There is something wonderful and uplifting about a fresh start…for our spirits, our homes and our lives! As we reflect on the past, we may decide to improve and perfect much in our lives for this new start ~ this new beginning. All month long, we can plan, begin and prepare for what we wish for 2024!! Fresh and New...January Optimism!
Today, Marlene shares Fresh and New...January Optimism
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Showing our love for our family and friends can continue from this past, lovely holiday spirit - sharing, giving, cherishing on a daily basis! Creating a home that is comforting, nurturing, healthy starts with us!! Self-care is certainly on everyone’s lips.
Of course, organization and beauty come to mind! What can we do better…utilizing all we have learned from days and years gone by. How can efficiency play a role. What creations now exist to enjoy life all the more??
January finds us replacing, replenishing and renewing everything from our stock of supplies… candles, linens, pantry necessities, to storage. Aren’t we all rethinking??
Since we showered our love on family and friends…now may be a time to contemplate all that reinvigorates ourselves, as well.
What has this last year taught us? What will uplift us now?
Freshness and sweetness! What is lovely to you and your spirit? Citrus, florals, woods? Maybe different scents for different moods or rooms. From teas and fruits to candles and diffusers, to crèmes and lotions for our hands, bodies and hair! Nature’s scents come in sooo many forms – for men and women!
Scent and our sense of smell are gifts that readily transport and uplift!
Some of us choose light and earthy chamomile, earl grey, or wood sage.
These winter months may find us continuing to crave pines, balsams, cypress, eucalyptus, amber, musk, sandalwood, vanilla and the warm scent of a flickering fire.
Several of these exhilarating scents suggest healing benefits of relieving stress and promoting blood circulation!
Replenishing our sensuous bed and bath textiles are simple yet wonderful ways to better our sleep and wrap us in the luxury of natural cotton towels after a rejuvenating bath or shower. Selecting quality and colors that uplift are so practical, important and lovely.
SFERRA Celeste Sheets | Frette Classic Sheets | Hotel Collection Italian Percale Cotton 4-Pc. Sheet Set, King | SFERRA Grande Hotel Percale Sheets | Ralph Lauren Organic Cotton Sateen Sheets | Hotel Collection 680 Thread Count 100% Supima Cotton Sheet Set, Twin | Charter Club Solid 550 Thread Count 100% Cotton 3-Pc. Sheet Set, Twin
Quality natural fiber sheets enhance comfort and come in different weaves: Sateen bedding is soft and silky, while Percale is crisp and cool.
No one can tell you what makes you comfortable…the choice is yours.
Typically, sateen sleeps a little warmer, percale a bit cooler and is wonderful is warm climates or if you “sleep warm.”
It is also good to know and remember thread count is not the deciding factor for quality. The quality of the cotton is what counts! You can actually find high thread counts, even at a swap meet. However, they are not necessarily high-quality cotton!
Towels are available in many different colors, weights and softness. Often, you may be drawn to a very fluffy, soft towel…however, that may not be the most absorbent. Selecting one that has loops and still soft, is a good choice. Turkish and Egyptian cottons usually fill the bill!
Little luxuries should be without the guilt! Treat and pamper yourself and those you love –
They really are an investment, that will last for a good long time!!
Until next week…. enjoy!
Cheers and Happy 2024!! xoxo MMK