Simply take a mason jar and throughout the year every time something makes you smile jot it down and put it in the jar. Keep a sticky pad next to the jar. On New Years Eve open the jar and read what youve put into the jar. You will seeas our family hasthat the year really has been a great one. Use this any time the world just knocks you down and you need to smile or a pick me up..you will be surprised at just how well this works. It is my by katee
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katee Simply take a mason jar and throughout the year every time something makes you smile jot it down and put it in the jar. Keep a sticky pad next to the jar. On New Years Eve open the jar and read what youve put into the jar. You will seeas our family hasthat the year really has been a great one. Use this any time the world just knocks you down and you need to smile or a pick me up..you will be surprised at just how well this works. It is my
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I saw an idea like this on Pinterest.. So I decided to make one... Keep a notepad and pen in a jar and everytime something makes you smile, or happy write it down on the note pad and rip it out and fold it up and put it in the jar.. On new years eve, read all of the memories to see what a good year you had. :) by gayle
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gayle I saw an idea like this on Pinterest.. So I decided to make one... Keep a notepad and pen in a jar and everytime something makes you smile, or happy write it down on the note pad and rip it out and fold it up and put it in the jar.. On new years eve, read all of the memories to see what a good year you had. :)
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Memory Jar:  I LOVE this. Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good by sarahx
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sarahx Memory Jar: I LOVE this. Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good
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What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). On Christmas eve, deliver by Ring and Run. Must read the book "The Christmas Jar" it explains how it all started. I LOVE this! by Sandra Sharman
Sandra Sharman
Sandra Sharman What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). On Christmas eve, deliver by Ring and Run. Must read the book "The Christmas Jar" it explains how it all started. I LOVE this!
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Memory Jar: Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff that made the year.  What a great tradition to start! by sarahx
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sarahx Memory Jar: Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff that made the year. What a great tradition to start!
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Memories Jar! Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff by bleu.
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bleu. Memories Jar! Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff
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Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile.  On New Year's Eve, open it up and reread all of the good stuff that made the by Kmille
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Kmille Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open it up and reread all of the good stuff that made the
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What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). Our family does this with two other families every year.  The kids get to choose the recipients.  This brings joy to the receiver and the giver! Must read the book "The Christmas Jar" it explains how it all started. by MyLittleCornerOfTheWorld
MyLittleCornerOfTheWorld
MyLittleCornerOfTheWorld What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). Our family does this with two other families every year. The kids get to choose the recipients. This brings joy to the receiver and the giver! Must read the book "The Christmas Jar" it explains how it all started.
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I really want to do this - Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open it up and reread all of the good stuff that made the year wonderful. by delores
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delores I really want to do this - Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open it up and reread all of the good stuff that made the year wonderful.
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Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile.  On New Year's Eve, open it up and reread all of the good stuff that made the by kasrin.knackebrot
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kasrin.knackebrot Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open it up and reread all of the good stuff that made the
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You put an item in the mystery bag and then have the kids take turns asking questions to try to narrow down the possibilities. It is great to develop deductive reasoning skills. (You could also do this with sticky notes all week and "reveal" it on Friday. Have a separate piece of paper where students place their questions throughout the week. As you have time, move their questions to the "Yes" or "No" side. It will generate excitement all week long.) by tamara
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tamara You put an item in the mystery bag and then have the kids take turns asking questions to try to narrow down the possibilities. It is great to develop deductive reasoning skills. (You could also do this with sticky notes all week and "reveal" it on Friday. Have a separate piece of paper where students place their questions throughout the week. As you have time, move their questions to the "Yes" or "No" side. It will generate excitement all week long.)
random things i love
Orajel for Mosquito Bites- This is a sure fix for mosquito bites. Every time you get bitten by a mosquito, use Orajel or any toothache gel medicine and it works! It stops the itching instantly and will not itch again. It isn't greasy, sticky, or smelly. It's convenient to put right in your pocket. I MUST TRY THIS. by joy4sjs
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joy4sjs Orajel for Mosquito Bites- This is a sure fix for mosquito bites. Every time you get bitten by a mosquito, use Orajel or any toothache gel medicine and it works! It stops the itching instantly and will not itch again. It isn't greasy, sticky, or smelly. It's convenient to put right in your pocket. I MUST TRY THIS.
