I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Clever Girls Collective on behalf of Claritin®. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program.

I have never suffered with allergies more than this year. I mean suffering. When I received the email asking me if I would be willing to speak about Claritin, I couldn’t resist. I am willing to try anything at this point and I am so glad I did.

Long-time allergy sufferer and design expert Sabrina Soto is working with the makers of non-drowsy Claritin® to share her ideas for making indoor and outdoor spaces more beautiful, functional and allergy-friendly. Visitwww.facebook.com/claritin to see some of Soto’s tips and jumpstart your ideas.

Since it’s really warm out and my kids love to be outdoors, I decided to focus on Sabrina’s outdoor suggestions.

  • Decorate your outdoor space on a limited budget with a brightly colored market umbrella and just make sure it’s weather resistant.    I just purchased two outdoor umbrellas – along with being allergy free, I have become more aware of too much sun and want to avoid that all costs.
  • Garden in the morning – since peak pollen production happens early in the morning the best time to garden and to do other other outside activities later in the day to minimize exposure to allergens.
  • Looking to add color to your garden, without adding new allergens?   Gladiolas and peonies are good choices for low-allergy plants.
  • Love trees but hate the allergens? This spring, plant both flowering trees and bold greenery instead of pollen producing plants in your garden.   The flowering dogwood, double-flowered cherries and magnolia are good trees for this.

I love gardening and plan to follow all of Sabrina’s tips.  Between the non-drowsy Claritin® and Sabrina’s tips this will definitely make my allergies manageable.

For tips on making your home and garden more beautiful, functional and allergy-friendly visit www.Facebook.com/Claritin. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.


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