Monday, April 16, 2012

Preparing for Spring - and a Giveaway!


Spring is my absolute favorite season of the year! I love being able to work on projects outside again. Last year I repainted my Iron Urns. This year I plan on repainting my front door and a couple of my garden benches.
I just deadheaded my Hydrangea bushes... clipping off the old blossoms to make way for the new ones.
It won't be long before they look like this!!
The Lavender will be blooming soon too ... and the fragrance will be enjoyed by all who pass by!

My Peach trees already have pretty blossoms on them. So pretty!


There's only one thing that I don't like about Spring ... yep, you guessed it ... Allergy Season! If you are like me... well it's not a pretty story. Red itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus problems ... you get the picture.
So when I was asked to try out Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief, a 100 % natural nasal mist, my response was ... yes please! Similasan products are produced in Switzerland, to the highest quality standards.
I just have to take a moment to show you the packaging they sent this in. It came beautifully wrapped in Turquoise tissue paper ... how did they know I LOVE Turquoise?! And there was a pretty label on the box... and a nice hand written note. You can tell these people really care about their products. I like that!
Because I'm allergic to numerous other things besides pollen, I first tested a bit of the product out on my face, which tends to be really sensitive. It passed that test with flying colors! Similasan's spray is apparently one of the only medicated, preservative free nasal decongestants for nasal allergies that you can buy, so I'm sure that helped.
My body tends to respond well to homepathic products, like Similasan, so it's a good option for me. Another thing that I like about it is that I don't have to worry about my body becoming reliant on it, like some over the counter nasal sprays that are available, so it provides safe effective relief.
After trying it out for a week, I found that I quite like this product. The Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief mist, stimulates the body's natural ability to relieve the symptoms that you get from allergies, like runny nose, sinus pressure, sneezing, congestion, post nasal drip etc. I definitely noticed an improvement, my sinuses were much relieved, and I plan on using it daily to get me through the rest of the season!
Similasan Homeopathic Nasal Mist is available at Walgreens and other major online retailers as well. I found it at my favorite health food store, there was only one bottle left on the shelf the last time I was there, so I guess I'm not the only one that likes it!!

This Giveaway is now Closed
Congratulations to Jennifer Curtis for winning the Visa Gift Card!!

How do you prepare for the Spring season? Tell me about it in the comments for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
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Thanks!

182 comments:

  1. Hi Karen! I get ready for Spring by starting my garden and cleaning! : ) Have allergies too, will give Similasan a try today!!

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  2. Would love to try Similasan! Any allergy relief would be great.

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  3. To prepare for spring, I clean out closets and donate items we no longer need or use.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/191894016747520002

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. I always prepare by doing a deep cleaning and getting rid of items that collect dust.

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  6. https://twitter.com/#!/roso1946/status/191898803635372034

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  7. We've launched in to spring cleaning mode here, focusing most of our time on purging the girls' rooms of all the clutter and outgrown clothes. Many trips to Goodwill are in store. Also, we're planting some boxwoods in our urns out front and some herbs in a raised bed out back.

    Thanks Karen! Your garden looks beautiful!
    Jenn

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  8. Great giveaway! I love cleaning to prepare for spring! Plus we have to stock up on lots of allergy meds! :)

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  9. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/rookno17/status/191900762375331840

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  10. Springtime is spring cleaning time! I've been cleaning out the garage and shed and garden all week! I stir up dust but love the spring weather! Allergies are a major problem in our family also. Great Giveaway! ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

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  11. preparing for spring means working in the garden - tidying up, maybe repainting some pots & furniture - freshening things up! :)

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  12. I try to get a fresh start with cleaning and changing up the decor a bit. My allergies are more of the wheezing variety : /

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  13. I stock up on meds and do lots of spring cleaning.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  14. Spring gets me itching to work out doors and get going on our home's curb appeal. Painting out front door is on our list too.

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  15. I live in Florida, so spring really isn't much different from winter, except that we are very dry. My hubby and I are cleaning up the garden, watering almost every day and trying to stay cool-we've had temps of at least 80. We are also stocking up on allergy meds-they are bad down here year round, but worse right now.

