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the dilemma.

15 March 2011

the home office made some serious headway last night in decorennovation 2011.  i’ll share some in progress pics soon, and final photos once it’s complete (hopefully in the next few weeks; there are shelves to be built still).  but with a spanking new desk (sidenote: spanking new?  i was about to ask where that came from, and as i was typing the question i realized that it most likely comes from the spanking of new babies.  brills.) ——

i hate it when long asides punctuated by parentheses make me lose my train of thought.


as i was saying, i used to use the surface if my $15 garage sale desk for my mousepad, and it worked great.  but with my newly lacquered and pimped out desk, a rodent-related rug is a necessity.

i trolled etsy for something that would suit my style (pronounced in my head as “staaahl”) and i found my head spinning between these two beauties:

Option A:


Option B:

aren’t they lovely?  i can picture both of them underfoot my virtual vermin, letting it cruise around with ease.

in the spirit of appropriate decision making, i should really list pros and cons for each, but honestly — there are no cons.  they both rock, so here are the pros:

Option A:

  • totally fits my style (mid-century modern)
  • uber cheap and made well
  • goes with the colors of the room
  • bonus: this was the actual fabric we used to make my niece’s dress for my wedding, and features (of course) our exact wedding colors.

Option B:

  • fits my style in a less direct way but appeals to my love of simplicity
  • uber cheap and made well
  • coordinates with the other wood grains in my office
  • i used to have this pattern as my macbook background

so, the big question is:

seriously, how many ways are there to say the word “mouse”?


just kidding.

which animal apartment (mousepad) should i buy?

vote and/or comment!  let your voice be heard, people!  decision 2011!  exclamation point!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 March 2011 7:47 am

    Clearly A. I saw it and thought, that’s so Sara.

  2. courtney permalink
    15 March 2011 7:52 am

    Another vote for A. I was just looking at the Amy Butler fabric the other day and I love it. It’s her “modern martini” pattern, if that helps. 🙂

  3. 15 March 2011 4:25 pm

    choice one – it’s “you”

  4. Sarah permalink
    17 March 2011 8:21 pm

    How could you pass up A? It’s got sentiment and style.

  5. 28 March 2011 7:47 pm

    what’d you buy? i hope A, cause that’s my vote!

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