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Everything Cats Know About Napping That You Should Know Too

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Cats are professionals when it comes to napping. There’s a reason it’s called a cat nap after all. They know instinctively that sleep is the best thing they can be doing and between hunting and looking regularly out of the window, a nap is the best restorative they can find.


Since cats spend up to 18 hours a day fast asleep, they have had plenty of practice in napping and we can certainly learn a few simple tips from them to improve our own napping ability. In fact, here are a few things that could help you get into a napping routine that even cats could be jealous of.

It’s All in the Timing

Napping is perfect for improving your alertness and avoiding falling asleep at inopportune moments. In fact, it is recommended that drivers going long distances should pull over in a safe place to nap if they feel too tired to continue. This is to avoid falling into micro-sleep, a condition where you fall asleep for a second or two before waking up again – just long enough to cause a crash.


For cats, sleep is something of a hobby and they are quite happy to find any spot in the sunshine for a quick nap. However, we people need to be a little more thoughtful about when and where we sleep, as well as how long we should nap for. A 20 – 30 minute nap is a good length of time that fits nicely into most people’s lunch break and for drowsy drivers provides enough sleep to alleviate drowsiness for a while.


Around lunchtime is a good opportunity for a nap as it won’t impact too much on your sleeping pattern later on. If you are feeling tired at night, instead of a nap, you should just have an early night instead. Napping just a few hours before bed may disrupt your pattern and cause further problems when you can’t sleep later on.  

Finding the Best Spot

Warmth and comfort are always at the top of any cat’s list of priorities and when it comes to finding a good place for you to nap, this is important to you too. Though many people choose a chair or a sofa for a quick nap, maybe pulling a blanket over to snuggle into, your bedroom is the best place for a nap.


This makes perfect sense since your bed is literally designed for the best sleep and as long as you get over the stigma of napping, you should really be doing everything you can to optimize your sleep. Keep the room quite cool, between 60 – 67 degrees Fahrenheit, and close the curtains before you get into bed. Your mattress should be comfortable and supportive, keeping your back and neck aligned (have a look at this site for more insights on mattresses).


If you are at work and want a bit of shut-eye, you should try to find a quiet spot that is out of everyone’s way. If your office has a sofa, that would be ideal for curling up and taking 30 minutes to yourself. In some offices, where the employers are more supportive of napping during the day, sleep pods like the ones at Google’s HQ have become a popular option. While your boss might not be catching up anytime soon, you can at least point to a trend if you want to ask for a solution.

Making the Most of Nap Time

Napping is often thought of as an emergency solution rather than a habit, but as cats show, napping can be a way of life. In fact, in this case, the Spanish are already way ahead in their own sleep patterns, having a 3 hour lunch to accommodate a siesta at the hottest part of the day. While it is perfectly logical to assume that the siesta is only for avoiding the sun, scientists have also found that people who have siestas tend to be less likely to die of heart disease.


The health benefits of having a nap are finally being noticed in the US and as nap rooms are becoming more popular in US offices, it looks like many employers are realizing that they can have healthier, happier and more alert staff if they just accommodate a 30 minute nap each day. This is great news because it suggests that a cultural shift is in progress. However, it’s still important that you get a high quality of sleep in that time and don’t feel awkward about being asleep on the job.


While it is tempting to quickly check your phone before you close your eyes or to think ahead to what you are going to do when you wake up, you don’t want to waste all your time not sleeping. Instead, a good nap – as all cats know – starts by closing your eyes and settling into a comfortable position. Clear your mind of everything and relax your muscles. Counting down from 100 slowly might help if you are struggling to switch off.


Though napping at work may still be an uncommon occurrence, the Japanese have long understood the benefit and studies have shown that a 60 minute nap can vastly improve performance in the workplace, giving you a much better chance of learning new information and memorizing facts. Part of the reason for this is that sleep is a great way to reduce stress and calm right down, so allowing yourself to clear your mind in order to drift off is ideal for improving your performance.


Cats know a lot about napping and there are few animals who are so chilled out. They understand that napping makes them more alert before they go hunting plus it can help them live longer and healthier lifestyles. Napping more like a cat will help you in all these ways too, though you probably won’t achieve their ability to disguise themselves as fluffy cushions or recognize someone with an allergy to cat hair within 2 seconds. Some things are secrets only other cats can understand…   

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It’s a boy!!



Baby shower fun!

Baby showers are always so much fun. When I found out one of my really good friends was having another baby I was so thrilled. Between my son, my two nephews and my friends four sons we had baby boy stuff everywhere you looked inside and out of our houses. We were much too eager to loan our baby clothes, and toys to her. Even though she had already received A LOT of baby stuff, what is having a baby without the baby shower??

I recently helped host a baby shower for her. We had a very good turnout. When you have been friends with someone for so long, their family starts to feel like yours. About 6 other people helped host the party so it was no expensive, and we all split the cost of the main gift which was a double stroller (she has a 2-year-old little girl so a double stroller was perfect for her).

The food that was served there was amazing. For starters, she had a beautiful baby boy cake, with cute matching cupcakes and cookies. There was a fruit trey, and two cheese, meat, and crackers treys. There was also chips with a could of dips to choose from, and a few more finger foods to choose from. I was impressed by the food and also by the decorations. The decorations were blue (of course). The tables had diapers bundled together with a thin net covering over it with balloons tied to it, and each table had about two. The bulletin board had blue balloons stapled to the border giving it a nice pop.


Overall I was so impressed with the food, decorations, and games. My friends baby shower was a blast and success. I have another baby shower at the end Marchrch and I am looking forward to being able to write my experience from there also.

