11 Easy Summer Breakfast Ideas

The hotter weather of the summer season means eating a lighter breakfast.  Here are 11 ideas to kick off your morning with a tasty, easy breakfast!

1. Yogurt Parfait

2. Cheese & Veggie Egg Muffins

3. Crustless Spinach Quiche

4. Mango and Yogurt Smoothie

5. Granola

6. Bagel and Cream Cheese With Tomato and Cucumber

7. Savory Oatmeal & Soft Cooked Egg

8. Easy Breakfast Muffins

9. Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito

10. Honeyed Yogurt and Mixed Berries with Whole-Grain Waffles

11. Healthy Banana Bread Oat Breakfast Bars

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For Dad: How to Create a Pajama Day in a Box

Father’s Day is coming up, Sunday June 21st.  That means it’s time to treat Dad and how him just how much he’s appreciated!

Why not put together an awesome Pajama Day box just for him? Personalize it by filling it with treats Dad will love and use for his very own PJ Day.  A day where he can kick back, relax, and be cozy…

Here are some things you can gather to create his Pajama Day in a Box:

– Some craft beer
– A pair of cool PJ pants
– His favorite movie
– A magazine he loves: Car & Driver, Time, Sports Illustrated, etc
– A batch of yummy homemade cookies
A comfy robe
– Book of crossword puzzles
Hand dipped pretzles
– A new book from his favorite author or a classic he loves
A set of happy socks
– A bag of donuts from the local shop
– Some fun boxers
– A copy of his newspaper of choice: The Wall St Journal, NT Times, etc

Gather it all together and wrap it up.  Present it on Father’s Day morning and let him know that this is his day to chill out and do whatever he wants all day long – no questions asked!

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8 Things to Do in Your PJs this Weekend

Sometimes you just need a break. Whether you’ve had a hard week or you’re just feeling tired out from the day to day hustle.

So this weekend, we give you permission to be totally and completely lazy! Stay in your pajamas all day long, relax, and maybe even do something you wouldn’t normally do…

Here are 8 things to do in your pajamas this weekend:

1.  Have an ice cream sundae party.

Ahhh…real ice cream sundaes?  Yes, pleeeeease.  Get out your favorite ice cream flavor, sprinkes, whip cream, and chocolate sauce and go to town.  If you’re a peanut butter lover, you’ve got to check out this recipe for Friendly’s peanut butter sauce…don’t forget the Reese’s pieces!  Yum!!!

Check out these silly girls who take ice cream sundaes in pajamas to a whole new level!

2. Lifetime movie marathon, anyone?

Yep, they are totally cheezy with predictable and often absurd story lines – a guilty pleasure for sure. but there’s just something about a good Lifetime movie that we can’t quite quit. Check for the latest schedule here.

3. Get messy & bake some cookies!

Baking cookies is messy and takes time.  So stay in your jammies and declare it a cookie day – the household chores can wait! Bake your favorite recipe, have fun decorating, and enjoy the yummy fruits of your labor.

4.  Learn to Yo-Yo.

I know, a little adolescent, but Saturday is National Yo-Yo Day after all! So channel your inner child brush up on your skills.  You’ll be walking the dog in no time!

5. Read Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Chances are you’ve seen the movie, but have you read the book? You might be interested to learn that the Holly Golightly portrayed in Truman Copote’s orginal work is a bit different – and darker – that the character in the movie!

6.  Do something crafty.

Get creative! Knit a blanket or sew an easy tote bag.  Maybe screen print a cool t-shirt for Father’s Day? We found a whole bunch of fun ideas on Pinterest for weekend crafting.

7. (Pajama) Jam to the oldies.

When’s the last time you chilled out and enjoyed your favorite music from way, way back? Whether the oldies of your day are on vinyl or i-tunes, break them out and get down.  Maybe it’s Motown, The Beatles, Disco, 80’s Hair Bands, or possibly some early Britney Spears.  It’s all about your jams, in your jams!

