Here’s our convertible daybed review. Are you having guests for the holidays? Last weekend, we had a house full of guests…which is a good thing to have again! It meant my office needed to become a guest room.
It’s Five Faves time with Annie and Cindy where I am also sharing some Christmas decor ideas so that you can be prepared when it makes sense for you (like perhaps after Thanksgiving) and the easy breakfast casserole that was a hit.
1. Pottery Barn Convertible Daybed Review: The Pros and Cons
Pro: It’s WAY more comfortable than the futons and air mattresses that we have tried…or many convertible sofas. Plus it makes a king-size bed.
Con: This is not the easiest convertible bed to make as we had to add a 3″ memory foam mattress topper (and then where do you store it? We put it under our bed when not in use). Howard bought the mattress topper at Costco but it is also at Walmart.
So, we definitely recommend it for when you need an extra guest room in an office or den…and want a stylish day bed the rest of the time.
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2. Easy Breakfast Casserole For A Crowd
Cindy H. served us this for breakfast at her house recently. It’s sort of a retro recipe that IS easy to make. She said to just google Saltine Egg Casserole…which is what I did and added a couple of modifications like chopped spinach (you could add any vegetable like leftover cooked bell peppers).
30 saltine crackers
2 c. grated Cheddar cheese (I used half Cheddar and half Jack cheese since that’s what we had)
1/2 c. melted butter (you could probably use less)
2 c. milk
1/2 c. bacon bits (about three or four slices crumbled)
1 c. chopped fresh spinach (not a part of the original recipe but is tasty and seems healthier)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Crumble crackers and put in a buttered 8 x 12-inch casserole dish. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over crackers. Bake for 20 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.
3. Reasonably Priced Outdoor Lantern From Wayfair
We needed a new larger-scale front porch light as the one we had was corroded from the salt air and was a bit too small.
The Darlana lantern from Circa Lighting does not have glass panes (my clients love that it’s easy to keep clean). So when the electrician was hanging this one, I said let’s just leave the glass out and see what we think (I saved the beveled panes).
I asked on Instagram if people thought it should have panes or not…and the response was overwhelmingly not. (So Howard, you got vetoed 🙂
4. Target’s Fresh Christmas Decor
Check out the latest at Target to get you in the holiday spirit with this recent post!
I saw all of the above in the store and liked everything!
5. Kris’ Christmas Tree Decorating Tips
Annie, Cindy, and I all think Kris from Driven By Decor knows what she is doing! So if you like richly decorated Christmas trees, check out the link above.
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