Casper Mattress : My fave mattress in the history of ever

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. Trudi Stevenson

    June 2nd, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Yay, she’s back ????????????

    Absolutely the right thing to do, take a break, catch your breath, reboot and then come back to us with your squashy mattress and pillow talk (watching Doris Day, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies) – don’t hate me!

    Hope your lovely hubby is battling through his trials with smiles ❤️

    Now, off on family trip to see new the Pirates movie (bit behind here in the UK) hope to sink a large glass when the lights go out – have a fab weekend, great to hear your dulcits again x

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    June 30th, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Trudi !

    I’m baccccck, but slow with my email replies 🙂 How was the pirate movie?

    Sending love from Canada to the UK !

    Big love across the pond,
    Lynne xx

  3. Serafina Montgomery

    June 2nd, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Great to hear from you Lynne! I always love your posts. They make me laugh, touch my heart, and inspire me to get off my butt and get my blog kicked into gear! I’m am so happy that Michael is feeling better, you guys are amazing and I love how you handle the unbelievable hardships of dealing with cancer. Keep up the good work and I’ll be reading what you write, sponsored posts and all. I totally relate to “Now tell me what I should do with my life when I grow up”.
    All the best to you and your family,

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    July 2nd, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I may be 102 years old … and saying …what will I do when I grow up? You too? LOL. Well, it keeps it real and definitely interesting 🙂

    Thanks soooooo much for the awesome support along the way!

    Big love,
    Lynne xx

  5. Judi Mason

    June 2nd, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Welcome back, sweetie. I have a TBI (mild), and occasionally have to check-in to a neighboring dimension and recharge my batteries. Of course, hibernating through the dreaded New Orleanian summer is a good option too. ZZZZZZZ…… Alas, I’m getting my house painted so, I get to stay awake…and read your blog. Mwahugz! (Ijust made that up; unless someone else made it up before me.)
    Words of Wisdom (Get it? Wow.) from Jude-Wah the……Magnificent. Yea, that works.
    Time is fiction. Merely a conceptual tool, it is used to define, and then measure incriments of what was previously nothing. So, now is everything. Now is when I take a nap. 🙂

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    June 14th, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Hello beautiful Judi… that must be a real struggle to have to work through the ups and downs of a TBI… I’m sending you a ton of well wishes, many hugs and a whole lotta love! Lynne xx

  7. Colleen

    June 2nd, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Dear Lynne. You are amazing. Keep up the good work.

    When life gives you lemons make really good guacamole and have a margarita with that because life is too short not to celebrate!

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    June 14th, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Why do I suddenly have a craving for guac and a great margarita, Colleen? I blame you 🙂

    Lynne xx

  9. Nicole

    June 2nd, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    You are so darn quotable. I have the quote about wishing a salad was a donut (from… an earlier post, I forget which) on a sticky note on my fridge. “I’m not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon.” I just have this mental image of a pigeon with bags under her eyes. Oh wait, that’s the mirror. Never mind.

    Yes on the PM with no shirt. And on the socks being detrimental to sleep. I can’t even fall asleep with them on.

    When you grow up, you should sell magnets and artwork and stuff with your quotes on them, because word art is trendy and your sayings are funnier and I’d pay to have them on the wall rather than a “Be Beautiful” sign (because I look at those and think, “okay, I’ll get right on that! Thanks for the commentary on my eye bags, jerk.”)

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    June 12th, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Errhmmmmergerd Nicole, I just laughed out freaking loud with the “okay, I’ll get right on that… thanks for the commentary on my eye bags, jerk” ahahahahahhahahahaaaa

    Great idea on the magnets/artwork !! I’m working on some gift boxes this month for a different project, so maybe I will add some magnets and artwork to that, for practice! Hmmmm.

    Creative wheels are spinning 🙂

    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  11. Tamé Britton

    June 2nd, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I want the white pouf! Where do I buy the white pouf? Milton, Ontario shout out! Love you Lynne!

