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.


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. Carrie Wilson

    June 3rd, 2017 at 1:15 am

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

    Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesssss!!!! My whole life I’ve thought this! So as soon as I started Adulting, I set my thermostat to the ‘a smidge above arctic’ setting for overnight. I sleep like a. Bear when it’s cold, and it’s worth every penny ????

    So back to the mattress Slinging… does it sleep warm? How many days did you wait to actually use it after you unrolled it? I always have to let them air out in a spare room for a few weeks to get rid of that chemical smell (from the foam) – which is a HUGE disappointment when you know there is a new bed waiting to be slept on.

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Erhmergerd Carrie… ‘as soon as I started adulting’ hhahaahahahaha. I say that when I have to do social things and I need to start ‘peopling’. LOL! I’ve discovered that I’m an extroverted introvert which makes me oh so boring and fun all at once.

    A smidgen above Artic? You need to live near me… in the great white north of Canada. It feels like it snows for most of my life. You would be in sleeping heaven 🙂

    Truth serum here: I waited about 5 seconds after I unrolled it. The mattress does not have that new foam smell. How freaking great is that?!

    In the past, I have purchased foam pillows from Target etc, and I thought I’d die a thousand deaths from the smell… so I braced myself for this mattress…. and boom… no smell. I got all worked up for nothing. LOL.

    Sooooo that was the very long answer for a short thing…. you can jump and sleep right away!


  3. Bridget Tete

    June 3rd, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Let’s cuddle and listen to stand up comedy….. I loved this post….. does bed need a boxspring?
    Still saving to come see you all….

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Bridget !!!!!!!!! You MUST MUST MUST come to see us some time. Bring the sunshine with you, but not your President. LOL.

    And nope, it doesn’t need a boxspring. I forgot to mention that. I never used a boxspring with mine, but it’s on a pretty solid platform.

    Love ya girly!!
    Lynne xo

  5. Barbara

    June 3rd, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Hey Lynne … I did miss you. You bring words to the reality of life that I am not talented that way to put to paper.

    Loved the sleep post. Words that reflect my sentiment totally.. and if you get some small $benifit. Go for it.
    Can’t wait to hear what your next post will promote… tea, garden shovels, sewing shears…. whatever it is you will make it interesting.

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Much appreciated Barbara! For real.. I really needed to hear those words… so thank you for saying them out loud. I think I should sell coconuts on a beach somewhere 🙂 xo … except I’d have to wear a bathing suit and everyone will see my white pasty hairy legs. TMI? xo

  7. Sonya

    June 3rd, 2017 at 10:55 am

    As far as ahm concerned, when your bestie is not well, the world can piss off. So, you need a minute. Forget about it. We’ll still be here. Take care of yourself, and your man, and your fam. Wishing you peace and love. If I had money, i would give it to you til you could recover. Huggz

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Man oh man Sonya… you are the sweetest ever. Thank you! If I had the money, I would buy a beach hut on a wee island, and I’d invite you over.. because you obvs have a generous heart. xo

  9. Dawn Cabral-Quimby

    June 4th, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Lynne,
    Thank you for sharing your life journey with us, I cannot imagine what you are going through, but know that we are all behind you. As far as how many blog posts one is supposed to write, who the heck knows. But I will take whatever quantity you can sustain, at whatever frequency you can tackle. Every one of your posts is a precious gem, a balance of creativity, wit, humor and humble stark reality. You are a strong woman. You have a lot on your plate, enjoy your husband. Enjoy your family. Write when you can and don’t let this become another add-on stress in your life. We will wait for you and pray for you.

    Hugs xoxo

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    W O W Dawn. Just wow. I loved your words. They are so beautiful, they made me speechless…. and believe me…that almost never happens. Thank you so very much

    Big love,
    Lynne xooxox

  11. The Gypsy Hutterite

    June 5th, 2017 at 12:53 am

    What should you do with your life when you grow up? After 51 revolutions around the sun here is my best advise: REFUSE to grow up and just LIVE life to the fullest ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Best. Advice. Ever. xoxo

  13. Tara

    June 5th, 2017 at 5:21 am

    So good to hear your voice again! Missed you and your face!Love, light and all the healing vibes to you and Mike! Kisses coz you’re delicioussss!

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks for the delish lurve Tara! Sending light and love right back atcha. xxoo

  15. gayle johnson

    June 5th, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    You’re beautiful & look like you’re not dealing with stress at all. God Bless you & Michael. Maybe you have a teensy weensy too much white…….

  16. Lynne Knowlton

    June 6th, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    You can never have too much white Gayle. ???? teehee.

    Big love, Lynne xx

  17. Shari

    June 11th, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    apparently you did buy 29,000 white duvet covers cuz there are none left!! and the US site doesn’t ship to the canucks! 🙁
    loved your post. welcome back. glad to see you back. xo

  18. Lynne Knowlton

    June 12th, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Hi Shari!
    You are right, I did buy 29,000 duvets LOL, but they still have a couple duvets in stock. ha. When you are on the HM site, just pop up to the upper right corner, and switch countries to Canada. You can shop all the same things online… the shipping is super fast… and super affordable. Right now, I think they even have free shipping. Everything is shipped within Canada too, so no problemo with the customs & duties. Woot woot!!!

  19. Amy

    June 13th, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Ur awesome!! Every time I read ur posts, I laugh my ass off and then I bawl my eyes out! And then I laugh again. But I guess it’s a good bawl my eyes out because when I see u in my inbox, I can’t click fast enough to see what u wanna talk about today. And how things are going with u. (Even though ur a stranger, well, I’m probably stranger, but strange is, well, interesting, cuz, u never know what it’ll lead to…).. ur a real chick and I love that. I think, GO GOR IT! I have a feeling ur followers will understand if u do a little side hustling, as long as u keep it as real as u do! The mattress test, or rather the mattress testing test(?) was great! Matter of fact I almost couldn’t even tell u we’re (kinda- thinking about) promoting it! I like that kind of promoting. Secret. Like subliminal. Perfect!! Keep it up super woman!! Ur doing great!! Ur strong, ur beautiful, and ur house looks gorgeous!! Oh and u taught me how to make spray that disguises the fact that I poop!!! Love u for that!! Now go get u some sponsors girl! Cuz ur that good!! I’m not going anywhere! Whatever u gotta do to write me a lil something once a month or so (or however often is humanly possible for u) do it. I’m sure I speak for not just myself when I say, get paid for it girl! U write so good!! Write it… and they will read!! Mwah!!!

  20. Lynne Knowlton

    June 14th, 2017 at 7:58 am

    LOL Amy… story of my life… laugh, cry, pee my pants. Wait. You didn’t say that part. Well, I do that too. Thanks for keeping it real, for following along on my shenanigans and THANK YOU for inspiring me to keep writing.

    The toilet spray!… That DIY is so great, isn’t it? We travel with it too, and I spray it in a room to make it smell prettier. It has many uses. Haha!

    Have you tried my DIY massage oil? I use it as a body lotion, and face cream every single day. It’s versatile.

    Big love to you!!
    Lynne xx

  21. Raven

    August 5th, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Just a quick love note from oregon… the more you cry the less you pee.. mwah ,love raven

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