We asked our friend Emily, the blogger TickingTimeMom, to give us an honest review of a few of our products. Emily is as straightfoward, intelligent and funny as one gets and we value the fact she takes on the adventure of balancing life with work, marriage, 4 little ones and did we mention life!? She manages all of this with an amazing sense of humor and great insight into what works for her busy family. Naturally, we thought a majority of customers will appreciate this insight and consider taking her word for it...
“The bedroom is supposed to be a peaceful place. A sanctuary. Space for quiet, respite and relaxation. I’m happy to say our bedroom is exactly as I just described.
Except for the peaceful, quiet and relaxing part. It’s more like Romper Room, complete with screaming kids who choose to run and jump on every surface. If forced to describe the scene, I would not use the words peaceful or relaxed. I would perhaps use the words Chuck E Cheese with a mattress and nightstands.”
Emily started her New Year off with the resolution to create more serenity in her bedroom. We were happy to help her out.
“Fortunately, oh so fortunately, I was contacted by eLuxury (an online company based in Evansville, Indiana) to review some of their products. Apparently I fit one of their primary demographics and they wanted to know my thoughts.
I was so flattered that they think I actually have coherent thoughts after having four kids! And be still my heart, they asked that I review bedding and a mattress! I kid you not.”
We asked Emily to go through the entire ordering process on our website and give us her opinion on what works and what could use some work...
“I had the opportunity to order my selected items directly from the eLuxury Supply website to get a feel for the company and the ordering process. I found the site to be quite easy to navigate but the photos did not fully convey the luxury feel. I was intent on a set of crisp white sheets but they were sold out due to a flash sale the company was conducting. I ultimately decided on the 1000 Thread Count Egyptian Striped Cotton in ivory. (Probably for the best since I can’t keep anything white anyway.) In addition, I had the pleasure to try out my very own ‘super fabulous, cushy mattress pad,’ officially called the Extra Plush Bamboo Top Mattress Pad. Why should the baby have all the fun? After all, I’m the one who has to chase after these little bed-jumping, circle-racing, toy-dropping monkeys!
I was most interested when they asked if I would review their 10″ Gel Memory Foam mattress. While we had not slept on a gel mattress before, this meant I would be able to for real relax versus pretend relax while trying out a mattress.
As mentioned, the site was straightforward, even if the stock photos were a bit lackluster. I was able to find what I needed rather quickly. When making my purchase, I was alerted that my product would arrive in one business day. We live near eLuxury but this seemed fast even given close proximity. True to their word, I ordered on a Tuesday night and the box was on my doorstep by Thursday. It was packed efficiently which was a surprise since I assumed a mattress would require a box the size of my living room. The gel mattress actually shipped compressed, folded in half and rolled up. It was like a giant sleep burrito sweetly calling my name. When the thick plastic covers were punctured, the air caused the mattress to expand to it’s true size. It was quite entertaining to watch.
The Egyptian cotton sheets are amazing. AMAZING. I didn’t realize how chintzy my other sheets were until we started sleeping on the new set. They are soft but substantial, unlike the thin sheets we had been using for much too long. I once overheard someone say you can’t tell the difference in sheets with 600 thread count and those above that number. That person was sooooo wrong
because these sheets are unbelievably superior to any I’ve used before. They are incredibly well made with pockets deep enough to easily fit under the mattress.
The mattress pad.… Oh, the mattress pad. It is sumptuous with hefty pockets and baffled stitching. It is SO thick that I can see the outline of the individual baffles through the fitted sheet. It’s like a hundred fluffy little clouds. The bamboo blend fabric helps regulate body temperature…..a plus for my girlfriends who keep warning me about hot flashes. (I’m praying to get the baby potty trained before I have to face those.) The mattress pad skirt that envelopes the sides of the mattress is elastic. I previously purchased mattress pads that have what seemed to be a paper-like skirt. I’ve torn through more than one corner when making the bed. The elastic skirt is as well made as the top and seems able to withstand wear. A good characteristic in my home. If only I could show such signs of resilience! It is also machine washable. The mattress pad, along with the gel mattress and numerous other products, is made in the USA.
As for the Memory Foam gel mattress, it seems to be the right level of firm for me and Matt. We have not had a memory foam mattress previously so we weren’t sure what to expect. Everyone has their preference in this area and it can be difficult to have both spouses agree on the comfort in a mattress. Fortunately, I think we have a winner. However, should we have issues with our products, eLuxury promises fast resolution, free shipping and free returns.
I’d love to tell you that since using our new bedding we’ve slept like babies. That would be a lie…..mainly because we have four babies. However, I can truthfully say that when we haven’t been awakened for drinks of water, bad dreams or ear aches, we have slept so very soundly. We captured a bit of the luxurious feeling that comes with quality bedding. I’m used to this level of quality when staying in nice hotels on business trips but not while sleeping at Crazy Town Inn. I now have some of the five star feel that eLuxury provides to the Marriott hotels in my very own bedroom.”
To read the rest of Emily’s review, to see if she will order from eLuxury again, and for a lot more of her amazing humor, click here... oh and by the way, you can enter a contest for a chance to win this beautiful 4 Piece Pinch Pleat Comforter Set!
“Sleep is a luxury… an eLuxury!”