Holiday Preparations and New Year plans

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The Christmas shopping is complete and I’ve wrapped all my presents…of course I did manage to forget some key elements to my Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow.. but at least I did the most tedious stuff.

I love the Christmas holidays, despite some mixed emotions with the kids playing video games and listening to music at a nightclub level.  I love decorating and making my tree as filled with eye candy as well as real candy.  I did manage to miss my Aunt’s annual Christmas dinner.  It kind of sucked but I’ve been fighting an awful cough and fever as well as taking care of my lil 2 year old with his cold.  It’s been 24/7 Children’s Advil and Adult Advil dosages for me and the little one.  I really hope he, at least, gets better for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to enjoy his presents.

Spending some forced sick time in bed, I managed to think about my goals for the upcoming new year.  I definitely need to see my twin in Texas and I’ve been thinking very seriously about searching for a new family member…

I’ll fill you in when I finally decide. 😉

I hope everyone else is having a great Holiday and that we all remember our fellow peeps who struggle around this time of year.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Much love to you all 🙂

SS

Humidifiers and winterizing your nest

Winter is in full effect and with that comes the added bonus of colds, viruses and flus, the winter months freak me out!  I can’t just open a window and let fresh air in without freezing my toes off which is a total bummer.  Winter has done its job at putting all the trees and plants in hibernation and has forced me to fire up my furnace.  Now that the dry heat is circulating throughout the house I knew it would cause problems with my kids.  My furnace has a humidifier attachment, but it needs to be replaced so, my alternative was to go out and find me a new humidifier.

I went to Walmart and found the humidifier display in the Household department and there were a ton to choose from.  Prices ranged from $20-$169.  I chose the Sunbeam Warm Mist Filter Free Humidifier:

Sunbeam Humidifier

 

It has 2 settings (low to high humidity)and an “off” option; a small medicine tray by the vent; a clear water container; it can run all night and day; and it has no filter!

I have owned a few humidifiers over the years and I can honestly say I am in an extreme dislike for humidifiers with filters!  They just end up so gross and there’s so much maintenance and cleaning with that extra step.  Being a mom of 6, I don’t want to have to run to the store to constantly replace the filter… it’s just something I’m not into, so the no filter option was a major selling point to me.  My 2 year old had a fever and a dry cough around the same time I bought the humidifier and I am proud to report he’s been having some great sleeps at night and is finally over his cold.

If you’re in need of a good simple humidifier try this one out.  It was $34.96CAD at Walmart which is nice on the budget, has a great output and is surprisingly quiet.

On that note, I’m off to do some Christmas shopping… 😀

I hope you are all having a fabulous day!

SS

 

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