Movies to Stream on Netflix in Pajamas 2018

Netflix Hibernation: The Best Movies to Stream Right Now

Raise your hand if you need a long weekend! I don’t know about you guys, but we’re totally pooped out from that gym membership we’re sporadically using now that it’s February. President’s Day is right around in the corner just in time for a little R&R in your pajamas. Even better? Netflix just added a slew of movies to its collection, so we’re going to give you ten excuses to stay in bed this weekend.

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Netflix and Chill in Your Pajamas

10 Best Movies Now Available on Netflix

1. The Truman Show (1998)

Many critics believe that this hilarious — albeit creepy — take on our society’s obsession with entertainment, predicted America’s reality TV craze. The Truman Show follows insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carey)  through his day-to-day, though he doesn’t have any idea that his entire life is a scripted television show. This movie is absolutely worth a watch 20-years later!

2. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A ‘Netflix original’ movie, A Futile and Stupid Gesture is a biographical comedy that follows the rise of the National Lampoon media empire overseen by comedy writer Doug Kenney, played by SNL alumnus Will Forte. If you’re a fan of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and the classic comedy Caddyshack, you might enjoy watching this hilarious origin story. Forte doesn’t disappoint!

3. Caddyshack (1980)

Speaking of National Lampoon, the classic comedy Caddyshack has been available to stream on Netflix since January 1. Watch a hilarious young Bill Murray and Chevy Chase in this movie that follows the ups and downs of the caddies at an exclusive golf course. At the time of its release, no other film had pushed the boundaries of crude humor like Caddyshack. Gut-busting laughter, guaranteed.

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Can you think of a better way to spend a long weekend than with the fabulous Holly Golightly? If you haven’t seen this beautiful film, now’s your chance. Hepburn plays a young girl who is working as a high-class escort when she meets a young man as he’s moving into her apartment building. He is having an affair with an older wealthy woman in order to support his “craft.” These two gold-diggers are falling for each other, but will either give up their aspirations to be together?

5. The Godfather Trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990)

Let’s forget that The Godfather Part III ever happened (yikes!) and focus on Part I and Part II. Widely regarded as two of the greatest films of all time, Francis Ford Coppola’s lengthy films are the perfect binge for a long weekend. Curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and watch Michael Corleone’s infamous rise to power.

Long Weekend Movie Marathon

Lounge like Marie Antoinette this weekend. It’s good to be queen.

6. Marie Antoinette (2006)

This visually stunning film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola (yes, daughter of that Coppola — see above) is a historical drama following the life of Queen Marie Antoinette in the years leading up to the French Revolution. The film spares no expense at depicting the over-the-top lifestyle of the “Doomed Queen” in the Palace of Versailles. Put on your finest pajamas and settle in with a box of pastries, a glass of champagne, and enjoy the ride while it lasts.

7. Love Actually (2003)

Missing the Christmas festivities? Continue to celebrate winter with a cup of hot chocolate and this classic holiday romance. Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples struggling to maintain their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during the most stressful time of year — the month before Christmas. This is a fuzzy slippers kind of chick flick.

8. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Easily one of the greatest films of all time, The Shawshank Redemption is based on the Stephen King 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The movie follows Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Dufresne befriends a fellow prisoner Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) and focuses on the themes of hope, perseverance, and friendship. Have tissues on hand for this one.

9. Wedding Crashers

After you watch Shawshank Redemption, you may need a mood boost. Look no further than Wedding Crashers, a Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson classic that solidified Isla Fisher’s reputation as a comedic powerhouse — she really does steal the show. This is a great flick to watch with friends, especially as wedding season approaches, in your favorite pajama pants.

10. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2018, Series)

Okay, so this isn’t a movie but this “Netflix original” series is hosted by Jerry Seinfeld, the show’s creator, is definitely worth a watch. While the content is now exclusively available on Netflix, It was a popular web series for 9 seasons before it found its way to Netflix. The show is exactly what it sounds like: Jerry Seinfeld picks up a famous comedian / comedic actor in a classic car, they go for coffee, and he interviews them about their career.

For more ideas for how to unwind in your pajamas this winter, visit The Pajama Company at our blog, thepajamacompany.com/blog.

