Do You Drive Your Partner Bonkers?

I’ve now been unemployed for six months. Six months of not commuting into the city. Six months of being in the the house with The Boy. Not sure if you know this, but he works from home…so that means we are in each others face 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the most part we get along very well, but there’s always that little something your partner does that drives you bat shit loon balls.

 

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Shopping For Bedding — White Sale

If your read my last post, then you already know the New Year is THE time to wipe the slate clean. January is all about getting organized and giving your home a refresh. It’s also the time to keep your eyes peeled for the ever popular White Sale. I for one have been on the lookout for some deals on new bedding for the guest room.

Over the last year, I’ve been trying to perfect that messy yet cozy looking bed in this space. Do you know what I’m talking about? The perfect “Pinterest” bed. Mixing and matching patterns, combining linen with cotton. As you can see, it’s pretty much been an epic fail. I’m ready to give up. It’s just not cohesive. One thing I’ve determined problematic is the bright white looks too stark against that earthy leather gym mat headboard. It needs to be warmed up. Maybe a blush or gold or ivory?

Vintage gym mat leather headboard in bedroom. Neutral decor.

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Channel Elsa — Let It Go

January seems to be the month of organization, and with it being so cold outside, that’s exactly what I’m doing. But, because I’m such a hoarder of all things vintage, letting it go can be a very difficult thing. Almost anxiety ridden. The process of letting go is hard, but once it’s complete, there’s happiness and a sense of calm. Here’s my 5 step process to organization, and how I’m going to channel Elsa, and let it go.

5 Step Process to Organization. My secret tips on how to declutter your home.

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Wallpaper — Are You Brave Enough?

2018 is going to be the year wallpaper shines. I can’t tell you how many estate sales I attended where it was the star. Time capsule homes with wallpaper in the bathroom, master bedroom, living room and even on the ceiling. I’d snap a picture, post it to Instagram Stories and the response was bonkers. From then to now, one thing’s for sure — it’s a great way to show off your personality.

Becki Owens used Farrow and Ball Lotus wallpaper in a modern playroom. Becki Owens used Farrow and Ball in a modern playroom.

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Brrrrrrrrr, It’s Cold!

Polar vortex. Bomb cyclone. Snow in Florida. Here in Chicago, we have had a “feels like” temperature of -15° since Christmas. I don’t know about you, but I’m staying inside…under a few blankies…until this nonsense goes away. For entertainment, we’ve gone bowling, played Eucher, Yahzee, and Tri-Onomos and watched a lot of TV.

What to watch on Netflix

Until The Frame arrived, Netflix, Hulu, Firesticks, Chromecasting, Amazon Prime Videos…it was all foreign tech to me. None of that fanciness worked on our old TV. Most of the time it was old reruns of Alf while scrolling through Instagram. But now, post Frame arrival, I’ve gotten up close and personal with binged watching full seasons and now understand why Netflix cheating can cause minor issues. Here’s what The Boy and I have been watching and what’s next on our list during the big chill.

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