Plan for the Worst + Feature Friday

Plan for the Worst + Feature Friday

Mother Earth is freaking out right now. Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes. I live in Missouri and it has been relatively calm here so far but I’m watching the path of Irma and it’s aiming straight at us after it hits mainland. I think it turns into a tropical storm then and is supposed to decrease in intensity, but it’s still going to be a major storm system. We definitely need to be prepared for the possibility of tornadic weather and flooding once it reaches mainland. This would be a good time to practice drills. I would practice tornado drills, flood drills, and even fire drills. Never hurts to be prepared. (Another tornado resource is Red Cross)

I lived in Stockton, MO when an F3 tornado tore through the middle of the town. After, there were trees blocking the streets, making them impassable for emergency vehicles, and most of the power and phone service in the town was out. There can be an increased fire risk due to downed power lines. Flying debris is also a concern, stay away from windows or thin outside walls. A trailer house is NOT a safe place to stay during a tornado. Neither is a car or a ditch. Start preparing and get headed to cover as soon as a tornado watch is issued, by the time it upgrades to a warning, it’s usually too late if you have to travel to your shelter. Everyone should be dressed in appropriate clothing much prior to a watch being announced also need to have supplies prepared in a bugout bag. Be prepared to be standing in water. Basements and cellars can be prone to flooding. Usually it’s just a small amount, but it can make sitting uncomfortable and can possibly ruin the supplies you brought.

Bug Out Bag List

Long pants, jeans preferably
Sweater or waterproof jacket
Boots, preferably waterproof

Change of clothes for each family member
Weather radio to monitor the situation and be aware when it is safe to leave shelter
Candles & Lighter and/or Flashlight
Water
Dried fruits and nuts for snacks, kids usually love them and they don’t take up a lot of room
Blankets or towels
Important documents, ss cards, birth certificates ect., cash (see below for information on how to put together a grab and go binder)
Activities: deck of cards, anything that can be used as a distraction. Panic can be very debilitating and everyone needs to try to stay calm and collected.
First aid equipment
Phone charger; even though you may not be able to use it right away, at least it will be safe
{Your necessities here}
Walkie-talkies are nice but definitely not a necessity

Bugging out with Pets

I’m no expert in having pets in this situation. Currently we have all outside pets but I would want to at least bring my dog, Sammy, to safety with us. I want to have a small amount of food, a bowl to put water in, and a leash.

Choosing your Shelter

It needs to be a place with a stable foundation and walls. Choose a room that doesn’t have any windows, usually a bathroom or a closet are the best places or any other interior room in the house. Of course this is only if you don’t have a basement, tornado shelter, or cellar. If you do not have an interior room or underground shelter, it’s necessary to plan to travel to an appropriate shelter. This could be a neighbor or family member’s house, or a city approved public location like the courthouse or a local church. It’s important to know where these places are in your city if for some reason you are out during the start of the storm.  (More information HERE)

The Aftermath
Trees being down will be one of the biggest issues after a storm. If possible, have a chainsaw ready and in easy (safe!) access to help clear roadways for emergency vehicles. Note where downed powerline are and stay away from any trees that may be touching them. Your family is number one priority though, take care of them before you try to help. It’s best to leave the more difficult rescues to emergency personnel, the last thing they need is for you to get hurt trying to help someone else. One of the most important things to remember during emergency situations is to stay calm. Do NOT panic; keep your head in order to be able to properly assess the situation. Use this guide to get prepared; it always helps in these situations where it feels like you have no control to plan for the worst and take actions to be ready.

Now for the less serious portion of today’s posts, the freebie round-up!!

Feature Friday

Feature Friday!!

Happy Mail Stickers from Pink Pixel Graphics
Pumpkin Spice Freebie from My Life Planners
Sick Day Icons from My Planner Envy
Autumn Feels Printable from Victoria Thatcher
Bananas for Bananas Printable from Stingy Thrifty Broke
Freebie Friday: Fall 2017 Theme from Interrobang Designs
Shine Bright from Her Name is Savvy
Free Planner Printable: Pastel Fall Leaves from Organized Potato

Please make sure to respect the individual copyright on each free printable.

If you want more information on preparedness, I found this very informative website Simple Family Preparedness Click the link to be taken to an article on how to prepare 72 hour kits for different situations. A lot of good information there, hopefully you will be able to prepare yourself sufficiently for anything! You can also get printables for a binder for important paperwork here Grab and Go Binder (email sign up required)

And be safe, prepared, and always stay calm!

