Coming Back!

I am back after taking a trip to my sister’s.  We enjoyed our time together and the only thing that suffered was my blog posts.  I didn’t have internet service at her house so now I am playing catch up.  My plan is to write 2 posts each day until I am caught up, one for the current day and one for where I left off before the trip. It is no fun getting behind and catching up, so I am glad I had fun while I was there!

Today we are to write about anything…. but it must include a speeding car, a phone call and a crisp bright morning. Sounds like another “short story” ! Ha Ha  I don’t think in this hurried state I feel inspired as I did then, but I will do my assignment! 🙂  See if you can find them! 🙂  I will try to add some safety tips along the way as well, seeing that is what my blog is about.

Coming home from my sister’s was a much better trip than when I left on the Thursday before.  On my way there it rained the whole time. I left in the afternoon so it was dark and raining 5 hours later when I arrived. We had a good time together.  She held her launch party for Damsel in Defense and we set up a vendor booth at the American Legion’s Holiday Shopping Vendors Show during the weekend. There are going to be some happy protected people come Christmas! She sold several of the Road Trip, Alarms, Kubatons, and many other Personal Protection Products.  She did very well and we had a good time.

Road Trip Auto ToolHOLLA_largeSock it to me Kubotan

When I got packed up and headed for home it seemed good that it was a crisp bright morning. 🙂  All at once I saw a blur go by and realized it was a speeding car!  I thought to myself of all the scenarios that it could be.  We should never judge someone when it looks like they are doing something they shouldn’t be, we don’t know the story behind it. I could picture that person getting a phone call that was very upsetting and they were trying to get to their destination in a hurry. You could “what if” all day and find reasons to speed.  I just pray they make it there safely and don’t hurt anyone else along the way.  Sometimes we get so focused on what is wrong, that we miss the danger we put ourselves and others in. It is called, not thinking!  So, This is all the more reason for us to be thinking and aware of our surroundings.  Watch out for the other guy!  He might not be watching out for you!

Be safe and Stunningly Protected!

Janie 🙂

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October PROmotion

The rest of “The Alarming Short Story” started yesterday will have to wait….. There is a PROmotion going on! 🙂  I wanted to get it out to you before it is gone.

Our October 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Special includes two FREE exclusive items (only available when purchased in this bundle).

When you order a Purple Pack A Punch Stun Gun, Shell Take 2 Pepper Spray and Bling It Up Disable Pin using this bundle, you will receive a DVA inspired “I’m A Damsel for DVA” Purple Tote Bag and Purple Travel Mug FREE!
Price: $75.00


And…… the PROmotion products for no stun gun areas:

When you order a Step Off Door Alarm, Where’s Yo Baby Kid Tracker, Ombre Black Sock It To Me, Breakaway Keychain and Holla At Me Personal Alarm, you will receive a DVA inspired “I’m A Damsel for DVA” Purple Tote Bag and Purple Travel Mug FREE!
Price: $75.00


To view/order one of these Specials, please go to my website and click on “Shop Now”  and then “Monthly Special”.

Stay Safe and Stunningly Protected! 🙂


An Alarming Short Story! :)

This is going to be a bit different post.  I wanted to do something different, so I thought I would try my imagination with a short short story.  My Granddaughter is all the time wanting me to tell her a story so I thought if I wrote one, I would get better at it! Practice makes Perfect Ha Ha 🙂

Once upon a time (doing good so far!  🙂  there were 5 guys, Jim, Ed, Jake, Don and Gibble.  They were so excited to finally have the day approaching that they would be spending time together in the woods archery hunting!  It was a beautiful fall day, they got all packed up and they were on their way.  Just before Jim left the house, his wife told him to take this little black alarm with him.  She said she heard about the stories of hunters getting lost in the woods and thought that it would help someone find him, if that happened to him.  Well, he thought, no way! I am not going to get lost, “Never have! I have been hunting for years!”  And I don’t plan to go to far because I am going to try out the new tree stand that was just put up!   He took the alarm anyway, it was small and light enough to carry and would keep his wife appeased.


It took them 3 hours to reach the farm where they had set there plans to hunt.  The time went by quickly; they were visiting the whole way.  As they pulled up to the farm house, Farmer Mayze was just coming up from the barn.  He was happy to see them and said the weather had been pretty bad for the past couple weeks, but thought it had taken a turn for the better now.  Farmer Mayze’s sons Little Mayze and Bryan came and were set to be their guides. They were on their way back into the woods!

Jim found his tree stand and told the guys to go on ahead, he was tired and was ready to get up in this stand and watch for the deer to come.  Maybe they would push one to him while they walked deeper into the woods.  Jim climbed up in the stand and was sitting resting and watching and listening. He had sat there for quite awhile, it was getting dusk. Just when he was thinking he should have stayed with the guys, he saw a black bear cub coming toward his tree.  He waited and watched, keeping as quiet as he could, but it seemed like his heart was beating drums in his chest.  The mother bear was coming right behind it. The cub was there at the bottom with it’s paws on the tree ready to climb up! Jim was sure hoping it wouldn’t decide to come up in his tree!

JIm thought maybe he could sneak down the other side and get away before they knew he was there.  He was real scared by now and knew a mother bear would protect her cub, even if he wasn’t going to hurt it, she would be aggressive.  On the way down the back of the tree a branch broke and down he came startling the bear cub!  It started crying and mom started growling!  Jim hit the ground so hard he felt like he might have broke something, but he wasn’t sure what!