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  16. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/TheVspotBlog/status/191907351819853824

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  17. In order to get ready for spring I weed, trim, and mulch my little flower garden, and tidy my patio. Then I have to sweep and mop all the dirt I've tracked in!

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  18. To get ready for spring we clean out the closets and get rid of the things that have accumulated that we don't need anymore. We donate them to the Salvation Army store.

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  19. Getting ready for spring around here involves lots and lots of yard clean up! I have allergies too and will have to try the Similasan! Thanks for the tip! :)

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  20. I also love spring - seeing what has made it through another winter that will grow bigger and better this year. I love the smell of grass cut for the first time and fresh new mulch - and yes, the allergies kick in, but I still love it!!

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  21. Just completed one of my favorite spring projects last weekend- setting up the new beehives!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE spring! I do spring cleaning, buy lots of plants (especially colorful annuals for my window boxes and pots on the deck), dream of warm sunshine on my deck. I also usually add one or two inexpensive items to my wardrobe since the colors are so irresistible! I trust Homeopathic treatments a lot because at the very least, if they don't help you, they won't hurt you! There are no side effects like other drugs. In fact, for the first time ever, I think I am having allergies and I started a homeopathic nasal spray too but it's not easily available in stores. My doctor is well versed with homeopathic meds and I bought it from him. It works for me. All the best with your allergies, hope you find relief!

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  23. Excellent review. I prepare for spring by packing my bags and flying back to the northeast from a warmer climate. I'm not too bothered with allergies, however, I am very pleased to see an all natural product on the market at long last. Thanks for sharing with this great review!

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  24. I prepare for spring by opening up the house - opening the curtains, opening doors, letting fresh air in ... and then dusting and sweeping up pollen forever. I'm sure pollen has a purpose but it's not helping me!

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  25. Spring! Putting up with allergies is worth it for spring blossoms........but good to know there are new products to try! I, too, am waiting for blue hydrangeas. I have hydrangea love! Yours are beautiful!

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  26. My poor son has tons of allergies and spring is the worse. His main thing is basically to avoid what he knows will cause problems and prepare as well as he can for those unexpected ones! Winning this would help him with some of his meds!

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  27. I get ready for the Spring by looking for the signs first such as the daffodils sending up their leaves followed by their flowers and watching my crab apple tree break out in its pink blooms followed by my roses over the arbor and my picket fence.

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  28. I get prepared for Spring by deciding what Kind of flowers I want to plant.When I see the flowers I have previously planted showing new growth I know spring is on its way.I also try to clean up some of 'winter' miseries by raking the yard.

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  29. We really don't get a spring here in Florida, but the allergies are so bad right now that my poor Boston Terriers are on Prednisone!
    osuzeeq@yahoo.com

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  30. I prepare for spring by busting out the patio furniture and cleaning/purging.

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  31. This spring I finally got my deck and arbor scrubbed and cleaned and sealer applied, plus we always have a big garden and I have tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash and herbs in the ground, as well as some flower seeds to pretty things up a bit.

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  32. This spring I finally got my deck and arbor scrubbed and cleaned and sealer applied, plus we always have a big garden and I have tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash and herbs in the ground, as well as some flower seeds to pretty things up a bit.

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  33. Sweeping and sweeping and sweeping the patio some more. Oh, and replanting pretty flowers in my two front pots outside. This year? Pink Geraniums! Yippee for new color.

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  34. I always make sure I have new inhalers ready (just in case I need) them.

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  35. I don't have allergies but my husband does, so when Spring rolls around it's Clean, Clean, Clean!

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  36. I prepare by putting my winter clothes away and cleaning my bedroom from top to bottom!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  37. https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/191982387532546048

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  38. I weed! Seems as if the weeds in my garden are usually one step ahead of the flowers. But I'm not complaining, I love being out in the garden.

