Archive for October, 2010

Tie That Hammock Down!

October 28, 2010 9:11 am
by: LiZa

This is what your hammock will look like when you don’t use hammock tie-down straps! The hammock strings have been so twisted and are wound tight. It now looks like more of a sail on a boat! I hope it won’t just fly off with a gusty wind!

These very useful hammock accessories are so simple, yet really prevent a problem. They also stabilize you while lying in it to prevent flipping out of it. You simply do what the name implies. You tie each end of your hammock from the wooden spreader bar to the leg of hammock stand below on opposite sides. No more twisted hammock!

This colorful, healthy salsa is easy to make for game day and the recipe makes two cups.


1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, well drained

1 can (8 3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, well drained

1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons chopped red onion

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile pepper seasoning

1/4 teaspoon salt


Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and cover. Then refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and pass around to your friends while everyone  is sitting  in a butterfly chair of their favorite color!

One of my favorite places to sit outdoors is in one of my cushioned hammock swings.  Sometimes I just pop out here for even a few minutes! I might be chatting on the phone or going through mail. It is 10 steps from my back door, so it is convenient, and, oh, so comfortable!

There are many big  maple trees in the back yard. Great for shade in the summer, and a special beauty in the fall, but so many leaves everywhere from them! A leaf raker’s dream (or nightmare!) Today, I noticed that a nice little pile of leaves had collected on my swing. It was dressed for fall!

We’ve had beautiful, warm weather for several days here in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately I’ve been inside working during all the daylight hours this past weekend. Today was a pretty fall day! The sky was sunny with occasional periods of clouds. This afternoon turned very windy! With fall here and the leaves turning colors and dropping, this made a sight to see!

I was busy doing a little neglected housework when I looked out and decided that I deserved to just sit in my hammock chair! So this is exactly what I did! I sat and stretched out my legs and just watched the whirlwind of leaves whipping all around me. The wind was causing me to sway nicely also. This is just what I needed to regain my balance after too much time indoors!

View From My Hammock

October 21, 2010 8:55 am
by: LiZa

I tend to be a warm weather person, enjoying summer and the beach or pool. However, there is something about fall that I love! The crisp, clear sky with no humidity to cause a haze. Cooler days that are comfortable enough to do some outdoor work around the yard. But the best part of fall for me would have to be the leaves! I just love to see all the vivid yellow, orange, and red colors!  I even like the smell of them!

One of my favorite little escapes from my busy day is to take a little walk out to my quilted hammock in my backyard. If it’s a bit cool, I wear a sweatshirt, and have even used a blanket! I lay down and look up. This sight takes my breath away! I stay here as long as my schedule allows that day. I always feel peaceful after this.

Football season is in full swing! Along with this, is the fun of tailgating! Every year you and your family and friends hang out in lawn chairs. This is fine, but this year, you want to do something different.

The tripod stand will hold your hammock chair! It folds up into a 51 inch carry case for easy transport. When ready to use, telescoping legs extend to 7ft 6inches tall.  Now, just hang your chair and hop in. You can sit and sway comfortably while everyone else is in an uncomfortable lawn chair.

Brazilian Hammock

October 18, 2010 9:50 pm
by: LiZa

The brazilian hammock is handmade from cotton cloth by skilled artisans. Cotton is used for strength and durability. They tend to be made of brilliant colors.

They are tightly woven, making them nice for cooler weather, but less cool in the heat of summer. They are often used for overnight sleeping due to the tight weave and secure feeling this provides. Many brazilian hammocks have ornate fringes and all of them are beautiful!

Do you have a large basement that your family likes to hang out in? Is it so big and you only have a few furniture pieces that get lost down there?

This is a situation that calls for the arc hammock stand! It is the largest hammock stand, made of sturdy wood, to hold a large hammock. Quite a large piece of furniture at 13 feet long! However, perfect to take up some space in your large room. What a great way to be able to continue using your hammock all year!

How about an extra bed for when your child’s friend stays overnight? Kids always want their friends to “spend the night”. You could put the hooks in the wall in their bedroom. When not in use, these hooks will hold a book bag or a hanging hamper.

When a bed is needed, a Mayan hammock works well to place on the hooks. Five seconds to an extra bed! No air mattress to inflate and deflate! The only problem may be that both kids will want to sleep in it, and if that’s appropriate, why not? What a special treat for a sleepover!

Another great idea for a hammock in the home is a hanging hammock chair. These are especially nice when space is an issue, taking up less space than a recliner!

The hammock chair can be hung with a chain from an S hook screwed into a stud in the ceiling. A nice place might be in a corner. Place a little table next to you for your drink and your book. Another option for hanging you chair is a hammock chair stand. This is a sturdy metal stand that will hold your chair. Now you can enjoy the swinging motion of your “summer chair” all winter long!