Archive for the ‘Accessories’ Category
Now that Christmas is over and we are into a new year I have promised myself to try to give gifts that are more meaningful to the person that is receiving them. I don’t need another pair of slippers or any more bath soap, so I am going to make the change to not give gifts like that.
For example, anything football related would be great for Uncle Mike, and a new hammock or hammock accessories for my brother Pete. Just by knowing what they like to do when they are not working helps to find gifts that they will not only use but enjoy for years to come.
I was very surprised to find out that I can also buy hammock suspension kits. Of course I do not need to use a kit now when my hammock is still new. One day I know I will need to have new S hooks or chain. I will pick up my kit now, and then when my hammock needs it, I will have it ready. My hammock accessories are complete.
Well…it can also make you cold in cooler weather! So, one of the best hammock accessories in the fall is the rope hammock pad, keeping me comfy and a bit warmer, so that I can continue to enjoy my hammock late in the season!
My husband has always been a football fanatic but I could take or leave it. I recently decided to prepare snacks and watch the games with him to see what all the fuss is about. By the 2nd week and about 4th game in I was hooked!
My husband had to take the time to teach what the game was all about but now I can’t wait for the next game to come on. And of course I always prepare the snacks. We are planning to go to the CenturyLink Field stadium to watch a game live and have a tailgating party in the parking lot. I am so excited to try out the new trailer hitch stand with the 2 new hanging hammock chairs we purchased. I hope we make in to see the game also.
I think it is true that you can find everything in New York City. I happened to stumble upon a hammock shop today.
I found some interesting hammock accessories. But my favorite is still my hammock mister, for those hot days in the summer! They will be here before you know it!
Women like to accessorize themselves with jewelry, scarves, etc. You may not realize that the greatest part of having a hammock is adding fun hammock accessories! One of my favorites are the pillows. I like to add a few so that I can prop up when I want to read or write.
There are magazine holders, misters to spray you when it’s hot, and even a hammock rocker! You can put the stake in the ground near your hammock, then pull on rope to rock yourself to sleep!
I have discovered that having many hammock pillows on my hammock is the greatest way to relax. I like to pile them up, then put one right under my head, for support. This makes it very comfortable for reading, also.
I think it is fun to get a pretty hammock pillow to coordinate with your hammock because it adds a personal touch to your favorite spot. I have one that makes me thing of lying on a hammock at the beach! It would be an interesting idea to make it seasonal for a hammock in the house, a pillow for each season, and inside, these can be regular couch pillows. You could change them around for something different, as it is easier than moving furniture!
Exercise is so very important for our well being, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is so important to do some form of exercise at least three times a week. Maybe a gym membership would benefit you. There are machines for weight training and cardio work, like treadmills, bikes, and elliptical machines. It is a great way to meet new friends too.
The best part of exercise, for me, is how I feel afterwards, when the endorphins, those “feel-good” chemicals, are released to make us feel wonderful.I t can feel a bit intimidating to some. But, just remember, everyone is there for a common goal, to look and feel better, and they all were new at some time. When I take a class that has floor work, I take one of my hammock pads and fold it three times for a great mat!
You may have a great hammock, or maybe even two, but do you have some great hammock accessories to enjoy while in it? These make life a little easier. For instance, the hammock mister keeps you cool while it’s hot out. The hammock caddy holds your loose items, like iPod, book, glasses, etc. The hammock tree straps make your hammock portable if you travel or camp.
They make great gifts for our loved ones too. People will buy themselves a hammock, then overlook the nice, little “extras”. Keep these items in mind as write out your list to Santa! That is, if you have been nice this year, not naughty!
We were blessed enough to have some extended family travel to spend Thanksgiving with us this year! We had such a nice visit on Thanksgiving Day and a wonderful meal. We are enjoying the leftovers today while catching up even more on conversation. We didn’t venture out yesterday with the traffic from Black Friday. It was fun to just relax with our family and stay around the house.
We stayed up late watching funny movies and slept in late today. I discovered a new use for the Algoma Hammocks rope hammock pads that we usually store all winter. I had a great idea to put them on the blow up mattress that some of the kids slept on. It made the mattress more cozy and kept them from feeling hot, as those mattresses can sometimes do. The kids slept like logs and we thought they were never waking up!