Monday, May 17, 2010

Bamboo Shades and Giveaways

Posting has been a bit spotty lately as Mr. Skooks and I have been anticipating moving our entire household. Can you believe it, we're set to CLOSE ON OUR HOUSE on Friday?!

We spent some time at the new house this weekend (always helps when the seller just gives you the key code to the lock box and you can jump in there at will) measuring all the windows and rooms and strategizing furniture placements and paint colors. Little Miss was bouncing off of absolutely every wall in the house and Kee-ku had no idea what to do with himself on a carpeted floor (our present abode sports all wood floors throughout the house and he's more of a "scootcher" than a "crawler").

I'm leaning heavy towards going with the Blackbirds for my kitchen but haven't actually pulled the trigger on buying the fabric yet. Still letting those last few stragglers get their votes in. ;)

Oh and speaking of window treatments, if any of you are in the market for some bamboo roman shades for your windows I found the best deal on them at We have all these odd size windows in our house and I thought we were going to have to go all custom order when I came up empty after visiting Walmart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and World Market (decent price but scant size selection). Sears, Lowes, and Home Depot all do have the blinds as well in a plethora of sizes but they are way over our budget for window coverings and thus were out as well. So yes, Overstock will hook you up if you want to cover your windows in bamboo like I do since I am not so much a fan of mini-blinds and plain white roller shades are just . . . boring. (Thrifty disclaimer: Had either of those options actually COME with the house we probably would have kept them and switched them out over time, but the windows are bare nekkid so we figured we may as well get what we like.)

I had intended on participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day by actually giving something away, but I was so consumed with house-y stuff this weekend I just didn't get around to pulling it all together. It's still QUITE worth checking out though. Last I read they already had something like 250 giveaways set up! Surely you or I must be able to win something good, right?!

Check out the gobs of giveaway goodies here:

P.S. I didn't get paid by Overstock for talking up their great deals on Bamboo shades, but I probably should have been! :P


Jody May 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Living on 4th street, and entering the drawing for the purse I made. You asked what fabric I used to make it. You can find it here: Have fun sewing!

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