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  39. Here in Baja California we get ready for spring by sprucing up our rental house and hoping that we will have renters during the summer! We bought this house, redid it, all just before the big economic bubble burst and just as the big scary stuff about drugs was widely dispersed. Not exactly what we were looking to have happen, but that's life. We garden a bit, but mostly have sand so we spend our time hacking the ice plant back before it moves into the house. Windows are always opaque due to the salt air; hinges and locks need replacement each year and fading linens are replaced . . . from the segundas which are the Mexican version of second hand stores. And they are magnificent and so much fun to shop, but that's another issue altogether. We also enjoy a plethora of wild flowers and green hills, baby animals all around, and tons of locally grown fruit and veggies. So that's a Baja spring -- and we welcome one and all to come.

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  40. I prepare for spring by planting herbs and veggies in my garden

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  41. https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/192036390681329665

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  42. I prepare by cleaning the carpets and closets

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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  43. https://twitter.com/#!/Dealsfan32/status/192046539101843457

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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  44. To prepare for spring, I clean!!!

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  45. I prepare by spring cleaning! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  46. Today when I was in my yard, I noticed how overgrown everything was. I think I'm going to be spending the next several weeks cutting back shrubs, vines and cleaning up flower beds. That's how I'm preparing for spring!

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  47. I do a lot of cleaning! Spring cleaning is a must. And I always have problems with my allergies too. That's why Spring and I have a love-hate relationship. :)

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  48. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/alwaysnwonder/status/192207534826852352

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  49. Thank you for the review on the nasal spray. I definitely need it - I'm recently diagnosed with allergies.

    I prepare for Spring by cleaning and decluttering my home.

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  50. Hi Karen! I get ready by getting rid of all my old clothes and shoes in my closet!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  51. tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/192227777225830400

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  52. We've been airing out the house a lot lately...now that it's warmer, we notice how stuffy it is. And we start putting away winter clothes and blankets. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Steph2Pigs/status/192415215441297408

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  54. Spring cleaning- which means making big donations to Easter Seals!

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  55. We plan on painting our front door too! Of course the previous owners caked on multiple layers of paint, so this will be quite a scrape-and-then-paint fun job for us!

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  56. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/kj20082006/status/192662689753997313

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  57. Indoors, with spring cleaning, packing away our heavy winter clothes, and bringing out our warm weather things! Outside, clearing the winter debris, and getting our gardens started!!

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  58. I Tweeted- @maxfate
    http://twitter.com/#!/maxfate/status/192668718155841537

    supe61@hotmail.com

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  59. this spring was purging of old magazines. broke my heart, but many, many bags of old cooking and decor mags went to the recycle center in our community.

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  60. I prepare for spring by ordering my seeds for my garden. Then I get out there and try to beautify my beds...maybe pull some weeds and plant some pansies. We pull out the patio furniture from the garage and clean it off. I open the windows, then soon close them because we’re all sneezing (well, 3 out of 5 at least)! Oh, the joy of allergies!

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  61. Preparing for spring - clean out closets and shampoo my carpets.
    Thank you.

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  62. I get out in the garden. It feels so good. :)

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  63. I can relate with the allergy issue! Checking out the gorgeous flowers and SNEEZE! I just started following your blog, come by and visit mine and follow back!! I've used some of your graphics on my daughters dollhouse as posters and photos in frames. THanks!

    ~Maggie
    mtmoller.blogspot.com

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  64. i prepare by spring cleaning
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  65. https://twitter.com/#!/thepryfamily2/status/193830797759885313

    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  66. I prepare the Spring Season by a major Spring cleaning around the house! Gotta get rid of the dusts and junks. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  67. I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/193851488106319872
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  68. I CLEAN UP THE LAWN & GET ALL THE DECORATIONS IN PLACE. WELL, I MORE LIKE "HELP" DO THAT LOL.

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  69. 2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/194186892126859264

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  70. I'm learning how to garden, it has been a lot of fun. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

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  71. I get ready for spring by cleaning the whole house.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  72. https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/194285812484018177

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  73. every spring, i start by decluttering ! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  74. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/anashct3/status/194372001564073985
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  75. Spring is my favorite time of year, and I always love to clean out the cabinets to get ready for our entertaining season, since we do a lot of outside get togethers.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  76. Spring always seems to sneak up on me so I don't know that I am ever prepared for it. I do like to open up the windows and clear out all the stale air on and then promptly go take my allergy meds. ;)

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  77. I always look forward to Spring!! To get ready we clean up all the stuff that blew in over the winter and I just love washing my windows!! This really helps me get geared up for warm, wonderful weather :-) Similasan is the only product I use for my allergies; they are all amazing!!!

