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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

SPT - Take a closer look
This weeks challenge.
is there a part of you, a part of your home, a part of your creativity that gets more attention from you than anything else?


Yes. That would be my pillow. So obviously we are all spending most of our lives sleeping than any one other thing, but this is where my creativity starts. I dream all night long. I always wake up with an idea and always go to bed with 5 stirring in my head. I call it my creative curse. It makes sleeping so hard for me. It takes me at least an hour to tell my brain to stop creating. I really should keep a notebook by my bed to write down every thing that I am thinking when I wake up.
I Love nice , high thread count white sheets and pillowcases. I bleach all my bedding once a week in the hottest water I can create in my washing machine. Over time my bedding becomes as soft as butter but as holey as Swiss cheese. I buy my bedding at stores like, Tuesday morning, Marshalls, TJmax, Sams or Costco. I buy the highest thread count my budget will allow.

So last week I needed two new pillowcases. I went to Tuesday Morning (this is where the closer look comes into play in the challenge) and found two pillowcases. So if you were to look back at my pillows how much would you think the 2 pillowcases would have cost? Not more than $15.00? $20.00?


Well here is a closer look at the packaging. I paid $24.99 for the two (still a little pricey I know, but these splurges are worth it to me as I use them everyday) But the regular price was $170.00 - i will retype this so you know this was no mistake. One Hundred and Seventy dollars! Outrageous! I realize that this price could be anything and they can make you think you are saving a ton but all the other pillowcases were $60. regular price.
So, my post is two fold.
  1. one to do my SPT - thanks Lelly you are awesome and i loved seeing how many turned out for SPT this week.
  2. if you are spending $170.00 on your pillowcases go to Tuesday Morning and use the saving to travel to Europe!
and i think my sister in law may have done the spt i have ever seen....

13 comments:

Jill said...

I really can't comprehend living a life where $170 for 2 pillow cases would be acceptable or possible. They better be magical for that price!

I always forget about Tuesday Morning, but always find good stuff when I remember to go there (it's not nearby).

You're right though, we spend so much of our lives sleeping it makes good sense to have bedding we love and that cradles us in comfort.

Jill said...

Woohoo, I'm first!

Elizabeth said...

I share that love. And wash the same way to eliminate dust mites that my tow guys are allergic too.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Whoa. That's some serious threadcounts, Kristi! Recently we stayed in a luxurious hotel and the girls told me the next morning, "Thread counts really do make a big difference, Mom, didn't you just FEEL theirs?" I admit, I hadn't (I WAS pretty tired and anything softer than a sleeping bag is quality to me :)

michelle said...

Cute, Kristi. I love Tuesday Morning and always seem to score when I remember to go there. I hope those pricey (at original price) pillowcases help ease you into sleep! (And yes, you really should keep a notebook by your bed.)

lelly said...

you are the ultimate bargain shopper. what a score!!

Hannah said...

My whole bedding set was less than $170- sheesh! You are the queen of good deals, I love seeing what you find. And a notebook on my bedside table is essential lately for good sleep- I hope you figure something out!

Liz said...

I love buying my sheets at places like this too! Why would I pay full price for sheets when I can get them for less??

Poulsen Family said...

I'm new to SPT and I have to say that I LOVE my pillow! It's half memory foam half down (Costco I love you!) We have a Tuesday Morning just up the street from us and I've been meaning to go check it out, but haven't had the chance to yet, now I have to!

Wende said...

last year for christmas my sister in law gave me 800 thread count sheets (white) because we give our favorite things like oprah. it is the BEST gift i've ever gotten, there is no turning back for me now!

Laurie said...

You are the bargain queen! I love high quality sheets & pillow cases, but it's hard to find those deals. Good job!

(you can totally sleep easy knowing you didn't pay too much for your bedding)

:)

LJ said...

Um hello, you are far too nice. This is in no way the best spt ever, but thanks! YOu're the best!

carlo said...

love Tuesday Morning! like jill, i often forget about it b/c it is over the river and through the woods... not really, but it is on the other side of the city so i often loop it in with other errands. :)

great buy!