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5:20:00 PM

Read A Bedtime Story To Your Little One No Matter How Near or Far You Are

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Good evening.
My friend, Sybil at Mamas and Coffee shared this app with me and just have to pass it on!
Send your child or grandchild a recording of their favorite book that they can listen to again and again! Be there even when you’re not ❤️
I can't wait to record some special books for my great grandkids! I'm really thankful this app is available. 
Watch the video and follow the link below. 

10:20:00 AM

Pajamas All Day

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Happy Sunday everybody. Sundays are good days to stay in PJ's all day 🀭
What are you up to today?

7:12:00 PM

Gone Before You Get There Pt. 3

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At the end of this post you will have an opportunity to sign up to be notified when e-book, 'Gone Before You Get There' is ready. It's almost complete and really would like you to have what I've shared here in the ebook form along with a lot more on this subject. Let me get to the last part I'll be sharing here for now.

Prepared to Stay Short Term
A Little at a Time

The secret to creating an emergency survival stockpile is to begin with a few items and gradually add items which allow you to increase from week to week and month to month. The key is slowly and steadily stock up. The idea isn’t to go into debt purchasing items in huge bulk amounts, thinking this will sustain you in the time of calamity. You need to set up a plan and then stick to it. Take an honest look at what you might need for at least a week or two with no water, lights, or heat (or air conditioning). What would you need to cook, how would you cook, and how would you stay warm (or cool)? Would you have water to drink and food to eat? If you must stay in your home for a short term, one of the first items you must have in your stockpile is water. Consider purchasing cases of bottled water and storing them under your bed. For many families, they’re doing good just keeping groceries on the table without purchasing anything extra. But you can begin small, by purchasing two of certain items such as condiments, canned items, packages of pasta, cans of tuna and so on. Use one and put the other one in your new stockpile. If you did this every week for a year, you would soon have that extra store that could pull you through a short-term emergency.
Be sure to cycle this food to ensure that it does not go bad. But never use any food from your stockpile without replacing it. That’s your new rule. 

Better Than Money in the Bank 
Realize that during a dire emergency, you may have money, but if there are no stores open or the stores have run out of supplies, your money is worthless. As the title of this indicates, what you need will be Gone Before You Get There. The fact is clear: food on the shelf is better than money in the bank. So determine to make the investment now! If you follow through to begin a small stockpile, you have now taken another major step in your state of preparedness. Give yourself a big pat on the back. You are no longer hiding your head in the sand pretending nothing will ever happen to you. You are now being honest and realistic. 

 I look forward to sharing more in the e-book taking a look at longer-term survival tactics which will be necessary under more catastrophic conditions. If your interested in the e-book, 'Gone Before You Get There' please sign up for the email at the link below and I'll definitely be in touch soon. The E-book is almost ready so don't lose touch with me, please! Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you. I know many of you have shared how helpful it's been and for this I'm grateful!

#maccollab #ThriveNotSurvive
7:16:00 AM

Graduation Celebration

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Good Morning. I hope you have a great Saturday. What will you be up to?
Grand daughter, Shaylee has her graduation party today. I'm excited to celebrate with her and everyone. It's an overcast and sprinkly morning so hope it improves but will most likely stay in shelter if decided to drizzle on us ☺️

#Saturday #Celebration #graduation #granddaughter
6:55:00 PM

Summer's Eve

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Good evening! What are you doing this fine Friday evening?
Did you do anything to enjoy the first day of Summer?
#evening #Friday #summer
8:00:00 AM

Take Your Dog to Work Day

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Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day.
Are you taking your dog to work today?
I don't think I can take mine to work. I make food at times and they'd love eating all that food up. lol

7:21:00 AM

Welcome Summer

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Happy Friday and First Day of Summer🚣‍♀️
What do you love about Summer? I love the warmer weather (just not the humidity), and mostly swimming. I know Rusty and Dusty like playing in their pools (not sure about Marie yet) Your turn--what's your favorite(s) about Summer?
#Friday #Summer
7:44:00 PM

Gone Before You Get There Pt 2

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Good evening. How's your week been so far?
Mine has been extremely busy.
I've been working on an e-book for you that will include all the information I am sharing and more.
I'm hopeful to have it finished by next week.
I'm also working on the new website. I had no idea a new site would involve so much and for sure it will be a work in progress for certain even after it's live. Yet, I'm excited and spurred on to take my passion to help others in the area of survival preparedness to a whole new level.
I'll also be sharing candles and soaps I create again and a lot of products for home, garden, natural care products, preparedness and more. I look forward to sharing when the new site is Live and ready to rock and roll.
So on to Part 2 of 'Gone Before You Get There!