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  78. I attend a Vernal Equinox celebration and pray for Peace.

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  79. Hi Karen! I always start Spring by cleaning up my berry vines (I have raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries) and let me tell you it is a TOUGH job? Just started last week (a little late). After they produce berries, the branches die out and must be cut off. But they are covered with tiny sharp thorns. I showed up for work yesterday with cuts and scratches all over my arms, hands and ankles! But the big pay off is in early summer I will have the most luscious sweet and juicy berries ever!!!!!

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  80. It sounds like I need to buy some Similasan. I ahve problems with over the counter meds so everything needs my Dr's approval. Sounds like this would be a winner for me.
    I like to get ready for Spring by cleaning out the old and getting rid of it. I want things to be nice and tidy and look and smell fresh as well. Our gardens are also a major project for Spring. The potatoes go in first then the other veggies go in and the flower bulbs go in the ground as well as the plants. I must say we have some really beautiful flowers this year.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card.

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  83. Hi Karen,
    I have spring allergies too. Will have to give Similasan a try...I'm always looking for more natural alternatives to standard allergy meds.

    I prepare for spring by cleaning out my flower beds and scrubbing my deck. On the inside of the house, I usually dust walls (wash every-other year), wash draperies, and clean carpets to get rid of the winter yuck. Sadly, it's almost May and I've done NONE of these things yet! :-)

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  84. I tweeted and facebooked:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1123803534

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  85. Hubby has allergies so perhaps we can find some Similasan for him to try. They have been bad this year!

    We get ready by deep cleaning the house to improve the feng shui for our lazy days of summer! Ben's mopping floors while I do windows!

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  86. I would love to prepare for spring by cleaning and gardening but my allergies (dust, pollen, grasses, trees, etc.) prevent me from doing it myself. My poor husband! I would love to try something that may work.

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  87. I would love to prepare for spring by cleaning and gardening but my allergies (dust, pollen, grasses, trees, etc.) prevent me from doing it myself. My poor husband! I would love to try something that may work.

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  88. I get ready for spring by ordering(heirloom)seeds and then planting them indoors in March. I also paint rooms indoors that need it with low VOC paint, I always want the inside done because I know in the summer I'll be outside. I clean cabnets, drawers, closets, all the fun stuff! I start to look in magazines for flower combos and colors I want in my planters and such. Opening windows and washing them is another spring time chore. Come on summer!!! Blessings ~

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  89. This is our first year in our little cottage on 10 shared acres. I am spending a LOT of time outside watching the new blossoms (pear, apple) and flowers (daffies, iris, camellias) Love the newness of life Spring brings!

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  90. Here in the desert, in the spring I put up the shade umbrella and add extra blackout fabric to keep the approaching sun out. No, it's not a normal spring here! And I added a link to my Craft Giveaways article at Squidoo. http://www.squidoo.com/craft-giveaways

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  91. I go to my dr for a steriod nasal spray then head out to do some gardening :)The housework comes after that.

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  92. First off is cleaning the house. Throw open those windows, turn on the music and start purging and cleaning. Next, swap the wardrobes from winter to spring and get the gutters clean and the beds prepped for planting. Make sure my DH has his allergy meds and start putting some color around the house with new plants or decor. I know it's spring when the colors start bursting and my art stRts getting brighter. I'm going to have to try this nasal spray for my DH. Thanks!

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  93. I also tweeted about your giveaway and Similisan! Here's the link
    https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?source=webclient&text=http%3A%2F%2Fgraphicsfairymylife.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F04%2Fpreparing-for-spring-and-giveaway.html%3FshowComment%3D1335334796543%23c1268893838958438811

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  94. Karen; I started by cleaning the carpets. The planter boxes are started. Next I will attempt the windows. Whew!

