When we were in the early stages of designing our home and choosing a plan that was right for us, we were faced with the decision of whether or not we wanted to have a 3 bedroom or a 4 bedroom home. In a world where money doesn’t matter, we would have easily chosen the 4 bedroom…however, we couldn’t justify spending an extra 10k on one extra bedroom.
So, we have three. And it’s completely perfect for us. For one, we’re utilizing our “dining room” as more of an office/playroom, which is great (and also a bit of a disaster at the moment).
And two, we don’t intend (however, I’m not naïve…I know things could change!) to have more than two kids (God willing). Because we have family that lives so close by, we figured that it won’t be totally necessary to have a spare bedroom at all times. Sure, it would be nice, but we’re actually planning on possibly adding one to our basement whenever we finish that off.
As you can see…that’s nowhere near being any time soon…
But for now, we still just have our Lucas, and we wanted to be able to utilize our current spare bedroom as much as possible.
In thinking long term, we know that Lucas is going to eventually be sleeping in something other than a crib (then again, maybe he won’t if I wish hard enough…). And his current crib is convertible, so it will eventually convert into a toddler bed, and then into a full size bed (FYI: if you’re doing the same, I’d strongly recommend that you buy the conversion kit when you buy the set…I’m so glad we did, because now we can’t find them to purchase anymore!). And down the road, I can only hope that we’ll have another child who will be in the same situation, so an extra mattress was definitely in the cards.
So we decided that, for now, we’ll use our spare bedroom as just that – a bedroom. And we’ve got the most amazing new mattress in there that I’ve got to tell you all about.
Have you guys heard of those mattresses that come shipped to you all vacuum sealed shut then roll out into an actual mattress? When Jay and I were researching mattresses for ourselves last year, we looked into them briefly, but Jay had a hard time getting past the fact that you couldn’t really test them out (I was all about it…I hate dealing with the sales guys and laying on all sorts of mattresses that who knows how many people have touched…eww).
Well Leesa is one of those companies, and I cannot even begin to tell you just how impressed I am with them. Right off the bat, I loved hearing what they do, because for every 10 mattresses they sell, they will donate one to a shelter. They’re basically like the TOMS Shoes or Warby Parker for mattresses.
So our mattress came delivered and, sure enough, it came in a box that you’d never imagine a mattress would be packed into…it was more like a mini fridge.
The directions were super easy to follow, and it was actually no problem for me to do everything by myself. You basically just unpack, unwrap, let it roll out, and it’ll do it’s thing!
It was so cool, because as soon as I cut open the plastic wrap around the mattress, the thing started to expand immediately! And within probably 1-2 minutes, it was fully expanded.
But as cool as Leesa is as a company, the true test is always to see just how good of a mattress they sell. The 10” mattress comes in all sizes, and is crafted w/ 3 unique foam layers, including 2” of memory foam and 2” of a really cool latex-like foam called Avena™ that’s perforated to keep you cool as the other side of the pillow.
It’s ridiculously comfortable, and Jay and I have actually both determined that it’s more comfortable than our current mattress…go figure?! I guess you win on this one, Lucas.
And best of all (which I think is SUPER important if you’re shopping for a mattress online), Leesa gives you 100 nights to try your mattress, risk-free.
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If you have any other questions about the mattress, let me know! But I’ll tell you that we’re all thoroughly impressed with Leesa, and would have NO qualms about ordering another mattress from them in the future.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Leesa. Thanks so much for your continued support of STSL! <3