Expectations of Blog Content and Online Shopping

Life Does Not Have To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful



Last week LBD suffered another blog site problem on Sunday that took some extensive work with our IT guys to correct.  I am using this as one big excuse as to why posts have been sparse lately.  But to be honest, I’ve felt the funk of not being inspired to write new blog content for weeks.  Perhaps we need to gear expectations of blog content in the same way we do for online shopping.

The New Shopping Cart


Expectations Of Online Home Furnishings

Hit or Miss…and Everything In between

  • the prices are good…we need to keep this in mind when we judge quality
  • the delivery can be quick…when it’s not we need to chill
  • there may be issues with the item…things might be perfect
  • it’s up to us to remedy the issues…there is no middle man to “deluxe” the product or handle a problem we can’t live with

It’s our firm’s busy time of the year, heck anymore there is not a slow time for us, and we are working long hours on exciting, but exhausting, projects.  Personally, Mr. LBD and I moved to our dream city and location.  Again equally exciting but gobbling up the after work hours big time.  As much as we accomplish in a day, some days we still feel like things are left undone.  Shopping for home furnishings is easy to do from anywhere.  Sometimes it can be a time savor as well.  However, shopping online is different than being able to see and touch an item.  We need to be realistic.

Let There Be Light

During the last few weeks of my funk, Mr. LBD needed to see some progress on our home’s decor.  So last Sunday night, about 10pm, we sat down and we ordered a lamp, and a chair, online.





When it comes to lamp design, we could not be further opposites in what we think a good lamp looks like.  While I appreciate his clean, sensible style…I like lamps to be artistic in almost a hippy kind of way.  I’ll also share that we vastly differ in the purpose of a lamp and why God has made 3 way light bulbs.


So onto the compromise which came on Monday!  A perk of many online shopping experiences.  Quick delivery.  He got the traditional marble material and shape.  I got to mix the metal colors and get some of the same feel I love with the glazed pottery.  Now, look close and you’ll see that we’ve got a little wabi-sabi going on that even Miss Artistic can’t overcome. (remember this past post?)



Yep, the bottom marble is drilled off center.  We did not notice this until the box was cut up and in the dumpster.  (do as I say and not as I do…keep the box a day!)  If the lamp wasn’t so heavy that it could topple, I might be able to talk myself into keeping it as is.  The fix is to order a new lamp, at our cost, and place this one in the box for a return label pick up and credit.  Hopefully the replacement will come lined up and this will become a hit.  For now, it just added to the list of things to do and may be a miss.  (dang I should have held onto the camel lamp we had for 20 years!)

Take A Seat….Please!


Next up, Mr. LBD was growing weary of looking at one of the director’s chairs we have kept a set of for years to use as extra dining and patio seating.  We’ve ordered several larger leather pieces that will be delivered this month but had not looked at a chair for this spot.  Unlike with the lamps, we generally agree pretty quickly about furniture.  We can both forgo a tad of comfort for an occassional piece that looks so darn good for a reasonable price.


This chair is from a favorite online source, Article.  This chair came by Wednesday, in a nice tweedy like fabric and these ever so smooth walnut legs.  A small section of one foot got rubbed in the box and a quick touch up pen will remedy that….but not bugging me enough to do it now.  100% hit in style, comfort and price.  Helped wonders to get me out of my funk.


Motivational Monday

Life Is What We Make It


In closing today, I want to introduce you to Roxanne and her guy.  They sit gracefully in the same spot each day.  Since we moved to the city, these two brighten my day each time I walk by.  A few minutes of conversation and Roxanne instantly knows when we need a pet, or chin rub, more than she does.

Missing a blog post, or having an online purchase be less than expected, is manageable.  I have choice, each day, to look for the best, except the rest or deal with it “charmingly”.  I choose chin up….I kinda like the crown where it is.

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6 thoughts on “Expectations of Blog Content and Online Shopping”

  1. I have had problems all week with my own blog, it is always something! One of these days I have to migrate to WP.

    Love you new lamp and chair.

    Enjoy the new house, new city and all of the creative work you are doing.

  2. You are so good. We have to give ourselves grace. I think we are the hardest on ourselves!!
    As for that green lamp. I think my mom had one in brown…and maybe still has it. Or was it my dad? It’s SO familiar.

    1. See me and Char are soulmates with the lamp thing! Just getting all that off my chest did wonders for productivity.

  3. I am glad to know that I’m not the only one who gets into a funk every now and then!

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