Author: Jocie Scott
Owls are intriguing birds that easily capture the attention and curiosity of birders. Here are some facts from the Audubon website that reveal what a hoot owls really are!
- Many owl species have asymmetrical ears. When located at different heights on the owl’s head, their ears are able to pinpoint the location of sounds in multiple dimensions. Ready, aim, strike.
- The eyes of an owl are not true “eyeballs.” Their tube-shaped eyes are completely immobile, providing binocular vision which fully focuses on their prey and boosts depth perception.
- Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees. A blood-pooling system collects blood to power their brains and eyes when neck movement cuts off circulation.
- A group of owls is called a parliament. This originates from C.S. Lewis’ description of a meeting of owls in The Chronicles of Narnia.
- The tiniest owl in the world is the Elf Owl, which is 5 – 6 inches tall and weighs about 1 ½ ounces. The largest North American owl, in appearance, is the Great Gray Owl, which is up to 32 inches tall.
Read more fascinating owl facts at https://www.audubon.org/news/13-fun-facts-about-owls
Have you ever taken a vacation to a beautiful destination, and stayed in a lovely condo rental, and everything seems perfect… yet there is something amiss? While I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was, I sure could put my toe on it! Yes, call me a “mat snob,” but while our lovely rental is perfect by all means, the floor mats have definitely made me cringe, to the point where I want to take them up and put them away until we leave! Where are the Studio 67 Designer Mats when you need them? I think of all the attributes of Studio 67 floor mats, and they are just not present with these so-called mats! I am a firm believer that every condo owner who rents out their accommodations should put Studio 67 mats down so that they can do all the things that they were designed to do! They do not slide all over the tile surfaces, they add so much decor panache, they do not curl up at the ends, you can put them anywhere (kitchen, hall, doorway, bathroom) and best of all, they can be WASHED in between renters! Get rid of all that sand and sunscreen buildup! Give your next guest confidence that the mats they are walking on are CLEAN and germ-free! Yes, I may be a Mat Snob, but when you are used to the BEST washable floor mats and rugs in the market, I think that this is a good thing!
Step 1. Pick up your mat
Step 2. Put your mat into the washing machine
Step 3. Put your mat into your dryer
Step 4. Put your mat back out
Ta-Da! You are completely finished washing your mat… until next time! Seriously though, it is that simple. Our entire mat is completely machine washable and dryable. We guarantee it. The nitrile rubber back is made for unlimited washes, without any cracking or peeling. The nylon top withstands the test of time and washes. And the color… it stays just as vibrant. So any time a mess is made, don’t sweat it, just throw it in the washer.
Until next time, stay clean!
Stationary bikes are all the rage right now. Since people are either quarantined at home or too nervous to return to the gym, they are working out at home more. High-tech stationary bikes also have the added excitement of online fitness classes. Fitness companies such as Peloton, Nordic Track, Schwinn and Bowflex, all offer exceptional bikes. Participating in live internet classes and joining stationary biking groups through social media is so motivating! This industry is expected to continue to grow over the foreseeable future.
While many companies offer plain, black mats to go underneath, the best stationary bike mats should be a reflection of your personality! From wild and thrilling animal prints to contemporary designs, our Studio 67 designer runners are the perfect size to place underneath. What other benefits are there? The slip resistant rubber backing keeps the bike from scooting across the floor, and protects your hardwood or laminate. But the best part? Our stationary bike mats are fully washable and dryable. After a few sweaty workouts, just throw the mat into your appliances, and replace when dry, and you will be ready for your next ride!
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Who has Camping Dreams? There are so many great places in our nation to take advantage of nature’s splendor. From vast National Parks, to smaller State Parks, or even your favorite local spots at the lake or beach, there is no end to the fresh air and breathtaking scenery. Are you a tent person or do you prefer the creature comforts of an RV? Either way, your access to the great outdoors will lead to one thing… the great outdoors getting INTO your personal space! That’s right. Your wet fishing gear, those dusty hiking boots and the muddy feet will all lead to a wilderness-sized mess in your interior camping space. We have a solution… washable floor mats. They are not just for brick an mortar homes! Think about it. Taking a washable mat along with your gear will give you a chance to keep your interior space clean since it will help collect all the grime. Once its time to leave, give the mat a good shake, roll it up, and when you get home just pop it into the washer and dryer. Your camping mat will be ready for your next great outdoor adventure.
