DIY Get Well Soon Basket

Katelyn Melton

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Abreva, Emergen-C, Lipton, Robitussin and Theraflu. All opinions are mine alone. #SickDayTips #CollectiveBias

Whether we like it or not, cold and flu season is in full swing. Today on the blog, I’m excited to share a simple DIY Get Well Soon Basket with items from Kroger Co. It’s an easy and thoughtful way to show someone you’re thinking of them. The first steps is finding a cute basket  or bucket that will fit everything you’re wanting to put in your basket. Some ideas for starters are crackers, warm socks, a blanket and/or a magazine. Those are the items that make the basket cute. Then, we get to the cold and flu season essentials such as:
1. Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment – Proven to heal cold sores & shorten the duration of pain, itching, burning, tingling.

diy get well soon basket

2. Lipton Daily Support Herbal Tea– An excellent source of Vitamin C, this herbal infusion helps support your body’s natural defenses.* Carefully selected botanicals are blended with green tea and natural essential oils that make every cup delicious. The Lipton Wellness range, made with carefully selected botanicals and blended with essential oils, helps make wellbeing a part of your everyday routine.

3. Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM – The liquid-strength of Robitussin® soothes on contact and provides cough relief for hours. The real honey you want, the powerful cough relief you need, and it’s also gluten free, has no artificial colors  & is a True Source Certified Honey.

diy get well soon basket

  1. Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold – Theraflu offers powerful relief without the prescription. It temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold such as:
    – minor aches and pains
    – headache
    – nasal and sinus congestion
    – cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
    – minor sore throat pain
    – temporarily reduces fever

Remember, Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time.

diy get well soon basket

While you’re at Kroger Co., stock up on the same essentials for you too as Kroger is a destination for all your flu needs!

Now that you have your get well basket finished, throw a big bow on top and add an Get Well Soon card!

For more tips and tricks, head here or search the hashtag #SickDayTips

Theraflu-(c) 2019 the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions.

Abreva, Emergen-C, Robitussin – Use only as directed. Read label and follow directions.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease.


Eyeing For Spring

Lilac Sweater | Bikini Top | Bikini Bottoms | Wedges | Red Sweatshirt | Dress | Blue Hair Tie | Red Hair Tie | Shorts | Sandals

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Disney + Margaritaville Orlando Resort

I’m laughing writing this post. We had zero, and I mean zero, plans on heading to Florida last weekend. My husband had a day trip on Friday to Orlando, and we decided the Wednesday before to make a weekend out of it and I’m so glad we did!

I knew we would plan Ava’s first trip to Disney at some point. I had big plans like buying her cute monogrammed outfits, getting matching Disney shirts, planing breakfast with the princesses, etc. None of which occurred, but that’s ok! I wanted to share some tips and tricks we learned from our first time at Disney and share the fun into where we stayed. I saved a Disney highlight on my Instagram for our packing tips. You can head over by clicking here, or just read the tips below.

  • Pack a diaper for every hour of the flight
  • Pack a toy or game for every 30 minutes.
  • Have all the snacks
  • Don’t bring the airplane toys out during the trip so on the way back, they are like new toys again
  • Use one carry on, such as this bag which we used.

We definitely took a more relaxed approach since Ava is 17 months and is in the tantrum stage. We only had time for one day at Disney and knew we weren’t making it to multiple parks, so we went with Magic Kingdom.

Tip 1: Disney is free for kids under 3 and you can bring in your own diaper bag (that doesn’t have to be clear).

We bought our tickets at our hotel, and I’m so thankful we did. Yes, they were a little bit more expensive, but the arrived at Disney at 10 am and the security line was already long. After the security line, there is another long line to buy tickets. My advice is to buy the in advance (ya know, if you plan) or buy them at your hotel.

Tip 2: Toddlers can actually ride a lot of rides in Magic Kingdom. Our tickets came with Fastpass+, so we went on Dumbo and It’s A Small World. Fastpass+ was great because you can schedule what time you’d like to ride the ride (out of the available times) and there is a separate line to enter and is much shorter than most of the 40-60 minute wait times.

One mistake we made was renting a Disney stroller. They a super affordable at $15 a day for a single and $31 for a double. I think they would be better for kids maybe 3+. However, the seats are plastic and don’t recline, which makes nap time terrible. We struggled getting her to fall asleep so we will definitely take it next time since we didn’t stay on property. Another thing was the mesh actually cut her skin as she was leaning against it.

Tip 3: Disney is expensive….for everything. Just know that going in. Expect to pay $100+ for each ticket, $50+ for lunch, the snacks, photos, etc. Buy outfits and ears ahead of time. Disney ears at the park are $30 a piece, before being personalized. Etsy and Amazon have really cute ones. If your last minute like us, Walmart had very affordable ones in the party section.

Etsy Ears:

Amazon Ears:

Now onto where we stayed. We stayed at Margaritaville Orlando and the stay didn’t disappoint! The resort just opened and once inside, you feel like you were transported into paradise. Look at some of the photos I snapped:

They are currently building out a city walk that will have many shops, restaurants, and a Studio Movie Grill.

The resort has a lagoon style pool, which was heated during our stay. We didn’t get a chance to go swimming, but definitely will on our next visit back. They also have a spa and fitness center, which lets be honest, are essential to any vacation!

Our favorite property amenity was complimentary transportation to the theme parks, including Disney. They have designated drop off and pick up times, which is super helpful for planning your day.


Superbowl Party Ideas

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Super Bowl Party Ideas

Can you believe the Superbowl is this weekend?! Who are you rooting for? With it coming up, I wanted to share some easy ways to make your home game day ready! These really can be used for any game, so make sure to check my Pinterest for the latest and greatest.

I originally wanted to put turf down as my base, but saw this cute table runner and decided to go with it instead. I bought green and white balloons We actually had these BAR letters from our wedding, but I found some black letters here and I love how they light up and really help set the theme.

I love the metal on the marquee letters, so I added some tin cans to put napkins and silverware in. This set is perfect because it includes the napkins, plates and cups.

For setting the table, I made the drink dispenser the focal point. I wish I found my chalkboard sign, because writing Water Break would have been super cute.

For the food, I started with this 3-tiered serving tray. We’ve used it for every holiday and it has been one of our best serving dishes. I also keep these plastic serving trays on hand. They come in a pack of 3 and are super inexpensive. I used black paper food trays for the corn dogs so people could easily eat and dip.

I made chicken strips, meatballs, and mac and cheese in the football bowls. I also made corn dogs and bagel bites.

Last is this simple DIY cup display. I took plain white cups and just drew on them with sharpie and stacked them! Here are so more cute options and ideas: