DIY Knit Blanket: Make Your Own in 45 Minutes

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The holiday season may have left us, but its chilly weather wants to stay just a bit longer. A DIY knit blanket is the perfect item to stay warm, but what makes it even better? A blanket that you worked hard to make and that saved you a pretty penny. Did you know you can knit these using your arms? […]

Warm Up Your Days with Chunky Knit Blankets

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Have you ever desired a more substantial blanket? Well, chunky knit blankets are the way to go. Since the cold weather has decided to stick around, these blankets have become an essential part of any household. These blankets can add life to any room with their intricate, braided patterns and soft colors. Class Your Room Up Blankets don’t have to […]

Fall Hygge: Settle Down Into a Healthy Lifestyle

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Ahh, Fall.  Cool enough to hunker down with a good book; warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors.  This season, our Fall Hygge guide focuses on enjoying the best of both.  Try our yummy (low-glycemic) recipes and add natural decor touches to your home.  Treat yourself to a spa night, or simply take it easy in the morning.  Hygge is […]

Spring Hygge Decor in 5 Cozy Steps

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Did you fall in love with the warmth of Hygge last season?  Keep the coziness going with some of our favorite Spring Hygge decor tips. The Danish concept of comfort goes beyond hot cocoa and fuzzy blankets.   It’s actually more about camaraderie and teamwork.  When the weather is terrible, Danes have mastered the way to make the best of it.  Pulling family and friends […]

Hygge Decor for Thee Holidays

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Move over Bohemian, there’s a new decor girl in town. Now that the holidays are upon us, trendsetters are cozying up to Hygge decor. Pronounced “heu-gah”, the Danish concept focuses more on a state of mind, than an accessory. The beauty of using nature and natural fibers is a-ok in our book.  Learn more how to Hygge up your space […]

Mexican Blankets: Versatile for All Seasons

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Years ago I went to Tijuana and bought a black and grey Mexican blanket as a souvenir. Guess what’s on my sofa right now?  I don’t really save or keep things, so for this guy to make the cut through endless clean-outs is a miracle in itself. Mexican blankets have been with me through college, married years, and I still snuggle […]