The Canadian ‘Bed in a Box’ – Endy Mattress Review

The day that our Endy mattress rolled in, Ezra was yelling out the window so loud, that our entire street could probably hear that we were about to experience the Endy. ‘Mommy! Mommy! The bed man is here!!’ Jumping up and down with excitement as the mail man awkwardly walked up to our door to deliver the BOX. Yes, you read correctly, a box. In fact, a box that is about 1/4 the size of the actual mattress. When I first saw the mattress being unloaded, I assumed that it was the box for the pillows, but then three more smaller boxes made their way to our door as well. I thought that the size must be wrong, so I double checked, nope. It’s correct and all accounted for. We brought the mattress inside, and there, the magic happened and the great story of the ‘Bed in a Box’ unfolded. (Literally)

Knowing that we were about to witness something amazing, we made sure we set up our camera to capture the moment. During the unboxing you’ll see both of my daughters make short appearances, but mainly Ezra just jumping in circles around little Isla. Notice how Isla doesn’t budge, even when Ezra jumps close to her! The mattress isn’t even fully inflated yet and it is already showing one of its amazing qualities, the ability to sleep soundly, even if your partner is moving around in their sleep!

[Check out our unboxing video below]

Since I shared about trying out the Endy mattress, I have been receiving questions, “Is it comfortable?,””How long did it take to set up?,””Do you REALLY like it?,” and many more.  I thought that it would be best to put together a review for my first 30 nights with Endy! If there is anything I missed, please do reach out and ask or leave a note below!

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The First Night:

I was so excited and practically giddy to get in to bed that night, but I’ve got to admit, much like a new pair of shoes, this mattress seemed awkward and too structured after the first sleep. When I woke up in the morning I did have doubts if this was going to be for us or not, but then the second night happened, and the third and the fourth and the rest is history! I was sold!

The mattress we had before Endy has lasted us for 9 years. NINE YEARS. At that point, I loved a pillow top mattress, something super soft and that I just sunk right into. Fast forward 9 years later and it is quite the opposite. I notice when I don’t have a good night sleep I am all bent out of shape the next day because of it. Sleep is SO important to me and my husband, with two girls under the age of three, you can imagine that a full nights sleep is quite rare in this household. I usually don’t ever count on a good night’s sleep, with midnight and 4am nursing sessions, toddler night terrors and a husband who snores, there’s just no way. Now add a run down mattress into the mix of that. Cheque Please!

We have been seriously considering shopping for a new mattress and that’s where Endy came in! After receiving our Endy, I could not believe the IMMEDIATE change in my sleep. After my midnight nursing sessions, I was falling asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow, I was sleeping through snoring and I was waking up refreshed! One thing that I was so drawn to with Endy was the Mattress’ Comfort Foam. On the Endy website you can find more information like this: “The foam has a unique open-air cell structure that provides the perfect balance of comfort and support, plus temperature control, pressure relief, and reduced motion transfer. The foam’s open-air cell technology also enhances breathability and cooling throughout the night.” For me, temperature is something that I have always struggled with, my husband is a heater and I like to be a little bit cold when I sleep so I can curl up in my blanket! But now with our Endy, it’s no longer a problem!

Pillows + Sheets

Along with the mattress, we also tried out a set of Endy pillows and sheets. These pillows were another home-run for my husband and I, they offer support, breathability, comfort and are completely customizable. My husband is part of the snoring squad so he prefers a dense pillow when he sleeps to elevate himself and stay upright in the night, whereas I prefer almost next to nothing in my pillow. When I was customizing my pillow, I removed a little bit more than half of the inserts to make it ‘just right’ for a good night sleep! When you first open up the pillows, do not be alarmed, they are jam-packed with teeny tiny shredded pieces of bamboo charcoal memory foam. You can adjust and customize your perfect pillow by removing handfuls of the foam and placing it in the storage bag that comes with the pillows. The sheets have also been such a positive change for us, comfort, style and tech; all in one finely crafted set. The Endy Sheets are made from 480 thread count, 100% sateen weave cotton, and available in 6 sizes.

Endy as a company has been amazing to order from. The shipping was so easy and the box literally just showed up on our doorstep! It was a little bit heavy trying to get it up our stairs to the 2nd floor, but we made it! Then from there we just opened the box, unwrapped and unrolled and watched the mattress take shape.

