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Emergency Medications ON THE GO (and an Allermates Giveaway!)

Kathy Thornburg


We take epinephrine injectors every place we go every single day. It's important to us to find useful products to take all of these emergency meds from place to place and to come up with systems that help us always know where our meds are and to never leave them behind. Over the years, we've learned what works best for us and what items we've outgrown as our needs change.

Watch the video above to hear what products we've used in the past and products that are on the market that might work well for you. The new Allermates My Meds bag is sure to become our new favorite (especially for travel since it's the only bag that will hold EVERYTHING).

The My Meds bag in the video is available for preorder for $20 and will ship out in mid-September. A big advantage to this option is that it is made specifically for allergy and asthma medications.

What can fit in the My Meds bag? Here's what I managed to fit in one as reference (picture above does not include all the items listed below).

  1. Rescue inhaler
  2. Daily inhaler
  3. Inhaler chamber
  4. 2 epinephrine autoinjectors
  5. Bandaids
  6. Neosporin
  7. OTC allergy med liquid and cup (for dog allergy reactions)
  8. Insurance card
  9. Allergy and asthma action plans
  10. Emergency contact information
  11. Allergy awareness bracelet

Everything fit pretty comfortably until I added the inhaler chamber. It definitely fits, but it's just so long that you have squeeze the mask end a bit while zipping it closed. I think a bag any bigger than this would be bulky and difficult to cart around so I'm willing to wiggle the zipper to squeeze it all in this size! The velcro pockets inside of the bag are almost the right size for our inhalers but not quite. One fits perfectly and the other one needs to be put in upside down and the mouthpiece portion has to hang out the top.

Click HERE to preorder your My Meds bag at! While you're there, check out there other awesome products (my son is REALLY into the Guide to Allergies book and is having me read it a lot!)

If you want to check out some Allermates products available on Amazon, here you go!




Winner will get to choose one of the dog tags pictured below, allergen alert stickers, and one blue "I Have Allergies" bracelet. Giveaway open to those living in the US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

Love With Food- Subscription Box Service with a Gluten Free Option

Kathy Thornburg

There's something very exciting about subscription boxes. They seem to have ones available for just about every hobby or need you could imagine. It's like a present you give yourself every month! Surely I'm not the only person who feels like a kid on Christmas when that FedEx man brings you a package you forgot was on it's way.

I'll be honest, I've never had one of these box subscriptions before. Mostly because I am one of the thriftiest (ok...cheapest) people I know. I mean...I still have a flip phone to save a few $$$ a month.

Enjoy Life Foods and Love With Food recently sent me a box and boy was it fun to go through. All gluten free and top 8 free goodies that my kids were begging to rip open and devour.

So is Love With Food right for your family? Maybe! It all depends. If you have no dietary restrictions, it looks fabulous! You'll get a lot of quality foods to try and might find your new favorite brand to keep on stock. If you only avoid food items containing gluten, they have a gluten free box option that would be a perfect fit. Avoiding nuts, dairy, or other allergens? This might not be the service for you. You can't customize your box to avoid a certain ingredient at this time.  I really appreciate Love With Food for taking the time to kindly respond to my questions. I totally understand that they don't have the ability right now to offer so many different customized boxes.

If you are interested in trying out Love With Food, you can try it for just a month, 3 months, 6 months, or for a whole year. The bigger plan you buy, the cheaper your monthly box.

Head to Love With Food using my referral link HERE to start your subscription today!

Here's a peek at what came in our box so you can get an idea of what they are like....

15 fans can win a free box by tagging @enjoylifefoods and using #EatFreeLove, telling Enjoy Life how they’re celebrating Celiac Awareness Month. Limited to US only and must enter by May 31st at 11:59pm PST. 

Disclaimer: We were provided with one Love With Food box to try out and enjoy.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

Kathy Thornburg

Valentine's Day is coming up! The stores are filling their aisles with Valentine themed products and especially...CHOCOLATE. I am a big fan of chocolate, but when food allergies entered our family, we stopped eating a lot of these special treats because of nut warnings. As my children are getting older, simply ignoring those store aisles doesn't seem to cut it. If I want to give my children a safe chocolate treat, I need to make it myself at home or order from a nut safe company. I keep hearing people suggest Vermont Nut Free Chocolates so it's time for me to try them for myself to see if they are as good as I've been told.

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