Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Still givin', just not right here!

Our living room furniture...
Leaves much to be desired.

Look! Bachelor pad furniture disguised with a Cute Baybee in a hat that looks a little bit like a fedora!


Cute Baybee grabbing my face and saying, "OH MY GAH, MAH! Stop using a TV tray as your end table! You can't call it temporary from moving in when you have lived in the house for FIVE YEARS!"

This table was nice. When my mom gave it to me. Ten years ago. Olivia: "Is this table vintage or what?"


GEEEEEEEEEE! GAHHHHHHHHHH! (General yell of dissatisfaction.)


I really do (sort of) have a point.

I'm doing a giveaway ON MY FANCY NEW REVIEW BLOG.
If you commented on this post before the edit, you are still entered to win. But hell, if you want to enter again on MY FANCY NEW REVIEW BLOG, I'll give ya two chances.
I'll pick a winner on Tuesday, August 25.
So go on over.
It's fancy!*

p.s.- I promise not to get all blog promote-y on you. Just a giveaway for fun. I will resume with the regularly scheduled bitterness Thursday after mah baybee's SIX MONTH well visit with a story about poop. (See? All back to normal.)

*Eh, it's not fancy.

Edit: Sweet baby Jesus!
I think that I pushed an important part of my brain out while giving birth. Maybe it stuck to the placenta and they didn't realize?
Anyway. I have a review blog, yay!

Six Month Post Saturday? Kthxbye.

87 comments:

BrandiH2007 said...

Why you aren't using it yourself I don't know, but I'd love a chance at it, we're in the process of buying our first house! My email is on my profile.

Dana said...

uhhh.....wtf? :)

kimalli1 said...

Kim Quinn
kimalli1@hotmail.com

MagaliesGarden said...

Sign me up. Our living room looks way worse than yours. I'm too embarassed to post a photo. We're hoping for a big tax return with this new little deduction here for new stuff. My email is on my blog. Can't wait to read about poop.

Deanna said...

They have so much good stuff! Count me in :)

Molly said...

Oooh, I love giveaways (and your blog, BTW).

powellhouse@hotmail.com

Tiffanie said...

i'm w/ dana - wtf?

don't be confused tho, sign me up! what with all the time off of work that i now have i have become obsessed with online shopping.

K said...

I'd love to win it.

And I can relate to calling permanent things 'temporary'. My temporary window coverings have been on our windows for 9 years now.

asshole said...

Because I'm really not an ASShole. LOL LOVe ya!

asshole said...

or a whore. Just Cause I like poking. lol...

Sarah said...

I was wondering the same thing, why not use it yourself??

LacyLou85 said...

I'd love to win!

lacylou85@gmail.com

Lacy

www.waiting4babystiles@blogspot.com

Jen said...

It was offered to me as a giveaway. So I can't use it. :)

*~*Lis*~* said...

Me please! 'cuz I need new stuff and also some hits on my own boring blog ;)

Erin said...

Pretty much every piece of furniture in my house has been spit-up on at least once.

YAY for free stuff! You rock Jen! And did I mention that you look really cute today? (does sucking up increase my chances?)

erin@erinleighphotos.com

Jackie said...

Free stuff rules! :) Great blog, you are hilarious!

Jackie
purplepokeadot@hotmail.com

Jackie said...

Free stuff rules! Great blog, you are hilarious!

Jackie
purplepokeadot@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Olivia is adorable. I've followed you since infertility diaries but have never really commented. Count me in for the giveaway: Amy amym0102@hotmail.com

Mike and Katie said...

hi! just stopped by! i'm enjoying all the infertility turned pregnancy and beyond blogs especially since that's become my story, too.

Mike and Katie said...

by the way, i love your blog title. some one, a man, commented that there was something about adoption that "relaxes the system" and that's why i got pregnant. seriously? have you ever adopted? there's nothing relaxing about it!!

Sarah said...

Oooh, we need lamps! I don't think the bases on the ones we have are supposed to spin around like they do now, lol.

Mandy and Jack said...

What's wrong with a TV tray as an end table, exactly? :)

mandyhornbuckle@gmail.com

Ezza said...

My gross living room carpet is covered in goo from Riley's first years of life. Maybe with a new one, I can keep her from eating on it and make her sit at the BIG TABLE instead of on her mini chair at the coffee table on top of my carpet. I think that if I was brave enough to lift it up, I'd have dried food to survive a week. Shudder.

LutherLiz said...

Yay! Giveaways are good reasons to delurk!

Samantha said...

Sign me up!

www.onbecomingamother.blogspot.com

britta said...

I would Love to win!

Been following for awhile now.

I am getting ready to move and definitely need some of my own things :-)

brunettecashier.blogspot.com
brunettecashier@gmail.com

Ricci said...

