Who has time for sick days?! Not Me!


Hey All!

I don’t know if you know, but being a Blogger means I’m beyond busy! The holidays have arrived and it’s one of the busiest times of year. It’s also one of the most hectic times, because not only do I have an excess amount of work this time of year for the blog, I have to maintain a household and try to keep my self cootie free. I’m not complaining, as I love what I do, but it’s a lot of work. The blog is what I have fun with and the chores…well who enjoys chores right? With the Flu running ramped in schools and my husband working in a hospital, it’s only a matter of time before those germs are brought home. I work from home in my Brite & Bubbly home studio, hence why that’s a big issue if an outbreak of illness takes over the house.

Who has time for sick days?! Not me! I don’t have anyone to cover for me if I get sick. I’m working on building a team, but at the moment, I don’t have an assistant or anyone who helps me with the DIY, recipes, or photography for the site. If I get sick, all that work piles up and it doesn’t get done. We’re talking thousands of photos don’t get edited and dozens of posts don’t get done. It will all be waiting for me when I do get better and I can’t handle getting that behind. If I get behind in work, I get behind in all aspects of life.


This is a nightmare for me! Thankfully I have DayQuil/NyQuil Severe, so I can power through the day I do catch a cold. Sure whenever I’m sick, I just want to stay in my tasty treats bed and snuggle with my donut pillow. I could sleep all day and destroy my schedule, but I just can’t do that!


I keep my trusty DayQuil and NyQuil on my nightstand at the first sign of a sneeze. One dose of my DayQuil Severe gives me the power to get out of bed and get started with my day.


Just to give you an idea of what a typical day in the life of Vanessa is like, I have to get out of bed and get started on household cleaning like laundry. I have to get to the piles of clothing the family leaves for me before the dog gets to it. Yes, our dog Mr. Pink loves to sit his little dirty bum on any pile of clothing he finds! That’s him happily sitting on a $100 sweater in the picture below. He got to the piles before I could on this day. He got lucky and he couldn’t be happier! Gremlin!


After the chores are done, I have to get to work for the site and my social media channels. That can involve going through hundreds of emails, photo props for shoots, organizing schedules, shooting projects for posts, and getting posts done.


I also have to go through dozens of boxes and bags that have more new photo props or products to be used in campaigns that arrive day to day.


These props and products all have to be organized and put away as well. If I get sick all of this stays right where it is, since my husband works all day, I have to get it all done myself.


I thank my lucky stars that I can make it through the day with my DayQuil Severe when I’m feeling under the weather. I can also rest easily through the night with my NyQuil Severe. Getting a good night sleep allows me to have more energy to tackle the work awaiting me for the next day. They are both a lifesaver for my sanity, my family and my blog.

DayQuil/NyQuil Severe relieves your worst cold & flu symptoms so you can and go back to doing the things you love and can’t miss. My life is about enjoying every Brite & Bubbly moment and embracing the adventure each day brings. I’m extra thankful DayQuil/NyQuil Severe gives me relief I need when I’m feeling down to allow me to keep my edge.

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Want to learn more about how DayQuil and NyQuil can help you get through your busy day? Check out what a few of my fabulous blogger friends had to say about it in the links below:



I’d love to hear how you tackle your #NoSickDays and how DayQuil and NyQuil help you power through. Leave your stories in the comments on this post below or feel free to share and tag me @BriteandBubbly on Twitter along with @NyQuilDayQuil and the hashtag #NoSickDays, so we can check out your stories.

For all things cold and flu follow the new @NyQuilDayQuil Twitter channel.

Be sure to also check out Bows and Sequins Twitter Takeover of @NyQuilDayQuil on November 11th ! She’ll be showing the behind the scenes of a fashion blogger and explaining why she can’t take a sick day. It should be lots of fun to follow along!

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