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  95. I love Spring, cleaning my porches, planting, and watching the bluebirds nest. it is all Heaven on Earth to me!

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  96. I get ready by spray painting all of the outdoor furniture. I also add flowers to the outside planters and gardens.

    Kelly Guild
    guildsix@yahoo.com

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  97. My issue is with my eyes during allergy season. I've use Similiasan eye drops ever since the eye dr. I worked for began to carry them in his office. I also clean out drawers, closets and prep our garden by pulling weeds after starting seeds for later!

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  98. I get ready for spring by loading up on tissues, eye drops and a whole basket of allergy must haves! I also tend to go easy on the eye make up for the first couple weeks and wash anything that touches or goes near my face incessantly! (towels, pillowcases etc)

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  99. I always gear up with a hat sunscreen and a ton of flowers to plant, every year I plant a ton and then it gets cold but I can't wait to get out there!!! spring is my favorit season

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  100. I love the hydrangea's...do not see too many in Colorado, so last summer when I was in Tennessee, I took tons of pictures. Love your urns!

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  101. Since spring only lasts about five minutes in the South, there's not much to get ready for. But I can tell the extreme shifts in temperature really do a number on my sinuses! I have been using a saline inhaler to see if that will help. Too early to tell, but I like "natural" remedies instead of ...er... "unnatural" ones. So I'd definitely be willing to give Similasan a try!

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  102. https://twitter.com/#!/tnshadylady/status/196316863129583616

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    1. Living in So.Cal.I still get so excited for spring. It is my favorite season as well! I clean all the outside plants up and trim them so the new flowers can have room to bloom. I just love waiting for my bulbs to come up. They are always such a nice surprise!

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  103. My husband has bad allergies and this is "snot-season". I prepare by washing out the filter in our bedroom window air conditioner since it's been in the attic all winter and vacuuming under the bed in our room. I also take down the blinds and valances and wash them. Time to change out our drawers to and put away sweaters and bring out the shorts. Oh, and I stock a fresh box of tissues next to his side of the bed!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  104. https://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/196828907394183169

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  105. I clean the house and have a rummage sale.

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  106. https://twitter.com/#!/prizepuzzle/status/197099145146802176

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  107. I clean the house, then start on myself by beginning a new exercise regime, and I always start at least one new crafty project for summer. Home, body and soul - all freshened up for a new season!

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  108. I prepare for spring by cleaning away all debris from last years growth (in the flowerbeds).

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  109. I get ready for spring by buying flowers and preping my garden! luckily for me I dont have allergies!

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  110. I prepare for spring by trying to find the allergy medicine that will work on this years dust and molds. This year is the big purge of the attic! Then on to the out buildings.I love homepatic med's and Similasan products are the best.

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  111. I wish I knew how to prepare for the allergy season! It seems the symptoms start before I even know the season is upon us -- like this year, the drainage started in February -- due to the mild winter, I suppose. I think I will try the Similasan, instead of the prescription nasal spray that I currently use. Thanks!
    Jan B.

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  112. OH--I've been prepping the soil in my garden and browsing gardening blogs. I can't wait to plant veggies and flowers!
    So glad I came across this post--my son is having a horrible allergy day. I'm going to go look for some Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief! Thank you.

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  113. I prepare for Spring first by cleaning out the garage that has accumulated so much junk over the winter months. I weed out stuff that can go to to Goodwill, reminisce over old photo boxes and bring in buried treasures to repurpose and reuse again. The dust and dirt can be pretty overwhelming since I am allergic to dust. I will be checking out Similasan Nasal Allergy Relief's website for sure!

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  114. Spring is my favorite time of year and I almost can't wait until it's time to get out in the flowerbeds and get my hands a lil dirty! Tonya T.

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  115. To prepare my flower beds for Spring, I rake out the dead leaves and pull any weeds that have popped through. In my perennial beds, I turn the soil over and mix it with some good compost (composted made from old composted leaves and coffee grinds) My annual always get some fresh soil with the same compost. Then I plan a new color scheme for my annuals and planters. I like to have a fresh different look each year.
    Oh, after all of the beds and pots are planted, I give them all a nice thick bed of black compost. The gentleman At the nursery I visit, says a good thick bed of compost keeps the weeds away much better than the plastic ground cover many use.

