Do you think New Year’s Resolutions are cliché? In the past, I’ve made lists of goals but usually wind up burying them with everyday life within 2 weeks. Eat more vegetables, less screen time, enjoy the moment, put down the phone, quit smoking, exercise, take a trip. I mean well…sometimes I succeed like the whole smoking thing. 8 years and going strong. But most of the time it’s an epic fail. The last couple years I’ve noticed people giving their year a theme. Finding a word that resonates and has been missing from every day life. Mindfulness. Movement. Action.
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I SWEAR IT’S FOR REAL THIS TIME! I super suck right now with dates. BUT, I PINKY SWEAR, it’s working now. I think I need to take another look at this new planner. Is this thing on? Check one, Check two. Ok…working.
I’m so sorry you guys! I just wanted to quickly drop in today to let you know I’m over at Live Laugh Rowe with a super fun FREE Wallpaper Download. Inspiration set in when I kinda felt like I was drowning a few weeks back. AN overload of work, life and dealines.
Instead of facing the music and buckling down the chin strap, I of course took pictures of gold paperclips. I know, I know…so not productive, and not the most practical way to spend my time. But in a way it was. It reminded me to get organized already. “Start Somewhere” I decided to make it a wallpaper to remind me every day…and you can too. Download it for free to your laptop, computer, tablet or phone. Just head on over to Live Laugh Rowe.
If you like this freebie, check out my other free printables!
The Boy can be THE MOST difficult person to buy a gift for. He’s not fussy. Nor is he picky. And he rarely says, “I need that.” On the rare occasion he does utter those words, he just buys it. Sooooo frustrating. I’ve always bought him a cookbook for Christmas (that’s kind of our thing), and a good standby is a bottle of cologne (booooring). He’s a sweatshirt and jeans kinda guy. No wool sweaters, no fancy ties. As the holidays draw nearer, my anxiety for gift ideas gets greater and greater.
Hopefully I’ve found the cure to that anxiety because today I’ve teamed up with Owen & Fred to bring you some awesome gift ideas for guys! Boyfriends, husbands, brothers, fathers and BFFs will rejoice this holiday season!
Owen & Fred has been kind enough to giveaway one of their shaving kits, a set of paisley black leather coasters and a brass bottle opener to one of my lucky readers (that’s you!). YEAH! So don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win. (I’m also giving you additional chances to enter because this is a really good one, so get at it!)
And before I forget, these guys are so awesome, they are offering 10% off to any House of Hipsters reader with the promo code HOH.
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So we did another set of printables for you guys. If you missed last month’s, click here. They are in the 5 X 7 format (I’m still working on different sizing options), but I think I you guys SHOULD be able to shrink AND enlarge if you print them with someone like Shutterfly since I gave you a pretty high resolution. So my darlings, are you excited to see what we have for you this month? Excellent!
Here’s the first one, and there’s THREE MORE after the jump!
House of Hipsters is a year old! Okay, don’t freak out, but to celebrate, I decided to give one of my lucky readers my favorite item from the Erica Weiner Collection to say thank you for visiting this site. You’ve helped HOH grow to where it is today, and I would not be here without you. If you haven’t heard of Erica, you need to check out her site. Erica self taught herself the craft of making jewelry. It began as a way to relieve stress after work, but before long, it turned into a full-fledged cult following! And I am one of those devout followers.
So, what’s up for grabs? It’s my all time favorite Heartbeats Necklace. It’s a 3/4″ wide, gold heart charm with the R. Kelly quote, “AND AFTER THE PARTY IT’S THE HOTEL LOBBY”. (Also, Lena Dunham seems to dig this one as well.) From far away it kinda says, hey look at me, I’m a pretty and I’m a sweet heart necklace…so innocent. But get a little closer and it says, and I likes ta shake it. Okay, now you can freak out.