Today I did some sprucing up in my bedroom at my parents house, and I feel like it's finally coming together. I had never fully moved into this room because my parents moved to this house after I had moved out, so basic items like curtains were never dealt with. So earlier I went to target and bought curtains and my two basic bedding needs that can turn any bed into a super comfy and amazingly soft paradise (and it doesn't cost a ton like a temperpedic mattress would!).
The first is just the basic egg crate style foam pad. I always buy the cheapest one I can get my hands on; this one is from Target and was about $15. Sometimes you can find them on sales though, I got my one at my house for $8!
Now be forewarned, this egg crate alone will NOT give you a paradise bed, you have to combine it with the secret ingredient below. I actually never understood the appeal of the egg crate alone; I don't think that it does anything as far as comfort goes - you sink right through it!
The memory foam topper :) Just thinking about it makes me smile. Yes, that is Bear on the top of the box. This topper combined with the egg crate makes for the coziest sleep of your life. Just like with the egg crate I went into money saving mode, and bought the cheapest one I could find. This one is only 1.5 inches thick, but it seriously works just as well as the super expensive 4-5 inch ones that sell for hundreds of dollars. This one was $70 for a queen, which is a little more than I wanted to spend, but I didn't want to wait for it to go on sale (cause my mattress at my parent's house is like a rock!). If you layer this one on top of the egg crate pad you will never want to get out of bed.
On a different note, I finished the book "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. My thoughts? I really enjoyed it until the last few chapters when it was suppose to come together into a really amazing "ah ha!" moment... and it just didn't for me. The whole book was building and building and then it just stalled the last few chapters. Sad, but I guess since I enjoyed 90% of the book it was worth reading, right? At least it kept me entertained on my flights :)