Thursday, January 12, 2012

Three Things This Thursday

One


So many of you noticed my chair booties on Monday and Tuesday when I shared my 'new' kitchen table.


These protect our floors beautifully, far better than the felt pads that would occasionally fall off. Of course, these aren't perfect either. They draw little puppy teeth every so often and the string doesn't hold them up quite as well as I'd like - elastic would work a lot better. But when these little things are on my chairs, I have no qualms whatsoever about sliding them all over our bamboo floors.

Want to make them? I made a tutorial a few months back. You can find it here.

Two


Last week, Kobos were on sale! And, guess what... I bought one!





Believe it or not, spending the $140 for this little piece of technology and a pretty (coral) cover for it is actually going save me money. See, I'm great at borrowing books from the library because I don't like to spend money on them. However, I'm terrible at returning them. My library account has been frozen more than once due to fines I forget to pay. I love libraries and I don't mind supporting them through those fines, but I'd much rather keep my free service free. On top of all that, I love the convenience of having a shelf of books always available to me, even on the deadest part of the subway system.

So, I have lots of reading to do! What do you recommend?

Three 

Remember our brass mirror?


I've been moving it around a bit, trying to find the best possible place for it. It's kind of fun trying it on different walls, matched with different bits of furniture and different extras. It will probably move a few more times before it finds its permanent place. If you owned this mirror, where would you put it? What would you match it with?


6 comments:

  1. 1) Those chair booties are adorable and I've told all kinds of people about them.
    2) I jumped on the Kindle bandwagon right out of the gates and haven't looked back. Hope you love!
    3) I sort of think that mirror will go with whatever you want to match it with, but suffering from spring fever such as I am, I see some pretty green plants in white ceramic pots sitting to either side of that beauty!

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  2. I am the same way about library fines! (And I'm totally going to try those sockies once my dining room is not wall-to-wall carpet -ew!) but since I'm always dragging the laptop around, I opted for the free kindle app to use on my computer instead.

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  3. I LOVE my Kobo - it's compatibility with the public library system was what sold me on it (that and the touch screen). So far, the selection on ebooks in the Markham system is still limited (half the books I look for are hard copy only) but I've been able to get more recently published books electronically. Over the Christmas break I read Annabel by Kathleen Winter and really enjoyed it - worth checking out. Have fun with yours!

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  4. That's exactly why I got the Kobo. I will never suggest the Kindle to a Canadian... Ebooks are not that much cheaper than regular books and I love my library. Would be so sad if it wasn't compatible.

    I'll have to look into that book! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only library fine deliquent!

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