New Series: A Monthly Post Link-Up

As you may know, we bloggers love us a good blog series. I have a couple regular columns going on at the moment – 20 Below (Tuesdays) features items in the marketplace that are less than $20, and the Friday Five is a thematic collection of five things that ends each week here on White Cabana. Now, I’ll be taking part in a blogosphere-wide monthly linkup series organized by the gals over at Shop the B Bar. Each month, a group of bloggers will write and publish a post around a common topic. We’ll share the posts on the same day and link-up to one another so that you – and we – have a lot of interesting posts to read! The monthly posts will be published on the third Wednesday of every month, so mark your calendars! So, now that everyone knows what’s what, let’s get this blog linkup started.

The question that we’re answering this month is:


Interesting question, right? Oh man, my house is full of stuff…I probably could live without  most of it, actually. I’m really quite organized and tidy (for the most part), but my closets, shelves, cabinets, and drawers are all full. How does this happen!? The question this month is a bit of a challenge because when I stop to think about everything I own, there are really a lot of things that I could totally live without. So, what has actually become invaluable to me this year? …


GlucksteinHome flannel sheet set

Flannel sheets! Yes, flannel sheets! I feel like I’m a retiree with my flannel sheets, but they are amazing! They’re not as pretty as my usual crisp white sheets, but they sure are warm. And in winter, warmth at home rules. My flannel sheets aren’t going anywhere, that’s for darn sure.

Now that you know what I’ve discovered this year, check out what these other bloggers are currently coveting:

The B Bar
Girl in Betsey
Glitter & Bow
Pretty Much
Healthfully Ever After
Boulevard House
Always Craving
Southern Charm & Prints
Perfect Enough For Us
Modish & Main
Alessandra Marie
Jenn Inspired
Luv in the Bubble
A Little Leopard
All the Pretty Stars
York Avenue
PR Blonde
Alyssa J Freitas
A Loyal Love
The College Prepster
Burlap & Lace
Brunch on Chestnut
Average Girl’s Guide
The Yuppie Files
Cassandra Monroe
Always Anita
PR Girl Diaries
Life Modifier
Business Betties
Cake & Lilies
Little Wild Heart
The Not Quite Adult
Annie Reeves
Lemon Stripes
Meg Biram
Victoria McGinley

 I’d also love to know what item you’ll never give up. Do tell!


  1. Annie Reeves January 21, 2015

    I always hear the best things about flannel sheets…maybe I should try them out finally! I’m a pretty die-hard crisp cotton kind of girl…

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Yeah…I thought I was a crisp cotton kind of gal until flannel came into my life!

      • Jess Zimlich January 21, 2015

        I would have to agree, I usually say cotton all the way 😉 But I bet these would be extra cozy in the midwest winter!

  2. Jenn January 21, 2015

    Yes! Flannel sheets are amazing! I actually look forward to that time in the fall when I finally decide it’s flannel sheet weather. You curl up in bed, and they are so snuggly and warm. Totally agree.

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      They are warmer than I thought. I had them as a kid at my parents’ house, but I never actually owned a set until this winter. #NoTurningBack

  3. Alessandra Marie January 21, 2015

    If you love flannel sheets and that cozy toasty feeling, you need to get the heated mattress pad from Lands’ End. life. changing.

  4. Jackie (York Avenue) January 21, 2015

    I only have cotton sheets, but this reminds me that I would love some flannel sets. So cozy for the chilly winter days. I used to have some when I was younger and I definitely miss them!

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Glad this post serves as a reminder for you, Jackie! Hope you find a set that is perfect for you!

  5. kate // always craving // January 21, 2015

    haha yes! flannel for the win!
    i used to be a buyer for bedding so i always got to try the new pair of sheets, they’re so cozy!

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      A bedding buyer? Wow! That is totally cool! Duvets, pillows, linens…you’d get to live comfort!

  6. Originally from Iowa, I always used flannel sheets in the winter! Now as an adult, I think I may need to revisit them! So great linking up with you, Jordana!

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Ha ha – exactly – what was popular when we were young is gaining popularity now? Let’s go with that, shall we? I love that so many people are remembering them from their childhoods. Very neat.

  7. Erica January 21, 2015

    Such a cute answer! I grew up in Minnesota and switching our sheets to flannel when it got cold was the best feeling. Now that I live in Arizona, I don’t need them quite as much, but your post reminded me of a memory I had forgotten!

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Ha ha…technology didn’t even come to mind when I was thinking about the answer. Now that I’ve read other people’s posts, I’m creating a major wish list of what I need! Glad to have reignited that memory for you…although I’m sure you are pleased that your flannel sheet days are over!

  8. Annica January 21, 2015

    I have been on the hunt for a good set of flannel sheets! I have my eye on a few sets from Kohls! The Colorado winter has been brutal this year!


    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Get ’em before they’re gone! Fires, tea, and flannel sheets…how else are we going to get through these ridiculously freezing cold days?!

  9. I think flannel sheets might be a bit overboard for me here in LA, but I remember my mom switching to them each winter for us when I was growing up in Seattle and they were THE BEST. So cozy and warm. 🙂

    Always, Anita

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Ah…to live in LA…

  10. Victoria McGinley January 21, 2015

    Ain’t no shame, girl. I had a pair of white flannel sheets growing up and I still miss those things. I think that having linens that make you feel good is so important — worth investing in for sure!

    • Jordana January 21, 2015

      Couldn’t agree more. Anything to do with sleep – yeah, I’d pay!

  11. Emily January 21, 2015

    I love my flannel sheets!

  12. Renay Howey January 21, 2015

    White Flannel sheets sound heavenly! I bet you feel like you are sleeping in a cloud. I need to find some for myself because I love being warm in the winter!

  13. Allison January 21, 2015

    It’s been below zero here with the windchill most days, so I TOTALLY get the flannel sheets. Stay warm!

  14. Jamie January 21, 2015

    It’s amazing what a good pair of sheets could do! Those looks so crisp – perfect for winter.

  15. Cait O'Keeffe January 21, 2015

    love a good flannel sheet, such a good answer!

  16. Ellie January 22, 2015

    Is there anything better than getting into a freshly made and warm bed? I don’t think so! Nice linking up with you, Jordana!

  17. Monica {Cake & Lilies} January 25, 2015

    LOVE that you picked sheets here! I’ve never even thought about flannel ones… definitely been tempted to invest in some fancy high thread count cotton ones. Unfortunately sheets seem to be the last thing on my mind when I’m shopping!

    • Jordana January 26, 2015

      Sheets are not the most fun things to buy, I agree. I’d generally rather buy a new beautiful purse. But…I couldn’t be more happy with the flannel option. They are keeping me WARM!

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