So yesterday was Matt's 28th birthday. To celebrate, we invited a few close friends over for a combined birthday/housewarming party. It was so nice to have our first small gathering here at The Nest, and I'm looking forward to many more. One thing we hadn't anticipated, though, was our lack of seating, which is something we're going to have to remedy as soon as possible.
We're also going to need a much bigger dining table, so Matt has been gathering inspiration in order to draw up plans to build it himself. So far, my favorite tables come from Pottery Barn. For instance, we like this one because of the painted farmhouse legs and the bare wood top. And this one we like because of its simplicity. The second one is probably cheaper to build, but I think we're leaning toward the farmhouse style. We just need to figure out where to find those oversized decorative legs and we'll be all set.
Since Monday was Columbus Day, I decided to take advantage of my local craft store's promotional discounts by bringing home a huge sack full of yarn. I managed to buy $100 dollars worth of yarn for only $50 - it was a deal I couldn't pass up. So, I'll be home with my crochet hook, knitting needles, and yarn for the next two days straight, making as many things as I possibly can. Can you tell I'm excited? I've been planning this yarny marathon for awhile now.
If only I could read and knit at the same time. I've started a new book, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and I'm hooked!