Archive for January, 2011

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away! Show the love of your life that you love spending time with them! This can be by just being close, talking, watching a movie, reading to each other, or listening to music in a hammock. This is quality time, and these times form the bonds of a relationship.

Give them a unique Valentine’s gift this year! Forget the candy! Half of us are trying to lose our holiday pounds anyway! How about a double hammock for a special gift? This is telling them that the most important thing to you is just being close to them!

Sometimes at this time of year in the winter, we get that blah feeling. We need a change in our environment or a bright color. I have a great idea! Bliss Hammocks makes bright, striped travel hammocks in a bag. The colors will beat the winter blues!

You can hang it with a chain from a hook in a ceiling joist (supporting beam). Just hang it to desired length. Then you can climb in it like a cocoon. When spring arrives, you can hang it outside…or not? You may want to keep your little haven to climb in when you need to get away from the rest of the world for a little while!

Superbowl Sunday is next week! However, there is always some sport that people like to follow! Football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and the list goes on.. Do you have a family room where you like to hang out with your friends or family and watch the game? Perhaps you only need an extra chair or two on the occasion they come over? Are the kids in dorms at college? What an inexpensive, portable piece of furniture for them!

The Algoma Hammocks Sport Couch comes in four colors, a possibility to have your team color, and is a great portable couch for inside the home. It also works great for the sports events you attend. It folds up and hangs from your shoulder with a strap, making it the perfect travel couch! No more cold bleachers! You will be surprised at the many uses you find for this handy piece!

Hammock Bed

January 26, 2011 9:25 am
by: LiZa

Did you know there are people who sleep in a hammock every night for their bed? It really is true! They aren’t just for napping on a summer afternoon. The original early hammocks were not even for relaxation, but more of a necessity for a bed.

The Mayan hammock or Brazilian hammock makes a nice hammock bed for sleeping because they tend be large and have a greater weight capacity. A wide hammock  is easier to lie across, which is how many people use them to sleep. There are people with back problems who state they will never go back to a regular bed again!

Winter Hammock

January 25, 2011 8:45 am
by: LiZa

If I would have left my quilted hammock out over the winter, this is what it would look like! It is freezing cold and snowy where I live. Would you do this to your beloved hammock? Don’t you think this hammock is cold and lonesome for someone to use it?

Don’t do this to your hammock! The best scenario would be to find a place for it in your home. Something so comfortable and enjoyable shouldn’t be out of use for several months. Be creative! The worst case scenario would be to bring it in and store it in a dry place. At least that would preserve its life. Let your hammocks know you think they are important!

A Hammock For A Deck

January 24, 2011 9:26 am
by: LiZa

If you have a smaller deck and would like to enjoy a hammock on it, the perfect type of hammock is the smaller, non spreader bar hammock, such as a medium size one, making it a nice size for a smaller space. A cotton hammock will give you a cool and comfortable rest.

You could hook the end loops over your deck posts. Or you could screw hooks into the posts to hang it on. Sometimes when we just need to take a step or two outside our house rather than walk way out to the back yard, we tend to do that quicker. This is the perfect situation if you have a small deck or balcony in the city with no yard!

Waiting For Spring

January 23, 2011 12:08 pm
by: LiZa

I know it is only January but the days are getting a little longer each day! This fools me into thinking that spring is right around the corner! It is if you think about how fast two months fly by. Days like today, when the sun is shining beautifully and streaming in the windows, I almost think it is spring!

Then I look out and see snow or I walk out and am blasted with a windy 20 degrees breeze! Wow! I know the time will go by quickly until I can hang up my rope hammock under my trees. Then I will watch the  signs of spring happen each day and wait for the first robin!

A Valentine Hammock

January 19, 2011 10:05 am
by: LiZa

quilted hammockValentine’s Day is just around the corner. What a wonderful way to spend the time together with your sweetheart, snuggling in a cozy hammock, talking, reading to each other, or even watching a movie! I especially like the quilted hammock in a bold, red color with white stripes. The most important thing, when selecting a hammock for two, is to check the weight capacity of the hammock. Most of the larger hammocks have a weight limit of 450 lbs, some of the Mayan hammocks can hold up to 650lbs!

My idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day with my sweetheart would be a nice dinner, maybe even cooked at home, together, after we shopped for food together, then a nice glass of wine, a fire in the fireplace, and pile into the hammock for a romantic comedy! That’s my idea of a cold, winter night in because I am a home-body in the winter!

Cool Hammocks

January 18, 2011 6:35 pm
by: LiZa

I love hammocks! There are so many cool hammocks available today in so many  different materials and shades of colors! They are becoming more and more popular as people realize the importance of relaxation. We cannot continue to run around like the Energizer bunny day after day without consequences.

Long ago, as far back as the 1600′, and before, hammocks were an item of necessity for sleeping, especially on ships. Now, they are a modern relaxation piece that are also decorative! People adorn patios, decks, porches, boats, and backyards with them. Some people just like the way they look. They can even be used inside where room allows, in stands, or hung from the ceiling or walls.

Brazilian Hammock

January 17, 2011 9:59 am
by: LiZa

The Brazilian hammock was first made by Brazilian Indians for sleeping. This hammock is known for a tighter weave. This slows down ventilation, which makes it a nice choice in cooler climates and makes it a nice choice for a hammock bed.

It has the feel of canvas, however it is made of cotton. Many love the comfort of cotton. Typically, Brazilian hammocks are made of bright colors and some are adorned with ornate fringes.