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Feature Friday: Fall Planner Printables + September Freebies

Fall is here! Or mostly here it seems like. Welcome warm colors, falling leaves, and delicious pumpkin spice goodies. Here are Fall Planner Printables for you for Feature Friday! From planner kits to trackers to stickers and washi tape, this feature has a little bit of everything for everyone. I really enjoy putting this together for you each week. If you would like to be a part of this feature next week, please contact me and I would be happy to include your link!!

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 Planner Printables

Free Tie-Dye Printable for Your Classic Happy Planner from Planner Squad

Back to College – Freebie from Beayoutiful Planning

FREE Weekly Budget Planner Stickers – Printable + Cut File from Lovely Planner

We Love You Texas Printable from Victoria Thatcher

Free Printable – Aloha from My Planner Life

Mini Happy Planner – Birthday Confetti Planner Stickers from Vintage Glam Studio

Voodoo Dolls Printable from Victoria Thatcher

Reformatted Summer Vibes Sampler – Free Planner Printable from My Planner Envy

Free Planner Printable: Pastel Fall Leaves from Organized Potato

Freebie Friday – 80s Planner Stickers from My Life Planner

Free Woodland Animal Planner Inserts and Clips from Mom Envy

 September Monthly

September Seasonal Living List from Paper & Glam

September Monthly – Free Printable from Beayoutiful Planning

 September Monthly Coverup from Stingy, Thrifty, Broke
September No Spend – HOT APPLE CIDER from Planner Clip Planet
Please respect the individual copyright on each link. Most are personal use only so please check.

What is your favorite freebie?

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Feature Friday: 20 Patriotic Planner Printables + July Monthly

In honor of Independence Day coming up here in the U.S., I have collected these Patriotic Planner Printables for you for Feature Friday! From planner kits to trackers to stickers and washi tape, this feature has a little bit of everything for everyone. I really enjoy putting this together for you each week. If you would like to be a part of this feature next week, please contact me and I would be happy to include your link!!

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Patriotic Planner Printables

4th of July – Free Printable from BeaYOUtiful Planning
Weekly Set – 4th of July from Planner Addiction
4th of July Printable Stickers from Unicorn Planner Junkie
July Seasonal Life List from Paper and Glam

July Monthly Spreads

July Monthly – Freebie from BeaYOUtiful Planning
Monthly July Spread from Newman’s Corner
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What is your favorite freebie?

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Aloha Beaches Freebie For Happy Planner

Summer will be here before we know it!! The days are getting longer and everything is getting greener. Welcome Summertime into your planner with this Aloha Beaches Kit Freebie. This is a sampler for the Paradise Dreams sticker set in my NEW! Etsy shop, Nostalgic Dreams Paper Co. I hope you check it out and the other things listed there. There are only a couple of things up right now but I also do custom stickers by request! I will post here on my blog when I list more! Enjoy!

Free Printable Aloha Beaches Kit for Happy Planner.

Aloha Beaches Kit Freebie

Included in this kit:

7 Full Boxes
7 To Do, Today, and Little Things headers
8 Checklists
7 Water Trackers
7 Misc Headers
6 Flag Stickers
6 Dot Stickers
6 Appt Stickers
7 Misc Headers
2 Habit Trackers
1 Sidebar sticker
1 Sidebar Checklist
1 Weekend Banner.

 

Aloha Beach Kit Freebie for Happy Planner.

To download the Printable PDF, click on the image above.

I hope you loved everything from today! If you use my printable, I would love to see it. Tag me on Instagram @diaryofanostalgicdreamer.

What’s your favorite thing about Summer?

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June Free Planner Printables

Get your planner ready for June with these free printables!!

June Free Planner Printables
June Life List from Paper and Glam
Lion Calendar Divider and Paperclip from Lovely Planner
Pineapple Monthly Printable from BeaYOUtiful Planning
June Monthly Spread from Newman’s Corner
June Monthly Sailor Colours from Miss Kellz Planning
June 2017 Monthly from My Planner Envy
June Monthly Happy Planner Printable from Stingy, Thrifty, Broke
Summer Beach Monthly Printable from My Planner Life
Zesty Citrus Blast Monthly Planner Kit from Sepiida Prints

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Feature Friday – 20 Funtastical Freebies

Every week, I collect freebies for you for Feature Friday. From planner kits to trackers to stickers and washi tape, this feature has a little bit of everything for everyone. I really enjoy putting this together for you each week. If you would like to be a part of this feature next week, please contact me and I would be happy to include your link!!

