And On a More Uplifting Note (Literally)


To celebrate our upcoming one year wedding anniversary in early September (pause here: OMG HOW HAS IT ALMOST BEEN A YEAR ALREADY WE STILL HAVE THANK YOU CARDS TO SEND) Jamal and I bought a new mattress. We decided that being married for a year makes us Grown-Ups, and it was time to have a grown-up mattress, too (we do not have matching silverware, but that will probably come for anniversary #2). After our honeymoon, we splurged on buying pillows from the hotel we stayed at on our last night in Athens, ultra luxurious, plush feather down, that were over $100 a piece (!!) and a fancy, 300-thread count sheet set which cost less than one single pillow (thanks, Martha Stewart for Macy’s!). But our mattress situation still left something to be desired; it was one of those all spring coil, blue floral numbers, which was fine, but nothing special. So, off to Macy’s we went during one of their huge blowout sales two weeks ago, and out we walked with a new mattress (not literally, that thing is enormous and we had it delivered this past weekend). And thanks to the sale, we got it for less than half of what it retails for normally! The full specifications are: Sealy Beautyrest Recharge Vanderbilt Collection Allie Firm Pillowtop, but you can just refer to it as “HEAVEN OMG” because OMG it is HEAVEN. It is the most comfortable thing I’ve ever laid on, and while I was worried it might be too firm, the pillowtop makes it like sleeping on a plush, supportive cloud. Even Jamal (who was lukewarm about the whole idea, and who claimed he couldn’t tell the difference between any of the mattresses we tried because he sleeps in so many hotels and all beds end up feeling the same to him) crawled into it the first night and could barely articulate, “Oh, okay, this is amazing,” before immediately conking like he had been drugged.

I am in love with this mattress, and I think I finally understand why all of Charlie’s grandparents lived in one bed in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

12 thoughts on “And On a More Uplifting Note (Literally)

  1. Congratulations on your new mattress and the upcoming 1rst anniversary! The mattress is really, really comfortable.
    Let’s get past Jamal’s birthday and then we can celebrate your anniversary in style! By that I mean, without your mother!

    1. I had a hard enough time getting out of bed as it was, and now I’ve gone and made it even more impossible. It’s too comfortable for words! xo

  2. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! A year already? It seems like yesterday to me!

    My dream is to one day own a real, comfortable mattress with real, comfortable pillows. Right now, ours are terrible. *cough* IKEA *cough*

    1. I know! We still have about a month to go, but damn did those 11 months fly by! Thanks girl :)

      I had an IKEA mattress at my last apartment, and it’s currently in the guest room now. The trick is to buy a super plush memory foam mattress topper to put on top of it, so you can’t tell it’s not the most supportive mattress in the world. It’s cheaper that way, too, as compared to buying the one we did! xo

  3. Isn’t it crazy how much of a difference a mattress can make?! That and comfy sheets. Happy anniversary and to many many many more

    1. I’m kicking myself for not splurging on it sooner! What a difference it makes! (Though now I’m even lazier in the morning, ha). xoxo

  4. I’m very jealous. We’re not grown ups yet and are still sleeping on an uncomfortable hand-me-down mattress that causes us back aches. I’ve been thinking about getting a new mattress for over a year but the whole testing out process gives me great anxiety. I feel like I need a whole night’s sleep on a mattress before I realize if it’s comfortable. I’ll put this one on my list of mattress to consider if ever I overcome my anxiety. ;)

    1. Oh, and P.S. We still have thank you cards to send still, too, and we’re close to our 2nd year anniversary. Maybe the best is not doing them in batches but doing them all at once? Not sure, but I do feel pretty guilty about our remaining ones. Writer’s block. It haunts me in every possible way it can!

      1. Oh gosh, thank god it’s not just us! We only have FIVE MORE to go, and they’re all Jamal’s family and friends. I took care of the other 60, and assigned him just these five. Here we are, 11 months later…

    2. Oh, you need a new mattress! I was totally expecting the pushy salespeople and tons of anxiety, but the process could not have been easier or more fun. Seriously, we just log-rolled our way around the Macy’s showroom. Treat yourselves! You deserve it :) xo

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