Stock and Rotate Emergency SuppliesSince you never know when an emergency is going to happen, I stay stocked up and prepared year round. I have a specific cabinet set up with canned foods, cereals, powdered milk, water, pet foods and other necessities.
Prepare a Disaster Bin For EmergenciesI live in southeastern NC and although we don't get the full force of hurricanes like you do in FL, we do get the damaging winds, rains, and tornadoes spun off from the storms. So keeping disaster bins is important here too.
Mesh Laundry Bag With Baby Shower GiftA friend of mine is having her first baby soon, so I have been having a ball knitting and crocheting for the new little one. I went to the dollar store and picked up a bunch of those mesh laundry bags.
Warning: Avoid Citrus Products with PenicillinThis is a tip that my daughter and I learned the hard way. Most doctors won't tell you that penicillin and citrus don't go together. The citrus (OJ or any other citrus) will negate all the benefits of penicillin.
Keep House Cool Without ACWhere I live the summer's get pretty hot and muggy, many times temps will be 90s and 100s, with humidity at or above 50 percent. And if I ran the A/C, my electric bill would be close to or above $400 a month, way more than I can afford!
Summer Cars Can Be Dangerous To Your PetThere are many things to consider before deciding to take your beloved pets in the car with you, whether you are running errands around town or traveling.
My Cleaning Made SimpleInstead of keeping specific cleaning things for specific jobs, I have learned to "generalize" my supplies. So now, I keep on hand the following things for cleaning any room in the house.
Crocheted LapghanThis was crocheted using Super Saver yarn and a size H hook. It uses 2 colors: one solid, one matching variegated. Works up very quickly and is warm without being heavy. This was made for a friend with cerebral palsy.
Keeping Trick or Treaters and Pets...Halloween is around the corner, which presents a myriad of potential dangers that can take dogs, cats, and their owners completely by surprise. If you want to include your dog in your Halloween celebration, make it an event that is safe and enjoyable for both of you.
Traveling With PetsMany of us travel with our pets, and when we do there are always worries with hotels, maids, leaving the pets in the car while we go in and eat, among other things. Here are my solutions. I have used these for many years and have never once had the least bit of a problem.
Buddy (Miniature Dachshund)Buddy is a 7 years old Miniature Dachshund. His birthday is March 7. We got him from a breeder at 8 weeks old. I traveled 300 miles to get him and he's been worth each and every mile, and then some!