WOW talk about great use of Copic Markers. . .I'm impressed. . . check out her blog site, she also does demos on it, gotta love that!!! by dee
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dee WOW talk about great use of Copic Markers. . .I'm impressed. . . check out her blog site, she also does demos on it, gotta love that!!!
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Great organizing tips for a small amount of kitchen storage.  Love how she does her freezer too, I'm inspired! by mlkkrs88
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mlkkrs88 Great organizing tips for a small amount of kitchen storage. Love how she does her freezer too, I'm inspired!
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Gotta check it out. (She's got SO many great ways to make old clothes new! I actually went through the blog and she has some GREAT clothing redos.) by MammaNene
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MammaNene Gotta check it out. (She's got SO many great ways to make old clothes new! I actually went through the blog and she has some GREAT clothing redos.)
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Giving that cheep laminate bookcase a whole new look!   Check out the rest of her blog too she has some great ideas! by shopportunity
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shopportunity Giving that cheep laminate bookcase a whole new look! Check out the rest of her blog too she has some great ideas!
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Seriously the best blog.  This gal does the cutest stuff!! I love her ideas!! Check it out.   LDS YW Young Women's Subway Art - full collection on chevron backgrounds + a freebie! by catalina
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catalina Seriously the best blog. This gal does the cutest stuff!! I love her ideas!! Check it out. LDS YW Young Women's Subway Art - full collection on chevron backgrounds + a freebie!
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Absolutely love this site. She has 60 pages of free quilt block instructions. She also shows you how the blocks could look like all laid out. If that weren't enough, she also has an inspiration gallery where you can submit your quilts made with her patterns. by lacy
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lacy Absolutely love this site. She has 60 pages of free quilt block instructions. She also shows you how the blocks could look like all laid out. If that weren't enough, she also has an inspiration gallery where you can submit your quilts made with her patterns.
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gourmand in the kitchen - Sylvie Shirazi is a Los Angeles based food blogger and photographer.  Her passion is to bring wholesome, good food to the readers of her blog.  She is a fabulous photographer as evident in her beautiful food photos.  Her love of cooking and food shines through just looking at the gorgeous photos  and wonderful recipes she shares with us.  A good blog to check out! /jmp by lacy
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lacy gourmand in the kitchen - Sylvie Shirazi is a Los Angeles based food blogger and photographer. Her passion is to bring wholesome, good food to the readers of her blog. She is a fabulous photographer as evident in her beautiful food photos. Her love of cooking and food shines through just looking at the gorgeous photos and wonderful recipes she shares with us. A good blog to check out! /jmp
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I am just so excited! I just got back from Bible study and found out the person I met 4 months ago came to accept Jesus as her Savior.  I had one encounter with this person and never ran into her again.  She was really depressed.  I talked with her about Jesus (She wasn't a Christian).  I offered to take her to my church just so she could see what it was like.  She said she wouldn't know anybody but I said "you know me!" Just show love!! Also Jesus wants His children to spread His Word! by rosanna
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rosanna I am just so excited! I just got back from Bible study and found out the person I met 4 months ago came to accept Jesus as her Savior. I had one encounter with this person and never ran into her again. She was really depressed. I talked with her about Jesus (She wasn't a Christian). I offered to take her to my church just so she could see what it was like. She said she wouldn't know anybody but I said "you know me!" Just show love!! Also Jesus wants His children to spread His Word!
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Another pinner says : "I always direct anyone asking me about my camera (and how to use it) to this site.  Its all explained so simply, and taught me how to start using my DSLR.  My sister printed it out and keeps it as a reference in her camera bag.  Great idea!" by kristine
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kristine Another pinner says : "I always direct anyone asking me about my camera (and how to use it) to this site. Its all explained so simply, and taught me how to start using my DSLR. My sister printed it out and keeps it as a reference in her camera bag. Great idea!"
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"I always direct anyone asking me about my camera (and how to use it) to this site.  Its all explained so simply, and taught me how to start using my DSLR.  My sister printed it out and keeps it as a reference in her camera bag.  Great idea!" by kristine
kristine
kristine "I always direct anyone asking me about my camera (and how to use it) to this site. Its all explained so simply, and taught me how to start using my DSLR. My sister printed it out and keeps it as a reference in her camera bag. Great idea!"
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RED photo shoot | October 2012 Cathy Waterman ‘Diamond Love Ring’ - $6930.00 Upon closer inspection, I instantly recognized the ring that Taylor was wearing in this shot from her new album. Just check out that price tag.  At least she’s getting a lot of use out of it? Worn with: Rag & Bone blouse, Vintage Shoe Company oxfords and Ray Ban sunglasses Also worn: At a café in Nashville via Instagram by designbymar
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designbymar RED photo shoot | October 2012 Cathy Waterman ‘Diamond Love Ring’ - $6930.00 Upon closer inspection, I instantly recognized the ring that Taylor was wearing in this shot from her new album. Just check out that price tag.  At least she’s getting a lot of use out of it? Worn with: Rag & Bone blouse, Vintage Shoe Company oxfords and Ray Ban sunglasses Also worn: At a café in Nashville via Instagram
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DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. 

