How We Take Our Movie Night Next Level

This is a sponsored post on behalf of SANUS.

Ready for a fun family tradition?! A tradition that puts a glorious, enjoyable, low-effort cap on your busy week?

We call it FUN FRIDAY.

Fun Friday means two things.

  1. Takeout for dinner.
  2. A movie.

The genius behind our tradition is that we rotate through each family member each week and that person gets to pick both the takeout location and the movie. No fighting over where we eat. No complaining about the movie.

It’s our favorite!

We pile on my bed. Eat our takeout, on towels, of course. (We aren’t animals.) And watch a movie. As my kiddos have gotten bigger, I’ve been banished to the floor to eat my dinner. And I can’t see the TV!

(Taken from the FLOOR.)

I’m getting super ripped off. I bankroll this whole shindig and I’m on the floor…with a limited view of the TV! I’m ready to take advantage of that nice big wall and mount that TV up nice and high.

Did I realize until this project that my dresser wasn’t centered on the wall…or relative to my bed? NOPE. *insert face palm emoji*

Don’t be impressed by the cleanliness of that dresser. Before I took this photo the top was littered with various items such as; little boy underpants (clean), a retainer case, 1st grade homework, DVD cases, and a granola bar. None of those things are mine.


Can I have something pretty? Is that too much to ask? Probably.

But getting that TV off the dresser will go a LONG WAY to freeing up some space and making it much easier to wrangle the clutter.


Centered! Look at me, being a grown up!

Oh, that’s much better! I feel like I gained another piece of furniture!

Finding my wall mount was a piece of cake.

I started with the SANUS mountfinder tool to help me figure out which TV mount was right for me. (But if you get stuck or have questions they have online support, 7 days a week until 7pm CST.) 

I went with a tilting mount because I knew that, at the most, I’d want to alter the angle of the TV, to reduce glare or accommodate watching while laying down. You can bet that if I was mounting this in my living room, I’d be taking a long hard look at the full motion mount. (That would be amazing!) And you’re probably already familiar with a fixed mount.

I just found the model number on the back of my TV and plugged it into the mount finder tool, answered a few simple questions and made my selection! A few days later, it arrived on my doorstep. 

I’m all about easy solutions. I want something I can set and forget. ALSO. I want it to be safe. My wall mount holds up to 120lbs (well over the weight of my TV) and all SANUS mounts are UL certified, which means they’ve been tested to withstand FOUR TIMES the recommended weight limit. Now normally, I’d roll my eyes at that excessive weight bearing capacity, but I have a small boy who would 100% figure out a way to test the limits of the TV mount. Most likely while I’m in the shower.

You can get help determining how high you should mount your TV here, and the mounting kit comes with easy to follow instructions, clearly labeled hardware, and if you get stuck you can watch this handy video on the SANUS website that explains it all! 

The kids are fascinated by the whole thing. They couldn’t wait to pile in and watch a movie.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SANUS. The opinions and text are all mine.




Fabulous Bedroom Ideas for Girls

Bedroom inspiration for teenage girls. Get inspired and find new ideas for tribal, modern and chic room styles. Great home decor bedroom makeovers!

As my daughter gets older, I get asked more often about changing her bedroom style. My minor in college was interior design and when there is a chance to redecorate something, I’m always up for that challenge! I love home design and one rule I seem to always stick by is to keep it simple and change things up with accents and added color.

As I’ve been searching for new bedroom ideas for my daughter, I came across three styles that seem to be very popular now. There is so much you could do with these styles of bedrooms!

I hope you enjoy today’s fabulous bedroom ideas for girls. BONUS – There is a $2,000 SERTA PERFECT SLEEPER MATTRESS GIVEAWAY when you get to the end!!! Don’t miss out!

Relaxed Tribal

Bedroom inspiration for teenage girls. Get inspired and find new ideas for tribal, modern and chic room styles. Great home decor bedroom makeovers!

Tribal prints and macrame are everywhere! I love this bedroom inspiration in black and white and found similar Black and White Tribal Bedding and White Faux Fur Throw Blanket to help you achieve this look.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without Macrame Plant Hangers! Who remembers these? I actually found a Macrame Plant Hanging kit from the 70’s in my mom’s house not too long ago. I’m happy they are back in style!

Fun Handmade Macrame Plant Hangers

This platform bed would be fantastic for a relaxed tribal bedroom!

Modern Platform bed


Modern Chic

Bedroom inspiration for teenage girls. Get inspired and find new ideas for tribal, modern and chic room styles. Great home decor bedroom makeovers!

This fabulous Pale Pink and Gold Girls Bedroom is a girl’s dream! My daughter said this was her favorite look. I’m glad because I love it too!

I found a beautiful Tufted Wingback Nail Bed that looks very similar if you want to achieve this bedroom style. I want this for my room now!

Beautiful Diamond Tufted Wingback Nail Bed

You couldn’t get this inspiring look without a pretty chandelier. I found this affordable chandelier that you might like. This fabulous light fixture would be great in a bathroom as well as bedroom!

Beautiful Light for a girls bedroom! Love this Chandelier.

Minimal Modern

Bedroom inspiration for teenage girls. Get inspired and find new ideas for tribal, modern and chic room styles. Great home decor bedroom makeovers!

I was inspired by this simple modern bedroom. I love the dark wall and textures. To achieve this style, a modern bed in white would look great with a faux fur throw blanket.

Faux Fur Throw Blanket

I also found more items you might like:

White Modern table lamp Decorative throw Pillow in black


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You might also like these great girls bedroom ideas!


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