October 17, 2014Bedding
A DIY project or mattress purchase could set the tone for this weekend. Putting a bedroom together is easier than it looks. There are many things that happen behind the scenes to pull it all together. Things like a swivel rocker so a television can be seen from all angles, to mattress covers and toppers. I'll deal with electronic stuff later. The options for mattress tops are enough to fill this column. Price, size and quality all must be considered when looking for a mattress pad and usually buying the cheapest brand will mean you'll need to replace it sooner, so homework and a great coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond happens. BB&B is known for awesome coupons with no expiration date; you can use a few at a time as well. Here's a brief glimpse at what her memory foam options are based on this web description: "Memory foam mattress toppers greatly enhance almost any kind of mattress, including spring mattresses, a foam mattress, air-beds, and guest beds. Check out the most extensive range of memory foam mattress pads on the web -- 2 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch mattress toppers in 2.5 lb, 3 lb, 4 lb, 5 lb, and 8lb density, and a Cool Max® fabric-quilted mattress pad selection." And that's just her options if she wants to purchase memory foam! Memory foam, or visco-elastic foam, is a special type of foam that responds to the body's temperature and then perfectly conforms to the body's shape. Decisions, decisions, and so many options online and in-store. This all amounts to time and money for her. What else is new.
October 16, 2014Parking Lot
I knew when I moved to the South that Friday night high school foot ball games were important. Off the chart important is more like it. I attended an event last week, on a Friday night, where a major recording artist was performing to a very small crowd. When I ...
October 15, 2014DWTS
My friend Michelle's Facebook page states her happiest weekend moment. "While at the Roosevelt Hotel I ran into Dolvett from The Biggest Loser. He was very, very kind." Dolvett was on a few seasons back and still holds celebrity status! Watching the The Biggest Loser ...
October 13, 2014Card
This is the time of year where I start thinking about my family Christmas card picture. I appreciate receiving cards from my friends showing me how big their children and animals are getting. But, I like to include the entire family, preferably decked out on Yankee ...
October 10, 2014Passport
My girlfriend Sarita, the designer of She Prep, just sent me an email mapping out the rest of her year telling me the deadlines for final edits. She's married, has two sons and works with a successful video game company that has her traveling a lot. From now until the ...
October 9, 2014Apples
I need to practice discipline when apple picking. I always want to pick more apples than I require. There are so many options and my burlap bag used for picking fills up fast. I like picking them so much I get some for myself, workmates, neighbors and I plan a day ...
October 8, 2014Artificial Pumpkin
"Would you like some pumpkin spice in your coffee?" seems to be a standard question lately at many coffee houses. First, I think they are suggestive selling because an extra shot of flavored syrup ups the price of the drink. Next, it's a lovely sign of the fall ...
October 7, 2014Here In My Car
I've been car shopping recently. This is a road I've been down before and it's never a smooth ride. Car dealerships will advertise the cheapest price possible, but once they get you on their lot the game changes. I have researched my vehicle choices and read probably ...
October 6, 2014Teenage Metabolism
My daughter Hannah has a fascination with bacon and a teenage metabolism that can handle it. For- get the eggs, toast, pancakes or sausage links, this kid just orders plates of bacon, fried to a crisp with a little of the squishy fat left intact. Unless I'm using it ...
October 3, 2014Wool
Winterizing ones home or ones self is falling on her list of things to do. Last years winter coats for herself and her family are being accessed, same thing goes for gloves, hats and boots. Fertilizing the lawn, closing down a pool, raking leaves, vacuuming the dust ...