• Decorating Commitment-Phobes

    September 19, 2012

    I’m not sure if you noticed the walls in our bedroom from this morning’s post, but there’s nothing on them. For some reason, Mal and I just can’t commit to hanging things on our walls.


    Of course, we want to decorate, but I guess we’re just afraid of making a bad decision—you know, hanging up something that doesn’t look good or we later decide we don’t like and then being stuck with a nail or hole in the wall … and then needing to patch it and repaint… or spending more money to find something new to hang… I guess we’re commitment-phobes. Does anyone else have this problem?

    Mal and I have lived in our house for almost two years now, so we’re really trying to commit and get stuff up on our walls, so, yesterday afternoon, I went to get a couple of pillow fight-themed prints framed for our bedroom. We’re planning to hang them on either side of our bed. Mal already “called” the Troy print for his side. Ha! I’m happy with Abed on my side. We’re weird and that’s okay.

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    I also got an old lithograph of George Washington framed. One of Mal’s relatives gave it to us as a wedding gift (more than 4 years ago), so we finally decided to get it framed. I think we might hang it in our dining room… if we can commit, of course.

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    After some frame fun, I went to Old Navy to return a shirt that I recently purchased. Mal made fun of it and said it was a “grandma shirt” on me, so I second-guessed my fashion choice. I thought it was stylish, but, hey, we all know I can’t dress myself.


    I ended up exchanging the above shirt for this one instead:

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    Cute? I like it.

    I’m not much of a clothing shopper (I work from home and workout, so I don’t need “dressy” clothes), but I splurged since I’m going to Baltimore tomorrow for Fitbloggin and wanted to look nice.


    My friends from fitmixer are sponsoring me for Fitbloggin (woohoo!), so if you’re attending, keep a look out for Lindsay and me at the fixmixer booth on both Friday and Saturday morning. We’ll be sampling the aminos and we’d love to meet you!


    I seriously cannot wait for Fitbloggin. I had so much fun last year, I can’t wait to do it all again this year!


    Before I left to run my errands, I ate lunch, which was scrambled egg whites mixed with mushrooms and tomatoes.

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    And, on the side, half of an avocado + a peach.

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    After running errands, I arrived home pretty hungry, but dinner wasn’t for another couple of hours, so I whipped up a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie to hold me over, and, holy crap, it was delicious! This recipe is a keeper!


    Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

    In the mix:

    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 tsp honey
    • 1 cup coconut (or almond) milk
    • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used egg protein)

    Back soon with dinner and some pug antics!

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    Eryn September 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I felt the same way about my bedroom. We have been in our house for just under three years and I just finished it up! I went brave with the colors but I love it! The nice thing about re-decorating? You can always pull a nail out, move a picture, or repaint! 🙂


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 20, 2012 at 3:38 am

    My personal opinion is the original top is sexier than the exchanged top. Wear the first top tucked into skinny denim with a skinny belt through the loops. Don’t do a tank underneath either, maybe just a bandeau if you have one and want more coverage. I work for BNY so if you need fashion tips, email me 🙂


    Jolynn September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    YUM! I was thinking it’s the perfect time to whip up a pumpkin protein smoothie!


    Samantha N. September 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    What do you season the egg whites with? That looks so yummy!


    Tina September 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Salt and pepper! 🙂


    Rachel Wilkerson September 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    It may be the copy editor in me, but I think there is a typo in your Blanketeer poster? It says “staching pillows,” which implies a moustache is involved…maybe I’m reading it wrong but I think it should be “stashing”? (I mean this with a LOT of love because I seriously think the posters are really funny and cute and I might be totally missing something!)


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