Tuesday, September 29, 2009


There is nothing like a nap by the fire!

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”
---Robert Fulghum author of 'All I Really Need to Know I Learned in KIndergarten'

Not that anyone is asking, but for those of you wondering where I have been since my last post, the answer is fitting in as many naps as possible!

In early September I was thrilled to receive a promotion at work! It's all very exciting. But for me, change is also exhausting, both mentally and physically.

One of my favorite ways to recharge is to nap. This drives my husband crazy, he is an 'up-and-out' kind of guy. But I just love to nap! My weekend is not complete without a long nap - preferably two-to-three hours - on Saturday or Sunday. I'm in heaven if I can fit in a nap both days.

What makes for a good nap retreat? Here are some great examples from the pages of House Beautiful . And all these decorating styles would work beautifully in a smaller space.

A comfortable place to stretch out, good lighting, a throw to ward off any chill - this is the perfect nap spot. (And take a peek at the lovely desk chair. I could see myself doing a little work and then curling up for a catnap on the couch.)
Again, all the basics for great napping can be found in this room. And it's perfect for nappers who prefer a more subdued color scheme.
This might be a bit bright for some nappers, but I just love to soak up the sun while dozing.

The coziness of this spot appeals to me. I also like the clean subtle lines of the space.

Until next time happy napping!



  1. I love naps too!

    And it bothers my boy to no end also!!

    I even wrote a creative nonfiction piece about it.

  2. Amy,

    Thanks so much for your comment. It's so nice to know I'm not the only one out there who loves to nap!