5 Ways to Invest in Yourself this Mother's Day

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself this Mother's Day

Mother’s Day has been an official holiday in the United States since 1914. For over a century we have dedicated a day each year to celebrate mothers and motherhood. Mothers just like you. You have played many roles as a mom, you have lost countless hours of sleep, you have stressed over the happiness and well-being of your children. But have you ever taken a Mother’s Day to celebrate you? Celebrating our own successes as mothers can give us a better sense of accomplishment and importance.

This Mother’s Day, let’s take time to invest a little in ourselves. Here are some quick ideas!

Reflect on good memories.

When I look back on pictures of my kids when they were babies and little people, I’m so surprised at how fast time flies. It also helps me gain perspective and remind myself of the saying, “The days are long and the years are short.” Photos help me visually see the impact I am making on my children. Take a few minutes to look through your photos and reflect on the influence you’ve had in their lives.

Pamper your skin.

Take time to pamper your skin. Get a facial, make a homemade facial mask, or purchase a quality exfoliating cream or moisturizer. Relax in a lavender bubble bath. Trust me, taking a little time to focus on skincare will make you feel more rejuvenated and ready to conquer motherhood again.

Get a good night’s sleep.

It has been said that moms lose about nine hours of sleep each week. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to gain some of that back. Prepare a good sleep environment by eliminating distractions in your room – noises, bright light, electronics, etc. Sleeping on satin sheets can help to regulate your body temperature while you sleep and reduce friction that pulls on your skin and hair.

Buy yourself a gift.

Go ahead, splurge a little. Buy that something that you’ve been needing, or better yet, wanting. (Like a quality, satin pillowcase. Wink.) If splurging could be too risky for your budget, then set an amount within your budget. Sometimes it is nice to be able to buy a little something for ourselves.

Take a small vacation – alone.

Sometimes we just need a little hiatus from mothering. A little alone time can restore our energy and allow us to be the mothers we want to be – more energetic, loving, and patient. Treat yourself to a small getaway, just you. You will come back rejuvenated and happy. If a trip isn’t possible, try an afternoon away or even an hour to recharge. You’ll be surprised how even over a short period of “you” time, you’ll feel refreshed.

Finally, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there. Pat yourselves on the back. You’re doing the hardest but most rewarding job on the planet!

Why Sleeping on Satin is Good for the Environment

Why Sleeping on Satin is Good for the Environment

With another Earth Day behind us, I’m once again thinking of the mantra: 

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

And because we should be thinking about the impact we’re having on the planet every day, I think about what I’m doing to use less, reuse more and recycle. The good news is sleeping on a satin pillowcase is a small way to do all three. Here’s how:

1. Use less hair product

By sleeping on satin, you prevent the friction that causes dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Because of this, you can significantly reduce the amount of hair products you buy such as detangling sprays, smoothing serums and other stuff.

2. Less in landfills

I used to use a bottle of detangling spray every 2 weeks on my daughter’s hair. I always felt guilty about all of the plastic bottles we went through. Once she started sleeping on satin, our plastic recycling was significantly reduced. We only had to buy detangling spray a few times a year to help with really rough mornings. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase meant we had to recycle approximately 90% less bottles! 

3. Fewer blow-outs and styling sessions

A customer just emailed and said she was skeptical at first but is now a believer because she can go 2 to 3 days LONGER between her professional blow-outs thanks to Hair Fairy.  So your styling time and time in the chair at your local dry bar is freed up for other things (and other things to spend on)!

4. Satin lasts for years

We’re still sleeping on the satin pillowcases that were prototypes for the original Hair Fairy. Some are going on 8+ years old!  Because they’re made of satin, we wash them with our sheets and other bedding. Easy-peasy. Talk about reusing! Just don’t wash them with velcro. Trust us on this one. 

So congratulations! By sleeping on Hair Fairy, you’re doing one more thing to help our great planet stay green and beautiful!

(Like the photo? Its me walking across a creek on a backpacking trip this summer. Talk about seeing Mother Nature in all her glory!)

