  5. I LOVE this chair! Glad you could spend a little of your return on something beautiful!


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