Pajama Food: Comfort Food

After a long day…maybe a particularly chilly day or a rough day at the office… sometimes all you want to do is get in your PJs and enjoy something really delicious.  Warm, hearty, stick-to-your ribs comfort food has a way of making all your cares fall away.

Here’s our round-up of yummy pajama-worthy recipes we’ll be indulging in this fall…dive in!

Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons from Damn Delicious

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese from The Recipe Rebel

Chicken Noodle Soup from Tyler Florence

Pot Pie from The Pioneer Woman

Loaded Shepherd’s Pie from The Midnight Baker

Perfect Macaroni & Cheese from Martha Stewart

Sausage and Lentil Soup from My Baking Addiction

Shrimp and Grits from Bobby Flay

Or what about breakfast for dinner? We’ve got you covered here and here.

What is your go-to comfort food?  Share with us in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Nomadic Lass via Compfight cc

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

10 Signs You’re a Homebody!

1. Your couch bears the permanent indentation of your body.

2. You just binge watched a whole season of House of Cards and you’re just coming back to life.

3. You curiously note that you replace your pajamas much more often than your jeans.

4. You’re on a first name basis with the Thai food delivery guy and you’re pretty sure he’s expecting a Christmas gift.

5. Your idea of the perfect night out is catching the early-bird special so you can come home after and immediately get in your PJs!

6. Books, books, books!  Need we say more?

7. Your friends call you the Imelda Marcos of slippers.

8. Snow day? No problem. Your pantry and fridge are already stocked to feed you for weeks on end!

9. When a friend calls to cancel plans, you’re not mad at all. In fact you feel like you just won the lottery!

10. Your motto: pajamas + wine = happiness.

Photo credit: ashleyg via etsy.

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Pajama Spotlight: David & Goliath

 

Who They Are

This oh so trendy company’s motto is to “have fun and make people laugh”.  David & Goliath  originated the “stupid factory” where the stupidest and funniest products on the planet are made!

David & Goliath was founded in 2000 by Todd Goldman. He started with a T-shirt line quickly expanded into hundreds of products including sleepwear, fashion accessories, and stationary – all with their unique nix of attitude and sense of humor.

Why We Love Them

At The Pajama Company, we’re firm believers that pajamas are just for you!  They’re meant to reflect your personality and your sense of fun and relaxation.  David & Goliath’s combination of silly designs and cozy cottons are a great way to express your sense of humor, feel comfortable, and remember not to take life so seriously!

We are happy to bring you their pajama pants in 100% cotton jersey which come in junior sizes and super fun designs…

 

David & Goliath

Yolo

David & Goliath

Come to the Dark Side

David & Goliath

Hipsterpotamus

David & Goliath

I Love Moo

Shop our entire David & Goliath collection here!

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

How to Start the Day off Right

start your dayHave you ever noticed how much better your whole day is when it starts out right?

Instead of rushing around, trying to find your car keys or your other shoe, you feel relaxed and ready for the day.  Rather than skipping breakfast at home and grabbing something on the go, you actually have time to eat and enjoy something healthy.

There are a couple of little things you can do daily to lay the foundation of a good day. Putting a few small habits in place can make a world of difference…

Do a Little Night Before Prep

Doing a few things to get ready the night before can really help to make your morning go more smoothly.  Here are a few suggestions:

– Cue the coffee pot to brew upon your wake up time.

– Plan what you’re going to wear and lay out everything you need to get dressed, including shoes!

– Take a look at your to do list.  Decide: what are the top 3 priorities you can commit to for the coming day?

– Gather what you need by the door – wallet, keys, purse, work bag, etc.  If you can’t find something, now is the time to go chase it! 🙂

Eat a Good Breakfast

Breakfast gets you going in the morning, so give yourself the time to make a decent one and to actually enjoy it!  Here are 16 Quick Breakfast Ideas to get you started.

Enjoy 10 Minutes of Solitude

Take at least 10 minutes out of your day to relax.  Read a chapter or passage from an inspirational book.  Simply sit in the quiet and sip your coffee or tea.  Meditate. The point is to give your self a few minutes to get centered.  Once you’ve done this, it’s much easier to bring yourself back to a more peaceful state of mind later in the day.

Decide How You Want to Feel

This is my favorite. Yup, that’s right, you get to decide how you want your day to feel, and it’s really very simple.  How do you see your day going? Do you want to feel connected to friends or coworkers?  Do you want to feel inspired?  Do you want to feel joyful?  Once you know how you want to feel, ask yourself what 2 things you can do that day to specifically connect to that feeling.  For example, if you want to feel connected at work, maybe you share a new idea in the morning meeting, or invite a new colleague out to lunch, or make a point to ask your boss about her kid’s soccer game.

Now it’s your turn: what are your favorite ways to start the day off right?  Share below!

Photo Credit: Parvin ?( OFF for a while ) via Compfight cc

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Falling for Flannel!

Time to get cozy! Now through Friday, we’re welcoming the fall season with a 20% off sale on all warm flannel PJs! Use code HAPPYFALL at checkout. Shop all of our flannels here!

Here’s a look at some of our favorite new styles:

Flannel Pants for Her…

Hatley Nature – Moose Stripe

Boxercraft – Navy Polka Dot

Boxercraft – Pacific Surf

Flannel Pants for Him…

 

 

The Cat’s Pajamas – Sushi

Boxercraft – Sky Blue Plaid

The Cat’s Pajamas – Happy Hour

Big Feet Footies for Adults…

Big Feet – Yellow & Pink Plaid

Big Feet – Navy Plaid

Pajama Sets…

Munki Munki – Marching Elephants

bSoft – Floral Dottie

The Cat’s Pajamas – Polar Bear

Happy Fall!

