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Smoked Tri Tip on a Pellet Grill

Smoked Tri Tip on a Pellet Grill

If you want to smoke a tri tip on your pellet grill then you are in luck because it is pretty easy! A tri tip roast isn’t a huge cut of meat so it hits a great balance between cooking quickly but staying on the pit long enough to pick up some smoke flavor. I go with a basic beef rub, smoke at 250F and do not bother with a Reverse Sear. Prepare the Tri Tip for the Smoker The tri tip comes of the sirloin primal with a small fat cap.  The one that I was working with was...

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Homeschool Nature Journal or Nature Notebook?

Homeschool Nature Journal or Nature Notebook?

Should you have a homeschool nature journal or a nature notebook? What is the difference between the two? I always remind new homeschool nature study families that the journal page is the icing on the cake. The most important part of nature study is the time spent outdoors together with your children. You are successful whether you end up with a page in your journal each week or not. Homeschool Nature Journal or Nature Notebook? I had a really good question from Joy and I thought maybe you might like to hear my response. Here is Joy’s question:First off, I...

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How to Hang Anything on Classroom Cinder Blocks

How to Hang Anything on Classroom Cinder Blocks

Most classroom walls are cinder block walls, and many teachers are having trouble getting their posters to stay up on them. The best tape for cinder blocks would have to be strong, long lasting, and not damaging to the paint. These are the adhesives that can stick to cinder blocks: command strips, Gorilla mounting tape, hot glue, sticky back Velcro strips, and painter's tape. Factors like temperature and humidity can affect how these adhesives will work in your classroom. Generally, you first have to treat the wall by wiping it with alcohol, then let it dry before adding any tape....

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Free Printable : Important Dates List

Free Printable : Important Dates List

If you want to keep track of important dates like birthdays and anniversaries, the Important Dates List is a great resource for you! Use it to jot down special dates or use it to keep track of appointments and other things that you don’t want to forget. Use it to plan out activities, birthdays + anniversaries, to dos, whatever makes sense for your home. Put it on the fridge, on a clipboard, in your Homekeeping Binder or resize it for your planner. I like to see a year on one page like this – I hope it’s helpful for you...

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Waste Is a Design Flaw: Eco-Minded Essentials for the Home Office

Waste Is a Design Flaw: Eco-Minded Essentials for the Home Office

I have a thing for beautiful paper goods: simply bound notebooks, a well laid-out planner, pocket-sized journals. And, going on year three of working from home, my home office could use a bit of a pick-me-up. Enter Wisdom Supply Co., a California-based purveyor of well-designed, appealingly simple notebooks, calendars, planners, pencil cases, and writing instruments. Even better, everything is low-waste, “recyclable, repairable, and reusable.” The company began when founder (and plastic waste activist) Heather Itzla noticed how much waste back-to-school shopping produced each year in the way of plastic binders, spiral-bound notebooks that can’t be recycled, and bound-for-the-landfill pencil cases....

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