Christmas-in-a-Box #LIGHTtheWORLD

Christmas in a Box? No, not that kind of box. Want to bring the spirit of Christmas to a loved one serving in the military, on a mission, away to college, in a nursing home or maybe sick and staying in the hospital during the Christmas season?  I have the perfect idea to share with you which was created and designed by Melia from Brightly Street.  She has created a unique idea that will bring … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday Spotlight – LDS Charities #LIGHTtheWORLD

If you are reading this you survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with perhaps only a little weightloss in the wallet. That means that today is "Giving Tuesday".  The day we can turn our thoughts outward and focus on the needs of others. Today I wanted to just shine a little light on the efforts of a charity that does tremendous good in the lives of people all over … [Read more...]

The Abolitionists

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke I didn’t want to go. The conference was amazing, the workshops full of great information and my to-do list was long after the first day of the Build Your Blog Conference this spring.  There we met representatives from all sorts of related industries that wanted to partner with us.  They were all a … [Read more...]

The New-Fangled “Hay Box”

Thermal Cooker Nitty Gritty UPDATE: We had a terrific response to the contest for this Thermal cooker and one lucky person took it home. Now don't be sad if you didn't win because you can still reap the benefits of this Saratoga Jacks 7Liter Thermal Cooker.   You can get this one and a smaller version on Amazon. This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker works very much like a slow cooker. It … [Read more...]

Giveaway # 4 – Seven Winners

This giveaway has concluded...But don't worry, there are a couple more in the works. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners: 1. Berkey--Lola B. 2. Sun Oven--Mikki O. 3.Kelly Kettle--Kathy B. 4. WonderMill--Leslie D. 5. Propur--Alice F. 6.1 Seventy Two Hour Kit--Ron D. 7. 1 Seventy Two Hour Kit--Jeff C. 8. Honey--Christy M. In honor of September being National Preparedness Month, The Prepared … [Read more...]

Giveaway # 3 The Kelly Kettle

Kelly Kettle Group Giveaway Who would love to win a Kelly Kettle in our group giveaway? Tell me that you know that September is National Preparedness Month? I'm sure you do by now. A large group of my blogging buddies is trying to show the world what's amazing products are available to use in an unforeseen disaster or emergency. We are so thankful to Glen at KellyKettleUSA for sponsoring … [Read more...]

Looking out for you I am

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (or is it healthful, grammar police?) I'm late. again. :(   (I really need an assistant)  One of these days I'll feel like I'm not constantly walking up the down escalator...But, never fear, there's still time....a little over 4 days and counting as of Thursday morning. If you are like me I think you'd agree that we all want to make better health and … [Read more...]

Giveaway #2 The Big Berkey

National Emergency Preparedness Month I'm sure you've heard that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month? Did you know that the whole city of Toledo, Ohio was not able to use their culinary water for quite some time. They could not even boil it to make it safe because of the toxic nature of the water. This is one more reason we need to tell the world about National Emergency … [Read more...]

Giveaways Galore for National Preparedness Month

Unless you've been in a cave for the last little bit you've probably heard that September is National Preparedness Month. The kids are back in school, the routines are getting established and hopefully we have a little time to concentrate on our Preparedness efforts. Things like canning our summer harvest, Getting the vehicles ready for winter, and Rotating supplies in our Emergency kits are all … [Read more...]

Back to school and Emergency contacts

It's back to school time in my neck of the woods...why it's so early I'll never understand. Regardless it's time for new clothes, school supplies, Registration, Back-to-school nights, Meet the teacher and all the general busy-ness that comes this time of year. At our school we all congregate in the gym and go from table to table to fill out all forms, pay the fees, sign up for this or that and … [Read more...]