Kate Donovan


The 10 Best Mattresses That You Can Buy Online


Back in the day, shopping for a mattress meant hours of testing (by awkwardly lying on each one) and talking with aggressive sales people in badly-lit showrooms. Budget was always a concern (is it really worth it to shell out an extra $300 for bells and whistles that don’t make any sense?). Needless to say, it could sometimes be an overwhelming and confusing process to find a mattress that was both well-made and super comfy in a span of an afternoon’s shopping.

Luckily, in the age of the “bed in a box” mattresses, it’s gotten so much easier (and infinitely more pleasant) to buy a bed. First of all, you can do it right from your laptop. Many bed companies offer free delivery to your doorstep, and at-home trial periods (available with many of the models available today), meaning you can test them out for real—in the comfort of your home no less. And direct-to-consumer pricing on many models eliminates the middleman, keeping prices lower than before.

See more: How to Make the Perfect Bed

Shopping with a partner adds another layer to the mattress-purchasing process. One of you might tend to sleep on your back, while the other is a die-hard side sleeper. Snorer? Tosser and turner? There’s a mattress for you. With all the options out there today (and there are so many), you’ll definitely be able to find model that satisfies both of your sleeping styles.

Here are our 10 favorite mattresses you can buy online NOW!

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10 Decorative Mirrors To Instantly Brighten Your Home

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A wall mirror is more than just a place to check your makeup and tidy up your messy bun as you run out the door. Of course, it’s a must-have for all those day-to-day touchups and quick outfit checks before work or a hot date, but a decorative mirror can also be a important accent in the overall decor of your home.

First of all, mirrors reflect light, which is super important if you live in a tiny (or dark) apartment. Place two mirrors across from each other in a dimly lit room and you’ll be surprised how much lighter, airier, and larger the whole space seems as a result. Or hang a mirror in a narrow hallway and it will catch light from around the corner so the space feels more expansive.

Even a small mirror can make a difference in a space. Unusual shapes add visual interest to a gallery wall, and metallic or painted finishes can add a pop of brightness to a neutral room. A graphic mirror breaks up the square and rectangular shapes of framed artwork and can bring in texture through natural materials like wood, leather, and rope. Whether it’s above a vanity, in your entryway, or propped above a mantel, a decorative mirror is the perfect statement piece you’ll want to make sure you have.

Here are 10 decorative mirrors we love (all of which you can buy now!).

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14 Essentials You Need for Your Next Beach Trip


Summer has officially arrived and we couldn’t be happier. And what better place to head for on a steamy weekend than the beach? If you’re lucky enough to live near a coastal spot, the beach (or anywhere on the water) is 100% the place to be when the temps start rising. If the seaside is a little more of a hike or not easily accessible, getting to any body of water, be it lake, stream or river, will help cool you down during the heat waves of summer. It also provides the perfect place for hanging with friends for some impromptu outdoor entertaining. There’s nothing better than laid back, al fresco dining with friends in a gorgeous outdoor spot.

When you head to the beach with your S.O. or with your crew, you’re going to want to be prepared. If you’ve got all your gear organized, you’ll be able to relax and spend as long as you want in the sand and sun. That means lots of beverages, coolers for keeping everything chilled, and protection from the elements (as much as we love sunbathing, dehydration and sunburns are definitely not our faves). Once you have the basics covered, it’s time to bring out the fun stuff: games, floats, tunes, and everything else that makes your beach gathering (even if it’s just a excursion for two) feel festive.

Here are 14 essentials you need for your next trip to the beach!

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