“Wendy’s Weekly Picks,” is a feature in which I highlight stuff I like or recommend in the worlds of fashion, gift ideas, home decor, makeup, websites, entertainment, and recipes. Of course, many of the things I link to will be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support! Here are my favorite finds this week:
I celebrated turning 40 last week by getting a memory foam mattress to better support my old and achey back. After doing lots of crowd-sourcing, researching, and reading reviews, we settled on the Leesa mattress. It’s a pretty easy process, as far as buying a mattress goes. You order it online — yes, without testing it at a store first because they aren’t carried in stores (welcome to the future of mattress-buying where the middleman is cut out and you save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars) — and a few days later it is delivered to your doorstep (for free!) super compressed in a box about half the size of an average refrigerator (in lieu of traditional boxsprings, which aren’t recommended for memory foam mattresses, we bought this box foundation for it, but you can put it directly on the floor, a platform bed, or any other kind of hard or slatted surface). You open the box, pull off the plastic, unroll the mattress and within minutes it’s ready. You get 100 days to test it out and, if you aren’t happy with it, you can return it for free for a full refund. So far, we’re very happy with it! Bonus: for a limited time you can get get $75 off the Leesa mattress + $25 Target eGiftCard with promo code FRIEND75.
We got a new duvet cover not too long ago (on sale now), so I’m not getting another one right now, but with a new mattress I’m thinking it might be time to fully embrace being adults and buy our first real bed some time soon (we’ve only ever had a cheap metal bed frame). I’m leaning toward something like this, which is a total departure from the one I fantasized about literally for years after a friend got it when she got married maybe fifteen years ago (the bed lasted, the marriage did not).
I got these dual-tipped markers for Jackson recently and they’re so smooth and fun to use that I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve been secretly (not so secretly anymore) coloring with them when he isn’t around (they are marketed for adults). I’d recommend them with this amazing coloring book (definitely for a grown-up).
At the very beginning of summer, I started using these exfoliating washcloths, and now, three or four months later, my skin is softer than it’s been since I was a baby. I’ve got to stock up for the cold winter months ahead (ugh, as much as I’m ready for fall, which is amazing and wonderful and lasts all of about three weeks here, I am not so ready for winter…).