Random Grace-isms

ANOTHER CYCLE AROUND THE SUN

 

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Every year starts so new, innocent in its infancy.  Hope is re-imagined and burns a fresh.  Eyes squinting  and set on brighter horizons, we step foot, boldly, on our next journey around the sun. But like a child, the year must grow. Through happiness and hardships, lessons are learned.  In January of 2012, we could not foresee those bright moments, or the darker ones ahead. We knew that evil lurked around corners,  but could not imagine the form it would take, or just how treacherous those moors and cliffs could be.  … Read the rest

YOUR LONG AWAITED FIX – A NEW LIST OF GREAT READS

I have had a hectic summer, and sadly I haven’t been able to post as much as I would like to because of it. I used to publish a “Reading Material” list every week of great reads I’ve stumbled upon and have popped up in my Google Reader in the week prior. My hope is to bring that back, as it has been a few months since I’ve published the last list.

Now I know this is not on the correct day of the week to be publishing this (we usually shoot for Tuesdays), but better late than never right?… Read the rest

LIVING IT UP AT CRIMSON TRACE MEDIA DAYS

Saturday night, my husband, Dave and I checked in to Hotel 50 in downtown Portland, Oregon to kick off the Crimson Trace Media Days. After meeting up with Shelley Rae from Western Shooting Journal, we headed down to Portland City Grill for happy hour and dinner with the media group as well some really great reps from Nike, Otis, Danner, and of course Iain and the gang from Crimson Trace. Leatherman was kind enough to sponsor our dinner and drinks and provide us each with a LED LENSER P3 flashlight.… Read the rest

GRACIE MCKEE IS PACKING PRETTY – THE WHOLE STORY

I know the electronic version of this story has gone out already on Facebook and twitter, but the electronic version leaves out a lot.

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about – Sue Vorenberg , a features writer at the Columbain wrote a Sunday feature on me last weekend. I have to admit, I am both proud and humbled by what was said about me, and would like to share it with you today.

Click the picture below to be directed to the entire article, and click “continuation” at the top of the page when you are ready for the next page.… Read the rest

WHY CALEB WOULD WALK 500 MILES AND OTHER GREAT READS

I have been traveling a lot lately – and that’s not about to stop until the end of July when I return home from the Concealed Carry Holster Fashion Show in Hudson, NY. That doesn’t mean I’m done traveling for the year, just that things will slow down a bit for me. I apologize for how infrequent my articles have been as of late due to my hectic schedule.

I am hoping to have a holster review up for you this week (fingers crossed), so please keep an eye out for that.… Read the rest

GIRLS GUN GETAWAY, CC FASHION SHOW AND MORE…

Hey everybody!

You may have seen my tweets and status updates about a Girls Gun Getaway (#GirlsGunGetaway). I am excited to announce that the time has finally arrived to pack my bags and head out for a weekend of friends, shooting, explosions, hunting, and whatever else our clever minds come up with.

As if one getaway isn’t enough, I will be flying back to home-base on Monday night, (make it back home around 2AM Tuesday morning).  I then fly out to Vegas with some good friends and won’t be back home until July.… Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Last weeks READING MATERIAL list was skipped as I had not had any time to read at all. This week we we are making up for it with some super great reads. So grab a fresh cup of coffee and put up your feet for awhile: it’s time to be entertained!

The Forgotten Sjögren Shotgun and Military Rifle - by Max Slowik  at Guns.com <— Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

Massad Ayoob on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws (VIDEO) - by S.H.… Read the rest

PACKING PRETTY HOSTING A CC FASHION SHOW

Daiane Conterato modeling for Huis Clos, Fall ...

1st Annual Womens’ Victory’s Secret Concealed Carry Holster Fashion Show

Educating, Empowering and Enabling women to be Safe and Responsible Firearm Owners

Saturday, July 21st 2012

Door open at 5:30 PM

 At The Firehouse Banquet Hall

2219 County Route 27  Hudson, NY 12534

A Taurus PT145B in a Fobus Compact Paddle hols...

Mistress of Ceremonies… Kitty Richards

International Defensive Pistol Assoc. – Regional Rep.

Fashion Show Host… Packing Pretty’s – Gracie McKee

Special Appearance…

TV’s TOP SHOT contestants… Including Local Firearms Instructor – Keith Gibson

Live Demonstrations, Raffles & Vendors

Sponsored by Tri Village Rod & Gun Club

Click HERE for ticket information.Read the rest

BREAKING BOARDS AND TAKING NAMES

Packing Pretty is a self-defense blog. While I primarily focus on my area of expertise (firearms and shooting), I want to make sure that several types of defense are introduced and covered here at Packing Pretty.

Just last weekend I had the pleasure of watching  an awesome demonstration at USWC Taekwondo by Amanda. The first thing I noticed about Amanda was that she exerted an aura of confidence, strength and determination that was seen and felt by all who watched her. … Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Alright, now for some fun reads!

 

Jacquelyn Kelly is ‘Armed in Heels’ – by Britney Starr at Womens Outdoor News <—- Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!

Cafe Patron Fights off Crazed Gunman with a Stool - by  dabneybailey at Guns.com  (And check out my article on how everything can be a weapon)

Pink Lasers - by  Richard at Guns Holsters and Gear

When The “Little Lady” Wants A Handgun . . – by RoedApple at LJWorld.com

Girls, Guns, and The Problem with DC Firearm Laws  – A youtube video with Emily Miller and Reason TV

Shooting your carry gun in competition – by When the Balloon Goes Up!… Read the rest