Cozy Up on the Colder Days – Cold and Flu Season Survival Guide

Holidays are just around the corner, and I am already way beyond excited for the merrymaking, reunions, and gift-giving shenanigans that come with the season. But I will be honest, no matter how much I love the holidays, there’s one thing that I hate about it—the hassles and health problems that come with the freezing weather!

This year, I promised myself that I wouldn’t let myself be bogged down by all these hassles, especially since I will already be with my bundle of joy once winter rolls around. Instead, I decided to find relief from the cold temperature and just enjoy the cold weather cozying up at home with my little one and the husband.

And guess what, I have found the perfect items that can help me achieve this seemingly impossible feat! Check out these 6 goodies I have rounded up that can also help survive the cold/flu season.

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Zippo Mini Flex Candle Lighter

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The first thing on the list is the Zippo Mini Flex Candle Lighter (works as a BBQ Lighter too) which has a flexible neck, so it makes lighting the hard-to-reach flames as easy as possible. You can also quickly refill this lighter with Zippo Premium Butane Fuel.

The feature that I love most is its one-hand ignition switch. I would highly recommend this to all my mom friends because they can simply use one hand to light flames while they are carrying their babies on the other. It is great for multi-tasking, and most of all the double activation switch gives its user (especially if you have kids around) an additional sense of security that it doesn’t just light up with one quick push of a button.

Chesapeake Bay Candle

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When it comes to relaxation, I love a good DIY-spa-at-home ambiance. I often light up a candle while diffusing some essential oil for that feel-good aromatherapy treatment. What perfect way to use the Zippo Mini Flex Candle Lighter than lighting up my favorite Chesapeake Bay Candle – the Balance + harmony from the Mind & Body collection. This Chesapeake Bay Candle brings the fruity scent of tropical fruits, especially peach and pear. It also gives off the floral scent of roses, violets and water lilies.

Whenever I lit up this candle, our home suddenly smells like summer which undoubtedly is a refreshing change from the gloomy ambiance during the cold season. The smell lasts long, and the candle came in a classy coffee table jar that suits the décor of our home.

Zoganic Vitamin Supplement

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Up next is Zoganic a vitamin supplement drink that can boost the immune system, regulate blood sugar levels, promote gut health and facilitate metabolism. With these benefits, you can solve common winter health problems like unwanted weight gain. Plus the fact that during the holiday season we tend to overeat, consume fatty foods as well as dessert – it is absolutely vital now more than ever to keep our gut health in check. This product is definitely the answer.

As far as consumption goes, I drank this supplement with water, and it tasted great! Personally, I think kids will surely love it. If you or the kiddos prefer a creamier, thicker refreshment, I highly recommend adding this to a smoothie blend or chia bowl.

Tea Forte -The Warming Joy Petite Presentation Box

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We all know that when it gets cold, we all resort to enjoying a relaxing warm beverage. Some prefer a regular cup of joe, a few enjoy their hot cocoa, while the rest loves a delicious blend of tea – sometimes, even all of the above. In our household, our go-to is the Tea Forte by Warming Joy Collection which is comprised of 10 pyramid infusers of their special winter teas. Just picture Derek and I bonding over brews during cold winter nights! My personal favorite is the Winter Chai Tea which delivers delightful comforting spice with a hint of sweetly fragrant vanilla.

The site currently offers a 20% discount on any Tea Forte orders. Just use the code WJ20 upon check out. You should hurry though because this promo is only valid until 12/31/2017!

Stuffy Nose Strips

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When the weather gets cold a lot of us suffer from severe colds, sniffles, and even stuffy nose. This is where the Stuffy Nose Strips rescues the day. It offers nasal congestion relief by pulling the airways open for more than 61%. With this, you can bid congestion goodbye even if its caused by the weather or allergies. Aside from me, I know Derek can benefit from this too because having stuffy nose is just bothersome.

This product is available on Amazon, and you can avail a 25% discount when you use the code XECX9243 before checking out.

Links by Lisa Becker

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The last thing that I would recommend to make the winter season more bearable is Links by Lisa Becker. This is a romance novel about two high school sweethearts who had a chance encounter 15 years after. I love reading romance novels, and while I cannot say that I can relate to the characters of the movie, I love the thought of second chances. Even though the season is cold, I know this story will melt hearts!

This romantic novel is available in paperback or kindle style book.

So that’s it, guys! These are my essentials for a comfortable, entertaining and healthy winter season! Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know if you have any questions.

This post was sponsored by Babbleboxx. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support

  • robin rue

    We are all about the candles in our house! I am not looking forward to the winter, but it sounds like with your picks, it will be a cozy one.

