Scene: Mom in kitchen baking bread for Christmas morning. There is Christmas music playing in the background and all is very serene. All of a sudden a child screams and we hear a large BOOM from two floors above. Mom dashes up the two flights of stairs to find her children peacefully sitting on the bed watching tv. The blinds from one of the three bedroom windows lay (lie, laid, lain, hell I never know) broken on the floor and the kids just have no idea what could have happened to them. End Scene.
Yeah, my kids are liars. Haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet but I don’t care. I thank them! Those were the ugliest, dingiest, brokenist (um, that may not be a word) blinds in the history of mankind. They deserved to die a painful death.
You know, sometimes it is nice when decisions are kind of made for you. Clearly I have hated those things since the day we moved in but I could never figure out how I wanted to cover the windows. So for five months I pretended they did not exist.
With Christmas a day away, there were definitely no funds to purchase expensive window treatments and there was certainly no reason for my cute handy man to reinstall the broken monstrosity that lived there before. So, I went on a quick quest for window coverings.
I think with the limited time and budget I had, these bamboo blinds turned out pretty great! I got them from the JC Penney home store. They were originally $75/each but were on sale for $45/each and being the genius that I am, I did a quick google search on my phone for JC Penney coupons and got $20 off any purchase over $100.
Cute handy man installed them right away and ta da! Merry Christmas to me.