Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bed Scraping Challenge

How sad, I didn't get the chance to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day this last Saturday and I've been running around at 100 MPH since. To top it all off I'm going to need to invest in a new camera before I post again. Anyone have suggestions on what I should get? I've dropped my little nikon too many times in the last 4 years I've had it but it's been good to me.
I have a little challenge for you all. Create a scrapbook page about your bed, your kids bed, even your dogs will do. The point is just to make it about a bed. Don't think you have anything to say about your bed? Below are some questions to get you rolling for jouraling ideas and what spin to take on this.

  • What size is your bed? Would you like to change anything about the size?
  • Do you have a favorite sheet set?
  • What is the perfect combination of blankets for you?
  • How often do you change the top blankets or scheme of your bedding? Which is your favorite?
  • How many pillows do you sleep with?
  • Do you make your bed every day? What is your routine?
  • Which side do you sleep on?
  • Who or what do you share your bed with?
  • Do you like to have the blankets tucked in at the foot of the bed or untucked?
  • How long do you spend in it on average each night?
  • Do you watch TV from bed or ban it from your sleeping space?
  • What would I find on your bedside table?

This was all spurred from me trying to plan a vacation for us in August. We've considered a cruise to Alaska, visit to Hawaii, luxury camping resorts, Mexico, rental house/condo on the ocean or a lake. There are just so many options and I discovered this evening that the deal breaker for me comes down to the bed. Sure there are a lot of other factors that come into play but I'm trying to stick to a budget and I'm not willing to go with a "budget bed". I go on vacation to relax, unwind, catch up on sleep, and spend some quality time with my husband. All that is seriously compromised if I'm not getting good sleep in a good bed. The bar is high which also doesn't help. A few months ago we upgraded from a Queen to a King pillow top Heavenly Bed. and bought nothing less than 400 thread count sheets. I LOVE my bed.

All this got me to thinking about how important it is to me and how fun it would be to scrap this kind of unusual subject but still a key part of everyone's day. I'm going to work on a Bed page this week and post it on Saturday. I challenge you to do the same and link me to what you've created. If you just can't bring yourself to scrap it then at least take a picture and answer some of the questions and link me to that. You might surprise yourself. Imagine how much inspiration you can pull from the patterns and texture on your bedding. Try it!


wandabing said...

I am totally with you on this bed thing!! About 18 months ago, my hubby "talked" me into getting a Select Comfort Sleep number bed- I just couldn't see spending that much money for a bed!!! Ok- he was RIGHT!! I LOVE MY BED- I just never understood how big a difference a GREAT makes in your life!!! All the lower back pain I had since son #1 was born ended almost immediately!! Amazing!! You are not alone!


Shannon Parks said...

Bring it on Baby!

AJ said...

super idea Sarah~ I would love to see some of your scrapping creations as well!!

as for the camera~I have a Canon Rebel XTi and I *heart* my camera more than my bed!! ;)