Start Small and Work Up
Have a Well Thought Out Plan 

Your survival plan needs to be well thought out and it needs to be flexible.
Will you be forced to evacuate? Or will you be “trapped” in your home such as in the case of an ice storm or blizzard? Some disasters spell short-term
survival tactics, others may mean long-term. Still others may move you into an entirely different survival mode such as the case of nuclear or chemical warfare.

Let’s say a train carrying toxic chemicals
near your home has derailed, and you have been
ordered to evacuate. This happens suddenly,
right in the middle of a normal day. What will
you need to take with you and how quickly can
you get things put together?
Do you have access to a kit with insurance
papers, prescriptions, birth certificates,
passports and other important papers? Do you
have cash? Is your fuel tank full and if so, how
far could you make it? Do you know where to
go? Do you have a plan? 
If you answered no to all those questions, you’re not alone. Truthfully, most people wouldn’t be able to answer yes to any of those questions. Most
people have never thought about it and in all honesty, wouldn’t think about it until it’s too late – until disaster has already struck. Remember, when a crisis hits, the time to prepare has disappeared.
No one enjoys imagining the worst. Perhaps you’ve attended the latest disaster-type movie. But even then, you can come out of the darkened theater
into the light of reality once it’s over. That’s as far as most of us allow our thinking to go. It’s unpleasant indeed to realize how vulnerable we are. Our
lives are replete with multitudes of conveniences; from heat and light and running water, to washers, dryers, and automatic garage door openers. We
never really think of how much we have until the day it all goes away. Then we realize we should have thought past to the way we live today to what living
might be like tomorrow. 
It goes back to the old fable of the grasshopper and the ant. The ant diligently stores away food during the summer while the silly grasshopper
is having fun playing. When the cold of winter hits, the ants are snug and fed, and the grasshopper is dying. Again, the time to prepare is prior to any
calamity that might come.

So Where Do You Begin?

The first, easiest and most logical place to begin is to create a kit or some type of document case that can be grabbed up quickly if you need to evacuate. This will contain such things as 
- Birth certificates
 -Insurance documents
-Medical records
-Marriage license
-Divorce decree
-Government documents such as for Social Security or disability benefits
-Vehicle Titles

For any one family, this list may be longer or shorter. These should be kept in a waterproof, airtight container such as a military ammo can. If you
are forced from your home at least you’ll have legal documents and suitable identification. This will be especially helpful in case of a fire or a hurricane,
in which your entire home may be destroyed. Instead of picking through the ruins looking for your important documents, you’ll have them right with you.

The next step is to stock interim survival supplies in the trunk of your car. Keep in mind this is for short-term emergencies. These might include:
-A Case of Bottled Water
-A sheet of Heavy Plastic
-Flashlight and Fresh Batteries
-Signal Flares
-A Package of Glow Sticks
(These emergency lights are non-toxic, non-flammable and weatherproof. Lightsticks (or
glow sticks) are perfect for survival applications. Once activated, the lightstick produces reliable,
potentially life-saving light, for a predictable and dependable amount of time. You never have to
worry that a lightstick will suddenly blink out like a flashlight, and there's never a worry that a
lightstick won't last, such as a candle)

-100 hour Survival Candles
-Matches (Windproof and Waterproof)
-First Aid Kit
-Lightweight Food Items
-Beef Jerky
-Energy Protein Bars
-Powdered Milk
-Dried Fruits
-In a Cold Climate add Insulated Coveralls and Boots
-Emergency Cash (at least $20 in small bills and change)
-Toilet Paper
-A Whistle to signal for Help

Obviously your list is going to vary depending on how many are in your family and your own personal immediate needs. Get imaginative; be creative.
An author living in Oklahoma City (tornado alley) made sure she had a back up of her novel-in-progress on a computer memory stick and within easy reach.
When the massive category 5 tornado ripped through the area in 1999, her house was demolished, but her novel was safe! She had a plan and it worked.
What would be on your list? 

