I am an interior designer from Newton, MA having a lot of fun writing this blog between client appointments, kid stuff, kid school stuff, dog stuff, husband stuff, husband's company stuff (http://www.fueldog.com/), life stuff, old house stuff, family stuff, extended family stuff and the rest of the detail stuff. I am not a writer (clearly) so please ignore the typo's, spelling mistakes and desperate need for proofreading.
Last winter in Newton Massachusetts, our bedroom was so cold at night that the simple act of getting into bed was absolute torture. Allowing your skin to touch the freezing sheets felt close to bracing yourself for a firing squad. I love our bed and after 10 minutes of swearing and an hour of warming up we sleept soundly. But seriously an hour of warming up - NO just NO, I could not take it one more night- my feet were turning into permenant flesh popsicles. I had dreamed of a better solution, maybe we could put an old fashion bed warmer under the covers or a hot water bottle- but that just takes care of your feet, what about the rest of your goosebump-laden body?
Then I found this (see amazon link to left) The Sunbeam Electric Heated Mattress Pad. This is the best invention I could ever imagine- it's absolutly perfect in every way. It has dual controls- yup thats right we can each control our own sides of the bed seperately. It also has three areas on each side that are controled individually- if your feet need a level 5 warm but the rest of you needs only a level 2- you got it! And Just when you thought it couldn't get better- there is a pre-heat setting! Push one button 30 minutes before bed and the bed warms up then automatically shuts off 1/2 hour later when you're ready to hit the hay. Now we look forward to getting into bed, we slip under the covers and lay there litterally saying the same words every night "Oh My god this is SO AWESOME, who knew life got this good" We literally giggle like little kids who just got away with stealing a pound of candy.
Now I want you to notice that the cost is under $100- seriously this is the best money I have ever spent. Had to tell you about this! I owe it to the interior design obsessed world to announce that the best money spent was not on designer fabrics or wall paper but this humble, inexpensive, never to be visually noticed product. Happy warm feet to all- Cheers!