On Friday as the first flakes were falling, Matt and I drove down the street to Pier 1 Imports to check out their lamp sale. Even though the sales associates didn't seem thrilled at the prospect of working that day (especially after Matt's cheerful "Thank you for being open today!" greeting as we walked in the store), I'm happy we went. We found this great lamp for $30 to brighten up a dark corner of our living room -- and to encourage more reading and less TV watching!
Here's our before shot of our lamp-less living room:
And here's the after, with our new lamp: