Natural Mattress- Latex, Lincklaen 10"
Similar to other memory foams on the market, but better. Our breathable, natural Dunlop latex core is wrapped in a generous swath of Premium Eco-Wool™ to make our chemical-free, hypoallergenic, mold resistant, dust mite repellent mattress. It’s not too good to be true. It’s our Natural latex mattress.
Note: Ordering a mattress and other bedding? Place a separate large item order to avoid an error. Need help? Call us!
Comfort and conscience at its core
Comfortable conforming support for a gentle and restorative sleep. Every night.
Latex is known for its balanced weight distribution qualities that eliminate pressure points and excellent motion separation means you keep sleeping while another person, or even a pet, may turn over or shift on the bed.
Choose a chemical-free mattress and rest assured that there are no fire retardant chemicals in this mattress.
What It Is
The core consists of the most natural latex available (Dunlop, which is made from the sap of a rubber tree, then essentially steamed and dried into form). This is the comfort and support you’ve been dreaming of.
Then each one is topped off with an outer encasement of organic cotton fabric with naturally fire retardant wool layers quilted on the inside. This mattress has it all: comfort, support and breathability.
Options & Feel
- Try the 7” Cazenovian in Medium Firm (30-35 ILD), a firmness level which suits most people.
- For additional comfort levels try the 10” Lincklaen:
- Medium (base 30-35 ILD, pillow top 20-25 ILD)
- Firm (base 36-42 ILD, pillow top 20-25 ILD)
- Dual choose a different feel for each side, Queen and King sizes only.
- Comfort Adjustment Policy: At any point you can change out the base layer of the Lincklaen Mattress by adjusting it to either Medium or Firm. Read more.
- Add a natural Foundation and make sure it has proper support.
- See “Help Choosing” to see which mattress is best for you.
Make sure your mattress has what it needs to support both you and your mattress. See “Proper Support” to see what type of specs we recommend for a bed frame and foundation.
Made in the USA by a top of line 3rd generation mattress manufacturer. The quality of their raw materials as well as their craftsmanship is on par with our materials. In fact, they use the same wool from our own Sustainable Wool Program.
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We’re happy to talk with you about the right mattress for your situation. Please give us a call.
This Product Uses The Following Raw Materials:
Made with Premium Eco-Wool™ our famous blend sourced directly from about 20 family farms in Oregon & California, USA. It is the nicest wool we have ever seen- incredibly clean, dust free and virtually vegetable matter free.
Growers participate in our Sustainable Wool Program, managing their flocks in a humane, chemical-free, and environmentally thoughtful manner. The vast majority of our products are built with this wool.
This is our signature wool blend- it is the cleanest highest-quality wool available. Grown and produced with care, this wool batting is chemical-free from sheep to finish.
- Made of Premium Eco-Wool™ Batting
- Sourced from USA, West Coast
- Produced in accordance with our Sustainable Wool Program
- Read more about our Local-Eco Wool
Our organic cotton sateen has almost a liquid softness it. It’s lightweight (4.5 oz/sq yd), with an approx. 300 thread count.
- Made of 100% certified organic cotton
- Grown and woven in India
- 4.5 oz. of organic cotton in each yard
- Milled in the USA
- Read more about Our Organic Cotton
Did you know that true latex comes from the sap of rubber trees? It actually undergoes a process to transform it into a squishy foam. The latex we use is the pure and natural Dunlop latex process (vs the Talalay, which uses unspecified curing agents and oftentimes ammonia to stabilize the liquid rubber). Learn more about the Dunlop Latex Process.
- Latex is produced from the sap of rubber trees
- Natural Dunlop latex process involves steaming and shaping
- Certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex 100
- Sourced and processed in Sri Lanka
We are committed to using only the highest quality natural materials, sourced as locally as possible.
We also believe in being transparent about our raw materials. See our certifications.
- Core: Natural Dunlop rubber latex core
- Encasement: Certified organic cotton quilted encasement stuffed with many lbs of Premium Eco-Wool™
- No Fire Retardants: Surrounded by Premium Eco-Wool batting makes it naturally fire retardant. No glues either.
- Manufacturer Location: Upstate NY, USA. Trusted source for HLO
- Warranty: 25 year prorated, limited
- Dimensions: For 7” & 10” mattress heights
- Twin 38” x 75”
- Twin XL 38” x 80”
- Full 53” x 75”
- Queen 60” x 80”
- King 76” wide x 80” long
- California King 72” wide x 84” long
- Actual Mattress finished sizes may vary by up to .5" overall to accommodate for the variances in bed frames. Please contact us to learn more if you have specific requirements.
- At this time, Spring & Latex mattresses are not available for custom sizing.
Order a Sample
We have samples of a variety of our products. This will allow you to touch and feel the quality of our products before purchasing, assess the right temperature weights and thickness as well as test for sensitivities.
Available for a small shipping fee (rebated after product purchase)
Comforter Sample Kit: Test out the 3 different temperature weights: Cool Comfort, Perfect Comfort & Extra Warm for a $10.00 rebate.
Mattress Topper Sample Kit: Not sure whether to get the Deep Sleep or the Ultimate? Check out these samples to determine the topper thickness you need for a $15.00 rebate.
All Wool Mattress Sample: Check out the quality of materials and workmanship of this mattress in this 2'x3' sample of the All Wool Mattress for a $30 rebate.
Happy Lamb Fleece Sample
Moisture Barrier & Puddle Pad Sample
- Merino Wool Blanket
Free Raw Materials Sensitivity Kits:
Basic Raw Materials: Sensitivity Testing Kit
Latex Mattress Materials: Sensitivity Testing Kit
Wool Mattress Materials: Sensitivity Testing Kit
Natural Materials Are Good For You
Our mattresses are made out of 100% natural materials.
The majority of mattresses are made with synthetic foams and resins that are known to off-gas harmful chemicals. Maybe you’ve had to air out other new mattresses because of fumes or smells?
Your nose, and throat and lungs, won’t burn or choke when you’re trying to rest on our mattress. Drift to sleep, safe & sound, with our clean, natural, chemical-free mattress.
Both wool and latex, major components of our mattresses are hypoallergenic, resist mold & mildews and repel dust mites. The mass manufactured mattress companies can’t claim this. If you’re looking for the most healthy mattress next to your body, you’ve found it.
Absolutely No Fire Retardant Chemicals
All mattresses by law are required to be fire-retardant. The most common and cheap way to meet this requirement is to douse the mattress in fire-retardant toxic chemicals. We have a better way.
All of our mattresses are wrapped in thick layers of Premium Eco-Wool™ AND they all pass the legal requirements (and fire tests!) in order to get to the market. Wool is naturally fire retardant: it just doesn’t ignite.
Temperature Regulating: A Perfect Sleep
All of our mattresses are wrapped in wool to wick away moisture, leaving your body at a perfect temp and able to get a deeper sleep.
About memory foam: Many people complain about sweating and being too hot to get a good rest on latex or memory foam mattresses. Not the case with ours. Our Dunlop latex has an open cell structure which lets air move freely through it.
More Restful Sleep
Two studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Wales (University of Glamorgan) and the Hohenstein Institute in Germany offer proof. Scientists found that human subjects who used a wool comforter were kept drier by wool’s moisture wicking properties, plus their subject’s heart rates were lowered indicating a more restful deeper sleep.
There is always a way. Anyone can get into a non-fire retardant natural material mattress at a reasonable price. Please refer to our Mattress Comparison Chart which organizes the mattresses by price. See our Layaway Program as well.
Your nightly rest and rejuvenation is worth the price of a natural, breathable mattress.
Which Mattress Is Right For You?
First off, rest assured that none of our mattresses have fire retardant chemicals. Plus, all of our mattresses are made of natural materials and are designed to provide proper back support regardless of their firmness ratings. Whether you like a soft, medium, or firm mattress, the kind of support in the feel of a mattress is the one that’s right for you.
It can certainly be a challenge to purchase a mattress that you’ve never laid on before. The best thing to do is to come into our showroom and try them out. If that isn’t possible, we’ve got a few things to consider, then review the manufacturers’ suggested firmness ratings.
Things To Consider
The majority of the population prefers a medium feel. We sell far more “mediums” than anything else. In general, the heavier the person the thicker the mattress as well as a softer feel. For children and lightweight people, a thinner and firmer mattress will work just fine.
A mattress on a platform frame or a wood foundation will be firmer than on a box spring. Thus adding a box spring will soften a mattress.
If you’re not able to visit our showroom, try ordering a firmer mattress that you can “soften up” with a topper, if needed, once you’ve slept on it for a while.
- It may be more expensive to order in 2 shipments, but it may prevent a costly return if you don't like it in the end.
Mattress Comparison Chart
This spreadsheet outlines all of our mattresses and allows you to compare prices, materials, firmness ratings and warranties.
Read more about the main differences between each type of mattress
ALL WOOL MATTRESS
Main Attributes: Just one simple ingredient wool, it is durable, the most breathable, the most hand made, known for soothing ailments and great for pressure point relief. Great motion separation (can’t feel other person moving in bed).
Firmness Level or Feel: The all wool mattress is fairly thin and is considered a Firm Mattress. Try a layering system of toppers on this mattress to adjust the firmness, by adding a wool or latex topper to the top or the bottom of the mattress.
Main Attributes: The Dunlop latex core is most similar to a foam mattress. It retains it’s shape better than foam due to “push back” meaning the latex responds instantaneously when pressure is removed thus returning immediately to it’s original shape, whereas Tempurpedic type mattresses take more time to respond.
Why is this important? You get constant and full support the second you move or shift while sleeping. This also has great motion separation, so you won’t be disturbed by another person’s movements in bed.
Dunlop Latex is made from the Rubber tree and has an open cell structure, so it allows air to flow freely through it. This is what makes it breathable and not too hot to sleep on (a common complaint with other memory foams).
Firmness Level or Feel:
Main Attributes: This type of mattress is traditional and familiar in its bouncy feel. It’s also the most common on the market. Consider our Tight Top as a cost effective option for a natural mattress.
Firmness Level or Feel: Choose from the 8” Tight Top a Firm mattress or soften it up with the 12” Pillow Top Mattress featuring a removable pillow top for a Medium feel that is not too firm yet not too soft. Just right.
Natural wool is a timeless option for bedding. It’s actually been used for centuries. Our grandmothers knew the many benefits that wool provides, now you do too.
Why Is Wool Bedding So Great?
Wool is the most breathable filling material available, making it both cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It actually helps to regulate your body temperature.
Wool is a natural material; something grown, not made in a lab. Your body knows the difference. Wool surpasses synthetic fill in terms of quality and durability.
Dust Mite Resistant
Wool is a great choice if dust mites bug you or if you’re allergic. Dust mites can't live in wool due to microscopic bristles on the wool fibers.
Anti-Microbial & Anti-Bacterial
Amazingly, wool resists bacteria. It’s actually both antimicrobial and antibacterial.
Naturally Fire Resistant
Wool is fire resistant, providing a safe sleeping environment. Wool does not catch on fire and actually acts as a natural fire retardant.
A Renewable Resource, From Sheep
Unlike bedding that uses plucked down feathers, a sheep grows a coat of wool annually and is not harmed during shearing (it’s like getting a haircut).
Supports Small Farms And Farmers
Wool is a sustainable product and helps small farmers make a living.
Sustainable And Lasting
With proper care, your woollen bedding can last for decades.
It Stays In Place In Your Bedding
Wool batting, being one continuous piece, stays in place in our products and is hand-tufted to further secure it. This is unlike down bedding which shifts over time and creates bare spots in a comforter.
Protection Is Best
We highly recommend protecting your new investment with a Moisture Barrier or Puddle Pad. These are thick, felted layers of wool that lay flat on top of your mattress and secured in place by the fitted sheet. An excellent natural way to protect your mattress from the inevitable spills that happen in life!
We ask that you support your mattress, so it can support you. A proper bed frame helps avoid structural damage, prevents your bed from sagging and is essential for the longevity of your organic mattress. The mattress needs to be placed on a rigid, ventilated, flat surface. See proper mattress support guidelines.