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    June 12th, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hi Tamé!

    Well, the white poufs are a bit tricky, because I bought mine in Bali, Indonesia. Warned ya, that was a tricky one. haha.

    I do see them in some great spots tho. Have you checked HomeSense? They have lots of random ones. There is also great selection on the Wayfair.ca website (I love their fast, free shipping and a bonk ton of selection).

    Crazy enough, there are even some pretty ones on Etsy.

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne xo

  13. Donna Avila

    June 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Lynne! I was soooooo excited to see your name in my inbox…..better than getting a letter in the mail from a long lost friend. You’ve been on my mind (always in a good way) and I’ve been wondering if I had done something stupid along the way with my total ineptitude with computers (like push a wrong button) and wipe you out of my life. I’m so glad to see you back and happy that things have calmed to the point you can blog again. I’m so happy for you and Michael that he is feeling and doing better with current medication. Your home looks incredible and so cozy and inviting! I always look forward to seeing your new messages to enjoy your wit and special sarcasm and outlook on life. I can see us being the best of friends if a couple thousand miles didn’t separate us….but hell….that’s just logistics. Keep blogging and inspiring! Many blessings and best wishes sent your way! I clink my glass (or mug if it’s morning) to yours. Thanks for being a shining star in my world. If you ever find yourself wandering around in Florida….come find me!

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    June 12th, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Dang those couple of thousand miles Donna! Lucky for you, my bags are always packed ????… so don’t be alarmed if I am sitting outside your front door one of these days. haha.

    Want to know a cray-cray fact? We lived in Florida for 6 months of the year, for 4 years! Maybe we were neighbours! We lived in the Atlantic Beach area of Jacksonville, Florida. I miss those palm trees every.single.day. I used to call them valium trees, because they are so relaxing to look at. LOL!

    Sending some sunshine right back atcha!
    Lynne xo

  15. Carey R Powell

    June 2nd, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    1- y’all are in my thoughts and prayers and thank you for the check-in
    2- if I fall asleep with socks on I am guaranteed to have nightmares.

  16. Lynne Knowlton

    June 12th, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Guaranteed to have nightmares …. ????????????…. hahahaha

  17. Sylvia

    June 2nd, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I can certainly sympathize with you. I took care of my mom when she had cancer and it’s a tough 24 hour job. I love your writing and do what you can and then sleeeep.

    You are very talented and you could do anything you wanted to do!!

    PS. I do look at people’s eyebrows because I don’t know what to do with mine.
    PSSSS I do sleep with my socks on – my feet are always cold.

    God’s blessings!

  18. Lynne Knowlton

    June 12th, 2017 at 6:51 am

    You look at everyones eyebrows too Sylvia?! They are so perplexing. My eyebrows are so unruly, I’m afraid they are just never going to conform to any eyebrow trends. LOL. The struggle is real.

    Big love to you… from one canceirge to another…
    Lynne xx

  19. Raven Nickerson

    June 2nd, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Love and big hugs sister* Laughter is the best isnt it..* thank you.. Do what you gotta do ** I see a book of blogs** put it in chapters and get it published by (Sounds True)http://www.soundstrue.com/store/about-us/our-vision
    publishing..they love works of writing that are about spiritual transformation.. and that is all about your experience.. and how to hold it together even when you dont know you are doing it..* and yes you are doing it. ( mom support*)
    you are funnnier than Ellen Degeneress * Get her to back you up.. ** She will have you on her show** because she will love love love you** this is true.. you will sell hundreds of thousands of books as you are the voice of the human experience lovie.. ***
    yes make money with advertising and take the easy path when it comes to abundance of paper..** so much love raven*

  20. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for that Raven! I think it would be really cool to write a book, and maybe publish it online as well as in a paperback… does this mean I have to brush my hair and get a real photo taken? LOL.

    Thanks for all the lurve and support. It means a lot to me!

    Big love,
    Lynne xox

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