The bear was closing in on him, he knew if he yelled, it might think that he was challenging it and start the attack.  He wasn’t sure how close the others were to him; they could still be real deep in the woods.  How he wished he would have just stayed with them.  But he didn’t, and had to do something.  Luckily he brought his bow and arrow with him down the tree and it survived the fall!  Nervously he tried to nock his arrow onto the bowstring, but was shaking so bad with the mom growling at him, he nicked the string on the way by, rendering his bow useless!

He had heard you are supposed to curl up in a ball and not move, like he was dead.  He thought he probably really would be dead soon!  Then, he remembered the alarm.  The guys might hear it, and it would be a different sound to the bear than a human yell.  He flipped the switch!  120 decibals screaming out of it.  The bear cub ran away and the mother bear went after it!  Wow what a relief!  He kept the alarm going because he did not want them to come back!

Jim tried to calm his nerves and thought about getting back into the stand, that is when he realized he had really hurt himself in the fall.  He was bleeding, but didn’t know how bad, it was dark.  Trying to think and looking at this alarm sounding, he remembered that it was also a flashlight.  He turned it on and found where he was bleeding, it didn’t look good and didn’t help that his heart was beating harder and faster than ever!  He tried to calm himself and searched around in his pockets for something that he could tie around his leg for a tourniquet.  He found something else his Independent Damsel in Defense PRO wife had put in his pocket!  It was the Wristle Bracelet.

PC-WRISTLE Paracord Bracelet

Jim unwound the 7 feet of interwoven commercial nylon paracord that the bracelet is made of and it worked perfect as a tourniquet to stop the blood flowing from him! He would have to remember to do something real nice for his wife when he got home.  Now he was hoping the guys could hear the alarm and come to his aid soon!

Deep in the woods…… To be continued tomorrow! 🙂

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Be Safe and Stunningly Protected! 🙂

Safety Tips and Self Defense Strategy

The statistics of crime rates is hard to even imagine… The numbers prove that everyone should take care to follow rules to help avoid becoming a victim.  Here are a few tips that may help to keep you safe.

1. Be familiar with your usual travel routes.  Watch for anything out of the ordinary.  Is there somewhere that you could get help if you needed it?  Always be thinking what if?

2. Consider carrying pepper spray. It is legal in all 50 states and you don’t have to let your attacker get close to you.  You can see all the pepper spray that we have in Damsel in Defense at my website

3. Stay alert at red lights, stop signs, and gas stations. Be sure your doors are locked and you are alert to anyone approaching your vehicle.

4. Always look around your vehicle under and inside before you get too close to it.  Someone could be waiting until you get it unlocked to steal your car and possible take you with it!  I like to carry my flash light to my car, which duals as a stun gun!

5. Know how to defend yourself if attacked in your car. It is a good idea to have a Kubotan, and/or other personal protection products

6. If your car breaks down, raise the hood and stay inside with the doors locked. OR  If you have our Gimme a Sign, you won’t have to get out of your car.  You can put the “Assistance Needed” signs in your windows.  Be careful of who stops to help you, make sure you are ready to defend yourself if needed.

Gimme a Sign

7. Never leave your driver’s license in your car.

8. Always remember where you park your car, so you won’t be wandering around the parking area trying to find it.

9. Always walk with confidence. Keep your head up to look anyone you meet in the face.  Usually they are looking for an easy target that can’t identify them. Look behind you every now and then, be aware of your surroundings.

10. Never pull into a parking space next to anyone loitering or sitting in a parked car.  I wrote about this in an earlier post.

Stay Safe and Stunningly Protected! 🙂

Keep Your Hands Free

Don’t tie up your hands with arms full of clutter.  Pack your goods into bags with shoulder straps or even a backpack to reduce your risk.  Keep your hands free to reach for your pepper spray that is not in the bottom of your bag, but in quick reach attached to your Breakaway!

BREAKAWAY Pepper Spray Lanyard

Our Breakaway Lanyard is great to carry your pepper spray on it, as it provides easy access if needed in a hurry.  It is great for carrying your little scan cards for department stores as well, you can give it a pull to easily separate it when you need the clerk to scan your card.

HARD Core Pepper Spray

Our Hardcore .5 oz Pepper spray with 5 different colors to choose from.  You may be tenderhearted but you can still carry a “hardcore” in your hand.  With personal protection this affordable….. it just makes sense to have one in every color!  To read more on/order these and other products, please visit my website at

I keep pepper spray in various places so that I am never without it!

Stay Safe and Stunningly Protected!

Junk in the Trunk

This kit has everything that you or your loved ones would need for a survival situation!  It comes in a heavy-duty reflective utility bag and has an external pocket for additional storage.  Check out my website at  to find the list of everything that is included in this bag!  It took a lot of thought to think of what you would possibly need!  From Jumper Cables to Purified drinking water pouches……

JUNK_in the Trunk

All packed up in a handy little bag.  This bag provides peace of mind in the event of a dead battery or brief auto emergency.  You will have the necessary tools to wait for help or alert others. The reflective tape makes it easily visible.  Price is $70….and is under our Hermergency in the online catalog  You can purchase it for ½ price with a $100 party or you can get it for free with a $500 party. ($75 in free product perks) along with 1 more item at half price.  Your party can be online or if you would like a home show (Empower Hour) let me know and I will either do the show for you or if you live to far from me, I will try to work something out for you.