Seriously guys…how many of you just wanted to bail on work yesterday and stay in your jammies all day? The cold temps and all that rain had me so unmotivated. By the time 5:00 rolled around I raced to pick up Brax and could not get home fast enough. Once we were dressed down and settled in for the night we decided to have a movie night. Those are my favorite kind of nights. When everyone in the house is calm and cozy!
While I was laying there wrapped in my softest blanket, sipping on a steaming cup of hot chocolate, I could feel the congestion starting to build in my head. With cold and flu season upon us it is time to bust out all of our germ fighting defenses. Against my moms wishes I still use products like Lysol and Clorox to kill off germs. If it was up to my mom I would be a totally green household. She lives a very holistic lifestyle. It’s not that I don’t trust her way of life, but I feel more confident that the cold and flu germs are being killed if I use my usual products.


I have started to take her advice on infusing my home with essential oils. I will burned eucalyptus in one of my oil warmers last night. It is often used to help with congestion. I love the smell of Vicks Vapor Rub, so the smell of the eucalyptus is such a comforting aroma.

Even though I did enjoy the oil burning I still used Vicks on my chest.  When I woke up this morning I did feel much better, but my throat was a little sore so I’ve been sucking on cough drops all day. When I go home tonight I’m going to have to ask my mom what oils I should use to help with that as well. I don’t want the rest of my house to get sick so I plan on busting out the heavy artillery’s when I get home tonight. Unfortunately it’s one of my late nights so it will be well after 7:00 by the time I get home. Luckily my son likes to help me clean though. If you give my kiddo a broom he will sweep the entire house…including the toilet LOL!!! So while he is “cleaning” my floors I will disinfect.

Just curious…does anyone think that chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches are the best comfort foods when your sick with a cold? I also enjoy green tea with honey and a lemon cough drop. My mom used to always put a lemon flavored Halls cough drop in my tea when I was sick as a child and I will use this little trick on my kiddo someday as well. Thanks momma!!