Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rug Pads

This post is sponsored by Rug Pad USA. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Do you guys use rug pads? I have NEVER bought a rug pad in my life (except for those 'keeps your rugs in place' kind?) however, we inherited one from a family member with the rug in our living room. It's DEFIANTLY one of those things you don't know what you're missing until you know what you're missing.




See, I LOVE hardwood floors. They are clean and beautiful. However, in chilly Minnesota, we need a little comfort under our toes to not freeze through the winter. The previous rug I had in the living room was from a discount store and was about 1/8" thick. It provided zero comfort and was really good at collecting crumbs. So once we got this rug, with said rug pad, it was like our house went up four notches on the palatial palace scale. It was so glorious that we took out the coffee table because we started to sit on the floor a bit more.

Rug pads make rugs feel less 'ruggy' and more 'padded carpety' in my opinion. So, when RugPad USA contacted me to try out one of their pads I was ALL about it. However, we don't currently have a house/rug that NEEDS a pad. BUT, ya know who did? My parents!


They have a HUGE rug in their living room sans rug pad. We spend ALOT of time in this room, and at times guests find their way to sitting on the floor when it's a packed house.


Since the rug was on hardwood floors, we decided to try out the Superior Lock pad that RugPad USA had to offer. It has a rubber bottom to help keep the rug in place, and a felt top for comfort. There are three thickness sizes we could choose from, we chose the medium thickness. I wanted a little extra padding, but not too much that my mom would trip on the rug (it's a special gift to be able to trip on a semi-flat surface, and it runs in the family).



The package came in a compact roll, we unraveled it and set it beneath the existing rug. We ordered the rug 1" shorter on either side so the rug could overlap it on the edges for a seamless fit.


This is defiantly one of those - ya gotta feel it to believe it - things, but it DOES make a difference. I think especially for rugs on hardwood floors it's a game changer to making your spaces FEEL cozy. 


Check out their website - I always thought rug pads were not affordable especially after dropping so much for the actual rug. HOWEVER, RugPad USA is totally affordable and charges by the SF. They are also having a 15% off sale right now with free shipping, so stock up!

Do you guys use rug pads?!



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hey guys! Happy New Year! I can't believe it's been September since I've said Hi...well actually I can. Last year was PACKED with fun people, homegirl needed a break. I started many-a-times to write my thoughts down these past few months, and then I read this blog post and thought, nope! Taking a break, pushing pause. I spent last year finishing my basement, staging my house, selling my house, packing and moving in ONE WEEKEND (story for a later time), planning a wedding, planning my BFFs bachelorette, GETTING married, going on a honeymoon (more on that stuff later, too!) and So. Much. More. It was so fun, 2016 was an amazing year, and I cannot wait to see what 2017 has for my new little family.
 

Many have been wondering, and all through the holiday season have been asking. Nope, we haven't found a house! We've looked at over a hundred houses, and put in a handful of offers to no avail. BUT, the right one is out there and we will keep truggin' along and let you all know when good news is to be had!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and new years (we spent it in Vegas getting addicted to craps! ha), and THANK YOU, THANK YOU for continuing to stop by my little piece of the interwebs :)