Another step for short-term evacuation is keeping the gas tank of your vehicle(s) topped out. Make it part of your family plan that you always have
a full tank of gas. Far too often, when families need to evacuate they forget that a loss of power means gas stations are out of business… or the lines at
the gas pumps are extremely long. If you need to get away fast and the tank is empty, you’re taking a great gamble and you may not make it to where you
want or need to go.
Take these first steps in your new survival plan. Once you have your document container prepared (and situated in a place where it’s easy to grab)
and your car survival supplies are packed, you will have made a step that fewer than 5% of the population has ever thought to make. Instead of feeling more nervous about impending disasters, you will feel immensely better. 
This exercise will place you in the mindset that is necessary to prepare on an ever increasing scale. Now we’re ready to move to the next step, survival
for the short-term. I look forward to sharing 'Gone Before You Get There Pt 3' next week. 
#MacCollab #SurviveNotThrive #SurvivalPlan

5:23:00 AM

Wonderful Wednesday

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I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
It's supposed to be a rainy day here but regardless
it's going to be a fantastic day.
Everyday holds cool stuff to happen and do.
What will you being doing today?

7:41:00 AM

National Picnic Day

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Today's National Picnic Day! Would be a good day to plan and enjoy a picnic πŸ™‚What do you think?
#Picnic #Tuesday
9:01:00 AM

Monday Adventures

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Good Morning. It's Monday and a great day to make life an adventure! Sometimes we get so caught up in what needs done or what we dread about Monday, we sure don't enjoy much of anything. Do you relate or not?
#Monday #Adventures
9:02:00 AM

Father's Day Morning

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Good Morning and Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads!

#Morning #Sunday #FathersDay
6:46:00 PM

Gone Before You Get There Pt 1

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I'm starting a series on Being Prepared in a Crisis, Today is 'Gone Before You Get There Pt 1'
Some things I've covered before. We're human and we get complacent. 
Cataclysms, disasters, catastrophes, crises, calamities, and emergencies.
They happen more often than we’d like. They can range anywhere from a major earthquake, to a blizzard, to an uncontrolled wildfire, to a localized
house fire. The best way to survive any calamity is to be prepared. But how does one go about preparing for – who knows what?
It all seems so ambiguous and far removed from where we live our daily lives. We get up, take the kids to school, go to work, come home, eat, watch
a little TV, go to bed and do it again the next day (with a few vacations thrown in for good measure). In our own comfortable routines, we are lulled into a
sense of cocooned safety which leads to complacency. 
 But then something happens – a flood that wipes you out overnight.
Perhaps a tornado rips through, or a hurricane (like the now infamous Katrina), and you realize more fully how quickly an emergency can arise.
The bizarre ice storm that covered Northeastern Oklahoma in December of 2007 left hundreds of thousands without power for a week or more in
freezing weather. Few were prepared.
In July 2008, a major flood took out a large portion of Iowa and a small part of Illinois. Hundreds of thousands of people lost power and it was a
week or more before it was restored. Water-filled homes forced people to flee. There was no drinking water because of contamination. The sewers
were flooded out. When the people needed it the most, there were no FEMA trucks so others had to step in to help.
 A few months later, Hurricane Ike hit the Texas gulf coast and devastated the area including most of the coastal city of Galveston. Again, no power and
all systems that we take for granted were disrupted.
Michael Leavitt, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, stated “Any state, any community or for that matter any citizen that
fails to prepare, assuming the federal government can take care of them… will be tragically wrong.” While this was stated in regards to a disease outbreak it is equally true for any widespread massive tragedy.

 Before the Chaos
During a crisis, you might not have the time or resources, nor will you be in the right frame of mind to consider everything that you need to. This
reiterates the importance of making well-thought out plans and storing supplies before disaster hits and you’re surrounded by chaos. Therefore, you
need to take precautions now – before it’s too late.
It’s not an easy thing to know how to prepare for a disaster for the simple fact that they are all so dissimilar. On the surface, it seems an exercise in futility. Who knows what might happen? Or when? And who can do any preparation at all when a wildfire is bearing down on your home or a tornado hits? However, just because you can’t prepare for all, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for any. There are ways and means of creating a preparedness state of mind. And that’s what Gone Before You Get There is all about. This study is designed to reveal a number of systems and tactics that are little known to the general public – tactics which could mean your very survival.  
The key, of course, is in preparedness! It’s in having a solid, well-thought out plan set in place well ahead of time. This includes mental adjustments as
well as physical.

Taking precautions can help us stay out of paralyzing fear if things should happen. Hopefully, the information contained in this series will arm you with the awareness needed for you to take action now – before it’s too late! 
Stay tuned for Gone Before You Get There Part 2!
#maccollab #ThriveNotSurvive #GoneBeforeYouGetThere #Preparedness #Complacency #Cataclysms #disasters #catastrophes #crises #calamities #emergencies
11:32:00 AM

Solar Lights that Rock

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A few days ago I shared LuminAID on the 'Thrive Don't Survive' group. This is a fantastic source of light for use after any natural disaster as well as great for camping and hiking. watch the video and be sure to stop over to LuminAid, learn more and get your solar light. Maybe get two πŸ˜‰

#thrivenotsurvive #LuminAid #SolarLight #NaturalDisaster #Hiking #Camping 
4:20:00 AM

Have a Relaxing Sunday

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Good Morning!
I hope you have a beautiful and relaxing Sunday!
9:07:00 PM

Bugging In vs Bugging Out

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 A lot of preppers talk about 'Bugging Out'.
Dan Sullivan shares a different perspective, 'Bugging In' Definitely interesting and worth looking into.
Have a watch of the video 

Click the link to learn more.

