The Bedding Snob

Cultivating relaxation need not leave you starving for style …

Cuddledown Life

Read about what intrigues us at Cuddledown, whether it’s the Muppets singing about Grandma’s Feather Bed, World Pillow Fight Day or our employees participating in the Dempsey Challenge to help cancer patients and their families.

Happy Thanksgiving- enjoy the day and save 25% online!

It’s finally the day where you can indulge in as much Turkey, pie and delicious sides as you want! It is after all, only once a year. In addition to all of the yummy food, we hope you’re enjoying Thanksgiving with friends and family- that’s what we’ll be doing! Unlike some of the big box stores, Cuddledown is closed for the day as we believe Thanksgiving is a time to relax and be home with family, but our day off isn’t going to keep you from a great sale! For our customers who want a head start on Black Friday deals, you can save 25% sitewide! It’ll be the perfect cure for your food coma. Click the image to get the discount!

Last Minute Bed Sheet Halloween Costumes

Pearl in her Pumpkin Costume by chickenofeathers via Flickr

Have a Halloween party to go to in an hour and don’t have a costume yet? Don’t worry! You can make a costume in minutes using a simple flat sheet!

  1. The easiest costume to make, of course, is a ghost! Simply cut out two eye holes into an old white sheet and drape it over yourself. Voila! Costume complete.
  2. If you don’t have any old sheets to cut, make a toga! For detailed instructions on how to fold the sheet, click here. To complete the Roman look, wrap a belt or rope around your waist and gather a few leaves to fashion a crown.
  3. Another option is to become a superhero by tying a sheet into a cape. With some creativity, you can be the superhero of just about anything!

Happy Halloween (and better luck on your costume next year)!

Behind-the-scenes: cuteness overload

It was an exciting day here at Cuddledown because we got to play with eight-week old bernedoodle puppies during our pet bed photo shoot! On top of lounging on comfy pet beds, they got tons of snuggles and treats. What could be better? Look out for photos of these adorable munchkins showing off their modeling skills in our upcoming catalogs. If you’re not already subscribed, you can request a free catalog here!

Labor Day weekend sale at our Freeport store!

Labor Day Sale - Freeport store

Save at our Freeport store this weekend! Click the image for store hours and directions

Save on your favorite Cuddledown products this weekend during our Labor Day Sale! If you’re in or around Maine, stop by our Freeport outlet store and save 20% on all regularly priced merchandise. You’ll find great deals on bedding, sleepwear, towels, and more, as well as items not found in our catalog or online!

Our annual pillow sale is also still going on at our Freeport outlet store, online and in our catalog. We hope you enjoy these great deals and have a nice long weekend!

Cuddledown’s Annual Pillow Sale Starts Today!

If you’ve been thinking of replacing your pillow, there’s no better time to do so! During our annual pillow sale, save on all plush, comfy Cuddledown pillows, with styles to suit every sleeper (check out our Pillow Picker!). Plus, the more you buy, the more you save, so it’s a great time to stock up on holiday gifts. Click on the image below to find your perfect pillow!

~Happy shopping~

A toast to the Greeks’ way of life and longevity – OPA!

Santorini, GreeceAccording to a recent news article in the Huffington Post, the people of Greece (in particular, those on the island of Ikaria), live much longer lives on average, than all of Europe. They are three times more likely to live to 90 years old than Americans, and their lives are far more active and healthy.

The research being done on longevity have turned up so-called “Blue Zones” – particular spots around the globe where people live longer, healthier lives past the age of 100. Some of these places include Sardinia in Italy, Okinawa in Japan, Loma Linda in California and Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, and of course Ikaria Island, Greece, where the people have been found to have one of the highest life expectancies in the world.

Greek saladPerhaps it’s due to the sunny, temperate climate, which produces delicious fresh vegetables year-round, and the resulting “Mediterranean Diet”?  Or perhaps it’s because the Greeks are far more active on a daily basis than we Americans. But we’d like to think it’s because of the number one reason in this article’s list of 5 things the Greeks know about longevity … the nap!

