houses or hunks?

Just went to the doctor for my 6 week postpartum checkup.
All is well and normal.
But I have to laugh every time I’m at her office and see these photos on the ceiling:
I sort of get it when you’re at the dentist and would like something to stare at for 30 minutes, while laying on your back listening to the hygienist ask questions you can’t answer. Especially when I was a kid…I loved looking at puppy dogs and pictures of Big Bird.
Hunks and kitty cats.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a little George Clooney or Brad Pitt eye candy (why else have I seen A River Runs Through It 10 times?)
But seriously.
I was thinking.
In an office where most of the clientele are 20-40 year old women, what would we really want to stare at for a while?
What would easily distract from the task at hand?

this, this, and this:
or maybe this, this, and this….
Home decor, design ideas, creative inspiration, anything from a pinterest HOME board. Torn out pics from Elle Decor, Real Simple, Country Living?

Better yet. How about taping the Target ad up there?!
….since that’s exactly where I went after the appointment….and could NOT say no to these gorgeous serving trays:
I usually don’t buy dishes full price since I know they’ll be on Clearance a month later.
But I have a feeling these will go fast.
Love, love, love.
In fact, I had the hardest time NOT buying the entire set of plates and cups that go along, and the entire set of turquoise ombre dishes as well. They are SO yummy.
See I’m already distracted.
What were we talking about?
Oh yea.
I had a baby 6 weeks ago.

  1. 1) Melanie P.

    Those pictures are HILARIOUS!! I agree– I would much rather look at a Target ad! I was just at the gym and a soap opera was on– I really wish they would have HGTV on instead!

    • 2) Tanya

      That’s why I go to the gym – to watch HGTV because we don’t get it at home!

      • 3) Alyssa

        tanya, that is awesome!!! we don’t have cable so I might follow your lead!

        at my ob-gyn office they have all sorts of pictures of birth before, during and after… a little scary for a first timer (luckily I went there for my second and third)… congrats by the way!! i have a 2 1/2 month old boy here!

        • 4) Farrah

          I was at the gym and Paula Dean was one. Not what I want to see at the gym. But those guys on the ceiling…. Yummy.

  2. Hahaha. I like your picks WAY better and I really want those trays!!!

  3. I totally love those trays! I need to go to Target soon. πŸ˜‰

  4. Love this, Dana! Seriously? Guys on the ceiling?? Not really what I’d want to be looking at while my doctor is examining me, ha ha! I much prefer your suggestions. πŸ™‚ And omgoodness, those trays??? Are you kidding me? I’m off to Target right now!

  5. you made me smile !!! would rather look at your pictures too….

  6. I love it! My OB has jokes on the ceiling and a little binder full of those funny cartoons and emails that always seem to get forwarded around. πŸ™‚

  7. 11) alisa

    Amen, sister! This is (I think) the first time I’ve commented on your blog although I’ve been a long time follower.


    I love everything about this post.

  8. Haha, this post just made me laugh out loud. And I always go to Target after ob appointments. Might as well stick the ad on the ceiling for me!

  9. AHHH! This is so true! When I had my teeth whitened before my wedding they had me watch “The Incredible’s”. What they should have put on was HGTV. Nothing is more relaxing than peaking into someone’s beautiful house.

  10. I just saw those dishes at Target today. I almost bought the napkins. You always need napkins, right? Maybe on the next trip.

  11. 15) Leigh anne

    Thx for the laugh today! Thats too funny!

  12. Bahaha! That’s hilarious. You’re right, it would be MUCH more interesting to have some home inspiration up there. Our dentist actually has tv’s mounted on the ceiling (they give you the remote); it’s an amazing plan.

  13. What a innovative decoration in your doctor office! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for these links, i like the 3rd in particular.
    It was worth buying those trays!
    Ciaoooooo πŸ˜€

  14. I caved and bought the whole set of dip bowls. I’m sure something else will be jumping in my cart the next time we visit Target. But those pictures at the Dr’s office? Sort of creepy. And strange.

  15. 20) tlmeeks1


    you are too funny girl.

  16. So funny. When I saw those dishes at Target I actually thought to myself. “I wonder if Dana is designing stuff for Target now, these are so something she would design/love.” He he. I must be reading your blog too much : )

  17. I saw those same dishes at Target. Drooled for a minute and moved on. I mean, I have stuff in storage I can’t use because of space issues, so who am I to go adding to it? Great ideas, though. Much more distracting than magazine pictures from 1980.

  18. 23) Diane

    I went in for my 6 week appointment yesterday. My doctor has the word “RELAX” posted on the ceiling. Makes me laugh every time, but does not help me to relax!

  19. 24) iHeartQuilting

    You are too funny. I think my docs office has some kind of landscape poster hanging on the ceiling.

  20. I was just at Target eyeing those dishes. I was dreaming of making a two-tiered serving tray out of some of them. And the tray is my favorite!

