Changing the air quality in our home with Holmes® Smart Air Purifier

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

There’s so many reasons that I worry about the air quality inside our home – between my our allergies, the family dog and the many different diseases that my son brings home from school all I want for is the air to be clean. I’m so excited that I got the opportunity to try the new Holmes® Smart Air Purifier because it truly is the best thing you could possible have in your home, silently doing its thing in the corner. Holmes® Smart Air Purifier I love that its sleek and black, and easily blends into the living room without being an eyesore. It’s a true HEPA Air Purifier and removes 99.97% of airborne allergens such as ragweed pollen, grass pollen, tree pollen, household dust, mold spores, dust mites, pet dander and smoke. When you live in Texas like me, an air purifier like this is going into the spring season is going to help ease the sniffles and sneezes we expect! Its certainly going to be a big help in keeping germs and infection at bay with a newborn joining our family in just a few weeks. Every new mom wants a sterile environment to bring baby home to! The best part about the the Holmes® Smart Air Purifier is the fact that its smart! Meaning, that you hook it up to your home’s wireless router and you can control it with your wireless device using the WeMo free app. It doesn’t get much better than that! Holmes® Smart Air Purifier Using my iPad, I downloaded the free WeMo app as shown in the manual (made for both apple and android) and followed the directions on the screen. Within minutes, I had the air purifier hooked up to my router and had the ability to control it using my wireless device. You can even put it on a schedule to make it behave exactly as you want!

Holmes® Smart Air Purifier

I’m totally sold on smart appliances like this for the home. I love that I can control it even when I am not there physically! How would YOU like to have one of these bad boys? Leave a comment below and tell me why you would love to have one. I will choose a winner next week.

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Brown sugar honey scrub DIY with Don Victor honeycomb honey PLUS a printable

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Today I’m sharing another easy gift you can make that’s both simple and cheap. All you need is brown sugar, baby oil, essential oil, jelly jars and honey. I didn’t use the regular run-of-the-mill honey either – I decided to use Don Victor because I wanted a special ingredient that would make the final product special as well. I love how in each jar of Don Victor honey, there is a honeycomb in there as well.

For me, It just adds a natural aspect to the whole honey experience. I guess I’m just not used to stuff like this!

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It has a rich, honey taste as well! But making something edible will be another day – today is all about making a cool DIY scrub.

Here’s what you need:

  • Don Victor Honey
  • Baby Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Essential oil fragrance of your choice
  • Jelly jars

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In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of baby oil, 1/2 cup of brown sugar & 1/4 cup of Don Victor honey. Add in 1 teaspoon of essential oil fragrance and mix well. Spoon it into the small jam jars and seal them.

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Last but not least, seal up the jar and tie on one of my printable labels on some card stock. The recipe above will yield about 3 small jars.

Download the free printable here

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Don’t expect to find this awesome stuff where all the other honey products are located. I found this particular brand tucked away among all the hispanic foods at Walmart.

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They even have other products like whipped honey, whipped honey with caramel and whipped honey with cocoa!

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And a pretty decanter for olive oil!

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Be sure to check out Don Victor on Facebook as well to look out for special offers and announcements!

Getting my EPIC holiday mess clean with the help of my Eureka suction seal vacuum

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EurekaPower #CollectiveBias

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It seems no matter how hard I try, weekends at home can be some of our biggest mess-making days of the week. I’m guessing its because everyone is home at the same time, each doing their respective thing. Last week, I had one of the messier weekends, and that was because we spent the day Christmas decorating.

From pulling boxes down from the attic and unpacking them, I created a pretty big mess before I even got started! The worst of it was the pine needles from the christmas tree and all the glitter from decorations. The one thing I had that helped me keep this great christmas mess in check was my new Eureka Suction Seal 2.0 Vacuum.

Getting my EPIC mess clean for the holidays with Eureka - #EurekaPower #Cbias #shop

I was thrilled to see that it was on rollback at Walmart when I was out shopping for Christmas presents from $149 to $129! That’s a total steal AND a huge help in getting my house in shape for all the guests coming in.

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There was a little bit of assembly required, but with the simple instructions provided in the box I had the vacuum put together and working within 15 minutes. I had to get up all these messy pine needles that littered my living room floor!! I love that it has a detachable canister on the front, so no need for bags. Plus, it just looks pretty!

Getting my EPIC mess clean for the holidays with Eureka - #EurekaPower #Cbias #shop

So about that mess….

Getting my EPIC mess clean for the holidays with Eureka - #EurekaPower #Cbias #shop

Atleast the tree isn’t a real one – those shed like crazy, even if it does gives your home that pine tree aroma. The Eureka 2.0 suction seal vacuum easily picked up everything without having to go over it more than once. The suction seal maintains suction against the surface its vacuuming and the airspeed technology uses a wide tube of air with minimal bends and twists that allows air to move freely across a shorter and more direct path. I didn’t stop there – I decided to give the kitchen a vacuum as well since breakfast just took place in there and I was sure there was a mess ready for me to sweep up anyway.

Of course, I was right – crushed fruit loops under JP’s chair as usual.

Getting my EPIC mess clean for the holidays with Eureka - #EurekaPower #Cbias #shop

So I brought over my Eureka Vacuum from the living room, and got to work. Cleared up the mess perfectly! I love how easily it glides over the tiles – saved me the trouble of getting out the old fashioned broom for sweeping.Getting my EPIC mess clean for the holidays with Eureka - #EurekaPower #Cbias #shop

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