And now for the fun stuff…

We just started buying furniture to go in the living room. I’ve wanted a big sectional couch for a long time. Husband and I love to hang out and watch movies, football (preferably college, always Mizzou or Iowa), and basketball (better luck next year, Nets!). But we’ve been crammed on the apartment-sized couch we bought nine years ago, which has certainly seen better days thanks to our cat. At first we loved one humongous couch from Crate & Barrel, but I was nervous it wouldn’t fit up our hallway of doom (not to mention that it was hella expensive!). Macy’s was having a bunch of great Memorial Day sales, so we got the one pictured above with a pull-out bed for guests. It’s nice and deep, and the sectional flips sides really easily, which will be great if we need to move it for gatherings, and for when we need to rearrange our entire living room every Christmas to accommodate husband’s giant Christmas tree.

I also really wanted a giant leather chair that borders on ugly and reclines all the way back. Behold – the beast above! It’s literally the most comfortable chair ever. It cost as much as the couch. And the naps on it will be epic.