Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HomeGoods, Midnight & Awards...

I have to tell you all I went to a fabulous store this past weekend. I heard about it from all of you in blog-land. It is HomeGoods! The closest one is about 1 1/2 hours away in Allen, Texas so off we went. I LOVE it! We bought two things, the first being this bird print. I couldn't get a great picture with the flash cause it kept glaring. Hopefully, you can tell what it looks like.


This is on my shelf right below the picture.
The other large purchase from HomeGoods was this new area rug. Alan, my hubby, was sick to death of the green rug we had in the living area so we ended up getting this one. I really like it.
** Update....Midnight did fine and has woken up from her surgery. She will sleep now and I can pick her up tomorrow (Thursday). Thanks for all your prayers for her. Next, please keep Midnight in your prayers today. She went in this morning to get spayed and de-clawed. I am always so worried until the vet calls and says everything went well.
Last, I am behind as always, on my awards. I want to thank Shelia from The Quintessential Magpie for this wonderful award. I have just "met" her recently and LOVE her blog. Thanks so much! *Edited to add that Kitty from A Bit of Fluff, Quite Messy Really also awarded me both of these awards today. We have been buddies almost from the start of my blog and I wish we lived next door to each other! Thanks so much Kitty!
Also, Tardevil from Confessions of a 40 Something Mama Queen gave me this Friends award. I just love her blog and am so glad to have "met" her. Thanks Tardevil!
Thanks so much for both of these awards and since I never seem to play by the rules, if you would like either/both awards please feel free to take them. I have a few other awards that will be on another post. Hope you all are having a great Wednesday!

68 comments:

Lisa Ann said...

I love the print and the rug. Home Goods is awesome. Ours is an hour and a half away to. Darn it!

April said...

Hi Darlene!

I have never been to Home Goods. I'm sure we have one around here somewhere...I am close to Atlanta, afterall! The print and rug you found are both really nice...you did well!!!

Hope all goes OK for Midnight! Congrats on your awesome awards...you definitely deserve them!

Have a great day!

Dawn said...

We have a Home Goods nearby. I go in every now and then. I usually buy my shower curtain liners there. They have the best!! I really like your rug. It's lovely! I have lived in my house almost 13 years and still only have one framed piece of "art" in my home. I can't find what should be calling out my name!

I am sure Midnight will do just fine. I will certainly keep you in my thoughts today.

take care,
Dawn

duchess said...

I just love that store. Glad you finally got to go & find some goodies.
Love the print & the rug.
Congrats on your awards.

Sandy Toes said...

It truly is a wonderful store..very dangerous for me!
-sandy toe

dana said...

First, I know how you feel about worrying over those little furbabies when they're having "procedures" at the vet's. I'll say a little Midnight prayer.

We don't have a Home Goods store in our area that I know of--your print is WONDERFUL! That rug looks great with your sofa, too!

Congrats on your awards.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Dana :-)

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene,
I am so jealous about your trip to HomeGoods, I've wanted to visit one for so long. There's one about an hour and a half away from me too but I just can't find the time to get there. I guess I'm going to have to twist hubby's arm more *smiles*

Poor Midnight! Of course it's absolutely necessary but I know what you're going thru because I felt the same way when Indy went in for his snip snip. He still hasn't had his claws done yet but it's high on the priority list right under my oral surgery *smiles*

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed week *smiles*

Sue said...

Home Goods is a favorite of mine and fortunately (or unfortunately) there is one close by! I can ALWAYS find good things there...but most of the time the prices are great. I'm sure Midnight will be fine...I understand your concern though.

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...congratulations on your well deserved awards! Oh my, you did get some lovelies at HomeGoods...it is a neat place!
;-) Bo

southerninspiration said...

I have to "budget" my trips to HomeGoods!!! They have gorgeous things, and I can easily find a few things every time I go in.....hence, the budget! ;)
Love your print, and the rug is nice, too!
Suzanne

Bella Casa said...

