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Production Slowdown!

October 24th, 2012

San Francisco Giants 2010 World Champion Trophy with Dave

Due to unbelievable circumstances we will be shutting down three of our facilities early: The Latex Shop, Wood Shop and Shipping will all need to close by 4:30 PM to get out in front of the first pitch.

Go Giants!

Oh yeah… don’t forget
to take advantage of our Halloween Special

(Mayor Dave gets first dibs on the 2010 trophy when the Giants brought it to Fort Bragg) (and that means fewer organic mattresses will get shipped:(

Fall on the coast

October 12th, 2012

It’s Fall. We’re expecting rain.
Our little town on the Northern California Coast is beginning to switch gears. Most of the summer visitors have gone. It’s not our usual weather… heat inland over the ridge is pulling in the marine air.
Morning on the Fort Bragg Coast

Walking the downtown streets with sweater turned up at the neck feels pretty good. Last week Anne and I took the grand kids out to walk the ocean bluffs. If you’re in our neck of the woods, it’s a great walk. And stop in at FloBeds and say hi. We’re still downtown… under the jumping sheep.
Under the jumping sheep

Columbus Day

October 8th, 2012

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Christopher Columbus, his sailors and his sheep, discover the New World (although it turns out it was quite an old world;)

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.
Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.
Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.
October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!
“Indians!  Indians!”  Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.
But “India” the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.
The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.
Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he’d been told.
He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.
The first American?  No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.

We want you to pay special attention to the 11th line…
“Then the workers went to sleep”… Even school kids
know how important sleep is. We feel vindicated.
In fact, we feel so good we want to give you a special opportunity
to discover savings on everything we offer.
It is like discovering a new world!

Independence is not an easy business

July 2nd, 2012

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Signing of The Delclaration of Independence

This business of democracy is not for the lazy.  If we do not stay informed about the issues of the day, we give up the ability to make smart choice.  Dumb choices lead to tyranny.  Our forefathers fought with blood and sweat… all we have to do is vote smart.  It is sad to see voter turnout in America fall to between 40% and 65%.

This Independence Day let’s all recommit ourselves to be better Americans!  It is up to us… Remember!

(ps… FloBeds can help with that happiness part;)

Don’t make him angry!

May 25th, 2012

We’re a fan of Mark Ruffalo’s (who isn’t?) and he’s a fan of FloBeds! We just sent him his 4th bed and he was kind enough to let us know how much he likes it and us… “The Mark Ruffalo The Hulkpeople and service at Flobeds, from my experience, have been nothing but a pleasure. We have been sleeping on a FloBed since 2000 and now own many. My only wish in all my travels is that every bed that I have to sleep in was one of yours. Too bad you don’t make one to fit in a suitcase. Your beds are well priced and best of all sustainable and Green. Of course I recommend you to any one who will listen and people wonder if I have some part of your business from my zeal. I just like sharing really good things made by really good folks.”
Mark Ruffalo

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2012

Good for you…
Good for the whole world!

Pure, Green, and Cozy

Your body will thank you for the natural rest and recovery you get from 100% Natural FloBeds. You put 100% into your day, get it back each night our unparalleled line of human support systems.

Natural before it was “Green”.

At FloBeds, we construct our natural latex mattresses with what folks now-a-days call Green materials, like natural rubber, organic cotton and Plein-Air Wool, not because we are jumping on the green bandwagon to sell our wares, but because it is the right thing to do.  And because, that’s how we have always done it.

Read how we use wool to meet the Federal mattress flame resistant laws

Good for you…
Good for the whole world!

Vernal Equinox

March 23rd, 2012

Your nights will be shorter now. Maximize every sleeping opportunity on your new FloBed. Life is too short to sleep on the wrong mattress.

nights are getting shorter

And take advantage of our spring offer. Save some money for those long days ahead or put your precious sleep on a solid FloBed Foundation.

St Paddy’s Day… Green Mattress

March 6th, 2012

Luck of the Irish.

Take advantage of our 5/8 Irish Heritage and get our 100% Natural Latex Mattresses covered with Organic Cotton and Wool.
This Green For All lasts until St Paddy’s Day… so don’t delay.

Presidents Day

February 18th, 2012

Washington and Lincoln…

Foundation & Freedom…

Foundation and Freedom

Join us in celebrating our country”s finest Presidents.

It’s another election year… and we’re all going to need a better night’s sleep as we work to separate what is promised from what is possible.  It’s a hard job… working weekends… but if we don’t do it, who will?  This country Washington and Lincoln helped build is based on an informed electorate.  Democracy needs us to do our job…  I’ll study vote and build beds.  You do what you do best…

Wish I was skiing

January 21st, 2012

Wish I was skiing…
It’s raining. We need it. First good rain of the year. Making me think of the slopes. Kids snowboarding, ol’ dad still on two sticks and two poles.Wish I was skiing

Speaking of kids… Packie, my 2nd son, is at Holy Names University in Oakland and is part of a cancer drive.  His personal goal is $1,000 and his school has a goal of $30,000.  If you would like to donate to the American Cancer Society, click here.