7 things on Sunday: ways to pass the time while home sick

Since I’ve been sick for the past three weeks with a pretty bad case of pneumonia, I thought I would list seven ways to pass the time while home sick.

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1. Movies! Thank goodness we have the Xfinity X1 Platform with On Demand, it literally has thousands of movies to chose from.

2. Sleep. And lot’s of it.

3. Read. If you can! I started a book this week, but then the infection moved into my eyes. Making it hard for me to continue.

4. The internet. Thanks to email and Facebook, I still felt somewhat connected to the outside world while spending days upon days without leaving the house, or even my bed.

5. Planning. Laying in bed, not being able to work gave me some time to set a few goals. It also gave me time to plan a few steps in how to reach them.

6. Organize and clean out files. Just like house work without the physical strain, computer or even phone files need to be cleaned every now and then. If you’re like me it’s hard to find the time.

7. Snuggle. This is a favorite of mine. Our Basset Hound Roxy is a pro at snuggling. Our two cats aren’t too shabby either. When they want to that is.

How about you? Have something to add to my list? How do you pass the time while home sick?

Target Pharmacy makes my life easier with the Healthful Pharmacy App & Target e-GiftCard giveaway #TargetSponsored

Being a busy working mom, I often have to rely on an impressive bag of tricks to help juggle daily activities and all the little things that keep my family moving. We have very little time for getting sick around here. Yet- it happens, that’s for sure! When it does happen, one of my “impressive tricks” is Target Pharmacy. Whether in store, online, or via mobile Target Pharmacy really helps the pharmacy experience stay easy and enjoyable for our whole family.

The Healthful Pharmacy App is a big plus for this mom! If you haven’t tried it, you really need to. This app brings Target Pharmacy right to your fingertips, making it convenient for you to manage all of your Target Pharmacy needs. The interface is super easy to maneuver and use. I recently used the app to search our daughter’s prescription history and request a refill within minutes. I was also able to see that we’re really close to our next Target Pharmacy Rewards . Yay! All while sitting in a very loud room full of kids. The best part – the script was ready when I arrived to pick it up. No waiting. I like that.

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Target Healthful App features:

  • Transfer your prescription with our one-click transfer by photo
  • Easy prescription refills
  • Sign up and track your Pharmacy Rewards credits
  • View prescription history
  • Set up notifications/reminders to take your medications

Some other great Target Pharmacy features that makes my life easier are $4 Generic Prescriptions , on the spot Vaccinations , and the all important for our girls Free Medicine Flavoring . I also like that Target Accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare Part D, making it convenient for me to fill and pick up for my parents too.

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New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants @ Meijer

The holidays are such a busy time. The shopping lists and the to-do lists seem to go over for miles. Let’s not forget the parties. I know our calender is pretty much full of events now, through the new year. We all like to look nice while celebrating with family and friends during the holiday season. The one thing we don’t have time to think about is our deodorant failing. That can sure ruin a good outfit. Meijer recently sent my family the below pack of new Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants to review here on Five Dollar Shake.

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants

Having three women and two men in the house, all five of these sprays have been put to the test!

Dove Dry Spray
Being a fan of Dove products, I was eager to try this one out myself. I should point out that I have never been a fan of spray deodorant in the past. The Dove spray goes on cold, but feels dry. It has a very nice scent, and it kept me feeling clean and dry- for just over half my day. Sadly, it just didn’t give me the protection I need to last from morning to night.

Degree MotionSense Dry Spray
My daughter and I both tried this one. We both agree that this spray went on wet, and stayed wet for too long. The scent (fresh energy) was also a bit strong in our opinion. I think we both used it twice, and decided it’s just not for us. Having a desk job, I don’t feel I was able to put this product to a real test. This spray might be better suited for an athlete.


Men Degreee Motionsense Dry Spray, Dove Men + Care Dry Spray, AXE White Label Dry Spray

Even though I believe both men used all three of these, I was given a pretty general review on them. They all three work. Though the Degreee Motionsense Dry Spray did not offer as much protection as the other two. I was also told that the AXE White Label Dry Spray has a great scent, but it was bit over powering at times. Clearly Dove Men + Care Dry Spray is the winner here!

Learn more about these innovative new anti-perspirant sprays at www.Meijer.com/dryspray and shop for new Dove, Degree, and Axe® Dry Sprays in the deodorant and antiperspirant aisle at your local Meijer store.

FTC Disclosure: Free products and compensation was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest.

Free Eat Like an Animal Cookbook & $100 Door to Door Organics #Giveaway #EatLikeAnAnimal #ReZoopie #DetroitZoo

We are super excited to hear that Detroit Zoological Society and Door to Door Organics have teamed up to create a fun, colorful ReZoopie® cookbook to help families tempt tehir kids into eating healthy fruits and vegetables, just like their favorite zoo animals.

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You can view and/or print the ReZoopie® cookbook for free using this link: http://bit.ly/eatlikeananimalMI2!
Courtesy of The Detroit Zoo.

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Join MAM & Shot@Life for Giving Tuesday 12/2/14 #GivingTuesday #MAMBABY @ShotAtLife

As part of MAM’s continued efforts to give back to their local and global communities, MAM USA is donating $25,000 to the U.N. Foundation’s Shot@Life organization which provides life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries.

What’s more important than Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Giving Tuesday!

December 2, 2014 is marked #GivingTuesday – a day of giving. This global day inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

This #GivingTuesday, MAM (@mambaby) – a global leader in pacifiers, baby bottles and infant oral development products – is supporting Shot@Life. Their generous donation of $25,000 will help provide thousands of pneumonia vaccines to children in need around the world. Learn more how you can help MAM give children everywhere a shot at a healthy life by visiting this link!

