Home Means…Being Ready for Violence

It’s a tough world. News headlines are often hard to see and they seem to make us cringe and cry more and more. It’s not a far-out thought to take extra precautions in the event of a violent attack.

This is not meant to be a sad post because there are ways to be more prepared for violence!

One of my favorite spots around town is hosting an incredibly important and informational class on responding to violence.

Reno Guns and Range is a shooting range and training facility on Market Street in Reno. They are hosting a class in partnership with R.E.M.S.A. to teach the community how to best apply simple survival strategies and basic medical techniques when confronted with a surprising, chaotic and lethal event in a public environment.

It’s not just an active shooter situation, it’s any traumatic event such as a car wreck.

I spoke with the instructor, Ken, on what they will teach…

**Check out what he carries with him everywhere he goes!**

Have you entered our giveaway?!

Home Means wants to give you two free opportunities to attend! Just head to our Facebook page and tag a person you would want to go with AND share! We will be picking a winner this Friday!


Home Means… Getting in the Spooky Spirit

In my opinion, the holidays are the BEST time of year. From food to decorations, you really can’t beat the sights, sounds and smells that come with Fall and Winter. But there is one holiday that, for some, is far spook-perior than the others. I’m of course talking about Halloween!

Painting Pumpkins
Last year for Halloween, I used mod podge to add gold glitter to my white and burlap themed pumpkin. My boyfriend got creative, and turned his pumpkin into a creepy eyeball.

Whether you decorate your house as a terrifying crime scene (my parents used to decorate our house like this growing up), break out the arts and crafts or dress up to go trick-or-treating, Halloween is a holiday that’s fun for all ages. For the first time last year I painted pumpkins instead of carving them. Not only did it provide creative freedom (I’m much better with glitter and paint than carving), the pumpkins lasted for several weeks, allowing us to enjoy them well into November!

With Halloween just a few days away, here are some bewitching pumpkin decorating ideas you and your family can enjoy this weekend. You can also use mod podge, glitter, push pins to decorate. Find more Good Housekeeping carving ideas at http://bit.ly/1k7wo1D.


Home Means…Nevada Day Weekend!

Hi there! Ky here…one clarification before we continue.

Our ‘Home Means’ blog is not affiliated with the new expansion of the Reno eNVy brand, “Home Means Nevada Co.” Though we think they have some pretty cool stuff, we are different!

Anyways–Happy Nevada Day weekend! We live in such a special state.

Do you ever stop and think western culture was cultivated here?

Our towering mountains, blue skies, wildlife, and cowboy way of life attracted the millions over the years.

October 31, 1864, changed the country for ever. The “Battle Born State” became one of the most sought out places with those who would call it home the lucky few.

There are so many ways to celebrate Nevada! The most notable is probably the Nevada Day Parade.

25,000 – 30,000 people will line the streets of Carson City Saturday.

Head over to Carson St. through downtown Carson City on Saturday at 10a. This beloved even is super fun. This is a tight-knit community. The parade proves that.

Reno Forklift puts on a FREE haunted house to collect food and money for local charities. Head over to Coney Island Drive in Sparks at the Reno Forklift warehouse through Tuesday, October 31!

The Halloween Hollow is the Reno Riverwalk Districts opportunity for some FREE family fun and trick-or-treating! This is downtown Reno near the Riverside Movie Theater, 5  p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, October 29.

For more happening this weekend, click here!

(Maybe take a hike or play outside. The weather is perfect!)