  21. ha ha…what the heck? That is really funny that she has those on the ceiling.

    Love those decor idea posts and those trays are beautiful!

  22. 28) Avital

    those pictures are hilarious. Personally, I would like to see some Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” memes while I’m getting my yearly pap. That would make me laugh.

  23. My mom used to tell me that at her ob’s office he had pictures from Playgirl magazine on the ceiling! A couple of years ago my ob replaced the panels over the fluorescent lights in the exam rooms with panels that are actually photos of blue skies with white puffy clouds and cherry blossoms, so with the light that shines through them you feel like you’re laying on the grass under a cherry tree on a beautiful spring day! I love it!

  24. 30) Carla

    Hahaha!! oh dana, you’re a girl after my own heart. i love love love this post! so much that i’m actually commenting. A target ad? brilliant. though, i’d settle for the hunks too. all i get these next 6 months of pregnancy is fish… yeah, it’s a practice full of men.

  25. 31) Carla

    ps, yeah the hunks would be awkward while getting examined… yeah, not a good idea. I maybe i do prefer the dusty fish and my “happy place.” haha.

  26. I agree – anything crafty and creative from my Pinterest boards would be more interesting and fun to look at!

    Thanks for the laugh πŸ™‚

  27. Too funny. Love the serving trays. But kittens and hunks…kind of creepy!!!

  28. 34) Ariana

    They need pinterest on the ceiling. πŸ™‚

  29. Ok those photos on the ceiling just made me laugh. I do like your selection better πŸ™‚

  30. love that circle dish from target.

    and i personally would love some shots from the ikea catalogue up there. the target ad is a good idea too!

  31. 37) bdaiss

    Damn you woman. #1 my doc has nothing on the ceiling, so I’d take the hunks and kitties. #2 my budget is going to suffer because now? I WANT THOSE TRAYS! Especially the round one. *drool*

  32. I think the kitties and guys are pretty awesome πŸ™‚ Your obgyn’s office has a funny sense of humor πŸ™‚ I like your photos, too, but I can see those in the mags in the lobby πŸ™‚

    Well done on the trays.

  33. Wonder how long it will be b/4 someone thinks to put some sort of monitor up there!

  34. 41) marian

    What a RIOT! Thanks for the laugh.

  35. ha! that’s so awesome. our doctor has crazy fish scenes cut into the ceiling tiles. I totally just bought those same dishes from target and all the while, I’m thinking, Dana must be buying these, I know she will. Can’t go wrong scooping those up! Luckily I had a gift card.

  36. That is awesome! LOL Yeah, I’d much rather look at pictures of homes and interior design… or anything from a craft pinterest board!! πŸ™‚ I’m actually surprised they’re not selling ad space on the ceilings at doctor’s & dentist’s offices though….

  37. Yeah, those pictures are laughable. Mine has the sweetest bird mobile that is extra dainty and seems to twist and flutter even without air from and vent or fan. I made a note to try to replicate it soon for the boys room. Much easier on the eye than those photos!

    Love the target finds as well!

  38. 45) Pam

    My OB/GYN when we lived in CA had a picture on the ceiling with a cute cuddly bear and the words “I hate this part”. It made me laugh every time.

  39. 46) Gentry Gygi

    Dana, You are awesome! I would have loved to look at your ideas at my midwife’s. Just have to say thanks too….you and Kathryn made the bow ties and baby dresses for her sister’s (and my brother’s) wedding in Novemeber…do you remember the rusty orange layered skirts and bow ties? Sorry I haven’t said ‘thanks’ until now. Beautiful little one you have there, it goes too fast.

  40. Uhm. Weird indeed.
    I am so jealous of Targetβ„’. As a Canadian that is a store we really need to get up here fast. And not a different version of what you have. A full on REAL DEAL Target.

  41. That is hilarious that she has those pictures on the ceiling! haha! But I agree with you, I would prefer some home decor or even the latest Target ad!

  42. A Target ad!!!! LOL!!!! That is hilarious because it’s so true. I was there on Saturday and bought myself those little bowls that were in four different shades of pink. No reason! They were just adorable! I want to buy new melamine dishes every time I go!

  43. 50) Sara

    I’d like something to *read*.

  44. 51) Julie

    Strange~ the pics on the ceiling. Love the Target trays!

  45. Am I the only one who sees a quilt when looking at that great striped tray?

  46. Dying. Is that seriously on the ceiling? Good God! I went for my 6w pp checkup and my midwife held my baby the entire time. It was cool. I hope he doesn’t remember though πŸ˜‰

  47. Oh my gosh, I love this. I totally agree, I think I would prefer pics from Pinterest or tear outs from Elle or Home Decor

  48. 55) Lindsey

    I saw these plates and trays a few days before you posted about them! I bought a few of the pink striped ones to hang as decor in our baby girl’s room…due August 4! I actually went back and bought several more for a bigger impact!

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