The first thing I do after waking up is make my bed! Ok, maybe I go to the bathroom first and then make the bed, but you get the idea. I don’t why, but I simply can’t start my day with it. It’s something small, but I feel like I have already accomplished something only a couple of minutes after being awake and it feels good. Jon on the other hand doesn’t feel the same way. I’m sure if he wasn’t married to be me he would leave it unmade all day long and simply get in at the end of the day. My type A personality can not handle even thinking about that. Even if I’m home sick all day in bed I will still get up before official bedtime and make it before getting back in. Nuts? Perhaps, but Jon just finds my quirks charming. Today is National Make Your Day Bed, which I’m assuming was started by a nutty person like myself! I always like using this day as a little PSA to my readers about why I love to make me bed and hope to convert some people to my side. This year I also reached out to some of my favorite blogger pals to see what they like to do! Make sure that after you check out this post you head over to check out Rebekah from A Blissful Nest, Sarah from Dorsey Designs and Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles. They are some of my favorites from back in the day and still continue to inspire me today.
Recently I did a little updating to one of the bedrooms and it’s my new favorite place to take a snooze and of course make me bed afterwards!
I decided it would be fun to have my blog pals answer some questions and I decided to do the same.
1. Do you make your bed in the morning?
You already know how I feel about this. Yes, I make the bed every morning. I’m sure in all of my years there is probably a day or two that I haven’t done it, but I can’t really remember a time. It gets my day started and when I see my bed all nice and freshly made I find that I also start tidying up the rest of the room before I head down for breakfast. You know what makes it more exciting to make your bed? Pretty bedding! I have been loyal to Crane & Canopy for years now. It’s super soft, they have really pretty patterns, a variety of colors mixed with with white, cream and gray neutrals, cool technology which makes it really easy to make your bed with a faux top sheet for a finished look and zippered closure on their Nova collection and they wash super well. This time around Crane & Canopy gifted me with this stunning lilac border duvet, which is a color I’m currently obsessed with. It was a childhood favorite and never really went away as a color I enjoyed, but now I’m loving it in all rooms.
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2. Love or hate a flat sheet?
I hate a flat sheet! If it’s in a hotel then I will leave it as is, but the thought of having to deal with it every day when I make the bed is annoying and I don’t see the use for it. I use a duvet cover, which I wash every two weeks so I don’t feel the need for a top sheet to protect a comforter that is harder to wash at home. In the past I would simply throw away a flat sheet when I bought a sheet set or save it to use a background for photos. Now I just buy a sheet set that only includes a fitted sheet and set of pillowcases. No waste! Plus without a flat sheet making the bed can be in like 3 mins!
3. What is the perfect amount of pillows for an arrangement on your bed.
I’m sure every male out there feels like Ben Stiller in this scene from Along Came Polly. I think Jon is use to it as this point, but I know he doesn’t love having to remove the pillows before getting into bed. Normally I like to have 5 accent pillows on my bed so I do two 20″ pillows, two 18″ pillows and a smaller lumbar pillow. This time around I went with a less is more look and settled on 2 pillows with a round bolster and a smaller lumbar pillow and I still really enjoyed the pop it gave to the bed.
4. Are you a nut like me and iron your bedding or do you have another trick I need to know about?
I like having crisp bedding so that means ironing, which I’m not a fan of. Lately I have switched things up a bit to make it go faster/easier and one thing that has helped is ironing right after it comes out of the dryer. There are less wrinkles and it goes by faster. Even though you are going to still fold it and put it in your linen closet the wrinkles are minimal when you put them on your bed. If I didn’t iron right away and I’m short on time then my new best friend is a wrinkle release spray. It’s magic! Spray, spray, spray and then give the fabric a couple of little stretches and you are good to go. Game changer for my bedding and clothes.
5. What’s on your nightstand? Book? Beauty products? Phone? Snack?
All of the above! Every morning you pretty much can’t see the top of my nightstand. I’m trying to get better at keeping it organized so my make up wipes, night cream, eye cream all go in my top drawer of my nightstand. If I have a cup or plate from a snack that goes to the kitchen once I wake up to clear up the mess. There is always some sort of book or magazine. Currently reading How hard can it be? by Allison Pearson. I use to leave my phone on the nightstand, but I found myself own it too much so I moved my phone to the opposite side of the room and that has been nice and given me some much needed alone time away from my iphone.
Make sure to head over to:
Rebekah from A Blissful Nest, Sarah from Dorsey Designs and Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles and see how they feel about making their bed!