Foundations For Spring & Latex Mattresses
It is not necessary to use a foundation unless the bedframe you are choosing needs a foundation for either support or height. In that case, we highly recommend you purchase a new foundation from us- one that complies with the proper support specs. However, you may use a different foundation with the following disclosures:
our organic mattresses are compliant with federal flammability laws. (And, we don’t use any chemicals, just wool.) But, organic mattresses and foundations are tested together. Mixing and matching our mattress with another foundation or box spring will render the flammability tests void.
placing our mattress on a different foundation without proper support may void the warranty.
We do not recommend a foundation with an All Wool Mattress.
Care for Latex & Spring Mattresses
Care for the All Wool Mattress
BREAK IN PERIOD: Each wool mattress is carefully compressed by hand when it is created, but be aware that a mattress will compress an additional 10-15% during the first 3-6 months of use. This is a completely natural process; it does not decrease any of the positive qualities of sleeping on wool bedding. In order to avoid creating "dips" where you sleep, a few simple steps can be taken:
Flip and rotate your new bedding frequently during this period (first 3-6 months).
Sleep on all parts of your bed. An occasional nap in the center of the bed will help to avoid creating a "hump" where no one usually sleeps.
Complete care instructions will be provided with your mattress purchase.
If an accident damages your bedding or if it simply needs a fresh layer of wool, we can arrange to have your mattress refurbished by the manufacturer. Please Contact Us for a quote. We charge a reasonable rate to cover shipping, materials and labor.
Try vacuuming your mattress if it needs additional cleaning or freshening.
Humid Climates: If you live in a humid climate you may want to take additional steps to make sure your bedding stays fresh.
Use a dehumidifier, place items out in the sun frequently, fold toppers & mattresses in half alternating sides to allow additional airflow, vacuum your mattress to pull air through the fibers.
While wool is resistant to mold and mildews you still want to take extra steps to reduce moisture in your bedding.
Unmake Your Bed
One of the best things you can do is unmake your bed in the morning for a few hours, allowing the moisture you gave off during the night to evaporate from the wool bedding.
Protection Is Key
Protect your wool bedding by placing it inside an appropriate cotton cover that can be washed regularly and act as a barrier for your bedding during everyday use.
In case of spills & accidents
Gently spot clean the affected area.
- You can also treat the problem area with live cultured enzymes which eliminate odors. (i.e. Biokleen makes a product called Bac Out.) These enzyme products can be found at your local health food store/ co-op.
Proper Mattress Support
Without proper support, a mattress can turn saggy and uncomfortable prematurely. Plus, if you don’t support a mattress properly it can void the warranty!All of our mattresses need to be placed on a rigid, ventilated flat surface to accomplish 2 goals:
Support: All of the mattresses will need proper support. If the mattress is not properly supported you will experience sagging and possible structural damage to the mattress. Support the mattress so that it can support your body. Note: Failure to provide both adequate ventilation as well as proper support can render the warranty void.
Breathability: We recommend that all of our mattresses be placed on a breathable surface and not on a solid platform frame or on the floor. Solid frames are not ventilated and won’t provide enough airflow (unless you live in a very dry climate). This is why our bed frames and foundations feature slats in the design.
What NOT to do:
Don’t put your mattress on the floor.
No solid platform frames, mattresses need to breath.
No spring frames for cribs. Frames with springs are not rigid enough to provide adequate support to the crib mattress.
Best Ways To Support Your Mattress:
#1: Slatted Wood Bed Frame
Slatted bed frames provide optimal support as well as airflow. When picking out a slatted frame be sure that it has the following specs:
Solid wooden slats consisting of 2.5” wide and spaced 1.5” apart provide the best support and optimize airflow. Slats spaced more than 2” apart may allow the sleeper to feel the spaces between the slats.
Approx. 17 slats for Queen & King and 15 slats for Twin & Full sizes.
Full - King sizes must have a rigid center support that runs head to foot and ideally 5 sturdy legs (3 minimum) touching the floor.
Our featured slatted wooden frame, The California Beauty Bedframe is made to specifically meet these support requirements and is made for all of our mattresses. Check out this small scale builder who uses selectively harvested wood and natural finishes.
#2: Metal Frames with Wood Foundations
Metal frames with the following specs can be used. You can also add a wood foundation (if it meets the specs below under “wood foundation”).
Use a frame that supports the head, foot and sides.
Full - King sizes must have a rigid center support and 5 legs (4 corners and 1 in middle).
