BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! One sheet is 15.00 and has enough sheilds to do 2 or 3 sets of nails. They last 2-3 weeks on fingers and 4-6 on toes! by lucinda
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lucinda BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! One sheet is 15.00 and has enough sheilds to do 2 or 3 sets of nails. They last 2-3 weeks on fingers and 4-6 on toes!
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Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chicken Parmesan with a gluten free option - I've blogged 1300 recipes over the years but this is still my kid's favorite meal. They couldn't care less about my latest brilliant dinner recipe idea, they get most excited by their tried and true favorites and this one has to be on the menu at least every couple of weeks or else! Easily adapted for our gluten free friends too. by kasey
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kasey Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chicken Parmesan with a gluten free option - I've blogged 1300 recipes over the years but this is still my kid's favorite meal. They couldn't care less about my latest brilliant dinner recipe idea, they get most excited by their tried and true favorites and this one has to be on the menu at least every couple of weeks or else! Easily adapted for our gluten free friends too.
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How to get white nails after so much nail polish -- make a paste using 1 tbsp peroxide and 2 1/4 tbsp baking soda. Let this paste sit on your nails for 5 minutes and voila! White nails! REMEMBER THIS AFTER USING Dark NAIL POLISH! - Where was this pin when I took off red nail polish? My toes looked like they were bleeding!- check out the finger toes.. Lol by pkorina
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pkorina How to get white nails after so much nail polish -- make a paste using 1 tbsp peroxide and 2 1/4 tbsp baking soda. Let this paste sit on your nails for 5 minutes and voila! White nails! REMEMBER THIS AFTER USING Dark NAIL POLISH! - Where was this pin when I took off red nail polish? My toes looked like they were bleeding!- check out the finger toes.. Lol
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How To Dip Dye Your Hair With Kool-Aid - Find unsweetened packets (better so your hair isn't sticky). For every packet you use add one cup of water and boil it in a saucepan. Once boiling, pour the mixture into a heat proof cup or bowl. Dip the hair you want to streak or dip dye into the cup and leave it in there for five minutes (yes head over a bowl is annoying). When you remove it hold paper towel on the hair until it is dry enough that it doesn't drip. That's it! Should last 2-6 weeks! by leslie
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leslie How To Dip Dye Your Hair With Kool-Aid - Find unsweetened packets (better so your hair isn't sticky). For every packet you use add one cup of water and boil it in a saucepan. Once boiling, pour the mixture into a heat proof cup or bowl. Dip the hair you want to streak or dip dye into the cup and leave it in there for five minutes (yes head over a bowl is annoying). When you remove it hold paper towel on the hair until it is dry enough that it doesn't drip. That's it! Should last 2-6 weeks!
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The 13-Minute Fat Melt  Start with move 1; rest 30 seconds. Do move 1 again, then add move 2; rest. Next, do moves 1, 2 and 3; rest. See a pattern? Stack to move 6 and youre done. Moves get progressively harder, so the last one is supposed to be tough by graciela
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graciela The 13-Minute Fat Melt Start with move 1; rest 30 seconds. Do move 1 again, then add move 2; rest. Next, do moves 1, 2 and 3; rest. See a pattern? Stack to move 6 and youre done. Moves get progressively harder, so the last one is supposed to be tough
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Was fortunate enough to attend one last year and one this year.  I hope they do more! by kelseyinfo
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kelseyinfo Was fortunate enough to attend one last year and one this year. I hope they do more!
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measure your hair see how long it is! if you want your hair to grow longer i have some great easy tips for you! tips~ 1. try to avoid heat 2.dont wash your hair everyday wash it about 2-3 times a week 3. get a trim every 5 weeks or every 2 months to eliminate split ends 4. don't put a lot of products in your hair 5. use a minimal amount of shampoo and conditioner 6.dont brush your hair when it is wet that is when your hair is the most fragile and don't towel dry it or put ur hair in a towel. by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 measure your hair see how long it is! if you want your hair to grow longer i have some great easy tips for you! tips~ 1. try to avoid heat 2.dont wash your hair everyday wash it about 2-3 times a week 3. get a trim every 5 weeks or every 2 months to eliminate split ends 4. don't put a lot of products in your hair 5. use a minimal amount of shampoo and conditioner 6.dont brush your hair when it is wet that is when your hair is the most fragile and don't towel dry it or put ur hair in a towel.
