5 Happy Things

1. Pajamas. They do indeed make us very happy, especially putting them on at the end of a long, tired day.

2. This amusing post – How to Carry Off Pyjamas from Mr. Porter. We love that he shares our belief that comfort at the end of the day is important. What’s more he argues that men’s pajamas should be as” elegant as a good suit”, because after all, “the people who see you in your loungewear are the people whose opinions really count – wives, girlfriends, partners and children.” Sounds like a men’s pajama revolution!

3. Coffee all day. We feel so strongly that we’ve dedicated a Pinterest board to it.

4. Holiday Spirit. Yep, The Pajama Company headquarters is already embracing the spirit of the season. We’re playing our Christmas music favorites and check out our logo decked out in his Santa hat!

5. Frog Wisdom. Feeling inspired by Kermit the Frog’s wise words…”Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.”

What’s making you feel good today? Tell us in the comments below!

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Life is Better in Pajamas

Cozy, relaxing, and fun…life is always better in pajamas! And speaking of that, we’re popping in to tell you about our Flash Sale this weekend! We’re making room for new arrivals, so this weekend only our entire Hatley Nature collection is 20% through Sunday, Nov. 9th! Use HATLEY20 at checkout for your savings.

Happy Saturday, pajama friends!

 

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Pajama Food: Eggs

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty serious about the things we do in our pajamas around here! And a delicious breakfast is no exception. After all, who doesn’t want to lounge around in their cozy PJs and enjoy yummy food, right?

We’ve talked about waffles and donuts and pancakes before. But today is all about tasty, savory eggs! Yum.  We’ve pulled together some of our favorites for our fellow pajama wearing, food loving, friends…

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast // Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Southern Fried Eggs Over Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy // Martha Stewart

Huevos Rancheros // Real Simple

Eggs Florentine Casserole // Pioneer Woman

Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes // Food & Wine

Farm Fresh Quiche // Taste of Home

Breakfast Burrito // Food TV

Croque-Madame // Epicurious  (I can never get enough of these!)

Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Cheddar & Rosemary // Bran Appetit

And, if you’re worried you don’t have just the right PJs for your egg breakfast, don’t fret, we’ve got you covered:

David & Goliath

“Shakin’ Bacon” Pajama Pant

Photo Credit (eggs): Sanctu via Compfight cc

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Five for Friday: The Dark Side…

We’re sharing some fun and spooky finds today…Happy Friday & Happy Halloween!

Now through Sunday, get free UPS Ground shipping on any order over $20.  Use code “BOO” at checkout…start shopping here!

50 Real American Ghost Stories // M J Wayland

David & Goliath “Not A Morning Person”  PJ Pant // The Pajama Company

 

The Grave Digger Cocktail // Boulder Locavore

Black Cat Peeking Pendant // I’image de Verre via Etsy

 

“Poison” Toffee Apples // Simply Delicious

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Have a Pajama Halloween!

You may be heading out trick-or-treating or going to a fun Halloween party on Friday, but we don’t want you to forget how much fun it can be stay in and hang out in your PJ’s for Halloween.

Yes, you might have to wait until the door bell stops ringing, but we highly recommend a cozy Halloween Pajama Movie night! (Or you can always plan one for the weekend after the official Halloween festivities!)

Here’s how it’s done:

Put on your warm and snugly PJs. Call up the pizza guy or gather your favorite snacks. Mix up a creepy cocktail or hot apple cider.  Get your spook on with a  favorite scary Halloween movie.  Here are some of our frightful favorites…

For Adults…

The Exorcist

Psycho

The Amityville Horror – watch the old version!

The Shining

Poltergeist

The Sixth Sense

Friday the 13th – no matter how many times I see these movies, I still jump out of my skin!

For the Family…

The Addams Family

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – a great one even for the little kids!

Hocus Pocus

Practical Magic – one of my personal favorites!

Young Frankenstein

Beetlejuice

Ghostbusters

Oh, and don’t forget your blanket, just in case you get super scared and need to take cover!

Do you have a favorite scary movie?  Tell us below…

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7 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

Falling asleep after a long day can sometimes be a challenge. Especially if you’re feeling charged up and stressed out and have a lot on your mind.

We’ve gathered some tips for shaking off the day and getting to sleep faster. You might even consider doing one or more of these things regularly and build a night time ritual. Doing these things regularly can act as a cue to your body that it’s time to slow down and relax, making it even easier to drift off.

1. Take a bath or hot shower.

I won’t go into the science, but basically raising your body temp helps you get to sleep faster. Use lavender or some other aromatherapy for even better results. There’s something very soothing about getting into warm PJs after a nice hot bath!

2. Enjoy a cup of herbal tea.

Sitting and sipping a cup of hot herbal tea is a great way to relax into sleep mode. Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief is my favorite soothing tea with lavender, mint, and chamomile. Make this into your nightly thing and you’re likely to look forward to it each night!

3. Be sure your room is dark enough.

If there’s any kind of light around you, it will definitely be harder to fall asleep. If it’s a street light or even a bight moon, you might invest in black out shades or curtains. Or consider using a mask like this one.

4. Read to relax.

If your mind is racing and you can’t stop obsessing over the events of the day, reading before bed is a surefire way to distract yourself. Sometimes if you’re in the middle of a really good book, reading it before bed might be a little too stimulating. If that’s the case, pick up something less exciting – maybe a magazine article – and lull yourself to la la land…

5. Release your thoughts.

Depending on what’s going on in your life, you may need to release some of your thoughts and ideas in order to clear your head and get to sleep. Use a journal to work out what’s occupying your mind for a few minutes before bed, and you’re bound to find it easier to relax.