#BugginIn #BuggingOut #DanSullivan #video
6:29:00 PM

Sprouting Seeds for Survival

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Good Evening
How's your Thursday going so far?
Mine has been going well.

It's been on my mind to share about sprouting seeds for survival and in times of crisis.
Sprouts can be grown anywhere, in any climate, and in almost any condition, even in the dark.
It cost so little to sprout seeds and so simple even a child can do it.

You can sprout nearly any type of seed and harvest a tasty treat thatcan supplement for lack of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The most popular are alfalfa and mung bean sprouts. Sprouts are oneof the most complete and nutritional of all foodstested. Sprouts contain vitamins, minerals, proteins,and enzymes. In times of crisis, when you can’t growanything or get fresh produce anywhere, sprouts willprovide a consistently reliable source of fresh, high nutrient vegetables 
rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and B Vitamins. 
They pack a lot of wallop for something so small, so cheap, and so easy to grow.

All you need is a quart jar and a porous lid or covering and water. A lid with holes will do, or a
piece of nylon or cheesecloth secured with a rubber
band. They are ready to eat in about 3-5 days. You
can keep different types growing in rotation at all times.
Sprouts can be added to soups, scrambled eggs, meat dishes or mostany foods for added nutrition. Always add them after cooking as heat destroys
the nutritional value. Search resources to purchase seeds and begin practicingthe art of sprouting now. Add this item to your survival stockpile. This little
secret alone could save your life in times of crisis! But don't wait till a crisis,  start growing 
them now if your not already and add that extra nutrition to your meals. 

I like this Seed Sprouting Jar Kit shown above that includes 3 Sprouter Mason Jars with Screen Lids Stands and Trays - Sprout Germinator Set to Grow Your Own Organic Alfalfa Brocolli Microgreens Beans Seeds Sprouts from Kenley.
If you would like to investigate it further, check out the link below.
I hope you've found this information helpful.
Have a great night.
Home at Hearth Updates

#SurvivalFood #Sprouting #HighInNutrition #EasytoDo #maccollab #ThriveDontSurvive

8:30:00 PM

Have a Peaceful Evening

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Good evening! I hope your day has went well and you have a peaceful and restful night.

#GoodNight #RestfulEvening #FarmatDusk
11:56:00 AM

Sasquatch Sharing the Purple Mattress Cover

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Can Your Mattress Protector Stand up to Sasquatch 😁

#purplemattress #video #sasquatch
8:50:00 AM

Good Good Morning

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Good Morning. I actually slept in this morning Yeah!
The dogs didn't even crawl in bed and remind me to get up like usualπŸ˜ƒ
Usually it's like this hee hee

Dogs have been out and everyone fed and making dog treats for the rest of the week. I simplified my recipe over the last month-1 egg beaten, applesauce, peanut butter, chicken broth and flour. Easy Peasy πŸ˜‰So what are you up to today?

#Wednesday #Morning #dogtreats #SleepingIn
8:09:00 PM

Good Evening

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Good Evening
I hope you've had a good weekend and enjoyed your Sunday.

#Evening #weekend #Sunday
8:58:00 PM
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I wanted to share this video with Jeff Anderson I watched a few days ago.
It's a bit more radical than most of what I've previously shared. It sure has made me think a bit more about a lot of things. As Jeff mentions in the video some of us might be offended. I hope no one is. Take what is shared and if it works for you then awesome. If not that's fine too!
Here's a couple links to what Jeff is sharing if your interested after you watch the video.

#MilitarySurvivalSecrets #JeffAnderson #SurvivalSystem #Survival

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2:30:00 PM

Saturday Naps and Ridding of the Goopies

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Good afternoon. How's your Saturday going?
I had a nap and treated the dogs eyes again for the goopies.
I'm happy to report the Aloe Veterinary Spray and Aloe Gel is doing an amazing job of taking care of these goopy eyes. I've been treating them all week and so happy with the results.Yeah!
#ForeverInspired #afternoon #Saturday #AloeVeterinarySpray #AloeGelly

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