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New Home Furniture Decisions and Decor by Morgan

Miss Owl and her family have moved into a new home. Morgan’s Musings (her mom) writes on this site. Today she is sharing some of the furniture decisions and where the items were purchased. We only have links in case people are interested. We hope this information helps some people with their own decisions.
Note: No, we are not affiliates of any store, and no, we do not earn any money for providing these links.

Moving during the holiday season and trying to organize a family was a big challenge.

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First things first, the entryway. Just in case we forget where we live, there is a Minnesota sign at a Marketplace. It is locally handmade, I believe it was in Wayzata, Minnesota. A place for everything and everything in its place is a great way to start out when moving a family to a new home. So the keys have their place here.

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Walking in the first hall, I added a Faux Marble Console Table, which was $147.18 at Amazon. The Metal and Mirror Wall Decor (in and out of stock FAST!) is my favorite piece of art – absolutely love it. And it was only around $70 when I bought it. The Thinker Statue (silver) is also from Amazon. It was about $30 dollars. This just helps the hall wall area look lovely.

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The hallway is now complete with items mentioned so far, plus the lighting.

table and chairs purchased separately

The table was purchased from Overstock for $1,200 shipped (was on sale at the time and now no longer in stock – that is the link for when it is available – we definitely struggled to find a table that would fit both our style and our needs) no store sells these kinds of tables (and we went to MANY including the main big ones) so we resorted to online searching.

Chairs purchased from Amazon $499 for a set of 6 chairs! Chairs are also very nice quality for the price. Of course, they are not real leather but that is OK.  They are easy to clean and they give a nice little bounce when sitting down!

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We were faced with a couple of challenges:

  1. Prices, these kinds of tables are very pricey, and wanted to stay around 1k
  2. No stock/delayed shipment – most retailers are still faced with raw material shortage and COVID-related custom issues delaying shipping – So glad I was able to snatch this table when it was still available. We were highly impressed by this table! Superior quality, beautiful glossy coating, it is very HEAVY. It weighs over 300 lbs, the extension leaf is stored under the table and is extremely easy to pull in or out. We were also impressed with the packaging. It was a huge pallet and the craftmanship to package this is massive. You can tell from the “unboxing” that it is very nice.
curtains in the dining room

The curtains are also from Amazon and were $44.99 – they are thick and high quality. Also, they provide black out which is great for privacy and energy-saving!

planters and plants for the fireplace area

The planters purchased from TJMaxx – $29.99 for the tall one and $19.99 for the smaller one. We went to Ikea and picked a couple of favorites for plants – both are Dracaena plants or commonly referred to as “corn plants.” The tall one was $39.99 and the smaller one was $19.99 and they work well together.

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A warm little spot in the hallway with a mirror to check  your appearance on the way out the door.

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We bought our new living room furniture at Dock 86. We also bought the treatment that covers any bodily fluids or any kind of spills for the next 3 years! If we don’t do a service call, we get 77 dollars back as store credit Not a bad deal!

Miss Owl Has a New Room
planters and plants for the fireplace area

Miss owl got a brand-new bedroom upon moving in! Even if she described her room as “too basic” due to no walk-in closet. 😊 Well this will later be available to her when her stepsister goes to college!

Bed (full size) purchased from Amazon for only $159!!!

Comforter and pillowcases + decorative pillows purchased from Amazon. Absolutely in love with it. Extremely soft and the colors are vibrant and beautiful – VERY happy with this purchase

Dresser was purchased from amazon – this is a cheaper quality, but it works and looks nice.

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Blackout curtains with cut out stars – purchased from amazon

Absolutely stunning! High quality and worth every penny.

Organizer/bookshelf from Ikea.

The bookshelf organizer is from IKEA.

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Miss Owl is relaxing at home.

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first meal in the new house, almost

Moving at holiday time is quite a challenge to get the house and family organized. Almost our first meal was Thanksgiving.

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We hope you have a warm and happy holiday season.

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Thank you for reading, Morgan

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By the way, Miss Pepper is our Russian Blue cat who thinks the house belongs to her.

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Miss Owl’s Adventures, Learning, & Activities

 

This page has links to activities for children such as going to the nature center, visiting the zoo, some travel, and things to make and do at home.

