Love My Bedroom

Hey Cats!

I’m back! I’m alive! I’m done with college! These past few weeks have been quite the whirlwind, but in the best way. I’ve been finishing up final assignments for classes, studying for finals, and squeezing in time with friends in every open window. Also, I have BIG NEWS. I have a big girl job! It’s been such a long process, but I’m happy to say that I have something in the field I want, and in the area I want! But more on that later.

One thing I have really enjoyed about my house that I’ve lived in the past two years in college is having my own space. My room is pretty big, and I have my own bathroom, which is the best. I spend a lot of time in my room, whether I’m studying, supposed to be studying, sleeping, or just having some time to myself, so it’s a space I’ve come to love! I’ve also had the same color scheme all four years of college, so I’ve grown a bit attached to my blue, purple and gray furniture and decorations, and will be a little sad to give it up once I move! But I am excited to decorate my new place using some of the things I already have!

It was a little difficult to pick a favorite thing in my room, simply because a lot of my furniture and decorations have a special story behind them. But, one Sunday afternoon as I was preparing to take my Sunday nap (because hi, I’m a grandma and literally cannot function all week without one), it hit me. The one thing I would grab in a fire, the thing that brings me the most comfort on a crappy day, the thing that may have inspired my color scheme: my nap blanket.

My nap blanket is a chenille throw that I’ve had since about the 5th grade. Not a joke. My mom had a similar one in her room and I just loooooved it, so I begged for one for quite some time, and when I finally got it, it was a  Big Deal because it was kind of expensive. Because of that, I was a little afraid to use it, so I only used it for Sunday naps. (Sunday naps are just a thing in my family, and they’re great). From then on, I only used it for naps, hence the name “nap blanket”. I even left it at home my freshman year in college, because I didn’t want it to smell like the dorm- because let’s be honest, some of my clothes STILL smell like the dorm and I can’t even wear them. But when I moved into a house my sophomore year, I brought it along. It then transitioned to my all-the-time blanket. When I was upset, I’d curl up in it and have a good cry, I’d wrap it around me when I was doing homework, and of course, I used it when I took naps. This blanket will always be one of my favorite things about my bedroom, and will always have a place of honor in my room, no matter where I go. Everyone should have a nap blanket in my opinion, and unfortunately, this one is really old, so I can’t even remember where it came from. But I found a few great options from Parachute, a luxury bedding company: this cashmere throw looks like it has all the qualities of a great nap blanket: large, soft, and lightweight. And it’s available in both solid and stripes, and neutral colors to match whatever your taste is!

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Since I’m packing up my room, I won’t have time to use my nap blanket much in the next few days, but I can guarantee that it will be one of the first things I reach for when I move into my new home! What’s your favorite part of your bedroom?

That’s all for meow!

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Pinterest Project- Star Blanket

Hey Cats!

So, as you all know, next August I will be moving into a house with my 5 besties. I know it’s kinda far away, but that gives me plenty of time to craft! My froomie Amy & I already have big plans for the place. We’ll be covered in handmade items by the time we actually move in! Anyways, over Christmas break, I made an afghan for the house. We haven’t decided on colors or anything yet, but it has pretty much every single color in it, so it should match whatever! If not, we can just hide it in a closet & take it out when we get cold! I found this pattern on Pinterest, so instead of giving you instructions, I’ll just include the link! This blanket was perfect, because I was able to use lots of leftover yarn that I already had, so I only had to buy 4 skeins, which is pretty good for a blanket! Also, it says to change yarn every few rows, but I decided to just keep going until I ran out of yarn, or thought that I couldn’t make it another round. It would also be cool to do the whole thing in the same variegated yarn, or even in one solid color. Use your imagination! Anyways, here is the link!
And here’s what mine looks like!

Also, to finish it, I just did the round of slip stitches, I didn’t do the thing with the tapestry needle….mainly because I didn’t know how :). I hope you will try this & make it your own! It’s one of the easier blankets I’ve made, & I like it because it’s different!
On a different note, I will be leaving to go back to school tomorrow morning! I’m so excited to start my second semester, and to see all my friends! That being said, I probably won’t be blogging as much anymore..mehhh. BUT! I have purchased the materials for my next DIY, and so I’ll probably put that up soon! And I promise I will have plenty of crafts over the summer! I might post occasionally, but it might not be crafts….we shall see! Until next time!