100 Night Trial:

The company has a great 100 Night Trial, this means that if you sleep on it and it just isn’t the right fit for you or your family, you can simply call up Endy and they will come and take it away and give you a full refund. They also have a 10 year limited warranty, so if you experience any manufacture defects, you’re covered! The 100 night trial alone is enough for me to jump on board and try it out, that a company is so confident in their product and passionate about their mission that they would provide policies like this. It must be the Canadian Blood!

If you are looking to bring your own Endy home today, make sure to use code: STUMBLING50 to receive $50 off any size mattress! If you are still on the fence about ordering from Endy and don’t have someone nearby that would offer you to take a test-sleep on, there are two easy options to fix this – The 100 Night Trial AND Endy just partnered with Urban Barn, so you can also try it out there, but be careful, you may need to bring someone with you to wake up from your best sleep ever.

Good Night and Sleep Tight!

XO Cass

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This post was sponsored by Endy. All text and opinions are my own.
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The Perfect Shirt From Winter to Spring and All Year Round.

Living on the West Coast you never really know what the weather is going to be like and when you do finally figure it out, it can change in a second! I am constantly looking out for clothing I can layer up when it’s chilly and shed when the day warms up. When I came across the Long Sleeve Peplum top from Pink Blush, it was love at first sight. Something that layered nicely, was comfortable, and best of all, nursing friendly!

On a regular day, I will usually throw on a pair of pants, long sleeve shirt and oversized sweater, so when I received this Peplum top from Pink Blush I was over the moon! It is a great piece that is casual enough to wear with jeans to run errands or I could instantly dress it up for a night on the town by adding a pair of heels!

This top is extremely lightweight, sits nicely on the body and has a adorable flirty twirl with the peplum bottom. Wether you are just looking for a new fun top or a nursing mother, this top is so versatile that it really covers a large range of stages, ages and body types! Wearing this top, there are a few ways you can style it up or dress it down, you can easily pair it with leather leggings and brown boots, jean shorts and a large brimmed hat, ripped jeans and a leather jacket, and even yoga pants and gum boots! (Check out the Tulip Field photos below, I told you so!)

Check out Shop Pink Blush for more items to check off your summer wish list and I’ll leave my wish list below as well for you to take a peek!

Blue Lace Mesh Overlay Maternity Gown

Light Blue Destroyed Fringe Maternity Shorts

Sage Green Crochet Accent Kimono

Brown Soft Wide Brim Fedora

Black Solid Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Tank

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I would love to know some of your favourites you found through their site! Let me know below in the comments and have a great rest of the week!

Take care,

Cassandra

LET’S GET WILD – Wild Kratts LIVE Show – Pre Sale on NOW!

If you we’re a big Wild Kratt’s fan when you were younger, your dreams of meeting Chris and Martin may just come true this fall! This October, the Kratt brothers will be coming to us live at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the pre-sale is on now, so act like a Kratt and RUN don’t walk!

We are a family of four with 2 young girls, Ezra age 3 and Isla age 8months. Growing up, my husband and I both watched Wild Kratt’s and loved it! Since we discovered the new episodes of Wild Kratts on Netflix, we knew that we had to show them to Ezra right away! Her being a child of adventure, excitement and energy, this show was a match made in heaven! Their new revised episodes of the Wild Kratt’s includes a characterized version of the brothers on their adventures, with short appearances at the beginning and end of the show. Adventure, excitement, animation, animals and multiple episodes to watch.

Ezra is HOOKED.

Hook, line, and sinker.

Now, I’m not going to lie here, when we found out that they were coming to our area and that we(my husband) would have a chance to meet Chris and Martin in person, he got a little bit star-struck. You know, the type of star struck where you know you’re going to see them, but can’t quite contain your excitement, except it shows because your body tenses up because you’re trying to not jump up and down, but also remain calm but forget to blink. Yeah, that’s how excited he is.

If you’re planning on attending, let me know and come say Hello!

Take care, and stay WILD.

Cassandra

 

The pre-sale is on NOW and here are the deets:

Show: Wild Kratts Live 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 6:30PM

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Ticketing Link: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11005692F22E746F

Event description: WILD KRATTS – LIVE! Is a theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding “creature” fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television series Wild Kratts so popular with kids and their families.

