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My first product review!

So I’ve been shopping for some new bedding. The current duvet cover came with the husband, so I’ve been looking for a new one that I like. Frankly, I like the current duvet cover, but I wouldn’t mind having seasonal options, or options, period.

Here’s my first product review: West Elm’s Organic Cotton Pintuck Duvet Cover.
In the catalog and on the website, this piece is a gorgeous, bright blue–it’s called steel blue, and that’s the color I ordered. I love jewel tones, and the ocean-y blue appealed to me.

Unfortunately, that isn’t what showed up in the mail. Instead of a lush, ocean-y blue, it was more of a flat cornflower blue. Which isn’t bad, but it also isn’t what I ordered. Honestly, I have no idea how they managed to light the photo shoot get the color they did, because it has nothing in common with the duvet cover I actually received. I suppose if I left the room half-dark and only allowed in natural light, I could kind of approximate the photo shoot. See for yourself…

Catalog shot:

Styled bedding, to the max

So this is what I thought I was in for...

And when I opened up the package:

Soooo, not quite what I had in mind.

...and this is what actually showed up.

Here it is on the current duvet cover:

And here we are with the bedding I thought would coordinate:
Not so coordinating, more matchy-matchy

I’m more than a little disappointed with West Elm at this point. And don’t get me started on the sheet set I bought that’s missing a pillow case. That’s another story entirely.

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Not fun!

So my least favorite DIY every year is our taxes. I use TurboTax, and do our state by hand since I am cheap. And this post is largely to celebrate the fact that I am done, for another year. Whew and ugh!

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