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Snobbish Thoughts January 2015

Snowed in

Monroe Street After Blizzard by Mr.TinDC via Flickr

If you live in the Northeast, then you probably know that even more snow is expected to come following Storm Juno. After your driveways are cleared, we hope you get the chance to relax and enjoy the cozy, homey feeling that comes with a snow day. Here are some fun, low key activities for your next unexpected day off.

1. Bake or cook- If you’re going to be stuck inside all day, might as well fill your home with the scent of something freshly baked! We love searching Pinterest for baking ideas. Stews are also great to make on snow days since you can throw just about anything into it. That way, there’s no need to go to the grocery store. Click here to learn how to stew anything.

2. Binge watch movies- Since going for your daily run or walk won’t be the safest thing to do (watch out for slipping and impending snow plows!), you won’t have to feel guilty about vegging out in front of the T.V. If you need movie suggestions, here’s a list of Oscar nominated films available for streaming.

3. Read- You can finally dust off that book you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten the chance to. Make it even better by curling up in your favorite blanket with a warm drink and sitting next to the window so you can view the winter wonderland from the warmth of your home.

What are your favorite snow day activities? We’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!

DIY- Upcycling Bed Sheets

Love the color or print of your sheets, but no longer have a need for them on your bed (maybe you got a different size mattress or simply found a new set you like even better)? Instead of shoving them into the back of the linen closet, put them to better use with one of these fun upcycling ideas!

Wall Art- You don’t need to be a master painter to create your own beautiful wall art! All you need is a canvas, some staples and any fabric of your choice to create some lovely pieces- you can follow an easy tutorial here. Our customer Jodi did this using our Monet fabric, and they make great accents on her beige walls.

Monet Canvas From Sheets DIY

Monet Canvas Wall Art by Jodi

 

Reusable shopping bags- Another idea for upcycling your sheeting is to turn it into reusable shopping bags. Not only are you saving landfills from plastic bags, but you won’t have to buy the branded ones that everyone else at the grocery store has.

Cloth Grocery Bag by katbaro

Cloth Grocery Bag by katbaro via Flickr

Gifts- By gifts, we don’t mean presenting someone with your old sheet set, but turning it into something one of a kind! Mary, of Mary’s Custom Sewing and Design, turned our Antique Map quilted sham into a beautiful stocking for the holidays.

Antique Map Percale Stocking

Stocking by Mary of Mary's Custom Design and Sewing

Curtains- Fashioning your sheets into curtains is one of the easiest upcycles to do! It’ll also allow you to perfectly match your window dressings to your bedding. Click here for a tutorial on how to turn a duvet cover into lovely curtains.

curtain by Thomas Weidenhaupt

curtain by Thomas Weidenhaupt via Flickr

Happy New Year!

We hope you have a happy New Year full of happiness and good health, which means getting plenty of rest! A good night’s sleep has numerous of benefits, including improved immune function, weight management and memory.

To help catch more ZZZzs, refresh your bedroom with comfy, new bedding! Start the New Year off right with great deals on the loftiest, coziest comforters, mattress pads, bedding and sleepwear. Shop our Winter White Sale now through January 18th!

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