Decorating Commitment-Phobes

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Lunch

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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Snack

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!

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

In the mix:

Back soon with dinner and some pug antics!

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70 Comments

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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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