Loom and Leaf | La La Lovely

Do you get a good night’s sleep?  

I found one online.

Not spending time online, that is counter intuitive to sleep.  Trust me.  I spent a good four-ish years up into the wee hours blogging between checking on my wee little ones.  With two babies, eighteen months apart, I figured I’d just have to catch up on sleep a few years later.  Sleep was a scarcity, and my bed was the holy grail of a haven that was in the other room and yet just out of reach.  The bags under my eyes tell that tale.

A good night's sleep

These days, no babies are waking, but backs are hurting.  An ache here, a toss and turn there.  And, we have a nice mattress.  A marshmallow, cloud like mattress that just wasn’t working for us.

So, naturally, we started looking at mattresses online.  It seemed like a foreign concept, but a strangely familiar one.  I shop for shoes, decorations and food online, why not sleep?

We came across many sites that offered a bed in a box.  When the UPS man comes to drop the book you ordered on Amazon, he can also deliver your mattress in a box rolled up like sushi.  Just unroll and enjoy.

But, I wasn’t so sure about that, so I kept on scrolling and came to a full stop when I found Loom and Leaf.  A brand who makes American crafted, luxury memory foam beds at an affordable price.  I was intrigued.  I’ve slept on memory foam before and slept well.   I wanted to know more.

What I found was that Loom and Leaf’s mattress offers a very natural product.  All of their high quality foam is bio based and sourced in the USA, the quilted mattress cover is made from organic cotton, and the flame retardant used is made from plant-based natural thistle.  Using natural materials that are sourced in the US is really important to me.

At half the price of TempurPedic, and with a 75-day home trial there isn’t much to loose.   And, we were excited about the prospect of not loosing anymore sleep.

So we ordered a mattress online, and

A good night's sleep | La La Lovely

I’m happy to report that we are LOVING our Loom and Leaf memory foam mattress.  We’ve been sleeping on it over a month and we have both been sleeping so well.  Our sleep has truly improved.  My husbands back felt better within days and I notice that I sleep much more sound and feel more rested when I wake up each morning.

Years ago we ordered a pillow top which didn’t work for my husband.  The company exchanged it for a firmer mattress and I cried because it felt like I was sleeping on the floor (I was pregnant, so crying over a mattress was probable).  We went back to the pillow top and that is what led to years of back pain for my husband.

We opted to go with their Relaxed Firm option as it is not too hard or too soft.  My hubby prefers firm and I like soft.  We found that this is a comfort level we are both happy with.  It’s dense, and slowly molds to contour you and it is soft enough, while still giving support.

Memory Foam Mattress love

The other thing I should tell you about Loom and Leaf is that they have excellent customer service.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like good customer service, these days, is an absolute luxury.  You can chat with a customer service rep online or on the phone if you have questions.  And, every customer receives a call after they have purchased to go over their order, give delivery expectations, double check that your measurements are right for your foundation, (another, plus is that they offer foundations for their mattress should you need one), and to simply say thank you.  They are so friendly at Loom and Leaf, I was even able to speak with the President of the Company to learn even more about their memory foam mattress and their business model.

If you are in the market for a mattress and are interested in a natural option then these extra details about their product are very beneficial:

-Because of Loom and Leaf’s online business model they are able to offer their product at a fraction of the cost of other memory foam brands and they have far less of a carbon foot print.

-They don’t shrink wrap their mattresses, so the small amount of off gassing is already done before leave the supplier and manufacturer.

-All of their foam is sourced in the USA, and they have the highest standards for health and safety.  Foams are bio based and emit less greenhouse gasses.

-The cooling gel is medical grade.  And the mattress offers breathable channels.

If you are in need of a better nights sleep, here are a few tips . . .

