The picture above is my bedroom. (This is where my husband and I sleep when I am not traveling AND when I am not needed to comfort a kiddo, helping them get to sleep in their own room!) Under the patchwork comforter (and a down duvet and organic cotton sheets…) is the Naturepedic organic split-king mattress I sleep on every night. Specifically, it is the “EOS Classic Organic Mattress Split CalKing,” with one side “Cushion Firm,” and the other side “Plush” — here’s the exact link for this mattress: https://shrsl.com/3n91p.
Whenever they are not having a 20% off sale (like they are right now, in November 2023!), Naturepedic offers Lead Safe Mama readers and friends a 15% discount if you use our discount code (LeadSafe15) — AND (bonus!) any time that you start your Naturepedic shopping with one of our links, they will also contribute 15% of what you spend back to Lead Safe Mama, LLC in support of our programs helping families protect their children from exposure to Lead and other heavy metals in their homes, schools, and communities!
In this photo you can see the following other items that I have purchased on Amazon:
- My patchwork quilt
- My organic cotton sheets
- One of my pillow case/ shams (from my son’s quilt set)
- Another of my pillow case/ shams
- The straw hat on the wall (because why not!) — from the kids’ Halloween costume
- The pouches on the wall (I use these for everything — and keep random things in them around the house — like tweezers, bandaids, etc., so they are easily accessible)
- The folding storage box on top of my husband’s dresser
- The acrylic thing on the wall for holding nail polish (nail polish I never use!)
- The wooden pegs I bought recently to stick hats all over the walls of all of our rooms (because I was tired of finding hats all over the house in random places!)
The remaining items in our room:
- My grandmother’s dresser from the bedroom set she got for her wedding in San Francisco in 1940 (complete with two matching side tables, too).
- A dresser my husband picked up at a yard sale somewhere.
- Blackout curtains purchased at Target.
- A digital clock (I have a bit of a time fetish — I always like to know what time it is and have clocks in almost every room in the house)!
- A shelf my husband built 15 years ago — custom built exactly to the right specs to hold DVDs, which aren’t a thing anymore so the shelf is almost empty.
- Not visible: A POS metal platform bedframe that we got on WayFair as a placeholder to hold up our bed until my husband has time to build us a new custom bed frame (which he has done before).
- A clown wig… because of course there is a clown wig (just trying to keep my kids’s stuff off the floor)!
- A neon orange baseball cap (so you don’t get shot in the head when walking through the Maine woods during hunting season).
- A pink cotton baseball cap (too small for anyone in my house — why do we still have this?).
- A fan — because my husband always needs a fan.
- Some art from the kids.
- And BTW… if you are wondering what is in my closet… I don’t have a closet! All of my clothes are pretty much in that dresser!
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Tamara Rubin is a multiple-federal-award-winning independent advocate for childhood Lead poisoning prevention and consumer goods safety, and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children (two of her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005). Since 2009, Tamara has been using XRF technology (a scientific method used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for toxicants (specifically heavy metals — including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony, and Arsenic). All test results reported on this website are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Items are tested multiple times to confirm the test results for each component tested. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023 (March 2023 print edition).