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Animation Anecdotes Redux

Animation Anecdotes Redux

Suspended Animation #400 My first Animation Anecdotes column for Cartoon Research was March 15th, 2013 and it ran weekly until the final column of that version appearing February 1, 2019. Having written animation anecdotes columns for several magazines since 1977, I finally got “burnt out” from having to find a variety of unusual little gems each week. However, I never lost my affection for those tiny treasures and so today to celebrate installment #400 of Suspended Animation and to cleanse my palette before I go back to single topic columns, I am briefly returning to that format. No Ads! Lillian...

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Get Organized Before the New Year With the Best Planners

Get Organized Before the New Year With the Best Planners

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Let’s be real: There are few things more satisfying than crossing something off your to-do list. If this brings you as much joy as it brings us, then you’re probably already on the lookout for a planner to kick off the new year. When it comes to staying on top of all your daily tasks, we’d argue that paper is often better than a digital screen. Sticky notes are fine for in-the-moment reminders, and wall calendars are great for keeping tabs on big events...

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Budget Preparation Tips For The New Year

Budget Preparation Tips For The New Year

The budget preparation process should begin at least one month before ringing in the new year. I’ve always been passionate about budgeting and treat it like a job to keep myself accountable. For our family, Mrs. CBB and I set aside a couple of hours at the beginning of December to start our budget preparation process. Although we all use various means to budget, the undertaking is quite similar and one I recommend for everyone. Today, I want to review our budgeting preparation process to ring in the new year. Budget Preparation Tips For The New Year Setting Financial Goals...

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30 Practical Organization Themed Holiday Gifts for An Organized 2023

30 Practical Organization Themed Holiday Gifts for An Organized 2023

The season to find unique and practical gifts for loved ones is upon us. Why not give organization themed holiday gifts this year?  As a Professional Organizer I always cringe a little at this time of year because I know there may be a flood of impractical items entering my home.  The fun side of me loves those moments of joy when opening a funny or thoughtful gift.  But the reality is most gifts are something that we do not need and probably will not use.  That’s why I like to give practical gifts that are useful and have a...

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7 Fun Ways to Build a Circuit

7 Fun Ways to Build a Circuit

In our build a circuit lesson, your children will learn what electricity is, how it flows, and how simple, parallel, and series circuits work. Plus, they’ll make some fun light-up greeting cards.  (Or you can use the templates for something other than greeting cards.) Before starting our build a circuit lesson, request the templates and circuit printables. The sign-up box is below. The templates include Christmas templates, a birthday cupcake, a robot, a police car, and several houses. Use these as greeting cards or display on a bulletin board or refrigerator. Have your child create their own template and just...

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