Have you tried Emergen-C? Its basically a fun, fizzy way to get in 1,000 mg of vitamin C and other immune supporting antioxidants zinc and manganese, 7 B vitamins to enhance energy naturally, and electrolytes to replenish post-workout! It’s actually quite good and I love getting extra vitamin C in any way I can! (Did I mention I don’t like germs!?!) [Read more…]
Lowes Foods Coupon Policy
Lowes Foods just updated their coupon policy and as we all know, it is super important to know exactly what we are allowed to do at each store, because every store is different. Here are just a few of the highlights of the changes:
- You can now use up to FOUR like internet printable coupons, up from 2.
- They will only accept 20 coupons per day per guest/household and it used to be that you could double 20 at a time and come back the same day and double 20 more.
- They will not accept competitor coupons from drugstores (like CVS or Rite Aid) or dollar stores.
Here are some of the highlights of the whole policy (not just the changes): [Read more…]
The week kicks off with the best day ever: 7-Eleven Day. Stop by from 11am – 7pm on Saturday, July 11 to get your FREE SMALL SLURPEE! Then keep coming back July 12-18 to get a 7-SELECT FREEBIE every time you buy a Coffee, Chillers® Iced Coffee, Slurpee, or Big Gulp® and scan your 7-Eleven app. Download now: http://bit.ly/711app
Buy any cup, scan the 7-Eleven app and get a FREE 7-Select food or drink under $2. At participating stores, while supplies last.
Today is IHOP’s 57th birthday and they are celebrating with 57cent short stack pancakes!
Here’s what their website says:
We’ve been making people smile for 57 years. Why stop now?
Help us celebrate our 57th anniversary on
Tuesday, July 7th, from 7am to 7pm with a 57¢ short stack.
Valid July 7, 2015, 7AM-7PM, at participating IHOP® restaurants only. Limit one short stack
of three buttermilk pancakes per guest. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts.
Dine-in only. Ask your server for details. ©2015 IHOP Restaurants LLC.
I don’t know about you but I know what I’m having for dinner! Come join us for a very inexpensive short stack of pancakes! Today, with this deal on short stacks, I can feed my family for under $3.00! WOW! You can’t do that at too many places!
If you like this post about a deal on IHOP’s short stack pancakes, you’ll probably like our other posts on restaurant deals you can get. IHOP is one of those restaurants that frequently has deals or special days like this and they usually celebrate by giving something away free, like free pancakes on National Pancake Day, and free scary pancakes to kids on Halloween! PLUS, if you ever go to IHOP on your birthday, you get a free dessert and it is a HUGE ice cream sundae! SO DELICIOUS! (And yes, I have eaten the dessert after my breakfast! )
You’ve been there… 3:00am and you’ve gotten about 45 minutes of sleep the whole night so far, and you’re reaching that desperation stage. You’ve tried medicine, you’ve tried rubs, you’ve tried steamy hot showers and humidifiers, and nothing is working. If you’re like us, you’ve also tried honey, inhalers, and using approximately 4 pillows to prop your child up. You’ve been up with your little one, who has a cough, the. Whole. Night. Long.
To me, these nights are the longest. Longer than any night with a newborn baby, because my kids do not tolerate a cough interrupting their sleep. They get irritable, cranky, and boy, do they let me know it. My child has not been diagnosed with asthma, but he has been prescribed an inhaler from our pediatrician because of how he gets with respiratory infections.
About 2 years ago, I started really looking into more natural remedies for everyday issues. I didn’t want to have to run to the doctor all the time, and I felt like there might be a better resolution than medications. I began using things like raw natural honey, and apple cider vinegar, and essential oils. I was very skeptical at first, especially with using essential oils for cough and common colds, but after using them several times when my kids (and I!) were sick, I began to realize that they actually worked! What’s even more a testament to the credibility of essential oils is the fact that my husband (yes! the man who thinks I am “crunchy” and that I do weird stuff!) is a believer in how essential oils work!
Here are the essential oils I use when we’re sick, and that specifically help with the common cold or a cough.
- Peppermint: Peppermint essential oil was one of the first essential oils I used when my son had a really bad cough. Every winter, he seems to catch some nasty respiratory illness that sends him (and poor mommy and daddy too!) for a loop! One year, it even sent us to the Emergency Room on Christmas Day (double ear infection and severe sinus infection were the culprits that time.)! Peppermint essential oil works to relieve some of the congestion and help clear the sinuses. Trust me, open a bottle of peppermint essential oil and take a sniff… you will feel very clear within seconds! We use peppermint essential oil like an “inhaler”, so just rub a drop in between your palms and then cup your hands together and put your moth close to your thumbs and breathe it in several times. Better yet, add a drop of lemon essential oil to it and you will really clear your sinuses! You can also dilute a drop of peppermint essential oil in a carrier oil (like olive oil, coconut oil, etc) and rub it on your chest to help clear congestion. You can also diffuse peppermint and you can bet that if my child has a cough, his diffuser is running constantly!
- Doterra’s Protective Blend: If you’ve got a cold or a cough, you’ve got to be using Doterra’s Protective Blend, OnGuard, to help boost your immune system. It has Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils in it and helps your immune system bulk up so you can fight sickness better. This one is a must for us, mainly because I HATE GERMS! I’ve noticed that the eucalyptus in this blend really helps with coughing. Dilute a few drops in a carrier oil and rub on the bottoms of the feet. (Essential oil tip: I usually put socks on afterwards so that I don’t get oil on the floor and so I don’t slip!) You can also diffuse this essential oil to help send the germs packing!
- Doterra’s Respiratory Blend: Breathe is Doterra’s proprietary blend including laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, and ravensara essential oils that helps with cough and congestion and it is amaaazing! I have a roller bottle with this and some fractionated coconut oil in it for easy use. I can just rub a little on my son’s chest and a little on his big toe and see an immediate difference in his breathing. I also diffuse this when he can’t stop coughing, or when he’s really congested.
When a cold or a cough hits our family, these are the go-to essential oils we use and we have really seen a decrease in the amount of money we spend on doctor’s visits and medications we’ve needed to use because we’ve opted for more natural remedies. Be sure to Pin this post on your natural remedies board to remember when you’re little ones come down with a cold!
Are there other natural remedies or essential oils that you use for cough and colds? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these essential oils for cough or cold, or have questions, please feel free to contact me! I get a wholesale discount through Doterra and if you purchase any oils from this post, you will be supporting me and this website.
Cheers to a few less germ-y months ahead!