Summer is almost over — HELLO FALL!!! My favorite season. We had our first official fall-like day this week. It was just one morning, actually, but oh, how lovely it was! I hadn’t watched the weather, either, so I was totally unprepared. I stepped outside to walk the kids to the bus stop, expecting the usual smack-in-the-face of moist, hot Florida air, only to become nearly giddy about the fact that there was almost a cool-ish breeze blowing! Holy crap! I’m taking the dog for a walk after drop-off! And I did. Ahhhhhh…
Our pleasant morning didn’t last, though, and we’re back to hot and muggy for the time being. But I won’t be fooled. I know it’s coming. The smell of crisp, fresh air isn’t far away. That’s my favorite smell. It means the hot-hot days of summer are finally ending, and the time of the year when we can frolic outside after school without the need for an icy cold bottle of water and a generous slathering of bug spray are closer than ever!
It also means we can bust out the jeans and jacket — you know, the one jacket we Floridians each own. We actually get to wear it! And boots! Here in Florida, we have precious little need for boots, but darn it if they’re not a super cute fashion accessory that I want to own and rock from time to time. Believe me, if I put on jeans and boots tomorrow (in mid-September) and showed up at the PTO meeting, people would immediately mark me off as a lunatic. It’s still too hot here. We have to wait. But not much longer. 🙂
The beauty of this season between hot-hot and cold-cold is that you’re not sweating, but you’re not freezing, either. You’re comfortable. Heavenly, pleasantly comfortable. You don’t need your winter coat, you need your light jacket — the one you can actually still move around in. And when it’s time to snuggle up at night, on the sofa or in bed, and watch your favorite reality TV show (mine is Project Runway, with Ink Master coming in second!), you want a comfortable blanket to wrap around you and keep you feeling, well, perfectly comfy.
I’ve come up with 5 reasons why our organic cotton lightweight blankets are perfect for fall-time snuggling:
1. Our organic blanket sets are snuggly soft!
Imagine crawling into bed after a long day, snuggling up with a dozen tiny, adorable, fluffy white kittens, all purring and gently kneading your arms and legs as you slowly drift off to sleep. Well, that’s exactly what cuddling with one of our organic blankets feels like! Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit… But really, the organic cotton fleece we use to back our lightweight blankets is really lovely. And the sateen on the other side — pure heaven!
2. They’re good for you & the earth!
We only use 100% GOTS certified organic cotton materials in all of our products. That includes these babies, too! We know what’s important for you and your family, and keeping harmful chemicals and pesticides away is at the top of our list.
Organic cotton is allergy free, and it’s also free of plastics, vinyl, PVC, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals, toxic chemicals and waxes, chlorine bleach and more! Not only is that healthier for you and your family, but it doesn’t hurt mother nature a bit, now does it? It doesn’t hurt any of our furry friends either because it’s completely vegan, too.
3. They’re not just for toddlers — they come in two sizes.
We want you to have the benefits of organic cotton bedding, too. It’s not just for little ones. That’s why we offer our blankets in two sizes: toddler (42″ x 35″) and twin (60″ x 90″). Our organic pillows also come in two sizes: toddler (12″ x 16″) and standard (21″ x 26″).
4. All three pieces — ALL totally organic.
It’s not just an organic blanket and matching pillowcase. Our pillows are totally organic, too! From the silky natural organic cotton sateen on the outside, to the squishy-soft organic cotton stuffing inside, you and your kiddos will sleep in pure and total organic comfort. Ahhhhh…. peace. 🙂
5. Your kid’s friends will be totes jealous!
What’s more important than having a super cool, snuggly soft organic pillow & blanket set to use at naptime? Showing it off and making your friends jealous, obviously! Your child will be the talk of the preschool, strutting around with his awesome organic sailboat blankie. “Oh, your blanket doesn’t have wicked cool red and blue sailboats printed on it with eco-friendly dyes? Well, you can’t have everything in life, can you? Do you have a matching pillowcase, too? No? Didn’t think so.” Insert thumb into mouth and off to dreamland…
I hope fall is already hitting wherever you are and that you’re enjoying the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors (we don’t have that here in FL) and the pumpkin spice whatevers. 😉
Bonus! Now through October 31st save 15% on all of our lightweight blankets and sets using code FALL15.