For Your Safety

May 4, 2010

Pretty neat idea. Never thought of it before.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator.

Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:
It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it.
It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain.
It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around.

After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. When working in the yard carry your car keys with you in case you fall outside and noone hears you. You can activate the car alarm and attract attention.

Great advice for all of us!!


Mardi Gras in Mississippi

February 15, 2010

Our oldest grandson is visiting and this weekend was our neighborhood Mardi Gras parade so we decided to go. This parade is never really crowded and it caters to families. It is safe and a fun time.

We arrived a little early and got a good parking spot.

Hope you enjoy the photos of the parade.

Lots of antique cars made it to the parade. Read the rest of this entry »


December 16, 2009

ALABAMA … Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.

  ALASKA … One out of every 64 people has a pilot’s license.

  ARIZONA … Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn’t
  follow Daylight Savings Time.

  ARKANSAS … Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

  CALIFORNIA … Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it
  would rank seventh in the entire world.

  COLORADO … In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics. Read the rest of this entry »

A Sewing Giveaway

November 15, 2009

A friend of mine is a pattern creator and along with her daughter has created The Sewing Business Blog.  This blog is full of projects, information, product reviews, and business spotlights for small to medium size sewing businesses. 

The Sewing Business Blog is having a holiday giveaway this year.  They are giving away a pair of collectable “sarah” series gingher scissors.  You can check it out here.  The giveaway goes through November 28 and they will announce the winner on Monday November 30.

This blog is a great place for all sewing business owners to check out!  Good Luck in the giveaway.


June 25, 2009

Everyday this little blog gets over 200 views.  Wow!!  I never expected it would become so popular.  It has come to my attention that I have not been categorizing my blog entries.  I do not know where my brain was when I wrote all of these blog posts and then did not bother to put them in a category-DUH!!!

When I visit other’s blogs I use the category search to find more posts that might be related.  It just never occurred to me that I needed to do this on my blog.

The truth of the matter is this blog originated with my hubby Read the rest of this entry »

Sewing Lessons

March 28, 2009

A young lady from our church, Sarah, came over the other day so I could help her complete a sewing project she had started awhile ago.  I have been intending to get together with Sarah for sewing lessons but it just never happened.

Sarah had started a patchwork, Scrappy purse.  She had already assembled the pieces of patchwork and the fabric she selected is really cute.


The purse has a fiberfill inner layer … Read the rest of this entry »

Look What Came In The Mail

March 7, 2009

We got a very special letter today, from a very special grandson.


From our youngest grandson, Caleb.  I think he knows exactly how to wrap his grandparents around his little finger. 

 Thank you sweetheart, we love you so very much!!