Emergency Preparedness

Oklahoma City Tornado Relief


I love Teleflora is doing this.

For every bouquet sold by May 31st Teleflora will donate $1.00 to the Red Cross.

Order and pay for all your bouquets for the next few months. Graduation is coming up, any birthdays you have in the next couple of months, flowers for a BBQ you have planned.

Teleflora - Oklahoma relief

The Red Cross is there for everyone.

Someday you may need them too.


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End of the World 2012


“The posted artwork is being used for amusement purposes only”

OMG - End of the WorldAccording to the Mayan calendar today should be “The end of the World”. The Mayan calendar is made in cycles, December 21st is the end of a Mayan calendar cycle thus “The end of the World”.

There are many people who believe nothing will happen, some believe it will be “The end of the World”, others believe it is the end of one era and the beginning of a new way of thinking and of great change, and some believe it will be some combination of all of these things. Some people are prepared for anything that happens today while others are going to parties and will treat today like any other day.

Personally, I will go about my day as normal. Although living on the west coast we are very susceptible to earthquakes so we are prepared for those.

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ETON Hand Crank AM/FM NOAA Radio w/USB Phone Charger



ETON Hand Crank Radio with USB Phone chargerBe prepared whether you’re at home or on the move, thanks to this compact weather radio. Hand turbine-, solar-, and DC-powered, the handy weather radio provides weather updates, news, and music, and even has a USB port so you can charge your phone for an emergency call.

  • Hand turbine-, solar-, and DC-powered
  • AM/FM/NOAA weather bands
  • Bright LED flashlight
  • Glow-in-the-dark locator
  • USB port for phone charging with USB charger (not included)
  • Measures approximately 5-1/2″H x 2-1/2″L x 2″W
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
    Product Features

    Color: Black

    • AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz) NOAA weatherband
    • USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included) 3.5 mm headphone input Dimensions
    • Accessories: owner’s manual, warranty card Specifications subject to change
    • Powered by solar or dynamo both of which charge internal Ni-MH battery

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Portable Power Supply – 4.5 Star Rating


I wanted to do this post due to the recent tragic destruction caused by ruthless weather we’ve had back East. Everyone needs to be prepared for any type disaster. I chose this portable power supply specifically for its ability to be re-charged by a car power adapter. If you have access to a vehicle you should never run out of power.
Be prepared, safe and connected.


Crank it up! Our Portable Power Supply delivers backup power for your home, car or boat when you need it most. Great for camping, tailgating and traveling, too! An essential for every household, our Portable Power Supply is the definitive backup power source for up to 7 hours in any emergency situation. Features plugs and USB ports to power TVs, computers, radios, cell phones, MP3 players and more. Built-in super LED flashlight provides bright illumination and security in dark areas. Also includes cables for jump-starting a car or boat.

Now you can hook it up to your car’s power outlet, too. Totally out of juice but near a car? Our Power Supply can be charged from any vehicle car power adapter.

Use it once, and you’ll never want to be without it!
The multi-functional Portable Power Supply provides AC power (adapter included) for lights, TVs, stereos, small appliances and computers, as well as DC power for jump-starting cars and boats (cables included). For powering computers and electronics, there’s a USB 2.0 power source. An LCD screen lets you know how much power you’ve got. The Portable Power Supply fits easily in closet or trunk, and even has a built-in carry handle. Keep it fully charged by plugging it into an AC outlet, and you’ll always be ready for storms, blackouts and dead batteries. But if the charge runs out, no worries… simply turn its crank and you’re back in business!

Don’t be left in the cold and dark. Order your Portable Power Supply today!

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How to Fireproof your Costumes


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I found this as I was doing Halloween research.

I thought it might help all of you.

Let me know what you think

Fireproof Your Costumes

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Fire Prevention Week


October 7th through October 13th is Fire Prevention Week

Each year, fires cause numerous deaths and millions of dollars in loss of property. Homes must have a good fire prevention program as well as a well-trained and well-equipped fire department. About half of all fires are caused by carelessness or lack of common sense. One out of ten is caused by cigarettes, matches, or other smoking materials.

