Saturday, October 23, 2010

Indulgence: Quality Sheets

Earlier this year I was in one of those "because I'm worth it" kinds of moods, wanting to indulge myself a bit.  So I went over to Tuesday Morning and found some fabulous 400 thread-count, Supima cotton  sheets.  
                                           

This was in the middle of summer and I was using my other indulgent sheets that are a lighter 200 thread-count Pima cotton.  I washed the new sheets and put them on as soon as I got home.  That night, though, I realized that these were perhaps more suited to being my fall or spring-time sheets as they were a little too heavy and I got warm.  (Yes, I even have winter sheets and no, they aren't flannel, just a heavy cotton damask.)  Am I fussy?  Well, yeah but after years of using cheapo sheets and making due with what we had, I figure I'm entitled.  So I now have 3 quality sets of sheets that I love.  

BUT something was missing and I wasn't sure what it was. I was in another 'pamper me' mood while grocery shopping the other day, and I realized what would really REALLY make these sheets indulgent to the max. And that was:

That's right, expensive fabric softener.  I say "expensive" because in comparison to the other brands out there, this is.  I paid about $5.00 for this and let me tell you IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY.  Holy moly does this smell good.  It took me a good 10 minutes of sniffing all of them in the store before deciding on this scent.  And it lasts!  Turning down my bed has never been so delightful, as the scent of orchids wafts up, second only to laying my head down on my memory-foam pillow and drifting off to la-la-land....... and sweet dreams!