Does Humidity Make My Memory Foam Mattress Softer Or Harder?

A good bed can make you every day so bright and active. When we think of the bed, the first thing which comes to the mind is Mattress. A mattress can make a lot of change, which can have many features which allow you to sleep comfortably and also known for taking care of your back pain. Some of them do the opposite and you just cannot live with that. When you think of replacing it, you will have to begin from the start, which is also another devasting situation. It is very important that you invest into the right mattress because it will decide how you are going to spend your next 12 hours while sleeping and rest of the day time. A good sleep not increases your working hours but also improves your memory and concentration. Find out these recommendations for the best memory foam mattresses by Uphomes.

It is important that to gain knowledge on the mattress because that is a need which you need everywhere. Even when you are sleeping in a luxury hotel. There are many mattresses you can choose from but did you know that the mattress have high and low temperature. Some of you may not be a fan of high temperature and few love warmer bed. Then how will you determine the right one for you? We will show you the easiest way to figure it out, doesn’t matter where you go.

Types Of Mattress & Which One Is The Best?

Now we are at the place where you are not aware of the different types and qualities of MF mattress and you can find the differences without any hassle. The first thing you need to understand is that there are Two Types of Quality, High-Low quality. Let us show you the differences you can feel and how to detect if the showroom is selling Low-Quality mattress.

Low-Quality: When you are using a low-quality of foam in the mattress, you can try the demo version and you can feel that you have to adjust a lot to reach that comfort level. One of the biggest flaws of low-quality is that it spreads while sleeping but it never comes back to its normal state. So every time you sleep, it will keep on spreading. When you feel these two flaws, do not listen to the showroom execute, leave the showroom.

High-Quality: When you test the demo version, you can feel that the nature of the foam will ensure that you will not struggle to reach that comfort level. The mattress foam is very sturdy and soft in feel. When your body and mind feels like relaxed then that is the sign of High-Quality.

Types Of Mattress:

Open Cell Foam: the Open cell is all about letting your mattress breathe properly and ensure that you are cool from inside as well. You will able to adjust to room temperature. You will feel warm and comfortable and open cell is manufactured by bigger brands.

Closed Cell Form: the Closed cell is all about when you are using a mattress which has made to lock the warmth and then maintain it until you leave the spot, which is most common mattress you can find in the city.


SO the bottom line is that when you are purchasing the Memory Foam Mattress Softer or harder depends on the quality and type of the foam used in the production of the mattress, Make sure that you are asking for the type and quality or else you may have to end up asking the same question. Leave your suggestions in the comment below.…

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Thirsty Thursday–Mango, Peach, and Jalapeno Margaritas

o the other day I was wandering aimlessly through the grocery store thinking about what my cocktail should be for this week.
I knew that I wanted a margarita, fo-sho,
but didn’t know exactly what kind.
I have to stop myself every once in a while,
because I would make a margarita for you every single week.
That is how much I love them.
I didn’t want the same old margarita,
but something fruity with a little kick.
We were making Smoked Apple Cider Vinegar Pulled Pork
(for the LSU game-GEAUX TIGERS)
and I knew that I wanted something smoky and tangy.
Then I saw a few delicious mangoes and peaches.
I couldn’t decide between them,
so I thought why not put them together in one drink.
I added a little of my outta control jalapenos and it was on.




The jalapenos added just the right amount of spice and smoke.
An excellent margarita if I do say so myself.
I also added a few other hints of smokiness by using anejo tequila and Hawaiian Red Alaea salt around the rim.

Mango, Peach, and Jalapeno Margarita
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For the fruit mixture:
1 large mango
2 large peaches
1/4 jalapeno (about 1 tablespoon minced)
For the margarita:
3 ounces fruit mixture
3 ounces anejo tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce Grand Marnier
coarse salt
jalapeno slice and lime slice for garnish
To make the fruit mixture:
Peel the mango and peaches and cut into large chunks.  Place into a blender.  Add the jalapeno to taste.  Blend until all fruit and jalapeno are liquified.
To make the margarita:
In a shake filled with ice, combine the fruit mixture, tequila, lime juice, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup.  Shake until well combined.  Pour into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with coarse salt. Garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeno slice.
If you would like to be featured on LouLou Sucre’s “Thirsty Thursday”, email me at loulousucre.com with the tagline “Thirsty Thursday” .  I’m always up for a new cocktail recipe and would love to share with all my LLS readers.
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Thirsty Thursday–Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon-Drop Martini is this week’s featured cocktail.

And, I’m kind of sad…
because I’m kind of on a cocktail hiatus right now.
I’m doing a Metabolic Diet and alcohol is a no-no at this stage.
I don’t know if I can abstain indefinitely,
but am definitely going to give it my best shot
(for a little while anyway).
So (sob-sob) Thirsty Thursday will be on a little break—
just a little one for a short while,
at least until I’m past the first stages in my weight loss plan–ugggh!!
(I’ve already lost 10.5 lbs up to this point with diet and exercise-so I’m motivated to keep going.)
Just in case you were wondering, though,
I actually made this cocktail a little while back.
Photographed it,
and started the draft.
I don’t know what happened,
but I never shared.
Good thing I guess.
I don’t know why I completely lost my mind,
but I had to share it now.
This cocktail can’t be missed.
It’s sweet, tart, and very refreshing.
A perfect light, sweet-tart martini.
And the perfect cocktail to wrap up Thirsty Thursday for a little while.