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It takes 3 weeks to get in shape and 2 weeks to get out of shape. Not every day has to be a 10K. Go play with your dog for an hour or go on a run with your dog. by jessie
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jessie It takes 3 weeks to get in shape and 2 weeks to get out of shape. Not every day has to be a 10K. Go play with your dog for an hour or go on a run with your dog.
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1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful. Remember that before you get me.    2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.     3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well  being.    4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock  me up as punishment.    5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.    6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understands your words,  I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.    7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.    8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.    9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out to   long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.    10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: "I cannot bear to   watch" or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything  is easier for me if you are there, even my death.   Remember that I love you. by sharron
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sharron 1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful. Remember that before you get me. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being. 4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment. 5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you. 6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. 7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget. 8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you. 9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out to long, or my heart is getting to old and weak. 10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: "I cannot bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death. Remember that I love you.
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Perfect Lemon Cupcakes    Cake:  1 package lemon cake mix  1 cup sour cream  3/4 cup water  3/4 cup oil  4 eggs  1 small package lemon instant pudding     Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix with electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes. Use a strong mixer, this batter is thick. For cupcakes, bake them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (I was able to get 24 very full cupcakes from the recipe). For regular cake, pour into a greased 9×11 pan or two round pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Don’t over bake or the cake will be too dry! The toothpick test works to check to see if they’re done.  The original recipe said that the cupcakes will fall after they come out of the oven, but this is normal and to just fill up the indentation with more frosting. I didn’t have this problem at all!     Lemon Buttercream Frosting:  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, very soft  6-8 cups powdered sugar  1/2 cup fresh lemon juice  1 teaspoon grated lemon zest     Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of sugar, then the juice and the zest. Beat until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, until icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency (I added 6 cups total). Use and store at room temperature. (Don’t refrigerate and it will last in a covered container for about three days.)     Garnish with berries, if desired right before serving. by paolitas
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paolitas Perfect Lemon Cupcakes Cake: 1 package lemon cake mix 1 cup sour cream 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup oil 4 eggs 1 small package lemon instant pudding Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix with electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes. Use a strong mixer, this batter is thick. For cupcakes, bake them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (I was able to get 24 very full cupcakes from the recipe). For regular cake, pour into a greased 9×11 pan or two round pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Don’t over bake or the cake will be too dry! The toothpick test works to check to see if they’re done. The original recipe said that the cupcakes will fall after they come out of the oven, but this is normal and to just fill up the indentation with more frosting. I didn’t have this problem at all! Lemon Buttercream Frosting: 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, very soft 6-8 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of sugar, then the juice and the zest. Beat until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, until icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency (I added 6 cups total). Use and store at room temperature. (Don’t refrigerate and it will last in a covered container for about three days.) Garnish with berries, if desired right before serving.
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Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done :) by Coral Hulda
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Coral Hulda Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done :)
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Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done :) by canday
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canday Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done :)
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Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done! by pkorina
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pkorina Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done!
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Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done! by pamela
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pamela Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done!
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Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done :) by pamela
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pamela Only 6 rules: 1) Ask for my parents blessing. 2) Make it a complete surprise. 3) Use my full name 4) Get down on one knee. 5.) Have somebody catch it on camera. 6) make sure my nails are done :)
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Snickerdoodle Muffins  2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/4 cup sour cream 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour  1/2 cup sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling*  1.Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.  2.In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and nutmeg.  3.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally.  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar. Place muffin into muffin tin. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350F oven or until they are golden brown.  *The original recipe calls for 1 cup sugar and 2 tbsp cinnamon, but this was way way too much for me. I ended up dumping maybe more than half of it. by Liya Banks
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Liya Banks Snickerdoodle Muffins 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/4 cup sour cream 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling* 1.Cream the butter and sugar until soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until each is incorporated. 2.In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and nutmeg. 3.Add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in the additions. Start with the flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally. 4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out muffin batter one at a time and drop into a shallow bowl filled with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin around in the mixture until it is covered completely in cinnamon sugar. Place muffin into muffin tin. Depending on the size of your tins, you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake them for approx. 20-22 minutes in a 350F oven or until they are golden brown. *The original recipe calls for 1 cup sugar and 2 tbsp cinnamon, but this was way way too much for me. I ended up dumping maybe more than half of it.
