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Alert! The holidays are coming! I’m sure you already knew that though. I love the holidays for a million reasons, but it means that our business has been kicked into full gear. There are so many fun things to do that make the season magical and I don’t want to miss a chance at any of them!
One of my favorite traditions has always been an advent calendar. Counting down to Christmas is so much fun! It’s a tiny bit more fun when you get a piece of candy. But it’s a LOT more fun when you have a special holiday activity in the pocket!
And don’t worry! We have 30 free printable activity cards for you to use! You can print them here! There are plenty of activities to pick out the perfect ones for you and your family.
With so many fun things going on, there is one thing that is NOT on my list is being sick. Unfortunately, sometimes you just can’t help it, but these are some of my favorite products to keep on hand to help keep us healthy and bounce back if we, unfortunately, get hit with a cold.
Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM has been our go-to cough syrup forever. (Well since I was a little girl!) It’s a brand I trust with my family 100%! And tastes like honey? Yes, please. Robitussin Honey helps to fight your cough and help kick your symptoms to the curb. The liquid-strength of Robitussin Honey soothes on contact and provides cough relief for hours.
Theraflu provides powerful relief without a prescription. The new Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold (also available in Nighttime Severe Cold Pods as well!) are SO incredibly easy. Press. Sip. Relief. You seriously just pop them in your single-serve coffee maker and it brews into a relaxing drink. Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold:
- minor aches and pains
- nasal and sinus congestion
- cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
- minor sore throat pain
- Temporarily reduces fever
Remember, Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time.
THESE are my secret weapon. Drug-free, easy to apply and safe to use with any sleep medication Breath Right nose strips provide relief for congestion due to colds, allergies or a deviated septum and help reduce snoring caused by nighttime nasal congestion. That means when Dustin is sick, he sleeps better….and I sleep better because I don’t have to hear him! Breathe® Right Extra Clear Nasal Strips work the same way the tan strips do. However, the materials used are slightly different, making clear strips easier to remove, which can be beneficial for people with dry or sensitive skin, which is totally me – especially in the winter.
Cold sores are the worst. Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment is not for temporary symptom relief, but healing. It delivers the best results when used at the first sign of a cold sore. Easy to apply (especially with the spray!) and you could heal your cold sore in 2 1/2 days*! In fact, Abreva is the only FDA approved OTC medicine to shorten healing time and proven to heal cold sores & shorten the duration of pain, itching, burning, tingling. Essentially, this is a MUST to keep on hand.
Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes are my GO TO. I use them to wipe down remotes, light switches, countertops, handles and door knobs….you name it, I clean it. Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes clean away 99.9% of the most common allergens.**
There is NO way that I could complete our Christmas Advent activities without staying at our best!
Plus, everything is available at Kroger making picking up my favorite products – whether for cleaning or for stocking our medicine cabinet, I can do all while getting my grocery shopping done. Convenient!
Want to make your own no-sew holiday advent calendar? It’s really easy!
You will need:
- White Felt (Buy this in the fabric section of the store by the yard. I purchased 1 yard and had plenty of leftovers!)
- Brown Felt
- Red Felt (I used 3 squares)
- Green Felt
- Hot Glue/Hot Glue Gun
- Red and White Pipe Cleaners
- Wooden Dowel
First, you will need to cut your white felt. This will be your banner. You may want to cut yours a tad bit longer than you plan, that way when you get everything cut and laid out it gives you a little room to play with. You can trim it down!
Also, trim your dowel. I just used scissors. You want the dowel to have some room on each side to hang.
Place your dowel on the top of the white felt and fold it over, gluing in place. Ta da! Your banner is ready to hang! And decorate…
Next print your templates. If you have a cutting machine you can use it to cut everything out, but if not it is ok. Download our templates, print them and cut them out. This is seriously the hardest part.
Once your templates are cut, flip them over and trace onto felt.
The reindeer will be traced on brown felt, the words on red felt and the numbers on white felt.
Cut out 25 squares. These will be the pockets on your advent. I did a mix of red and green felts.
You will also need a red circle for Rudolph’s nose!
Arrange your pieces on your banner as you want them.
Get your hot glue gun ready! Glue the numbers to the squares.
Then, glue all pieces to the white banner.
When gluing the pockets, glue the two sides and the bottom, but leave the top to form a pocket.
Lastly, glue your fun candy cane pipe cleaners around the edges of your banner to make a frame.
That’s it! This project is really easy! And looks fantastic!
AND I have some news of savings! (YAY!!)
- Beginning on 12/9/18 through 1/26/19 you can get $1 Off Any Theraflu Product
- Beginning on 12/9/18 through 1/26/19 you can get $2 off PowerPods, 12ct Powders, 40ct Caplets, and Syrups Twinpack
- On Robitussin, there will be a $1.25 off coupon through 1/4/19
Now you can stock up to make sure you and your family stays healthy and up to crossing everything off your holiday bucket list! You can find more information on all of my favorite brands here!
*When used at the first sign, median healing time was 4.1 days; 25% healed in 2.5 days.
**Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.
Theraflu-(c) 2018 the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
Abreva, Breathe Right, Robitussin – Use only as directed. Read label and follow directions.