Loom and Leaf

-Turn your screens off an hour before bed
-Read
-Do something that relaxes you, like yoga
-Drink a chamomile or sleepy time tea
-Take a warm bath
-Diffuse an essential oil like lavender
-Keep a consistent routine before bed

And…..try a Loom and Leaf Mattress, if you are needing to upgrade or need to find a better sleeping solution.  The benefits of a good night’s sleep are innumerable.

 

This post is in collaboration with Loom and Leaf.  All opinions are my own.

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image : Elle Decoration

A few years back I got rid of all of my table top frames…the silver fake antiquey ones from TJ Maxx kind of thing.  The only place I really have to display framed photos (other than on my walls) is on my bookshelves, and so I did.  Frame upon frame.  But, they looked all kinds of cluttered and eventually drove me crazy.  When we gave our family room a makeover and my favorite shelf stylist helped me out, I knew I was going to want to keep the cleaner look or stay within those lines.

But, I’m kind of missing having more family photos around, which got . . .

 

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September 11, 2015

Nespresso Pixie Clips | La La Lovely Blog

They Grow Stronger and Stronger With Every Step Forward

Ice Cream Cone Pool Float

A few fave things /

A few fave random things I should say . . . but, isn’t that life?  Life can be so routine and so random, all at the same time!

1 / Nespresso’s new Pixie Clips.  I never knew I’d love espresso, but I do.   This little machine is fun because you can change out the side panels for different designs.  And, their new espresso flavors are as good as their design, too.  Bring on the busy weekend with a little shot of caffeine.

2 / Growing stronger and stronger with every step forward.  I absolutely love this verse.  I wrote more in depth about it on Instagram, which you can read here.  But, in short if you are going through a major struggle, don’t let it swallow you, just keep moving.  Be a person that digs deep in the midst of pain.  Take that step today.   It only has to be one step…and with it will come strength.  Have a good cry 💦 because God bottles every single one of your tears and from that bottle, makes a brook of blessing 💗!  You are so loved and every detail of your life matters to God.

3 / Saying Goodbye to Summer.  It truly felt like the last week of summer and I’m finally coming to terms with it.  We had a good swim on Monday and waved goodbye.  I am bummed that I forgot to head to my favorite Ice Cream Shop before it closes for the season, but I’ll survive.  Hello fall!

Do you have any favorites this week?

September 10, 2015

Jr. High The Second Time Around | La La Lovely Blog

Everyone knows Jr. High can be the most awkward years.  Sometimes the most painful (in terms of your growing years).  I didn’t mind Jr. High that much, actually.  I had my hard days, my bad hair days, my zits are over taking my face days, and the classic, “I hate my life days.”

I think Jr. High the second time around is much harder.  No, I didn’t . . .

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September 3, 2015

fashionABLE Miriam Collection | La La Lovely Blog

These objects tell a story.

I rummaged the rocks on a walk in Tucson last spring.  They remind of returning year after year to a place I call rest.  And, that there is, in fact, life in the desert.

The dainty heart dish was given to me this past week as gift for my anniversary.  Eighteen years, to be exact.  And yet, Eighteen feels more like an age then an anniversary.  A lot of life has been lived between eighteen and eighteen years.

And, the jewelry tells of overcoming.  These beautiful pieces are handmade by women who have battled things like addiction, depression, and homelessness, and have overcome! The ring says ABLE, and I love to wear it when I’m feeling overwhelmed or unable.  It’s a visual reminder that I can do hard things.  That I am able.  I slip it on and remember that it’s more than a ring and a reminder.  It is story, a person, a women who is making her own way by way of making jewelry.  She was able.  I wonder what she has overcome?  I twist the ring and think of things I have overcome.  Probably different, maybe some parts the same.  I glance down at the ring throughout the day, A-B-L-E, and I look at my life.   We are overcomers.  Her, you, and me.

FashionABLE Miriam Collection

This gorgeous jewelry is from the new Miriam Collection with fashionABLE.

FashionABLE helps provide job opportunities to women, globally, and now locally.  I’m a super fan of their purpose and their products.