8.  Do a jigsaw puzzle.

Jigsaw puzzles take many hours to complete, and we think pajamas are pretty much the only way to dress for it.  Not only are they fun to do with friends and family, but puzzles are actually a good way to keep your brain sharp too – using both side of your brain with logic and creativity.  So ditch the i-pad and turn off the TV and instead do something low tech this weekend.  We love this colorful cereal box puzzle!

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The Father’s Day Pajama Gift Guide

Here’s our round up of great pajama gifts for all the awesome Dads in your life!

You can also shop all of our Father’s Day picks here!

Lazy One “Lobster” Unisex Boxer in Blue

$14

Bedhead Men’s “Charcoal End on End” Classic Cotton Pajama Set

$138

“If They Don’t Have Golf In Heaven Then I’m Not Going” Green Embroidered Gift Pillow

$34

Big Feet Pajamas Adult Green Camouflage Fleece One Piece Footy

$48

 

PJ Salvage Men’s “Transport Cars” Cotton Pajama Pant in Teal 

$42

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How to make the most of the long weekend

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here! It’s the first long weekend of the summer season, so we’re sharing some ideas to help you enjoy…

And, don’t miss out: all weekend long we’re offering FREE UPS Ground shipping on all orders $40 and up. Use LONGWEEKEND at checkout.

1. Plan a Sunday night party, just because you can.  No work or school on Monday means you can stay up late and sleep in the next day.

2. Get outside.  Take a walk, hit the beach, go to the playground.  The household chores can wait!

3. Allow for the lazy.  Spend time doing nothing, or maybe reading a good book, or just playing with the dog. Lazy is good for you!

4. Rainy day? No problem. Stay in your PJs and have movie marathon!

5. Be a tourist in your own city.  Check out the area museums and sites you may not have been to in a while.  You never know what new exhibits or cool things you’ll discover!

6. Treat yourself!  It’s officially ice cream season and you deserve something yummy.  We say enjoy something delicious this weekend: an ice pop, a cool cocktail, a slice of cake.  Have a no-guilt treat!

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Five for Friday: Summer Dreamin’

Are you dreaming of warm summer days ahead?  We sure are…here’s some summer inspiration…

Happy Friday!

Bedhead Women’s “Navy Cherry Pick” Classic Stretch Pajama Shorts Set

 

A Fancy, Fun & Fizzy Popsicle Drink // The Nester

HeyShabbyMe // Etsy

The Cat’s Pajamas Men’s “BBQ Grills” Cotton Pajama Pant

grab-and-go fruit kabobs // By Stephanie Lynn

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5 Bedtime Rituals for Better Sleep

Have you ever noticed that how you get ready for bed can have a big impact on how easily you fall asleep?

Here are some tried and true things to do before bed to help you sleep better:

1. Wind down before bed.

We know you probably love to catch up on your favorite shows in the evening, but it’s best to do your TV or movie watching a little earlier in the night.

Give yourself time to wind down – at least 30 minutes – before it’s time to close your eyes.  Turn off the TV and grab a book or magazine and get cozy.

2. Quiet your mind.

Mind chatter can get in the way of good sleep. If you have something on your mind, it can be hard to shake. Journaling is a great way to empty your mind of those thoughts.

Spend a little time reflecting on your day or simply do a brain dump of thoughts, things you need to do, or bright ideas. This will help you to get to a more peaceful place so you can rest with ease.

3. Indulge in some aromatherapy.

Essential oils are a really nice way to end the day.  Scents like lavendar, chamomile, and sandalwood are known for their calming properties.  You can simply take a few drops and rub them into your skin or incorporate into your hand lotion and give your hands or feet a brief massage.

Or treat yourself to a cozy pair of spa slippers complete with scented grain packs for relaxation.

4. Listen to soothing music.

There’s nothing like music to change your state. Find some relaxing music and make a practice of listening to it before you drift off. We love this set of soothing music with nature sounds.  I-tunes and Youtube have many varities of music to calm you, so find what you like!

5. Try a relaxation practice.

Take a few minutes to ease into relaxation.  Kind of like counting sheep, but a little less active. Try a muscle relaxation exercise or visualization. These breathing techniques may also help you to relax.

How about you?  What rituals have you incorporated into your nightly routine for better sleep?  Share with us in the comments below…

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