Buying a New Monument for My Parents

I was walking through a cemetery taking pictures for a media class I’m taking at college, and I was just fascinated with the different tombstones that were at the various gravesides. The ones from decades ago and even from the 1800s were interesting and told their own stories. They intrigued me, and the newer ones fascinated me. My parents have a small marker where they are buried, but walking through and seeing all of those made me want to go and look at monuments in Morristown NJ. I just felt that I could do a better job of honoring their final resting place here on this earth instead of just having a small marker with their names on it.

I knew that I wanted to get a headstone for both of them rather than individual ones, since their plots are right next to each other. My parents were all about love and relationships when they were alive, and I wanted to honor that with their tombstone. I knew that one of their favorite scriptures was 1 John 4:11.… Read More ...

What to Look for When Buying Down Pillows

For years, down pillows have been loved for their “light as a feather” look and feel. What many people don’t realize is that the options are endless when buying down pillows. However, with the right research, a person can easily navigate to find the ideal bundle of feathers to rest their head on. Keep reading to find out more about down pillows and what to consider when buying one.

The Material of the Down Pillow

Geese or duck – everything’s the same, isn’t that right? This is not the case! A rule of thumb to follow when purchasing down pillows is that the bigger and more mature the bird is and the colder than the climate it originates from is will result in thicker clusters of down. However, there are still high-quality options offered by both of these.

When it comes to quality and affordability, duct can’t be beaten. This is because duck feathers are much more available. On the other hand, geese are considered cold-climate birds. They are also big. As a result, they can produce more down. This is why it is considered a higher quality product.

Fill Power

The fill power refers to the total amount of space that a single ounce of down is going to take up in cubic inches inside the pillow. The larger the fill power is, the bigger the down clusters are. A larger down cluster is known for lasting longer and these will sleep much softer, as well as warmer, than the smaller clusters.

In most cases, a person will find down filled pillows ranking at 600, 700 and 800, with the top of the line being 800. Keep in mind, the higher the fill power, the more the pillow will cost, but it will also last longer.

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