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I have a fun post for you today; it’s all about beds and is a blog hop. Remember them?
When I first started blogging, blog hops were very popular. They were a weekly occurrence where bloggers would share a room in their home, their favorite thing, holiday decor, and more. But as with everything, even in the blog world, things change.
Camila from Effortless Style decided to change that and asked me and a group of other home and DIY bloggers along with the bedding company, Crane & Canopy to be part of a fun bedroom blog hop tour. Instead of just showing you photos of our beds, though. Camila asked us to answer a few questions about them.
Here are my answers…
UPDATE: Since writing this post, I have updated this bedroom and bed. Check out this post to see the before and after makeover: Master Bedroom Makeover
1. Tell us a little bit about your bed?
My bed is a King size bed that is covered with white sheets, quilts and a fluffy fleece bedspread. As the weather gets warmer, I will remove the fluffy fleece spread. Right now it is under the white quilt since it is an off-white color and not the true white I like to see on my bed. I like using the color blue in the room. It feels serene and tranquil. Since my day is filled with color and images, my bedroom is a nice place to retreat where I can clear my mind.
I like to layer quilts on the bed. I like their versatility and ease to wash and dry. I try to keep two on my bed, one to use as a blanket, and the other as a throw so….
…when I want to take a late afternoon nap before heading to the kitchen to start making dinner, I can get all comfy on my bed, not to sleep but to read a little. Having the second quilt to use as a throw allows me to get snuggled under the quilt while I get through a few chapters. When I get up, I just fold the quilt back down to the bottom of the bed, no rumpled bed. I save sleeping on the sheets for bedtime.
2. Ok, so tell us the truth how many throw pillows are actually on your bed? 1? 5? more?
Answer: None. I have one throw pillow on the small slipcovered rocker by the side of the bed, but no throw pillows on bed.
The reason? One morning about 2 years ago, Ed got up after I did and like the helpful hubby he is, he made the bed. Instead of placing the 7 throw pillows I had for the bed at the time, back in the way I arranged them on the bed, he created a pillow tower. One pillow stacked on top of each other in the middle of the bed. Later in the morning when I went back to the room, that is how I found the pillows, stacked in the center. It was his way of saying….”these throw pillows…. are really silly”. He, like many men, have no respect for them. Since he really doesn’t mind how I decorate, I decided if he really didn’t like them, I could live without them and make him happy. I have to admit, I do not miss them one bit.
3. What’s your favorite show or book to read before you go to bed?
Answer: I like to read before going to sleep. I have a tablet fully stocked with a line-up of books in my Kindle app. I keep it on my bedside night stand.
Currently I am reading, The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro
4. For a cozy bed, proper bedding is a must. What is your favorite bedding? Why?
There is nothing more comfy in life than a luxurious cozy bed.
I love my bed and will never take it for granted. When Ed and I were on our house hunting trips last year staying in hotels and in friends’ homes for weeks, we missed that familiar kind of comfy sleeping in our own bed. The minute we got home I was soooo excited to get all comfy-cozy under the covers of my very own bed again. I missed the familiar comfort of my bed made up just the way I like it…mattress firmness, quality of sheets, and pillow height.
I have a foam egg crate topper on the bed that is covered with soft, just washed white sheets which to me are one of life’s true pleasures. I have never ironed my sheets, but do wash them often to get that just-washed freshness. Quilts are my go-to for bedding for every season. I have them on every bed in my house. The newest one is a light blue one from Crane & Canopy new quilt collection. It is the softest silkiest one I have ever owned.
It is called The Chevron in the color Light Blue. It comes with two matching pillow shams. I also like that you can buy sheets separately at Crane & Canopy. No need to buy a set if you only need a fitted or flat sheet.
5. What is your wake up call in the morning? An old school alarm clock? Your cell phone? Your kids? Your pet?
Answer: I have an old-school pocket watch alarm clock on my bedside table. I have it set for 7:00 AM, but my body clock usually has me awake before the alarm goes off. I made the clock tray; you can find out more about it in this post: DIY Tray Makeover
6. Favorite breakfast in bed meal?
I don’t like to have breakfast in bed after I once accidentally spilled my entire cup of hot tea all over the sheets and mattress. What a mess.
Instead of enjoying that ritual, I like to get up and walk on my stone mat. I keep it right by the side of my bed. It is the best way I know to get my body in motion as I stretch and massage my feet at the same time. After I do this, my favorite right out of bed ritual is to…
…look out the sliding glass doors in my bedroom and out at the lake. The view is what I love most about our house, but seeing it every morning is the best inspiration I know after a good night’s sleep to get up and make the most of the day ahead.
That’s it for Camila questions, but I do have a little sneak peek for you on an upcoming project that involves my bed.
I am not quite finished, but can you see it in the photo above? I will post more about it soon.
Next up on the Bedroom Blog Tour:
Head on over to Tasha’s bedroom: Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
Here is the schedule for the rest of the tour: Enjoy
Camila – Effortless Style
Diane – In My Own Style
Bre- Rooms for Rent
Amy – The Idea Room
Erin – DIY on the cheap
Chelsea – Making Home Base
Thanks to Crane & Canopy for sponsoring this bedroom blog tour. All opinions expressed here are my own.