The Tiny Heart: Stinky Old Couch

8.13.2012

Stinky Old Couch

Having dogs means your stuff gets destroyed and the latest item to suffer a casualty was my couch. One day I came home and saw this:



Oliver and Jinx (but mostly Oliver) then proceeded to take all the stuffing they could manage out of the couch. 

Sadly, the couch is only 2 years old and was the first joint purchase item with my hubby. But, this weekend the hubs decided he HAD IT with the half mangled couch. Instead of buying another nice, new couch (that will just get destroyed again), he scoured Craigslist and found a reclining leather couch. We scored it for 100 bucks (bargained down from $125!).




 Dress-Bought in Bahamas (cute option), Necklace-INPINK {giveaway win}, Bangles-F21 {giveaway win}, Sandals-Target (similar)

We're taking bets on how soon there is pee, poop, barf, or a rip in it. I give it an hour.

Linking up with Everybody, Everywhere and Still Being Molly for #YOLO Mondays. 

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123 comments:

  1. This dress is soo cute on you! Love the ruffles and the color just suits you so well! Also like the previous concert outfit!
    As far as the couch?! Congrats on your new one! Gotta love Craigslist!...and love your dogs cuz without them you wouldn't have gotten a "new" sofa!

    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/

    XOXO Dana

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    1. Thanks Dana! Craigslist is the best :)

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  2. Really cute dress! I love the colour!

    xx

    Carol-Anne

    http://www.thestylishstudent.com

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  3. so beautiful dress! love the color!

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  4. Ha, I understand. With us, it's the hair everywhere that drives us nuts. I also purchased my living room furniture from Bob's Discount knowing full well that in a few years, I can just throw it out and know it didn't cost me all that much.

    I also learned from another blogger the secret to keeping microfiber looking clean and new!

    RUBBBING ALCOHOL!!! Just spray it on and rub it in with a damp white cloth. I did this over the weekend and my couches look awesome.

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    1. The dog hair drives me nuts too. I should literally vacuum everyday (but I don't, ha). My microfiber couch was waaaay beyond rubbing alcohol! Hence the "new" leather couch :)

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  5. Totally understand...my dogs always find a way to destroy something too! You look amazing in that dress!

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    1. Thanks Tara! Glad I'm not the only one with dogs that destroy stuff :)

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  6. I'm glad you found one on craig's list for a good deal! and you look stunning in this dress! absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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  7. That seriously sucks about your couch :( love this maxi on you!!! It's a gorgeous color.

    Xo,
    Angela

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  8. you look SOO gorgeous in that maxi dress girl!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  9. That maxi looks great on you! I can't find a maxi that is short enough for me so yayyy for finding one that fits! Sorry about the couch but maybe you'll have better luck with leather. Afterall, it's easier to clean and it's not as soft and squishy (like thier toys) so maybe they won't want to chew it! Let's hope anyway!

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    1. Thanks Schnelle! I was amazed it fit my petite self!

      I'm hoping the leather couch will last a little longer and if not, well, it was only $100!

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  10. I feel your pain! I have lost two couches and a lamp to my dogs. I love them but sheesh... you look so great in a maxi by the way! (And very tall!!)

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    1. Thanks Catherine! I love my dogs too, I just wish they wouldn't destroy so many things :)

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  11. Oh no!! I'm glad you were able to find a cheap replacement for the couch. Silly doggies!

    I love your dress. I look fantastic!! I really like the accessories you chose to add to it too :)

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  12. I'm sorry about your couch! I have a dog so I know how hectic life with them can be, but they are so sweet and loving though.

    And your dress is beautiful, perfect color.

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    1. Thanks! Agreed, the dogs give me so much joy and love in my life that it's worth whatever they destroy. I just wish they destroy things that weren't so darn expensive :)

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  13. oh nooo! hahaha it's funny and not funny! glad you guys got a good deal on a new one sharon. LOVE that dress on you! the ruffles at the top are darling. have a great week!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim! It is pretty funny to see stuffing hanging out of their mouths and then they act like they didn't do anything :)

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  14. Love that bright pink dress Sharon - you look so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. Oh no, that is terrible!! I can't believe you found a new one for only $100! You look really fantastic in this dress! That colour is gorgeous on you and you look so tall in that maxi!!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! It's amazing what you can find on Craigslist if you really search!

