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

Jun 1

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.

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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.

 

LIFE.

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 home..as 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 home..as 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.

 THIS IS MY REAL LIFE PERSPECTIVE.  

Bed is life.

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SLEEP

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.*

 
SHOP

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. movita beaucoup

    June 1st, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I don’t need a new mattress, but I’d buy anything you say is awesome. Also, I have a very droopy eye (full-time since birth) and numbness through the left side of my face down to my left hand. Actually, the left side of my face droops as well. SOOOOOO we’re basically MFEO (made for each other) because you probably like that sort of thing now. Please tell Michael he’s in good company and that I think of both of you often.

    (You know you can come live with me, right?)

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I’d be your guinea pig any day of the week, my Movi. How are you girly! YOUR HOME SWEET HOME is on our bucket list this summer. We have a few friends that live out East now too.. so look out.. we may be banging on your door (likely at the most inappropriate time).

    BOOM. Love ya! xx

  3. Nean

    June 2nd, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Lynne,
    I think your loyal fan base understands! We’re glad you’re back! Hope all is well in tree-house country!

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Hi Nean

    Yes, all is kinda-sorta-well in treehouse country. We are working so hard on it for the upcoming summer season. Where do the days go? WHOOSH. They vanish right before my eyes. xx

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  5. Lauren | This Renegade Love

    June 2nd, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Lynne! I so look forward to reading your posts – the only blog I’m newsletter subscribed to (perhaps because we’re wine kindred spirits?).

    Also, I’m in the market for a new mattress and have been having a hell of a time choosing, SO THANK YOU for this review. My eyes are scratchy from lack of sleep as I write this….

    xo Lauren

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:34 am

    LAUREN!!

    I’m so honoured. So sweet of you to say. That is pretty freaking special, I know it.

    If you can believe it, Eve sent me a mattress a year ago. I’m just so fast like that. We put it in the new cabin for guests, and people raved about how much they LOVED it. After a super busy summer, Michael and I slept in the cabin for the first time ever. FOR A WEEK!

    The mattress is shockingly comfy annnnnnnnd you know how some foam mattresses smell funky when they are brand new? This one did not. It smelled like a cinnamon roll. Jokes. But it was good.

    The price is incredible. The delivery is supes fast. It was all that and a bag o’ chips.

    Do you suppose I should tell Eve that I wrote about them? LOL!

    Big love,
    Lynne

  7. Joanne

    June 2nd, 2017 at 7:41 am

    As I did not hear from you in awhile, I knew there was stuff going on. I understand, you have to take care of the important things in life. Sounds like your husband is able to do a little more sorry about all the pain……thinking of you both and in your blog feel as if I am there also, hug each other, with thoughts and prayers, joanne

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Hi Joanne,

    Thanks for the love, the thoughts, the prayers. We are so very grateful. There is so much going on, and it is hard to jam it all into one blog post too (since I barely got this one out)… but I’m grateful for baby steps. One foot in front of the other… every day.

    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  9. Andrew Choate

    June 2nd, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Great to hear that the Oral Ibrutinib is helping and that it is made available on the pharma companies compassionate program (considering it is not funded by our Governments for WM)!

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Hi Andrew! It really is great that we have the compassionate care program in Canada. When the tablets arrive each month, they come by special courier with a big ol box and I swear, it makes my smile hit my ears. This targeted therapy is like light at the end of the tunnel. So good.

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  11. Mic

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I want Michael to drink alkaline water 4-5 times a day. Half a teaspoon in a tall glass of water will do it. Cannot hurt him, keeps him hydrated, but might perform a miracle…….nuff said! You are emotionally tired. Both you and Michael need to get near a big lake and skip stones, walk barefoot and hold hands.

    Live

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Sooooooooo interesting that you said that Mic. One of the things that we have been doing is also resetting our bodies. We have completely turned our diet upside down ( in a realllyyyyyy great way!!) to an alkaline diet, and away from an acidic one. OMG, it is tough work, but we are doing it. We feel about 38478457485347549574% better. We haven’t tried alkaline water yet tho! I’ll check into that for sure.

    THANK YOU for the reminder to skip stones, walk barefoot and hold hands. You literally brought tears to my eyes. Love ya for that!

    Big love!!
    Lynne xx

  13. Jessica allossery

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Hahahahahhaha Lynne I laughed so hard at this post. Thanks for being honest and vulnerable with us. I’m totally with wig sponsored posts! I love hearing about the latest new products that I can actually trust! You’re the guines pig who gets to tell us all about it – and that’s a win for me.
    PS. What should you do when you grow up: I would love to see a hardcover book about your life. Out a chapter in there about how to live simply. Put a few recipes in there. It would be like, the Lynne Knowlton blog book. Just convert some of your blog pats into a physical book so I can take it with me wherever I go and hug it when I miss you. And read it when I’m hungry. And use it as a coaster for my wine ☝????… THATS what I would buy. Xo

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Ms. Jess, you are the smartest little peanut butter ever. Really.

    Now come visit me, we have some book planning to do 🙂

    See you soon!!!!!!! xxooxoxo

  15. Jessica allossery

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Oh god. Spelling error central. Sorry about that!! ???? I guess there’s no spell check on here LOL

  16. Judith Watkinson

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Yes, I wondered why I didn’t hear from you for a while, So sad and my thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael.
    I love your blog, if I am having a bad day, you lift my spirits. We are just mother and daughter and doing it hard as
    well, but hell, life has to go on doesn’t it?? Glad to see you are back, Oh! by the way I am an Australian, from way
    down under.

    Regards Jude xxxx

  17. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Hi Jude!

    You are down under?! I’m so jelly. I love Aussies, and Australia. My auntie has lived there for 30 years. I’ve only been once (to the Gold coast) and Fraser Island …where I saved a mans life <--- no kidding!! Holy batman, right? I'll have to tell that story on the blog some day, but it may require hard liquor. Thanks for sending the love.. Love from across the ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans... Lynne xx

  18. Ann McNeill

    June 2nd, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Welcome back, Lynne! I’ve missed you too. Love your blogs and wanderings. Especially the tree house. Hugs for you and Michael, and a kick in his cancer’s pants.
    Ann McNeill, Illinois USA

  19. Lynne Knowlton

    June 5th, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Kickin’ cancer straight to the curb Ann… straight to the curb. I’m considering throat punching it too 🙂

    Big love!
    Lynne xx

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