Monday, March 2, 2015


By Kate Collins
Isn’t that the best statement ever? Well, besides, “Here’s a chocolate brownie smothered in thick dark chocolate sauce for you.”

Annnnywaaaay, when I come home from an evening out, I can’t wait to snuggle into a pair of comfortable PJs, especially on a cold winter evening.

Recently I noticed that my favorite winter pair was wearing thin, so I decided to treat myself to two nice new sets. And that began the “Great Pajama Hunt.” That lasted until I gave up trying to get to department stores in bad weather only to find  spring merchandise out -- and good luck seeing something on the clearance rack that looks pretty AND is the right size.

So I turned to the Internet. Lo and Behold I found all the winter pajamas a jammy-holic could ever want. Then it was time to get specific with my must haves:
A.     Something pretty that would also feel good on.

B.     Something cuddly soft and warm.

I started with the search words “soft flannel” and then added in “bamboo” because I love my bamboo cotton flannel sheets so much  that I use them year around.  I found a pretty pair of flannel pajamas that did not have bamboo in them but the reviews kept describing them as: soft and thick, best PJs ever, love them, will never buy any other kind, etc.  So I ordered them and you can see the photo here. They’re white with turquoise birds and they’re very pretty. Also very warm. Actually, a bit too warm under my big comforter. Have I mentioned that I love burying under a comforter at night? Also not as cuddle soft as I’d hoped. A tad stiff and somewhat boxy, in fact.

So I went back to the search engine and started with “bamboo cotton flannel” but it didn’t turn up anything I liked. The closest I could find, bamboo viscose, that also had great reviews weren’t in the normal PJ colors.  They were jewel-toned, which doesn’t make me think of sleep. Nevertheless, I ordered this pair in burgundy because I liked the style and it was the least objectionable color.

Between the pretty white with turquoise and the burgundy, I had a winner! The burgundy bamboo PJs are so comfy and so stylish, I want to wear them for lounging as well as sleeping. And they keep me warm but not too warm. Oddly, I feel happy in them. And don’t we all want to be happy?

Do you have favorite pajamas? Are you choosy about your PJs, too?

Sleep happy, friends.

P.S. My big COVER REVEAL is on my Facebook page today. I’m showing off my November mystery, FLORIST GRUMP. I LOVE it! Look what Abby's eating!