Northern Girl and Southern Boy


I’VE MOVED February 18, 2010

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I haven’t had this blog for long…..but I decided to move to a different host and got a new name.

Please visit at

thanks, allison


New Fruit Bowl February 8, 2010

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I got this shell bowl above (look on top of the dining table) from Kohl’s (with a Xmas gift card from my gma peggy) and was using it as a fun fruit bowl.
Then I found this silver shell bowl (thats food/dishwasher safe) at the goodwill and it works better as a fruit bowl. It was $14 and I think originally would be over $50 since it is food/dishwasher safe, I don’t know what kinds of foods one would really serve in this?


And now I love the first shell bowl on the dining room table with a cream table runner I found on Xmas clearance for $5 and a mirror charger I got on Xmas clearance for $3. Inside I put some assorted potpourri and an opal shell ball.


COUCH LOVE February 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — northerngirlandsouthernboy @ 8:14 pm

I recently got new living room furniture that I love. I also realized I have had 4 different couches in less than 4 years. They are all different styles as well.. Here’s some pics…Hopefully your favorites are my new purchases!!

The first were 2  light yellow velvet couch’s, they went with my shabby chic look and they were vintage and in mint condition.

My next set was this green couch and chair/ottoman.

 My taste was definitely changing. These hardwood floors are what we found under the dirty carpet. When I bought the house I didn’t even know about the hardwood floors..What a surprise.!
They looked like this for a while, until we refinished them ourselves (which wasn’t too difficult).

Then we got a sectional (below), which worked great for a year when we moved to little rock and had a bigger living room. But when we moved back to washington and into the old house the couch was way too large, so we sold it on CL.

 I love my new chocolate brown sofa, its microfiber which makes it very easy to clean.

I love these green chairs, my mom found them at Costco for a great deal.