Happy Saturday! Grab a cup of coffee and snuggle up in your favorite seat of the house as we chat about all things home, life, and randomness.
Do you make your bed every day? Like every day? When I was single and lived alone, I made my bed every single day, no matter what. It was part of my morning and bedtime routine and was such a therapeutic way to start and end my day. But after Nigel and I began sharing a home, that kind of went out the window. He worked swing shift, so his sleep schedule was all over the place. There was no way to keep the bed made because he was sleeping in it at weird hours.
Late last year, his work schedule changed which put him on day shift only. So on January 1st of this year, I made a promise to myself that I would get back in the habit of making the bed daily. Today is April 23, and so far I haven’t missed a day. And my husband, who has never been a bed-maker, has picked up on it, too, and sometimes he even makes it up on the weekends if I get up before him.
Is having a made-up bed important to you? Or do you not mind either way? Let’s get the convo started in the comments and see what the majority opinion is.
What’s On My Mind This Saturday Morning
I am displeased with the direction Call Me Kat is going. That is all.
My favorite jeans have developed a small hole in the crotch. Should I try to sew it up or just cry softly as I throw them in the trash?
I ordered this thing that’s supposed to get all the pet fur off your clothes when you wash them. I’m trying it today, so I’ll report back if it works. As a fur mama of four, it’s getting the ultimate test.
I’ve been seeing a lot of YouTube videos of these lifestyle momfluencers using air fryers constantly. Do I need one? If you have one, give me all the deets on whether it’s worth it.
Friendly reminder to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and stock up on C batteries. We all forget about this quarterly task, so I’m challenging us all (me included) to knock this out today.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Our holiday gift guides are some of my most popular posts, and this year we added a Mother’s Day round-up of things she actually wants. Skip the stuff that gets stuffed in a closet and only kept out of guilt, and give Mom one of these 16 items she’ll use regular. Less clutter, more functional and intentional gifts.
One Last Thought
How are you feeling about your morning and evening routines? Are they working for you or could they use some tweaking? This summer I’ll be hosting a one hour Routine-Building Workshop and we will create daily routines from start to finish during the class. I’ll be sharing more info later, but keep an eye out on my Instagram and Facebook pages for the signup link as soon as it’s available.
Kathy-Anne Carr says
I make the bed every day because it becomes a disaster if I don’t. It’s the one small thing that I can control every day. Fix those jeans! It won’t take much and you’ll be happy that you still have your favourites and you don’t have to put out money for new ones yet.
Lela Burris says
Love that you said it’s one small thing you can control. That is such a great way to look at it. And thanks for the advice on the jeans! I’ll try to fix them without them looking too awkward.
Make the bed every morning (with the help of at least one of the cats!). Part of my morning routine. I have “My Routines” pretty well set, morning and evening … it’s just the rest of the day that sometimes gets squirrely!
Brad Gandy says
Lela and I can relate so well to this, Lynnie. The cats always help us too. We hope you had a great weekend!
Lela Burris says
Hahaha I know exactly what you mean when you say getting help from the cats. Glad mine aren’t the only ones that want to “get involved” with bed making.
Cynthia Scott says
I find making the bed sets the tone for the day. It gives me the first win of the day. Each time I enter my room, I enjoy a clean, reset room. Each night I climb into a bed with smooth sheets and a centered blanket. I actually fall asleep faster! Making the bed each day gives me several checks in the win column. Who knew?!
Lela Burris says
Yes! I agree with you so much Cynthia! It definitely feels like a win. Love how you worded that!