Okay, pictures first--because I don't want Megan to die.
It's important to me that that not happen.
The bedding took longer to resolve than I expected. I can't even tell you how many white down-alternative comforters I have looked at over the past few days. Billions, probably. This was my first foray into the world of duvets.
In the end, Target was the answer for both the duvet cover and the comforter. Target makes me happy.
There really isn't place in my room to take a picture that does the layout justice. This was the best overall. It's funny to look at it now and see all of the ugly, mismatched furniture that we've collected along the way. We always planned on getting something nice, new, and matchy, so we didn't really think about how awful it all looked together.
After (as of now, but there is more to come):
Again, sadly, this is the best angle I could do. The dresser matches the nightstands and is quite large. But pretty and not overly ornate like the old one.
But you can see there is a bit of a space issue. The recliner really needs to go, but it's where I feed my babies in the night, so we could kick it out temporarily, but it will need to come back in a few months. So, we're tossing around different ideas of what to do.
Tomorrow we plan to begin hanging stuff on the walls, though. I'm pretty excited about that.
While finally deciding on the right comforter and seeing how pretty it makes the duvet look was definitely a Joyful Moment, it's not the one I'm choosing tonight.
Tonight I went to the temple with my HH.
It was just what I needed. I've been getting bogged down with icky feelings the past few days, but after going to the temple, I feel refreshed and my heart is so much lighter. And while I was there, I was able to find a quiet moment to pray for all of the people I love who are dealing with really tough things right now. And the peaceful, sweet spirit residing in the temple really helped me feel more at peace for all of these good people. Things will get better for all.
Plus, HH and I had the long drives there and back to just enjoy each other's company (and some deliciously yummy Jimmy John's sandwiches on the way home!). And then a bonus of a spontaneous donut stop. More yums.
Joyful Moments all around.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments all around!