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Even though the weather in Louisville isn’t quite Spring like at the moment, as we’re expecting 10-12 inches of snow this weekend. There have been several days where I’ve had the windows open airing out the stale winter air. Like this past weekend for instance. The temperature reached nearly 80 degrees, all my windows were open, and I was in full on Spring cleaning mode.
First up on the agenda was my bedroom. Sorting through old clothes, tossing dirty sneakers, and throwing away the junk is always at the forefront of spring cleaning. But an aspect of bedroom spring cleaning that’s easy to overlook happens to be our actual bedding. From spot cleaning the mattress (note to self: no more coffee in bed) to tossing sheets that are past their prime.
If you’re washing your sheets once a week, and only working with one set of sheets it’s safe to say they’re ready to retire. I’m guilty of holding onto things for too long. I’ll admit it. I’m guilty of it also. Take my old mattress for instance. I happen to be just as bad with sheets. Bad habits are hard to break after all. But I’m working on it. That counts for something, right?
When Authenticity 50 reached out about their bedding a few weeks back I took it as kismet. An excuse to cycle out my old bedding and support a Made in USA business in the process. It was literally a win, win. Finally, I’ve got two sets of sheets to work with. Like an actual adult. Because there’s nothing worse than wearing out your favorite sheets with weekly washes.
Authenticity 50’s sheet sets are made with California-grown Supima® cotton. Also know as American-Egyptian cotton, which is 35% longer than regular cotton making it 45% stronger and a lot softer. They’re easily the softest sheets I have slept on. Imagine your favorite hotel sheets. Then imagine being able to sleep on those sheets in the comfort of your own home. That’s the beauty of what Authenticity 50 has to offer.
They are also the ONLY company making 100% Made in USA luxe bedding. Every part of their product has been sourced from America, and they take great pride in the fact that we are reviving a dead manufacturing industry and bringing hundreds of jobs back to the States, from coast-to-coast. Their Supima® cotton is grown in California, then their fabric is spun, woven, cut & sewn across the South, their boxes are from the Midwest and their product tags are from the East Coast.
Up until the 1980’s, America used to spin and weave MILLIONS of yards of high quality fabric. However, as the lure of cheap overseas labor became commonplace with companies & corporations, virtually ALL domestic bedding manufacturing left our shores – taking many thousands of jobs away as well. For example, one of their partner mills used to employ 1400 people – now they have 60 employees left. 60. Their products are made from the highest quality materials, by the best workers.
Besides swapping out my bedding this past weekend I also made a trip to one of my favorite flower stores in town, Mahonia. They were celebrating their one year anniversary with 20% all plants Friday and Saturday. An offer that I took full advantage of and filled the empty rail behind my bed with a few new plants, and I’ve still got room for a few more. Stay tuned!
I read somewhere last week that having plants in your bedroom can help relieve stress and promote a better night’s sleep. Fingers crossed the internet isn’t full of liars after all! Any of you have any personal stories on this or plant recommendations to add? Leave me a comment below or shoot me an email – I’m ready to put this green thumb to work.
I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost 3 years now, and for whatever reason I’ve just now started to settle in to the space. My bedroom doubles as a living space and home office, and up until now that meant my productivity at home wasn’t the best. I teamed up with the team at Havenly to help make my work from home life as productive as possible.
What’s better than a Instagram-worthy blogger home office? One that’s as productive as it photogenic. Plus, Havenly takes all the guess work out of the design and buying process while allowing tailoring to personal tastes – like those Star Wars posters.
If you’re not familiar with Havenly then you’ve been missing out! They can help you design and furnish nearly every room in your home, and the process is incredibly seamless. The whole thing starts with a quick quiz, followed by uploading a current photo of your space, along with dimensions of said space, and inspiration photos for your new space, and after that, it’s time to select your designer.
Your designer looks through your quiz answers and uploaded photos to develop concepts for your room, which you then narrow down to your favorite. I picked pieces from both concepts and asked my designer to narrow down into one, and I was 100% happy with what she delivered.
As if the process wasn’t easy enough already, when it’s time to purchase everything it’s as easy as deciding what you want to actually buy, clicking add to cart, and entering your billing information. Havenly handles the rest, including guaranteeing the lowest prices.
What are you waiting for? If there’s a room in your home that’s begging for some love then you’re in luck because Havenly was kind enough to offer $25 off a full Havenly Design for all my readers use the code KENTUCKYGENT at checkout to redeem!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Havenly, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for continuing to support the brands that make this dream a reality.
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