Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Emergency Kits – Gloves


“Emergency preparedness is a team sport,” Eric Whitaker   “Assessing, developing, attaining and sustaining needed emergency preparedness, response and recovery capabilities is a difficult task that requires sustained leadership …. There is a no silver bullet, no easy formula.” William Jenkins   This week, our focus is going to be on GLOVES…two types:   Latex …

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Jan 27

Ev’s Sweet N’ Spicy Salmon Recipe


I love, LOVE salmon.  The trouble is, it’s rarely something I can afford, so I don’t eat it very often.  When I happen to find it on sale for less than $4 a pound, I will buy it, but I’m pretty fearful of trying new recipes with it…cause what if it isn’t good?  I aint’ …

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Jan 26

Thoughtful Thursday – Friendship


The Arrow and the Song I  shot an arrow in the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly as it flew, the sight Could not follow in its flight.   I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where. For who has sight so …

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Jan 24

Emergency Kits – Tweezers


This week let’s add TWEEZERS to our first aid kits. via   I’ll be perfectly honest, I’ve NEVER bought a pair of tweezers before.  We own 3 pair, but that’s because they’ve come in first-aid kits I’ve bought.  I was thinking about it, and couldn’t remember ever buying them by themselves.   The good news …

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Jan 23

FREE 28-Day Diabetes Meal Planner


It can be so difficult to make meal plans…even when you have a fridge and pantry full of food, sometimes it feels like there’s nothing to eat!  It’s even worse when you can’t have gluten, trust me. I would imagine that those with diabetes have the same problem.  I received this offer in my inbox …

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Jan 20

Pumpkin Coconut Bread – Gluten Free


Ever since giving up gluten, I have had some major food cravings.   You know, for things like donuts, muffins, BREAD. That kinda thing.   Unfortunately, I haven’t found many homemade gluten free bread recipes that I’ve liked.  I’ve tried a ton of them, but haven’t found THE ONE.   I decided to ease my …

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Jan 19

Thoughtful Thursday – Patience


“If certain mortal experiences were cut short, it would be like pulling up a flower to see how the roots are doing.  Put another way, too many anxious openings of the oven door, and the cake falls instead of rising.” – Neal A. Maxwell (photo) “A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel …

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Jan 18

Make Your Own: Homeade Liquid Hand Soap


  I’ve always preferred liquid to bar soap, but honestly, I’ve always used bar soap because it’s cheaper.  Now that I have kids I’ve  found that they wash their hands much better with the liquid…it’s easier to squirt a little out and wash it off, there isn’t a slippery bar to grasp, and frankly, they’re …

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Jan 17

Emergency Kit – Scissors


“Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness” Don Williams Jr   Isn’t that a great quote?  It’s so true… This week, we’re going to focus on adding  SCISSORS to our emergency/72-hour kits.   via   Now, typically when we think of scissors for emergency kits, we think of the surgical kind, pictured above.  That …

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Jan 16


Some of my favorite quotes from my  family last year: Buddy Boy:  “Mom, can I have milk?” Mom: No BB: Can I have juice? Mom: No BB: Can I have water?  Mom: No BB: Can I have slime? “You know, life is hectic, stressful, and certainly not easy.  Yet when I look at my children, …

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