did you know… ? part 2

Reheating refrigerated bread To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. Newspaper weeds away: Put layers of wet newspaper around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get […]

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Christmas Cards by Shutterfly…

Since 2002 when I graduated high school I have sent a Christmas Card. It’s is amazing to me how meaningful they have become to me and to those I send them too. I started with a letter and one small photo, it later morphed to a photo collage with just a few words. More recently […]

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~coupon clipping~

Coupon clipping can be so fun and rewarding. Don’t let it become debilitating though, use coupons to enable you. Why spend money when you don’t have to. Always shop the deals it will pay off. I recently saved $80 on my $125 grocery tab. Literally. Shopping locally for produce can help and of course shopping […]

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did you know…?

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster… Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease […]

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soiled, stained, spoiled… is it the end?

try these clever ways to remove stains… liquid dish soap, scrubbed in and left to sit can take out grease. Even grease that has gone through the wash before. white wine takes out red wine. hair spray takes out ink. flour can also draw oil or grease out of clothing. white vinegar is a miracle […]

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7 random thoughts…

1. non convential recipes for convential foods  are a nice change up. http://www.grouprecipes.com/77711/scalloped-yukon-gold-and-sweet-potato-gratin-with-fresh-herbs.html 2. gift giving is fun, especially if you give within your means.  3. orange is a great color! (use your trifle dish to display and store)   4. use your fine china or glass ware as much as you can. it honors the people who eat […]

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Teacher Tidbits – Top 10 Classics

As promised… Here are my Top 10 favorite Kids Classics… again in no particular order… 1. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson 2. The BFG by Roald Dahl 3. Make Way For Ducklings – by Robert McCloskey 4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 5. Corduroy by Don Freeman  6. Stone Soup by […]

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7 random thoughts….

1. grocery shopping with coupons is so much more rewarding. 2.  it’s a bad sign when “eating in” is a special occasion. 3. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ~Albert Einstein     4. orange is a great color.     5. eating Sour Skittles in pairs is much tastier. 6. using […]

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Teacher TidBits – Top 10

Here are my current Top 10 favorite children’s books… in no particular order… I did try to go with more recently published books… 1. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner 2. David Goes to School by David Shannon 3. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker 4. Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes 5. If You Give a […]

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