Annoying Home Noises {Kidde Smoke Alarm Giveaway!}

Good morning and Happy Friday! We’re talking home annoyances and smoke alarms today. I’m fairly confident that every house has some kind of annoying sound. We’ve lived in several old houses and one brand new house and they all had their own quirky noises.

The last house we lived in had the most creaky back door. It was awful!! Every time anyone would go in or out, Ridley would wake up and want to know what was going on. That’s not-so-cool at 5:00 AM when I’m headed to the gym!

Dripping faucets are also on the “home annoyance” list. Oh yeah, and now the house we live in has creaky floors in certain spots. We’re learning to tip-toe around the creaks. HA!!

One of my big fears is a house fire. I always plan fire escapes wherever we are {houses, hotels etc.} and play “what-ifs” in my mind. My husband says I think too much about stuff, but I’d rather be prepared than the alternative.

So, back to smoke alarms…

Never ever ignore a chirping smoke alarm that’s asking for new batteries. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics indicate that the primary reasons smoke alarms fail to operate in home structure fires is a missing/disconnected battery and dead/discharged battery. Y’all. That is bad. It takes five seconds to change out a battery.

Kidde has just launched a line of Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, which offer a variety of benefits to the millions of Americans who rely on continuous battery-powered smoke and fire detection in their homes. The new alarms are powered by sealed-in, long-life lithium batteries for 10 years (the life of the alarm). Amazing, right?

  • It’s Always On: 24 hr/day, 7 day/week protection from smoke and fire
  • Maintenance-free, hassle-free: never replace a battery during the alarm’s operating life and no need to worry about the batteries being removed
  • Money savings: no batteries to buy and replace every six months, save up to $40 over the life of the alarm
  • Quick and easy installation: simply twist the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates

We love our Kidde alarms.

At our last house I had a somewhat scary experience one evening. It was after dinner and I was in my bedroom while my husband and Ridley went on a bike ride. All of a sudden, the smoke alarm went off. I was so puzzled and couldn’t find anything wrong and then I smelled smoke right around where the alarm was installed.

I grabbed the baby, my cellphone and my laptop {you know, all the important stuff! 😉 } and ran out the door with 9-1-1 dialed into my phone. I ran around the house looking for any sign of fire and couldn’t see anything. Then I went back inside and couldn’t smell any smoke. To this day, I don’t know what caused that smoke, but I can tell you this, the Kidde smoke alarm was right on. It had never gone off when I burned something in the oven, but for a very weird smokey smell, it did.

Talk about impressive.

Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms are now available exclusively at The Home Depot. 🙂

I’m super excited to have TWO 2-pack Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms to give away today.

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post saying you want to win. Easy peasy!

You can also connect with Kidde on Facebook and Twitter.

This giveaway ends on Wednesday, December 5th.

Please note: The winner is chosen at random via blog comments. Entries left on Facebook or sent via email will not be counted.

Have a happy weekend!! :)


Congratulations to Natalie #14 and Jeanine #69! You will be hearing from Kidde soon!




  1. I worry about these things too.., good to know its not just me. We have fire extinguishers everywhere, lol, but our smoke alarms are ancient. Would love to win this and replace them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. We have a split-level home and 3 of our kids sleep in the lower level – something that can consume me with worry if I let it. I’d love a reliable, trustworthy alarm!

  3. I would love to win a trust worthy alarm! Our house & wiring is extremely old and a fire is my biggest fear, especially with 3 kids! Thanks for a great giveaway! Good luck to all!!

  4. I love that “you think too much about STUFF”! I would give these to my little grand babies so Mama could put them in their bedrooms. Grammy would have sweeeeeet dreams knowing they have another level of safety!
    Thanks so much

  5. Hey y didn’t finish the fire saga :'( did u ever find out what started the smoke the fire alarm detected. i read carefully but i didnt see that answer WELL anyway if u wrote it silly me i am sorry if it was my fault of not reading correctly:’) it was a really good post anyway got me to thinkin seriously about smoke alarms :’) these kind sound like a god send tho i would really really love to win these smoke alarms

  6. I love that they are set up for each room, I would love to win, if not they are going on my Christmas wish list.

  7. I would love to win a smoke alarm! Mine goes off all the time when I bake and I find myself pulling the battery out and then forgetting to put it back!!!

  8. What a great giveaway! I’d love to be entered. My current smoke alarm isn’t that old but it would be nice to have a worry free one.

  9. I would love to have one of these! We recently went insane trying to get one of ours to quit chirping. We’d disconnected it and wouldn’t stop. I felt so unsafe without it up. (Yes, we did finally get it all figured out and it’s back in place.)

  10. I would love to win these smoke detectors to keep my family safe. Thank you for this offer and thank you for your blog!

  11. I would love to win this. We have one smoke dectector near our bedrooms but I’ve often thought we need another one for the other side of our house (not that it’s very big). Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. please enter me in the drawing, just had the chirping alarm sound this week due to an overactive candle and would enjoy avoiding the battery change every year.

  13. We live in a house that was built where one had previously burned down – so I am a bit worried about fire. We do have built in detectors, but I would feel comfortable having a few more around the house!

  14. I would love to win! We just moved into our new home a few months ago and our smoke detectors are extremely old. I halfway don’t trust them! Would love to have some new ones!

  15. I would love to win one of the alarms. I live alone and am disabled this would be great for me.

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