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Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dates That Don’t Require a Reservation

Oh no! Valentine’s Day is when?! If you’re one of the many who annually forget this holiday, you’re not alone. After all, Valentine’s Day is placed — diabolically — right after the rush of the major holiday season and just after Super Bowl madness. For most people, making a dinner reservation is a struggle within a week of the big date. Don’t panic. We developed a list of reservation-free Valentine’s Day dates that have a little more personality than a prix fixe menu at a crowded restaurant.

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

A romantic ‘carpet picnic’ for two — a date you can enjoy in your pajamas!

8 Simple Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

1. Carpet Picnic

It’s cliche, but when done properly a picnic in your living room can be romantic as long as it’s thoughtful. Does your partner love Thai food? Indian? Order a feast from their favorite takeout spot and get dinner to go. Presentation is half the battle: turn on some music, spread a soft blanket on the floor with plenty of pillows, light candles, and — even if your meal isn’t homemade — serve dinner on your best serveware. Don’t forget to have a bottle of chilled champagne ready to pop! The best part about this date: you can ditch the heels and dress shoes and throw on a pair of comfy slippers.

2. Bowling

Bowling makes for a surprisingly fun date and is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day when you pair it with a classic bouquet of flowers. Bowling is also ideal for the couple that likes to get a little competitive, but doesn’t take themselves too seriously. The funny shoes, the cheesy music, the neon decor — share some chili cheese fries and let your hair down with the one you love.

3. In-Home Massage

Instead of making a pricey Valentine’s Day spa reservation (or a pricey any-day spa reservation) book a couple’s massage at home. In-home massage and spa treatments have become increasingly popular in the last five years. You can book everything from massages, to facials, to manicures, all delivered to your door! Enjoy the all the benefits of a relaxing spa day in the comfort of your favorite bathrobe. You can learn more about how to create a relaxing spa environment at home here.

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Teamwork! Go to an indoor climbing gym with your sweetheart.

6. Rock Climbing

Rock climbing (minus the actual rocks and danger) has surged in popularity. In 2015, there were 388 commercial climbing gyms in the United States. By the following year, that number was up to 414. Urban climbing gyms that were previously seeing 300 climbers per day are now seeing over 1,000. Climbing will even be included in the 2020 Olympic Games! These gyms expertly mimic the rock-climbing experience, with climbs for different experience levels and many, many safety measures. Climbing is a two-person effort. Climbing partners work as a team and this sport actively involves building trust and constant communication to literally support each other.

5. The Dive

If you’re a couple who is lucky enough to experience frequent date nights at “average or better” restaurants, mix it up and visit a popular ‘no reservations’ dive that would be packed on any other night. Whether it’s a famed neighborhood pizza joint, dumpling house, or a hole-in-the-wall bar with a pool table and great burgers, enjoy some relaxed fun in jeans and a T-shirt. Sip a beer, share some fries, and bring quarters for the jukebox or PacMan. Romance has more to do with your attitude than the environment.

6. Couple’s Game Night

For the couple who have ‘been there done that’ and are burnt out from Valentine’s Day hoopla, connect with other like-minded couples and host a game night. For couples who already have plenty of 1-on-1 time, it’s nice to have a fun night together with friends. Serve all the Valentine’s Day classics: champagne, chocolate treats, strawberries — and throw in some beer and potato chips for good measure. Game night classics include charades, Pictionary, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and new classics like Cards Against Humanity.

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Cook together at home in a pair of matching pajamas, like these from Big Feet.

7. Cook Together

Cooking classes completely booked on Valentine’s Day? Not surprising, as this is one of the most popular ‘outside the box’ date options for the holiday. If you and your sweetie still have your hearts set on firing up the stove, cook a new dish together at home in the comfort of your pajamas. There are endless recipes with instructional videos online that will show you, step by step, how to make pasta, poach an egg, or bake an impressive molten chocolate cake. If you liked the idea of a cooking class because you’re genuinely bad at it (no shame!) order a meal kit from a company like HelloFresh, Blue Apron, Sun Basket, or even Amazon Fresh. The kits come with pre-measured ingredients and detailed cooking instructions, making the meal fool-proof.

8. Yoga

Take a yoga class together. You might have to call ahead to reserve your spot, but there are almost too many yoga studios these days, so it’s very likely that you’ll be able to find one for the time you want. This is a great date idea for the early birds: take an early morning yoga class and after your limber and sweaty, go out for a nice breakfast together and sip a mimosa before you dive in to your day.

For gift ideas for him, easy recipes, and ideas for fun activities you can do together, visit The Pajama Company at our blog, thepajamacompany.com/blog.

