Monday, January 11, 2021

My Favorite Christmas Present

 Happy New Year!

Our ringing in to 2021 was very low key. I actually had no plans of even being up at midnight, but Alise got invited to spend the evening with friends, and I cannot sleep until my Baby is safely home. While she was out, Wayne and I had a nice take out meal that I transferred to a NYE tablescape that I threw together at the last minute because even on the last day of a rotten year, I'm extra like that. 

When I was younger, there was just something about crawling into bed at my grandmother's house in the winter time. There was something so comforting about all those warm quilts, snuggling up underneath them, and drifting off to blissful sleep. 

Fast forward forty years when one of my favorite podcasters, Lisa Whittle, mentioned getting a weighted blanket for Christmas and how much she loved it. I had no idea what a weighted blanket was so I googled it and discovered that there are so many amazing benefits! And I'll be honest, I was a little skeptical, too. But I kept going back to that tucked-in feeling underneath Mamaw's quilts, so I thought about getting a weighted blanket pretty much off and on all year. 

Right before Christmas Wayne and I happened to be in our awful mall when he suggested going into the Sleep Number store. We have a Sleep Number bed and it is absolutely the BEST bed I've ever slept on. Wayne wanted to stop in and see what was "new" in their technology. We left with Sleep Number's version of a weighted blanket. I opted for the twelve pound blanket. 

Before you think I have lost my mind, y'all, I can not BEGIN to tell you how much I love this blanket! It has made SUCH the difference to my sleep life! I haven't had to take a sleeping pill a single night since I've been using it. My night sweats have stopped. If I happen to wake up during the night, I can easily go back to sleep. The effects are calming and soothing and remind me so much of all those quilts from years ago. If you have some of the symptoms I've mentioned or have anxiety or restless leg syndrome, do your research and consider investing in a weighted blanket. You don't have to spend a fortune; they're available on Amazon, but I really think this thing has changed my life! They are available in different weights and depending on how tall or heavy you are should determine the pounds you need. I've already gotten so use to mine that it doesn't even seem as "heavy" as it was when I first got it. Is that weird?  

Thanks, Santa Baby, for my new blanket! 

P.S. Wayne likes to call me Linus now because I carry my blanket from the bedroom to the living room while we're watching TV or if I'm reading a book. I cover it up with a soft chenille throw my friend gave me for Christmas and it feels so warm and cozy in front of the fire. 


Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!


  1. Linus...I love it! I’m so happy this weighted blanket is helping you! I have often wondered about them. But I’ve been worried I would feel claustrophobic or I would be too hot but you are proof I would not feel on fire because I know your blood runs hot like mine! I just may have to look into this! Have a great day sister!

  2. I've been intrigued by weighted blankets for some time now but have been very hesitant to purchase one because of my night sweats/hot flashes. I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that you are having no issues with that. It gives me hope because I. Am. Tired. Anything that would get me through the night would be amazing.

  3. We've considered one of these and now you've really got me thinking about it. I really think Kent would like it. I'm so happy you like your Sleep Number bed. You are only the second person I've ever heard say that. We had one and hated it. I think Kent sold it for a couple hundred bucks. HA! Happy Monday!!! XOXO

  4. OK so wait... a weighted blanket helps with night sweats?! What?! I think I may have to get one. How did you decided what weight you wanted?

  5. That is a great memory - my grandmother had those heavy blankets too! I ccan imagine the weighted blanket feels like that. I need to try Ricky's.. I bought him one one time & he loved it.. but it ended up giving him back problems!!!! But he's always the weight of a feather.

  6. Oh girl, I have heard the best things about weighted blankets - haven't tried one myself because I am so hot at night - thank you very much perimenopause!

  7. Girl, I am right there with you. I got a weighted blanket last year and both Hubby and I LOVE it. My Daddy tucked me in until I was pretty much grown and this blanket gives me that same secure feeling.

  8. I had no idea about weighted blankets. It sounds interesting! I'm glad you find it helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Happy new year! :) I'm glad you got such a lovely Christmas present and it's really helped you! I was talking to my mum about a weighted blanket for my son, he wakes up a lot and just wants cuddles and we wondered if that would help him feel snuggly and sleep through. Hard to find an affordable one for kids here to try it out though!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

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