Boxes and More Boxes

Hey everyone!  Yes, I'm back after being MIA for over a month...maybe "once-a-month blogging" is my new normal.  Who knows!  

You might be wondering from the title of this post, if we are moving.  NO, we are definitely not moving!  So what's going on?


It was a sofa delivery!  Not exactly the normal way to receive a new sofa....well, not normal unless your sofa is coming from IKEA!  Box after box came through our front door....a total of 7 large and 3 small ones.  We are now the happy owners of the EKTORP Sectional in Lofallet Beige!

The instructions were quite good, and everything was well labeled.  It kind of goes together 
like a puzzle.

Even ironing the slipcover was not bad...this fabric is so nice and the wrinkles just melted away.
It only took about two hours, start to finish, to put this sofa together!


The Man and I are both so happy with this color.  It took some effort on my part to convince The Man that this was not too light, but now he is as happy as I am.  Light is good, but white would have looked terrible in here.

We also really like that we can buy another slipcover in a different color, should we 
want to do so.  Oh, the slipcover is washable, too!

We also purchased two of these EKTORP ottomans.  I put glides under the feet of both, so they can be moved around very easily....great storage inside, too!

This room had been very awkward for furniture arranging until we decided on this sectional sofa.
We are so HAPPY!

Even though we are several hours from the Pacific Ocean, I still like to add some beach 
elements to my Summer decor.

This is pretty much all I am doing for July 4th this year.  

I'm actually quite pleased with this mantel arrangement and will probably leave it up for 
most of July!

Complete change of topic here, but I promised several months ago to let you know whether I like this foundation or not.  The answer is YES!  I wanted to give it a really good try before I said anything.  It has felt great on my face during cool-dry, hot-dry, and very hot-dry weather....we will have to wait and see how it holds up during our Monsoon season!  It's available at ULTA for $38 here in AZ, but I just recently bought a backup using a 20% coupon...YAY!

Now, just for the "cute factor."  Miss Abby had a urinary tract infection recently and was on an antibiotic for two weeks, and this is what we had to do to give her medicine.  Yes, a kitty burrito!  The Man would wrap her up and hold her while I squirted in the meds; and then he would just hold her like this for awhile....I think she actually liked this part, too!  Good news, she is all well now!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for not giving up on me.  No promises that I'll be posting often, but posting when I have something to share.  Hope everyone is having a great Summer.  Can you believe this year is half over?  Where does the time go?  Don't waste it!


I hope to be joining some of these lovely ladies this week:

Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesdays
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Carol at The Red Painted Cottage for Share Your Style Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home


  1. Carol, the sofa looks amazing in your house. I have read nothing but great reviews of the Ektorp pieces and considered them myself. In the end I chose a couch that's a little taller but sure wish I had those washable slipcovers. I don't blame you one bit for adding beachy items that you enjoy. Make your spaces your own!

    Glad to know the secret to medicating a cat!! Smart!

  2. Your new sofa looks perfect! I know the Ektorp is a very well liked sofa. I wish we had an IKEA that was closer than 250 miles away!

    I'm a fan of the IT CC foundation, too! It really works well.

  3. I say post when you want to post, Carol and enjoy real life in the meantime! The sofa looks fabulous. We are looking for a new sofa. I never even thought about IKEA, even though I love their furniture and we have one close by. Off to peek. I'll keep you posted. PS...love the kitty shot. Glad the meds worked. Stay cool!!

  4. Looks perfect Carol! We have two of those and love them. One in our living room and one upstairs in the boys game room.

  5. Beautiful sectional and I believe coastal is good year round. Enjoy your updated room!

  6. Love the new sectional and also your Patriotic decor!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  7. I love your new sectional Carol. I laughed when I saw your kitty all wrapped up. Actually I will share this tip with 2 of my sisters who have cats.
    I've been thinking about this IT foundation and wondered if it was heavy or not. At this stage of the game, all I'm looking for is a product that does not cake...maybe not the right word. I'm looking for something that will even out my skin, without looking too heavy I guess.

    Hope all is well with you. Enjoy your summer. Time is flying by for sure....
    Take care

  8. The new sofa looks great! What a happy mail day that was! And I'm so glad Abby is better. She's just as cute as can be all wrapped up like that. :)

  9. The sofa looks so lovely, what a nice arrival. Happy Saturday!

  10. What a cool sofa...your room looks amazing! What we do for our fur babies, right? I hope your sweet Miss Abby is feeling better soon!

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