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Tuft & Needle Mattress Review... Review - Ask and Ye Shall Receive!

The questions keep flyyyying in about our Tuft & Needle mattress review that we did a few months back!

Here are a few specific ones we've gotten recently:

"How do you like it? Is it holding up to your expectations?  We are in need of a mattress so badly.  Mine is over 10 years old and with small children we need a really good mattress.  We need better sleep (even if it is with the kiddos in bed!)!"

"I was wondering if you could give me and update on how you are liking/disliking your Tuft and Needle mattress?"

"I have been researching your Tuft and Needle post. My husband and I have both had back surgery 
We have struggled with mattresses ever since we upgraded to a king. I want your nitty gritty honest opinion from both of you."

You can read all about our last review here on the king sized mattress we got for our master bedroom, but since we just got another queen size, for our youngest daughter this past month, we decided to answer even more of your questions through a detailed video!

We also took pictures along the way, so you could witness the entire process again. You can see all of photos we took at the end of the video.


Finding Happiness In Life's Messes

This post has been sponsored by Brawny® and the new Stay Giant TM campaign, to feature thoughts from Super Mom's who may not be perfect, but know that even through life's occasional messes, trying their hardest is all that matters!

Life can be a mess, you guys.
Figuratively and literally. 

I'll admit - I'm sort of a control freak when it comes to my home and it's cleanliness level. I LOVE a clean house and space. It makes me feel relaxed, calm and creative. When my surroundings are cluttered or dirty, I honestly just can't handle it.
Over the years it's sort of become a setback for me, because I end up sweating over "the little things" instead of looking at the big picture. I've realized that this is definitely NOT good when you're trying to be productive, grateful and overall HAPPY everyday. 

This Summer, after making the huge transition from being a working-outside-of-the-house Mom, to a 100% stay-at-home Mom, I've had a complete shift in stress level (it's pretty much zero now), and in turn have also really tried to hone in on chilling out when it comes to my house, and messes that my kids make each day.

Instead of running behind them all Summer picking things up constantly and being annoyed with the fact that I had JUST tidied up that certain spot 5 minutes before - which truth be told, I still tend to do out of habit - I will now try to stop, laugh, cuddle or play along with them.

Don't get me wrong, I was ready to break up with Summer because my kids have been chomping at the bit for more mental stimulation than apparently I can give them... but that doesn't mean I won't miss the snot out of those messy little faces, that randomly decide eating dessert without hands like a cat is super awesome and something they just HAVE to do, or they'll "die!" 
** insert eye roll here **

I wrote some quick thoughts down a few weeks ago on Instagram, after a visit to beautiful Mirror Lake here in Utah with the family, and I just have to share them here too for those of you who may have missed them --


Cinnamon Zucchini Cake & Crazy Berry Salad!

Why have I not SHARED how much I loved these two things this season!? 
Guys I totally forgot!
Well, it's not too late. Here it goes...

Crazy Berry Salad
Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, cashews, almond butter and unsweetened coconut flakes! If those aren't ALL the good things, I don't know what is :) 
I've used bananas, cashew butter, and other types of nuts too! You can do anything, but don't forget this essential combo. It's the BEST breakfast or snack!

Cinnamon Zucchini Cake
I've been obsessed with using zucchini in recipes, and this was one of my favorites!