Friday, October 11, 2013

23 Fire Prevention Week RamSign Giveaway

Imagine ~ someone in your family needs emergency medical call 9-1-1, Can your address be spotted quickly and clearly"

There is a fire in the back of your house and the Fire Department is rushing to your location...
will valuable time be wasted looking for your house number?

 Visible Address Saves Valuable Time

When every minute counts you want to help emergency personnel find your house QUICKLY!

That is why I was so EXCITED when RAMSIGN contacted me and offered one of their beautiful House Signs to one LUCKY reader...I screamed "YES PLEASE!"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

4 Fire Prevention Week ~ The Safe Alternative to Candles

This is the fourth in a series for Fire Prevention Week. Click here to read why I am so passionate about Fire Safety - The Night I Lost Everything...  


Advice from a Fire Lieutenant's Wife

Home ~ Sweet Smelling ~ Home

In a heartbeat a scent can transport me to another time and place in my life.
  • Sweets baking in the oven on a cold day...Nana
  • Roses displayed in a beautiful vase on the counter...Mom
  • Fresh apples...My Sister
  • A warm ocean breeze...our family time while stationed in Puerto Rico. 
A house becomes a HOME when it is filled with beautiful memories and scents.  I have always been obsessed with making my home smell wonderful ~

I used to make this possible with candles...but I have fallen asleep and even went to bed with one burning! (PLEASE DON'T TELL MY HUSBAND)
I started to wonder if the homey smell was worth the risk and then I discovered Scentsy!
Have you tried Scentsy? It is the safe alternative to candles and recommended by my Firefighter Husband!

What is Scentsy?

Scentsy Electric Candles are ceramic candle warmers that use a low-wattage light bulb to heat and melt highly-scented long-lasting Scentsy Wax. All you do is plug your warmer, turn it on, with a cube of your favorite Scentsy wax scent inside the warmer dish top.

Have you tried Scentsy? It is the safe alternative to candles and recommended by my Firefighter Husband!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

10 Fire Prevention Week - Tips From a Fire Lieutenant

This is the Third Post to Celebrate Fire Prevention Week.

Fire Prevention Week! Safety Tips from a Fire Lieutenant

I am very passionate about Fire Safety! Not only have I experienced a house fire but I am married to a wonderful Firefighter!

Fire Safety Tips from a Fire Lieutenant

  • Stop by your local fire station and meet the Firefighters. Show your children that they are people in our community that help us.  Explain that they are real people (Fathers. Brothers or Mothers) who help during a fire.  Ask if they can see the fire gear.  The bunker gear and helmet might frighten a child during a real emergency causing them to hide!
Fire Prevention Week! Safety Tips from a Fire Lieutenant

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

8 Fire Prevention Week - Home Fire Escape Plan

Is Your Family Prepared for a Fire?

I hope you had the opportunity to read My Story and understand my passion for Fire Safety!
If you missed it Please Click on the Picture
 When my house was engulfed with flames I didn't make great choices. 
  • I ran around dazed and confused
  • I thought about saving stuff and not me
  • I ignored all the things I had learned at some point in my life
Those mistakes could have cost me my life.  The only place I was taught about fire safety was in elementary school.  My family never reviewed the safety tips at home, therefore when faced with a  real fire, nothing was practiced or perfected in my mind.

Monday, October 7, 2013

41 The Night I Lost Everything...

I was exhausted, in that deep stage of sleep, I heard a noise I couldn't focus on.  It seemed so far away. What was that constant noise? It got louder and louder creeping up on me in a slow steady movement. I awoke to find my dog, Nikki, standing over me barking in my face.  I couldn't see her...where was I? What was that smell and that fog...
The Night I Lost Everything Except Me, a true story brought to you by Life After Empty Nest

Saturday, October 5, 2013

15 Kitchen Overhaul Part 2 - Living in Chaos

This is Part 2 in our Kitchen Overhaul Series. Click to read Part 1.

Living in Chaos ~ Kitchen Remodel

We had the vision...
Our Kitchen Overhaul part 2 - Living in Chaos brought to you by Life After Empty Nest.

 and what was NOT working...
Our Kitchen Overhaul part 2 - Living in Chaos brought to you by Life After Empty Nest.
now it was...

Demo Time!

The ceiling was too low...there would be no saving these cabinets, it truly ALL had to go....
the ripping, tugging....
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

22 Kitchen Overhaul Part One ~ Our 80's Horror!

It ALL started with this...
A hubby that loves to cook (I'm a lucky gal) and his obsession with this stove! He fell in love with this Duel Fuel Beauty in the form of a GE Monogram...the rest is history.
But it was quite a feat to get here so...Let me tell you the rest of the story.

The Kitchen ~ Before 

I guess I shouldn't say it started with that beautiful stove because it was more like this...

I know...WOW! Right?! Not exactly a "chef's kitchen". When we purchased our 80's house my husband, Todd could "see" the possibilities...I know he is very capable of making those visions a I had to TRUST that this would not be my "forever" kitchen.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

22 A Little Claireification - One Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY

Happy Blogiversary to You...
Happy Blogiversary to You! 
Happy First Blogiversary A Little Claireification
Dear Readers This Giveaway is for...YOU!!!
Win a $300 Gift card from Amazon or Target in A Little Claireification First Blogiversary Giveaway!
I am SUPER EXCITED to be part of this First Blogiversary Celebration
for my dear friend,
and fellow Irish Woman Claire!

Claire from A Little Claireification was one of the first Bloggers to reach out to me 
through email.  I was excited to learn:
 she grew up in Jacksonville, 
her Mom was a teacher for Duval Schools (like ME), 
she is Irish (LIKE ME)  
I LOVE Claire's Blog and get so many fantastic ideas from her!
(make sure you hop over and check A Little Claireification out!)

Time To Celebrate!

The winner will have the choice of a $300 gift card for Target or Amazon (Winners Choice!)
This giveaway is live until October 13th at midnight!
Keep in mind that you can tweet once a day to keep those entries up!
(The giveaway is for US residents only, sorry!)
Now, all that’s left is to enter, GOOD LUCK!

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 Thanks for Reading and Celebrating! (GOOD LUCK!)