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Game of Thrones TV Episodes Tracker Free Printable from Diary of a Nostalgic Dreamer
Donut Theme Stickers from Interrobang Designs
Princess Planner Stickers from My Life Planners
Planner Goodies: Tangled from Newman’s Corner
Disney Cars from Victoria Thatcher
Princess and the Dragon from Victoria Thatcher
Flamingos Planner Stickers from My Life Planners
Rainbows, Stars, and Unicorns Printable from Stingy, Thrifty, Broke
Please respect the individual copyright on each link. Most are personal use only so please check.

What is your favorite freebie?

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Game of Thrones TV Episodes Tracker Free Printable

TGIF! Time for a freebie!  If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a avid Game of Thrones fan. One might even say an addict (according to my twitter feed)! I have been rewatching the past episodes, very slowly, while waiting for the new season to come out. (You can see the newest trailer HERE.) Now that I have a confirmed release date, it’s time start watching regularly again!

I wanted a good way to keep track of which ones I had rewatched, so I made an episode tracker and I’m going to share it with you! It’s a little bit different than the other trackers I’ve seen, it’s formatted for a full classic Happy Planner page (7×9.25). I might possibly make a little bit smaller one if you guys don’t like this one. If you are looking for something pre-printed and cut, send me a message on my Etsy page, I am now accepting custom orders!!

Game of Thrones Episode Tracker Free Printable for Happy Planner.

To download the Printable PDF, click on the image above.

I hope you loved everything from today! If you use my printable, I would love to see it. Tag me on IG @diaryofanostalgicdreamer.

Who do you think will win the Game of Thrones? (my vote is for Daenerys! Fire and Blood!)

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Feature Friday – 20 Fabulous Freebies

Every week, I collect freebies for you for Feature Friday. From planner kits to trackers to stickers and washi tape to , this feature has a little bit of everything for everyone. I really enjoy putting this together for you each week. If you would like to be a part of this feature next week, please contact me and I would be happy to include your link!!

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May Monthly Free Printable from Beayoutiful Planning
Blog & Social Media Boxes from CDB Planner Prints
Free Typography For Mom Printable from Free Pretty Things For You
Happy Mail Tracker from Interrobang Designs
Mosaic Stock Paper Stickers from Life With Mayra
Panda Calendar Divider from Lovely Planner
Free Printable – Unicorn Frappe from My Planner Life
Planner Goodies: Graduation Pack from Newman’s Corner
Contacts List Free Printable from Pink Bows and Twinkle Toes
Rainy Day Kit from Planner Problem 101
Pizza Mini Happy Planner Layout from Plan.Teach.Create
Rugrats Free Planner Stickers from Stingy, Thrifty, Broke
#dearswap Printable Letter Kit from the Dear You Project
Sunny Floral Planner Stickers from Vintage Glam Studio
Glamping Free Planner Stickers from Victoria Thatcher
Binder Covers Free Printable from Beayoutiful Planning
2017 Race Planner Calendar from Weight to Maintain
Please respect the individual copyright on each link. Most are personal use only so please check.

What is your favorite freebie?

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Tropical Summer Kit Freebie For Happy Planner

Summer will be here before we know it!! The days are getting longer and everything is getting greener. Welcome Summertime into your planner with this Tropical Summer Kit Freebie. This is a sampler for the Tropical Summer sticker set in my NEW! Etsy shop, Nostalgic Dreams Paper Co. I hope you check it out and the other things listed there. There are only a couple of things up right now but I also do custom stickers by request! I will post here on my blog when I list more! Enjoy!

Tropical Summer Kit Freebie

Included in this kit:

7 Full Boxes
7 To Do, Today, and Little Things headers
7 Checklists and Water Trackers
7 Flag Stickers
6 Dot Stickers
3 Habit Trackers
2 Canceled, Don’t Forget, and Important Headers
1 Sidebar with Meal Planner
1 Weekend Banner.

 

Tropical Summer Free Printable Planner Stickers for Happy Planner.

To download the Printable PDF, click on the image above.

I hope you loved everything from today! If you use my printable, I would love to see it. Tag me on Instagram @diaryofanostalgicdreamer.

