Casper Mattress : My fave mattress in the history of ever

WANTED: Sleepy people…. Zzzzzzzz… here’s my all time fave mattress…

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First things first… soooooo sorry for being MIA for the last century (okay, it was a lot of weeks.. but it felt like a century.) Does that count?

I always think, “I can totally blog, work on the treehouse, paint the cabin, deal with whatever cancer throws, eat, shop, sleep, change the oil in my car (who the hell ever remembers to do that anyway?!!)”  Uhmmm. Nope.  I can’t.  Apparently, my brain ends up with too many tabs open.

It seems that only my imaginary life is all calm and zen like.


Hitting The Reset Button

I did it.  I hit the reset button. I paused my social media, blog and everything in between.  Quite frankly, I don’t know how I’ve strung more than 3 words together these days.

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The thing is….all the while….I never forget about you.  You’re in my head, like a great song, on repeat.  I just love you like that.  Did I just sound like a weirdo?  Don’t answer that. It wasn’t a real question. 

I’d been freaking the freak freakish freaky freak out about cancer and life and and and and and e v e r y t h i n g.  If you are new here, you may want to read this post about Michaels terminal cancer.  Now that Michael is on oral chemotherapy tablets daily (did I tell you that?!) he is still symptomatic but feeling better.  The good news is that he can see better, shave without missing his face, and he doesn’t need an eye patch anymore.  He still has minor numbness on parts of his body.  He has headaches most days.  He naps most days.  He wakes up tired with aches, sore muscles and occasionally severe back pain.   He has one eye that is droopier than the other.  I just made him sound like Johny Depp on Pirates of the Caribbean, didn’t I? Michael looks good.  I, on the other hand, need a moisturizer that hides the fact that I’ve been tired since 2003.  Our motto these days… 

Hope for the best.  Plan for the worst.

Truth is, all of this has caused me to really step back and wonder where I’ll take this blog.   How will I sustain it and earn an income? eBooks? eCourses?   Would you like to learn from me?  How to guzzle wine from a pelican flask?


Working with brands along this journey …

Another idea is to work with brands more often and do some sponsored posts along the way.  I’m practicing TODAY to get my feet wet (translation: I’m only dipping my toe in the kiddie pool.)

I wasn’t paid to write this post, but I did receive a mattress.  You cool wit dat?

When you purchase from brands on my blog, I make a teeny weeny polka dot bikini commission at no extra cost to you.  Do you love that or hate it?  Want to throat punch me or hug me?

Did I exhaust you?   Let’s talk about sleep.  Bed.  Mattresses. Bedding.



My secret talent is getting tired without doing anything via @lynneknowlton

I don’t know about you, but I’ve thought about running away more often as an adult, then I ever did as a kid. People say go big or go if going home is a bad thing!?? Hells yeah I wanna go home, and I’m going to take a nap when I get there.

People say go big or go if going home is a bad thing!?? Hells yeah I wanna go home, and I’m going to take a nap when I get there. On this Casper mattress.

This ^^ is what my life looks like 62439862921% of the time.


Bed is life.

How about we take this to the bedroom... I whispered to my snacks | @lynneknowlton

1.   Sleeping is hard in the summer because the blankets are too warm, but without them I am vulnerable to monsters.

2.   Stress= no sleep and NOT sleeping is disgusting *flips onto stomach for 400th time*. 

3.   I think about all the things I messed up on that day and all the things I shoulda-coulda-woulda done and how I’ve likely ruined my life for forever by not completing [insert stoopid task here] and apparently run on sentences are okay after you have been awake for forever.

I’m not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon.

Basically, this mattress is the best thing ever. The end.

Here’s the dealio: Buying a mattress online is the easiest way to shop while wearing your pyjamas.   The price of the mattresses are totes affordable.  It’s the kind of price tag that wouldn’t make Michael’s head light on fire and pop off.  He’s usually my money meter.  This mattress passes the dollah test.

Where does all my money go? It's like hocus pocus, I'm brokus via @lynneknowlton


The Casper mattress (we have this one… and you can get $75 off with the promo code AIRSTREAM) arrives in a wildly small box.  I couldn’t figure out how an entire mattress was stuffed in there.  It was all rolled up like a delicious cinnamon roll.  Why am I suddenly craving a cinnamon roll?!!

 I want buns of steel but I also want buns of cinnamon.

The mattress fluffed up almost immediatelty… like magic !!! and then I threw myself on it and slept for 78 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes. Also, how much sloughing around in bed is ‘too much sloughing?’ Asking for a friend.  