Hi Darlene

You found some nice things at HomeGoods, boy do I love that store!

Congratulations on your awards and I hope your kitty is home safely soon!

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations on your awards. I love Home Goods; we have one close by. It's connected to TJ Maxx, I think. Your bird picture is cute with the shelf display to tie it in, and I really like the tones on your new rug. Good shopping!

Kitty Scraps said...

Miz Darlene,
I just left you the same two awards at my blog *smiles* Guess that means you deserve them doubley!

AJ said...

Oh how I love Homegoods!! I haven't been able to go in there for a few months now cause I know there will be something I just "have" to have and won't be able to get it. Got to stick to my spending freeze. Boo hoo!
Love your finds! Your bird print looks perfect with your shelf pretties:) How were the prices on the rugs? I so need one for my family room!

Twice as Nice said...

I'm sure Midnight will be just fine. I feel so sorry for them when the come home. They are so sore.
Home Goods is my FAVORITE store. We don't have one close by either. The nearest is about an hour away. One day Twin and I went to 3 of them!! Was an all dayer and we had a ball. Then one day we went with our bestfriend and after the first Home Goods store we had to come home and UNLOAD before we could go to the second one because we had NO MORE ROOM left in my blazer!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

How fun that you got to a Home Goods! I am impressed you limited yourself to only two items...but they are GOOD buys! Way to go!
Carrie
P.S. Let us know when you get the all-clear on your kitty! :)

Caren said...

Really good finds! We have Home Goods around here and I've had hit or miss visits to them.

Good luck to Midnight...I'm sure she'll do fine!

Congrats on your awards!

Deb said...

Hi Darlene
I LOVE your bird print & rug from Home Goods! Hope all is well with Midnight - she will be home safe and sound soon.
Thanks you so much for your kind comment this morning. x

Songbirdtiff said...

I have never been to Home Goods but I love the stuff you came out with! I know what you mean about Midnight. I'm always nervous when my kiddos are at the vet. I'm sure she will be back to her spry self in no time.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hello Darlene
I love your beautiful bird print and it's lovely dark wood frame. The rug looks great too. HomeGoods sounds a good store. I am looking forward to doing some shopping (non Disney) in Orlando. You have some great stores over there. I said a little prayer for Midnight, hope she is ok. Congratulations on your awards.
I hope you get to Disney some day. Your daughter will love it. When we came home from our stay in 2006 we started saving straight away for this year. We have not had a proper holdiday for the last 2 years but it will be all be worth it.
Best Wishes
Lindsay

Teresa Porter said...

love the bird print! And we'll keep Midnight in our thoughts... what a cutie.

Teresa

tardevil said...

YEAAAAAAAAAA!!!! I'm so glad you made the trip. That's my favorite store. I don't think I'll ever have to worry about them closing because I think I, alone, keep them in business. I love your bird picture w/ the bird stuff under it. If you have a Cracker Barrel restaurant near you, they have some pretty bird stuff for spring also. I hope your kitty does well & congrats on all of your awards! You deserve them!

Katie said...

welcome to Home Goods!!! I love it! I could just spend all day there, my husband likes it too, can you believe it. Love the furniture in there. I love your bird print, so you!
Katie

Michelle said...

I like your bird print. I haven't heard of that store, I'll keep my eyes peeled!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

I'm not that far from the Allen one, but I haven't been yet...good thing for my bank account!!

Ginger said...

I love Home Goods too. Everytime I go visit the kids in Vegas that is one of my first stops. They have the best "stuff". I think it's owned by Marshalls, but not sure.
I love your bird print that you bought. I have a lot of different bird things around my house, but no pictures...it would be perfect for me too. lol.

Ginger said...

Oh sorry...I forgot to say, I will be thinking of midnight and hope all goes well for her.

Lemon Annie said...

