Holiday Safety Awareness

Sponsored Post with First Alert

We are getting ready for the holidays and making sure our family is safe and sound. So I am partnering with First Alert to discuss a very important topic.  You can find more information here on winter safety

Did you know that 50,000 people each year get sick from Carbon Monoxide poisoning? And it will take 400 of these individuals lives, half of which take place during November through February. It is called the Silent Killer because it is a gas that is invisible, odorless and deadly. The only way to detect it is the have a CO alarm in your home.

First Alert’s top priority is keeping families safe. So they invented a new CO alarm that has a 10 year battery life that can be set on a shelf. It is called the First Alert 10-Year Sealed Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm. It is stylish design that shows the temperature, and will alarm you when CO levels are too high. The best part? There is no installation required!

Mine arrived in the mail this week and I was so excited to try it out. The directions were simple and easy to follow. The box was darling and reminded me of The Elf on The Shelf!

I couldn’t believe how simple it really was. I turned it on and followed the directions. Within minutes it was up and running.

I found a place in the kitchen that was far enough away from the appliances (they recommend 5 feet). My floating shelves were the perfect spot and the alarm hid nicely there.

This CO alarm by First Alert is so simple and so effective. Make sure to snag one here so you can rest assured that your family is safe this holiday season. We hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Simple Fall Door Decor

The post is sponsored and organized by Tree Classics. Their team supports and encourages family & friend gatherings and I am so excited to be connecting with them this holiday season.

This season of Thanksgiving has always been a special one for me. I love nothing more than sitting with my family in the kitchen, cooking together and visiting.  Especially because we are all so spread out and far apart – it has become a cherished moment each year.

I am joining some other amazing bloggers to share simple ways to set the scene for these Treasured Celebrations.  You will truly love this blog hop and I hope you enjoy the individuality of their homes!

The first thing that my friends and family see as they come to our home is our porch.  It’s important to me that it is warm and inviting, that they know they are welcome there.  We added some very simple touches this season to do just that, and it only took a few minutes.

I grew up in a home where my mother worked hard to create a simple but lovely home on a budget.  Her creativity and work was such an example to me, so I carry on the tradition of celebrating holidays with a festive home.

I love Tree Classics and the decor that they offer.  We live in a cold and snowy area in Utah, hence we need hardy faux products to handle the elements.  I found the perfect ones!  I snagged the Classic Fraser Fir Festive Wreath in the 32 inch size.  It is made so well and also has battery powered lights.  The second piece I grabbed was the Classic Fraser Fir 12 Foot Lighted Garland.

Note:  You can use the coupon code TCWG10 until October 31, 2019 to get an extra discount on your Tree Classics purchase.  This applies to sale items as well!  

I was so pleasantly surpised at how well they were already filled with pinecones, golden buds and faux leaves.  So much so that I didn’t have to add any other fillers!

They are packaged well and you can reuse the boxes to keep them stored.  You will need to fluff the wire stems and cones.  This is simple and easy.

The battery powered lights are attached and easy to hide.

I used nails and 3M outdoor hooks to hang the 12 foot garland.  It hangs really nicely down the sides of the door.

I did the same with the hooks to hang the wreath.  This large wreath filled the door super nicely.

Now my porch is ready to greet my guests and help them feel like I am prepared for their visit.  I can’t wait to create more treasured memories with my family this Thanksgiving season!