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Habitat for Humanity Detroit Home Happenings Jan2023 #motownmom

Dear Habitat Homeowners, 

We’re already a month into 2023, and we couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead. With you by our side, we’ll continue to reach life-changing milestones, expand our growing community, and explore the endless benefits of homeownership, one project at a time. We are so blessed to have you as a part of our Habitat family, and our gratitude for each and every one of you continues to multiply each day. Our community wouldn’t be the same without you! 

In order to prepare for the exciting months ahead, we wanted to share some insightful home maintenance tips to help you create a clean and chaos-free environment before jumping into the new year. Here’s a quick checklist to get you started: Schedule a “fix-it” weekend to complete minor repairs that take less than a day (e.g. fixing loose screws, squeaky hinges, lightbulbs, and smoke detectors).Get organized by pitching things you don’t need and purchasing quality storage bins for extra items (like excess holiday décor or seasonal gear).Create a home inventory while you’re organizing to have easy, categorical access to all of the items in each room.Plan for upcoming projects by creating a financial plan, researching specialists (like architects/contractors), and gathering materials so that you can outline your project in full.Wipe down kitchen cabinets with a homemade mixture of warm water and dish soap. Excess buildup from cooking and grease can cause damage to the finish of your kitchen surfaces, so be sure to prevent that with routine cleaning days. Replace water filters in your kitchen sink and ice makers. These should be replaced every 6 months, so starting in January will put you on track for another replacement in June. Check out this article HERE for more tips on home maintenance, and let us know what you think! 

Cheers to the incredible year ahead, we can’t wait to spend it with you. 

In gratitude, 
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Eggs too much? Try Egg substitutes #motownmom

I’ve been through the worse but I’ve done things to make it better.

In the bankruptcy of Detroit, when I was laid off and the government constantly was shutting down, I found a way to save on food items. On eggs, I used powdered or liquid constitute. These were cheaper because usually the grocery store was trying to get rid of them (always bought it on sale or reduced price) and I could also buy in bulk

If you’re looking for more types of substitutes, then here are some…

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5 reasons you should have an emergency kit at home & how to Build Your Own

Always thinking about homesteading and letting you know why you should be doing it too. Here are 5 reasons why you should have an emergency kit at home and then there’s a link below on how to build your own.

  1. An emergency kit at home can help you and your family to be prepared for any kind of emergency situation. It can provide you with essential supplies and tools you may need to get through the emergency.
  2. Having an emergency kit can give you peace of mind knowing you have the necessary items to handle any type of crisis that may arise.
  3. An emergency kit can provide you with the necessary items to help you stay safe and comfortable if you need to evacuate your home or if you are stuck in an emergency situation.
  4. Having an emergency kit can help you to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster, such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane.
  5. An emergency kit can help you to be prepared for medical emergencies, such as a severe allergic reaction or a heart attack. It can also provide you with the necessary items to take care of minor injuries or illnesses.

click here to see how to build your own 5 Gallon bucket emergency kit

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The Beauty Box you can afford. Less than $7 /4 times a year | Of Course from @Walmart ‏#motownmom #selfcare

Yes, I was skeptical when I saw this, but I was like hey, I’ll take one for the team and see what this is all about. I actually am impressed with just less than seven dollars and the pretty bag.

Not as decorative as Ipsy and it has the Walmart decor on the other side, but really pretty to use as junk pocket for a purse.

Winter starting January Summer starting June  
Spring starting March Fall starting September

It’s really how it says. For less than seven dollars for four boxes and you get asked about ten questions about your beauty style prior to paying for anything. That was cool and they sent me what suits me, although my daughter stole my unicorn glow mask. She loved it.

I think you will too.

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Donate to #Detroit Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance today! #motownmom, Proud alumni of #codycomet #thankfulthursday

As a former Cody Comet this is near and dear to my heart and I need you guys to help and support my high school sister, Kenyetta M Peoples who is really awesome.

EVENT: Chocolate Fairy🧚🏿‍♀️ Doll Making Workshop 📅Saturday, February 18, 2023 #motownmoxiemom 🙍🏿‍♀️#Detroit 

Celebrate Black History Month with a day of Fun and positive representation with the Chocolate Fairy Doll Making Workshop 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

12noon – 3pm 

Northwest Activities Center 

18100 Meyers 

Detroit, MI 48235

The brown skin tone Doll form is 14 inches with wire insert for movable arms. This Doll project will include hand sewing and gluing. There is an opportunity for each person to create their one of a kind doll. Supplies will include decorative trim in 1 to 3 inches. Colors include fuchsia, neon green, blue, lavender, pink and orange. Other decorative accessories will include three different shades of wings, thread, needles, rhinestones,buttons, faux pearls, beads, aleene’s glue, hot glue guns with sticks. Also included is kankolin hair in colors of black,deep red and gray with faux locs.

