Happy Friday! Hope your week has been awesome!
Post “Time” Change for Tablescape Thursday and Metamorphosis Monday:
I have a little announcement regarding the time the two blog parties Metamorphosis Monday and Tablescape Thursday post each week. Instead of posting our Tablescape Thursday party late Wednesday evening, it will now post on Thursday mornings between 8 AM and 10 AM.
Same thing will apply for our Metamorphosis Monday party. Instead of our Met Monday party posting late Sunday evening, it will now go up on Monday mornings between 8 AM and 10 AM. These changes will start this Monday with our Met Monday party.
Why the change?
When I first kicked off these parties over three years ago, I was working outside the home full time 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. So, posting a party the evening before the actual day of the party was necessary to make sure the post went up okay. It seems to make more sense now to have the parties go up the actual day of the party, instead of the evening before. This will also help even out my posting schedule, as well.
It is my sincere hope this change will not inconvenience anyone. I’m hoping it will actually make it easier and more convenient for most folks because it will no longer be necessary to interrupt your Sunday evening time with family to go sign up for Met Monday. Same thing for Tablescape Thursday…no rushing to sign up late Wednesday evening.
What do you think? Let me know if you love the idea or not so much. I am really hoping this will be a good change for the majority of folks, both Bloggers and Readers. I apologize if this creates an inconvenience for anyone…that is definitely not my intention.
Update: I just noticed InLinkz, my fave party linking tool, will allow a party to be set up two different ways: 1. The normal way with each added link appearing at the bottom of the list OR 2. Reverse order with the most recently added links appearing at the top of the list. Maybe we’ll alternate these two systems from week to week so everyone has a chance to be near the top of the list some weeks. What do you think about that?
YOUR Must Haves for Winter Survival:
On Tuesday, I created a post HERE listing my “10 Must-Haves” for surviving those cold, cold months of winter. In that post I asked what your must-haves were and the responses were great! Thank you for sharing what gets you through the long winter months in comfort, style, and grace.
As the awesome suggestions kept pouring in, I wanted to make a list so I could add a few of your faves to my winter arsenal. Then it hit me, why not make a complete list of all YOUR favorite winter survival gear to share here at BNOTP…much easier than ferreting it out of all the comments.
This evening I went through all the comments left on Tuesday’s post and I made a list of the products, techniques and ideas you recommended for cruising through winter. I tried to not duplicate items on the list, but some items (socks, slippers, etc..) were mentioned in different styles or brands. When that happened, I added them both/all to the list.
If you love all these great suggestions as much as I did, you may wish to bookmark this post or copy and paste this list to your computer for reference. I’m definitely going to be adding some of these ideas to my winter survival plan.
Here’s what you recommended:
Padded bleacher seats for games
Rhodes cinnamon rolls
Hand work (Crochet, embroidery)
Electric blankets with dual controls (turn on in advance to warm up bed)
Electric mattress pads with dual controls (turn on in advance to warm up bed)
Fingerless gloves with cap to cover fingers if needed
Eggnog for coffee
Woolrich plaid blanket
J. R. Watkins lemon hand lotion (from Cracker Barrel)
Warm kitty on lap
Hot Hands (self-activating hand warmers)
Toasti Toes (Foot warmer inserts for shoes/boots)
Ugg boots and gloves
Ski pants and ski jackets
Cooked Pear with cinnamon
Batteries for radios
Heated stadium cushion
Elmer Fudd hat
Water, water, water
Woodstove with doggy lying nearby
Bag Balm moisturizer/ointment
Herbal Concepts Hot/Cold Comfort Booties (microwave them)
Merino wool socks
Cashmere lined leather gloves
Shearling (wool/fleece) lined bedroom scuffs
Family safe at home
Everyone sleeping in the living room for warmth
Shearling (wool/fleece) lined boots
Rohner of Switzerland socks (from Sierra Trading Post)
Trekking socks (from Sierra Trading Post)
Power outages that make the world peaceful
Hot shower before bedtime
Leather Slippers from Land’s End
Earl Grey tea
Woolly grey cardigan
Heating pad under blotter on desk (don’t place laptop on top, though)
Gloves in a Bottle lotion
Cashmere blend shoes
Silk long johns
Smart Wool socks
Cashmere wraps (can be used as scarves, too)
Bowl of hot chili
Bird feeders along with water for the birds
La Canadienne boots
Super-thick terry spa robe
Vaseline on hands
Vaseline on feet before bedtime (sleep in socks)
Wind chimes playing in the winter winds
Remote starter for car
Car seat heaters
Coffee each morning
Land of Lakes hot chocolate
Good ice scrapper
Hot apple cider
Escape vacations to warmer climates
Gardening books and seed catalogs for spring planning
Merino wool socks by Columbia
Heated floors (bathroom)
Heated towel racks
Micro fiber throws
Hot water bottle
Zip front hoodie
Kitty in bed
Wen for static in hair
Keurig for hot drinks
Down gloves (Eddie Bauer)
Hugs from hubby
Argon Oil for hands and cuticles
Blistex for lips
Gold Bond Shea Butter
Fabric bag filled with feed corn (microwave-warms feet at night)
Space humidifier by Vortex
Bounce dryer sheet (for static in hair)
Heater under desk
Hot Russian tea
Soft knitted scarf
Cross country skis
Space heaters in office and craft room
Black beret from Italy
Baby oil after shower
Doggies (keep feet warm)
Land’s End suede shirling moccasin slippers
Moroccan oil for hair
Egyptian cotton sheets
Cinnamon Apple Spice hot tea
Carmex for lips
Tupperware box of loose leaf teas
Dead Sea products for dry skin
Micro fleece sheets
Cream/lotion with goat’s milk
Thanks again for all the great suggestions!