“If we celebrat…

December 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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“If we celebrate the years behind us, they become stepping stones of strength and joy for the years ahead.”

Don’t know who said this, but it is a very profound statement.  Celebrate the years behind you!  Those experiences have made you the person you are today.  Forgive yourself.  Like me, you are probably your worse critic.  Forgive others.  Maybe they were meant to be in your life for only a short time.  Maybe they are just a reflection of what you really feel about yourself.  Think about it.  With the ending of 2013, look at it as a time of reflection, forgiveness, and letting go.

Love your life and look forward to the abundance and joy of the new year that is to come!

Wishing you the best!

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Can you sleep?

February 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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There’s nothing worse than not being able to go to sleep when you get into bed.  Your intention is to get a good night’s sleep, but then you just can’t shut your mind down and relax your body.

There are many things you can do like listening to soothing music, counting sheep, and drinking warm milk or perhaps a warm bath before bed.  All these steps certainly do not hurt.  And they say, if you can’t sleep just get out of bed.  That way, you won’t have negative thoughts about your bed.

Part of the solution is training your mind.  Select a word that helps the body to relax, like the word “peace”.  Think about that word two or three times a day and feel the relaxation that sweeps over your body.  Another trick is meditation, which is good for us in many ways.  The key is to reduce stimuli.  Try some stretching exercises before bed, visualize success, breathe deep, and exercise during the day and not close to bedtime.

Another important factor is to have the right bedding.  You want to create a soothing oasis of calm and relaxation.  It’s important for the body to be cradled in a bed that feels wonderful to the body.  Old bedding can result in discomfort and poor sleep.

Once I improved my bedding, by adding a mattress pad,  a featherbed like they have at upscale hotels, soft Egyptian cotton sheets,  a lightweight down blanket, a lightweight down comforter, and the best down pillows, I started to sleep better and deeper.  Finally, I added a duvet because I wanted color on my bed.  Anything you can do to add comfort to your bed will help.

Here’s wishing you a good night’s sleep.  We are here to serve you and your bedding needs.

 

Bring on The Eggnog!

November 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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I love this time of year.  Last month, I wrote about pumpkin and now I’m into eggnog.  I love it so much that I have to allow myself only one-half cup each day or I would drink the whole container.

It’s interesting how the flavors of the season bring us comfort.  Not only are we stuffing our faces, we are indulging in seasonal items to make our homes comfortable and beautiful.  We’re thinking about decorations for the home, entertaining, giving to others, and putting up the Christmas tree.  I love the spirit of Christmas and wish we could continue the spirit and generosity of Christmas throughout the year.

This Holiday Season, think about the gift of giving someone a wonderful and soft down comforter, or down pillows to rest a weary head.  The bedroom is the place to replenish the body and soul.  It is and should be your most comfortable place of beauty, peace, and comfort.  A new featherbed can cradle the body, new soft and luxurious egyptian cotton sheets can feel soft against the skin, and duvets can add beauty.

Time for another cup of eggnog while I wrap up in my down blanket.  Enjoy!

 

 

Let It Rain!

July 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I love rainy mornings.  Sitting here writing this post, drinking coffee, with my cat laying beside me….Ah, how can it get any better than this?

Finally, we are getting a soaking rain which we have needed desperately.  When it rains like this, all you want to do is stay inside, get things done at home, and reflect on the day or where you want to go in life.  It is a time of pause.  Maybe God gives us that to make us stop and think.  Give yourself time each day to connect with your Creator.

I think I’ll go take a nap now and cuddle up with my down pillows and my down comforter.  So comfy cozy! 

Enjoy your day….whatever you decide to do!

How I Use Facebook

May 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Facebook is a great way to make connections with all sorts of people, both personally and professionally.
I have my personal site, an entrepreneur site, and a site for downtosleep.com. I like connecting with people that I meet in groups. That way, you have something in common to talk about and you feel more connected.
I also like to post comments where there are several other comments that have been made. This gives me another way to connect and interact with people.
Do you have any ideas for Facebook that you would like to share?

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