Monday, February 20, 2012

Master Bedroom REDO

For a Valentines Day surprise, this year I decided it was time to redo our master bedroom. We have lived in our new home for one year, and have not done a thing to our bedroom...not one thing! Sad, I know, to leave it until the last. I had a great time shopping for deals for three weeks previous, and thanks to my two good friends who helped me...since I have no decorating ability whatsoever. Sure, I can organize, but matching colours and patterns and placing things in the the right spot...that is something totally different all together. Here are the pictures...I spend a grand total of $250.00! I am not kidding you. The changes are simple, but for me, it makes a world of difference.


The desk has to stay...Scott works from home at least one day a week and needs a quiet place to work. I also chose to put our diplomas here, since they belong to us and it is a mini office.

I know..check out those pillows. I think one of them is from our kids room.

Ahhh, much better. I had more pillows on the bed, but Scott likes things minimal.

Check out that nice hole in the wall. That is what I looked at every night for the last year when going to bed!

Finally, a beautiful piece of art, that we can appreciate. It was the most expensive item in the whole room, and worth every penny. The small green square near the middle matches the walls perfectly.

Scott came home, and went upstairs to our room to put his bag away, like always...and came back down and announced, "I can't find my room. Has anyone seen my bedroom, it is gone!". He loved it! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Night for ME

Starting this year, Scott suggested that each of us should take a "Night for ME".

He read about it in a magazine called The Ensign. The question was posed: How do I achieve balance in my life given all the demands on my time? 

People wrote in with their answers, and he was struck by what a woman from Conneticut said: 

Finally, I have a
night for me
. On Tuesday nights, my husband enjoys time with our children while I focus on tasks I wouldn’t be able to otherwise. I have used that time to work on homework for a course I’m taking, to write Christmas letters, or to catch up on journal writing. (We also make sure that my husband gets time for his personal projects, too.)"

At first I was sceptical, thinking.."Oh yah, like that is going to am I supposed to do the things I want here at home, without the kids interrupting?" But, as always, I decided to put his idea to the test. So, we sat down to pick our nights, and began to place all the things we needed to do, or wanted to do, on that particular night. Instead of fighting over nights, and double booking, it became easier to plan. I know that Thursday is his night, so I never book anything on that night. 

It has really worked, and it has saved us. With kids, and all their activities taking up the calendar, it is important to have a night reserved just for myself. It makes me a happier person, and in turn, creates more happiness in my family. I am able to do my church responsibilities, work on projects that are usually left until Saturday, do some personal shopping (not just for groceries), have fun blogging, and sit upstairs and read quietly. And if I feel like visiting a friend, I am free to just go!

My Night for Me starts after dinner, and stops when I choose to go to bed. How sweet, eh?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Scott found this youtube clip today and forwarded it to me. 

23 1/2 Hours. A visual lecture by Dr. Mike Evans

Go ahead, click on it to find the answer to the question...what is the single best thing we can do for our health. You may be surprised by what you learn.

Okay..I can't wait to tell you the answer (I am so impatient).


I am so glad that I posted BodyRock yesterday, and I hope that there are others out there who try to exercise everyday.

Take good care of your is the only one you have.