Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Wednesday! :)

Happy Wednesday!

Today is Ash Wednesday, and almost everyone I know is giving up something for Lent. Some of my friends are giving up Facebook, some are giving up Starbucks, and some are even giving up saying the F word. What about you, are you giving something up for Lent?

I've been thinking long and hard of what I'm going to give up for Lent... I want it to be something really meaningful. So, besides giving up shopping (unless it's free shopping, of course, *wink*), I will try to be more positive about life, I want to be a happier person, I want to be more at peace with myself and with life. I know that's not always easy, but I will really try, so please wish me luck! :D

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony".


The other day, my friend (who goes to school in a different state) called and asked me where she can buy some furniture and home decor for her apartment. I told her to check out Crate&Barrel... whooops, that was the wrong thing to say because after all she is on a budget, haha. ;) So, then I said, "Um, hello, Ikea!". Nope, still the wrong thing to say because she said there is no Ikea where she lives (bummer, huh?) and she doesn't really have time to drive out to wherever there is one. I was racking my brain thinking of where she can look, when suddenly I came up with the perfect answer:

*come on, say it with me, I know you know what I'm about to say*....

CSN. ;)

I went ahead and looked for some stuff for her, and oh boy, did I find a lot. But, I had to narrow it down to what was really on her list.

Since her roommate just bought a new LCD TV for their apartment, I thought they might need to look at some LCD TV stands.

Ipanema 54'' modern TV stand, $649

I saw another one that I liked better, though.

36'' modern TV stand in Wenge, $799

I think this one will suit their apartment better since it's smaller and more sleek.

They also wanted to buy a new couch, but living room sets can be really pricey. Isn't it more practical for them to just buy a loveseat and maybe some arm chairs?

Calcutta loveseat in chocolate, $379

And of course, they need a nice coffee table.

antique walnut coffee table, $99.99

Another thing on my friend's list is a wall clock. She said that she hates not having a clock in their kitchen, especially when she's running late!

14'' classic black atomic wall clock, $34.99

That might be a little too pricey for a wall clock, though. But, I think it's nice.

Anyway, those are the ones she and her roommate will share the expenses for. She also has a separate list for her room. It's such a long one, so I chose to just share two of the things I showed her that she absolutely loved. ;)

Mod dot nursery lamp, $27


Courtyard indoor/outdoor rug (price varies according to size)

I always knew it's fun to shop for yourself, but it's also so much fun to shop for someone else, especially because you don't have to think about actually shelling out the money. ;)

I hope you all have a fantastic rest of the week!

Good luck to everyone who is giving up something for Lent!

*all images and prices from*


  1. What a great thing to give up I admire your positive additude

  2. I do admire you keeping Lent. And I wish we had Ikea here!

  3. I'm still thinking about Lent...probably will have go with chocolate! I need to try to be more positive too! :) I also think good attitudes are contagious so you'd really be helping everyone out around you too right? lol!

  4. Happy Wednesday to you too Mimi but it's already Thursday here in Malaysia hehe

    Hmm..this is interesting.."what to give up for Lent". Well, I'm with you, I'm all for the positivity !!

    Oh...I love IKEA !!

  5. The mod dot lamp is really cute... and as always, love the positive attitude :)


  6. I love some of the stuff in the pictures. It's good to know that you're not giving up something but instead you're trying to be a better person and that's priceless.
    =) Kisses!

  7. Hey Mimi Girl!!! Yay for Easter, it is my fave!!!!
    I love Ikeas, but Iowa doesn't have one :(
    Have a wonderful day Sweet Girl!
    gi gi

  8. Stay positive! be happy those are all my wishes too! good luck! Happy day :)

  9. Great idea about staying postive. I'm giving up my bad attitude and stress when I drive in L.A. traffic!

  10. Curves ahead makeup-- aww, thank you!

    Kavery-- thank you! and yeah, ikea is amazing!

    Marie-- i really do hope i get to help others around me. :D

    Tiq-- oh, wow, is there ikea in malaysia? that's fantastic!

    K-- thanks! :)

    Trendy Feeling-- thank you! i'm glad you think so. :)

    gi gi-- aw, nooo, but that's okay, you should come visit california, we have one in burbank! :D

    Keirasluckycharm-- thanks, keira!

    Taj-- hahaha, yeah, that too! ;)

  11. Aww I love that you’re trying be more positive, a lot of people don’t think about that.

    Great idea’s for your friend, when I actually buy a house, you can definitely throw some ideas at me.

    So true, it’s so much fun finding things for your friends and family. I guess that’s why Christmas, and picking out gifts is so fun for me.

  12. I like that! be more positive in life! go for it! Me. I want to be more open to new things. I want to stop being so afraid and just start living more. :D

    how sweet of u to help your friend! so cute!

    xoxo, Bree

  13. Dizzy-- thank you! i'm really gonna try to be more positive! :D

    Bree-- that's a great thing to go for too, bree! :)

  14. Good luck, Mimi!:D

    Always remember that HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE.

    ***** Marie *****

  15. I gave up RICE and SODA for lent! it's been a long time since i last ate and drank them. aahh. it's okay. i can do this! GOOD LUCK WITH YOURS! it's a really cool idea. :D

    I love CSN! they have so much things. and they're affordable too. :D


  16. Marie-- i agree!

    Carrie-- wow, soda is hard to give up (at least for me...). thanks and great job!

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