Why I’m In Love With Italy

I am a big fan of traveling, and I have a huge list of places I would love to see. Even with my little one, I make the effort to get out there and see more of this beautiful world. Of course, having a small child means I need to be more organized and cautious about where and when to travel. But this is his world. I don’t want him to miss out on all it has to offer.

When Little Man is in bed, I’m often catching up with things online, or watching a movie. Some of my favorite old movies are set in Italy. I blame them entirely for my obsession of the place! Who couldn’t fall in love with Tuscany after Diane Lane’s performance in ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’? And Audrey Hepburn in ‘Roman Holiday’ has secured Rome on my must-visit places. The only thing I may have to be disappointed about is the famous Vespa ride through the city. I’m not confident it’s safe to take Little Man with me on one of those!

Rome certainly does come across as a very romantic destination, despite quite a turbulent history. It looks to be so beautiful and chic. And the old buildings are awe-inspiring. I would dearly love to wander the streets of Rome on a vacation with Little Man. I could teach him all about Gladiators and the Roman Empire. He might even pick up a few words in Italian. And I know he’s going to love fresh pasta!

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If you’re thinking of exploring Rome and the Lazio region, there are plenty of options. For me, I would love to stay in a beautiful, luxury Italian villa. When you’re traveling with a small child, it’s usually best to go self-catering. You need access to a fridge for things like milk or storing bottles when they’re a baby. And being able to use your sterilizer is essential. Some hotels or guest houses get funny about these things.

The Pantheon is on my must-see list for Rome. I love these ancient buildings. It’s great to imagine all the people that have passed through here. When you’re traveling with small children, you also want to check out where the local play parks are. There are plenty of great spots all over the Lazio region that children will love. The Bomarzo Monster Park is great for children who love to let their imaginations run wild. And Rome is home to an incredible Children’s Museum.

Of course, Rome is also one of the best places in the world for a great nightlife. If you’re traveling alone with a child, this may not always be accessible for you. But if you’re with a party of friends and have a good babysitter, you’re in for a wonderful time. Meals are often served a bit later in Italy than other countries. This is another reason self-catering in the evening can be quite handy with small children around. I love the thought of flying to Italy with Little Man and showing him the history of the place. Are you heading to Italy in 2016?

Free Scanner App For Great Savings

Watching the early news today and saw this App that they were talking about for great savings! I had heard and seen some folks having it to their phones. The problem was I don’t exactly know the name of the app. LOL! Plus, I didn’t have my new phone back then…

Now that I have my phone and YES!!! I got the App installed and already enjoying it. This app is really a big helper to all people who wants to save money from buying stuffs online and offline.

I am glad that I waited and didn’t really finish my Christmas shopping yet for the family. Now, confident for this app that it will help me saving some $$$ :)

So, if you want to save, download this app “scanner” I chose the FREE one’s..

Designing Your Child A Beautiful Bedroom

It’s no secret that us parents want our kids to sleep in their own beds. Co-sleeping, when they’re a baby, is one thing, but co-sleeping with a growing child is quite another. If you want you and your little one to get a good night’s sleep, you need to encourage them to sleep in their own bed. This can be difficult I know, but it is doable.

One thing that friends mentioned to me when I was struggling with my child was that creating a beautiful bedroom could be the key. Many of us moms leave our child sleeping in their nursery, instead of creating them a ‘grown up’ bedroom.

While you may not want to get rid of your little one’s nursery just yet – it probably holds lots of wonderful memories, it may be time to. If you want them to learn to sleep in their own bed and love their bedroom, you need to give their room a makeover.

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Another thing to think about is the fact that doing up your child’s bedroom will most probably be costly. That’s why, it’s a good idea to design a room that will grow with them. Unless the idea of redecorating your child’s room every couple of years is appealing, it’s important to be smart about how you decorate.

You can easily design a room that your child not only loves now but will also be pleased to spend time in for years to come. All you need to do is take note of the tips and ideas, below:

Pick a neutral color palette

The truth is, kids interests change every week. So decorating your little one’s room in a certain theme isn’t a good idea. When it comes to getting ideas for their room, look for neutral designs that are classy and elegant.

Your child may well be Disney princess mad right now, but next month they’ll no doubt move on to something else. That’s why it’s best to opt for a non-themed bedroom so that it can grow with your child. Stick to a color palette of two to three shades, don’t overwhelm the space with bright colors, stick to neutrals. If you want to add a little color, pastels are ideal.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a neutral color scheme makes the room boring. All it does is provide you with a space that can be transformed into anything that your child desires. You can use accessories to add style to the room, so don’t panic about it being boring.

Invest in fun easy-to-change accessories

You want to make your little one’s bedroom somewhere that they love spending time in, right? But what you don’t want to do is make it a space that will need a complete overhaul to change the design of, that’s why accessories are so important.

For adding a sense of style to the space, curtains, rugs, cute duvet sets, and lampshades are essential. Pick out accent pieces that add style and make the room fun and exciting for your child. Toys can be used as decor instead of adult designs, as this can make the room more interesting for your child.

If, like me, you’re passionate about your child’s learning, how about adding a few educational accessories? For kid’s rooms, globes that light up, chalkboards, book shelves, and pieces of number and letter art are all ideal.

Pick the perfect bed

If your little one has just become old enough for a bed, you may be struggling to know which design to go for. Many parents invest in novelty designs, but the truth is, children will outgrow these quickly.

Your best bet is to opt for a full-size single bed so that it won’t need replacing as your child grows. If you’re worried about them falling out, you can always add a safety bar. Make sure that when you choose a bed for them, that you also invest in a comfortable mattress. Don’t opt for a cheap one, as these can cause sleep problems for your child. Pick a design that’s super comfortable, like a latex mattress, and gives your child’s back the correct support.

Be smart about storage

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If you want to ensure that your child’s room stays spic and span, investing in the right storage is crucial. Aim to select a bed design that comes with storage underneath it, or has room to place boxes for storage.

To make your child’s bedroom storage a little more unique, get creative. They don’t have to have a simple wardrobe and chest of drawers, think outside the box. Oversized bookshelves mounted on the wall can make excellent storage options. To get some storage ideas for your kid’s bedroom, have a browse online – you’ll be amazed at the ideas you’ll come across.

To design your child a beautiful bedroom, take note of the ideas above.