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What’s on your bucket list for the holiday season?
It can be difficult to keep my family healthy during the busy holiday season and we don’t want to let a cold or the flu hold us back from checking off everything on our bucket list. There are too many places to go and things to do to let an illness spoil our plans. Apple picking, skiing, baking Christmas cookies with Grandma, and road tripping to Florida is at the top of our list. Hopefully, our bucket list provides some inspiration as you create your own. Make your bucket list and don’t forget to check it twice!
Take a minute to quickly write down 5 things you want to experience this holiday season. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Well, it can be if you want. Visiting Christmas markets in Europe or skiing in Aspen would be awesome experiences and could totally go on the list, but you don’t have to think that big. My bucket list is all about creating memories with my family.
We were able to check off apple picking from our list in mid-November. We took a short road trip to Charlottesville, VA and picked 14 lbs of apples! That was a bit more than intended, but it was a fun experience for the entire family. Lucy is super excited for us to make homemade applesauce together. We turned our apple picking trip into a weekend getaway and also visited Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. While it wasn’t originally on my bucket list for this season, visiting the homes of some of our former Presidents is something I’ve wanted to do with the kids. It’s important to bring American history out of the books and give kids firsthand knowledge of the lessons they learn in the classroom.
Skiing is on our bucket list this year and while Aspen, Vail, and Lake Tahoe would really kick the experience up a notch, we’ll be sticking closer to home and taking the kids to Wintergreen or Massanutten. I’m having to work shorter trips into our hectic schedules this year.
I’ve had a long tradition of baking Christmas cookies with my mom, and once Lucy was a couple years old, she joined in the fun. Each year we would get together for a marathon baking session. This is our first Christmas back in the USA in 4 years, so I’m looking forward to starting the tradition up again. We always bake chocolate chip cookies, snowballs, fudge, and many more cookie varieties, then try to keep everyone from eating them all before Christmas Day.
This year, we’re hoping to road trip down to Florida as well. We love to visit the Gulf Coast, but I’m thinking the kids would enjoy visiting Key West for the first time. We typically stop over for a night in Savannah, GA as it’s a great halfway point. This year we may even add in a visit to Derrick’s Grandparents. Their house is like a museum, showcasing decades of travel.
That’s all for our holiday season bucket list. If you had trouble coming up with ideas, hopefully, our list provided some inspiration. And since I don’t want a cold, cough or the flu to keep us from checking off everything on our list, this year we’ve stocked up at Kroger with sick season essentials like Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Abreva®Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment, Breathe®Right Extra Clear Nasal Strips, and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM. These are our absolute must-haves for not only surviving the holidays but enjoying them as well and Kroger is a destination for all of our cold and flu needs.
Remember, Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time.
Derrick had a bit of a stuffy nose on our apple picking trip, so I gave him Breathe Right® Nasal Strips. It was easy-to-apply and helped us all sleep better in the hotel room. With Breathe Right®, you can Breathe Better, Sleep Better, & Feel Better. Get instant nasal congestion relief that’s drug-free.
To help keep away the germs, Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes are a must-have in every room. I use them on hard non-porous surfaces and regularly wipe down the surfaces that get touched the most such as door handles and light switches. Plus I wipe away 99.9% of the most common allergens!*
Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment is easy to apply and could heal your cold sore in 2 1/2 days**. That’s pretty fast treatment when there are so many holiday parties and experiences to share during the season! Theraflu offers powerful relief without a prescription.
Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold fits right in your routine. Compatible with most single-serve coffee makers, these fast-relieving pods work on even your severe symptoms. This is our first season trying the pods and I love how easy they are to use – Press. Sip. Relief.
New! Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM has the real honey you want, the powerful cough relief you need. Gluten Free. No Artificial Colors. True Source Certified Honey. With Robitussin Honey, you can fight your cough and help kick your symptoms to the curb. The liquid-strength of Robitussin Honey soothes on contact and provides cough relief for hours. We don’t want a cough to keep us off the slopes!
We all like to save money. It means more money for the travel fund, right? Here are the offers that you’ll want to print before heading to your local Kroger (or affiliate) store.
- $1 Off Any Theraflu Product (beginning on 12/9/18 through 1/26/19)
- $2 off Theraflu Power Pods, 12ct Powders, 40ct Caplets, and Syrups Twinpack (beginning on 12/9/18 through 1/26/19)
- $1.25 off Robitussin coupon through 1/4/19
So what’s on your bucket list for the season? Don’t let cold and flu season keep you down. Apple picking, skiing, baking Christmas cookies with Grandma, and road tripping to Florida are on our bucket list. I’ve stocked up at Kroger on all the essentials, so we’re ready to create lasting memories and get away from the hustle of the busy holiday season.
Theraflu-(c) 2018 the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
Abreva, Breathe Right, Robitussin – Use only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
*Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.
**When used at the first sign, median healing time was 4.1 days; 25% healed in 2.5 days