Public education has brought great improvement in fire prevention in the United States and Canada. Many people have learned to take precautions against fire. Boys and girls in schools practice fire drills and learn how to prevent fires. They bring that information home to their parents. Each year, the President of the United States sets aside a week in October as Fire Prevention Week.

Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this entire week as Fire Prevention Week, to educate and keep people informed on how to be safe from the disastrous effects of fire.

Causes of Fires in the Home

Each person is urged to examine his own home, both inside and out, and to make it safe from fire.
Carelessness causes most fires in the home. Does your home pass this checklist?

Chimney Fire – can break out when too hot a fire is kindled in the furnace.
Attic Fire – can start when an overheated chimney ignites materials stored in an attic.
Fire Can Blaze Up in Paint Cans – if they are stored in warm basements.
Fire From Hot Ashes – can flare up when they are stored in an improper container.
Fire on a Workbench – can start if a connected soldering iron or wood burning tip is left untended.
Fire in a Closet – can begin when overloaded fuse box ignites clothes or rags.
Fire in Waste Paper – can begin if trash is stored carelessly in a basement.
Fire from Poor Wiring – in an appliance or wall can quickly spread to nearby curtains.
Fire in a Chair – can start when a careless smoker drops hot ashes.
Flashback Fire – starts when cleaning fluid fumes from a sink reach the furnace.
Closet Fires – can start when spontaneous combustion sets rags or mops on fire.
Fire in a Grease pan or Deep Fryer – on a stove can ignite nearby curtains.
Fire in a Wastebasket – can flare up if hot cigarette ashes are emptied into it.
Curtains or Furniture Can be Set Ablaze – by a child playing with matches.
Fire in Bedding – can happen when a careless smoker falls asleep in bed.

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How to Save Money at Target





There’s a science to shopping at Target. Here’s how to get the best bargains. (Photo: Thinkstock & Yahoo.com)

Between back-to-school sales and everyday bargains, Target is an all-purpose shopping destination for plenty of people. But there’s a science to shopping at Target, and these tips and tricks can help you save even more money.
Just because something is on clearance at Target doesn’t necessarily mean that’s as low as the price will go. There’s a lot of information to be found on those little red clearance stickers that can help you determine if it’s the best deal you can get. In the bottom-left corner of the tag is the item’s original price. In the bottom-right corner is the current sale price. And in the top-right corner is the percentage off. Regular prices at Target always end in a “9,” savvy shoppers have noted, but clearance items can be priced at 15 percent, 30 percent, 70 percent, 75 percent, or even 90 percent off.

Learn to decipher Target’s clearance price tags to get even better bargains. (Photo: Property of Yahoo.com)

Food, furniture, and electronics generally don’t drop by more than 15 percent, some savvy shoppers point out, but holiday items may end up 90 percent off at the end of the season. The key is to check if the price ends in a “4.”

“If the price on the sticker ends in an ‘8,’ it will be marked down again,” says Kelly at FaithfulProvisions.com. “If it ends in a ‘4,’ that’s the lowest it will be. So if you see a price ending in a ‘4’ at 50 percent off, you might want to grab it now, because it’s not going to get any cheaper.”

Target has a team of employees who focus on marking down merchandise, and certain departments get marked down on certain days, several frugal bloggers have noted. According to TargetSavers.com, Clippergirl.com, and others, the general Target markdown schedule is:

Monday: Children’s clothing, baby items, electronics, and office supplies/gift wrap/stationary.
Tuesday: Women’s clothing, home decor and domestic items

Wednesday: Men’s clothing, toys, food, health and beauty, garden items
Thursday: Housewares, lingerie, shoes, sporting goods, luggage

Friday: Cosmetics, jewelry, hardware, automotive, and home improvement

Ask a Target associate what the markdown schedule is for your local store, since schedules — and prices — may vary by location. “In addition to knowing the day of the week, it’s important to know that they mark things down to the next level every two weeks,” writes Kelly at Faithful Provisions. “So, if you’re watching an item and see it was just marked down 50 percent, come back the same day in another two weeks and you should find it at 75 percent off.”

