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Cyber Monday is tomorrow and while I don’t need a lot, there are a few things I’m looking for.
Read on below to see what I’ve got my eye on for Cyber Monday 2021.
Bidet – def getting one of these for our house and gifts because everyone should have a clean hiney!!! Originally $69.99 marked down to $31.98
Kindle – I have a Kindle and I literally love it! Looking for one for a gift. Originally $109.99 marked down to $69.99.
Osmo work books – Our oldest got an Osmo a few years ago. We started with the Little Genius Starter Kit which was perfect for those toddler-preschool years. Now that he’s older and starting school next year, we’re going to get him these Disney work books. Not sure yet if it will be on sale, gonna keep a close eye out.
Hotel Quality Sheets – because you deserve to get a quality night’s sleep like you do in those hotel sheets. Starting at $17.59.
Instant Air Purifyer – So I have been thinking about getting one of these for awhile. Works to remove viruses (including COVID-19), dust, pet dander, and smoke. Originally starting at $129.99, now starting at $73.99.
Orboot Earth – this is going to be a gift from Santa. Was originally $54.99, marked down to $38.19.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet – We got one of these for our oldest last year. Gonna get one for our little guy! Originally $139.99, marked down to $69.99.
Poly & Bark Chairs – we have these in our dining room. Getting an extra set to have for when we have guests over. They are soooo easy to clean too which is what I love about them!
Amazon Echo Buds 2 – I have been wanting a pair of wireless ear buds and this is such a great deal! Plus they’re compatible with Alexa. Originally $119.99, marked down to $69.99.
Best Deal: Up to 30% off Christopher Knight Outdoor Furniture – looking for some patio tables/chairs and a cute egg chair!
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This post is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cold and flu season is upon us and the Coronavirus pandemic continues to surge. Typically, the peak of it happens during the coldest of winter months December-January, right around the holidays. As a nurse and mom, I’m sharing some things you can do to keep your kids and your family healthy.
How to keep your kids healthy during cold and flu season
- Get your flu shot! And any other vaccines your children may need. With the pandemic, us parents are stretched thin. Working from home, homeschooling, maybe you’re caring for elderly parents and with that, many kids have fallen behind on their preventative care and vaccinations. Or you may be afraid to take your kids to the doctors out of fear that may contact COVID-19. I know I myself have been trying to limit their exposure everywhere I can. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that keeping up with your child’s immunization schedule and preventative care is one of the easiest ways you can keep them healthy. Trust your pediatrician’s office to have safety measures and precautions in place to help prevent the spread of any viruses or disease. I encourage you to call your pediatrician to make sure your children are up to date or caught up on all of their routine immunizations. For more information visit https://bit.ly/HealthyChildrenAAP.
- Remind your kids to practice frequent handwashing, cover their mouth when sneezing/coughing and avoid touching their face. Germs are spread by touching surfaces that are contaminated and then touching your face, or coughing/sneezing and then touching another object. Instill in your children washing their hands after going to the bathroom and before meals. Have them wash with soap and water for 20 seconds. Make it fun and choose their favorite song and have them sing it while they wash their hands.
- Maintain a healthy diet and move your body often – This may sound simple and like something you already know but during the holiday season I think this gets forgotten. Eat your fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and take your vitamins. Teach your children to fill their plate with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables as they contain the healthiest nutrients for your immune system. And if they fill up on healthy foods, they’re less likely to binge on the unhealthy stuff like sweets and treats. Make it a point to exercise for 20 minutes a day, whether it be walking, biking, dancing or just playing outside. Exercise has been shown to keep inflammation at bay and promotes circulation of the blood, including white blood cells which are your body’s defense against germs and disease.
- Stay well rested – The holidays are a busy time of year with getting together with friends and family, and no one wants to miss out. I know I get FOMO. But if you’re feeling under the weather, stay home. If you feel tired, listen to your body and rest. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night to keep your resistance up and help you fight off any infection.
- Limit stress – I know, easier said than done, especially during a pandemic. But research shows that stress and constant release of the hormone Cortisol weakens your immune system. Make it a point to take care of your mental health. Find one thing that you enjoy and do it for yourself each day whether it be having a cup of coffee in peace while everyone else sleeps or partaking in your favorite hobby.
Hoping you and your family stay healthy this cold and flu season! And if you haven’t already, call your children’s pediatricians to ensure they are up to date on their vaccines and well care!
Having a beautifully set table just makes a meal that much more special. And what meal is more special than Thanksgiving? I’m showing you how I made this simple Thanksgiving place setting for your guests. It’s mostly free, and you can put it together very easily, even if you’re someone who isn’t super crafty.
I like going with a neutral, warm color palette with mostly whites, tans, oranges, and browns. Add some fresh greenery down the middle of the table and a few candles throughout to add a glow.
And be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for more Thanksgiving ideas!
Simple Thanksgiving Place Setting Idea
You will need:
- Leaves (1 for each guest or place setting)
- Gold push pins
- Gold pen
- Paper or cardstock
Start by writing each of your guests names on a separate piece of paper or cardstock.
Take each name and use a push pin to push through the leaf.
Gather your linens in the middle and tie with a piece of twine. Place on top of each dish and place each leaf on top.
Effortless and adds just the right touch I think!
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A little late but here are your top purchases of October!
As always, everything is linked for your shopping pleasure 🙂
Cardigan – This has been the top seller for the 3rd month in a row!!! In for good reason, super soft and cozy!
Bogs – These are the only boots we get for the kids. They’re great for rain and snow and the handles makes it easy for them to take on and off.
Frother – this has been lifechanging. Come see my favorite coffee recipe!
Pillow covers – These are my favorite pillow covers on Amazon. Very versatile and easy to clean.
Tula Time to Treat Kit – Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for additional savings!