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Sweet Dreams

Everyone loves waking up and telling your favorite person about the awesome dream you just had. But what about a good night’s sleep? There’s no denying it, most of the world can tell when you wake up after a night on a bad mattress (personally, I think it’s less the wrong side of the bed, and more the wrong kind of bed!), but when you face the world with a spring in your step because of that heavenly pouf of awesome you woke up on, how many of you share the news? When it comes to Gardner’s Mattress and More, your great nights’ sleep are the talk of the town!

I think we’re incredibly lucky—when I did the math, it turned out that about 60% of our new customers come through because they heard about us from you. In my book, there is no greater compliment! After all, a mattress is a serious investment. You, and the people you love, will be spending a lot of time on it, and you should be able to enjoy it. With that in mind, a positive purchase is a big deal for you and for us, so every good word shared means we’re doing our job right. Spreading your good experience means that you trust us, and that sends a powerful message to the customers you send our way. Telling people about Gardner’s is getting easier by the minute, and word of mouth is turning into keystrokes these days! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but for the past several of months, we’ve been highlighting some

May 2014 of the great reviews we get online. Seeing a happy customer in the digital world is incredibly rewarding—not only do you like us, you even took time out of your day to tell the whole world about it! Facebook, Google, Yahoo—you name it, you’ve posted on it, and we’re so grateful for the love. As a small business, referrals are a something we honestly can’t do without, and we want to properly thank you for sharing your sleep, and our dreams. Which brings me to one of the coolest things we’ve ever done (aside from getting you on a great mattress of course!)—If you have a friend who’s in need of a good night’s sleep, go to SleepLancaster.com/refer. Put in their name and address, and we’ll send your favorite people one of our info-packed goodie bags introducing us to them absolutely free! When they purchase their next mattress with their coupon, both of you get a FREE mattress protector to take care of your new sleep sanctuary. We’re sending you a referral coupon inside of this bad boy too, and if you’re getting a new mattress yourself, look for one in your delivery bag as well (which comes with even more fab deals to help you get the most from your mattress). It’s all about making the mattress an easy purchase, We want our community to shop with confidence, and that’s not always easy! So many buyers get caught up in the “Buy Now! 50% Off This Week Only!” fervor. Let’s face it—there are over 130 places to buy a mattress in our area, and with all of that advertising, it’s no wonder people get lost in the clamor. Our referral kits are a way for us to cut through the confusion, and help our customers find what they’re looking for—sweet, blissful, healthy, sleep! If we helped you find that, then spread the love. Win a place in our “Happy Customer Binder” with your referral (yup, we keep all of the testimonials and there’s a special kind of joy that comes from a flip through our ever expanding book). You know how we work, we don’t cover Lancaster in a blizzard of adverts, we let our customers speak for us, and that’s just the way we like it. Spread the news, and share the dream to give great sleep to the whole community!

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Nutrition Nuggets by Lindsay McClure, RD

Linguine with Asparagus and

Spring has arrived – finally! This time of year is when the magic starts to happen in the garden. Whether your prefer to grow your own or enjoy buying from a local farmer or market, spring produce from Lancaster County is guaranteed to be fresh, and often a bargain too! Spring vegetables commonly grown in Pennsylvania include spinach, lettuce, peas, green onions, asparagus, garlic scapes, and radishes. This recipe is a great way to prepare an abundance of asparagus, but would also be delicious with the addition of spinach or peas.

Ingredients: 12oz linguine ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup pine nuts

4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 lbs asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese

Celebrating Moms

Finding that perfect gift for mom was a lot easier when you were a kid. The morning of Mother’s Day, you eagerly presented her a popsicle stick frame or handmade bookmark, and her warm smile assured you it was just what she wanted. But nowadays, that May holiday tends to require a bit more time and effort—and a card with macaroni glued to the front just isn’t going to cut it. Here are a few “outside the box” ways to celebrate that lovely lady in your life.

Social Media Sap-Fest

Skip the card and go public! For every hour of the day, post on Facebook or Twitter (whichever one your mom frequents more often) one more thing about your mother that you are grateful for. Be as specific as you can be, and get creative: Attach YouTube videos from last Christmas, or post the link to a song she always sang around the house. Heck, maybe Mom deserves a hashtag on this day.

Memory Menu

Breakfast in bed is always delicious, but now that you (should) know your way around the kitchen, go all out and plan a day’s worth of meals. And make them meaningful—the same breakfast from your first day of school, a soup she always needs when she gets sick, or a dessert that reminds her of her childhood. Include a card with each dish explaining why it’s significant.

Happy Mother’s Year

Maybe they only get one official holiday, but give your mom something that shows your gratitude for the other 364 days of the year. Make a custom calendar with personal photos, and mark it up with special days, anniversaries, and favorite quotes or verses. Write down 52 memories—one for each week of the year—and put them in a decorative box. Give her a jar with 365 pieces of her favorite candy. Sign her up for a year-long subscription to her favorite magazine.

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Video Tribute

Gather other friends, family, coworkers and neighbors who know your mom for on-camera interviews about her best qualities, their favorite memories with her, and why they find her to be a good mother. Put together clips of their compliments and stories like one big, digital thank you card.

Picture Puzzle

Several companies now offer services that turn your photos into puzzles. Find your favorite image of you and your mom, and check out Printer’s Studio, Portrait Puzzles or even a local drugstore photo lab to see how it’s done. Offer to put it together with her on Mother’s Day.


Pine Nuts Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain the pasta and return it to the pot. 2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Add the asparagus mixture to the pasta along with 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with parmesan before serving. Photo: Romulo Yanes, RealSimple.com

PICTURE PERFECT

at Gardner’s!

It’s no secret that we like to think that our employees are amazing, and if the top notch service didn’t convince you, take a look at Andy Rhoads for some picturesque proof. By day, he’s one of the fabulous members of our team transporting and selling our super sleepers, but when the work day is through, he unleashes his inner shutterbug! Andy and his wife Melissa are the talents behind Hatha Photography, a fullservice photography company fueled by their shared passion for the artistic moments in life. Both of them fell in love with the world behind a lens in high school, and decided to turn their passion into profession. Andy couldn’t get enough of the darkroom, and Melissa always found herself snapping photos at any social occasion. With his love of landscapes and nature, Andy would love to see his work in a gallery setting, and is building his portfolio whenever their family ventures up north to the rugged beauty of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Currently, the duo focus on weddings! With three upcoming nuptials to capture, they are excited for the summer to take off. When it comes to freeze framing romance, Melissa is in her element. “Melissa has a gift for taking pictures that really show personality,” Andy

Check Out Local Business: brags, “She really knows how to steal the moment.” Hatha Photography specializes in family portraiture, event photography, and when the opportunity arises, pet portraits as well. Andy and Melissa have a fantastic portfolio, so make sure you check them out at www.HathaPhoto.com to capture your next event in style!

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Spring Referral Coupon Dear Gardner’s, I, <<First Name Last Name>>, have recommended my friend to you. I trust that you will give them the same level of respect and honesty that you gave me. And I hope you are able to help them wake up happy and pain free just like you helped me to do. And because you are saving considerable dollars on advertising, you will give my friend a FREE mattress protector valued up to $99.95 with any mattress they purchase regardless of size, brand, or value. And, my friend knows that when they buy I, <<First Name Last Name>>, will get a FREE mattress protector too, valued up to $99.95. *The only fine print “weasel clause” we have is that the person wishing to redeem this coupon bring it in with them so everyone gets their free items accordingly!* Please give this to someone you know who is in need of a good night’s sleep. Tell that friend to bring this coupon to Gardner’s when they shop so you both get a free mattress protector!

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