Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Simply Merino = Simply FABULOUS!

Okay, here's a pop quiz.

1)  What material is all natural (i.e., chemical free), is anti-microbial and flame-resistant?

2) What material is super soft against your skin and regulates body temperature?

3) What the heck is this:

Yes, it's a sheep.  I think.  No, no, it's a sheep.

But do you know what type of sheep?  It's a merino sheep which hails from New Zealand.  So that gives away the answer to questions 1 & 2.  I'm talking about merino wool, baby.

Okay, pop quiz no. 2:

1) What item of clothing does your child or children practically live in and you probably would too if given half the chance?

2) ....

Oh, forget it.  I'm just going to give you the answer.  It's...


Yep, Hugh Hefner isn't the only one who would prefer to reside in his pjs all day.  I'm pretty fond of it myself, but my boys are even more so!

Shopping for pyjamas for my boys, however, has never been a lot of fun.  First off, the selection in the stores leaves little to be desired, unless you're into advertising the latest Disney film out in theatres.  And I'm always a lot a little worried about what chemical they've put on the pjs to then prompt them to put a "fire resistant" tag on them.  Oh, and my boys usually sweat bullets in them...definitely NOT the most natural fibre in those types of pyjamas.

So along comes a Vancouver mum of 3, who was inspired at a preschool talk.  The speaker spoke of merino wool and of its natural, organic qualities, of it being naturally fire resistant and it hit her.  Not the actual wool, but the fact that her husband is from New Zealand and they have loads of the wooly stuff at home sent from his family as gifts.  So she had an idea.

It was as simple as that.

And Simply Merino was born.

Now, I'm lucky enough to know this stay-at-home mum turned entrepreneur as our kids go to the same preschool.  She is Jill Wood and she is my new hero.  Raising three kids and juggling their schedules is challenging enough, to now be the owner of this great business?  Like I said...hero.

Needless to say, my boys are now the proud owners of a pair of Jill's pjs.  There's only one problem that I've come across that I have yet to tell Jill.  (Well, I guess I'm about to.)

I can't get the boys out of them to wash them!

They absolutely love them!  I'm hearing words like "cozy-wozy" and "comfy" and "snuggly" and they don't want to take them off!  Let's just say those stay-at-home pyjama days are becoming a regular thing in this house!

They actually wore them for an entire weekend the first weekend they got them.  They had skating lessons and so we just put their clothes on top and they went from pjs to thermal wear!  After skating they became pjs again.

It's obvious I could go on and on about Simply Merino, but I encourage you to check them out for yourself.  They ship to Canada, the US & Internationally.

You will not be disappointed!  With Christmas on the way, a pair of Simply Merinos would be a wonderful gift for the kids in your life, giving you the peace of mind that they are snug in their beds with the safest possible (and most stylish) material against their precious skin.

Oh, I almost forgot...

Believe it or not, this photo was not staged.  They actually fell asleep like this!

It makes them sleep better too!  I'm not kidding.  They seem to sleep through the night when wearing these pyjamas.  I'm guessing it's the fact that their body temperature is regulated.  They always woke up either too hot or too cold before we got them.

Oh, and a little birdie told me that some adult sizes might be in the works!

Merry Christmas to me!


Kristen said...

That poor sheep looks so uncomfortable under the weight of that wool but your boys...oh so super snuggly!!! I love the colors on each of them too!!

Mandy @ Money Master Mom said...

Thanks for the tip. Considering I'm the self professed http://moneymastermom.com I better go check it out. Thanks for the tip.