What’s your favorite thing about Summer?

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Feature Friday – 20 Fun and Fresh Freebies

Every week, I collect freebies for you for Feature Friday. From planner kits to trackers to stickers and washi tape, this feature has a little bit of everything for everyone. I really enjoy putting this together for you each week. If you would like to be a part of this feature next week, please contact me and I would be happy to include your link!!

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Spring in Bloom Freebie from Diary of a Nostalgic Dreamer 
Spring Bird Planner Printable from Victoria Thatcher
Cute Printable Washi Tape from Life with Mayra
Kawaii Easter Planner Printable from Victoria Thatcher
April Weekly Free Printable from BeaYOUtiful Planning
April Monthly Free Printable from BeaYOUtiful Planning
April Functional Planner Stickers Free Printable from Pink Bows and Twinkle Toes
Please respect the individual copyright on each link. Most are personal use only so please check.

What is your favorite freebie?

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Spring in Bloom Kit Freebie For Happy Planner

The world is beautiful in Spring! It’s definitely one of my favorite seasons with all of the fantastic pastel colors and spring showers. This is a sampler from the first kit I made for my new Etsy shop that will be opening soon! More details to come soon!! Until then, I hope you enjoy this kit!

 

Free Spring in Bloom Printable Planner Stickers from diaryofanostalgicdreamer.wordpress.com

Spring in Bloom Kit Freebie

Included in this kit:

7 Full Boxes
7 To Do, Today, and Little Things headers
7 Checklists and Water Trackers
7 Flag Stickers
6 Dot Stickers
3 Habit Trackers
2 Canceled, Don’t Forget, and Important Headers
1 Sidebar with Meal Planner
1 Weekend Banner

Free Spring in Bloom Printable Planner Stickers.

 

To download the Printable PDF, click on the image above.

To save as a JPEG,  simply right-click on the image and click “save image as” to save to your computer.

I hope you loved everything from today! If you use my printable, I would love to see it. Tag me on Instagram @diaryofanostalgicdreamer.

What’s your favorite part of Spring?

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Feature Friday – 20 Fun Freebies

Every week, I collect freebies for you for Feature Friday. From planner kits to trackers to stickers and washi tape, this feature has a little bit of everything for everyone. I really enjoy putting this together for you each week. If you would like to be a part of this feature next week, please contact me and I would be happy to include your link!!

Feature Friday: 20+ Fun Freebies

Be Mineatee Free Printable Planner Stickers  from Diary of a Nostalgic Dreamer
Free Printable Islamic Peace and Love Stickers for Happy Planner  from Cute Daisy
Event Reminder Banner Flags Planner Printable  from My Planner Envy
Free Personal Midori Planner Inserts: Basics Planner Bundle  from Wendaful
Gift from The Sea Planner Printable  from Victoria Thatcher
Free Monthly Printable – Floral Passion  from My Planner Life
Adventure – Free Printable  from BeaYOUtiful Planning
Fitness Planner Stickers – Free Printable  from Vinatage Glam Studio
Disney’s Robin Hood Planner Printable  from Stingy, Thrifty, Broke
Free Mardi Gras Planner Sticker Printable  from Planner Pickett
Beauty Routine Planner Stickers – Free Printable and Cut File  from Lovely Planner
Freebie: Little Things – Grayscale  from Interrobang Designs
Empowering Planner Stickers – Freebie  from My Life Planners
Magical Unicorn Free Printable Wall Art  from DIY Candy
Life Is A Canvas Inspirational Free Printable  from Sparkle of Sunshine
Free Printable Habit Tracker  from Fun Happy Home
The Walking Dead Planner Stickers  from Life With Mayra
I Believe In Coffee – Free Printable  from Busy Being Jennifer
Stickers Dog Theme – Freebie  from Paper and Needle
Valentine’s Day 2017 Free Printable Pocket Cards  from Amanda Rose Zampelli
Daily To-Do List: Free Productivity Printable  from Pink Bows and Twinkle Toes
Printable Planner Stickers  from Daniela Piedra
Day at A Glance Free Printable   from Three With A Twist
Mini Happy Planner Freebie – Books to Read Insert  from Belle Of My Own Ball
Love Is Complicated Planner Weekly Sticker Kit  from Pelhuaz By Red

Please respect the individual copyright on each link. Most are personal use only so please check.

What is your favorite freebie?