Well it is the middle of Jan and I bet there are already so many resolutions that haven't stuck. Heck I already messed up and didn''t buy organic tomatoes or strawberries at the store yesterday. So because I'm not an expert I often times don't feel like I am an advice expert. But I"m just trying to live my life the best way I know how. 2017 was a great year with a few bumps along the road. So one of my resolutions was spending more undivided time with my son in 2018. What I realized is I haven't been able to do that with perfection, hence why I haven't blogged about it. I realized first that before I pour more time crawling around on the floor playing "dinosaur" I need to spend a little time to reflect on myself and the direction I want 2018 to go. So here are a few new realizations I've made that have provided a change in my perspective.
I have been getting some questions about my Christmas decor so I decided to share a not so quick snapshot of our house. I went on a real Christmas decor binge this year and got ALOT of new stuff. I feel like I'm the Christmas decor expert right now as I think I have went to every store in town. I will share with you some of my favorite items as well as some places to go scope out if you are still looking for some new Christmas items.
Every year I do my Christmas round up. Here are my picks for men and women. I love shopping for presents and I try to come up with gifts that everyone will love. Obviously coming up with gift ideas for girls is easier for me than guys (why are guy gifts so hard) but I found a few cool things this year for all those men in your lives.
Because all the stores seems to have skipped over Thanksgiving I decided to too. I love Thanksgiving it is actually my favorite holiday, but there is only so much turkey decorations one can have. I was shocked to see in Hobby Lobby had their Christmas stuff was already 50% off. So because Christmas decorating has begun (for some) I decided to do a quick little Christmas decor post. I have been a little MIA on the blog. So this is a good post to get me in the Christmas and blogging mood. I am posting today about my Mom's dining room Christmas decor that I am in love with!
So occasional via instagram, facebook, and email I get questions regarding my personal life. I am always happy to share little glimpse into my personal life but I hate boring people with the details. I feel like people come here to read about fashion, food, healthy living, and kid stuff. Not really to hear what I'm up to. But I still kept getting questions about my personal life so I thought I would share a few little tidbits with you.
Are you looking for a fresh new website for invitations? Basic Invite is a great site. I have tried minted, shuttterfly, and Mpix for cards and invitations. I am always looking for a site where I can do more customization. I was really impressed with Basic Invite. So I wanted to share a few of their products with you.
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.