Learning about Bed, Bath, Linen and More to make Home a Comfortable Place to Be

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Bed, Bath, Linen and More

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Ralph Lauren Cossette Floral

Everything I know about bedding, I learned from Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein

Truthfully, I began selling bedding online 13 years ago when bedding was crafted from gorgeous 280 thread count Egyptian Cotton Sateens like Jardiniere, or Guinevere, or Lambert Stripe, or Stone Harbor.

Tommy Hilfiger had Meadowcroft, a stunning Navy Blue that I still see occasionally on some Hollywood movie of yesteryear. I don’t think Calvin Klein has a had another blockbuster Bedding Collection that could beat Bamboo Flower or Anemone.

Ahh, Anemone, with that large floral in perfect lavender on a bluish lavender background. I couldn’t find enough fabric to make all the shams in-demand by that great collection.

While you’re visiting a few collections, I’ll share some stories from those early days that you might like to hear–

Welcome! Hope you browse awhile–

Weatherize Windows for the Winter with Plastic Film (Video)

 Weatherize Windows for Winter or Summer

If you are searching for a way to stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer and save money on heating and electric bills too, the best thing to do is weatherize your windows.

Weatherized windows increase savings for both winter and summer. Insulating your windows against outside air, keeps warm air inside during the winter and cool air inside during the hot summer months.

Old windows with poor insulation can be a source of aggravation and increased fuel bills year round. But now, you can fix that yourself with this video and window shrink film insulation.

So before you spend another cold winter or hot summer, get busy and insulate your windows.

This video makes weatherizing your windows so easy you can do it yourself and make your home more comfortable and thrifty right away. [Read more…]

Handy Home Office Accessories

Home Office Accessories

There are some Home Office Accessories that are simply a must-have. I can still remember when I first began working at home, myself. It was a constant battle between sit-still and work, or run and fetch a tool I had to share with the rest of the house; scissors, stapler, trash can, ruler, coffee pot.

Most are silly things you never think of until you need them and the whole-lot of what you need could probably be purchased at Amazon or Walmart for less than $50.  But if you’re like me, I ran back ‘n forth, sharing with the house, until I finally realized my-time was worth more than all the wasted time and energy. [Read more…]

Hall Trees and Umbrella Stands

Hall Trees and Umbrella Stands

I’ve always been fascinated by the thought of a Mud Room. It sounds like a place my kids would have loved when younger. But I know that it’s really a place where you remove wet jackets and muddy boots, because I read books.

It sort of reminds me of the Hall Tree. Another contraption I’ve never seen nor used.  I feel like I’m missing out on a few better things in life. They both sound handy and convenient.

Being from the Desert Southwest, many homes are still crafted from Adobe with Curved-Clay Tile roofs  and Wide open Patios and Verandas. You stomp your boots in the sand to dislodge the mud and hang your jacket on the post nearest the door.

We do have monsoon rains in late June though, so I’m very familiar with the Umbrella Stand.

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Handy Dandy Kitchen Tools you Can’t do Without

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Handy Dandy Kitchen Tools

I love handy kitchen tools that you can’t live without. Well, I usually think I can’t live without them until I buy them and they break the first day or rest in the cabinet for a decade. So in my old age, I must admit, I’ve become a little more picky about my Handy Dandy choices.

I can still remember, more than 15 years ago, when I first purchased my handy dandy, plastic mouli. My adult children now, teased me for months about that purchase.

Now, all these years later, they have to admit it was a valuable purchase. I’m quite certain it has shredded several tons of cheddar cheese (their favorite garnish on everything!)

It is crafted from a heavy plastic and works as well today as it did when I purchased it.

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A Pillow is a Pillow… uh, NO

A Pillow is a Pillow

Sealy 300 Thread Count Density Pillow

Believe me, a pillow can be much more than a pillow!

With COPD and breathing issues, I’ve been forced to sleep sitting up, tossing and turning on a lounger or snoozing in a recliner for a full eight hours.

Sleep is important, and a good pillow that suits your needs helps insure a good night’s sleep.

For most of us, the lack of a good night’s sleep means the next day will be restless, achy and tiring.

And that good night’s sleep often depends on more than a soft and cushy mattress.

How well you rest at night can also depend on the thickness and content of your bed pillow.

Since I wanted to show a variety of Pillows today, I went straight to a chiropractor to learn how to choose the very best pillow. [Read more…]

Best Clocks for Business and Home

Best Clocks for Business and Home

TomTom Runner GPS Watch (Grey)

Clocks and watches come in all shapes and sizes. Over the years they have come to offer much more than the date and time.

This wrist watch offers GPS and so much more:
-Extra-Large Display so you can see your key running stats at-a-glance.
-Graphical Training Partner helps you train more effectively with full-screen graphics and three unique training modes.
-One-Button Control allows you to easily navigate through menus.
-Indoor Tracker: Track your run indoors and on a treadmilll, no extra foot pod required.
-QuickGPSFix Technology helps you get out on your run faster.
-Extra-Large Display so you can see your key running stats at-a-glance.
-Graphical Training Partner helps you train more effectively with full-screen graphics and three unique training modes.

This watch is an example of  the many unique and convenient multi-purpose watches and clocks for personal or  home / office use.  [Read more…]