We Found the Mattress of Our Dreams!! intelliBED: As Intelligent as it Sounds….

We Found the Mattress of Our Dreams!! intelliBED: As Intelligent as it Sounds….

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intelliBED: Eden’s Story

What does a good night’s sleep and the saying, “You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone,” have in common? A ton. Loads. A plethora. Infinite even. It really isn’t that far of a stretch at all to link the two ideas.  Perhaps, you’re wondering how that’s possible––allow me to give you my own version with a little twist.

“You never know how much you have been missing out on an amazing night’s sleep until your lumpy, painful, even nasty old mattress is gone.” This is my story…..

My husband and I have been married for 16 years, all of which we’ve slept on a hand me down mattress. Before I was married, I slept on whatever mattress was given to me by my parents, who got it from who-knows-where. You know, that place where things come from that show up and no one seems to know how it got there. On top of that, said item had a used and worn look with maybe even a slight stench to it? Yeah, that’s the place. So, it’s completely accurate to say that my mattress experience has been given to me rather than chosen. In my naiveté, I never questioned…not once.

As the years went by, symptoms started to emerge. It began with mild tossing and turning, as well as waking up to readjust and get comfortable. At first, I attributed it to sharing my sleeping space with my husband, who has to sleep with a minimum of four pillows. Seriously, that’s a red flag right there. Then I stared waking up to my hands and arms falling a sleep. I’d wake up to the most annoying and uncomfortable tingling in my limbs due to poor circulation. It was so frustrating that my extremities were getting more “sleep” than I was. Continue reading

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Tuesday Treasures! Mercury Glass Tutorial! (sans mercury)

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I think mercury is fascinating (it’s also an awesome song by The Counting Crows.)

Arguably the most beautiful heavy metal in existence, it kind of loses its appeal when you find out it happens to be deadly, so that’s kind of a downer.  But it’s just so crazy to see a metal be a liquid at room temperature.  This is also probably one reason mercury was used anciently, because it didn’t require heating to make it liquid and easily incorporated into the manufacture of other goods. That’s just my guess.  I could be way off.

Mercury was originally used to make the reflective surface of mirrors, which would probably be considered the first mercury glass.  But what we know and reference as mercury glass didn’t actually use mercury.  Instead, it was made by blowing double-walled glass and filling the center with a solution of silver nitrate and grape sugar and then sealing the object to contain the silver solution.

This tutorial is meant to mimic the effects of this silver nitrate solution on glass, but eliminates the hard parts, like, you know,  blowing double-walled glass, and obtaining silver nitrate, etc.  Continue reading

Wonderful Things Wednesday! The Lovely, Yummy, Almighty COCONUT! (AKA nut-bearing monkey-face) Everything and more than you’ve ever wanted to know about Coconuts!

The Lovely, Yummy, Almighty COCONUT! (AKA nut-bearing monkey-face)

 I love coconuts.  Maybe I went to college in Hawaii because of my love for coconuts, or maybe my love for coconuts started in Hawaii.  I’m not really sure, but I do know that I love coconuts.  I also married a Polynesian so it would be acceptable to regularly incorporate coconuts into my daily fanfare.  Well, that’s not the only reason.  He also looked really hot in his baby-blue security guard shirt that he wore for his on-campus job.  And every time I heard him laugh, I couldn’t contain my happiness, and he laughs all the time.  I knew I would be forever happy and after almost 13 years of marriage, I’m happier than ever.  But back to the coconut.  Not the one I married, the other, smaller brown ball of happiness that makes ordinary meals become delightsome.  Have I told you I love coconuts?  I know, I know, I’ve already told you.  So, now let me tell you some of the reasons why I love coconuts.
My favorite coconut climbing a coconut tree.  Doesn't get much better than that :)

My favorite coconut climbing a coconut tree = LOVE…..<3…..<3….. Doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

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