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How To Find your Niche!

Finding your niche!!

I can help you find your niche!!

When I started my blog my blog I thought “I’m going to make my blog about beauty, hair products, fashion, and makeup. Anything to do with beauty, you name it I’m going to blog about it!!”

How I Found My Niche

I laugh about it because I was SO WRONG. Instead, I find myself blogging about my everyday life. Now my everyday life does include makeup, hair and beauty products but that’s not what I’m passionate about. I’m passionate about finding fun activities to do with my son. Getting to spend the time I do with him playing with his toys, making jokes that crack him up and giving him tickle attacks. Being able to go online find cool activities or recipes I know he will enjoy making is my main and favorite part of the day. I look back and laugh because even though being a beauty blogger would be fun, I found more joy out of blogging about being a mom.




My advice when trying to find your niche is to do something you are passionate about. Sure, you may like fashion and beauty but what is it that you do every day? It may be kind of hard to blog about something you do not do on a regular basis. Or it may not be hard at all! Everyone is different, however, I found it easier to write about the activities I’ve done with my son through the day instead of about beauty products I haven’t even tried.

An example, boyfriend Colton is a nerd, not just any nerd but a HUGE NERD. He loves anything and everything that involves games, so I helped create a blog about games. He loves writing about games, and many times he finds himself writing late into the night because he is so into his blog. Find something you are passionate about and run with it! I hope I have helped you find what niche will work best for you. Let me know in the comments what your niche is!!

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National Frozen Yogurt Day


I love frozen yogurt. I hope your frozen yogurt day is as deliciously filled with mine. One of our favorite places to hang out is Cherry Berry. Have you ever heard of Cherry Berry? It’s delicious and completely made of frozen yogurt. Along with frozen yogurt, I love ice cream. Just hearing bluebell ice cream makes my mouth water, however, the calories that come along with it aren’t my favorite. Only being 23 I feel like being in my prime I need to stay in shape. So, I will pick frozen yogurt any day over ice cream.

Cherry Berry is located right by laser tag, and the mall making it super convenient to stop by when we take the kiddos out for “fun night” usually Friday. Cherry Berry has three different cups you can choose from; small, medium and large. There are many choices to choose from when it comes to what flavor of frozen yogurt you would like. My favorite is the birthday cake or country vanilla. My sons favorite is mixing chocolate with vanilla. After the frozen yogurt, there are many choices to skittle, sprinkles, m and m, fruity pebbles, gummy bears, gummy worms, different assortment of fruits, cookie dough balls, and much more. I’m sure if you could dream it they have it.

Check out your closes Cherry Berry on national frozen yogurt and get a buy one get one free! Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. 😊

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Tips for Saving Money on a College Budget. Every Penny Counts!

College can be very financially straining especially if you’re getting little to no aid from anything or anyone else. College savings can be hard, let me help you! Scraping enough up for tuition, books, rent, and other bills are hard enough, not to mention eating. But worry not, currently going to college and successfully navigated the monetary perils it presents I can help save you from the ramen noodle plague that so many others have caught. Here are my top money saving ideas when eating on a college budget.

Little Caesars Pizza $5 Hot and Ready

Everyone eats enough pizza in college to be sick of it their entire life. Said no one ever. And when trying to find bargain deals this is one stand above the rest. A $5 Hot and Ready when spread out can easily feed someone for 3-4 meals. That’s like $1.25 a meal. That’s a bargain deal. The trick to microwaving the pizza after it’s been fridged is wetting a paper towel and covering the pizza in it before microwaving. This will leave it most and still very much delicious.

Any Chinese Kitchen

Asian food. That’s original right when talking about college food. Chinese Kitchen though is one of those places that load up on the fried rice or noodles with heaping helpings of your desired meat. It’s your prototypical Asian food: grease and delicious. On overage, you’ll get around 3 meals for this and usually runs you around $12. That averages out to be $4 a meal which isn’t too bad. To really maximize your dollar, make your meat one of the many types of chicken. Chicken is cheaper so normally you’ll get more.

Dollar Menus

We got there. The all mighty dollar menu. Once it started, every fast-food chain had to have one. This is great for the consumer, especially the hungry college student. If your hungry for burgers you’ve got McDonalds or Jack in the Box. If you’re craving Mexican food you’ve got Taco Bell. Got the munchies, need to save a buck, and be healthy, Wendy’s wraps are a great choice. Really the dollar menu is a college kids best friend.


The hardest thing to do while eating on a budget for fast food is eaten healthy. Healthy food is expensive. But even there’s even an option that in a sense, is healthy. Subway is that answer. Depending on how much TV you watched when you were younger you probably saw the Jarred commercials where gentlemen lost a large amount of weight substituting subway lower calorie sandwiches for a meal. Great for him right? Well, it’s great for the college kid too. Many subways have the $5 footlong for select sandwiches. Load one of these up with your favorite veggies, split it into two 6” and you get two meals for $2.50 each.

Easy to cook Noodles

Yeah. The college kid can never escape the all mighty ramen noodle. Well, maybe we can. There are several instant noodle mixes that average out to be about a dollar a piece that is delicious and have a hint of nutritional value. Go down to your local Asian market and pick up a couple different types from different countries. Figure out which ones you like and have a variety on hand for those late-night study times and midnight snacks.
Don’t let college be the years where you starved yourself of food to make ends meet. There are lots of ways to survive and still eat a decent variety of food. Of course, there’s always to option to cook at home but what college student has time for that?

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