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I've been crocheting for over 30 years, and come from a family of yarn and fabric artisans. I learned to sew from my Grandmother who made several quilts a year entirely by hand...one for each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild. Life situations and changes caused me to take a chance and open my first Etsy shop in Feb. 2011. A few successful months later, I opened my second Etsy shop as BeccaTheBaker...and later in 2011 opened my third Etsy shop as BeyondCrochetToo. I'm a single mother of 2 teenagers (a girl and a boy), plus 2 cats. I'm a 5th generation Native Californian (Northern California. And am happy to be back on the West Coast in the Pacific Northwest where I belong.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The importance of being prepared - Repost from its hair raising

We're coming up on the beginning of hurricane season here in Florida, and I never get around to stocking up like I should. Reading this post reminded me just how important taking the time to stock up in case of an emergency is - especially for those of us with kids. Please take the time to read this, and as Jennifer says:  please Pay it forward and pass it along.


Random Act of Kindness

You know, I've always been terrible when it comes to food storage. I was raised with the belief that it is of the utmost importance to be prepared in case of an emergency. I mean look what's happening around us. Japan, Haiti, Chile, Thailand and right in our own backyard... Katrina! And most recently the horrible destruction the Super Outbreak of tornadoes in April left in its wake in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. I mean holy COW!

It's alarming I know... but don't get all freaked out! If we learn from the past we can be ready for the future. My Aunt and Cousins have always been an inspiration to me. They are so super good at having a food supply in their home. Large cans of wheat, flour, dry milk etc. And they are super mommies canning their own fruits and veggies. I am not quite of that caliber. I want something simple. Just add water, heat and POOF, deliciousness!

Also, my other downfall has been storage. All of my married life we've rented. (don't get me started on that!) and I really haven't had places to put these large containers of dried goods. But now we are in a place where I actually have a pantry that I can fill with all sorts of goodies. But I want something that is to-die-for-delicious! Something so good that if I have a busy day I can just grab and my family will enjoy it!

Yeah! Like That!

So, what if I knew of such a place? What kind of friend would I be if I didn't let you in on a little secret? A bad one right? I'm a pay it forward kind of gal. So I'm gonna let you in on a super cool hook-up! All you have to do is take a little tour -> HERE! and you get to try some yummy food storage! I did it and I'm so excited to share it with you. Now I'm totally motivated to get my family prepared!

And when you're done, PAY IT FORWARD to your friends and family! In these times of global uncertainty we should help each other be ready for whatever may come our way.

And do me a favor... leave me lots and lots of comments!!!


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