Healthy Living, Summer

Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool is a Chemical Free Option

Bug Bite Thing

Tis the season for bug bites and bee stings! It comes along with camping trips, lake swimming, outdoor BBQ’s. When you have had a good bite it swells, itches and is even painful for days. The best way to reduce symptoms is to catch the bite right away so you can tend to it before the swelling an d stinging occurs. Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool you use as soon as you recognize you have been bit or stung.

chemical free bee sting relief

You simply hold it over the bug bite or sting area and pull up to create a suction you will hold for 10-20 seconds then push down to release suction.

This painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin so that you don’t react to it and get the pain and swelling as fierce. It is reusable and safe to use on all ages.

bug bite tool

How easy is that? No chemicals, no greasy or smelly creams and it works for Mosquitoes – Bees – Wasps – Ants – Biting Flies – Splinters & More! If you flip the cap you get a smaller surface to treat places like finger tips and toes. Plus you can even use this to bring splinters closer to the surface for easier removal. The suction handle is also a sting scraper. Make sure you wash the cap as that is where saliva and venom collects when you suction.

Buy The Bug Bite Thing

You can find The Bug Bite Thing online by visiting their website as well as on Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart

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2020 Summer Series – Travel, Beauty, Entertaining and More

2020 summer series

2020 Summer Guide

Welcome back to another guide full of seasonal topics. Our 2020 Summer Guide is here! This is all about summer from getting your body summer ready, indoor and outdoor organizing, play for the kids and travel. If it fits the sunny weather topic, we will feature it.

Keep checking back throughout the 2020 summer months and see what new topics and brands I have added! In July we will have a fun giveaway for visitors so stay tuned on the blog!

Make sure to also visit our 2020 Father’s Day Guide and stay tuned for the Back to School Guide!

The 2020 Summer Series Giveaway

1 lucky US reader will win a $25 Happy Eats Gift Card below! Keep scrolling down to enter…..

Gifts for your Backyard BBQ host or birthdays from

Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool for those pesky critters

Jewelry Cleaner

Ukoke Ultrasonic jewelry Cleaner – get that jewelry summer clean

Superfeet Insoles

Before you travel, make sure your shoes are ready to bring your comfort! I love Superfeet insoles!

Fat Snax

Yay! to low carb road trip snacks! Stock up on Fat Snax!

summer home maintenance

The Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Critts Sandals

Flip Critts – the comfort of sandals and the security of normal shoes!

Safe Home Activities

Get Outside With These Stay Safe at Home Activities – Here!

Sawyer Repellants

Insect Repellant for Clothing by Sawyer Repellants for the Outdoor Dad

Neutrogena Sun Block

Neutrogena Kids Sunblock Spray offers superior broad-spectrum protection against skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays.

Build a foundation of learning over the summer with the Panda Crate for ages 0-24 months. Save 30% with code: panda30off

Learning Resources

Learning Resources has summer learning covered!

More coming to this link up above…keep checking back!

Enter to win a $25 Happy Eats Gift Card! The gift card will be redeemable at a few eateries – Jamba Juice, Panera, Burger King, Dave & Busters or Cold Stone. This is MY giveaway and I am responsible for prize delivery. To enter, complete any or all tasks in the widget below. Parenting Healthy is responsible for prize delivery– US only. Good luck!

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The Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

The Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
Photo by Gustavo Zambelli on Unsplash

Summer is finally here, but due to the current state of the world, most Americans are staying at home having been forced to forego their vacation plans. But, instead of feeling sad about being stuck at home and not on a beach sipping a mojito, you can take this as an opportunity to tackle a few summer home maintenance projects. A little pain now will provide big gains later – you’ll ensure that your home not only runs smoothly throughout the summer but also when the colder seasons eventually come. 

Assess the state of your roof 

You may not think so, but summer is the best time to check your roof and gutters to ensure they’re still in good shape. The last thing you want is to realize that you have a leaky roof when it starts raining in the fall or, even worse, during winter when it’s so hard to get up there and fix it. You can start by checking your gutters to see if there is an excessive amount of granules since they can be a sign of roof issues. Also, look for any chips or cracks in the roof, missing shingles, and water stains on the underside of the attic as they can indicate that your roof needs repair. Make sure to clean out your gutters as well to get rid of leaves and debris that could clog the water runoff and cause damage to the sides of your house. 

Check the plumbing system 

A smoothly and efficiently operating plumbing system ensures that you have clean, freshwater flowing out of your faucets as well as warm water to keep your family clean. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t think about their plumbing system when it comes to summer home maintenance until a problem arises, by which time they’re left with a huge mess and a large bill. You can avoid this by checking your plumbing system regularly to catch small problems early before they get worse. Start by checking for leaks in pipe valves, faucets, toilet flappers, showerheads, and loose pipe fittings.

You also want to ensure that all your drains are not clogged, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom; all drains must have a full swirl as the water goes down. Your water heater may also need a tuneup if you notice any signs of damage, including getting cold or lukewarm water, a foul smell coming from your faucet, a complete discoloration of hot water, or low hot water pressure. Most types of water heater damage can be repaired by a professional, but if your heater has served you for more than a decade, it might be a good time to get a new one. 

Tune up your HVAC system 

The HVAC system is vital for keeping your home comfortable regardless of the weather conditions outside. This is another summer home maintenance must! First of all, since you need your air conditioner most during the hot summer days, you can check it to ensure that it’s cooling properly. While at it, clean the filter to get rid of debris that could make it hard for the system to cool your home or even replace it if necessary. The heating system also needs some TLC to ensure that it’s ready for its busiest seasons – fall and winter. If anything seems off with your HVAC system, your best bet is to hire a professional HVAC company to perform a full and thorough service of the entire system. 

As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that all your systems are always working efficiently. Proper summer home maintenance practices not only keep you comfortable and happy in your home but also help you to prolong its life and boost its value.