Morning Buzz! Audrina Patridge Is the Ultimate Multitasking New Mom As She Nurses While Wedding Dress Shopping + More
From our first glimpse at Audrina’s new daughter to a dream come true for Simone Biles, check out six news items causing some buzz this morning below.
1. We haven’t seen much of Audrina’s new bundle of joy, baby Kirra, but her latest Instagram is not only the first real look at her, but a dose of new mom reality. Audrina, who is planning her upcoming wedding to fiancé Corey Bohan, had to stop for a feeding mid-dress try. “@caseyloza always capturing a moment,” she wrote. “Nursing Kirra while trying to find the perfect wedding dress. #professionalmultitasker #itscrunchtime.” Does she have to buy that one now?!
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2. Jesse Metcalfe and longtime girlfriend Cara Santana are engaged!John Tucker Must Die actor Jesse and fashion blogger Cara will be walking down the aisle after over 10 years of dating, according to Us Weekly. Jesse reportedly proposed while the pair were on a 50-foot sailboat in the middle of the Hudson River, giving her a 5.5-carat emerald shaped diamond ring that he designed himself. Not bad, Jesse! Congrats to the happy couple!
3. STOP EVERYTHING: Simone Biles finally met Zac Efron. In case you didn’t know, 19-year-old American hero Simone is a big fan of Zac Efron, and has even admitted to having a life-size cutout of him in her home. Yesterday, after winning her fourth gold medal (!), she actually got to meet her Hollywood crush, sharing some cutesy, friendly smooches. And the affection is mutual: Zac had been tweeting his adoration of her skills in Rio to her last week. TRUE LOVE FOREVER.
4. Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana flood relief. Devastating flooding across Louisiana has killed at least 11 people and displaced many, many more, and Tay has stepped up to the plate to donate to relief funds. “We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home,” she said in a statement to the Associated Press. “The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking. I encourage those who can to help out and send your love and prayers their way during this devastating time.” (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)
5. Kevin Smith deeeestroyed the trolls who were bullying his daughter Harley Quinn. Like many teens, never mind the children of celebrities, Harley Quinn Smith was getting some nasty comments on Instagram photos of her. And while she was hurt at first, she later decided to laugh it off, ignoring the haters. Her dad, director Kevin Smith, also stepped in to use his voice and platform to call out the awful behavior, saying, “Here’s a nickel’s worth of free advice for folks like this Troll: if you hate me (or my kid) this much, the better use of your time is to make YOUR dreams come true, instead of slamming others for doing the same. The best revenge is living insanely well — so if you wanna get back at a 17-year-old girl for the grievous crime of enjoying her life, the best way to do it is to succeed in your OWN existence.” We hope this kid took these words to heart in some way.
6. Quote of the day: “I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am.” Ellen responds to criticisms that her Usain Bolt meme was racist.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)