Sign me up! My furniture is ugly and uncomfortable...and it was given to us after his g-pa's girlfriend DIED!
Thanks!

ellbee said...

I've been looking at pictures of my old house and I do NOT want my new house to have that same mish-mosh look! I need to finish decorating before I give up and let the tv tray hold my laptop forever!

GeekByMarriage said...

Who can say no to new furniture items? Not this girl! Something that's not a family hand-me-down? Count me in!

geekbymarriage.com

Elizabeth said...

I would love to win! And don't feel bad. It wasn't too long ago we had to ditch the entertainment center constructed completely from concrete blocks and MDF.

Sunny said...

Oh me! Pick me! :D

Bekah said...

Does having my own Olivia at home increase my chances of winning?? :)

rlp52707@gmail.com

Mary said...

Ooh ooh ooh. We are turning our back living room -- bachelor-pad leather couch, check, sharp-edged glass-coffee table, check, $20 unfinished bookshelves we've owned since college, check -- into a playroom for our own almost-six-month-old baybee. Clearly, we need the help.

*TTC*Chick* said...

Sweet! I would love to win! :)

You can contact me at danifrisby@yahoo.com. :)

Chris and Annalisa said...

Yay! I could seriously use a little home decor in my house. Thanks for the giveaway!

Annalisa

annashopper at gmail dot com

Loretta said...

Ooh, sign me up. All my living room furniture are castoffs from my parents. And I'm 29.

Kelley said...

I'm totally with you on the furniture nightmare, although yours doesn't seem so bad to me! I have a blog so hopefully you can get my info from there. If not, my email is leticia2u@gmail.com.

Christine said...

Love the bitterness!

Christine
TotRags@gmail.com
TotRags.com

Jen said...

New end tables! New end tables! Or perhaps I could get some shelves with doors so that the baby will stop trying to kill herself on our open shelves that SLIDE.

Hot Mess said...

Oh!
::Waves Hand Frantically::
PICK ME!
Our crap is ugly:)

KLTTX said...

Desparately need new stuff for our house. Thanks for doing the give away.

Niki said...

Yeah, We've lived in our house for over 6 years and I'm just now starting to hang up pictures and whatnot *sigh*

nikipetz at sbcglobal dot net

Ashley said...

me! pick me! I have never owned living room furniture that a)matched and b)wasn't a hand-me-down

sweetchik2001@yahoo.com

WellaWitch said...

I love to read your blog, it always makes me smile. You can link to my profile to contact me.

April said...

I'd love new furniture too! The decor in my home is Salvation Army 1980.

April Dickenson
Michaelasmom331@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I totally thought at first that you were giving away *your* furniture and offering free shipping. And I thought, why not, as long as I get that baybee thrown in. Just kidding! I could use some furniture for me, now that we've spent tons on our baby's nursery.

Sarah said...

Sign me up please!
You can reach me on my blog or:

kooyhome at yahoo .com

Cort said...

Ooh, Oooh, Me! PICK ME!!!!!!!!!

*raises hand high while obnoxiously holding raised arm up with other hand to make it taller*

CJ said...

How do you put ads on your blog?

Jaci said...

Wait...TV trays aren't bed side tables? When did this happen?!?

At least your kitchen table wasn't left in your house by the old owners and covered in 9 layers of 1980's country blue paint. :)

BM said...

Yay for giveaways, count me in! You can find me on my blog, though should I happen to win please go easy on me, as that is just about my due date. I will get back to you. Eventually. It's not that I don't like free stuff (or your blog) just that I will be losing my mind and it will take me a while to find it again.

Dana said...

just pick me and I'll give it back to you ha ha ha

Lynn said...

Wheee!

polyhex at gmail dot com

uncomplicateme said...

Only if we can use it to buy you a new end table. :) I KID.

I actually have two gigantor end tables that j insisted we have even though I said "those are entirely too big" and once we got them home he agreed. So if you lived closer or wanted to road trip to see Olivia's internet boyfriend, I would give them to you. :o)

I hope I win. :)

S and S said...
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Lauren.Furrer said...

Oooh, hook a sista up.

lauren.furrer@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Josh and I could use it for our new house! Decorating style: a few new items, but mostly 1980s hand-me-downs from parents...

Kristen
kksnyder77@gmail.com

Heather Rodriguez said...

fresnomoments@gmail.com

Erika said...

I would love a chance at the gift certificate. My living room is currently without a couch or coffee table as my brother needed everything sooner than expected and we have not had a chance to go shopping yet.

erika.j.rainwater@gmail.com

PS I love hearing about Olivia as my baby is just 2 weeks younger (we had the same due date).

alli&pat said...

ohhhh...we need a new coffee table. sign me up...

ajmckenney@gmail.com

TZel said...

