Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two loves: Sheets & Chocolate

I love my bed. 
More importantly i love clean sheets that feel awesome. 
I think it ties back to being a child and "having to have cold clean sheets" to sleep. 
I remember flipping my pillow over all night so i could sleep on the cool side, i was a weird child...i know. So needless to say, i have been known to stock my linen closet FULL of sheets.
Here is the irony to the story: I think spending over $40 on a set of bed sheets is insane. 
womp womp
Do YOU know of any nice bedsheets that are under $40?!? No, i didn't think so. 
My grandmother got me the most amazing egyptian cotton bed sheets YEARS ago that now have a few holes in them...but i love them (and only use them in the winter otherwise i get too hot). My cousin loves them too; every time he spends the night with my brother he searches through the linen closet for "his sheets"...ha keep dreaming bro. 
I had recently bought a set of sheets at Ross that were like 300 thread count...and i loved they way the felt, until a week later. Apparently i move in my sleep because within a week there were little pills (fabric bumps) all over my fitted sheet. ugh.
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While i was at Target i noticed that they had a lot of their sheets on clearance. 
I am not able to find the exact sheets i got on their website but these are close enough
I got a 325 thread-count grey set for about $30. 
I got them home, washed them, and put them on my bed and man oh man i really, really like them. 
{you can see some of the ideas i have about changing my bedroom here}
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I also made these babies last night: 
I found these "No Bake Oatmeal Cookies" on Oh She Glows website, and i knew i had to make them.
Her recipe calls for: 
1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips, 1 large banana, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp buckwheat groats (optional), 1 tsp cocoa powder, sweetener, if preferred. 
{I crossed out the things i didn't use}
I was unable to find any chia seeds at Harris Teeter (arg) so i used some flax seeds instead. 
I also added honey and a shake or two of cinnamon as well as semi-sweet chocolate chips instead to the recipe. 
I followed her directions: 
{1} In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for about 60 seconds being careful not to burn them. Remove from microwave and stir so the rest of the chips melt. 
{2} Roughly chop the banana and mash it into the melted chips with a fork. 
{3} Stir in the rest of the ingredients into the chocolate & banana and stir very well until all of the oats are coated with chocolate. 
{4} Line a plate with parchment paper and drop about 7 cookies into it {i used cupcake liners instead}. 
Place them in the freezer for about 1 hour until firm. Cookies will firm up, but they won't become solid and will remain chewy. 
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YUM...seriously. They were so delicious. 
I have...oh i dont know, three left? 
Yup i gobbled those suckers down and didn't feel to dang guilty about it either. 
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Have you tried any new recipe's lately?
Do you have an unhealthy obsession with bed sheets?


Melissa said...

I love sheets so much. Lately I've looked at them while in Walmart or wherever, but you're right - so expensive!! We registered for & received two sheet sets for our wedding. One from BB&B that were a higher nicer thread count & one from Walmart. The walmart ones were cozy but a lot cheaper & now i know why - i eventually had to throw them out b/c they thinned so much that there were holes in them! (A lot of holes.) So we're down to ONE set of sheets! I must get some more. Maybe for Christmas! :)

Tif said...

OH MY GOSH...those look SO DELISH!

Happily following you girl!

Ramblings of a Southern Belle

Kalie said...

I love cold sheets and pillow too. I splurged and got a set of 750 thread count a few years ago. Heaven, let me tell you. I love your comforter too! I am about to change my room colors, so sadly, my beloved sheets won't match any longer.

Abbey said...

I'm weird about sheets too. I like them to be cool. :)

Victoria said...

I love the idea of awesome sheets too! I am into the cotton but feel almost like silk ones. Unfortunately, I am cheap and have been saying I'm going to get a new bed for like 5 years. So, I REALLY don't want to splurge on some new sets until then. Stupid...But true.

I haven't tried any new recipes all that recently. I posted about Joy the Baker's chocolate peanutbutter frosted cupcakes a few weeks back and I think that's the latest new thing I have baked.

Today I ate no less than four cookies. Again, chocolate cookies with peanutbutter chips. I had put some in the freezer last time I baked them! Smart, smart, smart!

Laura said...

I need to buy new sheets! I bought a new quilt for my bed which I looooove and I need sheets that match it. I never bought really nice sheets so I am considering a splurge. Who knows!

I love no bake cookies. Too bad I can't eat them because of all the sugar. I miss them. My mom had the best peanut butter no bake recipe. They literally melt in your mouth. Amazing! But I eat the whole batch in a really short amount of time haha. Not so good for me!

Emily B said...

Your bedspread is so pretty! I love how simple and elegant it is.

~em at small girl, big world

Amy said...

Your bed looks soo nice!! And those cookies look heavenly!!! I'm getting a sweet craving and it's not even 9AM yet!

Lauren jonczak said...

Great post. I love my bed too. I just bought this pillow top queen size bed set, it is the most comfortable bed. I usually buy sheets that are on sale because I don't want to pay more the $40 either but my friends say I need to get egyptian cotton bed sheets. They say I don't know what comfort is until I sleep on egyptian cotton. Those cookies just made me hungry. Thanks so much for sharing.