Saturday, March 22, 2014

When we own a house, we will...

Buy a new bed and turn our bedroom into a sleeping sanctuary.  

If someone were to look in our bedroom they'd likely assume it was a college boy's first bedroom after leaving the frat house. It's sad. We sleep on a queen sized box spring and mattress. On the floor. We've said countless times that we will at least get a frame for it, but just never got around to doing it. Honestly? It really doesn't make a difference to me, plus it's lower to the ground for the puppies to jump up on. The bed was Jesse's first bed out of college. And I think it belonged to his brother before that. It has an Olympic symbol on it for cryin' out loud. From the late 90s. So yeah. The bed is not coming with us to the next house. Just not happening. We're 30 and 32 now. Time for a big kid bed. Any mattress shopping tips? I think I saw a Groupon for one once...

Make our bed everyday

Jesse and I sleep under two separate covers. Either our mothers were terrible at teaching us to share, or we have way different body temps requiring completely different blankets for slumber. I like a big fluffy comforter year round. Jesse can sleep under a sheet of parchment paper and still sleep like a log. With a fan blasting. The two blanket thing will no longer be my excuse for avoiding bed making. We'll also spring for a new mattress pad, and use matching fitted sheet, pillowcases, top sheet. And they will all be washed weekly. I am lucky if I do it once a month now. And that's embarrassing. Again, we are 30 and 32. Time to act like adults. Adults that make their bed. Daily. 

Plant a garden. 

Home grown produce. Need I say more? I might even up the ante and start composting. And stop shaving my pits. And brew my own Kambucha. But first, a garden. 

Buy new towels that match. 

We never registered for nice, fluffy towels when we got married. We did, however, register for a kegerator. It's called priorities. We clearly had ours in order. #beerme. 

Have suitable Jungle quarters. 

Jungle quarters? Like make our home look like a jungle? Not exactly. Jesse's bestie is Jungle. He sleeps at our house roughly 2-3 times a month. The guy deserves his own bedroom. No confirmation if it will be an air mattress on the lawn. 

OK. That's it for now. Maybe I will add more later. 

Did you change anything drastically when you moved into your first home? 

12 comments:

Infertile625 said...

We use two blankets too. I'm an awful sharer. This saves the blanket tug-O-war in the middle of the night. We bought a sterns and foster mattress. It was a little pricey but worth every penny. There is no motion transfer (my husband is a wiggle worm) and it hasn't sagged in the past 3 years. Sleep by number beds are really great too but expensive. Good luck!

Michelle said...

Planting a garden is the number one reason I want a house. I can live without painting my walls and all that jazz, but dang it I want a garden! We should probably also get some matching towels.

Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

YES! Separate blankets FTW. :) We never make our bed either thought lol We received a Home Classics Memory Foam Mattress Topper as a wedding fit and that thing is legit. We put it on our shitty hard, Ikea futon and slept on it for a year in complete comfort. Now that it's on a normal bed/mattress it's even better!!

You can find it at Kohl's http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-c10659/home-classics-1-12-in-memory-foam-mattress-topper.jsp

and I'm sure other places :)

Melissa @ i carry your heart said...

We don't have separate blankets, but i gave up on using a top sheet because Thatcher *despises* them (why? i don't know) and it would always end up in an awkward ball on my side of the bed. Don't worry about the sheet washing...I would like to know who ACTUALLY washes their sheets every week. I've been wanting to replace our towels too. Here ends this riveting blog comment. you're welcome!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

This makes me want to own a home so bad!

Carolyn said...

I had grand "make our bed every day" dreams... that didn't happen. :) And don't feel bad - we're bad sheet washers too! HAHAHA

Katie said...

We are horrible sheet washers! And I love you for registering for a kegerator…genius! Did you get it??!

Tia @ HoPo said...

So...yes. When we moved, we sorta kinda upgraded our bedroom as well.
When we first got together we slept on a FULL sized mattress. Did you read that? A full. And since it was my husband's from practically middle school....we both slid into the center. It was like a black hole.
Sheesh...I now have my own bed next to his bed. Don't judge. :)
I'm a light sleeper and he likes to have nightmares where he punches things, so we both get what we want.

Ashley said...

I have an extra comforter on my side of the bed!! And I never make my bed! I don't know why I hate a made bed! But I do make it when company comes over lol!

ajs {of MN} said...

making the bed daily and weekly sheet washing will change your life!!! #mindblowing!!

Brittany said...

Jamal is already a weekly sheet washer. Also he sorts his darks and whites when doing laundry. I didn't they made these kind of men it is kinda crazy, I don't even do those things

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

We have separate quilts / covers here too. We're kind of a disaster that way. Can't agree on bedside tables, lights, or heaviness of covers. :)