Bedroom Makeover (Nectar Mattress Review) + Easy DIY Baby Wipes

(If you're here for the DIY baby wipes, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.)
Over Christmas break, my husband decided to make us a new bed, and my family pitched in to buy us a new mattress + all of the accessories! Guys, it was like our bedroom got a makeover. I seriously can't believe how much more relaxed and excited I feel when I enter our room. The Nectar mattress has added to my life, friends.

Check out this before and after:
We were sleeping on a mattress and box spring that my husband had used all through college (so, about ten years old if we're doing the math...). And the bed itself was an adjustable metal frame that sat low to the ground and did nothing for the sense of style to our room. So this change was B I G for us. Huge, in fact. It's currently remaking our marriage.

Just kidding.
But honestly, I love how much it inspired me to make our bedroom a safe haven for us - not just an awkward place to throw everything that didn't belong in the rest of the house. It had been a laundry holding area, a make-shift office, a storage room, and a place for all of my husband's tools. Another thing that helped me shift my mindset in a positive way was an amazing decluttering course by Allie Casazza. Her course was another special gift from my husband. It has launched me into this new year with a drive to clear clutter and minimize stuff so that I can maximize my time with my family. It all starts with choosing your priorities, my friends.

Side note, isn't the bed my husband built amazing? He's made a lot of furniture for our home recently, and it makes my heart happy.
Let's get down to the nitty-gritty details of this beautiful Nectar mattress:

  • 365 day "home trial" - a year to decide if you want to keep it
  • Free shipping and returns
  • 2 free pillows
  • Forever warranty
  • Memory-foam mattress that is "medium firm," the perfect in-between
  • Works with ALL types of bed frames

What it actually looks like:

  • A super comfortable, memory-foam mattress
  • 2 pillows of decent quality
  • Very easy setup (pull it out of its plastic wrap and watch it "grow")
  • Medium-firm consistency; soft, yet sturdy
Extra Comments: 

  • I was legitimately surprised that it came with no instructions in the box. There was no paperwork or anything. Just a rolled-up bag inside a box. Granted, the box was pretty. But still. Thankfully, their website provides plenty of information.
  • It takes at a week to fully get used to a new mattress. Allow the mattress and your body some time to get to know each other!
  • I loved the feel of it right away. I generally love soft mattresses, pillows, and couches - things that "hug" me immediately - while my husband prefers thinner, firmer surfaces. This mattress seemed to fall right in the middle, which is perfect for two people on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Thanks for the read! If you are in a similar boat, I highly recommend giving Nectar a try! We are extremely pleased with it. I promise that I am not being reimbursed for this review. (It'd be cool if I was though. Ha.) And as a thank you for reading my review, here's that lovely baby wipes recipe I promised you.


Cheap, easy, natural
1 roll of paper towels (can also use Bounty paper napkins instead)
2 c. water
2 T. coconut oil
2 T. baby body wash (your favorite brand)
10 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Separate your paper towel roll into segments. I like to cut them into thirds because I prefer a lot of small wipes. Then put the water, coconut oil, and body wash into a large pot and heat on the stove till warm enough to combine. Turn off the heat and add your stacks of paper towels. Allow time for the mixture to soak all the way through. Then put into ziploc bags :) This recipe can be easily tailored to your needs!

This doesn't require much time at all, but I do keep some store-bought wipes on hand for in the car and for "emergencies" (aka weeks where I forget to make more wipes haha).
I like to cut the paper towels into thirds to maximize their usage.
Let me know if you have any questions!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, I'll have to look into this mattress some more!