Be warned, though: If you hold out for that better discount, the item may be sold out when you come back. And if the item was purchased online but returned to a store, it might be the only one of its kind in the place — and it will be priced to sell.

“The best deals you will find at Target are returned online-only items,” wrote Reddit user “goldenglove2,” a former Target employee. “Most of the time they go straight to 90 percent off because there is no place for them on the planogram.”

Those deeply discounted items often end up on the end caps of rarely trafficked aisles, several Target fans have pointed out, and though they’re clearly labeled “Clearance,” the items aren’t necessarily in any kind of order.

“At our store we literally close our eyes and toss,” Target employee “santisanti” confessed on Reddit.

If you’re shopping for toys, it’s best to stock up in January, when stores make room for spring and summer stock, and in late July or early August, when the fall and winter toys come in. Holiday merchandise tends to get marked down quickly once the big day has passed; experts call it “the 3-3-2 rule.” The first three days after the holiday, items are 50 percent off. For the next three days, they’re 75 percent off. For two days after that, they’re 90 percent off and, after that, whatever is left goes to Goodwill.

If you don’t have the time to track clearance prices, you can still minimize your bill in other ways:

Sign up for a Target Red Card. You can save 5 percent every time you use it, and if you prefer to shop online at Target.com the Red Card will get you free shipping.

Watch for the Daily Deal. Keep track of Target’s Daily Deal offerings — up to five items at a bargain price plus free shipping.

Bring your own bags. Most Target stores will give you 5 cents off for every bag you use, according to Quizzle.

Clip (or print) coupons. Target offers plenty of store coupons on their website and through their mobile coupon program, and you can use them in conjunction with the manufacturer’s coupons you find online or clip from your local newspaper; maximize your savings by using them on trial-size items when you can. Also: The store sometimes prints high-value coupons at the bottom of your receipt, so check them before you toss them.

Keep your receipt. Target will match prices in a competitor’s printed ad as long as the product has the same brand name and model number and the ad is from within seven days of your purchase. They won’t match prices from Target.com or other online retailers, but if they put the same item on sale less than a week after you buy it, they’ll give you back the difference.

Sign up for the Birthday Club. If you sign your kids up for Target’s Birthday Club,” they’ll get a special birthday offer every year (About.com says that offer is a coupon for $5 off any $50 purchase.)


How to Save Money at Target (yahoo.com)

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Daily Deals!! Daily Deals!! Daily Deals!!


Check out my “Daily Deals” page…..Daily!



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Gold Box: New Deals. Every Day.


If you are looking for good Amazon deals and bargains, Gold Box is the place to come. They are your online one-stop shop for savings and specials on our products. Need a last-minute gift for your spouse, grandmother, or co-worker? You can find great deals from Amazon’s Gold Box regardless of whether you are looking for items for yourself or your family and friends.

The Deal of the Day features hand-picked daily deals with low prices on top electronic products, video games, tools, items for your kitchen and home, sporting goods, computer software, and more. Every day you will see the Gold Box Lightning Deals displaying limited-time deals at great prices; make sure you buy quickly because these deals will go away fast. The Best Deals include hundreds of items throughout Amazon to pique your interest for savings on HDTVs; movies or TV shows; fashion items like clothing, jewelry, and watches; toys; and magazines.

Gold Box is Amazon’s headquarters for great deals and specials; browse, shop, and save today. Come back often as our deals update daily.

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Prepare for any emergency


Earthquakes, fires, floods. We all need to be prepared.



Prepare for any emergency with RadioShack’s help. Stay informed. Stay connected. Stay illuminated. Stay charged at RadioShack.com!


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