As contradictory as it sounds, it's a real bummer to waste one of your sick days actually being sick. It's no fun laying in bed, wiping your nose until its red, and - worst of all - lacking an appetite. Besides, it seems there are more and more reasons we find ourselves yearning for down time as the year comes to an end. Whether it's the cold that's finally getting to you or you're just plain worn out from Black Friday shopping, honor National Stay At Home Because You're Well Day by calling in "well" to work on November 30th. Finally, a whole day to appreciate yourself with the rest and relaxation you deserve! Stay home and partake in one or more of these cozy slipper-wearing activities:
1. Snuggle up in front of a toasty fire and sop hot cocoa from your favorite mug.
2. Delve into that alluring novel you've been yearning to start
3. Cozy up with a loved one and watch an old-fashioned film
4. Sit back and check out the hottest online sales right from your couch
5. Challenge your noggin by pulling out an old board game (Scrabble, a personal fav) or jigsaw puzzle
The cold weather has finally rolled in - and fast! Stock up on our newest Daniel Green slippers to keep your toes warm from this year's brisk temperatures and frosty condensation. Your feet will be surrounded with soft and fluffy thermal fabric for dynamic cushioning and insulation.Avoid getting cold feet by ordering online now and have your new pair delivered straight to your door!
Big day ahead? Make cooking a luxury this Thanksgiving by taking care of the precious feet you'll be standing on all day long. Look great and feel even better by dinnertime with the support and comfort of Daniel Green! Want any last minute decorating tips? Below are some cute and festive adornment ideas to jazz up your Thanksgiving table:
1) Go light with white this Thanksgiving! Brighten up the evening with a classic, all-white look on your table. White pumpkins and dishware are perfect accents for emphasis. Red wine and cranberry sauce will provide an irresistible contrast!
3) A bowl of fruits and vegetables is always a classic centerpiece. Opt for apples, pears, grapes, and/or persimmons for fruits and squash, eggplant, artichokes, and/or cabbage for veggies. Add some fullness with fresh herbs, pinecones and acorns. Don't forget the pumpkins!
4) Carve out that last untouched pumpkin and turn it into a vase! Begin carving the pumpkin as you would normally by cutting a lid and removing the filling and seeds. Fill with flowers, colorful foliage, or anything else!
5) For each guest, spray a mini pumpkin or an apple with gold or silver paint (use a metallic color to add shimmer). Cut a slit on one side of the top and slip in a small piece of personalized paper for a creative name card display!
"There's no place like home," chants Dorothy in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, as she clicks the heels of her ruby slippers. We couldn't agree more, Judy Garland. Now it's your chance to own a pair of ruby slippers from Daniel Green. With a variety of styles from traditional suede moccasins to wool sequin scuffs, find the perfect pair that suits you. Save 10% with discount code RUBY10.
After weeks of planning and designing, the Daniel Green fall slipper catalog is complete and in route to your home! If you are not on the mailing list, you can either view the catalog online or request a catalog. Our favorite classic styles include the Dormie, Glamour and Meg, and this year we have several brand new styles to show off! Jewel tones, wool, and slippers with sequins are just a few of the exciting new product features offered by Daniel Green. Take a look and order your favorite pair today!
Grandparent's Day is Sunday, September 8, 2013. Don't forget to make that day special this year by showing your appreciation for your grandparents and your kid's grandparents. Browse the Pinterest board we created, Grandparent's Day Gift Ideas, to help generate creative ideas. These gifts are not only personalized, but memorable as well, enjoy!
With so many amazing book choices, we created a list of our top 5 must read books for fall, all under 500 pages and major page turners. Grab a book and a cozy pair of Daniel Green slippers and start reading!
The Aviator's Wifeby Melanie Benjamin: A stunning look into the life of Charles Lindbergh told by his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh about love, life and loss. Read more...
Whistling Past the Graveyardby Susan Crandall: A coming-of-age story of nine-year-old Starla Claudelle from Mississippi who runs away from home and learns life lessons that will change her forever. Read more...
Loving Frankby Nancy Horan: A complicated love story between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney that pulls you into the unique life and mind of Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more...
Moloka'iby Alan Brennert: A heartbreaking and courageous story of a young Hawaiian girl who contracts leprosy and is taken from her family to live in the leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Read more...
The Kitchen Houseby Kathleen Grissom: A tragic and shocking story of Lavinia, an orphaned seven-year-old who is adopted by tobacco plantation workers as she learns the meaning of family and loyalty. Read more...
Our lives are hectic, so the last thing we want is to come home to a space that is chaotic and uncomfortable. Transform your living room into a cozy place where you can curl up and relax with your family. These five tips will help you create a space that is comfortable, inviting and hard to leave!
Group furniture together
No one likes shouting across the room. So, instead of pushing all the furniture up against the walls, create a conversation space in the middle of the room. Group couches, chairs and benches together and use an area rug to anchor them. Just make sure there is enough space between everything so you are able to walk through.
Fill the space with things that make you happy. Art, framed pictures and family heirlooms are all nice pieces that will add interest to the room and make it feel 'lived-in' and inviting.
If it's comfort you want, the key is plush rugs, flowing drapes, and deep couches. Also, make sure to have lots of big fluffy pillows and soft throw blankets all around. These textures invite people to curl up, get cozy and stay a while.
Lighting, Lighting, Lighting!
Do not underestimate the importance of lighting in your home. The right lighting can change a stark, boring room to cozy and welcoming with the flick of a switch! Layer your lighting with unique ceiling fixtures, decorative lamps, and lots of candles. Remember, dark is depressing so the brighter a room, the better. And, don't forget about natural light. Use soft, translucent drapes so sunshine fills the room. You will be amazed what a difference the light will make!
A messy room will make you feel smothered and tense. Get organized and throw out anything you no longer need. Find attractive pieces for the room that can double as storage, such as ottomans, book shelves, baskets or cabinets. And, be creative! Storage can be stylish as well as functional. You will feel much more relaxed once you have a little breathing room, and all that clutter is out of the way.
I absolutely love the military inspired Daniel Green 'Militaire' and 'Majorelle' with their delicate trim and four tiny front bows. These vintage styles came in several different matching and contrasting colors and I'm sure were a hit in the 1940's (even if they weren't on the battlefield).