dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Faux show

I am officially in love with the sheep skin rugs from Ikea.

I had been drooling over these for a while after seeing them at Young House Love and basically all over blog land.  So, after pining for one for a bit, I picked one up for 30 bucks.  Yeah, it was a bit of a splurge, but I knew it was flexible accessory that could be used for years and in many different ways.  Currently, I am using it on the ottoman in our living room to help break it up a bit and to add texture.  That, in addition to its fuzzy goodness, makes it the perfect accessory!

So, you can imagine my delight when I was at Ikea today and found them for, not $30, but ONLY $10!!  I nearly ran over 4 other shoppers with my disobedient cart trying to get to them.  I exercised a little bit of self restraint and only put 2 additional rugs into my cart.

So, why the price difference?  Come to find out, the one I bought originally was actually a real sheepskin, and these are faux.  Well, fine with me.  I'd personally rather have the faux ones anyway.  In fact, I was slightly worried the dogs might fuss with the real one when I first brought it home (they didn't).  So, what did I do with the other 2 rugs?

One is by my bed.

 And, one is by Colin's.

I am almost looking forward to stepping out of bed onto it in the morning.  But, not really because if I'm stepping out of bed, then I can't also be in bed and I'd rather be in bed.  :)




  1. Steph B, USS EnterpupJanuary 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Last weekend I stood in IKEA and debated getting one of these for about an hour. I couldn't decide if it would stand up to Riker or not, so I decided not to get one. Now I'm thinking I really DO need a faux sheepskin... Such great texture!

  2. Oh, Steph! You made the wrong decision, girl! Get yourself back to IKEA, stat! :)

    My dogs were interested in the real one when I first brought it home. They obsessively sniffed it for several days, and I actually worried for it the first time I left them home alone with it, haha, but they never caused it harm. Resting your bare feet on it is the best!