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Friday, October 30

Friday Show and Tell + Why TV In the Bedroom is NO BIG DEAL

It’s Friday and tomorrow is Halloween! Woohoo!

I have several things to share today. On your marks, get set, GO!

5 Freakishly Easy Halloween DinnersImage source: Fork and Beans

First, a few fun food links!

American Street Kid documentaryImage source: American Street Kid

I also wanted to share a documentary with you today. My friend Stacia Fiore has been working with homeless kids for years. She has been an outreach counselor in Oceanside, CA for a very long time and is now a mentor/consultant/board member/all around awesome person for the new documentary American Street Kid. As the team was working on the film, they also started a non-profit called Spare Some Change, an organization that aims to use arts and media to raise awareness about homeless youth as well as create a one-on-one mentoring program and new kind of housing facility. They’re doing great work and I can’t wait to see the doc. I am so happy to help Stacia spread the word. Be sure to check it out! And you can click here to see a trailer for the movie.

Netflix and Roku TVI just realized after uploading this photo that you can see “My List” and our “Recently Watched” shows. Thankfully there is nothing embarrassing in there!

Last thing. I’m joining the Netflix Stream Team for another year because, as you know, I’m obsessed with Netflix and television so it JUST MAKES SENSE. This year Netflix generously gave us a Roku TV, which arrived last week! We have had a Roku box and an Apple TV for years and we never use the Apple TV. Combine the Roku with the TV and we are in love! Our living room TV is a Samsung Smart TV and it works pretty well for Netflix and whatnot, but not great. The Roku TV is seamless, fast and perfect for streaming all kinds of content. Also, I started watching Jane the Virgin. It is super cute. For some strange reason I couldn’t get Nate to watch it with me…

And, since you can tell that my new Roku TV is sitting on a dresser…yes, we have a TV in our bedroom. I was always morally against televisions in the bedroom, then about 2 years ago we decided to give it a try. All the dire things that everyone warns you against with having a TV in your room didn’t happen. Our TV watching didn’t increase, we still use the bedroom as a bedroom, we don’t fall asleep with the TV on every night, yadayadayada…all the stuff I was worried about is no big deal. So, just sayin’, YEAH, I have a TV in my room and I love it! 😉

That’s it for this week! As usual, show and tell is for the whole class! Pop on into the conversation! Share your own blog posts, things you’ve recently discovered, or tell us what you think about TVs in the bedroom. It’s all fair game!

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, which means they send me cool stuff from time to time. For the record, I would be addicted to Netflix in spite of said cool stuff.


8 Comments »

  1. We’ve always had a TV in our bedroom. Married 10 years and still going strong! LOL.

    This week, I shared about our CRAZY road trip to Yosemite, which I affectionately nicknamed “Vacationpocalyspe”

    http://savemoneylivejoyfully.com/2015/10/our-wild-natural-disaster-adventure.html

  2. I am just not a TV watcher so that’s the big reason I don’t have a TV in the bedroom. My husband would love to have one though so I’m glad he doesn’t read your blog. 😉

  3. I’ve wanted a TV in our bedroom for years, but have been worried about those same things. you are making me think it’s time!

  4. GREAT Post!!! I’m soon to be moving solo from a 2-bedroom apartment into a 1-bedroom apartment, and have decided I have absolutely no need for 2 TVs. My main TV will stay in the living room, my smaller TV I’m giving to my parents. Plus, I end up staying up late for no good reason when I lay in bed watching TV.Thanks!

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