There’s something magical about the tinkling of chimes; it’s the sound of instant relaxation. We’ve partnered with Woodstock Chimes to offer you the chance to win some instant relaxation of your own.
Woodstock is giving readers the opportunity to win two Capiz Solar Chimes. These chimes are more than meets the eye. When the sun goes down, the chime’s solar-powered light automatically comes on for instant outdoor mood lighting. All you have to do for a chance to win is answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, June 14. Be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
What is your favorite piece of outdoor decor? A well-worn lawn chair? How about a hammock in the shade? Maybe a beloved garden gnome? You have until 12/11c Monday to answer. Click for official rules.
One of our favorite companies is Viva Terra. Their gorgeous catalogs full of eco-friendly furniture, accessories and gifts get passed around like candy, as we ooh and ahh over their contents. This week, we’ve partnered with them to give you the chance to win one of five Temple Bell sets. You get one large and one small of these rustic, brass-plated bells. The bells are easy to hang and add a relaxing touch to your backyard. For a chance to win, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, May 24. Be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
This week we want to know, what is your favorite part about outdoor living? Is it listening to the birds sing as you read a magazine? What about lounging in a hammock drinking fresh-squeezed lemonade? You have until 12/11c Monday to answer. Click for official rules.
Today I have not one but two ideas: one high end, one hilarious, both super snuggly. First comes the ultimate indulgence (which, by the way, makes it a great gift!) The grey ombré cashmere throw throw at Bluefly is gorgeous and you can bet your sugarplum fairies it’s as cozy as Santa’s lap. At $249 it’s hardly a cheeky purchase but thanks to Bluefly’s bargain theme (high-end designs at a discount) you’re actually saving 40% from the regular retail price of $415. If you hurry and order today you’ll still have time to get it under the tree.
Now for the funny. Ladies, gentlemen and couch potatoes alike, I am happy to introduce the the Slanket, or as the website so modestly proclaims, “The Best Blanket Ever” ($48.95). The official description:
The Slanket is a Gigantic fleece blanket with loose, oversized sleeves so you never feel constricted and you have total control of how to use them, while staying toasty. The Slanket is made of a thick and warm 310 gsm fleece that feels very soft on the skin. The slanket is great on a couch, a chair, in a hammock, on your bed or anywhere else you care to take it. Size: 60″ W x 100″ L with 13″ wide sleeves.
And now for my favorite part, taken right off the website:
What the slanket is NOT!!
It is not a poncho!
It is not a Robe!!!!
There is no hole for your head!!!
Its design is simplistic and practical: It is a very large and comfortable blanket for you to wrap up in, but with sleeves, making it better than your normal blanket. It can take the place of any blanket used around the house.
Ok? Got it? I love these guys for their plucky pep. Plus, I hear these really are the best. One of my friends is making it her official holiday gift, which means everyone who usually gets a gift card of some kind is actually getting something nice this year. Everybody wins! What do you think? Smart idea or sort of lame? And what other kinds of cozy presents do you have in mind?