 
 
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This page has links to posts featuring our Miss Owl — her adventures, activities, free PDFs, and informational posts. We hope you enjoy it!

 
 
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Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

  
 
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Miss Owl’s trip included a visit to Disneyland in Paris

  
 
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Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

   
 
Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See
 

Visiting Eastman Nature Center

  
 
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The Plaza Playground experience was pure joy for Miss Owl and us as we watched her jump and play. It is close by and is open 365 days a year. She loved the Kangaroo jumping floor the best.

 
 
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Books to help children through their grief over a loss of a pet.

 
 
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Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

  
 
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Fairy Garden Building

This post has a free flower theme printable complete with some vocabulary words and coloring pages for the children.

  
 
Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class.
 

Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme storytime and activity class.

  
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World Prematurity Day: An Interview About HELLP Syndrome
 

Do you know about HELLP Syndrome?

No, that is not a misspelling. HELLP is thought to be a variant of pre-eclampsia, although it may be entirely different. As teachers, we get students with a varied set of background experiences and health conditions. We need to be aware of the issues some families have and may have experienced. I have experienced this syndrome personally as I had HELLP Syndrome and a birthing emergency.

 
 
Free Printable Where is Reunion Island
 

Free Printable Where is Reunion Island

Where is Reunion Island? Do you know? Many children can probably easily find Madagascar on a globe or world map. This mini-lesson will help extend their knowledge to another “nearby” island, Reunion Island, or La Réunion. With a fabulous landscape, volcanoes, adventure sports, and cultural activities, it is also very interesting.

 
 
Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island
 

Recipe Cari boucane from Reunion Island

I recently had the pleasure of cooking a traditional meal from the French Reunion Island for some people who have never visited the island. Saffron, thyme, tomato, potato, white rice, garlic, onion, and bacon prepared in the traditional way made a lovely meal and cultural experience for them. It was delicious! I used the recipe I remember from living there.

 
 
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New Home Furniture Decisions and Décor by Morgan

Moving at holiday time is quite a challenge to get the house and family organized. Almost our first meal was Thanksgiving. See how I handled it all.

 
 
Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science
 

Color Blast Kitchen Art and Science

Mixing colors in the kitchen with a few common ingredients provides an engaging activity for children. This is one they are sure to want to do over and over as it will be different each time. This activity is so fun and so easy!

 
 
Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea
 

Painting Flowers to Make Coasters Craft Idea

Watercolor painting is fun for children and with a little help they can create flowers for a vase and flower coasters for a special tea party, lunch, or dinner.

 
 
Pattern Block Play Helps Children Learn Fractions
 

Playing with Pattern Blocks Helps form the Foundation for Fractions

Here I am putting pieces in a puzzle my own way. The total will still be the same, but I am an original. I’m going to finish this up with two more triangles as I like triangles! That will be six triangles, one diamond, one trapezoid, and a hexagon. So this will be 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/6 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1 = 2 & 5/6 again.

 
 
Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins
 

Easy DIY Activities Ages 1-2 and Five Little Pumpkins

These activities used felt, puffballs, recycled lids and containers in the colors of your choice, and an egg carton bottom.

 
 
Fall at the Minnesota Zoo and Toddler Activities
 

Visit to the Farm at the Minnesota Zoo

A visit to the Farm area at the Minnesota Zoo during October. Fall toddler activities, also.

 
 
Easter at Eastman Nature Center Maple Grove, MN
 

Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota

Let us tell you about Easter at Eastman Nature Center in Minnesota! It was the best. We hunted for eggs in the woods, dyed Easter eggs with natural dyes, visited with the Easter bunny, and more. What a nice time we had. It is an EGGstravaganza with fun for all ages!

 
 
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Visiting Eastman Nature Center, So Much to See!

This time we visited Eastman Nature Center in the summer. We started with a walk. I had a planter dish to collect things for a class I was taking. We were collecting things that were no longer living and were OK to pick. We made a fairy house and I played at the center, too.

 
 

This page has links to posts featuring our Miss Owl — her adventures, activities, free PDFs, and informational posts. We hope you enjoy it!

Have you met Miss Owl’s Mom?  She was very happy about the recent French World Cup win, as she is French and from La Réunion and France. That’s why I visit my cousins in Paris. At the post about the win, there is a free sports word wall for writing binders. Here we are in Geneva, Switzerland.

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