Posts Tagged With: summer

It’s time for summer camp!

Berkshire Direction

At camp.

Girl's Bunk

The girls’ bunk.

Boy Bunk

They boys’ bunk.

Summer is here and many kids have camp fever! This past weekend I helped three campers move into their cabins. As I was helping one camper unpack, she pulled out her Shearling Berkshire Blanket. Her cousin then took out her Serasoft Berkshire Blanket. Both girls laid their blankets at the end of their bed and mentioned they needed a piece of home while they were far away from home.

After the girls were settled in their cabin, we walked over to the boy’s cabin where a brother was staying. He was already unpacked and meeting a fellow bunker when I noticed on his bed was a fleece Berkshire Blanket! He laughed when he knew I had noticed the blanket on his bed.

Even though hot weather was predicted for the next few weeks the kids were prepared for those occasional cool nights. Being away from home is hard when you’re younger and having a piece of comfort helps those times when you are feeling a little home sick. Take a look at their bunks – they turn what looks like an uncomfortable camp bed into a soft cuddly bed for a good night’s sleep! They will definitely be feeling refreshed every morning and ready for camp fun!


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Summer Outdoor Living


There is nothing more that I love than a lazy day either in the hammock, on the lounger, or by the pool!

The night air can be crisp and cool. To help keep the chill away and still be able to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, I snuggle up under a throw!I also use a cozy pillow to support my back and help my posture when sitting on the outdoor furniture.

So think outside the house – use your throws/pillows and blankets to snuggle up under and enjoy the outdoors, and dress up your outdoor furniture!


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Color Watch: Tranquil Blue

Blue flowers

As summer comes into full swing, it’s hard not to fall in love with shades blue…bright skies and deep oceans are constant reminders of how this wonderful color can inspire tranquility and calm. This wonderful tray of blue swatches summarizes the endless options…add the color to cream for classic cheer up or be daring and mix with it tangerine and porcini.


Blue fabric swatches

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A blanket for mom’s “me time”

I recently went to Cape Cod for my yearly family vacation. We look forward this trip every year; it’s very relaxing for all of us. I could not believe how quickly the week went by. I am a complete beach person. My favorite place to be is on the beach where I can feel the ocean breeze on my face.  My dream would be to have a small cottage somewhere on the waterfront. I don’t know what it is about the ocean… I just find it very relaxing. The sound of the waves is so comforting.

I love to find a nice place on the beach to curl up with my VelvetLoft plush blanket and my book at sunset. My VelvetLoft blanket is one of the softest blankets I have. It’s smooth like butter, and it completes the whole experience.  No one else can use this blanket! It is one of those small things that I like to keep for myself as a mom.  Once you have kids there really isn’t anything that’s just yours anymore. We moms can still try. The kids try to steal it all the time, so the solution was to get them their own.  Now we all have one to enjoy, and boy, do we enjoy them!


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Be prepared to be spontaneous

ImageWow, was it unbelievably nice the other day! After all the rain and grey skies we have had, I almost forgot what sunshine was.

It was such an amazing day, so we decided to take the car for a nice (short) leisurely drive. We stopped at the local park and found ourselves wishing we brought a picnic.

The good news is we had an old Frisbee and a fleece throw in the car (we keep the throw in there for our little one to snuggle under on long rides).

We pulled out the throw and placed it on the semi-damp, dirty ground. We had a cozy place to sit after all. We then tossed the Frisbee for a while.

It was a nice day. Time seemed to fly as we sat there enjoying the park’s beauty!

Go enjoy your days!


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Summer camping: s’mores, blankets, and love

Camping in the woods.
Oh, summertime! This is my favorite time of year. I love it when everything starts getting green and you can hear the peepers at night. It’s nice to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Going camping is our favorite thing to do as a family in the summer. This means it’s time to become one with nature without computers or TV, which is unheard of for our younger generation.  It’s all about good old family time.

My two boys, 11- and 12-years old, love to pack up all their gear and hit the road. Of course we always bring more than we need – you’d think we were moving there! One thing that we do not compromise on is our Berkshire Blanket Microfleece Sheets and our fuzzy bunny blankets. We would not camp without them because they are perfect for those cool nights. After we have eaten our s’mores and our fire is dim, we crawl into our soft, comforting sheets and cover up with our fuzzy bunny blankets. They are as soft as a bunny, hence our nickname for them! My boys describe them as a sea of softness that you never want to get out of. They have just the right amount of warmth to keep you warm and they do not make you sweat.

Our friends used to make fun of us for the sheets and blankets we brought, as they did not see them as “rugged camping bedding.”  That was until the day their daughter crawled into our tent and would not get out of the bed. She rolled herself up in the blanket and said, “Mommy, it’s so soft; I want to stay here forever!”

Since that day, all of our camping companions, young and old, camp with their Microfleece Sheets and the Berkshire Blanket of their choosing. We all love the blankets so much we don’t want to keep them to ourselves. We want the whole world to have the same wonderful experience when they go to bed at night wherever they may be.

                            -Holly, aka fuzzy bunny lover

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