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Super Bowl Games You Can Play In Your Pajamas

5 Games to Play During the Super Bowl, If You Don’t Follow Football

Go sports! Do the thing! Make the points! Are you ready to watch that football team that wins a lot play that other team from somewhere else on Sunday? Or is it Saturday? If football isn’t your jam, we feel you. Plenty of people tune in to the Super Bowl (on Sunday) for the big-budget commercials alone.

When you host a Super Bowl party, you inevitably have a mixed crowd. Some partygoers will be avid football fans, others might support a team that didn’t make it, and some people will want to eat bean dip but don’t care about the main event. If you think your guests will be mostly the latter, keep it casual. Throw on your favorite pair of pajama pants and encourage your guests to do the same. Get comfortable and settle in for a relaxed day of games — it’ll give you something to do until until the next commercial!

Super Bowl Pajama Pants

Game day ready in ultra-comfy Boxercraft pajama pants!

5 Games to Play in Your PJs During the Super Bowl

1. Super Bowl Trivia

A game day classic, use these printable Super Bowl trivia sheets and have everyone put their Super Bowl knowledge to the test. The game is multiple choice, so even the football novice can play — and has a chance to win!

2. Super Bowl Cook Off

Tell your guests to bring a dish to the party and declare a “cook off.” Leave index cards, pens, and an empty container — like a vase or bowl — next to the food display. Have your guests vote for their favorite dish and drop their selection in the bowl. At the end of the night, count the votes and the winner gets a prize.

Super Bowl Commercial Bingo

3. Commercial Bingo

Since many guests will be watching for the commercials as much as the game, try this super fun printable Commercial Bingo cards. The cards include popular words, brands, and celebrities that appear annually such as Lexus, Cindy Crawford, and TurboTax. Your guests will think it’s a riot!

4. Super Bowl Prop Pool

Another game day favorite, print out the these questionnaires for a Super Bowl prop pool. The sheet features questions of various levels and point values and many questions are over/under or yes/no so the football newbs can participate too!

5. Don’t Say It or “Not It”

For a simple game of ‘Don’t Say It,’ you pick a word — like football, wings, or wow — and whoever says the word gets a point on a tally sheet (you can make it fun by hanging a large post board on the wall with everyone’s name). Whoever has the fewest points at the end wins a prize!

Another variation is ‘Not It.’ This game involves actually paying attention to the game day announcers, so it’s a fun way to get people who aren’t interested in football into the game. Whenever an announcer says a player or team brought their “A-game,” or refers to a running back as a “workhorse,” or calls a player a “real athlete” — put your finger on your nose. The last person to do so gets a point. Whoever has no — or the fewest points — wins a prize.

Fun Socks Super Bowl Game Day Prize

Serving wings? These fun socks by Lazy One will be a hit as a game day prize!

Super Bowl ‘Game Day’ Prize Ideas

What’s a game without prizes? For games like “Don’t Say It” or “Not It,” there might be multiple winners. For these games get a handful of inexpensive prizes: beer koozies, keychains, bottle openers, fun socks, beer glasses. For more involved “winner takes all” games like Bingo or Trivia, get a larger prize: a football, Super Bowl T-shirt, craft beer, a plush bathrobe, luxe pajama pants, or silly slippers. For the cookoff consider a funny apron, a nice spatula, hot sauce, or a nice seasoning set.

For more prize ideas, game day recipes, and ideas for fun activities, visit The Pajama Company at our blog, thepajamacompany.com/blog.

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What do I get my man on Valentine's Day?

Mission Impossible-to-Buy-For: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

We’re just going to come out and say it: what the heck are you supposed to get your man on Valentine’s Day? While a passion for chocolate knows no gender, quite often the tasty treats men and women pine for are very different. So where can we get a heart-shaped box of Buffalo chicken wings?

When it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts and you do want to make him feel special — even if you know he secretly believes it’s a ‘Hallmark holiday.’ On this day fellas are often tasked with dinner reservations, plans, flowers, candlelight, romance… that’s a lot of pressure! Despite being the gender that is most inclined to stick with lifelong routines and habits, research has proven that men actually enjoy surprises more than women do.

Surprise your ‘creature of habit’ with one of these comfortable personalized gifts to remind him that you’re paying attention.

Kasher Super Soft Collared Robe from Pajama Company

Kashwere Super Soft Bathrobe — featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things!