You’ve seriously got to get a glimpse of my sleep-fest.  And by glimpse I mean 29345692 photos.


Best sleep ever. You’re welcome. Sweet dreams for the rest of forever.  Note to self: they also sell pillows, and they basically feel like you are sleeping on heaven clouds.

PS. Are you Canadian? Me too!!  Casper ships to the United States AND Canada.  Hawt Prime Minister and free shipping to Canadians.  For the win.  I think we can all agree that our Prime minister just needs to just go ahead and take his shirt off already.*


Here’s the link for the Casper mattress in case you haven’t clicked it yet.  What’s wrong with you?!!

Save $75 dollars with the promo code AIRSTREAM

(yes, I have a Casper mattress in our airstream and lurve it !!!!!!)

We chose THE CASPER and we are so smitten. Like sleeping kittens.


Bed, meet your maker. This is where your sheets and your mattress really make out.  I recently discovered theeeeee most amazing linen duvet covers here.  The price is INCREDIBLE.  I bought 29,000 white linen duvet covers for the house, treehouse and cabin. Legit.  The price tag will make you flip!


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P.S.   I think my guardian angel drinks.

P.S.S.ssss    When did we start paying attention to everyones eyebrows?  Is it bad that my eyebrows look like one big long hairy caterpillar?  Should I admit that in my outside voice?

PPP.S..s.sSS.S.SSs.    Do you sleep with socks on? Any time I fall asleep with socks on, my middle-of-the-night is interrupted with groggy cursing and violent sock peeling.   This is my life.  What’s yours?

Now tell me what I should do with my life when I grow up.  MWAH.


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  1. Pam

    June 30th, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Miss you in my inbox on Fridays. Sending warm thoughts to you and Michael. Hang in there…

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    June 30th, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Awhhhh, thanks Pam. I miss being in your inbox on Fridays. Wait. ???? That sounded dirty. I can’t wait to start getting back into the swing of things again. Sending you lots of love! Lynne xx

  3. Look Up

    July 1st, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Welcome back, you were missed xo
    I relate to the covers on, feet in and no hand dangling over the side ???? I’m also glad you are putting your oxygen mask on.
    Take care, and I love u too, like in a Gord Downie kiss everyone on the lips kind of way ????

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    July 2nd, 2017 at 8:59 am

    The oxygen mask on…. what a great way to say it! I didn’t want to, but truthfully realized that if we don’t put the mask on ourselves first, we can’t help anyone else around us. Well said xoxoxo

    PS. I’ll take a Gord Downie kiss any day of the week. MWAH ????

  5. Yvonne

    July 1st, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Hello Lynne

    I have missed you but I also know that you have a lot going on right now – although we all know a BOTTLE of wine is real good at relaxing us for a moment ???? Unfortunately it won’t erase all the bad in our lives ???? but every now and then we just need a break (stop and smell the roses or have a bottle of wine or go outside and let out a really good scream) I think you get the picture – anyway you truly were missed and glad your back!

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    July 2nd, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Thanks love! Yup…. a wee bottle of wine… smelling the roses AKA weeds… a big shout… it all works. Life sure throws curve balls… but making the best of all the moments in between.

    Sending love right back atcha…
    Lynne xx

  7. Kim

    August 8th, 2017 at 12:55 am

    No need ever to apologize for ignoring us. We will be here and meanwhile, we can look at past posts and laugh and agree all over again! You are amazing and I thank you!

  8. Laurie

    August 31st, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Lynne,
    Glad to hear from you. You definitely deserve a nice looonnnng nap!
    And when you get up, I would LOVE to learn from you. Preferable with a nice bottle of wine…. in your glamped out camper. Or the treehouse. Or – just online is fine too.
    All the best to you and your family. Take care.

  9. Rose

    September 11th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Hello Lynne, I just purchased your circular needles, but cannot download the knitting pattern for that pretty silver grey blanket shown on those circular needles. Is it possible for me to purchase/download that particular pattern? I’ve downloaded the cream colored blanket patterns but really would like to knit that grey pattern. Thanks very much!! Rose

  10. Teresa Zehr

    January 27th, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for the review. We’re looking for a new bed soon, so this will be great to keep in mind.

    I also sleep with socks on. But every morning when I wake up, they are neatly lying on the floor right beside my bed. I have no idea how that happens.

  11. Eva

    March 12th, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Great post title…but greater is the decoration…amazing

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