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  16. Sorry about your couch, but glad that you found another option and a great price! We have dogs and they put them in an indoor enclosure, with access to the outdoors. Otherwise, we wouldn't have couches either! Love your dress. You look great in that color...gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia! That indoor enclosure sounds like a great idea.

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  17. Haha, boo for the old couch, but yay on the new couch from CL! Loving you in all this pink! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. loving your red maxi. i searched high and low for a red maxi two weeks ago--- found one in macys :) i also will be accessorizing with gold/browns. love it. i hope your new couch can last longer than the other! good luck

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    1. Thanks Lo! My dress is actually hot pink but I think it photographed weird :)

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  19. those dogs are for real going to need to get jobs. first the computer, now this! you look lovely, though. this dress is so pretty on you, you look great in this color!

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    1. Thanks! Haha seriously, they are killing my wallet! It's a good thing they're cute!

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  20. love that - you look amazing girl!!!!

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  21. Omg, this is so cute how we both posted our In Pink jewelry we won! I was so darn excited bc I never win anything! I love your new necklace and love the dress with it! YOu look so amazing! I can't believe your dog did that to your couch!! That is why I don't have an animal! LOL! My toddler destroys most of my stuff though, which is just as bad!! xx Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Pip! I got another INPINK necklace I need to feature too on the blog :) Haha, I'm sure a toddler does a lot of damage too!

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  22. oh i love all the pink in this - pink is a great color on you! and that is an awesome craigslist find - leather couches are pricey! it sucks that your dog took down the original couch though - that always sucks


    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  23. Love love love your maxi dress!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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  24. great maxi color and those ruffles!

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  25. Nice job on the new couch (but sorry the dogs ate it)! My boyfriend once found a broken flat screen TV on craigslist that was apparently beyond repair. My boyfriend fixed it for $10 and now we have a nice big flat screen in our bedroom. Love that dress on you, super flattering and such a fun color!

    Stephanie
    http://twenty-somethingblog.com

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! That's awesome that your bf was able to fix up the TV for so cheap!

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  26. Just swinging by to say hi from YOLO! Now following you via GFC. Hope you have a great start to the week. I am celebrating reaching 200 GFC followers on the blog. Giving away some of my favorite things :) You can enter here: http://dalaynadillon.blogspot.com/2012/08/200-is-here-giveaway.html
    Talk to ya later!
    Dalayna

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    1. Thanks Dalayna, I'm following you as well :)

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  27. Its so good to see you back to blogging, Sharon! Hope you are feeling better now! What a score for a leather couch! BTW, that pink dress is so pretty on you! Loving all the ruffles!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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    1. Thanks Juneli! I am feeling better :)

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  28. You look so tall and slim and amazing! I'm loving taht hot pink on you...you just look so elegant and breezy beautiful!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh wow!!! that dress looks awesome on you!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  30. That dress is SPECTACULAR on you! Good grief it's like it was made for you!

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  31. I am going to steal this dress from you. I'm in love with the color. Kthx.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  32. I love that dress Sharon and when I saw the necklace on INPINK it reminded me of you! Sorry to hear the couch was destroyed and it's smart you bought a second hand one...hopefully it'll last a bit longer than 2 yrs.

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    1. Hehe, I got that necklace with the gift card from the giveaway on your blog :) Hoping the couch lasts longer too!

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  33. My dog issues are mostly enough hair accumulates to create an entire dog within a couple of days. However, the comforter took a hit this weekend...lol! This dress is absolutely gorgeous, girl!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha Cathy, my dogs shed A TON too! We just washed Oliver's blanket and there was sooo much dog hair that went into the lint filter. Gross!

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  34. Good deal! For a leather couch too, that's amazing! I hear you about the pets destroying everything! We just bought a new couch last summer and one of the arms is scratched up from the cat, and there are bits of rawhide that we can't figure out how to get out from the dogs. Nice right?!

    Love the maxi, you look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Niki! Ugh, the rawhide is hard to get out out. We get our dogs femur bones (Oliver gets sick with rawhides) and they don't make a mess until we fill them with peanut butter...then it gets everywhere!

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  35. Aww..lovely post! Love it! come and check out my blog. maybe we can follow each other :) http://marschristie.blogspot.com/

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  36. Oh no!!! I hope the couch lasts longer than an hour! Good luck!!! And loving the bright maxi, Sharon!!! Work it!!
    Shanna

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    1. Thanks Shanna! It made it through the hour :)

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  37. Nice way to express your concepts.

