9/28/08

PonyParty Is Feeling Full

This blue pitcher reminds me of the airlines. I love how shiny and sleek it is.
This pretty lady seems to be good for turning those old home movies into DVD's with her variable speed control. Yes, variable.
I've got a white Christmas tree that these would look so pretty on but I can't be hoarding all of the goods. I may skip bulbs altogether this year and do something with felt. But they are so shiny...and bright...
This teapot and teacup set is the most lovely shade of pumpkin orange and would look fabulous next to a cinnamon scone or two.

I've been sadly neglecting my little pony the past few weeks but I'm changing my ways and working it back into the schedule. There are too many pretty things sitting in my IKEA bookcase to put it off for another day.

The little one is sick and Brett and I are feeling a little rough so we're taking it easy on Sunday. Kits need to be packed, a mini album for the SteadyHandFaultyHeart class needs to be posted, a quilt needs to be bound and we won't discuss the laundry situation. However, it is all going to be put on hold for some rest and wellness in hopes of renewed energy on Monday morning. This may include a movie. And lots of coffee.

Has anyone ever heard of putting Vicks Vapo-rub on the soles of your feet if you've got a bad cough? My grandmother shared this trick when Sebastian had a bad cold last year and it seemed to help him sleep better. I'm curious to know if we're the only ones?

~Rachel

23 comments:

Alicia said...

I have heard the Vick's thing from my grandma via my mom..only it was between the toes and I think for congestion..anyway, I tried it in desperation but don't know if it really helped.

Sharmaine said...

I love Vicks, I could sit and sniff all day lol
I had heard it and tried it, it works/helps. Also great for when you have cold feet and can't sleep :)

Jogirl said...

hey there,
yes this is so true and it works..you put vicks on the soles of your feet, not alot just you know enough and then put socks on and sleep in them. It helps by increasing the ciruculation, and for some crazy reason it works.
Hope you all feel better soon.
Jogirl

Sue said...

you're not the only one to use the vicks on feet Rach, we do it here in our home too.

emily said...

i swear by the vicks!! it totally helps at night, when you're coughing or congested!

Janelle Wind said...

Hi Rachel,

Absolutely we are vicks on the soles of your feet people. My kids suffer from croup and get quite bad coughs, I always put vicks on their feet with a pair of socks, it helps a LOT. It is absorbed into the body much quicker this way too - I recently felt fluey so tried it on myself and it really helped me too. Hope you are all feeling much better soon - definitely give the vicks a go. x Janelle

Ellen said...

We do the Vick's trick too. Also a trick we learned from my grandma. Another neat product is by PediaCare. It's called Gentle Vapors. It is a plug in unit and it fills the room with those vapors. My girls get a lot of colds, so we've tried everything! Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

~wenhether~ said...

Thanks for the info on the Vicks...that's amazing. I will have to try it next time we are sick here!

Get some rest! Enjoy youre Sunday! Hugs to your little man. Hope he feels better soon!
Heather

alexandra said...

Sometimes you just need Vicks!
And yes... we put it on our kids' feet if their congestion is particularly nasty. I've even 'Vicksed' my own feet and it does seem to help. Vicks and a pair of cotton socks and you're good to go!

Lisa said...

yep miss veronica told me about the vicks on the feet! and you should also put socks and a cap on. it keeps the heat in :)

Tami said...

my grandfather use to make my mother eat vicks, my mother rubbed it on our sheets, that's what i do. i had a boyfriend that....

Jodi said...

I've heard of using Vicks on the feet as well! Nifty and awesome trick! Hope you all get some much needed rest today.

photography4me said...

Hey Rachel, Like the others I do the vicks thing to. I even put it behind my ears, in the bend of the arm, and behind the knees. When I'm sick..Oh and under the nose too.

TheresaK said...

HOpe you feel better soon!just used the Vicks on the girl's feet too! Seems to work for some strange reason!! Love that pitcher too!!!

Lisa said...

Aww, sorry you and your fam are feeling under the weather! I just wanted to say it was so great meeting you at Cider Days - you and Silje are the sweetest! Hope you feel better soon; sounds like the Vicks thing is the way to go!

Marie said...

Ohhh lovely stuff! I have never heard of vicks on feet but i may try it! Poor baby! Give him hugs from marie and whispers of sweet get well wishes in his ear.

Holly said...

I don't know about Vapo-rub but my mom gave me this antural cold rub on (that was probably like Vicks) and the instructions said to put it on your soles too. I did and got better pretty quick.

I remember someone telling me that if you put garlic in your shoes and walked around that in a very short time you would have garlic breath. Never tried that one tho. :)

Jessica said...

i have also been told about the vicks thing by my mother in law. i tried it last year a few times, we were sick alot. it seemed to work sometimes, and not so much other times. poor little guy. there is nothing worse than a kid with a cough at night. wish he gets well!
p.s. i am drooling over those ornaments. you always have the loveliest finds! :)

megan said...

rachel,
my mom just heard about the vicks trick last winter and told me about it when my little guy was sick. i think it really does help the coughing. weird. i also usually rub a little vicks on the inside of our humidifier so it makes the air a bit vapor-y. and you can also rub it on your chest and he'll breathe it in while you rock him.....
i hope you all feel renewed and well real soon!!

julio n carla said...

it works! my grandma shared the remedy with me - and it's a great trick to help the little ones feel better. no more coughing thru the night!
i hope you are all feeling good soon! can't wait to see more fun at the pony party and to see some creative stuff soon too! ;o)
xo!

pinkcherrymama said...

yes! i used the vicks on my 15 year old and my 2 year old last winter and it really did seem to work...super rad blog, by the way...
~r

Liz said...

I've heard of putting Vick's on the soles of your feet, but my mom always put it on my back and chest when I was a kid.

Cat said...

1. love the pics of your house...we still don't even have artwork up! you have an incredible design eye...
2. vicks on the feet--i totally think it works
3. your little one is too cute!