This week I am taking a cue from my lifestyle blogger friends and sharing current my favorite things. However, since MML is focused on and making under, I’m taking an intentional slant to the series. The things I’ll be sharing this week are all things that I need, use, and love.
Though I often talk about exfoliating the items we don’t need, use, or love, that doesn’t mean that we cannot enjoy our intentional items very much.
In fact, it’s the whole point.
Keep the good and exfoliate the bad as often as needed.
Today’s item is actually connected to a recent intention Mr. Lively and I have made: we are doing our best to keep electronics out of our bedroom.
This means no TV, laptop, iPad (though we do sometimes cheat), and cell phones.
For many years I have used my cell phone as my alarm. But this smart phone also tempts me to check stats, emails, comments, Twitter, blogs, you name it. When I can’t sleep, just before bed, or even first thing in the morning I have to fight the urge to get connected instantly.
Which leaves me distracted in one of the most potentially peaceful parts of my life.
So for months I searched for a great alarm clock that would hit all my criteria: good looking, easy to use, pleasant-sounding, alarm ready, non-ticking, and glow in the dark.
I searched for quite awhile to no avail.
After waiting for it to be re-stocked for a few months, Mr. Lively and I have been enjoying it for a few weeks now.
At first it felt a bit strange to be without instant communication in the bedroom. But the more that I get used to the phone charging overnight in the living room, the more I realize that I don’t need it next to me atalltimes.
If I were to review the clock, I’d give it four out of five stars compared to the phone. But this is only because I have to change the alarm setting each time I want it to go off, unlike a phone which you can program multiple alarm times at once. But really, it’s a small price to pay for a more peaceful bedroom.
(He also comes in a few different colors, which is always nice!)