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My Dream Winter Bedroom is Just a Few Clicks Away

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

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Whether I’m having a rough day, feeling under the weather, or just simply want to sit back and relax, the first place I turn to is my bed. And it’s not just times when I need some rest, but as a family we love crawling into bed and having a movie night from time to time. No matter what, my bed is a safe haven and should feel as such.

I never really knew how much I loved my bed until we started this recent move. I’ve gone from being comfortable and restful in my own bed, to a semi-comfortable hotel bed, to now sleeping on an air mattress until our belongings arrive on Monday. I now dream of the moment I can lay in my bed again.

This also has me thinking about what my dream winter bedroom consists of. We’ve moved from FL to the NJ area and the weather is obviously a big change. This will be the first true winter I’ve had in 10+ years so I need the perfect winter bedroom to bring me all the comforts I need during the cold season.

I’m already headed in the right direction with having a king size bed. I love all the room we have (at least when the kids aren’t taking over), but my linens could use some major upgrading. With everything my bed does for me and my family, we deserve to feel like royalty when laying in it. And when I want luxury bedding, I turn to Luxor Linens.

Just recently I was browsing the Luxor Linens website and pieced together my perfect winter bed, complete with two sheet sets (because sometimes a little change is nice), a duvet cover and an extra blanket.

I love the clean and sleek look of the colors white, grey and blue, and on top of that they remind me of winter and the beautiful scenery of snow I’ll soon be enjoying. It’s like bringing the outdoors in without the chilling feel. And I think starting with a color scheme was a good idea, otherwise I would have had a hard time choosing my pieces because Luxor Linens has tons of great pieces.

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

The first thing I picked out was a sheet set. In keeping with the color scheme I wanted, my first pick was the Camelot Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set in the color white. There’s just something simple and elegant about white sheets, and I know how soft bamboo linens are so I can only imagine how soft these sheets will be.

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To continue my perfect winter bedroom vision, I moved on to a duvet cover. The Camelot Luxury Bamboo Collection actually has quite a few coordinating pieces, one of which is duvet covers. So that’s what I chose, a Camelot Luxury Bamboo Duvet Cover in the color grey. It keeps with the simple style of the sheets and I know it’s going to look amazing and feel even better.

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And then to top off my look, I decided to also choose an additional blanket. Even though I’m bringing winter into my bedroom, I do want to stay warm. I chose the Moderno Luxury Blanket in white check. It looks to almost have a hint of blue in it, so it’s perfect not only because it fits my color scheme, but the light texture and 100% organic cotton is perfect for layering and keeping me warm.

I can picture it now – clean and crisp white sheets, a classic grey duvet cover and the white check blanket folded and at the ready at the end of the bed. What could possibly top this off? Leave it to Luxor Linens to have the perfect addition – monogramming!

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

It just so happens that the Camelot Luxury Bamboo Collection can all be monogrammed, from the pillow cases to the duvet covers. Talk about feeling like royalty! I think monogramming the grey duvet cover with navy blue lettering would be a perfect finishing touch for my winter bedroom.

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

But remember I told you I actually chose two sheet sets? My second choice of sheet set was the Anina Striped 1000 Thread Count Cotton Soft Sheets in navy blue. Much different in color than the white sheet set, the navy blue will create a cool and serene nighttime winter feel in my bedroom and still works perfectly as an alternate with the duvet cover and blanket.

Not only do I love the navy color, but the stripe design adds some dimension to the overall look I’m going for and even matches the navy monogramming on the duvet cover. Did I mention this particular sheet set is part of Luxor Linens “Best Buy” (clearance) section? It’s a total score! Doesn’t get any better than getting luxury at a discount, right?

What does your dream winter bedroom look like?

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to piece together your own dream winter bedroom style and it’s just as comfy and luxurious as my own. And what if I told you Luxor Linens was willing to help you achieve that dream look? They totally are!

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Toss Your Tongs & Claim Some Clongs #GiftIdea

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~ Thank you to Dreamfarm for providing product for my  review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

Have you ever been cooking and thought of a cool gadget, or even just a tweak to an existing product, that would make your cooking experience so much more efficient and effective? No matter how wild you think that idea is, there’s a good chance you’re not the only one thinking about it.

In fact, Dreamfarm turns some of those ideas into a reality. I own a few different Dreamfarm products and they definitely get the most use out of everything I have to choose from in my kitchen. One such product from Dreamfarm are the Clongs.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Clongs are a unique kitchen utensil in that they (1) have a few different uses, (2) have a design that allows them to sit off the counter or stove top, and (3) implement a click-lock system.

Using Clongs

Clongs have a V-shape just like tongs and can be used for grasping literally anything, just as tongs are. In my experience, most people use tongs for salads, but I use them for all kinds of stuff, and my Clongs for so much more.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Just a few days ago I was cooking stuffed peppers and Clongs were the perfect tool for grasping the peppers. The tips are made of silicone, so unlike metal tongs, they provide a much more gentle approach to grasping. In the case of my stuffed peppers, after boiling them for a bit they become fairly soft and brittle, so the gentle touch of Clongs helps prevent tears.

The silicone tip is also good because they’re scratch resistant. I can’t tell you how many non-stick pots and pans I’ve ruined from using metal kitchen utensils.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Aside from the silicone material of the tip, the tip design itself is something to note. The wavy waffle design makes Clongs great for serving all kinds of foods, and the flat tip makes picking up smaller foods a cinch. When I was making my stuffed peppers, I even used them to stir the rice and actually stuff the peppers.

So as far as use goes, Clongs are a great tool and are the only kitchen utensil I need to use to get my stuffed peppers from the stove to the table.

Unique Bend Design

One of my favorite features of Clongs is the bend design of the handles. When sitting Clongs on the counter or stove top, the curve in the handle keeps the tip off the actual surface. This prevents counter and stove tops from getting dirty and also keeps any germs off the tip.

