The Life of Bon: Getting sneezy with it, nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Monday, October 21, 2013

Getting sneezy with it, nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with 
Pollinate Media Group® and Kleenex but all opinions are my own. 
#KleenexAllergy #pmedia

Autumn is upon us and you all know what that means...


I am an avid lover of fall.  Who isn't, right?  The weather has finally cooled off after the blistering summer, the leaves start to turn, football starts up- I think we'd all have to be a pack of morons to not love September and October.

The only problem with the beauty of fall is allergies.  They incessantly plague my two favorite seasons- spring and fall.  Ever since I was a little girl I have suffered from allergies, and so I figured a mandatory quality in a mate must be that he too shares in my semiannual suffering- cue Greg!

For the past four weeks or so we have been a walking team of sneezing, rubbing, sneezing, blowing, and more sneezing.  No medicine seems to do the trick for us and so we have resigned ourselves to a lifetime of sneezy springs and itchy falls.

Luckily we don't tear our noses up completely because we are total brand snobs and only use Kleenex.  You see, when I moved to college I bought the cheapest tissues I could find to combat my allergies.  They were pretty much straight cardboard and it didn't take me long to discover that with how often I was wiping and rubbing my nose it would need to be all Kleenex all the time.  The fact of the matter is that after 100+ rubs your nose starts to get scratchy and itchy and so in addition to allergies you now have a flaky, crusty bleeding nose.  It's gross.  That's why you need a soft tissue that protects your little nose people!

Thus my reasoning for only allowing Kleenex around these parts.  They are by far the softest tissues on the market and they help prevent me from looking like Rudolph during non stop sneezing season.  We pretty much decorate the house with Kleenex in the fall, that's how pathetic it is.  In the bathroom, in the bedroom, in the living room, we've got Kleenex EVERYWHERE.

Let's play... spot the Kleenex!

^^Please ignore the grossness of our bathroom shelf.  We don't have bathroom cupboards.

Right now at Target (I know you want an excuse to go to Target- admit it!) you can buy a Kleenex 4 pack and get a wallet pack (2-pk) or pocket pack (3-pk) for FREE.  Click here for the coupon. (I just brought it up on my smart phone and the cashier scanned it from there.)  The coupon is only good while supplies last so hurry on over.  

Also Greg just looked over this post for me and said, "We do use a lot of Kleenex."



  1. Hey, we have the same tv stand as you! Bonnie, you are funny. I never had allergies until I moved to Europe. There's no such thing as weed control here. You better not come in the spring. The dandelions grow like weeds here. Haha!

  2. you look so cute in that outfit!!!

  3. I have just been a little better from allergies. As soon as I'm out of bed in the morning I'm sneezing all over, you know how difficult and gross it is, sigh!

    I shall be equipped with kleenex nect time I get allergies which I'm so prone to and have been living with.

  4. I bet you have a nice stash for your classroom too huh? I also have this issue that I usually like it to be kleenex brand because its just so nice.

  5. TRUTH. There are certain products you just can't skimp on and go generic, and that definitely applies to tissues! (Toilet paper as toilet paper is THE WORST.)

  6. Just bought some Kleenex to restock a few weeks ago...and I got them at Target! We didn't actually bust it open until this morning when I used the last tissue upstairs. Now I wish I had waited, so I could have gotten FREE Kleenex.

    Also, I know how to make curtains to hide your bathroom shelf if you are interested. :)

  7. I have to so go to target now. I just developed allergies this year and it has been the worse experience ever because it is not going away.

  8. haha you are adorable! Love you Bonnie. Thank goodness for Kleenex! haha.

  9. Tissues, something every household needs, my parents have a box in most rooms.

  10. I am OBSESSED with the skirt you are wearing. Where did you get it??