A Review

A Review

Ok, so the following pictures are not of the most exciting subject ever. It’s a mattress topper. (I threw Koy on there for some added cuteness). But CSNstores.com was kind enough to let me review a product, and that’s what I chose! (Sidenote, it is RIDICULOUSLY hard to narrow down your choices over at CSNstores.com, because they carry, literally, like seventy billion products).

Anyway, our guest bed situation was somewhat dire.

They say that “futon” is Japanese for “unwanted guest.” “Hide-a-bed” is just more of the same. You know things are bad when your brother-in-law comes to visit, flies in on a red-eye with a brain-melting fever and a raging case of the flu and still opts to sleep on the floor. (Sorry Jeff).

We don’t have an extra bedroom ’round these parts, instead we have one of the most useless inventions to ever disgrace homebuilding: a loft. I have no idea what to do with the stupid thing. For the longest time it served as a toy catchall/clean laundry landing pad/guest room. That’s right, there was a queen sized bed just hanging out in full view, smack-dab in your face when you walked up the stairs. “Oh … uh … who’s room is this?” people would inevitably ask. My sister stayed with us when she first had her baby, we tacked sheets up all classy-like around the bed for privacy. Not rad.

Finally annoyed enough with the whole shamdangle, we recently tossed the bed and put a big, fat sectional up there so we can pretend it’s a real room and at least the kids have something to jump off into the clean laundry. Thus the hide-a-bed, and it’s pathetic excuse for a mattress, which I’m certain is just broken shards of glass neatly wrapped in mattress material.

So a mattress pad was in order! Two lush inches of memory foam to comfortably swaddle our guests until the day we can turn that stupid loft into a normal bedroom with walls and everything, and all will be right with the world at last!

Anyway, we like it, as you can see. It folds up nicely into the hide-a-bed and fluffs up nicely when it’s not in hiding. It would be great on a regular bed too. Going through CSNstores.com was a breeze and it arrived in less than 2 weeks, and free shipping too! Can’t beat it. See it here.



  1. January 14, 2011 / 1:50 AM

    What a cutie! Koy…not the mattress topper. I can’t wait to try it out next time I stay.

  2. January 14, 2011 / 4:54 AM


    I think I saw you guys at basketball practice Monday night? You were chatting so I let ya be. But I’ll say hi next time. 🙂

  3. January 14, 2011 / 6:27 AM

    He is totes adorbs!

  4. January 14, 2011 / 2:49 PM

    My parents have one of these for when we come visit. The hide-a-bed was misery until they got this… the first couple nights we were pretty happy. A week and a half later though, we were just kind of over sleeping on a fold out bed. I think, though, that if you only stay a few nights these things are great. By the way, your kiddo is supercutes!

  5. January 18, 2011 / 6:23 AM

    I will take the cutie on the mattress! What a smile! I love CSN stores, you can’t beat their selection and their customer service. Lucky you.

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