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Why we switched our whole family over to organic mattresses from Naturpedic


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Earlier this year we made the decision to switch our whole family over to organic mattresses from Naturepedic. This has proven to be one of the best decisions we have made when it comes to our sleep. I had previously learned about all the harmful chemicals used in manufacturing traditional mattresses and this is what sparked the change. A traditional mattress has many toxic chemicals that are used in the manufacturing stage and these chemicals can build up in your body night after night as you sleep in your bed. These same chemicals have been linked to some very scary diseases and that alone was enough for me to send our old mattress flying out the window!
With these 100% organic mattresses I can sleep well knowing that our whole family is protected and can sleep healthy! The founder is a certified environmental engineer and this business was brought about due to a lack of organic mattresses on the market. He went to purchase a crib mattress for his first grandchild and couldn’t find one that was chemical free, so he made his own and that’s how Naturerpedic was born!

We picked the Serenade mattress in cushion-firm for our oldest child. The Serenade features a hybrid design, combining organic latex for pressure-point relief and encased coil support that gently contours your body. Our daughter absolutely loves it!!

We picked out the Chorus mattress for our younger daughter and our twin boys. It’s packed with real fibers that wick away moisture and a soft microcoil comfort layer that breathes and dissipates heat efficiently for a cool and comfortable sleep. This is ideal for our boys who tend to be hot sleepers, and our daughter says it’s the most comfortable bed she has ever had!

Our mattress is the Halcyon Arcadia and it’s the most luxurious mattress I have every slept on. I’m not joking when I say I look forward to slipping into bed each night! Something that is so amazing about this mattress is you can customize the softness or firmness. It’s multi-layered zippered construction provides flexibility as your needs change over time plus the ability to adjust the comfort of the bed to each sleeper’s preferences. That’s a game changer right there! If you like a softer bed and your spouse prefers something more firm, you can each have what fits you in the same mattress!!

I have also been told by our youngest that it’s a great bed to jump and do belly flops on because it’s so soft…….haha!!! Good thing he’s a cutie!


Finally, for our youngest we picked out the Verse mattress. This is the ideal mattress for kids! It is solid, supportive, and comfortable. The slightly firmer feel is key to helping support kids’ developing bones as they sleep and my little guy couldn’t be happier! He used to be the first one to wake up in our house and many times didn’t sleep well through the night. Now I find myself having to wake him up in the mornings!! 

These mattresses have truly been a blessing to our family, and having the peace of mind knowing that we are all sleeping healthy is priceless! 

The most important things to look for in an organic mattress, along with a company’s certifications and awards, are these key things, all of which I found with Naturepedic:
• Certified organic cotton
• Certified organic wool
• Certified organic latex
• Steel innerspring
• Organic cotton encase coils
I know everyone can agree that the health of your loved ones is always at the top of your list. Before I knew about all the awful scary things that go into making a traditional mattress I had no idea the potential risk to my family’s health each night was. Now I can throw that worry out the window along with our old mattresses and sleep care free and healthy!

-Grey Birch Designs-

My Twins Room Make-Over

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The room make-over I did for my twins last month has to be one of my favorite projects so far this year. I didn’t really change a lot of stuff but the room was fully transformed and it looks like a completely different room!!

The first thing we did was paint the walls and add board and batten around the whole room. It was a pretty easy project because we did faux board and batten by just using strips of MDF to make rectangle boxes on the wall. This project made a huge change and really brightened up the room (check out my Instagram highlights to see how we did it) 
The next thing we did was paint the top of the wall a pretty light grey. It’s called Icy Avalanche by Olympic It’s one of my absolute favorite light grey colors and it gave this room the clean, classic look I just love!
Finally we changed the bedding to my absolute favorite bedding by Beddy’s
We picked the Modern Grey all cotton Beddy’s sets for both boys and put their Check Mate and Grey Rugby blankets at the foot of the bed. These bedding sets are a game changer for us. My boys easily make their beds in less than 10 minutes everyday without me even asking!! So not only are they cozy, high quality, and super cute, but they make life easier! That’s definitely a mom win in my book and I feel they are completely worth every penny!
As far as the furniture, we kept it all the same and just moved things around. I added in a few pieces of decor that I had in other rooms to freshen it up a little more. All in all it was a project that I’m very happy with and it took us less than a week from start to finish. Now my boys’ room is one of my favorite rooms in the house!
Check out my before and after!! 
After                       Before
One thing I have been thinking would be so fun to add to my youngest sons room is a mural!! I have found some that I absolute love from a company called Photo Wall! They have a HUGE selection, the headset part is narrowing down my favorite ones! Check them out here:
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Grey Birch Designs Home Tour


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Our home was video taped a couple months ago for advertisement purposes and we were luck enough to get a copy of the amazing footage. I’m so excited to release the full tour of our home to you! I hope you enjoy our very first home tour as much as we have!!

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