Thanks so much for this chance- I would say that my feelings about my living room run along the same lines...yuck. We have to keep up the hope, though, no?

Miss Tori said...

How nice of you to offer! You can find me via my blog. Gracias!

Reesha said...

Ohhh this isn't a poop post. Darn it well enter me anyway.

Kara said...

I thought I was the only one using TV trays as end tables.
Sign me up!
Also, I think my 16 month old son Holden wants to be Olivia's boyfriend. He saw the pictures of her on the screen and started laughing and clapping. And throwing food at me.

WannabeMommy said...

I only want it if they have hot "end tables" like yours!!

Rebecca said...

I just had a post about poop on my blog as well! Isn't it fun? Only my poop is toddler poop, a whole different ballgame. You can find me at http://www.thebinkydiaries.com. And enter me in your giveaway (please)!

Rambler said...

That sofa picture is just priceless!!! Olivia looks like a tiny old lady stuck to the seats. Cute, cute!!

Anonymous said...

I am in....
snewman1978@yahoo.com
~Sara

Arron & Christine said...

OH sweetie, I would DIE for your pad!!! Our couch was my inheritance from when my grandma died - it is 30 years old, and at the time it was an UPGRADE!?!?! Now my 17mo old son thinks the "cording" that hangs in long strands from the cushions is way fun to wrap around things - you know, like his NECK!?! lol... If you want a good laugh, I would happily send you a pic! Put me in the draw - or send me your old couch! :) Love the blog and the snark. And the beautiful beautiful baybee.

chrisburke25@gmail.com
Christine Burke

Alicia said...

Love your blog and your giveaway is awesome!

alicia.mccarty@student.indwes.edu

Ginny said...

Currently using my own TV tray as an end table, sigh.

Ginny

vgoerz@yahoo.com
http://stripedtoesock.blogspot.com/

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh this would be very cool to have. thanks for the chance to win.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Jennifer said...

I love your blog and I love free stuff!!

http://jennsblondeambition.blogspot.com/

JennloveAustin said...

I'm in.

jenncangelosi@gmail.com or
http://jennlovesaustin.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

First, I LOVE your blog. I found you were you were about 3 months pregnant and have been a silent follower since then.

Second, we also have TV trays doubling as nighstands! Nothing wrong with that, right?

Third, if I also have a story (er, I mean, picture!) about poop, does that increase my chance of winning? If so, check out

www.steelewoolgathering.blogspot.com

Parsing Nonsense said...

Wow, that brought out the comments, didn't it?!

I love free shipping! And potpourri! I have a smelly dog and I can't think of anything better to torture him with than a hippie-child wreath of potpourri to crown his majestic, smelly head!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Annegirrl said...

I have a tray table as an end table too. It sits next to the 3rd hand loveseat that we put on risers because it was so short and squat.

Anonymous said...

Pick me Pick me. I have never commented, almost did once but i felt like I wanted to tell you my life story...... but basically I found your blog at time when I really needed it and you made me LOL, I mean here I was sitting at my desk supposed to be working and Im giving myself away by pounding on my desk laughing hysterically. Thank you, thank you for just being you. I mean it even if I dont win.-Michelle
michelleanderik@yahoo.com

Ktee said...

Ooooh, I would love a new coffee table. Mine has been on the ground in the living room since the metal frame broke and my husband decided that it would still work great if he just took the frame off :-(
KJBarthel@aol.com

Dora said...

Ooooh, I need new furniture to pose my forthcoming cute baybeee on!

dorasblog@gmail.com

Dreamer4agift said...

Already 6 mths?! Wow!

I wish I had even a tabletray as an end table...I've been using the shelves on our lamp for everything since B arrived!...Count me in for the giveaway!:-)

Wendy said...

It was nice to see pictures of Olivia -- she's so cute!

:) Wendy

Meghan said...

I too question why you aren't using it yourself??? Not that I haven't used a TV tray as an end table, at one time I also used a change table cut down for a coffee table, and no one was the wiser;)

Meghan

Bekah said...

Yay, poop stories! I love stories about baby poop when it's not my kid. I am being completely non-sarcastic. Apparently I'm still in middle school because poop still makes me laugh.

Stacy Woodruff said...

Oooh, me, me, me! Although if your furniture is really that bad, why don't you use the gift certificate? Surely you could find some use for it. Not that I wouldn't take it if you picked me.

Dawn said...

She is just the cutest! Congratulations! I know how those first few months can be too. I didn't officially leave the bedroom as my permanent home until my twins were well in to 4 months old. But you'll get there.

Sonya said...

You are the awsomest!