Apparently the Greeks, particularly those in more rural locations such as Ikaria Island, still hold to the ancient custom of a larger midday meal and a restorative nap. Some shops and businesses even close for a period after noon so workers won’t miss their chance at a few ZZZs!

Napping Greek villagerIn an interview on NPR, Harvard researcher Dimitrios Trichopoulos is quoted as saying, “while naps may seem to break the flow of your day, they actually double it, giving you the energy and second-wind to be productive the second half of your day. It’s something we could especially benefit from in the hectic pace of life stateside.” In his research, Trichopoulos found that Greek men who napped just half an hour a day were much less likely to have heart attacks, most likely because of the stress-busting effect of an afternoon siesta.

At Huffington Post, President and Editor-in-Chief (and Greek-American) Arianna Huffington, created a nap room for her employees, given the round-the-clock nature of the news business, saying “Sleep is a performance enhancement tool.” Here at Cuddledown, we’re all about sleep, and although we have yet to create an official nap room, we’d like to raise a glass of wine to the Greeks -  the champions of democracy, and of naps – OPA!

 

Our spring clearance sale is going on now!

It’s the first official day of spring, and to celebrate, we’re having a HUGE clearance sale! This weekend, save up to 80% off clearance items online. Plus, if you’re in Maine, you’ll also find great savings – up to 70% off – at our Freeport, Maine outlet store! Additionally, all regularly priced merchandise at our outlet store is 20% off. So, whether you’re stocking up on cozy winter essentials or refreshing your bedroom for spring, you’ll find a great selection of sheets, blankets, sleepwear, slippers, and more.

Cuddledown's spring clearance sale - going on now!

Cuddledown's spring clearance sale - don't miss out on great savings!

 

Sleepin’ and the Savin’ o’ the Green at Cuddledown!

Ireland rolling green hillsOn St. Patrick’s Day every schoolkid in America knows it’s time to wear green or get pinched!  There are many such traditions around this day celebrating all things Irish, most of which don’t have anything to do with Ireland, or the real St. Patrick, but are still fun to celebrate.

The color green is, in fact, a powerful symbol. In ancient Ireland, the shamrock or “seamrog,” (pronounced “seamroy” in Gaelic), symbolized the rebirth of spring. During the 1800s, it was a symbol of rebellion against the British and to wear it on a military uniform was a crime punishable by death. Thus the “the wearing of the green” became a powerful point of national pride. And of course, the color is Ireland itself, with its rolling hills of verdant green!

Cuddledown Liuan Sateen Bedding

Liuan Sateen

Green is a soothing, serene color for the bedroom, and at Cuddledown, our buyers have found bedding, sleepwear and home décor to satisfy those who love the color of the Irish! And you can save the green on our smooth sateen!  Of course, if green isn’t your thing – we also have all the colors of the rainbow – just no pot of gold!

Sláinte mhaith (“good health”) and enjoy the holiday, whether you’re wearing green or not!

Cuddledown’s Clearance Sale is going on now!

Even though winter is still in full-swing here in Maine, we’re getting ready for spring with our big winter clearance sale! Save up to 80% on bedding, sleepwear, comforters and more – click on the image below to start shopping. Quantities are limited, so don’t miss your chance to scoop up some of the best deals of the season!

Cuddledown's Winter Clearance Event

Cuddledown's Winter Clearance Event

Last chance to save – winter white sale ends soon!

We’ve been enjoying some lovely, spring-like weather here in Maine lately, but we know we haven’t seen the last of winter! We’re still getting plenty of use out of our cozy comforters and warm pajamas – and you can, too. Our winter white sale ends next Wednesday; don’t miss your chance to save on bedding, blankets, sleepwear and more. Click on the graphic below to shop our sale!

Save during Cuddledown's Winter White Sale!

Save during Cuddledown's Winter White Sale!

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