CAUTION! Are Your Car Floormats Safe?

CAUTION! Are Your Car Floormats Safe?

Today I want to share an important safety tip about floormats in your cars and trucks. Hubby, as you know, is a master automotive technician and he is seeing this problem frequently. People are stacking multiple floormats, towels, carpet pieces, paper, plastic bags, etc. on the floors of their car. This is a problem because those layers interfere with the gas pedal, brake pedal, and clutch pedal. Gas Pedal Interference … Continue Reading →
RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

Personally I like to be an optimist and think that things will go well, however I do know that we have to take certain safeguards in our lives to help things go well. Safety and preparedness are really important in this regard. Nationwide Insurance (disclosure: they provided this “recipe” but I was not compensated and I am not even a customer of theirs) sent me their Recipe for a Safe … Continue Reading →
Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Reminder and Tips

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Reminder and Tips

Can you believe it is so late in the year already? This means it is time once again to change your clock and change your battery! On November 3 we will all “fall behind” and change our clocks to one hour earlier. I encourage you all to also change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time. Energizer has jumped in again this year … Continue Reading →
DUI Breathalyzer Myths Debunked [infographic]

DUI Breathalyzer Myths Debunked [infographic]

Welcome to the weekend! This week’s infographic is about myths of the DUI Breathalyzer. There are lots of picnics and parties during the summer where people are drinking. The best bet is to have a designated driver, that can be a cab driver even. Just in case you think you can fool the breathalyzer test, here are some myths debunked! Continue Reading →
National Safe Boating Week [infographic]

National Safe Boating Week [infographic]

Today starts the beginning of National Safe Boating Week. I grew up being on a boat often as my parents and family love to fish. While a bass boat really is not my thing, I prefer a sailboat or a cabin cruiser or a yacht, being safe is always important regardless of the boat you are on. One very important thing is to inspect your life jacket. Has it seen … Continue Reading →
Be Careful with What You Put Out on the Curb

Be Careful with What You Put Out on the Curb

If you received some really nice gifts for the holidays – great! But be careful! Thieves will troll through neighborhoods this time of year looking for tell tale signs of homes to rob. It is a shame, but it is a fact. There are some things you can do to help reduce your risk of your home being robbed of all your new toys. Cut up large TV, computer, etc. … Continue Reading →
Keeping Kids Safe on Their Devices

Keeping Kids Safe on Their Devices

A useful infographic for you – this one with easy ways to help keep your kids safe with their new devices they may be receiving this holiday season. Think about these ideas and write a simple agreement with the specifics (for each child) and have them sign it with you. Make sure you review the rules regularly and update them as technology changes and as they mature. I also write … Continue Reading →
Planning ahead for emergencies and disasters

Planning ahead for emergencies and disasters

Over the last couple of days we have seen so much about Hurricane Sandy. Before it made landfall there was much talk about getting needed supplies and how things had run out and just a bit of mayhem it seemed. There are some things we just cannot always have in advance, but this storm has made me realize that my home does need to be better prepared for emergency situations. … Continue Reading →
Change Your Clock Change Your Battery (and giveaway)

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery (and giveaway)

On November 4 it will be time to change your clocks again. It is also the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are working again to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to keep us safe in our homes. 38% of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no … Continue Reading →
Energizer Flameless Wax Candles and Max Batteries plus GIVEAWAY

Energizer Flameless Wax Candles and Max Batteries plus GIVEAWAY

This is one of my favorite items I learned about at BlogHer ‘12. While I really love candles, I have to be really careful because my cats, well just one of them (Lottie), has caught her tail on fire – twice!  For that reason if I want the ambiance of candles I really like the idea of the newer flameless candles. However, they all are not created equally. See this … Continue Reading →