Morning Buzz! Kristin Cavallari Says an Emotional Goodbye to Her Home + More
From a sad farewell to some good TV news, check out six of today’s top news items below.
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So we're moving from Chicago soon and I gotta say, I'm really gonna miss this place. Not only we're all 3 of my babies born here, it's where it all began with jay, it brought me closer to my mom who has become my best friend, I've made some amazing girlfriends, and I've really enjoyed being back here (a lot of people don't know I lived here when I was younger). Thanks for all the good times, Chicago. This will always be a special place for us ❤️
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1. Kristin Cavallari’s NFL husband Jay Cutler was released from the Chicago Bears, and now the pair will be leaving the place they’ve called home for his eight seasons there. Cavallari reflected on all the milestones and memories they’ve shared in the Windy City in a sweet Instagram. “So we’re moving from Chicago soon and I gotta say, I’m really gonna miss this place,” she said. “Not only we’re all 3 of my babies born here, it’s where it all began with jay, it brought me closer to my mom who has become my best friend, I’ve made some amazing girlfriends, and I’ve really enjoyed being back here (a lot of people don’t know I lived here when I was younger). Thanks for all the good times, Chicago. This will always be a special place for us ❤️.” Here’s to a new chapter.
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2. The first ep of new Dancing With the Stars proved that Simone Biles will be tough competition and also that Nick Viall isn’t actually that bad?! Viall is teamed up with the ultimate pro (and new mom!) Peta Murgatroyd, and while the judges weren’t too kind to him, fans as well as fellow Bachelor alum thought he did great. “Nick slayed! The judges are acting like his tv exes only giving him 6′,” Evan Bass from the Bachelorettetweeted. But it was Biles, paired with Sasha Farber, who blew EVERYONE out of the water, and immediately emerged as a frontrunner for the season. Is there anything she can’t do!?
3. The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for another two seasons. Those salary negotiations must have have gone well, because the series will stick around on CBS through to 2019. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
4. Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years. It’s splitsville for this Spice Girl. ET has obtained documents showing the separation date as December 28, 2016, even though as recently as last month Mel B was posting heartfelt messages to her hub, Stephen Belafonte, on Instagram. The pair share a five-year-old daughter. (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
5. Ivanka Trump will get her own office in the West Wing. Trump’s attorney told the Associated Press on Monday that she will also receive access to classified information and a government-issued phone, despite having no official White House position, title, or salary. “Our view is that the conservative approach is for Ivanka to voluntarily comply with the rules that would apply if she were a government employee, even though she is not,” said Gorelick. “The White House Counsel’s Office agrees with that approach.” (Photo via Justin Sullivan/Getty)
Comey: "I'm not made of steel so I might need a quick break" pic.twitter.com/3UZsIsuhgr
— Rachel Fisher (@TheRachelFisher) March 20, 2017
6. Quote of the day: “I’m not made of steel so I might need a quick break.” FBI Director James Comey during his five-hour hearing in which he said he has no information to support President Trump’s wiretapping claims, among more. Actor Rachel Fisher shared a reaction GIF of Hillary Clinton, who once sat through a marathon 11-hour hearing, in tandem with Comey’s quote.
Have you ever had to move away from your home like Kristin Cavallari? Let us know @BritandCo!
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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)