There’s a reason I don’t enjoy staycations. When I’m at home for days on end, I notice everything wrong with my space: the dog hair along the baseboards, the cracks in the ceiling texture, the sparse spots in the wall paint, the list goes on... and on. It’s a curse. There’s a potential project lurking in every corner if I look hard enough, and when I’m camping out around the house, I’m looking – hard.

I’ve been taking this extra time at home to have J take care of these “projects.” That word sounds better than “chores,” so I’ve learned. He’s already done some work in the backyard, and in the meantime, I took to the internet (usually during a breastfeeding session) to do some virtual window shopping, which turned into virtual actual shopping.

I was catching up on some Youtube videos, and Ashley Brooke featured a hanging chair (#notsponsored) that had been on my wishlist for a couple years. It was always too expensive, which is why I never took the purchase plunge, but I looked on the website last week and saw it was HALF OFF. I’m not one to make impulse purchases (and technically it’s not an impulse buy if I already had it on my wishlist, right?), but I went for it. Who knows when it’ll be priced this low again?! I’m claiming it as an early birthday present to myself. UPDATE: It's now sold out online and listed as "no longer available" which means it probably won't be restocked, at least not for a while, so I'm glad I went for it.

Of course, that meant J was tasked with buying the right hardware and actually installing the thing, which he did the very next day.

*swoons*

Now I have the perfect reading corner. Alls I have to do is pay my library fines and I’ll be good to go.







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  1. This is so nice. I love the overall colors. It makes reading more fun and interesting! I would love to have my own reading corner someday. x

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to actually using it!

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  2. How absolutely perfect! I'm still waiting on one that fits within my price range that I can put outside. We tried the whole hammock situation, but that didn't work out too well. Can't wait to see more of your "projects". (I say it that way to my fiance as well. LOL!)

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    1. haha, yes! it's all in the phrasing 😉

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  3. That is so freaking cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My daughter would use it as a swing though, LOL

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    1. it's got a nice little sway to it, so yes, she probably would. Lol!

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  4. This looks like Pinterest perfection! I would spend soooo much time reading in that corner <3 I've mused about getting a hanging chair or even a hammock, but the installation seems so daunting; I don't know if I would trust myself hahh -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. yeah, i definitely wouldn't've gotten it if I had to install it myself. too much work, lol.

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  5. I'm with Audrey, it's Pinterest perfect! I'm in the process of planning (once again) with making a move out of NYC so I decided that it's final, I am no longer allowed to purchase anything or redecorate my space (gasp for air)! I love it and I'm sure you're enjoying your new reading corner.

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    1. well... think of all the decorating you'll get to do when you find your new spot! and yes, i'm loving it very much.

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