How To Fold Fitted Sheets… And More!

I was folding sheets today when I realized I really don't do it right. I especially do it wrong when I'm folding fitted sheets! No matter how hard I try, I just can't get past anything other than a lopsided lump when I'm folding fitted sheets. So I went back to an article I posted awhile ago about How To Fold Anything. It's always been a popular article, so I figured it was time to heed  my own advice... … [Read more...]

Time To Replace Your Mattress? 8 Tips To Help You Find The Right Mattress

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Did you know this?... If your mattress is 5-7 years old, it might be time for a new one!But before you spend a fortune on a new mattress, here's an interesting tip from ShopSmart Mag:If your mattress is 8 years old or older, it's probably time to get a new one, especially if you aren't sleeping as well as you used to. In a survey of 5,900 ConsumerReports.org subscribers who had bought a mattress within the last 5 years, nearly 75% said they slept better on the new mattress. Price didn't … [Read more...]

Hampton Inn Pillows… Worth Every Down-Filled Moment!

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One of the craziest things we ever did... (also one of the best things we ever did!) was to purchase 2 sets of down pillows from Hilton Hotels.Yep, they're the same pillows they use in their hotels... plush, and huge, and over-stuffed. Ahhhh!Here's how it all happened...  … [Read more...]

WARNING: Today’s Popular Ionization Smoke Detectors Often Don’t Even Sound Their Alarms!

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They say that Ionization smoke detectors don't work as well as Photoelectric smoke detectors.Who knew?In fact, I didn't realize there was even a difference in smoke detectors. I just figured a smoke detector is a smoke detector. But no... Tests conducted by WTHR, local fire departments, university researchers and government scientists all show that in some slow burning fires, Ionization smoke alarms do not sound at all. Source The sad truth is... with an Ionization smoke detector, … [Read more...]

10 Best Essential Oils & The Ones I Use Most

Ever wonder what some peoples' Essential Oil collection looks like? For the record, I'm far from an expert on this topic. I've just been dabbling in aromatherapy for the past 8 years or so. In that time, I've discovered my favorites. And they seem to coincide with the lists of "most popular" Essential Oils these days. Here's what my Essential Oil collection looks like...  … [Read more...]

Aromatherapy Basics For Beginners Experimenting With Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is simply a way of awakening your senses with a particular scent.You may choose to fill a room -- or an entire house -- with the aromatic scent from one or more Essential Oils. Or, you might want to massage a combination of Essential Oils onto your skin, or add a few drops to your bath water.You have probably already experienced the benefits of aromatherapy -- without even knowing it!How many times have you walked into the office of your doctor, chiropractor, massage … [Read more...]