Meeting deadlines, going to yoga, cheering at the kids' soccer games, finishing that craft project, catching up with friends, answering that last email: We do a ton before it's even time to think about getting a good night's sleep — and our sleep usually suffers for it. But May is Better Sleep Month, so we're finally giving our shut-eye the respect it deserves for fueling our crazy lives. These 7 tips are a great start:
1. Set your thermostat to 65-68 degrees to prevent overheating. Waking up sweaty at 2 a.m. is no one's idea of restful. Hit this temperate sweet spot and you'll be dreaming comfortably.
I've mentioned before how much I love splurging on getting my house professionally cleaned. I like to think I know just how to get the best cleaning experience, but to make sure, I asked my awesome housecleaner the other day, and here's what she said.
Always wishing you had some extra soft seating when guests fill your home? Or do you dream of a more comfy bohemian arrangement for your living room when you're looking to really cozy down for movie night? You know how handy they are...it's time you took some time to DIY them! This weekend, make your own inexpensive DIY floor cushion in any material you want!
Like many trends, this one started out in the fashion world and has trickled down into home decor and the world of DIY. It's a really cute and custom way to add pattern to existing pillows, tees, and towels.
This is truly my first home, where it's just me. Creating the illusion of having many rooms in one helps me to feel like I have a much larger space. The apartment came with tiny alcove areas so I was able to carve out a dining room and my bedroom area. It was a challenge with the kitchen being part of the main living space. I went with a neutral palette that complemented the cabinets, and layered pattern and texture wherever I could. I can feel myself relax when I come home at the end of the day.
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I love the beach and I decorate and stage vacation homes for a living so I decided to decorate my own home as a whimsical vacation home since I'm just two blocks from the Mission Bay in Pacific Beach. Now I feel like I'm on vacation from my vacation business.