Him + Her, Snore no more! – PolySleep Adjustable Pillow Review

Who else has gone on countless trips looking for the right pillow, doing the pillow test in the store, you know the one where you crouch down and lean on to the pillow that is resting on the counter? (I hope I’m not the only one who does this..) Then there’s that day that you finally find it, go home, crawl in to bed and BAM, your head hits the pillow and you drift off in to dream land.

When I first heard of the PolySleep Pillow I was SO intrigued and excited to try it out. My husband and I have very different sleeping habits and that includes the type of pillow we use. For myself, before I was pregnant/nursing, I was always a tummy sleeper and used the thinest and slightly firm pillows. I felt these were always hard to find because I would also sometimes turn to my side in the middle of the night and wake up with a bit of a kink in my neck. PolySleep has brought me in to a whole new world of pillows, where there is only ONE. One pillow to rule them all. They offer this pillow that has a shell made of polyester microfibre and then has four inserts that you can choose from that are anti-microbial and made of a viscoelastic hybrid foam(which means it allows the air to circulate, reduces the temperature and firmness) that range from ¾” – 1¼”and with having these inserts to choose from you really CAN find the perfect fit with just one pillow! For myself, as a tummy/side sleeper, I only use the ¾” insert and it is the exact combination I need. Whereas some of you may need to up the insert and add a 1″ piece into the mix because you like a little more firmness and support.

Now for my husband. Oh my sweet, loving and thoughtful husband. I love him to bits, but when he is sleeping, he is not as thoughtful and caring as he would like to be haha. He snores with a VENGEANCE. No matter which way he lays, there is something that sneaks out, and Ezra is the same! You can imagine how our Saturday morning ‘sleep-ins’ go.

My husband used to sleep with 3-4 pillows, all varying in sizes and he would always be readjusting them throughout the night. Now with the PolySleep pillow, he has traded the multiple pillows for just one. The EXACT same pillow that my tummy-side sleeping self found the perfect fit from! Although the sizes and number of inserts we have inside the shell is completely different. My husband uses all of them. All four. But this is his perfect fit, no more multiple pillows to stack up or rearranging the tower in the middle of the night, just sleep.

The variance between our pillows is ¾” vs. 3¾” The pillows also come with a bag to store the inserts that you aren’t using in the moment. For example, I know that if I get pregnant again, I will definitely be changing the firmness in the pillow to adjust and support of a side sleeper. The pillows also come with a 3 year warranty and a 30 day sleep-trial for you to be confident that the PolySleep Adjustable Pillow is the perfect fit for you and if not 100% satisfied, they have a great team of Customer Service that will give you a full refund! PolySleep is a Canadian company and their products are made right here in Montreal, Quebec. They are made at the same factory their foam is produced, that means that there is no middle man and you are truly getting the full customer service that you deserve!

If you are just as intrigued as I was when I first found out about the PolySleep Adjustable Pillows, then don’t hum and hau for too long, you can trust me that they are worth the investment and will last years to come!

Have you tried the PolySleep Adjustable Pillows? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments below and I would be happy to help!

Take care + Sweet dreams!

Cassandra

Wrap me up, Buttercup Baby – Beluga Baby Swaddle + Doll Carrier Review

Since day one with Ezra, we have faithfully used our Beluga Wraps on repeat. Now with our second baby, Miss Isla Jane, I am using these wraps even MORE, having a toddler and a new born is no joke and also ‘no hands’ if you don’t have a Beluga Wrap!

Recently Beluga Baby launched two brand new products; the first being their Oversized Bamboo Swaddles. These things are HUGE. 35 x 35 inches and pure, buttery soft, bamboo goodness. They are the perfect companion, wether it be wrapped around them, cozy in the stroller or the comfort piece your child that cant leave their side while walking around the house. This swaddle is what babies and toddlers dream of.

When we first put Isla in a swaddle I didn’t think it was going to work, as she is a babe who likes to be free and kick around. You know, feel-the-wind-between-her-toes kind of girl. We wrapped her up, criss crossed and zig zagged this little bean and she was as happy as a clam, laid there completely content, smiling away.

