Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Last month my youngest son was struck by a stomach flu that made him miserable.  He spent one entire night throwing up.  It would come upon him so suddenly he couldn't control it long enough to get to the bathroom, which meant there was puke in several areas of the house.  Among these was the bed skirt on my bed.  

I remember well how sick he was when, after dinner, he said he didn't feel well and wanted to go to bed.  His stomach was hurting, but I didn't know if it was just a matter of an upset stomach or a virus, so I had him go to bed early and I retired at 10pm.  An hour later I heard my poor son throwing up violently.  As I turned on the light I realized there was throw up all over my bedroom floor and sheets, and the bed skirt.  At that hour I had to get up, take everything off the bed and throw it in the wash, while cleaning up the bedroom and kitchen floors.  It was not the pleasantest of nights.

I had to wash the bed linens twice in order to get the yuck and smell out, then I put them in the dryer.  To my horror, when I pulled out the bed skirt it was in shambles.  It had gotten torn up, probably in the washer, then it shrunk in the dryer.  It was useless at this point; I had no choice but to throw it away.

Thankfully the actual comforter hadn't suffered any malady, but it was short and didn't cover the bed properly.  The bed skirt had covered the box spring, but the comforter only covered the mattress.  I figured I'd have to get a new skirt if I could find one, or a new comforter set.  This created a problem:  I've been trying to get away from using the credit card.  I used to use the credit card for everything, but I was finding myself overspending, something I wanted to get away from.  By using the debit card I'm forced to stay within my budget, which is great, but a new comforter set for a king sized bed was certainly not in the budget.  I decided to leave it in God's hands and let Him provide for us.

A couple of weeks ago I got a Kohl's Yes Pass, one of their discount cards, in the mail.  I've always loved the household items at Kohl's and their prices are also right up my alley, which is great.  I sat down and crunched some numbers, and figured out that I could spend no more than $125.  Obviously that is a paltry amount for bedding for a king sized bed, but I had already made a promise to God that I wouldn't use the credit card other than for groceries and gas which I pay off at the end of the month, so I knew I had to keep my word to Him.  What made it even more difficult was that I didn't want to have to buy new curtains.  The curtains in my room are fairly new and in excellent condition; having to purchase new ones was out of the question, but that meant I'd have to find bedding in the same burgundy and green so that it would match.  It seemed like there were a lot of obstacles, but I trusted my Father and went with my discount pass to my favorite store.

And God did not disappoint!  Take a look at the comforter set that I got:

Isn't it gorgeous?!  The colors are slightly lighter than those on the curtain but they still work well.  The set brings the bed skirt, comforter, two king sized pillow shams, two European pillow shams, and two decorator pillows.  But wait, there's more!

It's reversible!!  The top look is a tropical motif, while the bottom is a more contemporary style.  They are both lovely, and I have trouble deciding which I love most!

Now, here's the best part.  I've seen comforter sets like this in stores like Bed Bath and Beyond for upwards of $400.  Clearly that would have been way over my budget.  The regular price for this complete set at Kohl's is $299.99, but they were having a 50% off sale, so the price was marked down to $149.99.  Add to that my 20% off discount, and the price was further reduced to $119.99!  With tax the total came out to $127, just $2 above my budget, which bugged me but not enough to turn it down ;).  The other great thing is that the skirt works perfectly with my old comforter set, so I can keep it too and interchange them whenever I want.  God honored my desire to stay within a budget and not get into debt, and He gave me a beautiful bedroom to boot!


Mrs. O said...


Arlene said...

You poor color blind lil sister. It is so not pink. It's burgundy. Which is a deep dark red, not light red :P

Barb said...

Hi Arlene!

What a great bargain!! I also love Kohl's, I can always find what I need there, and usually on a wonderful sale! The comforter looks beautiful! God will always provide for us - we just need to trust in Him and have faith!