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Simple Yet Effective Home Remedies For Cough And Colds ( Momimhar posted on December 15th, 2017 )

I had a very busy week…’know why?  My darling daughter was sick for four days and I had to sub in a Kindergarten class today.

Sometimes, it is very depressing when our kids are sick.  We don’t get much sleep at night.  I myself keeps waking up checking my darling daughter’s temperature every couple of hours.  When she is coughing at night, I wake up also and try to soothe her coughing.  I feel restless.  I worry a lot.

Her congestion is not too bad this time, though.  I am relieved about that.  No severe nosebleeds either.  We are keeping ourselves as healthy as possible because of the flu season and I heard many cases of it this year.  Last winter was quite a challenge for us, health wise.

There are also absences at school due to sickness.  Teachers are getting the flu.  Some students go to school even though they are not feeling well.  They should rest at home for three days, at least, if they are coughing and running a fever.  I just feel bad hearing some kids coughing non-stop in the classroom.  🙁

Home remedies to soothe the cough and colds are not that difficult.  I always give my child freshly made lemonade or Calamansi juice daily.  At night, before going to bed, I rub Vicks Vapor Rub on her back.  I put a little amount of Petroleum Jelly in her nostrils and spray Saline Nasal Spray to keep her nose moisturized because she is prone to nosebleeds.  The linings in her nose are thin.  Our humidifier runs full blast overnight.  It helps keep the moisture in the air (humidity) in her bedroom.  My husband and I keep this routine every night diligently.  I think it is effective.

Benefits of Using Cowhide Rugs for Interior Décor ( Momimhar posted on June 1st, 2017 )

Cowhides are making a great comeback in the area of home décor. There is a contemporary form of cowhide that is currently the hottest trend in home décor at the moment. Despite the emergence of the new cowboy-chic design, the conventional cowhide decorations are still valuable and produce one of the finest décor designs. Cowhide décor and furniture as well as cowhide rugs form part of a beautiful interior design option for the modern homes. Here are some of the advantages you stand to enjoy for choosing to use a cowhide rug in your home décor.

Unique Designs

Cowhide rugs have the ability to add some interest in any home décor scheme or design. It is possible to find a cowhide rug that fits perfectly with your choice of design due to the different color variations and patterns available. They vary from zebra prints, fine mix of spots and a number of metallic choices that are available. These unique designs present in cowhide rugs gives you the flexibility to use them as wall hangings, floor coverings and sofa accents. Cowhide rugs are versatile and will fit into whatever style or design you will be trying to bring out. It is possible to either mix them or use a single unique rug that will create a great interest in your space.

Durability

A lot of people are usually concerned about the durability of the available high quality home décor pieces available in stores due to their children, pets or daily use. When you opt to use cowhide rugs for your decoration, you don’t need to worry about its durability. Cowhide rugs are made from natural soft fibers capable of withstanding several years of use. Cowhide rugs are easy to clean as they do not require time-consuming and expensive cleaning methods as simply shaking them is enough. In case of spills, an effortless spot-cleaning will do the trick. These cowhide rugs are a brilliant idea as they can withstand even the heaviest foot traffic in your home.

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Safe for Use in Home Decoration

People living with various allergies are particularly choosy when it comes to home interior décor materials as animal products are likely to bring them nightmares due to high amounts of allergens. Cowhide rugs present the best choice ever for any person who wishes to decorate their home using animal products that will not bring about any form of allergens. Cowhide rugs are the best option since their natural fibers do not encourage the accumulation of dust that triggers their allergies. The tanning process that the cowhide rugs are taken through in order to protect and preserve them does not allow any allergens to be trapped on its pores. It does not also support the growth of bacteria or mold.

Final Words

When you are decorating your home or upgrading it, you can never go wrong with a cowhide rug. It will add the perfect aspects of comfort, practicality and style to any space. Cowhide rugs will greatly arouse the interest of anybody who visits your home. It offers you with a more attractive and cleaner alternative for home décor.

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Categories: home, home decor, home makeover, lifestyle, shopping

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

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