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Orajel for Mosquito Bites-  This is a sure fix for mosquito bites. Every time you get bitten by a mosquito, use Orajel or any toothache gel medicine and it works! It stops the itching instantly and will not itch again.  It isn't greasy, sticky, or smelly. It's convenient to put right in your pocket. by R&M
R&M
R&M Orajel for Mosquito Bites- This is a sure fix for mosquito bites. Every time you get bitten by a mosquito, use Orajel or any toothache gel medicine and it works! It stops the itching instantly and will not itch again. It isn't greasy, sticky, or smelly. It's convenient to put right in your pocket.
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Stamped 365 file cards with the dates Jan. 1 ~ Dec. 31. at the end of the each day jot on one line what happened that day. Do this every day and your memories will be recorded.  Then next January 1st and for all the days after write what you did on line two. As the years go by you will have a little reminder of what you did "last" year and the years before.   If you keep it going you will have a beautiful memory basket to pass down. by Morphzine
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Morphzine Stamped 365 file cards with the dates Jan. 1 ~ Dec. 31. at the end of the each day jot on one line what happened that day. Do this every day and your memories will be recorded. Then next January 1st and for all the days after write what you did on line two. As the years go by you will have a little reminder of what you did "last" year and the years before. If you keep it going you will have a beautiful memory basket to pass down.
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Love this! Who is willing to give this a try? Easy as this: Jan 1 put 1 penny in a jar Jan 2 put 2 pennies in Jan 3 put 3 pennies in and so on So on Feb 1 (day 32 of the year) you will put 32 cents in the jar. On Dec 31, 2016 you will put 3 dollars and 66 cents in the jar because 2016 is a leap year so there are 366 days this year. by katee
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katee Love this! Who is willing to give this a try? Easy as this: Jan 1 put 1 penny in a jar Jan 2 put 2 pennies in Jan 3 put 3 pennies in and so on So on Feb 1 (day 32 of the year) you will put 32 cents in the jar. On Dec 31, 2016 you will put 3 dollars and 66 cents in the jar because 2016 is a leap year so there are 366 days this year.
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Shit happened? It really drags you down? Ask yourself: Will this matter tomorrow? Next week? Next year? In 5 years? It often helps to put things in perspective and all of a sudden you don't feel so bad about it anymore. by katee
katee
katee Shit happened? It really drags you down? Ask yourself: Will this matter tomorrow? Next week? Next year? In 5 years? It often helps to put things in perspective and all of a sudden you don't feel so bad about it anymore.
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If you hear a knock at your front door and you get up to answer it only to find no one there, open the door wide for a couple of seconds and then close it. This will let a good spirit in. But don’t open it again if there are more knocks. Not even if they continue for the rest of the night. You might just be inviting an evil spirit into your home. And if there are three knocks the first time around, don’t open the door at all! If there is a knock at your back door, it is the devil himself ... by ofelia
ofelia
ofelia If you hear a knock at your front door and you get up to answer it only to find no one there, open the door wide for a couple of seconds and then close it. This will let a good spirit in. But don’t open it again if there are more knocks. Not even if they continue for the rest of the night. You might just be inviting an evil spirit into your home. And if there are three knocks the first time around, don’t open the door at all! If there is a knock at your back door, it is the devil himself ...
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Making Memories in __ Grade. Now this, THIS is a cool idea classroomcollective: Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!) by elsa
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elsa Making Memories in __ Grade. Now this, THIS is a cool idea classroomcollective: Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)
Xmas ideas
Have a Great Year! Happy Birthday Wishes Card: This birthday card shines just like the birthday boy's smile will shine when he receives it. Golden glitter raining down on your message of happiness and another great year of life make for a thrilling gift to receive when he opens his email inbox. Let him know you think he's a special person when you send this birthday card to him. by angelique
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angelique Have a Great Year! Happy Birthday Wishes Card: This birthday card shines just like the birthday boy's smile will shine when he receives it. Golden glitter raining down on your message of happiness and another great year of life make for a thrilling gift to receive when he opens his email inbox. Let him know you think he's a special person when you send this birthday card to him.
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Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!) by elsa
elsa
elsa Making Memories in __ Grade. “Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)
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just pick something and draw it well. works every time. by janet
janet
janet just pick something and draw it well. works every time.
