Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Prep, Clipart Snatch-Up and Sneak Peek!

Hey all! Well, if you haven't heard, there is a hurricane coming. I moved to Delaware last October, so this is my first "hurricane experience" and I have to say I have taken every precaution (insert sarcasm here). Please don't think that I am not taking it seriously and that I am not genuinely concerned for those who live closer to the coast. However, I try to find a little humor even in stressful situations, so hence, this post was written :)

There have been a bunch of notices posted about Hurricane Prep that have been helpful, but I also had a few other survival tips that seemed to have missed the list. Here are some additional measures I have taken to get ready:

1.) Make sure I have Starbucks iced coffee packets so when the electric goes out, I can still make coffee in the morning. I have also stocked up on Advil- for when I run out of iced coffee packets and my caffeine withdraw headache sets in.

2.) I have not only made sure I have candles for when the power goes out, I have made sure I have all my fall favorite scents including apple cider, warm apple pie, and cinnamon so I can imagine that I am sitting in a Yankee Candle store without power- rather than my one room apartment.

3.) I have hauled the jumbo cooler out of my trunk that I purchased last year for my kiddos field trip lunches. Since I have NO extra space in my apartment, I have been keeping it in my trunk since. I may finally find another use for this plastic monster if I need to load it up with my lean cuisines when the power goes out.

4.) I have charged my ipad and laptop so I have the maximum battery time left to create TpT products and clipart in the dark when the power goes out.

5.) I am ready to call my mom with my TpT login in information so she can update me on sales when I don't have internet to avoid the same anxiety I feel when TpT is down for maintenance and I can't check my stats!

6.) As my friend advised, I have made sure that I have wine that you should drink at room temperature for when my white wine is no longer cold after the power goes out.

7.) I read that you should fill up your bath tub with water to fill up the toilet so you can still flush it when the power goes out. Well, thanks to a clogged drain, I pretty much have this one covered on a daily basis when I take a shower and I'm standing in four inches of water.

So, if you are in the path of Hurricane Sandy, some of those might be helpful for you.

In other news! I have finished a few different clipart sets and it's time for a SNATCH-UP! All sets include both color and black/white versions. Here are my new sets!

The first THREE people who comment on this post will get to choose one set for {FREE}! If you aren't one of the lucky three, you can still snatch up these sets at my TpT store. Just click on the name or the image and you will be taken to the product listing :)

AND.... here's a little sneak peak at what I got coming your way soon!


  1. Oh my goodness are these not the cutest sets ever!
    I love the gingerbread the best!
    Love your hurricane prep tips too! Stay safe!

  2. Lol I think you have that hurricane beat! And I think I'm one of the first 3 so I choose the Turkey set! Sooo cute!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  4. Oh MY I love your clipart! I love the little Thankgsiving set, but I love them all!

    Mrs. Hoffer’s Spot

  5. Stay safe during the hurricane! Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Also, I am so excited about the upcoming Thanksgiving set. Your clipart is BY far my very favorite! Keep up the great work! :)


  6. I love love your clipart. I purchased your Halloween set and now it looks like you have a few more I'm going to have to purchase. Too cute!
    The Hive

  7. They are so cute! And your post made me laugh. When we (inevitably) lose power here tomorrow, my laptop will be charged so I can work on stuff for TpT and my house will smell like Yankee Candle (much to my husband's dismay). Stay safe!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  8. Hi Krista,
    I'm a new follower! I'm sad I wasn't one of the first 3 to comment, but I supposed that is for the best, as I would not be able to make up my mind which one I wanted to win. :) I hope you're all safe for the storm. We'd hate to have you cut off from your technology! ;)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  9. Safe thoughts your way for Sandy's visit! I am on my way to purchase the Thanksgiving and Turkey sets! Love!

  10. Yep! Just bought them all! So cute!! Pinned your store too! Thank you!

  11. OMG! I just stumbled on your blog and I love your stuff. Heading to your TPT now. We are now your newest followers. Come check out our blog.