Simple Living: Dude Off Grid

Simple off grid living

You’re invited to join this Facebook group to learn about how to live simply by getting off the grid at:

Dude Off Grid

Tiny houses

I’m so thrilled (and yes, proud) of my son, Matt! He is living his dream of building tiny houses, installing solar panels, and inventing ways to live a sustainable and simple life in Florida.

Learn how to live simply

On his, Dude Off Grid Facebook group, you can see videos and pictures like these, to learn how you can live simply too.

Cut costs, get out of debt, and help the planet! Sure seems like a win-win situation to me!

Solar panels

Getting the solar panels ready
Tiny house #1 (before paint and porch)
Installing the panels on the roof
Making the connections

My son really enjoys what he does. He has room for an RV or two and has hosted boondockers also. And he’s not in debt. Something I know makes my parents (now, in the Grand Beyond) so proud! ❤️

Fun stuff

A solar powered stereo
Tiny house #2

Want to learn more?

Join us here:

Dude Off Grid

I really don’t think there’s nothing more fulfilling than learning how to Take It Upon Yourself to learn and do things for yourself. So much self worth and self esteem comes from that. Bravo son! And thank YOU for reading.

❤️🦋🌀

For some fun

Check out this original song, No Apologies. It’s one of my husband’s tunes – performed and recorded in Nashville, TN. You can download it (it’s Track 1) from this link: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chevyfordb1

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Do you love fancy and fun nail polish?

Love fancy and fun nail polish?

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DuoChrome nail polish

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You’re invited

📣You’re invited to join the Facebook group to learn about these easy to apply, 100% real nail polish strips at:

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Once you are in the group, please click “See All” for time sensitive announcements.

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The list of current party links are in the Facebook group.

• No Party? – Order Here:

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Current Virtual Catalog is here:
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Winning!

There’s always something fun going on in our group, like this:

🎊 November Giveaway!! 🛍
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Win this!

As a busy working professional and highly sensitive person, I love Color Street because I can have lots of color and fancy design options for my nails that otherwise I wouldn’t have—since the smell of chemicals bother me. And Color Street nail polish strips are 95% DRY out of the sealed package! There’s hardly any smell of polish from these, and what little there is, dissipates fast! I love these nail polish strips! (I also love supporting my daughter’s stay-at-home businesses.) 😉

The polish I wore for Halloween

I wore the Color Street polish called, Hex Girlfriend for Halloween this year, and got several compliments on it when I traveled to Sedona, AZ for SoulTreat! 👻

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We have some different Themes to pick from…
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If none of these speak to you, there are more options! 😉

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Why join us?

My amazing daughter, Sheila Lemire, is an Independent Color Street stylist – https://mycolorstreet.com/marie8luv

She’s a loving mother of 3 girls (8y Jennifer & 2.5y identical twins Jewel and Jaclyn), wife to a very loving & supportive husband (Mike). She’s mostly a SAHM, works weekends in retail and runs a few side gigs – like Color Street. 😉
Thank you for considering joining her on this journey of self-care & pampering while leaving behind the guilt & high price of doing so. 💞
Feel free to share your experiences and ask any questions you may have.
Message her at: m.me/marie8luv 💁🏻‍♀️

Increasing our Connections

As I was talking with a gal sitting next to me, she noticed my fingernails and asked, “Color Street”? And of course, I told her yes and that my daughter sells Color Street. She showed me her nails and smiled really big and then got her mom (who was sitting on the other side of her) to show me hers. It was a light-hearted and fun moment and instantly felt synchronistic to all three of us! Sometimes, the little things in life really do matter! ❤️🦋🌀😉

Celebrate with us!

Be sure to look thru all the Facebook group announcements and join our Birthday Month Club!!

Happy birthday!

Make money working from home!

There are so many ways to bring in extra cash working from home (while having fun) these days! #EarnFromHome #WorkFromHome #WFH

I even earn money from anywhere! #RVLiving

If you want to learn and are willing, think about what lights you up, like health, wellness, art, organizing, making memes, sharing online, making videos, meeting new people, being creative, or something else and join a group like my daughter’s to earn while you learn and have fun! Often the investment is small and the potential is there for you to make a good income—and be able to be home more with your precious family.

November fun!

Much love and many blessings! ❤️🦋🌀🙏☯️

Other ways to make money from home:

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https://illuminent.com/marie8luv

https://my.aspiration.com/welcome/WPFKJ67D2DCHK49I

https://sheilamurrey.net/store/

http://1800197037.myasealive.com/

https://www.teepublic.com/user/takeituponyourself

Change of perspective – RV Living

RV Living

After 8.5 years of full-time RV living in Florida in a 2010 Carriage Carri-Lite 5th wheel, our automatic transfer switch melted yesterday totally changing our perspective on RVing.

Now, here’s the thing. We didn’t know we had a transfer switch or where it was. And it was poorly placed–hidden under the floor and had plywood around it (making it a tinderbox situation), 2 feet from our bed! (This is what it looked like after we unscrewed and removed two wood panels.)

Hidden location of RV generator transfer switch
generator transfer switch hidden location

Yes, even when we opened our basement (underneath) storage, there were plywood panels that had no labels on them as to what was behind them.

Recalled IOTA brand generator transfer switch
IOTA burned melted generator transfer switch

Documentation

I got out the RV owner’s manual and there was nothing diagramed or documented about it! And the RV manufacturer went out of business a year after we bought the 5th wheel, so there’s that.

IOTA ITS-50R recalled generator transfer switch
ITS-50R Recalled melted generator transfer switch

ITS-50R recalled generator automatic transfer switch
IOTA ITS-50R recalled generator automatic transfer switch

The dealer we bought it from, Lazy Days in Seffner, Florida near Tampa, has never stood behind anything that’s went wrong with this coach since day one!

Yesterday, an electrician who just happened to be at our mobile home / RV park, and my husband literally had to sniff to find it (I couldn’t smell anything burning but they did). This was after our power went completely off. No AC power, no DC.

Could have burned

We shudder to think we could have been killed in this rig.

And we have no recourse!

I found there was a recall on the transfer switch, but nobody notified us! I say the dealer is culpable!!!

recall information on automatic generator transfer switch
Screen capture from recall

And nearly 600 people are potentially also living in a death trap!

Reading from the nhtsa.gov PDF about the recall it states:

Manufacturers voluntarily initiate many of these recalls, while others are either influenced by NHTSA investigations or ordered by NHTSA via the courts . If a safety defect is discovered, the manufacturer must notify NHTSA, as well as vehicle or equipment owners, dealers, and distributors . The manufacturer is then required to remedy the problem at no charge to the owner . NHTSA is responsible for monitoring the manufacturer’s corrective action to ensure successful completion of the recall campaign .

What is this quality inspection good for?!?

RV quality inspection sticker
RV quality inspection sticker

Thus, this experience has us rethinking our living situation.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what we should do? Legal recourse?

Be careful out there!

 

We Are All Connected. OM

Many blessings to you in ALL ways.

Check out this original song, No Apologies. It’s one of my husband’s tunes – performed and recorded in Nashville, TN. You can download it (it’s Track 1) from this link: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chevyfordb1

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself