Showing posts from February, 2018

Amerisleep FAQs

Wondering "What is the best memory foam mattress?" I did a little Amerisleep FAQs Googling the other day and was surprised when the following questions appeared in my search results:
Inquiring minds want to know. As the happy, longtime owners of 4 Amerisleep mattresses, I am in a unique position to be able to answer all of your frequently asked memory foam mattress questions. You can read my detailed Amerisleep mattress reviews here on my site, plus take advantage of an exclusive $250 Amerisleep promo code just for my blog readers.

Mattress Reviewer Level: Expert
Okay, on to the Google-inspired Q&A.

Q. How Long Does an Amerisleep Mattress Last?
A. We purchased our first Amerisleep mattress, a king-size AS3, in January of 2012. It is still like-new today, as proven by a test with a level, below. We have not babied this bed - we even jump on it! Can a memory foam mattress last 20 years? At this rate, I have no doubt that all of our Amerisleeps can and will.

7 years is when most …

A Nightmare Jessner Peel Side Effect

Almost as popular as my Amerisleep mattress reviews, the Jessner chemical peel post here on my blog has been a reader favorite for years. I'm still doing my own peels at home and still recommend this to anyone concerned about acne scars or wrinkles. However, last night I did have a Jessner peel scare.

As written before, timing is everything with a chemical peel. You don't want pieces of dead skin (yuck, right?) flaking off at work or at important social events. I've wanted to do one for months but things kept getting in the way, like extra days spent at work and our recent trip to California. Finally, last night I was able to treat myself to an at-home Jessner peel. (Using this product from Amazon, in case you want to try it for yourself.) I've done this so many times that the steps are automatic. I applied three layers of Jessner solution, brushed my teeth, and went to bed. Snuggled into our new mattress and a mountain of blankets, I fell into a deep sleep. I dreamed…

The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened To Me

Fair warning - this is a rambling, depressing post. As mentioned a few days ago, SN and I recently visited California and had a great time, with the exception of one horrible, unexpected problem. I wrote the following shortly after it happened and the thought of re-reading it now is making my stomach turn, so hopefully it is fine as it is. It will have to be. There's so much more to this story. I can't talk about it without choking up and ever since it happened, stupid things render me unable to breathe, like seeing an ad in Coastal Living magazine referencing people in our lives who have passed away. Everyone tells me my friend is going to die. She's not just my friend. She is everything to me. I want to write our story so everyone can understand how special she is, but just typing this has me on the verge of a panic attack. I want to write a letter to her but don't know what to say. I want to encourage her and help her, but at the same time, I want to scream at her a…

Shopping List for Depression

Foods That Reduce Depression - Free Shopping List and Wallpapers

(No, not like the wallpaper mural we installed in our new hallway. Although that does make me smile.)

Longtime readers of this blog (hello, bloggy friends!) know I've struggled with depression on and off since I was a teenager. Funny enough, people who know me in real life usually have no idea. Ah, the things we share online.

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2019 was to improve my diet. Sayonara, sugar! Bye bye, Burger King! The intention behind this goal was to lose weight, and I have, but there was also an unexpected benefit.

Healthy Food = Healthy Mood (surprise, surprise)

Since reducing (not eliminating - I'm only human) the junk food in my life, I've had more energy and have not had even one day where I've felt the slightest bit depressed - unheard of for me. Studies show that certain foods can help alleviate the symptoms of depression. While reading articles on the best foods to improve your mood…

Stealthy Valentine's Sneakiness

Another rerun here on the ol' blog? Yeah. I was secretly on vacation before, gallivanting all over California (no exaggeration - we went from north to south and back again) and was too busy devouring all the free Marriott breakfasts (cinnamon raisin toast!) to buckle down and write a new blog post. And now that I'm back? There was a terrible, awful, worst-thing-ever traumatic incident that happened during my getaway and now whenever I sit down to write about it (or just sit down to read a magazine or just sit down), I'm overcome with sadness and tears. People you think will always be in your life will shatter your heart. (Not SN, by the way. I should probably clarify that. He has been great.) So, for now, I'm sharing a Valentine's Day rerun from 2013:

This morning, I was startled awake by the sound of Pica and Biscuit barking. They bark at everyone, including us, but at just after 7am, I should have been home alone. Sexy Nerd would have been at work for almost an h…