Create a Personalized Space for the Little Big Kid

pink-and-green-fabric-letters-k-3It’s a bittersweet moment when your little one moves on… to his or her own bedroom for now. For some, this is an easy transition when their child requests to have his or her own room. For others, it’s a little bit more of a challenge, even though they will only be 12 steps away. I remember as a child, I slept in my parents’ room till I was about 7! After hearing stories from my friends, I learned some of the techniques they used to make their kids start being more comfortable on their own. The key is to get them excited – even before the room is 100% ready. Start asking about how they want their own room to look like. What color do they want it to be? What kind of bed do they like? Which of their favorite things will be on display and more. Buy the items for the room one by one and just keep building the hype! It is good for them to see the room coming together and know that they played a big role in completing it. This all makes sense! Children get more excited when they create a visual image of their space and feel like adults when they take part in the building process. What do you think about these tips? Share your stories and advice with us!

To start building a room just for your “little big” kid – click on these amazing  custom-made items :

Personalized 3 Line Wooden Board Puzzle

La Petite Princess Wall Hanging Personalized by Dish and Spoon

Posh Prince Crown Royal Blue Name Plaque Personalized by Dish and Spoon

What’s On Your Christmas List?

I personally don’t have an actual written down list – they are all in my head. There were times when I thought, this list is something I should start in the beginning of the year. When certain situations require things I don’t have and won’t necessarily think of buying right away. Like when I crave for waffles in the morning and don’t want to go out to get it, a waffle iron would come in handy. At night when I meditate and I don’t want my music to be blaring, I imagine myself wearing a nice comfortable set of headphones. The other day I was making my all-time favorite soup and I noticed that my dutch oven could be retiring soon. But by December and people start asking me what I would like for Christmas – I am totally out of ideas! So, if you are like me who totally go blank when asked, wouldn’t you agree that we should start a journal for this? This is really something I am going to try in 2015!

Check out some of our featured items. They might be on your or someone’s wish list!

Dazzling 14K Yellow Gold-Plated Monogram Necklace

 

Personalized Photo Family Tree Desk Decoration

Storksak Jamie Diaper Bag in Black