I’m trying something I’ve never done before and it’s changing my life….literally. Ever since I started Nadine Stay, I developed a really unhealthy sleep schedule. I became a professional night owl and mornings are just brutal for me. It’s not uncommon for me to stay up till 2am, lay awake for another hour, and wake up around 9 or 10am. I’ve always been embarrassed that I sleep in and I’ve always wanted to start my day earlier, but breaking a decade long sleep schedule is HARD! You know how it goes…I have big hopes the night before and set my alarm for 7am, but when morning comes around, my will power is in the negatives and that snooze button gets pushed for hours. (Not exaggerating)
So last week I decided to do something that Chris has been telling me to do for 9 years. But I’m acting like I thought of the idea all on my own and I’ve invented a new way of life! 🙂 I’m putting my phone on the opposite side of the room and I’m turning that volume up to an ungodly level. And it’s working! I know, I know….I’m acting like the simplest idea has never been done before. But I’ve tried so many things to flip my sleep schedule and nothing has worked before.
I’ve also reintroduced Melatonin into my sleep schedule temporarily to help me fall asleep faster. When morning comes around, that alarm volume shocks me awake and I HAVE to walk across the room to turn it off. Somehow my brain wakes up between the moment I step out of bed and the moment I turn off the alarm. And who knew that waking up earlier would make you tired by 10pm?? This is a new feeling for me! Anyways, please indulge me in this wild phase of life that I’m in right now. 🙂
OTHER NOTABLE THINGS
How am I just now learning about glide tape?! On Instagram, @jultompa shared how the drawers on her antique dresser didn’t glide easily and always got stuck…can we all collectively relate?? So she put this special tape inside the dresser and suddenly they glide like they’re on a track. Genius solution for an annoying problem!
I tried linen sheets for the first time this month and wow…I’ve converted! Listen, there’s scratchy linen, and then there’s buttery soft linen and I found the butteriest linen sheets out there! If you want to have a good nights sleep, get these sheets. (Mine are in the color “sand”)
57 affordable bathroom faucets…saving for future reference.
My favorite comedian of all time is Nate Bargatze and we’ve watched every one of his Netflix specials. His dry humor gets me every time! He just released a new comedy special on Prime Video and it’s worth the 30 day free trial if you don’t already have a subscription.
I’ve been searching for linen roman shades for weeks and I like these those most! (Wish they had more photos) Of course they don’t come in the size I need, but I’m impressed that the prices are really comparable to other shade stores! Still searching for a custom size linen option so if you have a brand you love, drop your recommendation in the comments below!
Found the most helpful guide for cabinet hardware placement. Personal favorites are #1 for upper cabinets and #2 & #7 for base cabinets.
After 6 1/2 years with our pup Teddy, we finally got a DNA test for him to learn what breed(s) he is and the results came back yesterday! Our assumptions were mostly correct – he’s a Husky Terrier mix! We got this DNA kit and received our results within 11 days!
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