Home Goods is one of my favorite stroes as well. I haven't been to one for 6 months! I can hardly stand it. I need to make a run! Thanks for all your comments.

The Muse said...

thoughts for midnight , yes indeed!

oh what a nice pic you have...and the vignette under it is wonderful...great combo, good design move :)

The Muse said...

also....i want to say right here that I am happy you were lifting your voice for the CAUSE :) that is so much appreciated Darlene!

rebel said...

I love your new picture! I'm a softie for birds and cats. I'm sure everything will go well for Midnight. It won't be long before I'll have to take little Skitty in. Congratulations on your awards. I really enjoy your blog.

linda said...

I love Home Goods although we don't have one anywhere near us. I wanted to stop at one while we were out of town this past weekend but the weather was bad, thought we should just get straight home instead. Now I wish we'd stopped!

Congrats on your awards...I'm a fan on Kitty Scraps too!

I'll keep Midnight in my thoughts today!

HeathahLee said...

I think we have a HomeGoods in Memphis...I'll have to check it out!

And I will be praying for Kitty Midnight! I know the feeling of anxiousness!

Farm Chick Paula said...

My goodness Darlene... I would have gone crazy at a store like that!! The rug is gorgeous!!

HeathahLee said...

Nope, we don't. Shoot. :)

Michelle said...

Love your finds...hope Midnight is home soon!

Enjoyed catching up...love your bosses old things. I would love to have all of those things for our gameroom.

Erin said...

Oh I am so jealous that you got to go to Homegoods. Yet, another store that we don't have. I live in a town with just one lowly craft store. Sigh. Anywho, it looks like you had fun and I love the print and the rug! Congrats on your awards!

nikkicrumpet said...

Isn't Home Goods awesome! The problem is I can never leave there without buying something! Love the rug and the bird print. ANd good luck to poor Midnight.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Hey Darlene... Lexi was right! "Uggs" got their name from being referred to as "Ugly Boots"... give that smart little gal a high-five from Dixie!

Susie Harris said...

Poor midnight~ Glad its all over now and the healing can begin. I love all of your goodies. That picture rocks!

Marilyn said...

I hope you have gotten a good report on Midnight by now. So scary for you and for Midnight.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Darlene, Home Good is awesome, isn't it! My favorite store! :) Unfortunately I have to travel an hour to get to the nearest one.

Love your picture and rug! Great finds! I have that same little bird and nest candleholder! :)

Hope Midnight continues to do well and is home soon!

~hugs, Rhonda :)

Raggedy Girl said...

Praying for Midnight, that he gets well soon. Your shopping finds are neat and the rug really matches your sofa.
Roberta Anne

Sit A Spell said...

Was that really a tornado below???

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene
Oh how did I miss that Midnight was going in to the vets for declawing and spaying...I know how you are feeling having her going through this. Positive thoughts...*hugs*. I'm glad you will have her home tomorrow..poor baby.
Congratulations on all your awards! YOu deserve them thats for sure Darlene.

I would love to take an award and will be back to do so.
have a nice evening
Judi

judicreations said...

Darlene
me again. I meant to say we don't have a HomeGoods around here. I love your purchases. I'll have to see if we have any around Marc's...
Judi

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
I haven't ever been to Homegoods. I'm going to have to research and find the one closest to us.

Love you new bird print!

Rambling Girl said...

Love your bird pic Darlene. I don't have a Home Goods or really have not heard of this place before. Must be pretty neat.

Congrats on the awards!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Girl great finds! You deserve those awards and more :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I am SO glad Midnight is ok! Phew!

Homegoods makes me woozie with delight. I could spend ALL day and ALL the money in my bank account in that store. Every penny : ). OH MY!

Love your picture! You are the coolest!

Neabear said...

I have never been to a HomeGoods store yet. After searching on line, I found that is just under an hour away. One of these days we will drive over there and check it out.

CatHerder said...

