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Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector 

I am a passionate advocate for carbon monoxide awareness and safety.

Please protect yourself and your loved ones at home and while traveling. We use these CO alarms in each of our bedrooms and next to all gas-burning appliances (oven, clothes dryer, fireplace and hot water heater). For travel, we set them out in our hotel rooms and in the bedrooms of family and friend’s homes we stay at. Better safe than sorry. 

Headhunter Sunscreen

We fair-skinned O’Gradys burn in the shade! Headhunter is our favorite sunscreen and never fails to protect us in all of our outdoor adventure! 









Moisture Absorber Bags

I remember our first year in the jungle when our leather shoes grew mold on them….ewww. Avoid that little treat with these no-scent, eco-friendly moisture-absorbing bags. Place them inside closets and other closed spaces to keep items free of must & mold.

Drain Covers

Want to prevent sewer smells and insects from coming up through the drains? Get yourself some of these little covers.Recommended
Mosquito Netting

Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest without buzzing in your ear or bites that keep you awake itching or worse! These must-have mosquito/scorpion nets keep those little buggers OUT! 


Polarity Tester

Check all electrical outlets with a polarity tester to avoid electrical fires!







Polar Bear H20-Proof Cooler Backpack

Our favorite, waterproof backpack cooler keeps ice up to 72 hours in over 100-degree heat! We use these amazingly-efficient Cooler Shock Freeze Packs instead of ice.










Camping Stove

Double burner and wind protected, this camping stove gets the job done!






Big Agnes Flying Diamond Tent

With two rooms and two doors, roomy enough for a family of 4 to 6 to stand up inside of when looking at the stars!








Recommended Books

Why We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats


Vanishing Frontiers 

RecommendedLos O’Gradys in Mexico is featured in Chapter 9

Mexico: Sunlight & Shadows

I am honored to be one of the authors in this award-winning anthology, Chapter 13.








The Book of Calm 

“Inspiring and compelling, The Book of Calm supports readers to reimagine and renew their lives and their place in the world by transforming patterns within thoughts, language, and behaviors―one person, one family, one community at a time.” Nautilus Silver Award Winner!

My hubby Frank is featured in Chapter 9.








Michael Hogan’s The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

Need I say more as to why this book is of interest to us Los O’Gradys in Mexico?! A fascinating and detailed look into the history of the Irish in Mexico! 



Reusable Mesh Produce Bags

Eco-friendly, biodegradable, set of 10.

“What you can do, regardless of how big or small, can create a huge impact if done consistently. Small actions when done everyday turn into a big change.

Shopping is already fun but shopping without adding up the plastics around the world is fulfilling. These cotton produce bags are not only used as fruit and fresh vegetable bags, these can be used as reusable grocery bags as well! Crafted from high quality organic cotton, this is a safe biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic bags.”~GoGreener



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