One of my favourite ways to use the swaddle, other than swaddling, is to layer with Isla’s favourite fuzzy blanket. She has this white fluffy little thing that she cannot sleep without, but when we are out and she has it in the carseat, it is really easy for her to kick it off. Beluga Baby to the rescue! Because of the amazing four way stretch this bamboo fabric blend has, it easily curves and tucks in to wherever you need and stays put!

We are never without a blanket because the swaddles, much like the classic Baby Carriers are SO compact! They are made of the thin, but durable Bamboo Cotton Blend and can appear large, but fold up SO small that you could fit one in your jacket pocket – perfect for those cooler days!

When Ezra grew out of the Baby Carriers, I was sad and little bit heart broken that the Beluga era had ended, but then, BAM, doll carriers!

The second item that they launched was their amazing Doll Carriers, these came out just in time for baby #2 and for Ezra to start practicing to be a big sister! Ezra’s eyes LIT UP when she saw that she could wear her most cherished dollies around the house and out while grocery shopping. She was ecstatic to have her very own carrier to keep her BunBun close and still be able to carry a bag of fishies while sipping her apple juice. She had no idea what she was in for once her baby sister came along.

Since then, Ezra asks to wear her BunBun to the coffee shop, grocery shopping and even so that she can bring her stuffie’s downstairs but still be able to hold on to the railing. (So cute right?!) Now, when I have to grab a gift for a tiny human, I find myself reaching for one of these three, Practical, Stylish, and Playful. We love our Belugas and are honoured to be part of the pod 😉

A Dock for my Tots : The most dreamy twinning you ever did see.

The Dock A Tot is widely known for encouraging longer naps, portable and convenient size and the great aid they have for transitioning from crib to toddler bed.  When we first received our Grand Dock for Ezra, she was over the moon. Instead of setting up pillows every time she watched a show or when she napped in mommy’s bed, she had her own spot dedicated to her!

There was a few times (and still is) where the Dock will somehow turn into a car, an airplane, or most recently a castle – yeah, go figure out that one. (She balanced the Dock A Tot over the ottoman and the edge of the couch.) She has also slowly began to imitate how we put her to bed, the routine she went through at night and how we would greet her when she awoke in the morning. This was also so sweet because she was going to soon be a big sister and watching her care for her dollies and teddy bear just melted our hearts.

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The Dock A Tot is available in two different sizes, the Deluxe for Infants (0 – 9 months) and the Grand for toddlers ( 9 – 36 months ) . Our Deluxe Dock A Tot arrived a little bit after Ezra’s arrived and to see the look on her face when she opened up one that was miniature size to hers, was priceless! Instantly she knew it was for the little baby growing in my tummy and that it was something very special for her and her sibling on the way.

Ezra is usually really good with going down for her naps and doesn’t have much of a struggle when going into her crib in the afternoon. The day that her Dock A Tot arrived she asked if she could nap in it and naturally, I said “No”. She then persisted and usually I don’t give in to whining with her, but she promised that she would sleep, so we tried it out. She fell asleep within minutes. I’m not sure if it was the struggle of asking to sleep in the Dock A Tot that tired her out or if there really was some special magic sleepy dust in the Dock. There she was, two hours later, air conditioner on, sun shining through the windows and the serenade of her oh so lady-like snoring.

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Fast forward 5 months and here we are with our two girls. We use our Dock A Tot DAILY. I might even go ahead to say hourly. It has been such a blessing in our household to be able to lay down Isla when I need to quickly help Ezra with something, or having Ezra nap in her room and Isla nap beside me, giving me a chance to relax. I have even had her in the kitchen with me, on the floor of course on the carpeted hallway, while I was making scones last week!

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Our Deluxe Dock has been a lifesaver for myself and helped ME get a couple extra hours of sleep in the mornings! After my husband goes to work, I am usually up nursing Isla, but my toddler isn’t awake yet so I usually try and stay in bed until she wakes up. When I am done nursing Isla, she usually will fall back asleep in the mornings, but she has been showing us that she likes to be held upright when falling asleep so this makes it a little bit more tricky and tiring when it is 6AM. I have found that Isla will also sleep longer if I am near her, therefore I usually sleep with my head rested right beside the Dock, but that’s okay, I sometimes miss my own sleep because I’m stuck staring at her beautiful sleeping face. I am nervous about having her directly on the mattress beside me so I just pop the Dock up on the bed beside me and off the dreamland we go! L I F E  S A V E R. There is just something about the coziness of the Dock that surrounds them and offers that comfort of a mother’s arms.

