Sunday, March 6, 2011


I've been slacking on my blog lately, and I blame it entirely on my new bed.  I just want to lay down all the time, go to bed early, sleep in late, take a nap, and then catch a few winks, get my beauty rest and after all that sleep some more.   To say I'm enjoying my new bed would be a gross understatement!

The last time I owned a "new" mattress was 1988 and I was 10 - and it was a bunkbed I shared with my sister.  Hardly life-changing.

My first "big" bed was a full-size I inherited from my Nanna when we moved to the States.  The bed once belonged to my father when he was a teenager so in mattress years, it was about 500 years old.  Looking back now I don't know how I ever slept on that thing, but since Dave only owned a twin, that same bed followed me into our marriage.  Our first Christmas together Dave bought me a 1" memory foam topper and I remember thinking how luxurious it made our bed feel.  Haha... that feeling didn't last long.

Two years into our marriage a couple in our church blessed us with a queen mattress set they'd had in their guest room.  What a huge step up it was from the full - and not just in size.  Oh how we loved that first!  Our memory foam topper followed us onto the queen even though it was only a full size - and so we entered the "lip" stage of sleeping where you needed to stay in the middle or you fell off the edge of the topper which was a good 2" too short on either side and almost half a foot in length - in essence ruining the fact that we owned a queen.  Even though I would pull it all the way up to the headboard it would travel down to the foot of the bed leaving an obnoxious split level effect for your head.  1-inch of height may not seem like much, but let me tell you it's a noticeable difference for your head.

The old bed

The other problem we had with the mattress topper was that it was a temptation to my first-born, who eats weird foam  (we don't own Nerf toys for a good reason around here.)  One day while I was washing our sheets I came back into my room to find he'd taken a huge bite out of the mattress... I just rejoiced it was on Dave's side.

Foam - it's what's for dinner!

So four years later we finally decided that it was time to buy a real bed.  If you think about the fact that you spend a third of your life sleeping, a decent mattress that allows you to get a good night's sleep without waking up with aches and pains is a smart investment, but it still took us a long time to decide to actually do it.

This past Wednesday our new bed arrived.  Along with the mattress we bought new sheets (800 thread count Egyptian cotton) and I am loving both!!

That's 13" of memory foam people... with NO LIP!!
I'm so in love with my new bed I don't even care how much taller it is, and how it hides almost all our headboard (especially when we add linens).  Or how short it now makes our night stands - so what if the top of my lamp is now level with my pillow and that I can't see my alarm clock anymore - I'm sleeping GREAT!!!

And if you'll excuse me now... I think it's time I crawl back into that bed of mine... by golly it's almost 9:00pm... and I'm missing out on valuable sleeping time!

Sweet dreams!


  1. ha ha, cute. Yay for new nice beds!

  2. Five hundred years old in mattress years! Made me giggle out loud (gol!) And I'm extremely jealous. I want one... that was said with an extreme whine to it:)

  3. Awesome new bed, and I can attest to it's suck you in and not want to let you go comfyness, it's all true. Word to the wise..keep 3 yr old away from bed prior to all meals.