5 Personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

1. The Finer Things

For the man who has it all, you can’t go wrong with a tasteful pajama set. Pair the PJs with a fantastic bottle of whiskey and chocolate that compliments the spirit. For dark chocolate, opt for Red Breast Single Pot 12 Year (or Jameson, if he’s a superfan). For milk chocolate with nuts, George Dickel Superior #12 Whiskey is a truly great bottle for the price.

2. Sports Fan

The Super Bowl is just around the corner. Show your support with a sports fan gift basket: branded beer koozies, his favorite brew, a plethora of game day snacks, and an extra comfortable pair of pajama pants to enjoy the game in. You could also consider a gift card to his for his favorite gameday takeout so he can get those Buffalo chicken wings… The heart-shaped box is totally optional.

3. The Pretty Boy

For the man who loves to preen, you can’t go wrong with a soft, plush bathrobe and high-end grooming supplies. Sandalwood-scented luxe shaving cream, new high-end razors, an exfoliating body wash, moisturizer, and a great pomade will do the trick. Show him some extra love by not banging on the door when he’s in the bathroom all morning, trying his new products!

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him - Bookworm

To complete the package, add warm slippers, tea, and biscotti.

4. The Bookworm

Some fellas prefer a quiet evening with a good book. If you’re not sure what he likes, type a few titles from his bookshelf into Goodreads.com and the site will generate suggestions based on other users with similar tastes. To complete the package, add warm, cozy slippers, quality tea or coffee, and a box of delicious chocolate-dipped biscotti.

5. The Romantic

If your guy is a cheeseball, he’ll appreciate you going above-and-beyond for your special day. A pair of matching pajamas is sure to bring a smile to his face. Cook up a romantic feast or plan a quick, local weekend getaway by booking a cozy Airbnb in the countryside. Make it extra special by finding an affordable rental for a classic car on a site like Turo.

In truth, he’ll appreciate anything you do to show him that you care. While we don’t have to wait for a holiday to show our partners that we love them, it is nice to have an annual reminder that gives us the chance to reflect on how lucky we are. For more gift ideas, easy recipes, and ideas for fun activities you can do together, visit The Pajama Company at our blog, thepajamacompany.com/blog.

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8 Hot Chocolate Alternatives to Enjoy in Your Pajamas

8 Soul-Warming Drinks to Sip in Your Pajamas

Work hard, nap hard. We believe that weekends should be dedicated to rest and relaxation after a long week. Weekends are for takeout menus, Netflix binges, and ignoring your inbox. Now slip into your favorite flannels and a fluffy bathrobe and don’t take them off until Monday.

During the winter months, there is no better pairing than your couch, cozy pajamas, and a cup of hot chocolate. Slowly sipping a warm beverage is like hosting a spa day for your soul. Hot chocolate is everyone’s favorite go-to, but if you want to mix it up, give one of these hot drink recipes a try.

Lounge in your favorite pajamas this weekend.

Safari Toile Luxe Pima Cotton Set from The Cat’s Pajamas

Hot Chocolate Alternatives for Winter Lounging

1. Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy is the quintessential winter cocktail. Infused with lemon juice, bourbon, and honey, it was also an old-school remedy for relief from a bad cold. Tart and sweet, bright citrus is the perfect compliment to rich, smoky bourbon. You don’t need to be ill to enjoy this drink on a cold winter’s night.

Get the adult recipe on epicurious.com.

Get the non-alcoholic version on thespruce.com.

2. Chai Tea

Chai Tea has the creaminess of hot chocolate that you love, but with an extra kick from cinnamon, fresh ginger, cardamom, peppercorn, and anise. The spicy aroma alone would be enough to warm you up on the coldest of winter days.

Check out the recipe on realsimple.com.

3. Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is another beverage made with warm spices such as orange zest, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. The spices are used with brown sugar to flavor the — you guessed it! — hot butter that is blended into the drink. The brown sugar and bright orange zest enhance the deep flavor of the rum in this sweet treat.

Get the adult recipe on marthastewart.com.

Get the non-alcoholic version on barefeetinthekitchen.com.

4. Hot Mulled Cranberry Cider

When you think of drinks to enjoy in cold weather, on your couch, in fuzzy slippers — cider is right up there with hot chocolate. The cranberry cocktail in this recipe adds a tangy twist to the classic. It’s the perfect drink if you’re in the mood for something warm and sweet with a little bite.

Check out the recipe on thekitchn.com.

