December 16, 2014
Disney Frozen Throws at US-Mattress.com
Typically, I don’t go to the movies that often. Maybe, if it’s something I’m dying to see, I’ll catch a matinee one Saturday, or wait until my hometown’s tiny, one-screen theater shows it two months later. But for the most part, the first time I see any movie is sometime after it has come out on DVD. The same was true with the movie Frozen.
I didn’t see Frozen until this past summer. I know, I know, what was I thinking? But I have to say — I thought it was good. I thought it was so good that I watched it again the next night, and the night after that. I had “Let It Go” on loop during all my daily activities. I hummed “Love Is An Open Door” every time I saw anyone who looked remotely cute. I even put antlers on my cat so I could sing “Reindeers Are Better Than People” (this did not end so well). I was hooked.
So when I found out that US-Mattress had Frozen throws from Northwest Company, I was super excited. I ordered one immediately, and when it arrived, I spent my evening curled up under my new throw blanket watching my new favorite Disney movie. And almost as though it were planned, it began to snow outside.
December 9, 2014
Dear Snooze Guru,
My sister is having a baby next month, and I feel like I should get her something nice. The problem is that I’m a guy who doesn’t like shopping. I don’t understand differences between brands, or the nuances of the sales rack. I just don’t like it. Plus, I don’t know anything about babies, so how am I supposed to shop for one? However, I believe it is my duty as this baby’s uncle to get my sister a nice gift that she’ll appreciate and use. Could you please help me out?
Sean from Steeleville, IL
Sean, you know how it feels when you crawl into bed after just putting on a fresh set of sheets? It’s pretty great, right? Imagine how great it feels for babies. I bet your new niece or nephew (and your sister, of course) would really appreciate crib bedding, especially since it’s an absolute essential.
Plus, you can easily shop online for crib bedding. There are lots of choices out there, from the adorable Lambs and Ivy Peek-A-Boo Jungle set, to the cuddly Elve Teddy Bear set, to the Natura Organic 4-Piece set. Each of these brands has numerous options for you to choose from. You can also add a crib mattress protector or a baby comforter for good measure, to keep baby comfy at night.
So now that you have some quality options, take a look at US-Mattress.com to see the good deals you can get on crib bedding. Whether you need something that’s gender-neutral, or you want to wait until you know if it’s a boy or a girl, they have a great selection of everything you could ever want for baby’s bedroom.
Sleep well — you and that baby!
The Snooze Guru
December 2, 2014
Peacock Alley is a linens brand known for creating timeless designs with natural fibers. Crafted to be both fashionable and classic, luxurious and comfortable, each linen brings a tone of sophistication to your living space. They make comforters and duvet covers in a wide variety of muted hues, plus a few brighter colors to add a splash of vibrancy and pattern to your bedroom. Their sheet sets come in various neutral tones that will match virtually any color scheme, as well as any sense of style.
The company was founded in 1973 by Mary Ella Gabler, who began by making decorative pillows and expanded her new business into bed and bath linens — all of which fit to her standards of desirable, attractive, and ultimately, comfortable home textiles. Her ingenuity was a major influence in the establishment of the luxury linen industry.
Peacock Alley regularly works with Community Partners of Dallas, doing what they can in the local area to give back. These two collaborate in order to support organizations such as the Rainbow Room, a center that provides for neglected and abused children. Peacock Alley maintains their vision to create a comfortable, enjoyable environment through involvement such as this.
US-Mattress carries a wide variety of Peacock Alley products, allowing you to shop the best prices in an uncomplicated online atmosphere. With its dedication to the quality of linens and human lives, Peacock Alley may be perfect for furnishing your home.
November 4, 2014
Dear Snooze Guru,
This might be a dumb question, but how often should I wash my sheets? I’ve heard of people washing them once a week, and I’ve heard of others washing theirs once a month. My instinct is to wash them once a week, but I’m also concerned that it will cause them to wear more quickly. What do you suggest?
-Beth from Claremont, NC
Thank you for your question, and it’s certainly not a dumb one. Before we get into specifics, I’d like to make it very clear that you need to wash your sheets more frequently than once a month. You really shouldn’t let more than two weeks pass between washes. And here’s why…
What’s in Your Bed?
You might like the idea of snuggling up with your cat at night, or getting cozy under the covers with your partner, but I bet you’re not too keen on sharing your bed with thousands of dust mites and other microbes. Unfortunately, you don’t have a choice. In addition to dust mites that gather in and around your bed, your sheets collect a host of disgusting bed partners, including:
- Dead skin cells
- Skin and hair oils
- Other bodily fluids
After reading that list, I hope you can understand why washing your sheets once a month isn’t nearly enough. Ideally, you should wash your sheets every week, so your inclination was correct. The more you wash your sheets, the healthier your bed is. Since we spend a third of our lives sleeping, we should strive to spend that time in a clean environment. Comforters don’t need to be washed as often as your sheets, especially if you have a top sheet on your bed. If you sleep with a duvet cover and no top sheet, then you should wash your duvet cover when you wash your sheets. Remember to pay careful attention to the washing instructions on your bedding to ensure you get the most use out of them. If your concerned about your sheets wearing too quickly, I suggest purchasing additional sheet sets. This will not only keep your sheets around longer, but it will also allow you to bring different colors and patterns into your bedroom’s décor. In the bedding biz, we call that a win-win.
The Snooze Guru