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  116. I prepare for spring by deep cleaning the house.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  117. I prepare for spring by cleaning out the yard and my closets
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  118. https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/197703486085922816
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  119. I get ready for spring by stocking up on tissue and cleaning my house of dust.

    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  120. We get the air purifier out of storage to help with my allergies for the spring season.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  121. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/198233825422221313
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  122. I make sure I have lots of allergy medicine and kleenex around
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  123. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/bdiane35/status/198829323417948161

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  124. Bringing some of the first lilacs indoors. Weeding and edging beds. Packing up winter clothes. Cleaning & sorting, of course. Sending clothes no longer worn to the thrift store. Changing out the winter pillows and throws and re-arranging the living room. Washing windows to get ready to open them! Bringing out the strawberry pie recipes! Ty for the giveaway, Karen.

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  125. I get my routine health checkup and dental appointments done, and start seeds in the garden. thanks for the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  126. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/199332420502298624
    songyueyu at gmail

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  127. we have prescriptions for our allergies since their severe and renew each spring
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  128. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/199389209444880384
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  129. I do lots of cleaning! :)


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  130. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/199401193703866368

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  131. I clean my house and plant new rose bushes

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  132. I get my Neti Pot out to be prepared for spring allergies, but I'd love to try this homeopathic spray
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. I prepare for spring by cleaning house and planting flowers :)

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  134. Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/LAMusing/status/199732328988286976
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  135. I prepare for spring by deep cleaning my house

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  136. https://twitter.com/#!/ajoy1332/status/199897288099889153

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  137. i prepare by deep cleaning! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  138. https://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/200054318819311616 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  139. I prepare for Spring by walking around the lake every day to watch the changes. I love Spring.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  140. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/05/win-100-visa-gc-from-blogher-and.html

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  141. I prepare for spring by being sure that I have plenty of "tears" eye drops. I don't usually get nasal allergy symptoms, but my eyes make me NUTS! On a fun note, I also
    start shopping for veggie seeds and flower seeds for the spring/summer growing season!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  142. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/200571666970050560
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  143. My favorite thing - What I get so excited to do all winter - to prepare for spring is to start my seeds for plants for my garden. I have a great set up in my basement and I've got a quite a green thumb and can start almost anything from seed to plant. I start upwards of 250 plants from seed each spring and I love to watch them sprout and grow. They are like my babies.

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  144. We get ready for spring by stocking up on our allergy meds!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  145. tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/200736815295102976

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  146. I start to think about what to plant and go get all the items needed. Go buy the kids new clothes and we end up taking my daughter to the doc. she seems to get allergies and my husband but he wont to the doc. lol.
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  147. We get ready for spring by cleaning our house from top to bottom.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  148. https://twitter.com/#!/LuckyDuckyToo/status/201088035809542144

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  149. I do a lot of gardening in Spring and I have to take some kind of allergy med year round but in Spring and most of the Summer I have to take a higher dose. I don't like that.

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  150. @chrisdeglen Tweeted -

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  151. To get ready for spring,I start cleaning out the garage-too much stuff gets stored in there.Plus we prepare the ground for our garden thanks aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  152. Getting ready for spring means pouring over garden magazines, designing new flower beds and enjoying the beautiful colors that Spring brings. Packing away winter clothes and unpacking the spring and summer clothes.

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  153. We've planted our garden, cleaned up all the residual effects of winter and now it's time to get the inside in order. This weekend is planned for going through closets and drawers to get rid of all those things we haven't been using. It feels good to bless someone else with the things that I no longer love.

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  154. Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/201381013111324672

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  155. Cleaned out the closets, planted our veggie garden and fresh flowering plants. Gonns wash the windows next. I think Spring renews the soul.