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Just gonna put this right here for any time I need a pick-me-up -- Fresh Prince Will Smith Dances to Shake It Off by katee
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katee Just gonna put this right here for any time I need a pick-me-up -- Fresh Prince Will Smith Dances to Shake It Off
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Restoring teak furniture  What You Need:  Rubber Gloves  Two Brushes  Medium Grit Sandpaper  Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool  TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water  Teak Oil  Polyurethane    Instructions:    Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance.    Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible.    Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores.    Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood.    Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture.    Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood.      MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:  How To Care For Teak Furniture by babyblu3
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babyblu3 Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
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The Lost Wife ~ This book will live with me forever. Though I could not put it down, there were times it was hard to pick it up and continue. The author wove a story around actual events that pulled you in on the first page and did not let you go. Not even at the end. by lorene
lorene
lorene The Lost Wife ~ This book will live with me forever. Though I could not put it down, there were times it was hard to pick it up and continue. The author wove a story around actual events that pulled you in on the first page and did not let you go. Not even at the end.
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For a sore throat - cut up 2 lemons, drop them in a small mason jar and pour raw honey over them until it fills up about 1/3 of the jar. You can immediately see the juice from the lemon being drawn out by the honey and the two swirling together. Let it sit in the fridge, over the next few weeks the lemon will darken and the mixture will thicken. The peels and pulp will break down as well and leave behind a golden, lumpy marmalade that you can scoop into a cup and poor piping hot water over by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi For a sore throat - cut up 2 lemons, drop them in a small mason jar and pour raw honey over them until it fills up about 1/3 of the jar. You can immediately see the juice from the lemon being drawn out by the honey and the two swirling together. Let it sit in the fridge, over the next few weeks the lemon will darken and the mixture will thicken. The peels and pulp will break down as well and leave behind a golden, lumpy marmalade that you can scoop into a cup and poor piping hot water over
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Ugh.  I hear this all the time.  "Smile, you look like you're getting a divorce."  -- "Smile, you look pissed."  --  "Is something wrong?"  On and on and on... by RamonaS
RamonaS
RamonaS Ugh. I hear this all the time. "Smile, you look like you're getting a divorce." -- "Smile, you look pissed." -- "Is something wrong?" On and on and on...
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Each year you teach, students add their fingerprints in a new color! How colorful and beautiful will this be when youve been teaching for a long time! Love this. by tanisha
tanisha
tanisha Each year you teach, students add their fingerprints in a new color! How colorful and beautiful will this be when youve been teaching for a long time! Love this.
Kid Activities
Making Memories in __ Grade. "Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!) by elsa
elsa
elsa Making Memories in __ Grade. "Write down anything you want the class to remember this school year. We will read the papers throughout the last week of school. (Started the first week of school. This jar is jam-packed full and we still have a few more weeks left!)
Xmas ideas
This Spring Mason Jar craft is a great project for you children. My teenage daughter and her friends made this craft and the jars are adorable. Change it out for the holidays and have it around for the whole year. by rebecca2
rebecca2
rebecca2 This Spring Mason Jar craft is a great project for you children. My teenage daughter and her friends made this craft and the jars are adorable. Change it out for the holidays and have it around for the whole year.
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Bob Harper: The Skinny Rules. I've read this and even if you pick up 1 or 2 rules from this book you will loose weight and feel better about yourself!! Of course it's better to follow all the rules but if your having trouble start slow with 1 or 2 and just keep adding a rule every week!!! It works!!! by syd44
syd44
syd44 Bob Harper: The Skinny Rules. I've read this and even if you pick up 1 or 2 rules from this book you will loose weight and feel better about yourself!! Of course it's better to follow all the rules but if your having trouble start slow with 1 or 2 and just keep adding a rule every week!!! It works!!!
Diet
Surprise friends, teachers and neighbors with this simple, gluten free and vegan Mason Jar Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix for the holidays! Calling for just three ingredients, this peppermint-y gift mix will wow its recipients. Combine sugar, cocoa powder and crushed candy canes in a mason jar, and gift the jar with candy canes or a seasonal mug. Simply tie the cocoa's instructions to the jar with a festive ribbon, and this homemade gift is good to go! by rosebud2
rosebud2
rosebud2 Surprise friends, teachers and neighbors with this simple, gluten free and vegan Mason Jar Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix for the holidays! Calling for just three ingredients, this peppermint-y gift mix will wow its recipients. Combine sugar, cocoa powder and crushed candy canes in a mason jar, and gift the jar with candy canes or a seasonal mug. Simply tie the cocoa's instructions to the jar with a festive ribbon, and this homemade gift is good to go!
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