  • Baby Isabella

    My mummy loves Tea Forte and drinks the earl grey which is lovely. A great round-up of useful treats this winter x

  • Rachel Evans

    The Balance and Harmony candle sounds lovely. Even if it doesn’t stop you from getting ill, I’m sure it would make you feel happier and more relaxed if you did get one.

  • Melissa Chapman

    Thank you for those interesting winter remedies and ways to keep healthy and warm on the colder days. I am very interested in Zoganic, I had never heard of it and it seems to have so many great benefits i will check out the site.

  • Lilinha

    I love the smell of gorgeous candles, especially when the weather is getting cold and grey. Lovely selection of essentials!

  • Sarah BailEY

    It has already started to get so cold over here it’s crazy how quickly it changes to I am all for making things more cosy and warm. I personally love a good candle.

  • Karen Morse

    There’s nothing better than being ready for the season especially when it comes to colds and flu. It’s good to have supplements to help give your immune system a boost!

  • Ana De- Jesus

    Winter can be a hard season to get through so I like the sound of the Chesapeake Bay Candle which brings the fruity scent of tropical fruits like peach and pear, I bet it smells wonderful!

  • Cassie

    Now that it’s heating up here in Australia I can ALMOST forget what it was like to be freezing a few short months ago haha. Love these tips for getting cozy on a cold day

  • Joanna Bayford

    What a great selection of items a vitamin supplement this time of year is essential for me as i get colds so easily. I like the sound of the book u mentioned so I’llbe checkingthat out.

  • Theresa

    Getting sick is terrible! These sound like some great picks to help you get through cold and flu season.

  • reesa

    Can’t believe it’s cold weather time already. I need to check out your recommendations!

  • Patrick

    Please be very careful when considering using candles,especially with a little one in the house. Fires that have started with candles have trebled in past two years in the UK. Fake candles and maybe another blanket may be what you need…

  • Beth Davidson

    I feel like it’s never going to get cold around here. Thanks, global warming. When it finally does I will be all about tea!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    These are all great things to have in the cold weather. I really need a new candle lighter, and that one sounds amazing!

  • Jessica Joachim

    These are all really nice tips. I dread cold and flu season, because it seems like I am always the one to get sick. The problem is when mom is sick, I still have to mom lol No real rest for the weary here

  • Shahneela

    Such a nice post! That tea sounds great, will check their website.

  • melissa major

    I always tend to read more during the winter too, I like the sound of the candle, need to add it too my wish list

  • Terri Steffes

    I love a good romance story in the deep of winter! The idea of a chance encounter is so much fun.

  • Jeanine

    Being sick while pregnant is the worst, its always a good idea to make sure you are prepared and try to avoid it at all costs. I am going to check out Tea Forte. I think i could use it!

  • kirsty

    The stuffy nose strips sound interesting, I always get the opposite and have a running nose! Tea is great for colder nights and you can never go wrong with a warm drink and a good book x

  • Shannon

    Love this post. I have a lot of travel planned for this winter, and cold and flu season is definitely hard on frequent travelers like myself.

  • Emily Leary

    Nothing makes winter easier to copy with than snuggling up with a good book 🙂

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    If we are going to be comfortable in the winter, we should at least be cozy, right?! I love that you included a candle because that definitely makes the house more cozy!

  • Mel

    I could definitely do with some of those stuffy nose strips right now – the cold weather always brings me colds

  • Rachel

    Thanks for the book recommendation. I have been getting sucked into little romance books and movies lately. There are just so many great holiday themed ones out there!

  • Misty

    I’m definitely saving this blog post! The winter months are approaching and I always come down with something!

  • Cindy ingalls

    Those Tea Forte teas are delicious. I’ve only had them at restaurants but I’ve always wanted to buy some for home. Tea is my go to when I’m feeling a bit under the weather.

  • Erica

    I’ve never heard of Zoganic but it sounds worth looking into. I’m all about preventative medicine. Better to boost your immune system than nurse yourself back to health once you’re sick.

  • Elise Ho

    I will have to try those strips. Especially for my husband who is so congested and snoring like crazy.

  • Linda

    Some lovely choices. Staying in with a good book and a warming drink is the best strategy I think.

  • Jade Bremner

    Candles make everything more snuggly we also have one of the bendy lighters they are so useful. We always get the blankets and throws out as well oh and socks that are a bit like gloves lol x


    I love the idea of that candle lighter! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve burned myself trying to light a candle haha! Your blog is actually amazing!

  • Ting

    What a clever lighter! I need this for all the candles I light at this time of year. Tx

  • Brittany

    We have definitely hit the cold season here in Chicagoland! These are some great ideas for cuddling up and warming up during this season!