Fabrics will be available to write a personal/encouraging word or phrase on the back of the Chocolate Fairy. 

If you have a piece of broken jewelry from a loved one, an ancestors or an old favorite bring it to emblish your Chocolate Fairy. 

There will be light refreshments. Pre-registration is required. No refunds or change of dates allowed. Limited of space.

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Save Money, help your neighborhood – get a membership in Detroit People’s Food Co-op 

Join DPFC in the mission to bring fresh & healthy food options to Detroit. Owned & driven by the community.

The Detroit People’s Food Co-op is an African American led, community-owned grocery cooperative. The co-op’s purpose is to provide improved access to healthy food and food education to Detroit residents. Meeting the needs of the community is achieved through the democratic control of the co-op by its member/owners.

Benefits of Co-op Membership:

  • Being part of an organization dedicated to contributing to the health and self-determination of our community.
  • Having a say in the co-op’s activities and future.
  • Shopping discounts, deals and potential patronage refunds.
  • Opportunities to share knowledge and build community.

How can you get involved In the Detroit People’s Food Co-op?

The first step is to JOIN!  Membership is open to individuals who are residents of Michigan and over 21 years of age.  The price to purchase a share in the co-op is currently $200 per person (one person per share please). The share price can be paid in one lump sum or spread out over ten monthly installment payments.

You can join at any of our in-person presentations or tabling events, by stopping by the DPFC office during office hours – currently Mondays 3-5pm and Wednesdays 12-2pm, or by mailing in an application form with payment. The DPFC office is located inside the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network office at 11000 W. McNichols Road, Suite 103, Detroit, MI 48221. For more information, please call (833) DPFC313 or (833) 373-2313

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Are you prepared for upcoming emergencies? #motownmom #homesteading

I know you barely have enough to pay the bills and you’re not looking for another worry, but when emergencies happen we want to be proactive and not reactive

I’m not a prepper expert or some homesteading genius, but I’ve always been on my toes.

Perhaps being from Detroit made me like this. I also would say growing up with my father also put a little of it in me.

I love this graphic and even though it’s for power outage it’s good for almost everything.
  1. From every paycheck I would take 5 to 20 dollars and use it on emergency food and supplies
  2. I kept a list on Amazon of emergency supplies and when I had built up a fund I could use it
  3. I had a bag with copies of emergency papers and cards. For immunization records I would ask them for a duplicate (most times I could get them for free upon asking).
  4. There was always a go bag near the set of emergency papers. The kids knew if there was ever an emergency grab the bags and get out of the house.
  5. I had a pantry where at the bottom was the emergency food and medicine so I could do a FIFO and continually use it so it wouldn’t go bad.
  6. Dry packs and Ziplocks are life. Get them and put them in your emergency places to make sure your good, paperwork and supplies stay dry.

The picture above is just to get you started. Start with short term (72 hours) and then push it to six months, one year and finally a 3 to 5 year plan. This isn’t going to be something you can do over night. It took be about a good twenty years to really have a good five year plan and that includes extra land I could go to, a portable solar powered solution and I’m even going to invest in a fallout/panic room where I say and solar back up on my home.

Initially, if you can’t go with a large solar generator, you can always start with a smaller battery your car can charge or get a smaller battery rechargeable battery (at least 100w), and then an inverter that your solar panels can plug into as well.

This battery takes electrical and solar input. It’s enough to charge a laptop and phones, possibly a low powered cPap and keep a mini desk refrigerator running for about 8 hrs.

I like the two AC plugs the most because most units this size only come with one.

How many of these items do you have in your house right now?

Happy preparing for emergencies

Happy New Year! Celebrate by rewarding yourself and read a book #motownmoxiemom #syllit

If you didn’t know I was an author, now you know!

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And collect them all

I pray you have a wonderful and prosperous new year

Habitat for Humanity Detroit Year End Giving 2022 #motownmom @habitatdetroit

Please join our Board of Directors in providing critical funds to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity Detroit as we celebrate 35 years of serving the Detroit community!