Every year pneumonia kills an estimated 1.1 million children under the age of five. This disease hits hardest in communities weakened by poverty. Malnutrition and undernourishment leave babies without the ability to fight infection. Let’s work together to see this change!

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Winter home maintenance with Filtrete Filters #HealthierHome

Just like spring cleaning, my husband and I have a winter home maintenance routine that we like to follow every year. Things, like draining and removing our outside hose, putting our storm windows in place, swapping out our seasonal clothing, and putting in a fresh Filtrete Healthy Living furnace filter. It all helps keep our family comfortable during the cold winter months.

This time of year also brings cold and flu season. Using a Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter (MPR 1900) helps to capture microscopic particles that can carry airborne bacteria and viruses in your home. So it’s also a simple step in keeping our family healthy.

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Regularly changing your furnace filter is also one major way to help your system run efficiently, because a dirty filter slows down airflow and makes the system work harder.

We have been using Filtrete filters for years, it’s a name we trust, and quality we rely on.

Made of the highest quality materials, it’s no surprise that Filtrete filters have been helping families breathe cleaner air, inside millions of homes for over 25 years.

Get to know Filtrete! Visit the Filtrete website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @Filtrete .

Register to receive seasonal e-newsletters featuring special offers, filter change reminders, better home living tips and more at www.Filtrete.com.

I am a proud 3M-sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and honest.

Thankful for Migraine Relief with Ausanil #sweeps

Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season and for most of us, that means living and laughing with loved ones. But, let’s get real, the holidays can also mean increased stress levels. For millions of migraine sufferers (myself included), that increased stress along with changes in routine and eating habits, can mean more migraines.

If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone! The maker of non-prescription, homeopathic Ausanil® Nasal Spray for rapid relief of severe headaches and migraines understand that the holidays are just around the corner, and are ready to help those who suffer from migraines get through them pain-free.

Looking for things to be thankful for this year? It’s hard to imagine enjoying all that comes along with the holiday season while battling a painful migraine. The unbearable pain, that often disrupts everyday life simply leaves no room for it.

That’s why I’m thankful for Rapid Migraine Relief. Without migraine pain, I can enjoy all that the holidays have to bring.

Even though I know that Ausanil has my back against the worst migraines, the best thing to do is to try to avoid them all together. Part of doing that is to mange the triggers. It’s easy to forget during the busy holiday season.

Three things to avoid to help manage migraines:

1. Caffeinated beverages. Research shows that an excessive amounts (more than 2 cups a day) of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee, or cola can be a major migraine trigger.

2. Chewing gum. A nice stick of gum can be a refreshing way to cleanse your palette, but can it also be a minty fresh ticket to a painful migraine headache? Research shows this may just be the case.

3. Stress. The most common migraine trigger is stress. Migraine sufferers are thought to be highly responsive emotionally. Anxiety, worry, shock, and sadness can all release certain brain chemicals that lead to a migraine headache.

“If sufferers don’t work to better manage their migraines during the holidays by keeping a regular routine, getting enough sleep, watching what they eat, and staying prepared with their medication(s), it’s possible they’ll miss out on memorable moments with their loved ones during the most joy-filled times of the year.” – ausanil.com

Don’t miss the #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry Sweepstakes!

Enter by Completing the following statement and share via Twitter or Facebook and include the hashtag #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry and @Ausanil.

“I’m thankful for rapid migraine relief b/c I can _________.
(e.g., take a road trip to visit loved ones, watch holiday movies with my kids, etc.)

Visit the official sweeps website for complete rules and also how to enter by email.

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“This holiday season, I am thankful for rapid migraine relief because I can enjoy taking my kids to see Santa”.

Lear more about Ausanil in the December 2014 issue of SHAPE!

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This post is sponsored by the maker of Ausanil® severe headache and migraine nasal spray. I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are still honest and my own.

Target Pharmacy, a better Pharmacy Experience #TargetSponsored #Giveaway

Last year my family made the decision to start using Target Pharmacy, and I’m excited to share that we couldn’t be happier. Still feeling completely satisfied, we fill all of our monthly, new and even pet scripts while we shop one of our favorite stores.

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Haven’t tried Target Pharmacy? Now’s the perfect time! New Pharmacy guest, fill your first script and sign up for Pharmacy rewards and you’ll get 5% off a day of shopping!

Target Pharmacy makes the pharmacy experience simple and enjoyable for everyone and they offer great value with hundreds of $4 generics. Which can be a real savings!
You wont believe how fast and easy it is to Flip the Script! You can transfer to a Target Pharmacy in-store, online or even from your phone in just minutes.

Target Pharmacy Rewards

  • Fill five prescriptions & get 5% off a day of shopping.
  • Earn rewards faster by filling pet prescriptions, getting vaccinations such as the flu shot and adding all family members to one account.

More than just rewards Target Pharmacy has shown me the best in customer service. I love that I can shop while I wait, receiving a text alert when my script is ready. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather gather needed items from around the store than sit and wait for my name to be called.

Just recently I was able to gather tissues, soup, and even new warm pj’s for our daughter in a matter of just a few minutes. I love a one-stop shop when kids are sick.

We also appreciate the Free Medicine Flavorings , and a whopping 19 flavors to choose from! We have some picky little girls in our family, and this really helps.

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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Please visit Target.com/Pharmacy for restrictions and see your pharmacist for details. #sponsored