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  38. Love your maxi, it is a gorgeous coolor! :)

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  39. I am in love with that dress! I wish you got it here and I could copy you and get one too! :) The color looks so good on you too!

    xo, jill from www.classywithakick.com

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    1. Thanks Jill! I wish I bought another one in a different color!

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  40. Sorry about your sofa...my Yorkie Lola usually does things like that...but only to shoes or scarves!

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    1. I hide my shoes very well from the dogs :)

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  41. Lovely blog! I adore it!
    follow each other on GFC / Bloglovin? let me know in the comments... will be more than happy to follow you back!
    XoX
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.blogspot.com

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  42. Ah my dog used to always chew up my stuff too, I'd get so mad when she destroyed my shoes or carpet haha.

    Cute dress too, that color looks great on you.

    -Christine
    www.trendenvy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Christine! I get mad too, but not for long...it's hard to stay mad at such cute faces.

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  43. Ugh seriously? That's really frustrating about the couch :(
    I love your dress by the way! So pretty!

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  44. how frustrating with the couch!
    pretty dress though! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  45. Gorgeous girl! You look amazing in that dress! ;)

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  46. Leather is a good choice with dogs since you can just brush the hair off. I don't know how it does with pee but I hope they are nice to it for longer than an hour. My cat will fling my breakable things off shelves when I'm not paying enough attention to her so I know what it's like to have costly animals. They are cute but sometimes....

    I love the colors in your necklace!

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    1. Thanks Jeanine! Yup, I'm hoping it's easier to clean than our old microfiber couch. Sometimes my dogs knock stuff over too by accident with their tails!

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  47. you look beautiful love your dress!

    -Adriana

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  48. Sorry about your couch! That's terrible! You did get a great deal though on the new one :). And can I say how amazing your dress is?! I love it!

    xoxo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  49. Sharon this is a great outfit. I love the ruffles and the big necklace. You look beautiful!

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  50. That colour on you looks great. I love the ruffled maxi. And yes, I remember those times when my little doggy would tear almost everything! We have a leather couch now too, good find! :)

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  51. i love your dress. you look beautiful! xo! O!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  52. It looks like you're feeling better! Hooray! Pets can be so destructive, I'm glad you didn't put down too much money on a new(ish) sofa! Our cat absolutely ruined a very nice one a few years ago and it still makes HH angry to discuss it!

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    1. Thanks, I am feeling better :) We learned our lesson not to buy nice furniture!

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  53. I'm glad you were able to score a new one for so cheap. Thats always fun :) I hope it lasts a while :) hehe. I know what you mean too, I have two dogs. They're my little babies though.
    Love the dress girl, you really look stunning in it :)

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    1. Thanks Ash! My dogs are my babies too :) I'll forgive them for the couch, haha.

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  54. hello! I like your blog! Im following you on GFCand Bloglovin, If you like my blog, follow me back please

    XoXo

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  55. aww no your poor couch! but a good excuse to buy a new one haha!

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  56. You look STUNNING in this get up!! love it!

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  57. Oh NO! I have to say, that's about 50% of the reason why we don't own a dog (the other 50% being that I'm SUPER allergic to pretty much every animal on Earth). Glad to hear you scored a new couch though. Hopefully it will last a while :) P.S. You look SO great! Maxi dresses are adorable on you!

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  58. sorry about your couch, girl. LOVE that dress, btw!!

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  59. The things we do for our mutts! Hopefully yours will grow out of it!

    LOVING this color on you!

    Let's follow each other!
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  60. beautiful dress!! Great color on you! I hope your dog stays away from your new couch!

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  61. you look gorgeous! great to find another petite blogger! ;-)

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  62. you look so beautiful. follow back :)))
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  63. i love this look on you. a lot of people think petite people do not look good with maxi skirts--you are proving them wrong! this dress elongates your body, and you look like a goddess. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX

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  64. That sucks about your couch, but at least you got a new one for a good deal!

    And I love your dress. It's so pretty. I've wanted to add a couple more maxi dresses to my wardrobe.

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  65. You're so cute. I'm small too (5 foot 1/2 inch). New follower. Xoxo

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  66. Sorry to hear about the couch :-( , but sounds like you got a great deal on a "new" one! I love this dress, it looks perfect on you! Your hair is perfect for this look.
    Have a great weekend darling!
    Di
    http://cityandburbsblog.com

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