This post is sponsored by Hive, but all opinions are my own.
It isn’t called “the most wonderful time of the year” for no reason. The holiday season IS wonderful and magical, and for my family it is our favorite time of the year. We are reminded to slow down and enjoy our time with each other. We find beauty and happiness in the little things. Most of all, we appreciate the spirit of the season and love each other just a little more. That’s why I was so happy to create some extra Christmas magic in our house with a little help from my Hive Active Plug.
Hive Active Plug
If you remember from my earlier post about our Christmas tree, we moved it to our dining room this year. This spot just so happens to be right at the top of our basement stairs – and both of my older kids’ bedrooms are in the basement. That means the Christmas tree is the very first thing they see when they walk upstairs in the morning!
Now I’m going to admit it — they usually get out of bed before I do on weekdays. They wake up early for school and come up for breakfast before I shuffle to the coffee pot. But I really wanted them to be able to see the beautiful lights and decorations each morning… Enter the Hive Active Plug to the rescue! I was given a Hive Active Plug to try out, and it has helped to simplify my life so much.
Schedule the Magic
Our Hive Active Plug is programmed to run on a specific schedule: the tree lights turn on in the mornings at 6:30 AM before the kids wake up (which is usually 6:45 AM, but occasionally Kaiden wakes up earlier). It turns off again at 8:30 AM after both big kids are at school. The lights come back on at 2:45 PM when I get Kaiden from school and stay on until 9:30 PM, when everyone is usually in bed. On Saturdays and Sundays, the times are adjusted a little differently since the kids typically sleep later and stay up a little later.Making Christmas Magic with Hive! Learn how and #LetsGetsLiving #ad Click To Tweet
As a busy mom, I just don’t have the time (or brain power!) to remember to turn the lights on early in the morning and late at night. And of course for safety reasons, as well as power savings, I don’t feel comfortable leaving the lights on all night long. Thankfully, Hive understands that!! Their products are focused on making everyday life a little easier, so that busy moms like me can spend more time enjoying the people and things they love.
Now we’re all able to enjoy our beautiful tree every morning when we wake up, and every night before bed. There’s just something about those twinkling lights that make me feel like a kid again. I get a little burst of excitement every time I see that glow!
Learn more about Hive home products HERE, and find a plan that works best for your family. I personally can’t wait to try out the colored light bulbs! After our Christmas decorations are packed away, I can have even more fun with my kiddos with the colored lights. They will love seeing what color I change it to each day!