Beautiful Distractions No. 5

Mercury Retrograde has made me want to Amazon Prime a helmet to my front door, sage my home and hang heeling crystals all around my body. As soon as my accountant started yelling at me about my taxes last Tuesday and The Boy’s travel plans got majorly snafooed, I knew something had to be afoot. Do you believe in Mercury Retrograde? Do you do anything to twart the confusion? I think I’ll just stay in bed, shop online, and watching the remaining DVR episodes of Little Big Lies.  I wanted to finish reading the book first, but didn’t have the patience. Confession…I’m a slow reader….I don’t know why, but it puts me to sleep. I also heard I need to This Is Us. Here’s what else I’m loving lately.

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Beautiful Distractions No. 4

Dear diary, it’s been over a week since my last blog post…ahhh! You guys! I’m so sorry. And I was smashing that post once a week New Year’s Resolution. The job that pays the bills came down on me hard with a crazy deadline for a new client website. Everything needed to be designed and coded in a matter of days for a presentation. And darn it, it broke my streak. But, after pulling a few all-nighters and a couple glasses of wine, I’m back baby and ready to share whats been distracting me lately.

Beautiful Distractions No. 4 - Rebecca Atwood Navy Marble Wallpaper

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Behind The Curtain — I Have This Thing With Pink

Do you ever wonder what I do all day long? Like what I REALLY do? You know I’m all about home decor, but do I just stare at shelfies all day long? Ummmm, yes, I’ll admit, sometimes I do. But I do other cool stuff as well. For instance, did you know I have another Instagram account called I Have This Thing With Pink (IHTTWP)? Did you know I just built a crazy little stop motion movie for Zevia and just wrapped a shoot for Method?

A behind the scenes look at the Instagram account I Have This Thing With Pink @ihavethisthingwithpink

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Our Broken Basement and Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

The other week you got to read the doozy of a story about how The Boy broke the basement. A lot of you sent me sweet messages saying, I’m so sorry…oh that darn deductible. How much will that cost to fix? Can it be repaired? Chin up. This is just so awful. How on earth did a sink do this much damage? You guys, these are all these same words we’ve been saying to each other. Thank you for all the encouragement.

So what do you do when you flood the home you just bought 6 weeks prior?

After our basement flooded, we decided to install luxury vinyl flooring. It was durable, easy to clean, and best of all, water resistant.

Well, to begin with, you hope to God you included basement coverage in your insurance policy…which thankfully we did. We also, unbeknownst to us, added an inclusion for depreciation. Phew. So my advice to all you homeowners out there, go check your insurance policy…seriously, go now, I’ll wait. This is important. See what is covered and what’s not. If you have something precious, is it protected? What is the extra cost? Most of the time, it’s not much more. Also, and this should be mentioned, this was not a slow leak. A slow leak like the one in the main floor bathroom would not have been covered. This was sudden water damage…very different scenario.

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What? The Boy Flooded The Basement?

Yep, you read that right. Maybe you’ve already caught a few glimpses of the chaos on my Instagram Stories, but in case you haven’t heard, The Boy flooded the basement in new house. Yep, the one we JUST bought. He filled the sink in our laundry room and walked away to get coffee with the water running. I love a man who likes whites bright, and God bless him for being one of those guys who can do their own laundry, but he made one giant mistake. After filling his coffee cup, the sink wasn’t totally full, so he decided to check his work email…just really quick. I mean, how many times have you done that, right? Fast forward 30 minutes later, and my phone was ringing.

The basement flooded and the steps are are taking to repair the damage.

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