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Emergency First Aid Kit Essentials You Need if You Have to “Bug Out” of Your Home

This post contains ads. I reviewed my personal first aid kit supplies and I thought I would share it with you!  As some of you know, I’m a registered nurse.  Being prepared medically for an emergency is a priority for me.  Whether you are in a hunker-down-at-home situation or you have to evacuate, a first aid kid will reduce the risk of a medical issue stopping you in your tracks.   Supplies are not the only thing that you need to provide assistance in an emergency.  Knowledge is essential.  It’s vital to know what to do and when to do it. ...

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How to Make Your Emergency Water Storage Portable

This post contains ads. Every summer I revisit my emergency preparedness efforts to see what I can improve.  Right now I am working on my emergency water storage.   I have some water stored, but I have always worried about it’s lack of mobility.  Hopefully, if I ever need it I can use what I have staying here at home, but what if we have to bug out in a hurry?  Well, I came up with a really simple plan to make some of my emergency water storage mobile!  After all, you’re mobile.  Your drinking water should be, too!    ...

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Summer Activities for Kids

This post contains ads. Summer is here moms!  That means that summer activities for kids is probably on your mind, right?  Don’t panic!  I’m here to help!  I made a list to keep my kiddo busy this summer, so I thought I would share it with you. If you have ideas that aren’t on my list, share them in the comments and I will add them!  At the end of my summer activity list, there’s an extra list of ideas for those of you who live in the Salt Lake City area!     Summer Activities for Kids    ...

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My Grandma’s Chocolate Mocha Frosting

This post contains ads. This week I made my grandmother’s chocolate mocha coffee frosting recipe to put on some cupcakes.  Delicious recipes from loved ones who have passed on are extra special and it was a yummy stroll down memory lane.  Let me explain…       Chocolate Mocha Coffee Frosting           A few weeks ago when we were in Kansas City, we spent some time with my extended family.  It was so good to be together again, just hanging out, laughing, and relaxing.  While we were there, my aunt mentioned some old recipes of my grandma’s...

Kansas City Vacation

Kansas City Vacation

Hey, guys!  I just got back from a trip recently.  We had a lovely Kansas City vacation to see my family and also went to Manhattan, Kansas, to see one of our daughters graduate from college at Kansas State University.  Just for fun I thought I’d share a little bit about our trip with you!       Our Kansas City Vacation         My husband and I flew to Kansas City International Airport with our youngest kiddo and we rented a car.  We headed to my cousin’s house near Kansas City, which is where we stayed most...

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10 Unique Planter Boxes and Flower Pots

This post contains affiliate links. I’m getting ready to plant my starter plants this week, including some flowers.  I’ve been looking at planter boxes, trying to find ideas  to give the interior and exterior of our home more color.  I searched high and low and selected my faves to share with you, in case you need some garden ideas to beautify more than just your garden!       10 Unique Planter Boxes and Flower Pots           Caring is sharing!  Please click to tweet!       Are you ready to check out my faves?  OK! ...

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Things You Should Know When Learning How to Plant a Garden

This post contains affiliate links. Hello, my friend!  Are you thinking this is the year to start gardening, but you don’t know how to plant a garden?  Planning is key as you prepare for a successful garden.  Need some garden ideas?  To help you plan, I put together some of my best tips …things you should know when learning how to plant garden!       Things You Should Know When Learning How to Plant a Garden             Before You Plant a Garden   First, you should decide what you want to plant in your garden. ...

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11 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Backyard Chickens

This post contains affiliate links. Have you been thinking about getting backyard chickens?  If you have, there are some things that you need to know before you get them!  I love the convenience of having fresh, organic eggs anytime that I need them.  After all, it is such a bummer when you go to make brownies and you discover you don’t have enough eggs, right?  But there is more to having backyard chickens than just fresh eggs daily! I should mention that people ask me sometimes whether having backyard chickens saves us money (on eggs).  By the time we feed,...

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11 Inspiring Places to Visit When You Go Camping

Camping season is coming soon, my friends!  Are you starting to think about places to visit this summer?  Well, I put some ideas together for you of beautiful, fascinating places to see that have camping on site or nearby.   I am not recommending any particular campgrounds in this post…I just want to give you ideas of amazing places you could camp near so that you can check them out.  Get your paper and pen and take notes!       11 Inspiring Places to Visit When You Go Camping         Camping Destination Ideas   Yellowstone National...

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How to Get Organized with the Amazon Echo Dot

This posts contains affiliate links that help support this site. Not only is the Amazon echo dot a lot of fun, but did you know it can help you get organized?  The Amazon echo dot has a virtual personality named Alexa.   She can do fun things like tell you jokes, play music, and answer random trivia questions, but she also can really help you get organized and save time!  You can ask her to help you with all sorts of things!  I want to share with you some of my favorite tips for using Alexa and the Amazon Echo Dot...