Exploring Better Home Air Quality with Holmes® Smart Air Purifier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes Products. All opinions are 100% mine.


Aside from the usual holiday posts, this fall I’ve been sharing some tips for health and wellness, including some tips to improve your home environment for health purposes.

Last month I gave some tips for cleaning and sanitizing various areas and items of your home in order to kill germs and eliminate dust and allergens.

I take a particular interest in the air quality of home for a number of reasons.  I personally have the minor, occasionally allergy troubles, but my husband suffers from allergies almost daily.

 I also think a lot about air quality, because we live in kind of an older house.  Occasionally we might notice sort of a stale smell in the house, so because of this, so I find myself cleaning a lot, and I worry about it.

And then I’m also a pet owner (1 dog, 2 cats), which means that we have both pet fur, litter dust, and he potential for odors.


If you’re like me and have any of these situations in your home, you should consider getting an air purifier to help with your air quality.

The Holmes® Smart Air Purifier makes monitoring your air quality very easy. It features WeMo technology which allows you to change the settings from anywhere, using your smart phone app.

With the app, you can check your air quality, turn on your purifiers, change the settings, including the timer, fan speeds, and ionizer, from anywhere.  Check it out:

Given the circumstances I described above, I’ve had a couple of air purifiers, but I’d gladly trade those in for one of these.  The WeMo technology is such a great innovation.  I also love the ionizer feature; it uses negative ions, which bind with airborne smoke, dust & pollen to form larger particles that are easily captured.  And I love that the air purifier actually lets you know the air quality of the room, so you will know when you should run the purifier and what to set it on.


And last but not least, I love that you can use your app to find out if your air purifier needs mainenance or a new filter.  With our business schedule and everything we have going on, this features comes in great handy!

Go check out Holmes® Smart Air Purifiers for yourself and see if they are a good fit for your household.


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OPEN UP with Sudafed

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.

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The fall is my favorite season.  It’s such a fun and festive time, and I also enjoy the weather, the fashion, and the decor, but the fall and winter seasons can be the worst when it comes to sinus pain and pressure!  There’s the coughing, the stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, and headache pain.

Do you suffer from allergies or frequent colds?  What is your most bothersome symptom?

For me personally, the thing I hate worse about cold and allergy season is getting a stuffy nose.  It is so terrible not being able to breathe and constantly needing a tissue, and it is even worse at bed time when you are trying to sleep and cannot breathe.  I try to use medicine such as Sudafed, and I prop myself up with pillows and try to breathe through my mouth, but it can still be very bothersome.

And the other thing I hate is the headaches that can accompany sinus pressure.  I already suffer from frequent migraines, and so sinus pressure can easily bring on a pounding headache for me, which makes it even more difficult to sleep or get any work done during the day.

Check out the infographic below to see what sinus sufferers had to say about their sinus troubles.

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Sudafed cares about allergy and cold sufferers and wants to know what you think. Sudafed invites you to join the discussion about Sinus Pressure and Pain on their Facebook Page.  How does sinus trouble make you feel?  How do you find relief?  Go over and like their page to share your thoughts and find out what others are saying.

While I was there I found a few useful tips such as taking a hot shower, placing a hot towel on your head, and keeping a humidifier in your room.

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While you are there you can also “open up” about how sinus pain and pressure makes you feel with Sudafed’s OPEN UP™ App.  Using the app, you can create a picture of how colds and allergies make you feel, and then you will get a money saving coupon for Sudafed!

Here’s a screen shot of the picture I created:

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Check out your local retailers for Sudafed products for children and adults and “open up” your sinuses this fall.


Sudafed knows that suffering from sinus pressure and pain can leave individuals feeling crushed, beat down, congested and even squeezed, desperately looking for a way to OPEN UP. Serious sinus sufferers are invited to creatively share how their sinus pain and pressure looks and feels to them by using Sudafed’s OPEN UP™ application on Facebook.

Then, beginning on December 2, the Sudafed Facebook community will vote for one of five finalist sketches that best illustrates the pains of sinus pressure. The winner will receive $5,000 and a chance to have their work included in a Sudafed advertising campaign. For more information, visit the Sudafed Facebook page

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.

Easy Breathing with Arm & Hammer

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With the coming fall season, comes cold, flu, and yes— allergies!  (Although quite honestly, around my house allergies can attack at any time! They don’t need a season!)

Today I’m teaming up with Arm & Hammer to share a couple of their products that can help you fight allergies.  As part of the Arm & Hammer Influencer Network, my kitty cats and I received an Easy Breathing with Arm & Hammer package.

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