New Lamps - help?!

I have been slowly re-decorating our room. When we went to Ikea back in the winter we got a new duvet and changed the color scheme. I still need to re-paint our walls... that is going to be a project this summer. I'm hoping to do the walls in a khaki/light brown/burlap color, haven't totally picked one out yet. Our walls are currently a brown color with an accent wall of DARK brown (was painted that way when we moved in). That went fine with our old comforter, a light blue/dark brown design. It also matched our bathroom well, a light blue so we went with dark brown towels and rugs. 

Our new set up, that you can see here in my old post, is a red duvet with a burlap pillow and burlap covered throw blanket. I have been wanting new lamps, in one of the pictures you can see my tacky stainless steel lamp from college on my nightstand. Not only is it not the most gorgeous thing, it gets hot to the touch. Around the holidays I saw a lamp at Pier 1 that was black (the color of our furniture) with a burlap lamp shade... I knew I should have bought them! They were on clearance for like $50 or $60 each (and I want 2) so I just didn't want to spend that much money. I was hoping they would get even cheaper. Well they didn't.... and they are now gone :( 

So I need to find something! I have looked on etsy for burlap lamp shades and found a few cute things, but if I just get a lamp shade I still need a lamp. Anyone know of anything in stores that is cute? 

I think I want a black base, so it will match the furniture and a burlap lamp shade. I could buy them separately depending on the price. 

I saw this lamp shade on etsy, that is super cute, but it says there is only 1 available although sometimes there are really more it's just how the shop is set up. 
I think the red touch would be nice with our duvet. It's $28 + $12 shipping though. Just for the shade :(

Then I also saw this one, which also says there is only 1. It's $39 (but 20% off right now) + $25 shipping... I'm wondering if I can do a lamp like this myself, but will still need a lamp shade. I think that all I would need is chalkboard paint over an old lamp I could find for cheap (or maybe in mom's attic!)

What to do, what to do! I'm also a little bit hesitant to order something online when I can't tell 100% what color the lamp shade is. I think the second one is lighter, which is probably what I would need. Help! Does anyone know where I can find cute, not super expensive lamps and/or shades?!

Boat Day

Saturday the weather was beautiful so the whole family went out on the boat to go clamming. We went out to a small little sandbar area that the dogs could run around while everyone went clamming. I spent a lot more time in my chair reading my nook :)

The dogs loved swimming from person to person. They wore themselves out! And we caught plenty of clams, adding a few to our steak dinner! 

Time to swim!

Carrying his ball around


Such a cute swimmer

Swimming from person to person

She's concentrating

What did you find, dad?

That's the "I'm going to pounce on you" look

We can touch! What a relief


Ooohh something nasty to roll in

Do we have to go back?

Morning Walk on the Beach

Sunday morning Trey, his mom & I took the dogs to the beach for a walk. She searched for beach glass while we let the dogs run up and down the beach. It wasn't too packed yet, since it was still early. 

And he's off

Beautiful morning

Stalking Vegas, ready to pounce

We spent the rest of the day relaxing before we had to head back home. 
Wet boy wanted to come in

Tired girl!

Loving hanging out on the porch

A Pond to Swim In

This weekend we went to the beach to visit Trey's family and had a great time. The weather was gorgeous and we got to enjoy the sun but also have a nice relaxing weekend and catch up on some sleep! Friday evening after the golf course emptied we let the dogs out to play and Tyson pretty quickly discovered the pond just across the fairway. That boy loves to swim.
Look mom, a pond!

Swimming machine

Drying off on the porch