My Choice Monday

Under & Over The Weather

Monday

Happy Monday Y’all,

I don’t know where you might happen to be if you’re reading this post, but if you’re in or around the Atlanta area, you just might be over this weather we’re having! RAIN. Enough is enough! Typically, I don’t mind too much…as long as a fireplace, a blanket, a good book, my husband and a pup or two are available…but not only am I over this weather, I am currently under it, too.

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This is a current, real-time view. I cannot stand being sick and at the office. Boo-hiss. If this continues, I will be staying home by my lonesome tomorrow for sure!

In the meantime, I have several ‘go-to’ remedies that are necessities in our house when a sinus infection creeps in:

  • Homemade Vicks Shower Tabs
via blommi.com
  • All-Natural Pineapple Cough Syrup
via. theviewfromgreatisland.com
This + REAL Sudafed, and a Hot Green Tea with Honey!
And last but not least…THIS little gem!

What are your go-to remedies for feeling better fast when you get sick? I’d love to hear what works for you!

Achooo!!!

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What's Up Wednesday

Pilgrims & Pillow Fights

wordless wednesday

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Y’all!

Today, you should be very thankful because I come bearing few words! 🙂 On this day before Turkey Day, we are sharing some pictures of what we have been up to.

If you read yesterday’s post, you know we traveled to Plymouth, Massachusetts to really get into the spirit of Thanksgiving. Not only were we able to see Plymouth Rock & the Mayflower II, we also ventured upon the National Monument to Our Forefathers – which was absolutely breathtaking:

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It was a stark reminder, through everything going on in our country today, of the principles our great nation was actually founded upon…

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We had a lot of fun, and I strongly recommend visiting Plymouth, MA!

Remember us telling you we had a Youth Ministry Lock-In a few weeks ago? Well, we finally recovered enough from the night of NO sleep to share the photos:

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Well, we are settling in for the day… A Nor’Easter is heading through and it has been SNOWING all day!

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snugglesFrom our little family (minus Craig who is behind the camera, and Miss Daisy who is most likely under the bed snoozing) to yours, Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

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Food For Thought Friday

Hope

Friday2Happy Friday From The Arctic Circle Georgia!

Things are finally beginning to warm up to a normal 50 degree winter around here and the snow and ice are starting to melt! What a nice little respite we have enjoyed the past few days – bring on the weekend!

Today’s post is short, but powerful. A friend of ours from the blogging world reminded me of verse today:

I know Craig & I can rally around this verse, and I know of a few others dear to us who can benefit today, as well.

Hope. We give it to our government, to our friends, to our family, to our G-Mail Inboxes… Let’s find HOPE today in the Holy Spirit.

Have a great weekend everyone!

XOXO,
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My Choice Monday

Cure For The (All Too) Common Cold

MondayGood Morning and Happy Monday!

I may sneeze my way into 2014 the way things are looking right now, and since I’ve had more than a few people acknowledge they’re suffering the same illness, we decided that today’s “My Choice Monday” should be about cold remedies!

1. The Neti Pot

I’ll have to admit, when Craig and I first tried this, we were both a little bit nervous…Intentionally putting water in your nose…Well, that’s just a tad nerve-wracking. However, we were faced with the necessity of having to do SOMETHING prior to boarding the long flight to Rome, Italy earlier this year, and to avoid eardrum-popping madness, we would have done just about anything. This turned out to be step #1 to freedom!

2. Comtrex Day & Night

Folks, this stuff is wonderful. I have been dealing with each and every one of these symptoms and this is the only over-the-counter medicine that really helps! Plus, it’s convenient to buy one box and have both daytime and nighttime relief!

3. Aura Cacia Peppermint Shower Tablets

I don’t know about you, but one of the things that seems to help the most when I’m really congested is a hot, steamy shower! Add a peppermint tablet to that steam-filled bliss and you’re on your way to congestion recovery!

I also found a DIY option that I think would work marvelously – I just haven’t been able to locate one of the ingredients in a brick and mortar store (Kind of essential when you have a cold now!). Maybe you’ll have more luck? You can see for yourself here, at the blog Rebekah’s Corner. If you have any clue where to find Menthol Crystals, let me know! We would love to try making these!

Hopefully, you won’t be celebrating this New Year’s Eve like this member of the Newlywed Lefebvres – but if you are, try these recommendations to banish your cold before 2014!

Until Tomorrow…

Lots of Love,
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