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Five for Friday: Pajama Movie Night

Fall weekends mean cozy nights home with tasty snacks and a great movie!

Salted Caramel Popcorn // Cookies & Cups

Boxercraft Plaid Flannel Blanket // The Pajama Company

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur // Saveur*

The Greatest 100 Movies of All Time // AMC

PJ Salvage Navy Dot // The Pajama Company

*Photo credit: Credit: Maxime Iattoni

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Pajama Food: Waffles

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – John Gunther

What’s a lazy PJ-clad Saturday or Sunday morning without a delicious and leisurely breakfast, right?

Cue up the coffee pot and heat up the syrup…today we’re talking waffles!  Waffles are so tasty with their crisp outside and chewy inside and nooks and crannies filled with syrup…fruit…butter…chocolate…whatever you love!  Is your mouth watering yet?

We’ve rounded up some awesome recipes to share with you!

Banana Bread Waffles from Mother Thyme

Belgian Cookie Dough Waffles from Dine & Dish

Dark Chocolate Waffles from I Bake He Shoots

Maple Bacon Waffles from Ashlee Marie

Churro Waffles from Chica Chocolatina

Vanilla Bean Blueberry Waffles by Something Swanky

Craving savory?  Joy the Baker has taken waffles to the next level with her Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles…perfect for a pajama movie night! Yum…

What’s your favorite way to eat waffles?  Tell us all about it in the comments below.

Photo Credit: m01229 via Compfight cc

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Our Mission…Your Happiness

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,

but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

So you probably know that The Pajama Company was founded because we love to make people happy!  We say it a lot, but we know that life is better when you’re comfy and cozy and wearing your favorite PJs.  It’s our little way to contribute to the world’s happiness.

As Thich Nhat Hanh is eluding to, happiness is circular and contagious. Being happy just naturally causes more joy for yourself and for others, whether you feed off your own good feelings or the simple smile of a stranger you pass on the street.

We love these easy ways to add more happiness to your life and those around you…

8 Easy Ways to Spread Happiness Around You // Tiny Buddha

How to start spreading small seeds of  happiness around you.

Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments // The Happiness Project

Write your own list of words to live by.

15 Ways to Spread Kindness in Your World Today // Positivity Blog

Spreading kindness on a daily basis, including being kinder to yourself.

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day to Improve Your Life? // Time

Photo Credit: Yelnoc via Compfight cc

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Time for Tea

time for tea“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

One of the best things about the cooler months is having hot tea on a more regular basis.  You can really drink hot tea anytime, but enjoying a cup of tea in your PJs can become a nightly ritual to look forward to in fall and winter.

Here are some fantastic teas to try!

Harney & Sons

African Autumn – Delicious flavor!  This is an herbal tea made with Rooibos, a South African red bush, and flavored with orange and cranberry.  Not only does it taste really good, it makes the whole room smell divine while your brewing it!  A great choice for fall.

Love Life – Visit the Harney & Sons tasting room in Millerton, NY and you’ll be hooked. We can’t enough of this one. It’s a green tea with coconut, vanilla, and strawberry and it’s delicious!

Yogi – Honey Lavender Stress Relief – This is another Rooibos based tea.  The lavender and chamomile make this one really soothing and relaxing.  One you’ve had a cup, you’re ready for bed!

Good Earth – Sweet & Spicy – This tea has a really tasty cinnamon flavor and is equally good hot and cold.  It doesn’t need any sugar so it’s a great one to drink if you’re watching your calories. Even if you’re not big on cinnamon, give it a whirl.  It actually has a very similar flavor to the Chai Tea that Oprah recently released with Teavana.

Do you have a favorite tea or tea ritual?  Tell us about it below!

P.S.  – Did you know that George Orwell actually wrote an essay on crafting the perfect cup of tea called “A Nice Cup of Tea” back in 1946?  Check it out…

Photo Credit: Sunchild57 Photography via Compfight cc

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest

Pajama Food: Donuts

Donuts definitely fall in the category of yummy pajama foods!  There are so may varieties and who can resist a glazed or jelly filled delight with a delicious cup of coffee?  There’s no denying that they’re typically high in sugar, fat, and calories, but this doesn’t mean you can’t indulge every now and again, right?!

Go Local

Independent donut shops have popped up quite a bit in the last few years, and chances are you have a local donut place near you, so scout them out.  And, if you’re travelling, check out Travel + Leisure’s list of America’s Best Donuts for donut shops to visit in several cities!

Make Your Own

There are tons of creative and delicious donut recipes out there as well, so why not try your hand at a homemade batch!  Here are some great recipes…

Classic Glazed Donuts from Epicurious

Cookies ‘N Cream Donuts from Shugary Sweets

Donut Holes from Tablespoon

Vanilla Creme-Filled Donuts from Brown Eyed Baker

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts from A Kitchen Addiction

Triple Chocolate Donuts from Style Me Pretty

Take the Krispy Kreme Challenge

If you’ve never heard of it, the Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual charity race that takes place in Raleigh, NC, that started as a dare between a few NC State students.  It soon got national coverage with people coming in from all over the country.  As they say, the challenge “epitomizes the test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude”.  Its a 5 mile run, but halfway through participants are challenged to eat a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, and then run the rest of the race.  Now that’s a challenge!

Photo Credit: kennymatic via Compfight cc

Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Pinterest