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  156. Living on the West coast of Florida we don't get much spring or Rain, but when the tree's polan came down last month it was killing me. So I stock up on meds for the problem, I am always cleaning so there is no real spring cleaning for me,except I may change the curtains in the whole house and do all the windows in and out.( that is pretty normal for me doing then about every couple of weeks. We get our Gardens front and back and the pool ready. We Plant some new flowering plant,Roses Etc. then put down some fresh Red Mulch. I enjoy the little time of spring we do get but now it is almost 90* and it is only 5/12 looks like were going to have a very Hot and Dry Summer
    Dottie somethingcraftybydottie@blogspot.com

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  157. I am also doing a lot of Spring cleaning/decluttering. Stowing away all of our cold weather clothing that takes up so much room. Cleaning all the windows and mini-blinds so the sun shines in.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  158. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/201398600591347714

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  159. Hi! I get ready for spring by doing lots of walking around my yard and daydreaming about everything i see starting to sprout of the ground...moonflowers, tulip leaves, iris and daylilies. I also plant my seeds for love-in-a-puff and hollyhocks. And most important, after the spring rains, I get out there and dig up weeds to get the flower beds ready, while the ground is nice and soft. :-)

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  160. I've been cleaning windows--now that we have sunny days all of the dirt and dust really shows up badly. I was also forced to dust my furniture--good thing I have been taking my daily Zyrtec. We still have possibility of frost here in Zone 3 but I have cleaned up my flower beds in anticipation of planting some annuals among the perennials.

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  161. I use the Similisan for my eyes every Spring, and love it...have not tried the nasal spray - but will certainly keep that in mind as my allergies always go into a sinus infection. I therefore stay indoors as much as possible in early pollen season...no more outdoor gardening for me - I 'garden' indoors instead in my studio making hand made cards.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  162. I clean out the attic and the kids' closets and have a garage sale. Feels good to get rid of all the junk that seems to accumulate.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  163. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/201463447584641024
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  164. We prepare by cleaning up the garden, planting some lovely flowers and stocking up on allergy meds

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  165. I don't have allergies but my son and dog do. I start the dog on benadryl in March so the histamines build up in her system. Since we moved 15 miles away everyone's allergies are better, must have been something in the old neighborhood! Then I pretty much keep the furnace filer clean and only open the windows on low pollen days, I have to keep the air on for the two allergy suffers! (i really hate that) This would be a great product for my son, excellent review, thank you!

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  166. I start spring by cleaning up the garden,planting the flower beds, and sowing some veggy seeds. With the coming of spring comes the shedding of our pets fur too, so, it also means lots of sweeping and vacuuming of pet fur.I too suffer from allergies so I sympathise with you!

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  167. We prepare by doing a deep cleaning and having a yard sale. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  168. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mommysdizzy/status/201478393047416833

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  169. I plant flowers and garden. My whole family has allergies so we all could try it

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  170. I prepare for Spring by going through flower/veggie catalogs to plan out what I'm going to plant in my pots around our house, and what veggies are going to make it into the garden.

    I don't have allergies to natural things, but have many of a man-made variety ie: perfume, paint, petroleum based products, some cleaning products, ect.

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  171. I prepare by stocking up on allergy medicine! LOL

    Actually I clean off our patio, clean out the kitchen garden, and pot up all my containers.

    Thanks for this chance!

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  172. I love to clean house especially the stuff that accumulated over the winter.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  173. I have allergies so to prepare for spring I first buy lots of soft tissues!

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  174. I pack away the capri's and my one pair of closed-toe shoes.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  175. I go through our clothes, weeding out ones that haven't been worn, are in need of repair or have been outgrown. We pack them up and have a rummage sale later in the year.

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  176. I clean and set up our 2 screened porches, power wash and put the furniture on our gazebo, and weed the flower beds. Whew! Tired just reading that!!

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  177. I start my spring out by getting all the spring cleaning done and airing out my house and dusting really good and vacuming the vents out after winter to get ready for summer i use all natural cleaners because my and my son suffer from allergies and we get them pretty bad in the summer thanks for this giveaway

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  178. https://twitter.com/#!/amylynn5973


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  179. Cute dog. He belongs to this place.

    pet meds

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