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Amerisleep AS3 Reviews

Best Amerisleep Promo Code as of : $200 Off and Free Shipping

My Amerisleep mattress reviews are NOT sponsored. Unlike other "impartial" reviewers out there, we did NOT receive our AS3 bed for free. All of the opinions here are 100% honest and unbiased. My husband, the overly analytical mechanical engineer, was skeptical of a mail order mattress, but he was quickly won over, as you'll see below.


Mattress in a box - the future is here!

6/12/18 Update: We recently moved into a new home and needed a new mattress for our guest bedroom. Of course, we went with Amerisleep again. We put out 6-year-old king AS3 in the guest room and ordered a brand-new Twin XL AS2 and Twin XL AS4 for our master bedroom, thinking we would push them together. Terrible choice! The AS4 was too soft and unsupportive for either of us. We exchanged the two twins for a King AS2, thinking it and the AS3 were so similar that it wasn't worth the extra cost for the AS3. Ack, another poor choice! The AS2 is…

200 Follower Link Party!

Have you heard? LambAround has topped 200 followers! WOO HOO HOO! My little blog has come a long way since those days when I wasn't sure why to bother blogging at all. To celebrate, I'm having a party, blog style. You're invited! I won't try to sell you Tupperware or Longaberger Baskets or Mary Kay cosmetics (though, admittedly I may try to get $10 by signing you up for Groupon). This is going to be much better than the last party I promised you, which I was totally robbed of!

Put on your dorkiest hat. It's party time!
And, FYI, that is a ginormous ball of deep-fried mozzarella on my plate.

Come see my beautiful, mysterious flowers. (HA!)

I'll regale you with my tales of jury duty and all the times Sexy Nerd has put his foot in his mouth.

Eat some employer-donated cheesecake and deceptive salad off of my fancy schmancy Noritake Colorwave Floral Accent Plates. Everything will be delicious - as long as we don't put Sexy Nerd in charge of announcing when the food is served!

Ooh, we can even do makeovers! We can test out my super good deal face products and make deliciously awesome face masks. Seriously, I am in love with these homemade face masks!

Highlight of the party? Pig out on chocolate with me! This, to me, is the reason to go to any party.

 These 2 are definitely not invited to my LambAround party. Punks!

Okay, it's time for the 2nd highlight of the party (next to binging on chocolate, obviously!) Link up, all you beautimous party people. Link to a post (a specific post - not just your entire blog, please!) that you're proud of that fits in with our fun party atmosphere. A funny story? A recipe? A craft or pretty photo you've taken?

And, pretty please, mention somewhere that your post is playing over at the LambAround party. The more guests, the merrier. Invite your friends! There's plenty of virtual chocolate for everyone!

Now, get out there and mingle!

Comments

  1. I'm having trouble taking my eyes off the beautiful ginormous ball of fried cheese, but okay...

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  2. Woohoo! Glad to join the party. Save some chocolate for me! :)

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  3. Woohoo!! You should throw a party! Congrats on hitting 200 followers. You have a great blog and I see many more followers in your future! Now pass some of that fried cheese this way please.

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  4. Congratulations! I just started blogging so you inspire me... maybe someday... 200 is a LOT! Have a FUN party ;)

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  5. Congrats on 200 FOLLOWERS! I linked up! Have a great night too! Jenn

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  6. Happy 200+ my friend. I am on a foregin computer...I'll be back to link up with your link in it!

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  7. Thanks for inviting me to your rockin' par-tay! I had some giant mozzarella sticks in celebration, but I fear they were puny in comparison to your GINORMOUS cheese ball! Anyhoo~ thank you for taking the time to stop by my little baby blog and leaving a comment...Oh! and becoming a follower! It makes me giddy! :D Hope to hear from you again soon, and have a fabulous day! (I stole one of your buttons...I hope you won't miss it! :)

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  8. Woot woot, congrats on reaching 200+ followers. You're officially official now.

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  9. Yay for you reaching over 200! This is a fun party, I'll head back at lunchtime to check out some of the other posts - got some work to do for a couple of hours.

    Have a lovely day,
    Jade

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  10. thank you for visiting my blog!!!
    I squealed at your side bar lamb buttons.. they're so funny!! xDDD

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  11. Thank you for inviting me to your party :)

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  12. I want to link up to my Rooster Party post, since the last feew parties I have tried to join have been a washout. Something about planning to online party seems to jinx my real life. (power outtages, computer fires, etc)
    Since McLinky says I have 364 days to link up to your party I think I can get this done. Woo Hoo!

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  13. Thanks for the invite to come link up. Congrats on over 200 followers, it's always so exciting when you hit a new milestone like that!

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  14. How exciting with your follower count...woohoo!! Way to go. :) I linked up, thank you. And awwww....CUTE dogs.

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  15. Congratulations! I'm hoping to achieve that milestone myself some time soon. What a wonderful feeling to know you've connected and inspired that many people. Thank you for adding the wonderful linky. You're a generous spirit, with a following that is well-deserved! Jenn

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  16. 200 Followers! Woohoo way to go!

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  17. Wow, cool party! Congrats!

    I enjoyed reading about you and your sexy nerd - what a fun story you have. (I'm your newest follower now)

    Thanks for stopping by bugaboo ,mini, mr & me, and for leaving a comment on my rolled roses. Glad you liked the earrings!

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  18. Any party with deep-fried mozzarella is good by me! :D

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  19. I am uber impressed by all of the talents displayed here! Congrats on the 200 followers!! =)

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  20. Hey Lamb, nice to meet ya! thanks for inviting me to your party!! Congrats on 200 followers... we have the same number right now (216)... love it.
    I have a party linky in my sidebar too... so if anyone wants to add their (kids) parties to my linky, please pop on over and link up there too...! (I am a bit of a kids party freak)
    Luv Simone
    xx

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  21. Ohhh and I think I'll just jump you up to 217. Wanna help me out??? Shall we be twins?? 217 for me too??
    LOL.
    xx

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  22. Thank you so much for linking up to Friday Party Hop! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  23. I hope you're still partying since I just found you today! Did you save me some virtual chocolate??? Really enjoying your site.

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  24. Glad to connect with you... Happy Follow Friday! Please follow me back!
    Eliz

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  25. Thanks for starting this.

    Happy FF!

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  26. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  27. Thank you..
    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and Friday Follow New Friends.
    I truly value you and your time. I hope you will stop back often as my journey into publication continues and I will do the same.

    Have a great day.
    Nan
    http://beonefineday.blogspot.com

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  28. Yay for you-congratulations on 220 followers! This is a great way to celebrate. Thanks for letting me join in with the party!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  29. This is awesome, thanks for visiting me and wanting my link... I'm honored!!

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  30. Hi girl,congrats on having 220 followers,i have added 5 links.hope you enjoy these.can you send some of your followers to me.....!!!!!me needy

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS!! Reaching 200 is a big deal and what better way to celebrate than to throw a party! Thanks for this opportunity as well!

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  32. Wow, congratulation !!
    I'm sorry I'm late reading your comment
    I'm now linking up on your party & become your follower :)

    Citra
    http://childhood-obsessions.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day! I swear, strapless is not uncomfortable, nor does it fall down. My dress was a coreset waist, so I was cinched in well! I was jumping for the photos and everything and it did not budge. However, I wouldn't have trust it if it was a zipper back.

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