5. Mexican Hot Chocolate

If you’re in need of some heat, look no further than Mexican Hot Chocolate. Chocolate and crushed chiles or smoky cayenne go surprisingly well together. Add vanilla and cinnamon and this drink becomes a decadent treat. We doubt you’ll make hot chocolate any other way after trying this recipe.

Check out the recipe on bonappetit.com.

Moroccan Mint Tea in Your Pajamas

When made with fresh herbs, mint tea soothes upset stomachs — even heartburn! — and promotes healthy digestion.

6. Moroccan Mint Tea

Detoxing after the holidays? Freshly brewed Moroccan Mint Tea is a light and sweet hot cocoa alternative. When made with fresh herbs, mint tea soothes upset stomachs — even heartburn! — and promotes healthy digestion. The perfect remedy after an overindulgent feast or a long week of late-night takeout.

Check out the recipe on epicurious.com.

7. Tom and Jerry

A clear indicator that a cocktail is from the 1920s is the presence of eggs. Like the classic Egg Cream, the ‘Tom and Jerry’ is made with fluffy beaten egg whites. Brandy, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice are what make this cocktail “Christmas in a glass.” It is considered a classic Christmas cocktail throughout much of the midwest today. You might want to pull out your favorite footies for this one.

Get the adult recipe on tablespoon.com.

For the non-alcoholic version, replace the brandy, rum, or whiskey with hot cider or freshly brewed cinnamon tea.

8. White Hot Chocolate

White chocolate is an acquired taste, but is more popular in the United States than anywhere else in the world. In fact, the U.S. consumes more white chocolate than all other countries combined! Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll love this warm creamy drink made with vanilla and quality white chocolate.

Check out the recipe on celebratingsweets.com.

For more ideas for winter fun in your PJs, visit The Pajama Company at our blog, thepajamacompany.com/blog.

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How to Host a Winter Spa Day in Your Pajamas

How to Host a Winter Spa Day

We are barely through winter but our skin has been through the ringer: holiday stress, wayward skincare routines, loads of sugar, and the season’s first blizzard. As we approach winter’s halfway mark, give your tired skin some TLC. Gather your best girlfriends for a winter spa day.

Hosting a winter spa day is far less expensive than the real deal. Also, many people abstain from sugar or alcohol during the month of January, so it’s a way to host a party that doesn’t put an emphasis on food and drink — but who would pass up a chance to sip a mimosa in a bathrobe?

Munki Munki Women's Fluffy Polar Bear Coral Fleece Robe

Munki Munki Fluffy Polar Bear Fleece Robe from The Pajama Company

Everything You Need for a Winter Spa Day at Home

1. BYOB

Bring your own bathrobe, that is. Encourage everyone to wear clothes they can truly lounge in (think ultrasoft pajama pants) and their fluffiest, coziest bathrobe and slippers. Slipping into a relaxed state of mind starts with the clothes we wear. When you go to a spa, you are provided with a robe and encouraged to wear soft, loose-fitting clothing. Encourage your guests to do the same. Let’s be real: pants with zippers are for the birds.

2. Minimalist Magic

Tidy up your living room so everything looks neat and decluttered with a minimalist spa feel. Hide knick knacks and run the vacuum. Turn off the TV and turn on some ‘spa tunes’ on Pandora or Spotify: any soothing instrumentals that incorporate nature sounds like rain, gentle thunder, or birdsong. Make sure there are plenty of pillows and space for people to get comfortable. Set up stacks of magazines throughout the room. Strategically place some fresh flowers to bring the outdoors in and shake off the winter blues.

Create a Spa Atmosphere

The traditional blend of lavender and peppermint has an instant, calming effect.

3. Aromatherapy

The first thing we notice when we step into a spa is the smell. The traditional blend of lavender and peppermint has an instant, calming effect. The scent of lavender is well-known for its stress-relieving benefits. Peppermint has a cooling, refreshing effect and is used in aromatherapy to increase mental alertness. Many claim that the oil has natural energy-boosting properties. Add peppermint and lavender scented candles or oil diffusers to the room so your guests can breathe deep and relax in a spa-like atmosphere.

4. Drinks and Light Bites

If you want to keep the menu alcohol-free out of respect for your friends abstaining in January, opt for spa classics like cucumber water. Simply slice a cleaned cucumber (peeled or unpeeled, your preference) into ½ inch slices. Add to a pitcher of water with ice. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but for best results let sit overnight. You can make lemon water by swapping out lemons and following the same process. Opt for lighter food like fresh fruit, hummus, smoked salmon, pita wedges, veggies, or salad wraps. If you’re including adult beverages, mimosas are a surefire hit.