Lemon Drop Martini
3 ounces vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1.5 ounces limoncello
simple syrup to taste
superfine sugar for rim
lemon wedge for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, lemon juice, and limoncello.  Add simple syrup if you would like it a little sweeter.  Shake vigorously and pour into a sugar rimmed chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
While I’m on a little cocktail break,
you can stop by my recipe index for any cocktail you heart desires.
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The NEW Laundry Room and Storage Area

A few months ago we decided that we needed a little more space in our laundry room.
We actually use our laundry room as a space for laundry, extra storage, and as a bedroom for our sweet pups.
We were totally out of room.
I wanted a space that would hold all of my extra china, glassware, and serving pieces in addition to laundry, a full size fridge, and a massive wine fridge.
The biggest requirement I had for the room, though, was for it to look as if it were there when we built our house.

We contacted our builder and he was more than happy to turn our outside storage junk room into a laundry room addition.

I don’t know why, but I didn’t take any pictures of the before space.
(Probably because it was a sad little space.)

Here is our laundry room in the middle of construction.

We actually doubled the space,
by removing the wall separating the existing laundry room and the outside storage room.
(The grout looks really gross in this picture.)
And here it is now.
The new room is approximately 14″x8′.
We added about 6′ to the length of the room.
(This room was extremely difficult to photograph-not a drop of natural light.)
We wanted to expand the room about 3 foot width into our garage,
but the space was definitely not worth the money.
**One of our money-saving tips when remodeling your home is to make sure that the cost is beneficial for re-sale of your home.**
We moved our kitchen refrigerator into the laundry room to hold beverages and for extra food needs.
I also added my dream wine fridge.
(A dual zone 110-bottle capacity Edge Star.)

We left the existing sink area for right now,
but later plan on replacing the old countertop with a solid surface.

We also plan on having a counter built over the washer and dryer for a folding area.
(Definitely a LATER project-probably DIY).

One of the very best features of the room is the addition of vertical shelving in a few of the cabinets for platters, trays, and cutting boards.
It is amazing how much these vertical storage areas hold.
All of the cabinets are 2-feet deep.

Here is the inside of one of the cabinets.
I actually have 6 more just like this.
It’s a STORAGE dream come true.
I love having a space to hold all of my “extras” that took up space in my kitchen.

I absolutely love the space.
Source List:
Refrigerator-old GE
Wine Refrigerator
Washer and Dryer-Whirlpool Duet
Cabinets-Adams Custom Cabinetry
Cabinet Paint-Linen White by Benjamin Moore
Wall Paint-Ambiance by Benjamin Moore
Tiles-Dal-Tile, discontinued
Cabinet Knobs-My Knobs.com
Light fixtures-Henson’s Carpets & Lighting…
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Rustic Peach Tart

Every Sunday night we host a family gathering.
A meal that my husband and I cook for the girls, my parents, and ourselves.
It is a lot of fun.
Sometimes friends join us,
but mainly it’s just family.
Very casual and relaxed.
It’s also a great excuse to try out different recipes that I’ve wanted to make all week,
but didn’t have the time or energy.
A few Sundays ago I decided to add this free-form Peach Tart to our Sunday dinner.

This recipe is a variation of the one that I had featured in
Louisiana Cooking magazine a few years back.

Rustic Peach Tart

1 pie crust
4 large peaches, cut into eighths
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Rum (regular or Spiced)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon coarse sugar (such as Demerara)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine peaches, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon juice, and Rum in large bowl.  Let ingredients sit for at least 30 minutes to combine.  Next, roll out pie crust into a large circle (at least 12 inches) on a baking sheet.
Place the peaches with the juices in the middle of the pie crust.  Fold the crust around the filling. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the egg over the crust.  Sprinkle the entire tart with the coarse sugar.



Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until lightly browned.

Enjoy with Root Beer Floats with Cherry Infused Vanilla Vodka.…

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Thirsty Thursday–Root Beer Floats with Cherry Infused Vanilla Vodka

When deciding on posting this drink I had to give it a lot of thought as to whether this…


is a cocktail or a dessert??
So I made a cocktail and thought about it really, really hard.
I came to the conclusion that cocktails are really the best food group so COCKTAILS won.
Sorry dessert.
Really, I guess it doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things.
This cocktail lets you have your dessert and a big ole’ helping of vodka so you really never lose.
I actually started this cocktail many weeks ago.
That’s when I saw fresh cherries on sale in the grocery store.
Ladies and gentlemen–that never happens in Louisiana.
So when it does,
you buy several pounds.
(It’s the law. 
Not really, but I’m sure that if you searched our Napoleonic law somewhere there would be some type of obscure law about produce, but I’m just joking right now.)
So anyway.
I bought a TON of cherries at the store and ate them until I felt kind of sick.
I couldn’t eat any more so I decided that I would make some type of infused vodka with them.
I know I’ve mentioned that before,
but I have been infusing everything this summer.
It’s the summer of infusions.
(and walking on my treadmill and cussing.)

These cherries were amazing.
If you snacked on these little devils you could get into some serious, serious
(like getting pretty tipsy) trouble.
So after I had these super awesome cherries I thought what kind of cocktail should I make and cherry root beer popped into my mind.
And when I think of root beer I always think of root beer floats.
You see my train of thought, right??

Root Beer Floats with Cherry Infused Vanilla Vodka
For the Cherry Infused Vanilla Vodka:
1 cup cherries, pitted and cut in half
2 cups vanilla vodka
Place the cherries and vodka in a jar and seal tightly.  Place in the refrigerator and lightly shake every day.  Leave in refrigerator for at least 2 weeks and up to a month (if it lasts that long).
For the Root Beer Float:
2 or 3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream
4-6 ounces root beer
3 ounces cherry infused vanilla vodka with a few cherry halves
Scoop ice cream in a large glass.  Top with the cherries and cherry infused vanilla vodka.  Top with root beer.


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