How to Have an Eye-Opening Naptime

by Kim @ CoziNest on June 29, 2016

An Eye-Opening Naptime

Is there one person in history that you are positive you would never want to be? There are several on my list. I know I would not want to be Hitler, Pontius Pilate and believe it or not, I would not want to be the character, Rip Van Winkle. I have been taking a Sunday nap since my kids were old enough to take care of themselves and now my body automatically begins to slow down about 2 pm. But, who wants to fall asleep for twenty years? Twenty minutes to an hour in my bedroom and I feel like I’ve had a mini-vacation. So I thought I would share with you how to have an eye-opening naptime.

Fluffing the Pillows

I close the door, turn on the ceiling fan and fluff my pillows. The shutters are closed and the room is cool and dark. It’s funny that my pets know when it’s naptime, too and will meet me at the side of the bed to be placed on their respective pillows. The house is quiet and I can hear the low hum of a neighbor’s lawn mower. It is time to forget the worries of the day. I can abandon thoughts of who the heck to vote for in November, any family issues or personal concerns.

my nap buddy

It’s like a weekly intermission complete with a cup of Chamomile Tea, a fruit plate and my favorite magazines. For the first few minutes I work on my planner for the upcoming week, making a list of tasks, errands, menus and blog posts. It’s amazing how quickly I can doze off after my week is planned. Then I flip through a magazine or begin a movie. Usually a chick flick!

preparing for nap

The Little Known Benefits of an Adult Naptime

Lounging with Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping or Bogey and Bacall’s The Big Sleep, helps me drift off easily because I’ve seen them so many times. A quick 40 winks and I feel better than new.

  • Naps help to restore sharpness of mind
  • I make less mistakes
  • I’ve learned that my little catnaps help me not to be too drowsy while driving
  • My mood is improved
  • I have more energy

So when I wake up and open my eyes, I concentrate on the tranquility and peace of the moment. I’m refreshed and ready to face the upcoming week. Do you have a perfect naptime?

Small Fruit Tray


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Sandy June 29, 2016Your menu looks delicious, and I love any occasion that you get to set the table pretty.


Jenna June 28, 2016Love your play list Kim! We always sing Born in the USA as loud as we can all throughout the day! Your tomato bread sounds so simply divine- Enjoy your special visit!


Laurie at Pride in Photos June 28, 2016This looks delicious! Happy Fourth…have a great time.


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How to Make Your Character Look Like a Million Bucks

by Kim @ CoziNest on December 4, 2015

On this Fashion Friday my thoughts turn to a different aspect of fashion. My niece will be modeling how to wear a scarf or pashmina, but, a deeper question is the main topic. As women we all want to look our best when we emerge out of our closet, but what about how we look when our character is showing like the old-fashioned-slip-out-from-under-our-dress? So here is my question…

How do you  make your character look like a million bucks?

I posted this as my status on Facebook this week:

If you are someone  who enjoys making others feel bad about themselves, remember this… you never look good doing it.

If the goal is to look impeccable, then our character should be the first garment we drape over our bodies. Consider how to wear a pashmina. As I look to my sweet niece to see what is chic right now… I see so much more.

Getting Outside

I’m reminded…not to stoop to the level of those who gossip, tear others down or enjoy making others feel bad about themselves…

Golden Rule of Wardrobes

Instead, do good to those who hate you…

Most Valuable Colors

Look to the golden rule for guidance. Do unto others…

Head over Heels for Plaid

Bless those who curse you…

Crazy about Plaid

If someone takes your coat… offer them your pashmina, too!

Making a Statement

Making a statement in more ways than one…

Here are 10 Ways We Can Live Like a Million Bucks from the Inside-Out:

1) Live Faithfully – Love God.

2) Live Loyally – Be devoted to those we  love.

3) Live in Humility – Be confident in ourselves without an air of self-importance. Always consider others more important than ourselves.

4) Live Politely – Manners and good behavior will always look  beautiful and never go out of style.

5) Live Dependably – Do what  we  say  we  will  do.

6) Live Generously – Whether it is our time, our gifts or talents or our money, meet the needs around us. The rewards are pressed down, immeasurable and overflowing.

7)  Live Honestly – Be honest with ourselves and others. Good character is what you do when no one else is looking.

8) Live to Forgive – Holding grudges is an ugly business.

9) Live Real – Be yourself. After all there’s no one else in the world created like you.

10) Live Determined – Set goals to live out our good character and be persistent – even when it’s uncomfortable.

As you are getting dressed next week, I pray that if your slip is showing as you walk out the door, it is a characteristic that makes you live like a million bucks!


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