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. 

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. 

Buy her another cup of coffee. 

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. 

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. 

She has to give it a shot somehow. 

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. 

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. 

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. 

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. 

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. 

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. 

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. 

Or better yet, date a girl who writes. by artsuneel
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artsuneel DATE A GIRL WHO READS by Rosemarie Urquico Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. Buy her another cup of coffee. Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. She has to give it a shot somehow. Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
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A great game to play at the end of February! This great vocabulary game is based on words from our February Word of the Day calendar. It is one of our new Brain Bounce games to help your kids learn what these words mean.  The teacher can break the class into 2 teams and ask questions as a class game.  Kids love it! You can also use these cards in a center or as a Scoot game. We hope you will check out our other Word Of the Day Products.  $  #February#Brain Bounce#Game#Vocabulary#Word of the Day by mavis
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mavis A great game to play at the end of February! This great vocabulary game is based on words from our February Word of the Day calendar. It is one of our new Brain Bounce games to help your kids learn what these words mean. The teacher can break the class into 2 teams and ask questions as a class game. Kids love it! You can also use these cards in a center or as a Scoot game. We hope you will check out our other Word Of the Day Products. $ #February#Brain Bounce#Game#Vocabulary#Word of the Day
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1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body. by Annika.L
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Annika.L 1. Drink one glass of water every hour. It will make you feel full. 2. Drink ice cold water. Your body will burn calories just getting the water to a normal temperature to digest. Also it is great for your complexion. 3. Drink 3 cups of green tea daily. It will help boost your metabolism, plus its anti-oxidants make your skin look great. 4. Take vitamins daily. Do not take vitamins on an empty stomache, otherwise they have nothing to catalyze with. 5. Eat ice or gum when hungry. This will make your body think it had food without the calories. 6. Eat spicy foods. They raise your metabolism. 7. Take cold showers because your body will burn calories to heat you back up. 8. Brush your teeth so you won’t be tempted to eat afterwards. 9. Wear a rubberband around your wrist. Snap it when you want to eat. 10. Use smaller plates and utensils so it seems like you ate more. 11. Chew each bite of food thoroughly and then take a sip of water between bites. You will feel full quicker and will not eat as much. 12. Sleep at least six hours a day. If you get less than six this can lower your metabolism by 15%. 13. If you start to feel hungry do sit ups. 14. Pamper yourself! Give yourself a facial, paint your nails, anything to make you feel pretty. 15. Keep track of everything you eat to manage your weight better. 16. Keep good posture, burns 10% more calories when you sit up straight. 17. Make a list of all the “bad” foods that you crave and tend to binge on. Each day, pick one to take out of your diet that you cannot eat again. Take one off the list each day until there are no more bad foods you can have. 17. Avoid alcohol! A shot of liquor has 100-120 calories, a glass of wine has 80 calories, a lite beer has 110-120 calories, and a regular beer has 140-170 calories. 18. Avoid eating anything bigger than about a cup, your stomach will expand and then you’ll get hungry more. 19. The smell of coffee is thought to supress appetite. 20. Wear applied lip gloss. It makes you more aware of what’s going in your mouth. Also, flavored ones may help with cravings. 21. Have 6 small meals a day. 22. Low calorie hot chocolate curbs chocolate cravings, and makes you feel full. 23. Take a picture of yourself wearing a bathing suit or something equally important to you, look at it before you want to eat. 24. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. 25. Eat lots of fiber. It makes you feel full and takes fat with it out of your body. The natural cleansing helps improve both your energy level and overall feeling of wellness. 26. Before you dig into that cake, bag of chips, candy, or whatever, take a deep breath and count to 100. Usually by the time you get to 100 you will have coninced yourself that you don’t really want it. 27. Celery actually burns calories. Every hour eat a stalk of it. Not only will it fill you up, but it will also get your metabolism kickin’. 28. Read the nutritional information. Remember, fat-free does not mean calorie-free. 29. Keep an eye on fiber content. Get as much fiber into your diet as you can, while cutting fat and calories. 30. Don’t eat a lot at once. Spread your food throughout the day. This will help to avoid binging and keep your metabolism going. 31. Avoid alchohol. 32. Do not eat in front of the computer or TV. This distracts you from recognizing you’re full. 33. Stay away from Slim-fast and other so-called “healthy” candy bars and shakes… one look at the nutition facts will tell you why. Save yourself the money, and the calories. Buy yourself some flowers instead -- they make you happy. 34. When having cravings try drinking a tall, icy glass of water with slices of lemons or oranges -- sometimes what you think is hunger is really thirst. 35. Remember, an occasional binge doesn’t hurt, in fact it’s quite beneficial if you have reached a plateau (stopped losing weight). Just don’t binge too regularly! and finally, 36. Love and respect yourself and your body.
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