It has been a crazy week here in Portland. Over the weekend we continued our home shopping spree and found this fantastic (and deeply discounted) rug at Home Goods. If you have never been, it is truly a magical place. It barely fit in my car and we have never been so thankful to own at least one vehicle where the seats fold down! The Kia Soul saves the day! The rug is lying on top of our large haul from Ikea that day as well. I was able to get a swatch of our new couch fabric and it matches perfectly!
We aren't real big on Valentines day. Why only show the important people in your life how much you love them on one predetermined day? Even so, we decided to exchange small gifts with a max $20 price tag. I built Alex his own mini terrarium from one of my favorite garden stores in Portland called Pistils. It was a lot of fun! I got to pick out the glass vial and then layer in different colors of sand and stones topping it off with a little fluff of moss and an air-plant which we will hang in our kitchen window. He got me these cute little gnome salt and pepper shakers. I have been on a bit of a gnome kick lately and couldn't be more happy to have these guys join us while we eat.