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Twinkle Stars Newborn Gown : Nixilauroo

Here’s Why I Love The Dock

  • Perfect solution to co-sleeping – as I mentioned above, Isla still has her days and nights mixed up, so we are getting 3 hours sleep on a good night! Having the Dock in bed with us has given us a couple extra Z’s.
  • Washable – At first I was so nervous about ordering their beautiful marble cover, but after the first encounter with BBQ sauce and it came right out, my fears are gone!
  • Portable and functional for travelling families – we plan on taking ours on a few over night trips this spring and are so excited to have both for the girls.
  • Interchangeable Covers with a huge selection to choose from. The perfect addition to any nursery, no matter what the theme, style and colour, there is something for every babe!
  • Eco – Friendly – This is something I haven’t really thought about before, but when I was looking in to the Dock A Tot and what set them apart, this was really something that stood out to me. Unlike regular crib mattresses, the Dock A Tot is hypo-allergenic, all natural 100% cotton.

The dock has been a little piece of heaven for my girls as we transition in to this new chapter of life with two girls, sisters and best friends. Having their matching ‘beds’ has been so fun and created a bond even before Isla was born.

We are looking forward to more bonding while enjoying Saturday morning cartoons and taking our docks on trips with us this Winter and Spring!

XoXo

Cass

Time flies when you’re having… a baby!

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that is very true, but what about when time is flying by because your sleep deprived and have no idea what time it is. Welcome to the last three weeks of our lives haha! Since welcoming in little Isla into our lives two weeks early, our world has been turned upside down and flipped over sideways. We had to press pause on so many little projects and tasks on our to-do list to make way for baby and all the joy and lack of sleep she was going to bring us!

We have been working hard on getting her nursery and Ezra’s toddler room finished, luckily we had both the rooms painted and their closets built ahead of time and only needed to add the furniture and decorating left to do. My husband has had the entire summer off because he works in the school district, but we were dreading Isla’s due date as it was August 31st and he would be back to work within days of her being born. Thankfully, she had other plans and gave us two weeks of bliss with daddy being home to welcome her into the world and helping in trying to maintain some sort of normal as we transitioned into a 4-person family.

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Having him around has given us extra time to bond as a family, capture special moments and really dedicate all our time to the newborn phase. We haven’t been the best at being on time or keeping track of what time it is for that matter, but have been trying our best! Receiving a beautiful handcrafted wooden watch from JORD was the icing on top of the cake after having Isla. The perfect accessory that not only looks beautiful, but helps me to keep on track of our routines and nap times!

For my own customized wooden watch, I chose from the Cassia Collection in Ebony and Sable. “The Cassia a timepiece that transcends the simple categorization of a watch. Intelligent design pairs with classic styling to create a piece worthy of your wrist and welcome in your jewelry wardrobe. The full Roman numeral concave dial in the JORD collection is beautifully reflected in our domed sapphire glass. The metal and wood link interlaced band integrates seamlessly into the rounded case. The Cassia Ebony & Sable is the statement piece you’ve been waiting for.” When the watch is delivered to you, it is sealed in a beautiful wooden box that just overwhelms you with the scent. It is so beautiful and the perfect keepsake or safe place for special memorabilia, you can even have your watch engraved if it is for a special occasion or for someone special!

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If you have been looking for a new watch and wanting something unique, head on over to JORD watches to check out the many different styles and colour options they have. Right now you can also enter HERE for a chance to WIN a gift certificate for $100 towards your new watch!  Also, just by entering, you will also receive 10% off of your watch!

Enjoy!

xox Cass

Photography : IXL Photography

Wooden Watch : JORD Watches – Cassia

Hoodie + Leggings : Cadenshae 

Shoes : People Footwear

Baby Gown : Dwell + Slumber

Ezra Leggings : Peekaboo Beans

Grey Teddy Bear Hoodie : Nixilauroo