Regularly check all bolts, screws, legs, and castors to make sure they haven’t loosened.
Place a wood foundation on top of the metal frame and then your natural mattress.
Adding Slats to a Metal Frame
Some customers will add slats directly to the metal frame and place the mattress right on top. That is fine as long as you follow all of the specifications outlined above for Slatted Frames.
Wood Foundation Specs
We offer a wood foundation in 2 heights to meet your mattress needs that is specifically designed to meet proper support criteria. This Foundation is intended for all latex & innerspring mattresses (not the All Wool Mattress). If you choose a wood foundation that is not from Holy Lamb Organics make sure it has at least 17 slats for Queen & King Sizes and 15 slats for Twin & Full sizes. Also note that using a foundation that is not from Holy Lamb Organics will render the flammability test void.
About Box Springs
We do not currently offer an organic box spring (though we have in the past). If you use a box spring remember that it will add some softness to your mattress as it is a spring coil unit which has some give. A box spring will need to be supported by a metal frame with a rigid center support for Full - King sizes.
Note: using a box spring that is not from Holy Lamb Organics will render the flammability test void.
About Unfinished Wood: A Recommendation
If the wood on your bed frame is unfinished, we recommend placing a wool Moisture Barrier over the frame before placing the mattress. This will reduce wear on the mattress cover and impede the transfer of splinters.
Questions about proper support?
Please give our office a call 888-359-1362.We would be happy to discuss your individual needs.
We, at Holy Lamb Organics, are pretty picky about our bedding, so when we were searching for natural and organic mattress sources, we really dove deep into the details to find the right fit for us, and ultimately for you and your family.
Our mattress partners offer fantastic finished products and warranties to back them up. Listed below are the details to assure you of quality, copies of comprehensive care instructions, the warranties themselves, plus additional info to help you understand what’s covered and what’s not.
We’ve done the research for you to find our best partners. We’ve got you covered.
Mattresses are a relatively large investment and warranties are in place to help the purchaser, manufacturer and the distributor to be clear about coverage, quality and long term benefits to be had from this investment.
Your care of the mattress you purchase may impact the warranty or even void it.
Make your best choice by reviewing the policies and the warranties prior to purchase.
Official WarrantiesSpring & Latex Mattresses and Foundations Warranty (WJ Southard)
Latex Mattress and Foundations Warranty (Natural Sense)
Crib Size Spring & Latex Mattresses Warranty All Wool Mattress Warranty
Spring & Latex Mattresses and Foundations CARE (WJ Southard)
Official Care Instructions
All Wool Mattress Care Instructions
For crib sizes & Natural Sense mattresses please see the warranty for care instructions.
Exchanges & Returns
All mattress sales are FINAL unless one of the following applies. If you would like to return a mattress here are the options available:
Used mattresses are are never returnable.
Proper Mattress Support: Know how to support your mattress properly and avoid voiding the warranty.
If you have any questions regarding warranty information, our policies, or even your mattress, please give our office a call 888-359-1362.
Certifications & Testing
Green America - Gold Certified Business since 2007
Green America is a national, non-profit founded in 1982. (They went by the name "Co-op America" until 2009). America's Green Business Certification ensures companies operate according to a “values-based” social enterprise according to principles of social justice and environmental sustainability. In addition, certified businesses must be environmentally responsible in the way they run their operations and facilities, and in how they source raw materials, manufacture products, and market them. The Gold certification is completed by the Green America Standards Committee through an independent review.
Holy Lamb Organics holds the Gold Certification
The IOAS is a non-profit certification organization dedicated to the integrity of eco label claims in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture, environmental management, social justice and fair trade.
They work internationally to assess the competence of organizations providing certification to "sustainability" standards, meaning producers can work in a fair environment and consumers can trust the products bearing these labels and the company's contribution to a more sustainable and fairer world.
IAOS's role is as an independent technical expert. It verifies correct application of the standard and the requirements for certification.
All COTTON used at Holy Lamb Organics is IOAS certified.
Eco Wool is produced to the highest standards on local American farms; some of these standards are beyond those specified for organic materials. Eco Wool is not certified organic. At this time very little organic wool is available on the market; almost no organic wool is grown in the United States.
