Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mattresses are Beautiful

Let's be honest, a good mattress is a beautiful thing. It offers a good night's sleep; respite from the busy day. A mattress can ease sore muscles and provide rejuvenation.

Thinking along nontraditional lines, a mattress can also act as a giant palette for family gatherings. Here's the recipe for a perfect family fun day:

Ingredients:
  • Your entire family in pajamas or sweats
  • Lots of soft, comfy blankets
  • Many large, fluffy pillows
  • Lots of yummy drinks and food
  • A good T.V. Show or Movie (we recommend The Wire if everyone is over the age of whatever HBO recommends).
  • Your pets
  • One or two mattresses
  • A fire in the fireplace (optional)
  • Homemade potpourri on the stove
Directions: Align mattresses in the design of your choice on the floor. Smother with blankets and pillows. Jump into blankets and pillows in your most delectable pajamas or holey sweat pants. Have someone bring you lots of drinks and food. Giggle with your family till your stomach hurts. Maybe take a nap, if everyone else has fallen asleep.

Here is a picture of what the Family Fun Recipe might look like:

P.S., Is anyone else seeing beautiful in the fact that the puppy in the pictures above is too good for the mattresses on the floor? It's as if he said, "Yeah. That's a good idea. All of you should lay on the floor. I'll take the couch." He seems mighty comfy to us though. Comfy is exactly how every dog should be.
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25 comments:

  1. Brilliant! It reminds me of cousins pyjama parties, we would all sleep on the floor, eat biscuits and sweet, talk about love and happiness, dance barefoot and enjoy a midnight bath! 
    I would keep this in mind for the future when our home with me full of children I hope! 

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  2. I'm with the dog, and being a dog where else would I be.  MOM and I do this, sort of.  Only diffrence it's just me and her and popcorn of course.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. GreetingsfromTexasJanuary 25, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    I'm seeing beautiful in that. I'm also seeing beautiful in the fact y'all recommended The Wire! Love that show. Happy seeing beautiful!
    www.megansilianoff.blogspot.com

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  4. Of course you're a Wire fan. Could've spotted that wholesome goodness from a mile away.

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  5. Love that popcorn is included! Consider that added to the list above. ;)

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  6. Yes!  Love that this post reminds you of memories with family members. While it's a recipe for future fun, it reminds us of the fun we all had together too.

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  7. Of course the pup knows his place...Looks like he is definitely "The King".
    It is so easy to be see the comfiness and LOVE that lies in the the  wrinkles of the  blankets and disarray of the pillows... of the fun that was obviously had be ALL.

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  8. simple fun!  for people and animals!

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  9. Ha! He's a cutie alright. Love the way you wrote "Love lies int the wrinkles of the blankets and disarray of the pillows." THAT was beautiful!

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  10. You got it! So simple that we forget how easy it is to have fun sometimes. Thanks for popping by.

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  11. I am so with you.  We landed on the well-loved old futon downstairs to watch the Giants/SF playoff game on Sunday spontaneously, and it was beautiful-our own family fun soup.  we should all learn to stop waiting for the moments and simply embrace them as they arrive.  thanks for the reminder.  
    btw...The Wire is one of the most brilliantly written pieces HBO has ever produced-I am a huge fan.  

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  12. A great way to get a mattress downstairs - sit on it and slide down!  Even better if you have two as you can sit on one and wrap yourself in the other so you can go crazy!

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  13. Ahhhh!  So much beautiful here!  How much fun would it be to take this even one more step further and make a fort out of all the blankets? Then everyone huddles underneath and reads stories/books aloud?  I recommend Harry Potter -- an exceptionally fantastic read aloud book!  And how beautiful would it be if we never take the mattresses or forts off of the floor?  Why should we even have to?  Who ever decided that open spaces and empty floors were the way to go?  I say, "Mattress Floors" are the new trend.  Perhaps SB should notify some interior decorating stores about this movement?

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  14. Love it.  Cozy is so beautiful. 

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  15. Ha! Love it! This reminds me of mattress surfing from the movie Princess Diaries 2. ;)

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  16. Yes! Carpe diem! It sounds like you had many reasons for seeing beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Mattress Floors. Done. Genius. Walking will never be so fun!

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  18. Oh, I love that! Cozy is beautiful. Wonderful thinking to leave us seeing beautiful!

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  19. This is a great idea! We really love having days like this with our family. We will often have jammy days as we call them and just hang with the family. I love how you include the entire family even the dog!

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  20. This is a great idea! We really love having days like this with our family. We will often have jammy days as we call them and just hang with the family. I love how you include the entire family even the dog!

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  21. Woof! Woof! My peeps might be doing this soon but I PREFER the COUCH!!! I highly recommend it to all doggies. Lots of Golden Thanks and Woofs, Sugar

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  22. You fit in well with the puppies in our family. Floors, couches, beds, they're for all of us to enjoy! Love it!

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  23. This is so beautiful and creative. I just love the colors and whoever gets it in the mail will be smiling. buy foam mattress

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!