It’s fire season, and there’s no doubt that this is one of our craziest years yet. More acreage has burned than ever before, and it seems as if our entire state is being affected in one way or another. We may seem powerless when it comes to protecting ourselves, loved ones, and essential workers from the detriment of the fires, but there are indeed ways to become involved in the fight.
Firefighters are beyond busy fighting off the flames in these fires, and could definitely use some easy-to-eat meals and water. I recommend buying some cases of water and non-perishable food that doesn’t require much prep and then paying a visit to your local station to drop off the donations.
Many animals have been displaced from their homes as a result of the fires. There are many organizations that are working to rescue the wildlife that has lost their homes. The Human Society of Ventura County is open to taking donations via their Amazon Wishlist or via their site directly.
With these fires being such a regular occurrence, it is completely justifiable to invest in air purifiers for your home if your budget allows. Costco has a great variety of both high and low options.
To ensure that your family is prepared in case a fire breaks out near your home, stock your pantry with the proper essentials. Have each member of your household prepare a bag in case of an emergency that includes non-perishable goods, a change of clothing, water, and their personal documents. There's no use in being fearful, but it is always a good idea to remain cautious and prepared.
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Our delicious food-centric goodies all have a story behind their creation. Alana Rivera, owner and soap maven of Etta+ Billie will take us through a dive into the history behind our scented concoctions and the foods, memories, and people that helped bring them to life. This week, we are highlighting our classic Mint Coffee!
I’m not sure about you, but I’ve never understood the statement “time is a social construct” more than I have in quarantine. Days seem to fly by while also taking forever all at the same time, and the pass of each month never ceases to take me by a great surprise. Keeping a routine and rhythm is the one thing that can gives me some sense of “normalcy” and control in my day.