Getting a restful sleep while getting ready for our new home

These few weeks have been challenging for both my hubby and I. On top of the craziness at home where the kids took turns to fall sick over six weeks and me getting injured, we sold our current place and bought a new one!

Total madness, right? All in six weeks. Haha.

That means major decisions one after another, followed by loads of planning, scouting around for interior designers (we’ve decided on one!), googling for ideas, scouring Pinterest late into the night and basically just getting ready for our third home together.

Getting a new place is both exhilarating and stressful at the same time, and we haven’t really been able to get a restful sleep. That’s all part of the package of getting a new home, and after getting past the most stressful parts of selling and buying, and the stars aligning for us for that to take place smoothly together, now it’s the time to stress over the renovation plans.

Last week, in the midst of a combination of Taobao and Pinterest madness, European Bedding sent over their Heveya  100% Pure Organic Latex Pillows for us. I think it’s a sign for us to take a rest, y’think?

Heveya Organic Latex Pillow

We didn’t think it would make a huge difference honestly. I mean a pillow’s a pillow, right? That’s before we used the pillows of course.

After the best sleep ever in weeks, we have to come to the conclusion that not all pillows are created equal.

In fact, in the course of almost 11 years of marriage, we’ve tried many types of pillows. From normal pillows, contour pillows, Korean pillows, buckwheat pillows, to latex pillows, you name it, we have probably tried it. My hubby had some chronic neck pain so we’ve seriously tried many types of pillows, and he has gone pillow-less, and also tried just sleeping with a towel rolled under his neck on top of our pillow adventures.

You can’t really blame us for being skeptical about pillows after all we’ve been through. Yet, to our surprise, the soft Hevaya latex pillow supported our heads so well, the effect the next day was just amazing. We slept through the night (such bliss), and woke up feeling refreshed after 7 hours of sleep.

Unlike the fluffy pillows that flatten over time and usage, the 100% organic latex pillow’s natural elasticity will continue to provide excellent support night after night.

Heveya Organic Latex Pillow

The Heveya latex pillows have an open cell structure and are designed with ventilation holes. This ensures good ventilation and moisture regulation for a comfortable sleeping temperature.

What’s more, the natural organic latex pillows are the perfect solution for people prone to allergies as they are naturally anti-microbial and dust mite resistant. No chemicals added!

Heveya Organic Latex Pillow

The Heveya latex pillow also comes with a soft and luxurious bamboo cover which is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It comes with a zipper for easy unzipping and cleaning experience for better hygiene. Bamboo is a natural eco-friendly fabric which keeps the head and neck dry and cool.

Heveya Organic Latex Pillow

Pillow dimension: 68.5 x 38 X 12.5cm

Heveya Organic Latex Pillow

We are really pleased with our new pillows and I honestly never thought that pillows could make such a big difference to sleep quality. No neck pains, stiff necks. Just restful sleep, waking up feeling refreshed. Now that’s quality sleep.

Give it a try at European Bedding’s showroom at Eng Hoon Street. They carry latex mattresses as well if you’re looking for mattresses. For the month of September 2017, they are giving away 2 latex pillows with every mattress purchased.


Disclosure: We were gifted two Heveya 100% organic latex pillows. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are ours.



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Off to a better term ahead, hopefully

I just realised that I haven’t written a post in more than a month! Term 3 of school just zoomed past. The kids took turns to be ill on and off the entire past six weeks and while we usually hardly see the doctor, we became regulars at the clinic this season. In fact we saw the doctor so often she actually had the chance to tell me that she found my blog when she was reading about our Royal Caribbean cruise experience!

IMG_0677-1There seems to be something about the month of August – last year I was ill for the entire August and this year, it’s the kids.

IMG_0821To make it worse, lil boy accidentally kicked my little toe on our way back from one of our trips to the clinic in July and caused me to be unable to walk for a few days and I had to limp for three whole weeks. I was walking behind him, and wasn’t expecting him to suddenly swing his leg to the side, just when I set foot forward. It wasn’t a pretty sight. My toe was kicked entirely out of alignment and I had to manually push my toe back.


In the midst of all the chaos at home, I was really glad to receive my favourite hydrangeas from A Better Florist recently. The gorgeous blooms are so uplifting and couldn’t have come at a better time! There are so many other amazing bouquets to choose from, but my love for hydrangeas runs deep so it was the obvious choice for me.


The Andrea from A Better Florist

My toe still doesn’t feel the same though it isn’t really painful unless I purposely go rub it. I’m just grateful that I had help from my mum and aunt while I was out of action for the few days I couldn’t walk and my hubby rushed back from work to take me to clinic.

But most importantly, I can walk now! Such joy to be back on my feet without feeling pain! Such joy to be able to resume my long brisk walks!

IMG_0939Let’s hope that we’ve finally gotten rid of the bug in the house and we’ll have better and healthier days ahead!



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