Sweet Dreams

8.25.2011

I went to the car wash the other day to get my car cleaned up to trade for my new grammy mobile.
I had a two door sports car that was not practical anymore so we traded for a good used suv.

Now I have room for furniture pieces that will fit if I decide to do some makeovers to sell. Still thinking on that one. It is good to have a dream though.



I asked the young man at the car wash how on earth could he stand working in this extreme heat we have had this summer. He just said he gets in the shade as much as possible. I don't remember what he said after that, but I remember him saying this and it made me think. He said, "If we had everything we wanted then we would have nothing to dream about."  So so true.

Sweet dreams.


BTW I got a 2007 Mazda CX-7 grand touring with only 30,000 miles and traded evenly. Still no car payments.
 zoom zoom

New striped pillow sham from Joss and Main (free). Have three only using one.
The two white monogrammed shams are from Ballard Designs and they are the same pillows that were already on the bed. I just flipped them around to show the monogram.

Sorry I haven't been visiting very much the last couple of days. Been working on a project that took a lot of time, but so worth it.

34 comments:

  1. I heart your pillows! I am a pillow freak too. Love even trades!

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  2. Smart young man with a great outlook on life!

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  3. I love your pillows. Your bedroom is beautiful. So warm and comfy looking!

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  4. Have fun with your new car! You got a great deal. I used to have a convertible, which I absolutely loved. I traded it in for an suv, which is so practical. Every time I load up the suv with furniture goodies, I'm glad I have it.

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  5. Can't wait to see your project. The guy at the car wash sounded like a wise man...true true is right.

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  6. Nice to know that a young man working at a car wash could have such a deep thought...how smart he is! Thanks for sharing and giving us something to think about.

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  7. Im love having an SUV and hope you do too, Kim! Your bed pillows are beautiful! How did you get 3 pillows for free???? Great deal:):) XO, Pinky

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  8. Pretty wise kid! Love that thought he had!

    Bedroom looks great, Kim, and I can't wait to see what your PROJECT is...you aren't going to keep us waiting long, are you? xo Diana

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  9. Love, love the pillows. I get the Ballard's catalog and just drool over the pages. I have never ordered anything from there, but I might have to check out the Monogrammed pillows like yours. Blessings, Barb

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  10. Your entire bedroom is so pretty. I could do some serious dreaming in there. You are probably going to put a car seat in your new SUV, aren't you? Well, get a pink one for that beautiful grandbaby.

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  11. Such a lovely bedroom. And such a smart young man with a great attitude.

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  12. Beautiful bedroom! It looks so inviting. I could be very comfortable there. LOL

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  13. Your bedroom is SOOOOOO beautiful. Zoom zoom!! Grandbabies and heaven help Mr. Savvy now that you can haul big stuff! LOL!

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  14. Love your pillows. It is so amazing what a difference pillows can make!

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  15. Now that is a "Sweet Dream" bedroom...so pretty! Can't wait to see your project:)
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. Very pretty. Love your pillows (Pillow Addict!!!). What a sweet and positive comment from the car wash guy.

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  17. Smart idea to get a car to haul things! Love the pillow.
    xo
    Penny

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  18. Gorgeous bedroom.....sweet dreams indeed!
    Jane

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  19. Congrats on your new to you suv! And I must say that I am shocked that you aren't already selling. You have AMAZING transformations!

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  20. Nice work on the even trade! The bed looks gorgeous! I love love love that light blue toile - perfect with the tan stripe!
    Love the comment at the car wash... seriously, what in the world would we bloggers do if we couldn't blog about everything we wish we could do, or our dream piece of furniture, or a trip we are fantasizing about... Love it!
    Jan

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  21. Congrats on the Grannymobile!
    I love the look of your bedroom - so cool and serene.

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  22. I think you could have a fabulous business dojng up and reselling furniture. You definitely have the talent for it! x Sharon

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  23. Isn't it nice to find someone young with such a healthy outlook, even in the heat!

    Sweet dreams!

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  24. The wisdom of the car wash guy; love his quote!

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  25. Not sure if my comment went through so here it is again. I, too, have a two-seater sports car and can't wait for the opportunity to trade it in for a granny mobile.

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  26. Love the new pillow. Such wise words from the young man! Can't wait to see what you've been cooking up!

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  27. The pillows look great! Oh and I love my SUV. It's amazing how much stuff you can fit in the back...just think of it as having more room for shopping!
    -Shelley

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  28. Your master bdrm is very pretty, I love the new pillows. The light against the dark walls is really beautiful.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  29. Kim, your room is gorgeous as always, I see we were both plumping pillows this week. I just love how you put a room together, you make it so special. Have a good weekend, tami

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  30. What a thoughtful young man and lovely room!

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  31. Nothing better than an even trade..and I LOVE my suv. Haven't driven a small car since 1997...and won't ever give up my suv.:)

    Pretty pillows..and yes, I agree with what the young man said...since I WANT everything I see, I am pretty sure I will always have DREAM things to want. :))

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  32. I love that saying!!! I always tell people do not decorate your house so fast cause then what........the fun part is doing it! Your bed is still gorgeous by the way :)

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  33. Your chandy is gorgeous - as everything you do. I do hope, however, that you realize that many of your followers - myself included do not have large decorating budgets and even $400 for a chandy (instead of $900) is a lot for us. Many of us do not have the luxury of buying decorating items for our home daily, weekly or even monthly. I love your blog and have been inspired by it, but the title 'Getting the Look Without the Price' is is very subjective.

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  34. What a wonderful outlook on life! I need to remember that! Congrats on the new car. You're going to love it! My friend has the same SUV. I just got a new Explorer. I love it but I'm not real excited to have a note!

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