5. Spa Stations

Unless you’re a licensed massage therapist, the spa stations will be simple, but fun. Set up an adjoining bathroom with tea lights, exfoliating face washes, moisturizers, and face masks for a DIY facial station. Set up an area of the living room with nail polish remover, various polishes and finishes, and hand cream for manicures and pedicures. Print out instructions for shoulder and neck massages and guests can take turns giving each other massages. Lastly add a hair styling station with dry shampoo, spray-in conditioner, styling products, a curling iron, flat iron, combs, ties, and bobby pins. Have fun trying out online tutorials and styling each other’s hair.

While your party won’t be on par with a 5-star spa, you and your guests are sure to have a great time catching up, enjoying snacks, and giggling at each other’s face masks. For more ideas on how to live your best life in the New Year, visit The Pajama Company on our blog or check us out on Facebook.

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Light Brunch Ideas for the New Year

Lighten Up with These Post-Holiday Brunch Ideas

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s we stuffed ourselves with savory indulgences and sweet treats. January is a time when we like to “get back to basics” and offset the decadence of the holiday season with healthier options.

Healthier, lighter choices are challenging to make in the middle of winter. It’s easier to follow your self-imposed restrictions during the workweek, when you’re distracted and far from your refrigerator. However, the weekends don’t lend themselves to salads.

When it’s blistering cold outside and you’re cozy and warm in your flannel pajamas on a Saturday morning, you want nothing more than a steaming hot cup of coffee and a heavy, hearty brunch.

You don’t have to forgo your leisurely weekend meals in your jammies. Simply swap out your signature French toast casserole for one of these delicious options that are heavy on flavor and light on guilt.

10 Light Brunch Ideas for the New Year

1. Butternut Squash-Kale Hash from Health.com

This sweet and savory Butternut Squash-Kale Hash is ready to enjoy in just over thirty minutes. The mix of superfoods with the low-carb satisfaction of butternut squash is sure to warm you up in the morning. Finishing the dish with a crispy fried egg, with its gooey soft center, also satisfies our craving for a cheesy topping.

Get the recipe on health.com

2. Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal from Julie’s Eats & Treats

The French toast casserole we mentioned earlier? Swap it out for the sweet taste of fresh berries and fragrant vanilla in this Mixed Berry Vanilla Baked Oatmeal. This is a warm, comforting dish that you can feel good about, with your feet up on the couch in your favorite footie pajamas.

Get the recipe on julieseatsandtreats.com

3. Light & Spicy Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito from The Creative Bite

This is an absolute favorite! Not only is this Light & Spicy Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito a satisfying addition to a weekend brunch, this recipe can be made ahead and frozen for an on-the-go meal during the week. It’s easy to throw together and contains a fraction of the fat of pork sausage.

Get the recipe on thecreativebite.com

4. End-of-Summer Zucchini Mushroom Frittata from Life is But a Dish

Remind yourself of warmer days with this lightened up End-of-Summer Zucchini Mushroom Frittata. Ok… stay with us… we are well aware that we are far from the “end of summer,” but if we’re being honest, all of these veggies are available — and inexpensive! — in your grocery store throughout the year. Topped with salty, savory feta, this frittata will satisfy your deepest darkest brunch cravings.

Get the recipe on lifeisbutadish.com

5. Crustless Vegetable Quiche from Recipe Runner

Everyone loves a good quiche. If you are torn between “brunching out” or “brunching in” and sticking to your New Year’s resolution, this Crustless Vegetable Quiche is the recipe for you. You could easily swap out the spring veggies for vegetables that are more readily available. Regardless of what veggies you choose, ditching the crust means you save yourself countless calories. Calories that can be better spent enjoying a mimosa in your bathrobe

Get the recipe on reciperunner.com

6. Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Apple Hash from Worth Cooking

Sometimes you can’t skip the bacon. Subbing traditional russet potatoes for sweet potatoes means you are going to get more nutritional bang for your buck — which totally cancels out the bacon (we’re basically nutritionists… not). Incorporating apples and sweet potato in this Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Apple Hash definitely does take the edge of the guilt. In the end, isn’t that all that really matters?