Calling all Vacation Rental Landlords:
Beach condos. Mountain chalets. Downtown AirBnB. Countryside VRBO. Whatever the case, there are thousands of unique opportunities out there for providing that special vacation space to the right visitor. Anyone who is in the business of leasing out their personal space to relatively unknown vacationers knows this is a daunting task. Will the tenets be perfect guests that take care of the place as if it is their own? Or will they be the most horrible guests that “take care of the place” as if it is their own? Regardless, the need for washable floor mats and rugs in these spaces is a must! At the beach, sand and sunscreen will be trapped and held on the nylon surface until its time for a wash. In the mountains, the slip resistant rubber backing will stay put when those hikers and snowboarders return from the hills. At that swank downtown place? There are designs and colors to mach every modern taste. And that quaint country cottage? Washable rugs in the kitchen will hold all the wet messes when guests return with armloads of items from the local farmers market. Being able to wash and dry floor mats between every guest visit will also give you peace of mind that you are helping to provide a germ free environment for whomever comes in next! Plus, Studio 67 mats can go anywhere in the rental… entrances, hallways, kitchen and bath!
Stepping out of the shower and onto the floor, where a mat should be, has to be the worst. Do you have a mat that continuously slides from one side of the bathroom to the other? If so, we have the perfect solution for it and I want to tell you all about it. Our mats are made with a slip-proof nitrile rubber backing allowing them to grip your floor, making sure they are always there when you step out. Like your best friend, we want you to be able to count on Studio 67. Our mats also will soak up all the water, not allowing it to leak through to your floor, running the risk of ruining your flooring. The best part, you can wash them, as many times are you prefer. Any time you do a deep clean in your bathroom, pick that mat up and throw it in your washer and dryer. It will give your bathroom that fresh look it deserves. Washable rugs for the bathroom are a must!
Until next time, stay safe!
No time like the present to do a deep sanitizing clean on your home, right? What about those mats you have in your house? Can you sanitize them? Are they fully washable? Probably not. Our mats and rugs at Studio 67 are FULLY machine washable and dry-able. Yes, you read that right, place the entire mat in the washer and dryer. Getting every part fully cleaned and sanitized. Don’t settle for half clean. Let us help you get your house fully clean and sanitized, year-round! We guarantee our mats and rugs for 5 years, skid resistant, nitrile rubber backing (so there is no cracking or peeling), reinforced borders (so they are not a trip hazard), and beautiful designs. Orders yours today, I am sure you will not regret it!
Until next time, stay clean!
Let’s talk flowers. No matter how much you deny it, you love having flowers sent to you. Maybe not for every occasion, but it is nice every once in a while. The problem is, no matter how beautiful they are, you do not get to enjoy them long. Before you are ready, they are wilted and ready to be trashed. That is the issue with cut flowers… now you could go with planted flowers. That is a longer-term solution. They will last, sometimes, multiple seasons! But let’s be honest, a little more work may be required than some are willing to put in. Do you want me to let you in on a little secret about some flowers that will last AT LEAST 5 years, guaranteed, with minimal care? No watering, unless it’s in the washing machine and no rearranging for the sun, just the dryer heat is needed. Mother’s Day is coming quick (May 10th to be exact!) and we want you to be able to send your Mom flowers that are low maintenance. Send her a gift that’s “outside of the box”, something she can proudly display, a conversation starter as soon as they walk in the door, and something to help shorten her to-do list! I will even shorten your to-do list and link our floral mats below, saving you even more time while finding the perfect floral arrangement for her! You will quickly become her favorite child, but don’t worry, we won’t tell! 😉
Until next time, stay clean!