Hello From Key West

January 18, 2017 12:03 pm
by: Key West Hammock Lady

Caribbean Jumbo Mayan hammockHello from the warm and sunny peninsula of Key West! I am a new blogger on The Hammock Gazette. They needed a warm and sunny perspective this winter. What can I say? I live in a sunny, warm, beautiful place, but please don’t hate me for it!

I love my hammocks and my hammock chairs, so it will be easy and fun to blog about them! In fact, I am lounging in my Mayan Hammock now as we speak. Life is good! For those who are freezing, I say, take a trip to the keys!

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Winter Storm Jupiter

January 17, 2017 1:46 pm
by: Queen of Relaxation

Brazilian hammockWhat an icy, snowy mess the latest winter storm, Jupiter, has left in its wrath! I think we may have escaped the worst part of it where I live, but some of my fellow Americans certainly did not!

Now, I just feel almost thankful for this wet, dreary day because it is only rain! It is definitely too wet to go out and play, but I am warm and dry in one of my portable hammocks set up in my house. I am finally going to read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, an old, yet timeless classic!

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Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 16, 2017 9:54 am
by: LiZa

martin-luther-kingToday is not only just a day off work for many people, but it is a day to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and an activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. This man is best known for the role he played in the advancement of civil rights. He encouraged nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

I am laying in my travel hammock right now reading about this wonderful man! I wish that people today would follow his nonviolent examples to protest. I am touched by his many famous quotes but this one is my favorite:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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Winter Weekend Day 2

January 15, 2017 8:02 am
by: LiZa

Cacoon hanging chairThis morning I woke to everything covered by an ice glaze. The temperature is in the 20’s, so unless the temp rises and the sun comes out, we are staying in again, praying for sunshine!

On a happy note, I found a new blogger from the sunny, warm part of the country! I look forward to her sunny, warm posts! Look for her posts later this week. I also found my new dream hammock..a cacoon hanging tree hammock!

Winter Weekend

January 14, 2017 1:21 pm
by: LiZa

bonsai white 2This weekend is cold and icy! It’s hard to leave the house, I will admit. So, I have decided that I am not going to! Fortunately, I really don’t need to.

I have everything I need to “camp in” this weekend. I am making a nice dinner tonight and staying in. I don’t have to worry about the freezing rain out there. Instead I will be safe and dry, and also save a little money! Maybe I will put that money towards a new large hanging tree hammock for my back yard!

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Freaky Friday

January 13, 2017 6:46 pm
by: LiZa

Hatteras Hammocks quilted hammockOne of my old favorite movies is Freaky Friday. Tonight, being Friday, seems like a perfect night to watch it! Of course, though, I may have to suffer through at least one of the Friday the 13th movies with my son also, because, after all, it is an appropriate day that too!

i wish I still had my wooden hammock stand in my family room, but I moved it out for other furniture. This way I could snooze through the scary movies!

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Record Breaking Temps!

January 12, 2017 11:01 pm
by: LiZa

Bliss Hammocks "S" Stitched Polyester hammockAfter all the frigid coldĀ  temps and blustery wind last week, we had a reprieve today! Temperatures in the 60″s in January set a record! I know it’s not normal, but I couldn’t help enjoying it.

It took a lot of control not to go dig out one of my Bliss hammocks and hang it up. But I know, it will end up covered in snow again next week! So, I just enjoyed the day by going for a hike at the lake.

 

Sunshine After A Storm

January 11, 2017 2:36 pm
by: LiZa

TBrazilian Hammock Chairhis morning we woke to icy road conditions and chilly temperatures. I have to remind myself, “hey, it is winter, after all”! But by 9am, the sun was out doing its work of melting the ice.

After a nice breakfast, at our local diner, spent catching up with my dear friend, and letting the temperature rise outside, we hit the neighborhood walking! Lots of hills and several conversations later, I feel well deserving of a flop in my Brazilian hammock chair!

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Taco Tuesday

January 10, 2017 9:55 am
by: Healthy Hammock Lady

Byer of Maine Brazilian hammock chairI love Tuesdays! This winter, I am doing “Taco Tuesday” with my family. There are so many kinds of tacos, it won’t be boring. Today, I am trying this recipe in my crock pot, because it’s time-saving, and that means more time for to have a moment of relaxation in one my best hammock chairs!

Crockpot Ranch Chicken Tacos
Ingredients
4 frozen chicken breasts
1 packet ranch packet
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can chicken broth

Directions
Put frozen chicken breasts in crock pot. In separate bowl mix together chicken broth, ranch packet and one taco seasoning packet until blended. These ingredients won’t completely mix, but just use your good judgment. Pour over the chicken in crock pot. Cook on low for 5 hours.

Shred chicken in crock pot and let sit another 30 minutes.

Serve with crunchy shells and avocado.

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Manic Monday

January 9, 2017 5:33 pm
by: LiZa

Luna Hammock Chair StandI often remember that song, Manic Monday, by The Bangles. Sometimes Mondays feel that way, with lots to do, and catch up on on. However, mostly, I try to keep my Mondays as a stay-at-home day. This entails regrouping after a weekend, which includes some housework and paperwork.

I also like to cook a nice meal, big enough for some leftovers, for lunches. So, my Mondays are a bit busy, but in a good way. Then I like to reward myself with some time in my hammock chair stand. It’s a great start to my week!