Now that we've established just how many of us despise those ridiculous "inspirational" messages that you can have stuck on your walls or twisted in wire and hanging around your house, I thought that I'd create a few replacements for your home.
If you're really hoping to inspire your guests while they're sitting on your toilet, reading messages on your stairway or staring at that little space above your stove, it's going to take a bit of realism. Do you really think people need to be encouraged to "dance like no one is watching" or to constantly encourage them to "wish" or "dream".
No. No you're not.
I would encourage you to decorate your home with messages that represent who you are as a person.
Inspired by BitchBuzz commenter Natalie who wants to get the saying "Two tears in a bucket, mutha fuck it" made in vinyl lettering for her house, I've made the following little messages that could make the perfect little accessories for your home - vinyl, framed or otherwise.
Instead of "Dance Like No One Is Watching", why not...
Instead of insisting that your guests or whoever is spending the night "Always Kiss Me Goodnight", we would encourage you to...
How many homes have "Footprints" framed in their hallway? While you're taking a dump, do you really want to have to read The Lord's Prayer? Who wants to lyrics to LeeAnn Womack's "I Hope You Dance " stitched on a pillow? We sure as hell don't.
But we wouldn't mind the lyrics to Adam Sandberg and The Lonely Island's "Jizz In My Pants" framed in our bathroom...
Put your hand up if you've read Eat Pray Love. I know. We've all done it. I'm sure you all eat and pray and love, but they're not really realistic now are they? Just hearing those three words makes you feel like you've just eaten a Hallmark card and sat through an Oprah marathon.
That's why I think our generations new mantra should be:
I drink. I cry. I blog. Usually in that order. Maybe I'll write a book on that. Take that Elizabeth Gilbert!
If you'd like to turn any of these into vinyl wall decorations, you can always maket them yourself using DIY advice from websites like Instructables or have someone else do all the dirty work for you usinga custom vinyl decorations website like Vinyl Innovation.