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The bend design also comes in handy to prop Clongs on the side of a pan. This means no more worrying about propped utensils sliding down the pan and splattering food all over the stove top.

Click-Lock System

Of course, I saved the best feature for last. Clongs have a click-lock system that makes it super easy to open and close, lock and unlock them with just one hand. Just like a clicky pen, the push of a click button on the end unlocks the Clongs. To close them, it’s the same thing. Just hold the handles together and push the click button. Easy peasy!

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

This is definitely time saving and much easier compared to tongs that require slipping a metal piece into position to lock and unlock. It’s such a pesky piece and quite frankly, I had removed the one that was on my metal tongs. I just left them in the open position all the time.

And I’m not going to lie. When I took my Clongs out of the box, I sat there and continuously pushed the click button to open and close them. It’s just as addicting as sitting at a desk and clicking a pen. I absolutely love this feature when cooking because I can open/close the Clongs with one hand, freeing up my other hand to hold the pan or do something else.

As soon as I experienced how much of a difference Clongs made in the kitchen and how easy they were to use, I immediately tossed my metal tongs!

Where do Clongs get their name?

Have you figured out where the name Clongs comes from? It’s simple >> click-lock sit up tongs = Clongs!

Clongs are the only kitchen utensil you need to get tons of tasty dishes from the stove to the table. Grasp, stir & serve with ease! #Dreamfarm #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Buy them now!

Do you know someone who is always in the kitchen? Someone who loves cooking? Someone who entertains a lot? Someone who wishes there were more practical kitchen utensils? Heck, even if you want some Clongs for yourself because I mean, who wouldn’t want some?! Clongs are a great gift idea for any one of these people! Just visit Dreamfarm and get your order in before the holiday rush.

9″ (shown in red) – $19.99

12″ (shown in black) – $24.99

Plus, when you place an order of $50+ you’ll get FREE shipping! Spend $100+ and you’ll also get a FREE set of Levoons! I’m not going to tell you what those are so you can check them out for yourself, but trust me – if you just glance at all of the products Dreamfarm has to offer, you’ll want them all and spending $50 or $100 will be a breeze! Making time for Dreamfarm is easy and once you get your first product, you’ll love them just as much as I do!

Will you toss your tongs and claim some Clongs?

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*Thank you to Dreamfarm for providing a 9″ and 12″ Clongs, and inspiring me to get creative in the kitchen.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Christmas Clothespin Magnets Add Character Around the Holidays

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

~ Thank you to One More Sunshine for providing product for my  review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

As I’m sure you know, the Christmas holiday is creeping up and will be here before we know it. Christmas is actually my favorite holiday and one of the reasons why is because of the amazing decorations. It’s just not Christmas without all the decor.

Now, I don’t go as crazy as National Lampoon’s Christmas decorations, but I love the lights, colors and so much more. One memory I have about Christmas at my grandma’s house is all of the Christmas cards she’d receive. In her hallway she would take all of the cards she’d gotten from friends and family, and tape them along the wall. It was expected every year and I simply knew it to be part of her holiday decorations.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

When Mary from One More Sunshine reached out to me, showcasing her unique Christmas Clothespin Magnets, I immediately thought of my grandma’s Christmas card wall. To save the integrity of the wall (I remember seeing a few tape spots after she took them all down), it would have been nice to have Mary’s decorative clothespins to hang all those cards with.

The clothespins themselves are your standard size clothespins that Mary works her magic on and adds her own spin to them. The holiday theme and colors, along with accessories like gems, buttons and ribbons, provide a unique and custom look. I simply love the uniqueness of these Christmas Clothespin Magnets and the character they add to my home around the holidays.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

Keeping with my grandma’s tradition of hanging all her Christmas cards on her wall, I’ll be using my Christmas Clothespin Magnets this year to hang up my own. Just to see how it would work (if the stores can carry Christmas decor now, there’s no reason I can’t play around with some, right?), I hung a piece of twine on my wall and using the clothespins, clipped some small family stockings and photos from past Christmas’.

I think it looks absolutely adorable and once it comes time to put up the rest of my Christmas decorations, I think I’ll add another row underneath this one for additional photos and Christmas cards. I’m more than happy to make time to continue a Christmas tradition of my grandma’s.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

If hanging things on the wall isn’t your style, never fear. These Christmas Clothespins are magnets too! I took one of our small stockings and one of our past family Christmas cards and tried the clothespin magnets on my refrigerator.

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

These Christmas Clothespin Magnets from One More Sunshine add a little spark of character to your home or office during the holiday season!

There are just so many different things these Christmas Clothespin Magnets can be used for around the holidays. While I’ll be using mine to hang Christmas cards and photos at home, they can also be used to hold kid’s artwork.

Or they can be used in the office to hold reminders or to-do’s. I loved decorating my cubicle around the holidays when I worked in an office.

Or use them to hold your grocery list on the refrigerator.

Or even use them to clip your sunglasses to the sun visor in your car.

Spread some holiday cheer everywhere you go! No matter what you use them for, or where, their unique design will add special holiday character around Christmas time.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy them now!

Want your own set(s) of Christmas Clothespin Magnets? Or maybe you’d like to gift some to a friend or family member. These are such cute little gifts for the home!

Visit One More Sunshine and place your order today! A set of 6 clothespins is just $9.00, but y’all know I love a good deal, so I have an exclusive coupon code for my readers! Use coupon code MAKINGTIME at checkout and save 15% (valid through December 31, 2016)!

What will you do with your Christmas Clothespin Magnets?

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*Thank you to One More Sunshine for providing these Christmas Clothespin Magnets and inspiring me to continue a holiday decor tradition.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.