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Keep a Humidifier Handy In Your Home ( Momimhar posted on January 9th, 2017 )

It is always during the fall and winter seasons when allergies hit my household.  I know it is normal but I admit it is very irritable.  What should we do to reduce or perhaps prevent allergies and sickness from getting worse? Stock up allergy medicines in our medicine cabinets, exercise more weekly, eat more vegetables and fruits, drink lots of water daily, and get a lot of rest whenever there’s a chance.  These are very helpful.  But winter time is not very friendly when it comes to health issues.  This is the time we get struck with common respiratory sickness like cough and colds.

Air-conditioning sometimes doesn’t help on this depending on the level of humidity inside our homes.  I am glad that the use of a humidifier can help balance the humidity level in the house.  The very first humidifier my dear husband and I bought three years ago was an invisible mist humidifier.  A couple of things I didn’t like about that one were buying filters and loud sound in the room.

I am thankful that Influenster has given me the opportunity to try Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier for free.  It was one of the amazing gifts I received in December 2016.  It came just in time because we needed a new humidifier in the house.  We haven’t had a cool mist humidifier before.

Humidifier Demineralization Cartridge (TWT500) to help prevent white dust.

Pros

Quiet operation

Easy Fill

Easy to clean

Lightweight

No filters needed

Requires demineralization cartridge (hard water)

Vapor pads slots

Cons

Bigger than the average-sized humidifiers

A little pricey

If you want a quiet humidifier and you don’t want to buy filters more often, I recommend Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier.  As for me and my household, this device is very helpful.  I have a child who is very sensitive to low humidity so I say this product is a keeper.

 

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  

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Categories: allergies, health, helpful tips, home, home remedies, humidifier, respiratory health

Winter In Texas – Snow Today ( Momimhar posted on January 6th, 2017 )

Collecting snow for a snowball.

We got a bit of snow this afternoon around 1:00 P.M. here in North Texas.  My darling daughter kept telling me since this Tuesday about the possibility of snow because her teacher said so.  I checked the weather forecast and it was clear all week and the freezing days are Thursday to Saturday.  I found no chance of  snow or rain whatsoever.

We lit up the fireplace yesterday because it’s freezing.

But when I was entering Walmart store to buy a pair of mittens for K close to one o’clock this afternoon, I saw flurries falling from the sky.  I thought it won’t last long.  As soon as I got home, the flurries turned into snow.  So when my darling daughter arrived from school,  we put on our winter coats, winter boots, and mittens then went outside and play in the snow.

Snow covering the weeds in the flower beds.

The water in the bird bath got frozen.

Throwing snow at me. 🙂

You know children are naturally curious individuals.  They always check on little things wherever they go, and whatever they do they will always ask  questions.  And we should be keen and ready to answer their inquiries.  One of the things that amazes them is snow.  What is snow made of? Why does it snow?  We know that snow is composed of snowflakes.  So K was checking the snow and saw snowflakes formation.  She said to me,

“Mommy, snowflakes have different shapes right?

“Yes,” I said.

Naturally formed snowflakes differ from one another through happenstance of formation. (Wikipedia.org)

She found two and pointed at them so I can see.  I won’t even see them immediately, those tiny little snowflakes on the plastic chair. 🙂

Two tiny snowflakes. K’s pointing at one of them.

We had fun playing in the snow.  K’s most favorite thing was when she found two beautiful snowflakes.

K’s outerwear – Hawke & Co. Outfitters (birthday gift from dear friend)

Boots – Crocs (gift from Na-Na and Paw-Paw)

Panda hat (from Na-Na)

Mittens – Faded Glory

Jeans/Pants – Gymboree

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Categories: fireplace, home, indoor outdoor activities, kids, snow, Texas, winter

Just What I Need This Winter Season #VicksHumidifer #Influenster ( Momimhar posted on December 27th, 2016 )

I am so thankful to receive the Vicks EasyFill Humidifier complimentary from Vicks via Influenster.  This is a great seasonal gift I received for Christmas. Thank you so much.

The Vicks EasyFill Humidier package has arrived. Thanks, Influenster.

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Categories: health, home, household products, Influenster, respiratory health, wellness, winter

Merry Christmas to You and Yours #Christmas2016 ( Momimhar posted on December 24th, 2016 )

Have yourself a Merry Christmas.

It’s amazing how time flies these days.  It’s Christmas time again. Are you traveling to see family and friends and spend time with them this holiday season? Or, are you staying home and host a big Christmas Party? Whichever it is, I bet it’s going be a wonderful event for everyone.

As for me and my family, we are celebrating Christmas Day at my parents-in-law’s home in Tyler.  While making this post, my dear husband is currently prepping the brisket to put in the oven in a few for tomorrow’s Christmas Day dinner.

This Christmas Eve, we attended the church service at 6:00 P.M.  When we got home after church and had dinner, we started the party.  The children could not wait to open their Christmas presents.  So after dinner, we head on and started the Christmas Party. They started opening gifts from the youngest kid to the oldest.  Boy, they were so excited and anxious!

Opening Christmas presents.

So, the young ones had a great time opening their presents.  I think everybody loved the stuff they got from the family.  K was so excited to see if Santa will give her nice gifts for Christmas.  We brought the reindeer food she received from the class Christmas Party at school since we’re at the grandparents’ house.  We had to make sure Santa will stop by and drop off her presents.  🙂 Na-Na helped her scatter the reindeer food in the backyard.  (FYI: Reindeer food is a mixture of oatmeal and glitters or sparkles.)

After the kids’ unwrapping presents, it was adults turn to open gifts and play the White Elephant Gift Exchange. We missed my brother-in-law and his wife in this year’s family Christmas Party because they’re both sick.  Nephew M is in Florida and niece M and her family will be coming over tomorrow, Christmas Day.

It was a fun evening. So thankful for family, love, time, and the blessings we received all year.

Spreading Christmas Cheer To All ( Momimhar posted on December 10th, 2016 )

Happy Holidays, everyone!  How are you doing?  Are you starting to relax now from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and decorating? Whether you are hosting a party or not, it feels nice to see our homes all decked up for the Holidays.

Speaking about shopping, I tried very hard not to spend too much on home decorations this year.  I had so much Christmas decorations from the past 8 years, and honestly I am not ready to get rid of them. Anyway, I would like to share some holiday cheer from my home to yours.  I am not very good at home decorating but I did my best. 🙂

Big flower arrangement by the entry way.

Now this big flower arrangement was quite expensive because it was priced $20 at a local garage sale. I bargained for half the price but the seller’s lowest price was $15.  I bought it anyway because I really, really liked it.  It looked taller on the round oriental vase.

 

Christmas table runner and poinsettia placemats

Do you enjoy decorating for the Holidays? I do.  As soon as the stores put their Holiday decorations on discounted sale, my family, friends and I buy whatever we can find that we like.  Most of my Christmas decorations and pieces were more than 5 years old.  These poinsettia placemats were given to me by my mother-in-law.  Aren’t they pretty?  The table runner was from Ross.

The centerpieces were bought from a on online local garage sale.

candle holder – $.50

crystal vase – $5

crystal candy dish – $3

colored balls and fillers – $2

Glass Christmas ball cardinal decor

 

Mesh Christmas wreath with cardinal bird and nest.

This mesh Christmas wreath was also given by my mother-in-law two years ago.  She won this at a raffle (door prize) at a Christmas Party with her group of friends.

I am so feeling festive now. I love Christmas season. How about you?

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