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Author: Amber, The OG

Decor For Real: My Uneducated Thoughts

I am always looking for easy and cheap decor ideas to spruce up my home for each changing season. Here is where I encounter problems. Most of the decorating blogs and websites out there are just not realistic. Many decorating blogs have an air of pretentiousness to them. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are some incredibly beautiful ideas on these blogs, which we will call “Those who shall remain unnamed.” It’s not my style to specifically call someone out that I’ve never even met. Besides, these blogs serve a purpose, and there is a reason they are...

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Cheers to REAL!

I love social media. I love being able to see what my brother in Okinawa is up to. I love checking up on my mom, my sisters and my nephew, who live a few states away in Washington. My dad lives in Oregon, so I also like to keep tabs on how he is doing. I have friends all over the country and world, and social media keeps us closely connected. It’s so nice to be able to hop on to Facebook or Instagram and see what everyone is doing today. I dig getting recipes, product recommendations, ideas and inspiration for decor, gift-giving, organizing, fashion, beauty and more. What’s not to love?     A lot, actually. As much as I love social media, I also equally hate it. I can’t stand when people’s timelines consist of dozens and dozens of selfies, sprinkled with post updates like “Sooooo bored!”  It drives me nuts when I see a post directed at some mysterious person who is unnamed, with vague statements that nobody will understand.  If you aren’t going to explain who the hell you are talking to and what the hell you are talking about, don’t be surprised when nobody gives a crap. I lose my mind when people post about politics or religion with a narrow world view, and no courtesy or respect for the opinions of others. I...

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