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Kidde Carbon Monoxide Detector 


I am a passionate advocate for carbon monoxide awareness and safety after my own husband–a retired firefighter at that–nearly lost his life to carbon monoxide poisoning in 2017. 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. Please protect yourself and your loved ones both at home and while traveling with CO detectors. Better safe than sorry. 


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House Maintenance

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 (think flying cockroaches) from coming up through the drains? Get yourself some of these little handy drain covers.Recommended
Mosquito Netting

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


Polarity Tester

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






Polar Bear H20-Proof Cooler Backpack

Our favorite, waterproof backpack cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 48 hours in over 100-degree heat! Instead of ice, we use these amazingly-efficient Cooler Shock Freeze Packs inside of the backpack for less mess and more cold.










Recommended Books

Vanishing Frontiers 

RecommendedLos O’Gradys in Mexico is featured in Chapter 9

Mexico: Sunlight & Shadows

I am honored to be one of the contributing 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! 


Save Our Earth

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. ~GoGreener



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