Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Safe Grilling Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere can make your Labor Day barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.
  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
-from the National Fire Protection Assoc.

Try a new refreshing beverage at you picnic - Green Smoothie
1 banana, thickly sliced, frozen                     1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
2 cups chopped kale                                    1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon flax seed meal (optional)           1/3 cup orange juice
Place the banana, kale, flax seed meal, and coconut oil into a blender, pour mile and orange juice.  Cover, and puree until smooth, serve.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

School Bus Safety

To ensure your child's safety, it's important to know some important facts.  For instance, there's a 10-foot blind spot in front of the bus in which the driver cannot see anything.  It's important that children know that although they see the bus, the driver may not see them.  Other tips on bus safety include:
- Stay out of the street
- Cross the street at least 10 feet (or 10 giant steps) in front of the bus
- When boarding or leaving the bus, walk in single file
- Use the handrail to avoid falls
- Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before exiting
Wishing both parents and kids a safe and happy school year.  

-Adapted from SafeKids.org

Fun Quote - I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something - Jackie Mason

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Grand Opening of Walmart

Stop by and check out the brand new Walmart store in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  If you get a minute stop in and say hello.  Our agency, Fowlkes Insurance Services, Inc is directly across the street on Westwood Center Drive.  Happy Shopping!