Brooke's Belated Friday Faves

Organizing!

1. Downton Abbey - I randomly started Season 2 of Downton Abbey last week when all of a sudden TONS of people were tweeting about it. So clearly I assumed they were spying on me. Or I was really on to something by watching it - but no.  I quickly realized I'm a day late and a dollar short and that Season 3 was premiering. So I had some catching up to do. With a sick husband in the house, I had a lot of TV time this week and I plowed through Season 2 in just a few days. Love it. And walking around yelling, "Mr. Bates!" in an English accent never gets old. You can ask my husband! {image via Co.Create}

2. Organizing - Upon my return from our holiday excursion I was feeling trapped in our tiny apartment. I couldn't take the fact that there was no place to store anything anywhere, so I decided to do something about it and a cleaning rampage began! It started in the chaos of my kitchen {see above} and expanded on to the whole apartment. There's many more drawers and cabinets to go but I'm slowly making my way. (And it gives me a good reason to buy organizing baskets and crates.) If you need some motivation - visit iHeart Organizing or High Straightenence on HomeFries.com to get your butt into organizing gear.

 

 

3. Wallpaper! - I'm excited by the return of wallpaper. Especially with some of these AMAZING prints. Above is Oh Joy's line with Hygge & West who has numerous other gorgeous lines with other designers. Also love the fabulous designs of  Rachel J. Powell {below}. I would accent wall all over the place if I owned a home right now. Can't wait to one day use these amazing designs to decorate.

 

 

 

4. Smoothie Making - I received the personal blender that was on my wishlist for Christmas and now I can't stop smoothie-ing. It's a problem. I'll be bringing some personal recipes to Benner Fit soon, but for an easy fix - my guilty pleasure this week has been Yoplait's chocolate banana smoothie mix. If you add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter you will be in serious smoothie heaven. {image via Target}

 

5. Dominoes - Not the pizza. The game. You might ask, "What are you, an 80 year old man in a park?" Nope. I'm a 30 year old woman and I'm totally into dominoes. Take that world. Our last night in Florida we had an evening of learning how to play Mexican Train Dominoes with my parents and it was a blast. So we bought our own set and have been into it ever since. {image via e-How, you can learn how to play there!}