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Tuft & Needle Mattress Review


Since moving into our house, Brett and I knew that at the top of our to buy list was a new mattress. We’d been sleeping on the one I’ve had for some time, and it seriously needed an upgrade. But, as everyone knows, mattresses can be a bit pricy, especially for something of quality and comfort.

While we waited to save some money up, we decided to give a memory foam topper a try. Total fail. The topper was awful. It smelled horrible, gave me headaches, and we found ourselves sinking into the middle immediately after laying down. So, it was back to the drawing board.  During my search, I came across two new mattress start up companies: Tuft and Needle and Casper. Both promised quality mattresses, made in the USA, with amazing price points. Although ordering a bed online seemed a bit risky, we decided to go ahead with the Tuft and Needle 10-inch mattress. It had amazing reviews, and the 30 day return policy sounded like a breeze.

After making the purchase, I stalked our tracking number anxiously awaiting our new bed’s arrival. After only 3 days, the bed was here, and I couldn’t wait to get home to give it a try. As per the instructions, we unwrapped it (in which it hilariously rolled on top of Brett) and let it expand for a few hours while we spent the evening stocking up on snacks at Trader Joe’s.

Some said the mattress would take a bit of getting used to as it’s pretty firm. But, to be honest, I loved it right away. After the first night of sleep, I felt great. And I’m not just saying that. I woke up that following morning without immense pain in my lower back and I wasn’t exhausted. It was the first time I’d slept through the entire night. There was a slight odor to the bed, but it wasn’t over powering. After nearly a week, I was convinced this was the perfect bed for us. However, Brett wasn’t entirely sure just yet.

Fast forward to nearly 3 weeks, and over the weekend we decided to return our Tuft and Needle mattress. While I would recommend this bed to anyone who is a back sleeper, and enjoys a firm bed, Brett couldn’t get used to it. It was too firm of a mattress for him, as he generally sleeps on his side, and found it to be an issue.

I spoke with the Tuft and Needle customer service department this morning and had the return policy explained to me. All we have to do is donate the mattress to a local charity of our liking, and send them the receipt. Then they will refund us in full for the bed. Super simple!

So, what’s next for us? Well, tomorrow afternoon our Casper mattress should be arriving. Keeping my fingers crossed, and I’ll be back with a review in a few weeks on it.

(Photo via Tuft & Needle)

This is 31, or Beyond Major Life Update


Well. I’m 31. But, that’s been happening since August.

More recently, I have major life news or as Rachel Zoe would say “Maj”.

There’s a real reason behind my lack of blogging over the last few years. Sure, part of it was due to being burnt out, my ever-changing schedule, and balancing school and work, but the real reason was because of legal issues surrounding my 2012 car accident. Without going over all the awkward details, I’ll just say that I basically had to be very careful about what I shared online. To go from being such an over-sharer to scale back completely was bizarre. But, it’s what had to happen at the time.

However, as of two weeks ago, I’m able to move on with my life, go back to being a serial over-sharer, and close that chapter of my life.

But, that’s not all of the news.

After losing my job via text (yup, that’s right.) which I totally over-shared about on Instagram, I was given an amazing opportunity to become one half of Brett’s screen printing shop, Squeegee Science. My official title is Vice President, but my day to day duties includes running the office side of things, social media, and whatever other fun things I can get into. It’s quite exciting. The last few months have been spent re-branding the shop, building out our official showroom, and upgrading the machines. We’ve also got some plans of expanding into the retail side of things as well.

So, I guess this is what 31 looks like, marriage, owning a business, and turning the page onto a seriously rad new chapter in my book of life. 2015 is going to be a totally amazing year.


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