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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Bring It On 2018

Last night our neighbors stopped by for a cocktail. The Boy asked, “do you know what day it is?” No one knew, and that was a glorious feeling for all. Was it Tuesday? Thursday? Meh, did it matter? Nope. My wine glass was full, and the kids were laughing. BTDubs, it was Friday night. The week between Christmas and New Year’s for us has always been a time to relax and recharge, and that’s exactly what I and my little family have done.

As we gear up for the new year, I can’t help but be nervous and excited all at the same time. January 2017 had me blissfully employed at a downtown ad agency and bloggery was just a hobby. July 2017 through me for a loop with a layoff and sent me swimming through the waves of unemployment. I was all…

 

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A Wall You’ve Never Seen Until Today — Meet The Frame

This post is sponsored by Samsung.

Confession — there’s a wall in my home you never see. The dreaded tv wall. A big black box eyesore that every home decor enthusiast tries to hide. Most people say, just deal with it, and I get it. That’s exactly what I’ve done. It’s a part of life. Almost everyone has a tv, and in my home, there’s no living without it. Function over form accepted — that is until now — meet The Frame TV by Samsung.   

The Frame TV by Samsung A TV that chameleons itself into art when not in use.

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