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Amerisleep AS3 Reviews

  My Amerisleep AS3 Unboxing Video (Surprise, my voice is ridiculous!) If I can (just barely) do it, you can totally tackle a bed-in-a-box by yourself. Updated 10/15/22 Amerisleep's AS5 was recently featured as the 'Best Soft Mattress in a Box' by Good Housekeeping , with the panel of reviewers noting: Pressure relief for side sleepers Taller than other boxed mattresses Good customer service    Amerisleep Mattress Reviews  We've been happy Amerisleep customers since purchasing our first AS3 mattress more than 9 years ago. Now we also have an AS2 and an AS4 (the AS3 is still our favorite). Born with chronic insomnia  (even as a baby - my family insists I was a nightmare), the struggle to improve my sleep is my life. My husband, the overly-analytical mechanical engineer, was initially skeptical of a mail-order mattress, but he was quickly won over. 2012: Wine glass test, sans wine. I was fairly confident our brand-new mattress would pass with f

Telluride Food and Vine Festival

You know how I was feeling sad about the Sun, Wind, and Wine Festival being over until next year? No more raising glasses of pinot noir in a tipsy toast. No more chef-prepared meats and cheeses and cakes. *Sigh*  It seems the festival gods were listening. Did you know there's another amazing event starting this week? We don't even need to wait until the weekend to attend.  That's right. There's a 99% chance of wine. That was a weird thing to say, right? Now it makes sense. Trying to get my mind off the lack of upcoming wine festivals, I flipped through the latest issue of Garden & Gun. I was careful not to bend any pages so that the magazine can be shared in the waiting room of the dental offices I manage. I placed the magazine down for like a second, ten tops, and got a glass of water. Phinny, who is not allowed on this chair BTW, devoured the corner of the cover, plus several pages. It seems if he hadn't gotten it, Olive and Bernadette would. Side note: Now yo

Photos from SLH Sun, Wind & Wine Festival at Mer Soleil Winery

Were you one of the lucky few to join us last weekend? Move over elephant seals because the Santa Lucia Highlands Sun, Wind & Wine Festival at Mer Soleil Winery was the highlight of our trip to California. To be honest, I almost hate to share this one. There were no crowds and no lines, which is rare for a festival of this caliber. I want to keep it a secret all to myself. I'll let you in on it, but don't tell anyone else, okay? SN and I attend food and wine events around the world. Although not as well known as others, such as the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta and Cherry Creek Al Fresco, the Sun, Wind & Wine Festival is one of the best we've had the pleasure of joining. Sun, Wind & Wine Festival: The Setting The Santa Lucia Highlands is located inland from Monterey, CA in an area rich in farmland. The cool, windy climate is ideal for producing wine, especially pinot noir and chardonnay.  Here, multi-generational winemakers from different families focus on sust