I have a Home Goods right by my house. The only thing i DONT like about it, is they just THROW everything on top of each other on the shelves, breaking and scratching stuff....i got a BEAUTIFUL St. Francis statue there last year for my sister...The stuff is definately different, i just love the place. Our living room is a medieval theme (hubbys collection) and im dying to change the style for just a season...maybe cottage beach just for the summer...Home Goods is so inexpensive, i can do it without feeling guilty. BEST WISHES AND PRAYERS FOR MIDNIGHT, he will be fine!!! :-) keep us posted

Glitter and Bliss said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my little blog. I love your print and the rug looks great!!! Also, I'm glad to hear that your kitty is doing well. Leslie

Lemon Annie said...

I left a little surprise for you over at my blog!

Shelia said...

Morning, Darleney! I'm stil wanting, um, I mean admiring your picture and that rug! Thanks for the visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

the voice of melody said...

Congratulations on your awards, and on discovering HomeGoods! Looks like you found several beautiful things to take home. :)

We have one a few miles away and many pieces in my tearoom come from there, from lampshades to plates, to teacups, to cake stands, and various decorating items. Enjoy your new finds and your day!

Our Complete Family said...

Ah, don't you just love Home Goods? Watch out~ it's addictive!!!
A big congrats to Miss Lexi for an awesome performance with her jump roping team. I love double dutch and did it as a recess aide for Bryce's class until I had C and can't go to aide anymore. But that was all I could do. Lexi is amazing with all the tricks she can do!
Glad your kitty is o.k. after her surgery, too. Phew!
Looks like 2009 is off to a grand start for you guys!
Yea for that!
Happy day wishes~ Les

Carol said...

Oh my...where do I start, other than I LOVE your blog! I adore Home Goods. Found the first one on Hilton Head Island some years ago. We have several in Ohio now.

I have two poodles with cataracts like yours!! They're here:

http://rosecreekcottage-carol.blogspot.com/2008/07/every-blog-needs-dogor-two.html

I'm adding you to My Favorites!!

Joanna said...

We don't have a Home Goods, but with all the finds everyone has found there, boy I wished we did. Love the bird print and that rug is great!

Congrats on your awards!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

HELLLLLO!?! That print looks like it belongs in my house!!!!
I love the whole grouping Darlene-LOOOOOOOOVE IT!
I'm going to have to copy you you know? :)
Robin~♥

Shannon said...

I wish we lived near a Homegoods! You got some great things!!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hey Darlene,

What a beautiful print. I'll have to see if they have a Homegoods store near me. I love the little box below the print also!

I'm glad everything went well with your cat. I always worry when they are under the anesthesia.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Darlene,
Thanks for the blog advice & for entering our giveaway! Thanks for becoming a follower! Ok so I'm off to check out your blog!

Take Care
Darlene

Lorrie said...

Hi Darlene, I've never been to a HomeGoods store, I'm going to have to look and see where the nearest store one is to where I live. Love your picture and your new rug too!

I'm so glad to hear that Midnight did well with her surgery. It's always such a relief to have those things over.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Darlene, you deserve all the awards! :-)

And I'm glad you kitty is doing well.

Isn't Home Goods FABULOUS? I love it! Loved what you got. Neat things!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Carrie said...

Never heard of Home Goods maybe Ga don't have them but you found some good stuff. Glad Midnight is doing good!

Joy said...

Congrats on all the awards!!!!
You found some wonderful items at home goods. Would you believe I've only been there once? It's quite a drive to the one it my area (about a half hour or so away). I have to just settle for the small TJMaxx that's in the next town.
Oh well, I suppose that I'm saving some money by being so far away. Saving it to spend at the thrift store, that is! ;~)

Daphine said...

You mean you were in Allen and you didn't stop by to say hello??? I live in Allen friend! LOL! Glad you enjoyed your shopping at HomeGoods. I've never been there. Congrats on you awards! They are well deserved!!!