spring kite

I just bought a kite. Seriously. THIS is how much I am embracing Spring. I am usually a gal who hates change. I prefer things to go as scheduled, but this Spring has been almost amusing with its defiant reluctance to commit to the norm. One day I am bundling W and myself up in three layers and cranking up the heat, and a few days later we are in shorts and flip-flops contemplating turning on the air conditioner.

Trees and plants are blooming and shocking us with their vibrant bursts of color. Regardless of temperature, a daffodil will bloom and my car will go from royal navy to achoo yellow.

Ah, pollen. We meet again.

Most allergy seasons I pop over-the-counter allergy pills like tic tacs so I can function. Now that I am trying to have a baby, I am being extra careful with OTC meds.

My clinic is very strict when it comes to what medications they will allow during trying to conceive cycles–medications that will dry you out are a serious no-no.

When BlogHer asked me to try out Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief and I recieved some to try out I was thrilled. I had no idea there was a homeopathic way to help relieve my allergy symptoms.

My biggest symptoms of the season are always sinus pressure and a runny nose. I was very curious if something 100% natural would also translate to 100% kicking allergy ass.

I packed the nasal mist with me on my recent work trip to Baltimore. Just one week prior to my trip the Baltimore Sun reported that local pollen counts were at a record high. Since I couldn’t exist in a plastic bubble and still do my job, I hoped like crazy that Similasan Nasal Allergy Reliefwould help me through.

It was a lot to ask.

The first night in Baltimore I could feel the familiar allergy headache creeping in. I pulled out the mist and gave each nostril 3 squirts of mist, bracing myself for the familiar stink of typical nose sprays. Except there was no smell at all. In fact the experience was incredibly pleasant. My headache began to pack its bags and leave.

The next morning I got proactive and used the Similasan before leaving the hotel. A good thing about using something that is all natural (and chemical and preservative free) is I didn’t have to worry about a rebound effect. There isn’t a moment where BOOM the stuff wears off, and I am a disaster.

I’ve been using it every morning and night for almost a week and finding relief–this is good stuff. I was’t expecting it to work on me as well as it has. It is pretty nice to experience Spring without being in a haze of medicine! (You can find Similasan at Walgreens or online.)

So I bought a kite and got my allergy symptoms under control for Spring. How do you prepare for the Spring season? Tell me about it in the comments to be entered for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

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