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Our master bedroom is FINALLY finished! At least I think it is. After months and months of trying to create my makeup area as well as finding the perfect night stands I think I finally figured it out. With the help of some faux fur to make the room seem a little softer I'm really happy with how it all came together. Check it out!
I recently hosted a girls night unlike any other. I have been wanting to host a girls night but one with a purpose. I am constantly asking Jay to remind me how to do CPR on a child as well as walk me through the steps if Leo was choking. I feel very lucky that Jay is so well versed in CPR but not everyone has that luxury. So the idea was born to host a CPR girls night. This is something that all Mom's should do..... more about this informational night below.
Two weeks ago I talked about some terrible sleep habits (check out that post HERE). And from that post I tried to make some changes in my sleep habits, mostly having a consistent bed time and wake up time. And I'm happy to report that setting a sleep schedule seems to be helping ALOT. What I have noticed if I try and lay down too early I just end up tossing and turning. I think for me the biggest help has been realizing my natural bed time. I am not a morning person I am much more of a night owl so going to bed a little later at 11pm and waking up at 7/7:30 am works for me. But I know not everyone has the joy of waking up at 7 or a touch later. I'm here to give you some more healthy sleep habits and hopefully correct the bad sleeping habits I talked about last week.
Ok so I might have the WORST SLEEPING HABITS. I have been a bad sleeper since I can remember. My Mom said I was a good sleeper as a baby and a kid but I remember around middle school my sleeping problems beginning. The first being I CAN'T FALL ASLEEP at night. I used to sleep with a radio so I could listen to music to keep me entertained at night when the lights had to be off. This problem of not being able to fall asleep still continues in adulthood for me. Today I'm going over some of the worst sleep habits, I literally have all of them... then next week I will post about healthy sleep habits and hopefully this blog post will help me implement them into my life and help me kick these bad habits.
So this isn't the most exciting blog post! But it is a pretty practical one. All of us Mom's try to balance kids and a clean house. We thankfully have a house cleaner once a week that tackles the big things like bathrooms, vacuums the house, mops the floors, and deep cleans the kitchen. I look forward to her every week. But that doesn't mean the cleaning stop there! As you know with kiddos there is a nonstop mess. The biggest thing I have learned about cleaning with a toddler is.... pick up as you go. I quickly tidy up the toy room during his nap AND once he goes to bed. Also invest in some good cleaning tools. They make all the difference and turn a clean up job into a hassle free one. So here are a few of my Household Mom Must Haves!!
Leo has recently become very interested in naming people in photographs. So I decided it was time to put together a little "familiar face" book for him. In this book I put all the familiar faces he knows and family that he doesn't see as often but we want him to know their names and faces as well. I put this little book together for under $15. It is plain and simple, nothing crafty about it.
I hope you have all recovered for a wonderful 4th of July! I had a great long weekend and the best part is I was able to sneak in a few quick workouts at home while my child napped. I have been doing little workouts at the neighborhood park when I take my son to play in the morning. What I noticed is I was always using the first stair on the playset for most of my workout moves. So I came home and tried a bunch of different exercises and came up with this workout where all you need is a stair. This can be done at the park, in your backyard, in your house (if you have a stair) or even using a little step stool. Basically this workout can be done ANYWHERE! Which is something that is useful for me.
So this is still a "work in progress" but it is closer to done and I was dying to share this room with you from our remodel. Jay and I are fairly big wine drinkers, when we bought our house we were stumped on where to put our wine cellar. After ALOT of searching of HOUZZ I came up with an idea and showed it to our contractors. To my SURPRISE they went above and beyond creating my vision. This is how we turned our "formal living room" into the coolest room in our house.
So if you followed this blog at all you know I'm crazy about the sun and protecting yourself from it. Well I am even more crazy about protecting my child. At the end of this blog post I will give you some facts that will hopefully make you become crazy about protecting your child from the sun too. But the one that really stuck with me was that someone's risk for melanoma can double if they have had more than 5 sunburns at any age. That is such a scary fact because I know I have had well over 5 sunburns in my life. So I know Leo won't always be as strict about his sunblock, shade, and sun wear, but while I am in control you better believe he will be covered from head to toe!