If you are not so into writing, you may want to get a set of Guatemalan worry dolls. Tell your concerns to these tiny dolls, and place them under your pillow. The legend is that the dolls take on your worries and allow you to rest peacefully. Try it out!

6. Visualize your happy place.

Picture a relaxing and serene place. Think about what is most soothing about that place. Maybe the sound of the waves crashing in shore. The feel of cool grass beneath your feet. The warm sun or gentle breeze on your face. Imagine yourself there, feel the sensations, and let any tension melt away.

7. Check your comfort level.

If you toss and turn before sleep, give it some thought. Are your pajamas and bedding truly comfortable? When you get into bed are you able to easily find a comfy sleeping position? If not, you may need to switch out your PJs or your pillow or blanket. Check out this article for more information on when to replace you

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More Pajama Halloween Costume Ideas!

We’re back…with even more fun pajama costume ideas for you!

Elmer Fudd

Wear our red and black checked flapjacks with a matching winter hat and a toy wooden gun and you are set!

Smart Cookie

Get into our cute and cozy cookie flannels, add a graduation hat, and black nerd glasses.

Cupid

Sport our adorable heart pajamas, add cupid wings and a carry a heart shaped bow and arrow. So cute! (These heart footies are another great option!)

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Walter White (from Breaking Bad)

Zip up in one of our hooded one-piece footies, add wire rim glasses, and a chemical mask. Here’s a photo for inspiration!

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Flower Child

Wear our “Daisies & Peace” flannel jammies with a sweet flowered head band, peace sign necklace, and round hippie sunglasses.  Dab on some patchouli oil and you are ready to spread peace and love, cozy style!

Snowman

Pin black felt “buttons” to the front of our ivory Big Feet pajamas, wrap a red striped scarf around your neck, put on a black hat and black boots and get your frosty on!  Oh, and don’t forget your corn cob pipe…

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Photo Credit (candy corn): Special via Compfight cc

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Turn Your Pajamas into an Awesome Halloween Costume!

Halloween is right around the corner and we just love the idea of turning our warm and cozy PJs into a clever Halloween costume. The best part? You can enjoy your PJs long after Halloween is over!

Here are some fun ideas:

Big Kid

Wear a pair of colorful footie PJs, carry a teddy bear and suck your thumb, and you’re a big kid!

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The Crazy Cat Lady

Put on our Sleeps with Cats nightshirt, wrap yourself in a robe with plush cats pinned all over, and carry a kitty litter scoop. You are so the crazy cat lady!

Deep Woods Hunter

Wear our camouflage fleece footies with a camo hat and a bright orange vest.

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A Cow

Pair our cow pattern PJ pants with a white t-shirt with pink fabric udders attached.

Bunny Rabbit

Hop into a pair of pink plush hooded footie pjs.  Add a white cotton tail to the back and bunny ears to the hood, and you’re an adorable, huggable rabbit!

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Preppy Skipper Captain

Wear our sailboat pj pants with boat shoes, a polo shirt, and a sweater tied around your neck.  And, don’t forget your captain’s hat!

Garden Gnome

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Put a wide black belt around the waist of our aqua footies.  Top it off with a white beard and eyebrow’s and read cone hat!

We’ll be back next week with even more pajama costume ideas.  In the mean time, check this post for some of our past ideas.

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Fall Pajama Reading List

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

-Groucho Marx

I don’t know about you, but falling leaves, golden light, and cooler temps just make me want to curl up with a cup of tea and get lost in a great book!  Here are the books making the top of our fall reading list…

First, here’s a book recommendation, from Ellie, our very own President and Founder:

Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner

There is nothing better than starting a book you simply cannot put down. My favorite writer extraordinaire of thrillers is my friend Meg Gardiner. Her latest book, out this past summer, “Phantom Instinct” appeared on the “Best Books of Summer” for O Magazine. The Associated Press said this about “Phantom Instinct”:

“’Phantom Instinct’ is simply a fantastic story, told at breakneck speed. Gardiner is one of the best thriller writers around, and this is arguably her best work yet. ‘Phantom Instinct’ is full of action and surprises and a few new twists… Gardiner’s latest stand-alone is one of this summer’s best reads.” Associated Press

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Initially I was intimidated by the 775 page count and somewhat mixed reviews, by I really loved this book.  I was pulled in by Theo the main character and found the plot very intriguing, from the tragic death of his mother through an unusual journey of relationships, trauma, guilt, and crime – all with the Goldfinch interwoven.

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

When her pregnant sister Tess goes missing and eventually found dead, Bee does everything she can to get to the bottom of what really happened to her sister.  A page-turning thriller!

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Set in Australia, this was a great story about three women who’s lives intersect in an unexpected way – with a secret that changes them all. This is a puzzle of a story and I found it interesting and suspenseful. Looking forward to reading more from this author!

Magic Hour by Kristen Hannah

This is a  heartwarming and surprising tale of a young, feral girl who is found abandoned in a tree in the town of Rain Valley, in the Pacific Northwest, and the psychiatrist to cares for her.  A good story!

What’s on your reading list this fall?  Tell us in the comments below…

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