So, it hasn't been that long into 2009 yet, but I have been so cold in our house since we got these wood floors. We should've gone for the radiant heat, but the sales person said we didn't need it since it never gets cold in So Cal... yeah, right!
We used our heaters a lot in December and ended up with a huge electric bill. So we started using them a whole lot less, basically not at all.
So I started shopping for an electric blanket/throw. I wanted one that was soft, not stiff, had a decent length cord, and would keep me warm, of course... and had good reviews. Seemed like the place I usually buy all of my stuff from, Amazon, was out of stock on most of their electric blankets... I guess other people have been buying them up too. The decent priced ones that got good reviews were all out of stock and everything else was starting to get more expensive.
I looked around a little more and found a throw on JC Penney's website and went ahead and ordered it. It came faster than it would've taken for Amazon to even ship out the one I wanted from them. I ended up getting something similar to this. Same brand, but mine doesn't have 10 heat settings, it only has six.
I'm loving it so far. Keeps me nice and warm and uses a lot less electricity than our heaters. Next time, I'll probably go with something a little bit bigger, but this does the job. I hope it lasts for a while.