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Fun stuff!! Minute to win it Valentine party Here’s what they have to do, in 60 seconds or less: 1. Bite the ends off the Red Vine 2. Open the Pixy Stix and dump the powder into the circle 3. Use their Red Vine straw to blow the powder out of the circle 4. Open the Hershey’s Kiss with one hand and eat it 5. Arrange their M in the circles AND … 6. Complete the “M Math” problem! - by ammieiscool
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ammieiscool Fun stuff!! Minute to win it Valentine party Here’s what they have to do, in 60 seconds or less: 1. Bite the ends off the Red Vine 2. Open the Pixy Stix and dump the powder into the circle 3. Use their Red Vine straw to blow the powder out of the circle 4. Open the Hershey’s Kiss with one hand and eat it 5. Arrange their M in the circles AND … 6. Complete the “M Math” problem! -
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1. Are linens included?  2. Do they have bartenders on staff/outsource?  3. Do they order the alcohol?  4. Is gratuity included/do you tip staff on the day of?  5. Is food prepared on-site/off-site & stored in “hot boxes?”  6. How many of their staff will be serving?  7. Do they charge for vendor meals?   8. Will their staff set-up tables, chairs, linens? Or additional fee?  9. Does their staff set favors & other decor? Or additional fee?  10. Do they provide glassware, flatware & china? by phyllis
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phyllis 1. Are linens included? 2. Do they have bartenders on staff/outsource? 3. Do they order the alcohol? 4. Is gratuity included/do you tip staff on the day of? 5. Is food prepared on-site/off-site & stored in “hot boxes?” 6. How many of their staff will be serving? 7. Do they charge for vendor meals? 8. Will their staff set-up tables, chairs, linens? Or additional fee? 9. Does their staff set favors & other decor? Or additional fee? 10. Do they provide glassware, flatware & china?
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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Tweet  I’ve done a ton of slow cooker chicken recipes–a ton!  And this remains one of my favorites.  It’s fast to get in the crockpot, has easy ingredients and tastes great.  Serve with a salad or broccoli and you have a meal! Makes 4 servings 6 bone-in chicken thighs 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup [...] by kathie
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kathie Tweet  I’ve done a ton of slow cooker chicken recipes–a ton!  And this remains one of my favorites.  It’s fast to get in the crockpot, has easy ingredients and tastes great.  Serve with a salad or broccoli and you have a meal! Makes 4 servings 6 bone-in chicken thighs 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup [...]
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40 tips on how to grow your #smallbusiness or #freelance career, and what to do when business is slow. 1. Send handwritten notecards to clients. (They will love you!) 2. Schedule one tweet per month for a year (in Buffer or Hootsuite) for each blog post or free resource on your site. ...+ many more tips! by L33suh
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L33suh 40 tips on how to grow your #smallbusiness or #freelance career, and what to do when business is slow. 1. Send handwritten notecards to clients. (They will love you!) 2. Schedule one tweet per month for a year (in Buffer or Hootsuite) for each blog post or free resource on your site. ...+ many more tips!