Press release: New Satin Pillowcases Sprinkle Fairy Dust on Morning Routine: Leave Little Girls' Hair Tangle-free

Two big pieces of news! We've gotten official and issued a press release announcing Hair Fairy to the media and blogger community! Read the full release below. And in addition to Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, we're now on Twitter - @tanglefreedreams. Follow us at 

Press release:

New Satin Pillowcases Sprinkle Fairy Dust on Morning Routine: Leave Little Girls' Hair Tangle-free

Hair Fairy satin pillowcases customize generations-old hair solution just for girls; each pillowcase includes adorable Harriet doll

Seattle, WA - November 20, 2014 – Hairy Fairy Bedding Company has launched Hair Fairy, a new line of satin pillowcases that put an end to one of the most dreaded morning routines for little girls (and their caregivers): brushing tangles and frizzes out of their delicate hair. Available just in time for Christmas, Hair Fairy pillowcases are specifically designed for girls aged three and up, and for all hair types. Plus, each Hair Fairy pillowcase comes with an adorable Harriet fairy doll tucked into a special pocket.

A Generations-old Solution for Today’s Little Girl

The benefits of sleeping on a satin pillowcase have been known for generations: satin maintains salon styling and promotes smooth frizz-free hair and healthy skin. But, until now, no one has designed a satin pillowcase specifically for little girls.

Born of one busy mother’s frustration with her daughter’s daily ‘tangles,’ Hair Fairy was launched by Seattle-based entrepreneur Eliza Kelly to solve the stressful (painful!) and time-consuming detangling of little girls’ hair. The special tight weave and high sheen of Hair Fairy’s luxurious satin retains hair moisture, avoiding the rat’s nests that come from the friction of sleeping on cotton or cotton blend pillowcases*. And, to make it especially appealing to little girls, Hair Fairy created the charming plush Harriet fairy doll as part of the pillowcase, complete with her own untangled tresses and special story.

“With Hair Fairy, parents and caregivers no longer have to spend precious morning time combing out tangles or spend money on detangler sprays or special brushes,” said Kelly. “Hair Fairy takes the stress out of morning hair prep time, helps make hair shiny and girls love the feel of sleeping on satin. And, because they are made of machine washable satin, the pillowcases are easy to care for. In short, Hair Fairy makes sleeping a dream!”

What Hair Fairy Moms are Saying:

Says Barbara, the very satisfied mom of Talia: “Talia has been using the Hair Fairy Satin pillowcase since late August. We (and I do mean "we") love it! She has exceptionally thick, wavy hair that always ended up in a mess of tangles in the morning. Now, NO MORE TANGLES! I have heartily recommended these pillowcases to family and friends. Also, I love the doll's backstory. So cute!”

Erin, Kate’s mom, concurs: “My daughter hated having her hair brushed in the morning. Now, I brush her hair quickly before bedtime and after she sleeps on her Hair Fairy pillowcase, I hardly have to brush it in the morning! It’s less dry and tangled. She’s ready to go and we’re all a lot happier!”

Hair Fairy Product details:

  • Luxurious medium-weight satin
  • Durable, easy-to-care for and machine washable
  • Fits a standard size pillow
  • Three dreamy colors: Cloud White, Cotton Candy Pink and Preppy Polka Dot
  • Comes with a plush Harriet doll, who has long blue hair, a white nightie and her own special tangled-hair story
  • Pillowcases are only $32.00 each
  • Available for sale at

*Hair Fairy prevents tangles, but does not undo tangles that already exist. Hair should be brushed before going to bed.

About Hair Fairy Bedding Company

Hair Fairy Bedding Company produces the only satin pillowcases designed specifically for girls and their hair problems. Using a generations-tested idea, Hair Fairy pillowcases prevent nighttime hair tangles, frizz and bed head, making morning brush-outs easier and stress-free for both girls and their parents/caregivers. The pillowcases are made from high quality, machine-washable satin, fit standard size pillows and come with a plush Harriet doll to keep bad hair tangles away. Hair Fairy Bedding Company was launched in 2014 by Eliza Kelly, a Seattle-based entrepreneur and mother of a former tangled-haired girl.


Hair Fairy Media Contacts

Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, (424) 603-4340