Stop the Slip With Handi-Treads!

We all know individuals who have slipped and fallen.  Some accidents are minor, however, many can cause serious or even life-threatening injuries.  As a matter of fact, injuries from falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits (Source:  National Safety Council) and slips and falls account for over 20,000 deaths per year (Source:  Center for Disease Control).  WHY TAKE THAT CHANCE?!

When I was approached by Handi-Treads to create a post about their product I wasn't even aware of the company or their product.  After receiving a sample of Handi-Treads and doing a bit of research I must admit that I was not only impressed with the product but decided EVERYONE needed to know more about it.

                                             WHAT ARE HANDI-TREADS?
Handi-Treads have a raised button surface grip used for traction to prevent slippage and ultimately falling accidents.

                                        WHERE CAN HANDI-TREADS BE USED?
                                                   Handi-Treads can be used on:
                                                      WOOD OR CEMENT RAMPS
                                                      INTERIOR WOOD AND CEMENT STEPS
                                                      DOCKS AND PIERS

                                                         They can be used inside or out.

                                                          They are gentle on the feet.
                                                  (And even come in a variety of colors)

HandiRamp has been manufacturing ramps for accessibilities since 1958.  In 2010 they designed and patented a non-slip stair tread that provides a long term solution to slip and fall hazards on stairs, ramps and other problem areas.

                                       Handi-Treads is more durable than other products.

                                         *Will not need replacement like other options
                                         *More durable than non-slip tape and paint
                                         * Won't rust or corrode

Now that you know what Handi-Treads are how they prevent potential accidents let me challenge you to enter the STOP THE SLIP CONTEST.

Have you slipped, tripped or fallen in a public area and not known what do to? “Stop the slip” is a contest where HandiRamp will fix a problematic public access area for free. Out of a pool of contestants we will pick a problem location 4 times a year and fix it for free. Simply click on the above link to add your video and STOP THE SLIP!
Now that you are aware of this simple, low-cost attractive solution to slipping and potential injuries WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Order yours today!
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Sunday Traditions With My BIG, FAT SOUTHERN FAMILY

I realize that I have been MIA for a couple of weeks.  But it was for a very good reason; I have had kids and grand kids here for the past two weeks.  It has been utter chaos, with toys strewn from one end of the house to the other, wet diapers  balled up and peeking from whatever corner they were changed in, not to mention the croup! time has been VERY occupied but now that I finally find myself caught up with the dirty clothes and dishes and my house is clean and quiet it's time to post on the blog again.  And today's post is one about traditions.

I LOVE traditions; holidays, birthdays and family vacations.  Recently I decided to start what I like to refer to as our "Sunday Tradition".  Now this BIG, FAT SOUTHERN FAMILY of mine continues to grow and as kids and grand kids continue to move back closer to us, we like to spend our Sundays together and I decided to create a new tradition that will hopefully be carried on for many years throughout the generations of our family.

This is what our family does on Sundays:  First, we get up and go to Sunday School and church service.  This is where I refuel for the week.  We start the day out by worshipping together.  And yes...we all attend the same church where we all sit together.  When everyone is in town (12 adults), we take up an entire row by ourselves!  After church, everyone comes back to our house for Sunday lunch.  And that is precisely what I want to talk about today.  THAT is our new "Sunday Tradition".

In order to be able to have my BIG, FAT FAMILY over for lunch on Sundays some advance preparation is necessary.  Hubby and I usually start the food prep on Saturday; cooking the meat and dessert.  Some times, Ryan and Allison have shown up with a dessert and it has even been suggested that if we continue to do this everyone should bring a dish...HEY, I like that idea!  Anyway, I've decided to start posting our Sunday lunches on here with recipes included (in case they look so yummy you just MUST try them yourself).

The first thing I do is to set the table in the dining room. heard right.  I have decided, "What use is it to have a dining room and china if you only ever use them on special occasions or holidays?"  So I decided that we will eat in the dining room every Sunday on the china...with pretty napkins!

                                                    This week's Sunday menu was...
   Pork shoulder that had been brined, seasoned and cooked on the Green Egg for 6 hours Saturday.
                                This corn was a side dish; picked fresh and taken off the cob.
These green beans were also fresh.  They were blanched for 1 minute, put in cold water and then returned to a skillet that had sauteed bacon in it and cooked with a lid covering them until done.
This Rice Consomme is a favorite of everyone...even the people who are not big rice eaters!  I'm including this recipe for you because it is SO YUMMY and I'm certain your family will like it as much as mine does.


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Place 1 stick of butter in baking dish in heated oven until melted.
Add 1 10 1/2 oz. can Beef Broth and 1 10 1/2 oz. can Beef Consomme, along with 1 cup uncooked rice.  Cover the dish with foil and put back in the oven until all the liquid is cooked out (approximately 30-40 mins.).  ENJOY!

I also always prepare some sort of bread to go along with the meal (What would a BIG, FAT SOUTHERN MEAL be without bread?!).  This week it was Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits.  I wasn't planning on making them but when Hubby heard me say that I needed buttermilk to make dessert, he started saying he wanted Buttermilk Biscuits.  And it WAS Father's Day, so...
I not only made those Buttermilk Biscuits but I served them on one of my favorite serving dishes...The Wooden Pig!
Last, but certainly NOT least was this WONDERFUL Kentucky Butter Cake!  I had seen the recipe on Pinterest and immediately knew that I had to make it.  I'm including the link to the recipe I used...Just in case it also looks too yummy for you not to try:  (Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe).

And then it's time for conversation at the table, followed by children playing while either a football game or NASCAR can be heard on the television in the background.  Some are reading, the babies are napping and it is as a Sunday should be.  A day of rest.  Spent worshipping God and then fellowshipping with family.  It's the simple things that make the best traditions and I love our new "Sunday Tradition" with my ever expanding crew!

"Number 6"...Prince or Princess?

As you know, Grand "Number 6" is on the way.  And they will be called "Number 6" until a name is decided upon.  Of course, we have to know what the sex is before a name can be decided on and that actually happened just this week!  Caitlin went in for her 3-D Ultrasound and here's what we found out...(Since Holli is the Big Sis, SHE wanted to share the news!)
                                                      Did you understand all of that?!
                                                                        IT'S A BOY!!!
                                                 And as Caitlin said, "There's the Goods"!

This little rascal has been moving around for quite some time now and Caitlin said that during the ultrasound he was moving around so much they had a hard time getting pictures.  At one point he was holding onto the umbilical cord and kicking!

Well, we are all excited to add another male to our growing brood and Beckett for sure is probably running around high-fiving everyone because he will finally have another BOY to play with!  And so the count is as follows:  GIRLS 4...BOYS 2!