Winter is Here !!!

Are you ready for the icy roads, extreme cold, and loss of heat, power, and communications that winter storms can bring?

oh, king county says you can now text to 911 though they really suggest calling is better !

A few thoughts on preparing:

  • Check the antifreeze levels in your car.
  • Keep a flashlight, extra batteries, a windshield scraper, a shovel, booster cables, water, snacks, hats and mittens in your vehicle.
  • Insulate pipes in your home and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).
  • Keep fire extinguishers in your home, and make sure everyone knows how to use them.
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms outside bedrooms and on each floor of your home.
  • Have rock salt or an environmentally friendly alternative on hand to melt ice on walkways. Have sand to improve traction.
  • Check out more good tips on what to do before, during and after winter storms and extreme cold.

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Essentials in 2018 … about the same

Shirts Hanging on Clothes RackMy own twist on Essentials … that can move from summer to Winter and back again

 Jeans – I prefer skinnies but  do not forget to include Levis’ (boyfriend jeans ~ buy 501’s) my fav since forever

Tights(dance) for winter or Jeggings they are thick 

Black Velvet cigarette and Tuxedo pants

my fav LBD is by Ann Taylor

Skirts of all lengths

Pumps, Flats, Sneaks and Boots

 Scarfs ,Hats, leather gloves

Basic Black Pants –High Waist, Fitted & Trousers

Outerwear: Trench(s) Cardigan(s), Parka and Leather in a colour of your choice, get a Moto&bomber  & Blazers

A dress shirt/blouse:Crisp White, Black , a soft Beige &Boat Neck tops and denim Shirts – tunics are it

Camisoles & Chunky Sweaters, Turtle Necks

  Your closet of Dress(s) should include some colourful Sheaths you can also wear over a  fitted blouse or top and sweater

 i love cross body bags …but having a big bag is good as well

The not so plain White T when teamed up with so many things! like: under a Suit, tops off  Cut Offs and or a high Waist Skirts or Pants

oh and a great lipcolour /balm – my favourite is Neutrogena – anything by Neutrogena

     First posted in 2012

Did you know… reports in 2013 were alarming what are they now?



Did you know … reports in 2013 state the following

7.3 Pounds of plastic… Mostly pvc is in artificial trees

20,  Is the number of years … We must reuse artificial trees before it lowers the carbon footprint, equal to a real tree

There are 4000 Recycle centers nationwideplease find out where you can dispose of your Xmas tree this year for compost, woodchips for gardens and or  hiking trails.

600,00 Homes …Could be powered by energy used from Xmas tree lights every year, go to and find out how to recycle your incandescent lights.

A 20% reduction in meat consumption would have the same impact as switching from a standard sedan to an ultra-efficient fuel car.

5000 gallons of water … Is the amount it would take to produce 1lb of wheat.

20%  of the worlds’ population…  Could be fed with the grain and soybeans used to feed US cattle.

4.5% … Is the number of greenhouse gases produced worldwide by animal farming than by transportation.

1500 miles … Is the average amount it takes to get food on our tables, the road trip takes tons of energy, the gas used to commute pollutes, buy, use and support your local farmer’s markets and community gardens

660 gallons… Is about how much water it takes to grow cotton for one T-shirt.if the shirt is coloured, a lrg amt of dye rinses off into factory wastewater,ends up in rivers and some dyes have carcinogens.

just more good info from LYBL and

Giraffes need to be Protected! There are so few left!

Standing between 15 to 20 feet, giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals. Their legs alone can reach over six feet.
While giraffes’ long legs and necks help them spot danger on the African Savanna, their height also makes them noticeable targets for predators–including lions, leopards, hyenas and crocodiles.
But Giraffes’ Number One Predators are Humans!
Habitat and food loss, civil unrest, illegal hunting and human-caused climate change are causing today’s 40% decline in giraffe populations.
Today, giraffes are listed as Vulnerable To Extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
To Save Giraffes We’ve Got To:
• Educate all people on how and why to protect giraffes
• Support sustainable agriculture and settlement practices near giraffe habitats
• Reforest key areas with acacia trees that provide giraffes’ main food source
• Stop the poaching of giraffes for their tails, considered status symbols
• Solve hunger in areas like Sudan where impoverished villagers eat giraffe meat
• Reverse climate change that’s causing rising temperatures and widespread drought in Africa

Did You Know?
Africa consumes a tiny fraction of the world’s fossil fuel, yet it gets much more than its fair share of the negative impacts of climate change. Between its size, vast natural resources, and unique weather patterns, the continent is especially susceptible to the effects of rising temperatures.
Giraffes Live in Harmony and Serve a Vital Role in Ecosystems
Giraffes are vegan. With their long necks they reach leaves, flowers and fruit that most grazing animals can’t. As plants and fruits pass through their digestive systems, they spread seeds that allow plants to germinate. By hosting ticks, giraffes provide food for tick-eating birds. The birds in turn help giraffes by removing the pests.
Giraffes eat more than 100 pounds of leaves per week, traveling far distances to find food. As social animals, they travel peacefully in large herds of mixed ages and genders.
Because giraffes can spot predators such as lions and hyenas from far away, many animals use giraffes as their early warning system. When giraffes start running away, other animals run, too.