I've been a terrible blogger. I know it. You know it. I intended to take a short break to get caught up on some things, and before I knew it, over a month had gone by! I love this blog and it's become my favorite creative outlet, but sometimes, other things are just simply more important for a short time. And for me lately, keeping up with a demanding work schedule, prioritizing time with family and friends, and house hunting has meant this blog got pushed to the back burner. And truth be told, I just wasn't feeling very inspired, and sometimes I think taking a break is the absolute best thing you can do. That applies to almost anything in life. Whether you're busy with work, busy with kids, or just plain busy... it's amazing how a little time away can give you a renewed sense of energy, focus and inspiration. And that's my soap box about that.

So as I mentioned, we are in the throes of a full blown house hunt. I think we've looked at houses built in every decade since the 1930's, and while we haven't yet found THE house, it's got me thinking about all the great possibilities for our new home. One thing that I'm really looking forward to is new furniture. As apartment dwellers, we've always been hesitant to commit to a piece of furniture, without knowing what our long-term home will be like or what furniture will work in it. So I'm excited to finally start putting together a home with pieces that we will love and cherish for years to come. Silly as it may be, one of the things I'm most excited about is getting a new coffee table. We've already mentally picked out our new sofa, so I've been scouring the internet for the perfect table to go with it, and these are some of my favorites so far.

coffee tables


I love how unique and eye-catching each of these are... even if some of them are completely unrealistic for our budget. Bright pops of color like the green table are one of my favorite things right now, and I'm continually drawn to pieces with interesting lines. But the acrylic table... oh the acrylic table... that is my absolute favorite, and I feel fairly certain that it will be the one for us.

What do you look for in a piece of furniture, and which of these is your fave? Do tell!