Now that spring is nearly here, it’s time to start thinking about fixing up the back yard for those warm days when it’s enjoyable to be outside. You can click here if you’re looking for an outside patio umbrella. We don’t have one, but my mother-in-law has a patio table with an umbrella. She absolutely loves to sit out on her side patio, drink coffee, and watch the birds. What she enjoys the most is to do that with family.
We have a large front yard but a small back yard. I seriously doubt there would be room for a pool. The only kind of pool we’ve ever had is a large kiddie pool, which was fun by the way. It would be nice, though, to have a small pool that wasn’t very deep and was heated and surrounded by led pool lights. Add in a lot of tropical plants and I’m sure it would be a relaxing place to unwind after a long day at school!
There’s nothing like having a comfortable, cozy mattress to sleep on every night. Whenever we’re away from home, it’s always nice to be back, sleeping in our own soft memory foam bed. Wherever you are, I hope you have a good mattress whether it’s from mattress stores los angeles or wherever. The quality of sleep we get makes a difference in how we feel the next day. Good sleep helps our minds be alert for the work we have to do during the day, so do not underestimate the value of a good mattress and a good night’s sleep!
When we are traveling through Springfield, Missouri, we like to stop at a couple of places in town. One of the places we like to go to is the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. It’s entertaining just to walk through this huge multi-level store. They have everything from a section with rustic decor, which would be great to have in a cabin in your favorite location (Colorado for us), to children’s clothing. It’s an amazing store! (The other place we always like to stop at is Andy’s Frozen Custard…yum!!)
Do the cabinets and drawers in your kitchen have handles or knobs, or neither? Ours have neither. Sometimes I think about putting some on, or I should say having my husband put them on for me. I would want something fancier than aluminum angle pull handles, although those are great for a small space that needs a better grip. I look at knobs and handles when we go to a hardware store sometimes but haven’t decided on any. The fact is that I’m so busy with school that knobs and handles are at the bottom of my to do list.
Anything that helps during pregnancy such as body pillows or whatever, means a lot to the mother-to-be. Our daughter is pregnant with their third child and thankfully doesn’t have trouble sleeping. I remember with both my pregnancies, however, that it was hard to get comfortable at night during the last couple of months. We had a waterbed during my second pregnancy and that was so awesome and helped tremendously. I also had a body pillow which helped a lot. Whatever discomfort is experienced during sleeping, though, is quickly forgotten once the precious bundle of joy arrives!
We love our king-sized Tempurpedic mattress which we’ve had for eleven years now. Before that, we had two different regular mattresses, and a very long time ago before that, we had a waterbed. All of these beds were king-sized, too, but the Tempurpedic is by far the best mattress we have ever owned. It definitely helps our backs having such a wonderful mattress to sleep on at night.
One thing, though, about having such a good mattress to sleep on every night is that we miss it when we’re traveling. If we stay at a motel or hotel, which always have a firmer mattress, we can really tell a difference. Earlier this year we traveled to see our family. The place we stayed at had such a very firm mattress that I woke up feeling so stiff the next morning. It took me at least an hour or longer to loosen up and not feel stiff anymore. I was so glad to sleep on our own mattress after we got back home, and the next morning my back felt so much better when I woke up. It makes a huge difference what type of mattress we sleep on at night, and we believe it’s been worth the investment to have better quality sleep and healthier backs.
* Note: This is a sponsored post for Healthy Back, however, all views and opinions are my own.
Guess who visited me! The “Fairy Hobmother!” And your blog might get a visit, too, if you leave a comment here on this post. In fact, I left a comment at Frugal Novice earlier this month, and less than two weeks later I got a visit. Why is this so exciting? It’s because the Fairy Hobmother comes all the way from the UK at Appliances Online to visit bloggers and also give them an Amazon gift card! How exciting is that!!
Appliances Online sells freezers and other appliances plus has been visiting a lot of bloggers and leaving them a nice present. So, if you haven’t been visited by the Fairy Hobmother then leave a comment here (and include your URL so you’re easy to find), and there’s a good chance you will be visited too!
Being a school teacher makes it hard to do “spring cleaning” around the house, so I usually end up doing that during the summer. I have a whole list of things I want to do such as cleaning out all four walk-in closets, cleaning out drawers, organizing my kitchen better (probably should check out knives and see if I need blade sharpening), and giving away a bunch of things to a thrift store that benefits a children’s home. I’ve already done a little “summer cleaning” such as cleaning windows, but I have a long way to go on my list. Summers always fly by, so I plan to seriously start working on my list this next week.
When we go on long trips, I take my memory foam chair cushion. This really helps my lower back on a long road trip. This type of chair cushion is also good for elderly people who sit a lot, maybe all day.
Now that I’m thinking about comfortable chair cushions, wouldn’t these type of chair cushions be wonderful to use in the kitchen at the breakfast table. They could be covered with cute cushion covers, ones that could easily be removed for washing. The problem with that, though, is that the chairs would be so comfortable that people might not want to leave the table but keep sitting there longer instead.