Welcome to the inaugural post of Friday Favorites! I find that it’s the little things in life that really make a big difference, so I’ve decided to start sharing the little things, from my life, that make life easier/smoother/faster or just better overall.
In honor of the fact that I’m FINALLY on the mend from this week’s doozy of a head cold, I’ve decided to share my go-to items for soothing all those horrible head cold symptoms.
Friday Favorites – Head Cold Edition
Clockwise from upper left:
OXO Good Grips Kettle – I am a huge, HUGE coffee lover, but I love my coffee with a lot of milk. And when I’m sick and phlemey, the last thing I want is a steaming cup of milk. When I’m sick, I drink tea, almost exclusively. A kettle is a must for day-long tea drinking and this gorgeous combination of design and function is my best friend. There are a million objects that can hold and boil water—hell, a paper cup in an open fire can even do it (camping science experiments FTW! Thanks dad!) but it never hurts to have a little piece of art on your stovetop.
TAZO Awake Tea – My absolute favorite black tea. I’ve tried lots and lots of black teas, and honestly, there aren’t any really bad teas out there, but this one stands out above the rest for flavor. It’s bold and rich and smooth—like drinking coffee, but without the coffee part. When I’m sick, I need all the energy I can get to keep up with my girls and this tea keeps me going!
Neosporin Overnight Renewal Lip Therapy – Hey guys. Are you listening? This stuff will CHANGE YOUR LIPS FOREVER! It’s amazing. Matt and I both used to be constant lip balm carriers (this stuff was/is our favorite). We each had a tube and carried it at all times. We were going through two tubes per month! I randomly came across this Overnight Renewal Lip Therapy in our local Fred Meyer and decided to give it a try. Within days my lips were healthier and more moist than ever before. Matt and I both use this before bed and I cant remember the last time I bought a tube of lip balm for daytime use. THIS STUFF IS GOOD! Well worth the $4 price tag. A stuffy nose makes me a mouth breather which means I’m applying lip balm more than usual, so maybe two or three times a day during sick days. I also use it on my nose to protect against chapping from all the wiping. Works wonders!
Puffs Plus Lotion tissues – Best tissues on the market, in my humble opinion. So soft. SO SOFT! Even after an entire day of nose blowing, these tissues still feel soft on my tender red nose. Plus check out the super cute box patterns! Worth the $$ y’all!
I sincerely hope that you are past the cold and flu season but incase a late little bug decides to rear its ugly head, may you find comfort in some hot tea, moist lips and soft tissues.