Ode: a poem or story in which a person expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something.
The classic Mexican blanket. I'll admit it took some convincing for me to try one of these lovelies. Just looking at them, I assumed they were rough and scratchy. Often the designs and colors were so loud I just couldn't bring myself to put one in my home.
Then I made a trip down south to stay in Mexico with a few of my dear friends. It was such a fun trip, full of reading, good conversations, and many silly adventures. A vacation full of sweet memories, it went by quick and ended far too soon. Per usual, the border wait to go home was a long one, so we eventually found ourselves looking around and eyeing the wares of the locals on the side of the road.
Suddenly a pattern caught my eye, forcing me to take a second look, I squinted trying to see out the window. And there it was. A gorgeous neutral Mexican blanket. Hollering at the group that I may have to eat my words about Mexican blankets, I jumped out of the car and walked over to touch it. It was not as soft as I wanted it to be, but the gentleman selling the blanket convinced me it would wear-in with each wash. I was sold. Handing him my cash, I walked back to the car hugging my new found treasure and sporting a ridiculous grin on my face.
The Mexican gentleman was absolutely right. My blanket has softened and molded into one of my absolute favorites and, with its lovely neutral pattern, I have no problem displaying it at home or sporting it wherever I go.
The practicality of a Mexican blanket is actually pretty incredible. I use this little friend daily. When not keeping me warm or off the ground at the beach or park, it sits on my office chair providing the perfect amount of cushion. Are you convinced you can't live without one yet? Well, for the final push, I also use this blanket for every single one of my home yoga practices. Yep. It provides the perfect support needed for many of the restorative poses I incorporate. So all my fellow yogis, you need to get yourself a solid and authentic Mexican blanket!
Other than visiting Mexico, you can find quality blankets for sale in online or local supply shops. One of my current favorites is Sugarhouse Supply Co. Etsy also has a few wonderful options like this or this or this. Wherever you find your blanket, you will certainly enjoy a more cozy and cushiony life as a result of the addition. Haha and, yep, I did just spend this entire time talking about a blanket! Now you know how serious I am about my home goods.... haha. You're welcome ;).
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