Stay warm this winter!

Use the Innovative Hearth Products Dual Fuel 30,000 BTU Blue Flame Unvented Heater to keep your home cozy this winter.

This new model features:

    • 30,000 BTU with Built-In Thermostat
    • Dual Fuel for use with Natural Gas or LP Gas
    • Includes Wall Bracket and Feet for Floor Mount
    • Blower Included
    • Built-In Oxygen Depletion Sensor
    • Works even during power outage (except blower)
    • 99.9% Heating Efficiency
    • CSA Certified

http://www.ruralking.com/heater-blue-flame-dual-30-k.html

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This product can be wall mounted or free standing (using included feet kit).  It can be used with Natural gas or LP gas. The versatility of this product is extraordinary!

Innovative Hearth is one of the leading manufacturer in home heating needs. They specialize in aesthetically pleasing products that are going to stand the test of time.

The  Innovative Hearth Products Dual Fuel 30,000 BTU Blue Flame Unvented Heater is east to install and operate. The heater can be used without the blower during a power outage. You won’t be disappointment when you add this to your home to help meet your heating needs!

Have a Safe and Spooktacular Halloween

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike. It can pose dangers to young revelers.  To help make this year’s festivity a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips:

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  • Choose a light-colored costume because these are easily seen at night. Add reflective tape or glow-in-the-dark tape to the front and back of the costume and to the trick-or-treat bag.
  • Only buy a costume that is labeled “flame-retardant.” This means the material won’t burn. If you are making your own costume, use nylon or polyester materials, which are flame-retardant.
  • Make sure wigs and beards don’t cover your kids’ eyes, noses, or mouths.
  • Kids shouldn’t wear masks — they can make it difficult for them to see and breathe. Instead, use nontoxic face paint or makeup. Have younger kids draw pictures of what they want to look like. Older kids will have fun putting the makeup on themselves. Test the face paint or makeup on your child’s arm or hand before applying to make sure the paint doesn’t irritate the skin.
  • Avoid colored or decorative contact lenses, unless they have been prescribed by an eye doctor for your child.
  • Put a nametag — with your phone number — on your children’s costumes.
  • Avoid oversized and high-heeled shoes that could cause kids to trip. Make sure the rest of the costume fits well, too, which can help prevent trips and falls.
  • Make sure that any props your kids carry, such as wands or swords, are short and flexible.

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Trouble-Free Trick-or-Treating

  • Accompany young children (under age 12). Make sure they know how to call 911 in case they get lost. Check to make sure they know their home phone number.
  • For older kids who are trick-or-treating on their own, find out the route they’ll be taking and when they’ll be coming home. Also be sure that they:
    • carry a cell phone, if possible
    • go in a group and stay together
    • only go to houses with porch lights on and walk on sidewalks on lit streets (never walk through alleys or across lawns)
    • walk from house to house (never run) and always walk facing traffic when walking on roads
    • stay away from candles and other flames
    • know to never go into strangers’ homes or cars
    • cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop
  • Give kids flashlights with new batteries. Kids may also enjoy wearing glow sticks as bracelets or necklaces.
  • Limit trick-or-treating to your neighborhood and the homes of people you and your children know.
  • When your kids get home, check all treats to make sure they’re sealed. Throw out candy with torn packages or holes in the packages, spoiled items, and any homemade treats that haven’t been made by someone you know.
  • Don’t allow young children to have hard candy or gum that could cause choking.
  • Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home, too. Remove anything that could cause kids to trip or fall on your walkway or lawn. Make sure the lights are on outside your house and light the walkway to your door, if possible. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem harmless to you.

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Gobbling Down Halloween Goodies

  • Offer a filling meal before your kids head out to trick-or-treat so they won’t scarf down too much of their haul.
  • Consider purchasing Halloween treats other than candy. Stickers, erasers, crayons, pencils, coloring books, and sealed packages of raisins and dried fruits are good choices.
  • Know how much candy your kids have collected and store it somewhere other than their bedrooms. Consider being somewhat lenient about candy eating on Halloween, within reason, and talk about how the rest of the candy will be handled. Let kids have one or two treats a day instead of leaving candy out in big bags or bowls for kids to sample at will. Consider giving some of the treats away.

Take these quick and easy precautions to help your little ghosts and goblins have a hauntingly happy and safe Halloween.

Grow Salad Greens During the Cold Winter and Have Fun Doing It!

One of my favorite things to grow during the fall and winter months is lettuce. Sure anyone can grab a bag of salad mix from the store for a couple of bucks, but if you’re a die hard vegetable gardener like myself, you are going to need to get outside to get your daily dose of vitamin D or you’ll go nuts. Plus, we all know homegrown just tastes better!

Tips for Growing Lettuce in Late Fall and Winter

Be patient. Lettuce germinates best in cooler temperatures, but if it gets too cold germination may slow down considerably. The ideal time to plant is two weeks before the first fall frost. Most lettuce varieties only take about 45 – 60 days to reach maturity.

Plant lettuce seeds and seedlings in containers. This way if a gust of cooler weather or a frost is headed your way, you can easily move the pots alongside your home or front porch and wrap them with a fabric cover or tuck the seedlings under a cloche.

Overseed. I consider it “insurance” for a great harvest. Be sure to sow seeds every two weeks for a good continuous crop of salad greens.


If you live in an area with harsh winters, no problem. You can still grow lettuce in the winter. Simply pick a sunny windowsill or pull out the grow lights because you can grow lettuce ANYWHERE! Indoors or out.

And last but not least, remember lettuce has shallow roots and needs good drainage or their delicate roots could freeze if left sitting in a container of soggy potting soil. 

Growing salad greens in the late fall and winter months can be a little bit of a challenge, but a homegrown dinner salad in middle of winter… now that’s priceless.

Items you may Need:

Whiskey Barrel Resin Planter HDR-474543

SKU: 011404050

Fiskars Big Grip Trowel

SKU: 005420203

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you may know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Monthbreast-cancer-tree

Rural King is doing something very special that I would love to tell you about. When we last counted we have already been able to donate $26,000 and we are looking to be able to keep donating! That’s where we need your help. If you purchase certain product Rural King will be donating a certain of each qualifying purchase to cancer research.

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Clicking on the picture will take you to the products that qualify for the donation

Want to be a part of the crew that helped find a cure to breast cancer? Rural King is making that even easier.  If you search “bcpink” on our site it will take you to all items that will submit a donation from you purchasing. There are over 100 items! How awesome is that?

Always remember…

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DIY Scarf Hanger

I know that I am always annoyed with where to hang my scarves. I want my closet neat and tidy but my scarves have no place to go. If I just throw them over a hanger, then they are on top of one another and it’s hard to get just the one you want without taking off ALL the scarves. I have found the perfect resolution to this annoying problem. Y’all are going to be kicking yourselves for not thinking of this. And the best part is you need only two items to complete it! Inexpensive items at that!

Supplies:scarves Clothes Hangers Shower Curtain Rings Steps:

  1. Place the shower curtain rings on the clothes hangers.
  2. Place scarves through the shower curtain rings.
  3. Hang in your closet.
  4. Done!

You can purchase all the necessary items to make this easy hanger at Ruralking.com or your local Rural King location. clothes hanger shower rings