I love getting peeks into people’s everyday lives. It is one of the things I love most about blogging. Today, I am sharing my nightstand with you as part of Melissa’s Capture the Everyday meme on Adventuroo.
So here it is! Looks organized, right? That’s because the top drawer of this little dresser gets opened every day and I push all the junk off the top and into the drawer. This is the one place where I use my husband’s cleaning philosophy. I do clean out the drawer pretty regularly, but it seems to always remain full of stuff.
My favorite thing about my nightstand is actually the tiny sparkly chandelier that hangs above it. I need just a little bit of glamour to be happy and as my day to day life is anything but glamorous, I try to out little pieces of wow around my house. This is high enough up that the kids don’t touch it and can’t break it. It also prevents the need for a lamp here and is on a dimmer so I can read all through the night without bothering hubs too much.
I keep my burlwood jewelry box from my husband on my nightstand because I love it. I know it doesn’t really match but it’s just so pretty.
I always have a pile of house magazines near my bed. One of my favorite things to do is flip through This Old House and Elle Decor in my bed.
On top of my magazines is my idea book. The goal is to jot down blog ideas as they come to me. For some reason when my head hits the pillow a get a million ideas for the blog. I write them down or lose them.
That sassy pink case holds my Nook. Prior to having the Nook you would have seen a giant pile of books. I am a bibliophile.
On top of the Nook is the best little diary ever. It is called the Keel’s Simple Diary. I would love to work with this little company and meet the man behind the book, Phillip Keel. All of the pages have little sayings and multiple choice questions with answers that are both ordinary and profoundly important. Then there are 1 or 2 open questions you answer or a fill in the blank and you are done. Little pieces of me are now recorded in this book. I love it. I chose Orange, one of my favorite colors. Check out what the book says this says about me. I keep this little page in the front cover of the book. Fabulous, right…I mean I always need The Sound of Music.
I also keep a photo of my first trip to Paris with Ross. It was my first trip to Paris ever. I want to go back each and every day. I want to live there. I just like to look at it, remember, and dream. The frame flips around to show a picture of us quite sloshed in Brussels. We hopped on an e-saver pre-procreation for an unplanned weekend in Europe. That will not happen again for a very long time. It makes me smile and reminds me that I am fun.
Hidden behind the photo is my body butter and my lube. Don’t laugh or judge. I have been pregnant or breastfeeding for 5 years. My hormones are all kinds of wacky. Lube is good.
Sophia’s wand is there and always ends up there. She likes to sit on my side of the bed to “relax” and I suppose one puts down their wand to do so.
The necklace is a gorgeous crystal that I wear almost every day. I do not wear a lot of jewelry, but Ross gave me this Baccarat Eclipse pendant when I met him in London and was pregnant with Sophia. He was working there for a couple of months and my job let me go and join him in the London office. No one knew I was pregnant, even in our families. This necklace reminds me of that time and of our special secret and always makes me smile as I think of the wonderful little family we have built. If you have seen me, you have seen this necklace. I adore it.
Finally you see the alarm clock that never gets used. I have 3 kids who wake up at all hours of the night and are up for good at the crack of dawn. Unless we are waking up for the Disney drive at 4 a.m. this baby is pointless.
Now wasn’t that fun? Each week there is a new challenge at Adventuroo so check it out and please tell me…what’s on your nightstand?