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How Mrs. Parker’s Charm School Began

How Mrs. Parker’s Charm School Began

Photo: Kymberli Parker “You can just feel the respect emanating from her.” That’s how my husband describes my former employer and now friend for life, Mrs. Kymberli Parker. She always has a “sir,” “ma’am,” “please,” and “thank you,” rolling off her tongue. She holds the door for you, then offers you her spot in line. “My pleasure,” she says when you thank her. For Mrs. Parker, it’s all about kindness. Case in point: she made friends with someone who she got into an accident with in traffic. That’s not usually a scenario that ends amicably. In my humble opinion, that’s...

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What to Serve with German Potato Pancakes?

What to Serve with German Potato Pancakes?

German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) are savory grated or mashed potatoes. Using grated potatoes and just a few basic ingredients, you can fry up this delicious and inexpensive dish in minutes.These gluten free potato pancakes are perfectly fast addition to any dinner meal.Click to get the easy and original recipe… How to Make Delicious Kartoffelpuffer (German Grated Potato Pancakes)?What Food and Sauce goes Good with Potato Pancakes?1) Applesauce2) Horseradish Sauce. This sauce is creamy and smooth.3) Sour cream4) Sauerkraut5) Roasted Beets 6) Sautéed Brussels sproutsAre Potato Pancakes the Same as Hash Browns?Potato pancakes or kartoffelpuffer are held together, usually with egg, sometimes...

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My 6/3 Publix Trip – $81.66 for $33.85 or 59% Off

My 6/3 Publix Trip – $81.66 for $33.85 or 59% Off

If I’d had more Purex coupons I would have bought a few more bottles of laundry detergent because our stockpile is getting low, now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t just get a couple more anyway. I am happy to have stocked up on the kids favorite Tampico Punch and about the great deal on butter and olive oil! This week at Publix I bought $81.66 worth of groceries for $33.85, or 59% off after coupons. Here are the deals: Sargento Shredded Cheese, 5 to 8 oz, BOGO $4.49 or $2.25 each Challenge Sweet Cream Butter, 4 Sticks, 16 oz,...

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Irv Spence’s “Rugged Rangers”

Irv Spence’s “Rugged Rangers”

Here is an inside look on the latest production from Frontier Films, Rugged Rangers! After animator Irv Spence finished his gangster spoof Rats in Spats, he had plans to shoot another film patterned after the 1940 Spencer Tracy vehicle Northwest Passage with many staffers from MGM’s animation department involved. In the King Vidor film, a band of colonial rangers set out on a journey to the Pacific Ocean, as they encounter and battle with Indians along the way. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, which saw many artists drafted for military service, interrupted progress on Spence’s film. In...

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How I write Kindergarten Report Cards (Communication of Learning)

How I write Kindergarten Report Cards (Communication of Learning)

It's that time of year....report cards!The Full Day Kindergarten program in Ontario refers to them as "Communication of Learning", and reflect the child’s learning and growth in relation to the overall expectations in each of the four frames.They can be very overwhelming and confusing, but if you have some basic tools in front of you, I promise life becomes easier!SO HOW DO I GET STARTED WRITING THEM?I like to lay out all of the materials that will help me:  my Kindergarten Guide (full of report card comments and more!), each student's portfolio, inquiry binder/notes, anecdotal notes (I carry a binder...

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