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Directions: 1. Blow up 10 balloons. 2. Number them from 1 to 10. 3. Hide the balloons throughout the house- upstairs and downstairs. 4. Have your children work as a team to find the balloons in order. 5. If they find number 9, they aren't allowed to get that balloon. They must start at 1, then 2, and so on. 6. Sit back and watch the fun! (Might be fun to stick notes or treasures in the balloons, Pop to find) by tanisha
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tanisha Directions: 1. Blow up 10 balloons. 2. Number them from 1 to 10. 3. Hide the balloons throughout the house- upstairs and downstairs. 4. Have your children work as a team to find the balloons in order. 5. If they find number 9, they aren't allowed to get that balloon. They must start at 1, then 2, and so on. 6. Sit back and watch the fun! (Might be fun to stick notes or treasures in the balloons, Pop to find)
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The Foot-wide moth of the Himalayas: the world’s largest moth, known as Attacus or Atlas, as it serenely sits on a road in north-east India.    It has an astonishing 25cm or one foot wingspan.  The moths, which do not have fully-formed mouths and survive off fat they built up as caterpillars, only live for a maximum of two weeks. (God created such beauty that lives only 2 weeks) by tania
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tania The Foot-wide moth of the Himalayas: the world’s largest moth, known as Attacus or Atlas, as it serenely sits on a road in north-east India. It has an astonishing 25cm or one foot wingspan. The moths, which do not have fully-formed mouths and survive off fat they built up as caterpillars, only live for a maximum of two weeks. (God created such beauty that lives only 2 weeks)
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This cute as can be Number Bonds math center is ready to go! It includes 72 center cards, 16 blank cards, 4 sets of number manipulatives, and a student accountability sheet. Easy to prepare and get in your center tomorrow! Students practice creating number bonds while deepening their understanding of number relationships. The center accountability sheet is a place for them to record the number bonds they created and has an area for them to draw by nichole
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nichole This cute as can be Number Bonds math center is ready to go! It includes 72 center cards, 16 blank cards, 4 sets of number manipulatives, and a student accountability sheet. Easy to prepare and get in your center tomorrow! Students practice creating number bonds while deepening their understanding of number relationships. The center accountability sheet is a place for them to record the number bonds they created and has an area for them to draw
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cheesey crockpot meatloaf   1 1/2 pounds ground beef  1 cup cracker crumbs or bread crumbs  1/3 cup ketchup  2 eggs  1 teaspoon onion powder  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 teaspoon black pepper  2 c shredded mozzarella Cheese  Put in crockpot and Cook on High for 4 to 5 hours (or low 7 to 8 hours.) or oven at 350 degrees for one hour.  This is put together differently--rolled!  Interesting! by lucinda
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lucinda cheesey crockpot meatloaf 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 cup cracker crumbs or bread crumbs 1/3 cup ketchup 2 eggs 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 c shredded mozzarella Cheese Put in crockpot and Cook on High for 4 to 5 hours (or low 7 to 8 hours.) or oven at 350 degrees for one hour. This is put together differently--rolled! Interesting!
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1. Put on nail polish and let dry. 2. Dip fingernail in alcohol (basically any will do, vodka is suggested). 3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired. by melva
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melva 1. Put on nail polish and let dry. 2. Dip fingernail in alcohol (basically any will do, vodka is suggested). 3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired.
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I'm doing it. Tomorrow. 1. Put on nail polish and let dry.  2. Dip fingernail in alcohol-basically any will do, vodka is suggested.  3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail.  4.  Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired. by PiaD
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PiaD I'm doing it. Tomorrow. 1. Put on nail polish and let dry. 2. Dip fingernail in alcohol-basically any will do, vodka is suggested. 3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired.
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Essential oil Oregano to remove skin tags, Putting the oil on the skin tags with a Q-tip because this oil burns and it can cause the surrounding area/skin to burn and become inflamed. There will be some burning & inflamation, sometimes intense. Do 3 or 4 at a time, max. Within 2 weeks, maybe much less, they will turn dark and fall off. by bleu.
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bleu. Essential oil Oregano to remove skin tags, Putting the oil on the skin tags with a Q-tip because this oil burns and it can cause the surrounding area/skin to burn and become inflamed. There will be some burning & inflamation, sometimes intense. Do 3 or 4 at a time, max. Within 2 weeks, maybe much less, they will turn dark and fall off.
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From website: Every second Friday or so, I take the last 30-60 minutes of the day to have "Ketchup and Pickle Time". Underneath the ketchup card I write down the names of students who have work to "catch up" on. If they have more than one piece to do, I might write a number beside their name. If a student has no work to complete, they become a pickle and can "pick something quiet to do" (drawing, card games, reading, etc.) by vanessa
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vanessa From website: Every second Friday or so, I take the last 30-60 minutes of the day to have "Ketchup and Pickle Time". Underneath the ketchup card I write down the names of students who have work to "catch up" on. If they have more than one piece to do, I might write a number beside their name. If a student has no work to complete, they become a pickle and can "pick something quiet to do" (drawing, card games, reading, etc.)
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