Monday, April 4, 2011

I Could Really Get Used to This

When asked to dog/housesit for my roommate's mom last weekend, I jumped at the chance. Was it out of the goodness of my heart? Of course not.

It's because, while my roommate is a humble teacher, the house she grew up in closely resembles something like this:

I'm exaggerating. But only slightly.
So, I got to spend the weekend in a luxe house in one of the most beautiful areas of Charlotte, and get paid for it? Check and check.

In my dinky excuse for a bed, I can barely sleep past 7:30am on the weekends. There must have been something magic (like memory foam) in the pillows and mattresses, because this little princess slept until way past 9 both mornings. Can we say V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N? And why get out of bed anyways when the remote on the bedside table allows me to watch TV, DVR, a DVD, or listen to a CD with the push of a button? I could definitely be put on self-prescribed bed rest and be totally fine with it. 

Bedroom images from Veranda
The Master is even more beautiful than these, if you can believe it. Plus, there's a Plasma TV on the wall. 
Then there was the bathroom. Don't. Get. Me. Started. 

Ok, fine. Get me started. But where? On the double-headed steam shower? The jet tub? The fact that the bathroom as a whole is three times the size of my bedroom? Right. I could have paid rent and just lived in that thing. 

Hello, spa day.
(All bathroom images from Southern Living)

Sunday, I dragged myself back to my 850 square foot apartment well-rested, frequently showered, and feeling like I'd been on a vacation (when really I'd been about 1.3 miles down the road). 

I tried to think of how to make my bedroom and bathroom more spa-like, and my solution was:

1) move. 

Kidding. There are things I could do, like buying some memory foam pillows instead of the $2.99 Target puffs I am currently sleeping on, or buying a new comforter that actually has some weight to it, like this one:

Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill
But really, last weekend taught me two things: 
1) I really do have champagne tastes on a beer budget
2) I would like to have champagne tastes on a champagne budget. 

What's a girl to do?

Want to get the recipes from my super fun birthday party? Want to see how Southern vegan food isn't an oxymoron? Head on over to my new cooking blog, The Preppy Vegan! She launches today. Go ahead-follow it, like it, leave a comment. (You know you want to.) 


Brown Girl said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend :) Have an equally fabulous day!

xo BH

Haughty by Nature said...

Thanks girl! Still wish I had some memory foam pillows, though.

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