Get the recipe on worthcooking.net

Light Egg Dish for the New Year

‘Italian Eggs’ from Cook the Story

7. Italian Eggs (aka ‘Eggs in Purgatory’) from Cook the Story

This recipe for Italian Eggs, better known traditionally as ‘Eggs in Purgatory,’ is light on calories but packed with the robust flavors we crave when we think of Italian cooking. The dish consists of eggs simmered to perfection in a hearty tomato sauce, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. The red pepper flakes give the dish a spicy kick that will warm you up on a cold January morning.

Get the recipe from cookthestory.com

8. Avocado Toast with Turkey and Egg from The Lemon Bowl

You can’t brunch without avocado toast, or so we’re told. This Avocado Toast with Turkey and Egg is a deeply satisfying healthy breakfast-lunch-or-dinner dish. Hearty multigrain toast, topped with creamy avocado and a decadent runny fried egg will keep your fatty breakfast cravings under control. Additionally, the extra-lean protein punch of sliced turkey will keep your hunger in check until your next meal.

Get the recipe from thelemonbowl.com

Fuzzy Duck Slippers from Aroma Home

Did someone say fuzzy slippers? ‘Duck Slippers’ by Aroma Home.

9. Bacon and Asparagus Frittata from The Roasted Root

Put on your warmest, fuzziest slippers because this Bacon and Asparagus Frittata is classic lightened-up comfort food. With only four ingredients (!!!) you can prep this dish in just ten minutes. Ideal for a lazy Saturday morning. This recipe calls for four slices of thick cut bacon, which infuse each of the frittata’s 6+ servings with the savory bacon goodness you’re craving. Top with avocado, because why not?

Get the recipe from theroastedroot.com

10. Whipped Yogurt with Spiced Berry Compote from The Worktop

We’ve rounded out this brunch list with a sweet finish in the form of a Whipped Yogurt with Spiced Berry Compote. A yogurt parfait is something that we think of during the summer months, but the cinnamon, anise, and vanilla of this spiced berry compote warm up this sweet dish with the flavors of winter.

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This Year, Workout in Your Pajamas

We make a lot of promises to ourselves in January that we break by March. New Year’s resolutions are a tradition of goal setting. They key to accomplishing your goals is to start small and build on small successes. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start working out, we have the perfect way to ease into a new routine.

Gyms are expensive and involve an additional commute. For some of us, the added cost and challenge make it easier to commit to an exercise routine. For others, those same challenges become hurdles. Before you spend on Crossfit classes, try incorporating exercise into your routine slowly to make the habit stick.

A great way to start is by working out in your pajamas. That’s right — a quick workout before or after you go to bed allows you to knock it out before you shower for work. Here are some simple exercise ideas that you can do at home, in your PJs.

10 At-Home Workouts You Can Do in Pajamas

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How to Host a ‘Winter Wonderland’ Pajama Party

After we unplug the Christmas tree and pack away our holiday decorations, many people feel a touch of ‘post-holiday blues’ because there is nothing left to celebrate and a long winter ahead. Don’t feel sad! There is a lot to celebrate after the holidays!

For one, we aren’t faced with the daunting task of entertaining in-laws and houseguests for another weekend packed with holiday traditions and formalities. Those of us who travel aren’t faced with another weekend in an airport, dragging luggage and children from coast to coast to visit family. The magical, sparkly, snowy winter weather is still going strong, which means we have a lot to celebrate — right at home.

Without all the holiday obligations, we can gleefully spend the rest of the winter season in hibernation. Why not celebrate what’s left of the season with a laidback ‘Winter Wonderland’ pajama party? Since the kids will be on winter break until after the New Year, you can keep the party to just your family or invite another family to join in. It’s also a great excuse to use those matching family pajamas one more time…

Winter Pajama Party Decor Ideas

Delaying taking down the Christmas decorations? Use your decorative string lights to create a wintery ambiance.

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‘Tis the season for stress. According to a recent study conducted by the Harvard Medical School Department of Neurology, 90 percent of Americans experience a heightened state of stress during the holidays. The most prevalent causes of holiday stress are, unsurprisingly, money and family. These two stress factors combined with additional responsibilities and social commitments create a hectic holiday environment.

The dramatic departure from the comfort of our daily routine raises our stress levels. Some people choose to relieve the pressure with a post-holiday vacation, massage, or spa day, but this isn’t an option for everyone. Since most people are strapped for money and time during the holidays, these are not practical solutions.

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