Monday Listicles

Confession time: I am unreasonably grumpy.

To be honest I totally did it to myself. Last night I binged out on Criminal Minds and after three back to back episodes of gruesome murder and awful people that I hope don’t exist in real life I attempted to go to sleep waaaaaay past my bedtime. Obviously that didn’t come easily so today I am tired and kinda annoyed with everything and everyone except chocolate and cute puppies. The good news is that I am now convinced I am very wise not to be running much this year because most murders and abductions on TV happen to women jogging around. Have you ever seen a dreadful attack on a chubby middle-aged lady sipping tea in her comfy chair with her 5 cats reading a book under a cozy blanket? Exactly! All I am missing is cats for protection…

Not sure why but I have been thinking about my grandpa a lot lately and missing him terribly, so I decided to write my listicles about him and the special times we shared together. Wonder what your moments are?

Next week:

10 THINGS HALLOWEEN

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

 

10 10 MOMENTS WITH MY GRANDPA I WILL NEVER FORGET

1. Fishing by the lake in silence for hours.

2. Playing chess.

3. Sitting in his lap, “helping” him with his cross puzzles.

4. Hiking in the woods.

5. Picking chestnuts.

6. Biking around town with him.

7. Sledding on the high slopes and him pulling me all the way up the hill.

8. Dancing into New Years 1983 in our apartment living room.

9. Walking our dog Kir.

10. Saying good bye to him the last time and telling him everything’s going to be alright. And yet he past away straight after.



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Monday Listicles

Hey there, how are you?

That is probably the first thing I ask anyone I ever bump into. And I actually look forward to hearing all about how you are. What is your go to one liner?

Anyways leave me a comment telling me how you are and how your week went? In the mean time let me tell you all about mine. We had a ball to attend this weekend and I wore an amazing gown and felt like million dollars and my husband was so handsome and lovely and fun that I fell in love with him all over again by early Sunday morning. Amazing how good a night out does for the soul. I am determined to brush my hair more often from now on…

So let’s talk about things we say this week and next week:

10 MOMENTS I WILL NEVER FORGET

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

 

10 THINGS I SAY TOO MUCH

1. Awesome
not sure if LEGO movie is to blame but I catch myself saying awesome a few times a day. Seriously how awesome are random, everyday things?

2. Fantastic
as if awesome wasn’t annoying and over the top enough…

3. Chop Chop
and hurry up and hustle and anything else that I hope will get my 1st grader to school on time.

4. Oh no
cause I am always forgetting something.

5. Mmm-hm
sometimes I just tune people out and clearly I am not great at covering it up.

6. Sorry
I am a notorious apologizer. If somebody tells me I need to stop saying sorry my response will be: Sorry!

7. Oh bother.
let’s face it most things tend to be a big bother sometimes.

8. Banana
not sure why but whenever my son asks me to guess something I will always try banana first. Not that banana is ever an answer…

9. Rubbish
if you ever met me you would know that word is so me.

10. OK
it’s the most universal thing to say. And my go to answer for everything. Mostly meaning I have no idea what you just asked me but OK.



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Cool Sleep: 7 Ways to Make your Kid’s Bedroom Fun and Fit for a Good Night’s Sleep

You can really let your imagination run wild when you’re creating your child’s bedroom. With a few simple touches, you can transform the space and ensure it’s both fun and a great place to get a good night’s sleep. Here are some top tips to help you along the way.

1) Create a play area

All children’s bedrooms need a play area. Don’t worry if you’re lacking in square footage. There’s always a way to fit a play space into these rooms, even if where they sleep takes up a lot of room. For instance, it’s now easy to buy raised children’s beds, and these items free up more floor space.

2) Be savvy with storage

Because your tot’s likely to have tons of toys, it’s important to include plenty of storage in the room. If your child goes to bed with items strewn across the floor, they may find it hard to relax and switch off, and this can stop them from getting all-important shuteye. Full height shelving is great if you’ve got a mountain of toys to store.

3) Play around with color and theme

Be bold with color too. While good old magnolia may be OK in other parts of your house, you can afford to play around with different hues in your kid’s bedroom. If your child’s old enough, get them to choose their favorite colors.

Bear in mind that bedrooms are also crying out for a theme. All youngsters are obsessed with something. Whether your tot’s into dinosaurs, princesses, cars, animals or anything else, make sure you reflect this in their bedroom.

4) Make it pet-friendly

Kids love dogs and cats and if you have one of these pets in your home, make sure it feels welcome in your child’s room. The simple addition of a basket will encourage your family’s four-legged friend to spend time in the space.

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5) Get creative with lighting

Good lighting is a must in children’s bedrooms. As well as lamps and wall or ceiling lights, it’s helpful to include a skylight. These comforting illuminations could help your little one to nod off at night.

6) Channel your child’s inner artist

To add a personal touch to the room, encourage your youngster to get stuck into some art. By displaying their creations on the walls, you’ll give your child a sense of pride and satisfaction.

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7) Understand that comfort is key

As well as making sure your kid’s room looks the part, you’ve got to think about comfort. We all know how difficult it is to deal with tired and grumpy tots, and bedroom design can play an important role in helping children to get sufficient sleep. Make sure you choose warm and comfy bedding and opt for window dressings that block out enough light.

By following these basic design principles, you should find it easy to create the perfect bedroom for your youngster.

Images by Alicia Nijdam-Jones and crimfants, used under Creative Commons license.

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