We have access to organic wool from New Zealand that is pure and clean, though due to it being only one type of wool, it doesn’t offer the kind of resilience or bounce that our Premium Eco Wool™ does. Our Eco Wool is a blend of about 7 different types of wool varying from fine to coarse in order to create the most ideal wool fiber for use in bedding.
Our WOOL is Premium Eco-Wool™ .
A nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture.
Oregon Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.
Our WOOL MILL is certified by Oregon Tilth.
Independent testing organization for harmful substances according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 for textile products since 1992. This organization provides manufacturers in the textile and clothing industry with a uniform benchmark on a scientific basis for the evaluation of potentially harmful substances in textiles. The OEKO-TEX® label indicates the additional benefits of tested safety for skin-friendly clothing and other textiles to interested end users. The International Oeko-Tex® Association, a union of 16 renowned institutes for textile research and testing in Europe and Japan, in over 60 countries worldwide. "Confidence in Textiles."
Raw materials holding OEKO-TEX® certification:
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified
An independent non-profit membership-led organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified.
Their membership consists of three equally weighted chambers; environmental, economic, and social.
The FSC's mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests through a certification process that involves 10 principles and 57 criteria that apply to FSC-Certified forests around the world.
FSC operates in more than 80 countries, wherever forests are present.
Raw materials holding FSC certification:
UC Davis Toxicology Lab Tested
All of the wool we use in manufacturing is tested for heavy metals through fiber sample analysis.
The official report indicates: "No toxic compounds were detected....Growers and ranchers raise sheep relative to organic standards (do not use herbicides, pesticides or growth hormones)."
Element Materials Technology Tested
All of our raw materials at Holy Lamb Organics are required by law to pass a specific Phthalates test (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act CPSIA of 2008). The tests are regularly conducted by this agency.
All of our toppers and mattresses are also required to meet the cigarette burn test 1633. Our verification is printed on all of our sewn-in product labels: "This Product Complies with the Federal Flammability Standard 16 CFR part 1632".
"I am absolutely happy with my purchase! I bought my son (10 months) the organic mattress pad for his crib, and saw a change in his restfulness that very night. When I looked at what he used to sleep on and compared it to his new pad, I could see how unnatural it was for him to sleep on such a hard, cold, and un-cozy surface. Not to mention all of the chemicals he was breathing in! I LOVE how it feels - silky soft on the outside and yet firm enough on the inside to support him. I love how it smells- natural, breathable, healthy."
"I wanted healthy bedding for our baby and after finding Holy Lamb Organics web site and reading what they offer I thought I would get that from them. I appreciate that you were willing to make a custom bassinet mattress for me. It's one of the best purchases I have made. Our baby seems happy with it too and sleeps very well on it. Now I want one for our bed!"
Port Charlotte, Florida
Mattress Lead Times & Shipping Locations
All Wool Mattress
*A specific time of arrival will be provided to you when we confirm your order.
- Shipping Notifications & Tracking: Email notifications are sent the day shipping occurs and tracking information is included.
- Mattress Shipping Costs: Please see our cost table for information.
- Full Service Delivery Option: All of our Spring and Latex Mattresses and Foundations will be delivered in this fashion which includes in home delivery of your mattress. It will be delivered to the specific room desired, as well as unwrapped, set in place and shipping debris removed.
NO RETURNS on any unused mattresses except the All Wool Mattress, which has a 15% restocking fee. All other mattress are ALL SALES FINAL
For a complete list of our return policies regarding returns.
At Holy Lamb Organics, we make our sustainable natural bedding products with integrity...so everyone sleeps well at night. We stand by our materials, our handwork and our service. We promise to hold ourselves to the highest standards using local, sustainable, high quality natural bedding. Your excellent experience with us and complete satisfaction with our products is of utmost importance.
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- Product Overview
- Product Specifications
- Order a Sample
- Why a Natural Mattress?
- Help Choosing
- Benefits of Wool
- Mattress Care
- Proper Support
- Warranties & Care
- Mattress Customer Reviews
- Mattress Shipping & Returns
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When I get into bed I feel like a lucky baby bird in the best nest ever.
Frances - Walnut Creek, CA